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  • Minuteman Civil Defense Corps co-founder Chris Simcox found guilty of child molestation

    06/08/2016 2:09:55 PM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 27 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 8, 2016 | Victor Morton
    One of the founders of the “Minuteman” border-protection movement, was found guilty Wednesday of multiple child sex-abuse charges and could be headed to prison for life. Chris Simcox was convicted on two counts of child molestation and one count of furnishing obscene material to a minor......"
  • Minuteman border watch co-founder jailed on child sex charges

    06/20/2013 8:25:43 AM PDT · by LonelyCon · 101 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 06/20/2013 | Jerry Seper
    Chris Simcox, who founded a border-watch group known as the Minutemen to look for illegal immigrants coming into Arizona from Mexico, has been arrested in Phoenix on suspicion of having sexual contact with three girls under the age of 10, police said. Mr. Simcox, 52, was arrested Wednesday and booked into the Maricopa County Jail on suspicion of two counts of molestation of a child, two counts of sexual conduct with a minor and one count of attempted molestation of a child, according to reports. Police said Mr. Simcox has denied the allegations.
  • Volunteer force of Mexico border watchers disbands

    03/30/2010 7:15:15 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies · 1,207+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | March 30, 2010 | Ben Conery and Jerry Seper
    The Minuteman Civil Defense Corps, which posted hundreds of civilian volunteers along the U.S.-Mexico border over the past five years, has disbanded, citing what it called "rising aggression" in the country and decisions by lawmakers in Washington who have "pushed amnesty down our throats." "The mental attitude of many Americans is turning meaner … and we are concerned that this could cause problems," MCDC President Carmen Mercer told The Washington Times on Monday. "You see aggression surfacing even at the tea party marches. We just did not want to deal with the liability anymore. "We have to protect the ranchers...
  • Reply from the $100,000. fence-donor to Chris Simcox

    11/08/2009 4:42:37 AM PST · by Jim Campbell · 13 replies · 2,832+ views
    November 8, 2009 | Jim Campbell
    Draft Indictment naming those individuals who participated in the MCDC Fence Project (Originally submitted November 23, 2008, and thereafter amended October 25, 2009) **************************************************************************************************** The following draft indictment is based solely on prosecution under: CHAPTER TWO - Offense Conduct, Part B- Basic Economic Offenses, §2B1.1. Fraud & Deceit and/or 18 U.S.C. § 1341 for fraud involving the deprivation of the intangible right of honest services. All of the necessary elements are included. Many of these elements were included in my Arizona state court civil complaint which I drafted and filed pro se back in May, 2007. If I were able...
  • Hypocrites, Liars and Charlatans: Is the minuteman movement doomed? (Is Chris Simcox ready?)

    04/21/2009 11:47:48 PM PDT · by Fichori · 14 replies · 707+ views
    Minuteman Project ^ | Unknown | Jack Sharpe
    <snip> Chris Simcox is the president of one of the largest Minuteman Project spin-off groups, the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps (MCDC). Chris and MCDC split away from Jim Gilchrist's Minuteman Project over two years ago to become a "project" of Declaration Alliance. Chris hired a slick Washington Consulting company (Diener and Associates) to handle MCDC's finances and raise money for the organization.Before Simcox knew it was happening, he had lost control of his organization to a DC beltway insider's coalition. They took control of MCDC's parent corporation after Simcox was convicted of a weapons violation on Federal land. For the...
  • "Anti-immigrant rally fizzles as DNC opens" [RightMarch/Bob Barr; what they should have done]

    08/25/2008 5:40:36 PM PDT · by lonewacko_dot_com · 11 replies · 334+ views
    AP/Vail Daily ^ | 8/25/08 | Kristen Wyatt
    Remember the hot immigration debate? The topic won't be headlining either presidential convention this year — and the border security issue barely drew a crowd Monday to a daylong anti-illegal immigration rally in Denver aimed at keeping immigration before politicians this fall. A rally by the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps featuring Libertarian presidential candidate Bob Barr drew just a few dozen people...
  • MASSIVE Anti-Illegal Immigration Rally at the Democrat Convention! August 25th!

    08/22/2008 10:20:55 AM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 19 replies · 292+ views
    MASSIVE Anti-Illegal Immigration Rally at the Democrat Convention! August 25th! We've got some BIG NEWS for you -- the all-star lineup of speakers at the Rally Against Illegal Immigration just got even BETTER! We've just confirmed that Ambassador Alan Keyes, Congressman Bob Barr, and Reverend Chuck Baldwin -- all of them running for U.S. President -- PLUS anti-amnesty hero Rep. Tom Tancredo, will ALL be speaking at the day-long rally, right near the Democratic National Convention! You DO NOT want to miss this event!!!
  • Minuteman group grows amid illegal immigration fight

    11/01/2007 12:12:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies · 364+ views
    Reuters ^ | November 1, 2007 | Carey Gillam
    Retired Kansas policeman Ed Hayes lives a quiet life with his wife and pet poodles in a spacious suburban home near Kansas City, far from the main front line over illegal immigration along the U.S. border with Mexico. But over the last 18 months the 66-year-old grandfather has been drawn into the battle nonetheless, becoming active on a second front. He has joined many individuals, who, with state and municipal leaders, have given up waiting for federal action and are working to control illegal immigration themselves. The issue has become a priority not only for activists like Hayes but also...
  • The Real Mrs. Semler (Minuteman Lady in Kansas City)

    10/21/2007 8:22:17 AM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 2 replies · 118+ views
    The Pitch ^ | October 11, 2007 | Carolyn Szczepanski
    A few months ago, mostly just gardeners and Minutemen knew the woman who’s been at the center of Kansas City’s biggest controversy. ....Funkhouser's appointment alienated the Hispanic community and many allied organizations that call the Minutemen a vigilante group....[snip] [snip]..Semler acknowledges that she wasn't exactly forthright with Funkhouser when, before he appointed her to the parks board, he asked whether she was a member of other organizations. She says she thought Funkhouser was interested in groups like the Clay County Rose Society and the neighborhood association, where she held a leadership position. Her membership in the Minutemen, she says, just...
  • While NAACP, La Raza threaten to pull conventions, Minutemen plan one

    09/15/2007 8:32:45 PM PDT · by peggybac · 35 replies · 766+ views
    KSHB ^ | 9/14/07
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Two civil rights organizations have threatened to pull their national conventions from Kansas City because a woman who is a member of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps was appointed to the city's parks board. But now, stepping into that convention breach is the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps itself, which has announced plans to hold a convention in Kansas City in December. The National Council of La Raza, the nation's largest Hispanic advocacy group, and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People have said they are considering canceling conventions in Kansas City because of...
  • Minutemen plan first-ever national convention in Kansas City

    09/14/2007 10:16:22 PM PDT · by Huntress · 5 replies · 1,152+ views
    Kansas City Star ^ | 9/14/07 | DEANN SMITH and RICK ALM
    Kansas City has landed a new convention — but it’s one that some leaders don’t want. Several city officials were angered Friday by the announcement that the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps will hold its first-ever national convention in Kansas City to support a member embroiled in controversy. The two-day event is scheduled for early December and expected to attract about 300 people. “I am concerned our city is looking like the hotbed of right-wing vigilante groups, and that’s not how I want Kansas City to be portrayed,” Councilwoman Jan Marcason said. Correcting such misconceptions is part of the purpose of...
  • Time Proves Unkind To Minuteman Movement

    07/25/2007 10:39:12 AM PDT · by Incorrigible · 7 replies · 848+ views
    Newhouse News ^ | 7/23/2007 | Esmeralda Bermudez
    Time Proves Unkind To Minuteman MovementBy ESMERALDA BERMUDEZ   Anti-immigration activist Mike Forest waves signs at passing traffic while monitoring a day labor site in Cornelius, Ore., before he was tossed out of the Minuteman organization. (Photo by Olivia Bucks)     [Portland, OR] -- Packaged as a patriotic crusade in 2005 to safeguard the United States' borders and pressure legislators to bear down on illegal immigration, the Minuteman movement saw chapters spring up in nearly every state.The message was clear, and it spread quickly: If you are here illegally, you don't deserve what America has to offer.Abruptly in May,...
  • Ex-Minuteman leaders form new border group [Patriots' Border Alliance]

    07/06/2007 5:18:58 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 13 replies · 481+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | July 6, 2007 | Jerry Seper
    Several former Minuteman leaders, angry over the organization's failure to account for hundreds of thousands, perhaps millions, of dollars in donations, have formed their own border-vigil operation. The Patriots' Border Alliance, led by Minuteman Civil Defense Corps leaders fired in May for raising questions about the group's finances, says it will carry on the mission of fighting illegal entry into the U.S. with volunteers who have "chosen to stand down" from MCDC. In a letter to Minuteman volunteers, former MCDC Deputy Executive Director Bob Wright said none of those terminated by MCDC President Chris Simcox "ever had their dedication questioned...
  • Minuteman donor demands refund (Simcox)

    05/31/2007 6:50:57 PM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 32 replies · 821+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | May 31, 2007 | Jerry Seper
    An Arizona man who donated $100,000 to help the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps build a fence along the U.S.-Mexico border wants his money back. James Campbell, a retired home builder who took out a $120,000 loan on his house to help build one mile of "Israel-style" fencing on private border land, is suing MCDC and its president, Chris Simcox, for fraud and breach of contract -- saying there has been no work on the double-security fence he was promised. The lawsuit was filed last week in Maricopa County Superior Court in Phoenix. Mr. Campbell, an Air Force veteran, said he...
  • Minuteman meltdown, Simcox under fire

    05/31/2007 6:55:54 AM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 13 replies · 635+ views
    Sonora News ^ | 5-31-07 | Linda Bentley
    SCOTTSDALE – With Congress on the brink of passing the biggest amnesty bill ever along with HR 1999, which would allocate $5 million in 2008 and $10 million per year thereafter to the National Council of La Raza to help promote their racist agenda, could things get any worse? They can if you´re Chris Simcox, president and founder of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps (MCDC).     MCDC state directors and national leaders tried to meet with Simcox to address issues and concerns they claimed remained unresolved.     In a letter to Simcox, dated May 8, Bob Wright, New Mexico State Director, and...
  • Man sues Minutemen over fence (Simcox sued by Donor)

    05/30/2007 12:02:01 PM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 47 replies · 1,253+ views
    Herald/Review ^ | May 30, 2007 | Jonathan Clark
    BISBEE — A man who mortgaged his home in order to help the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps build border fencing on private land in Cochise County is suing the group and its president, Chris Simcox, for fraud and breach of contract. In a complaint filed May 22 in Maricopa County Superior Court, Jim Campbell, a retired homebuilder and Air Force veteran from Fountain Hills, accused Simcox and the MCDC of falsely promising to build a multi-layered Israeli-style security barrier on the Palominas ranch of John and Jack Ladd. Campbell alleges that, after hearing the MCDC publicize the plan in April...
  • Minuteman chief purges ranks (Simcox-Minuteman)

    05/24/2007 2:08:58 PM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 33 replies · 751+ views
    Washington Times ^ | May 24, 2007 | Jerry Seper
    The top leaders of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps have been terminated by the group's president, Chris Simcox, for requesting a meeting to discuss a lack of financial accountability by the organization's leadership. The purge was ordered by Mr. Simcox, who came under fire last year over questions about how much money the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps (MCDC) had raised and where it had gone, and included several top lieutenants, most of whom have been with the organization since its April 2005 founding......[snip][snip].. The committee also asked for a "full explanation" of the relationship between MCDC and other groups, including...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Dissenting officials kicked out of Minuteman Civil Defense Corps

    05/23/2007 4:21:11 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 22 replies · 1,175+ views
    Herald/Review ^ | May 23, 2007 | Jonathan Clark
    BISBEE — At least two state-level officers of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps have been expelled from the civilian border-watch group after raising questions about its executive leadership, particularly that of MCDC President Chris Simcox. According to internal documents that surfaced on the Internet this week, 18 state MCDC leaders sent a memo on May 8 to Simcox, Vice President Carmen Mercer and Executive Director Al Garza asking them to attend a meeting in Phoenix to address perceived problems, including a lack of financial accountability and Simcox’s leadership style. In a memo dated May 14, Simcox responded by denouncing the...
  • Minuteman Civil Defense Corps to Hold the First Meeting of New Los Angeles Chapter

    05/20/2007 1:30:08 AM PDT · by Blue Collar Republican · 11 replies · 597+ views
    Minuteman Civil Defense Corps ^ | May 18, 2007 | Tony Dolz
    Minuteman Civil Defense Corps to Hold the First Meeting of New Chapter Meeting Day, Time and Location Johnnie's NY Pizza 1444 3rd Street Promenade Santa Monica, California Monday, May 21st - 7:00 PM (punctual) Bring your MCDC membership card (IMPORTANT) Membership Applications Available at the Meeting Free Parking at the GALLERIA corner of Broadway and 3 rd Street Promenade (This corner is about 50 steps from the restaurant location on 3 rd Street Promenade)
  • Minuteman Chris Simcox addresses immigration issue[University of Cincinnati]

    05/14/2007 1:32:51 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 5 replies · 495+ views
    The News Record ^ | 5/14/07 | Liz Gnau
    Chris Simcox, president of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps, came to Tangeman University Center Cinema Thursday to address the issue of illegal immigration. The defense corps is a civil group that guards the US borders. The University of Cincinnati was the final stop on Simcox's 10-university tour this spring. Erin Shearer, chairwoman of the College Republicans, invited him to speak. The problem of illegal immigration is not just a conservative or republican issue, it is one that affects the entire community, Shearer said. Simcox, a former California educator, started his organization following a trip to the Mexican-American border a week...
  • Minuteman co-founder criticizes both sides in leadership struggle (Simcox)

    04/23/2007 8:43:09 AM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 2 replies · 415+ views
    OCRegister ^ | April 23, 2007 | MARTIN WISCKOL
    Anti-illegal immigration activist Chris Simcox split from Jim Gilchrist last year, and favors neither side in Gilchrist's current lawsuit. Jim Gilchrist goes back to court Wednesday, this time hoping to convince Judge Randell Wilkinson not to place his Minuteman Project Inc. into an independent receivership while control of the group is litigated. This tussle with former allies isn't the first of Gilchrist's internal conflicts in the battle against illegal immigration. While Gilchrist was running a border-watch operation with Minuteman co-founder Chris Simcox in April 2005, the two had a falling out. Simcox went on to form his own group. Last...
  • Police, protesters clash at UTSA [over Chris Simcox speech]

    04/12/2007 8:08:51 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 31 replies · 1,290+ views
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | 04/12/2007 | Melissa Ludwig
    A simmering illegal-immigration debate at the University of Texas at San Antonio— where 45 percent of students are Hispanic — erupted into a heated protest Wednesday during an outdoor speech by Chris Simcox, founder of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps, a group of volunteers who patrol the Mexican border to stop immigrants from entering the country illegally. UTSA's chapter of the Young Conservatives of Texas invited Simcox to speak to draw attention to the lack of security on the border, said Laura Morales, the group's executive director. Liberal groups descended on the Simcox talk, booing and chanting "Racist, fascist go...
  • Minuteman draws protesters' ire[UT Austin, Texas]

    04/11/2007 2:48:42 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 17 replies · 621+ views
    The Daily Texan ^ | 4/11/07 | Lindsey Mullikin
    Demonstration disrupts speech by controversial group's founder Police escorted five protesters outside during a Tuesday evening speech by Chris Simcox, founder of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps, arresting one and detaining another, said University spokeswoman Rhonda Weldon. The Young Conservatives of Texas hosted Simcox, who spoke at the Geology Building. Constant chants and heckling from demonstrators hindered Simcox's speech, resulting in the police's intervention. Weldon said one individual was arrested with a criminal trespassing charge, and another was detained briefly for "interfering with a police officer." The Minuteman Corps, which consists of citizen volunteers, aids in the discovery of illegal...
  • The Minutemen Are Back [South Texas]

    04/02/2007 4:42:35 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 5 replies · 418+ views
    KGBT4 ^ | April 2, 2007 | Anabel Marquez
    Sunday was a big day for the minutemen civil defense corps. Several men and women from different states arrived in the Valley to fight illegal immigration. They say they have $25 thousand dollars worth of equipment and hundreds of volunteers lined up. "We have thermal and night vision scopes and supplies given to us by national headquarters in Arizona. We will use those at night. During the day we'll use our eyes and ears and binoculars," said group leader Clark Kirby But why is this group so focused on catching immigrants trying to make their way across? Steve Macbrian from...
  • Minutemen start third year of border watch

    04/01/2007 12:23:10 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 428+ views
    THREE POINTS — Armed with lawn chairs, binoculars and, in some cases, sidearms, dozens of volunteers from the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps gathered Saturday at a private ranch in the Altar Valley to kick off a monthlong border watch campaign in Arizona. The volunteers plan to set up 24-hour observation posts in the desert north of Sasabe to spot illegal immigration and drug smuggling and report it to the U.S. Border Patrol. “It’s our civic duty,” Minuteman Civil Defense Corps president Chris Simcox told the approximately 60 Minutemen gathered at Saturday’s rally. “And we are making a difference.” Simcox said...
  • Ku Klux Klan crashes Minuteman rally

    04/01/2007 10:25:03 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 25 replies · 775+ views
    CBS 2 LOS ANGELES ^ | 01 APRIL 2007 | AP
    RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (AP) -- About 10 members of the Ku Klux Klan crashed a rally organized by the anti-illegal immigration group the Minuteman Project Saturday, police said. Wearing black T-shirts with the KKK insignia, their faces covered with bandanas and sunglasses, the group chanted and waved American flags. Minuteman Project spokesman Raymond Herrera said his group of about 40 decided to leave when the Klan members showed up. He said the group did not invite the racist organization to join the rally and would no longer post the dates of its rallies on the Web. ``We dont approve of...
  • Mexican Government Reacts To Minutemen's Presence On The Border [South Texas]

    03/29/2007 4:17:55 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 23 replies · 207+ views
    KGBT4 ^ | March 28, 2007 | Victor Castillo
    The Minuteman organization will soon be in the Rio Grande Valley. Their presence has many on the Mexican side of the border concerned over their activities, especially the Mexican Consulate in McAllen. The Minuteman's first border operation will start this weekend and just as they plan to have their eyes on illegal crossings, the Mexican Government will have their eyes on them. Miriam Medel, Mexican Consulate spokesperson, tells Action 4 News they'll be very vigilant all weekend. "We want to make sure that no human rights are violated, and make sure that it's only the authorized personnel, the people who...
  • [Texas:] Minutemen Patrol Kerrville For Suspected Child Predator

    03/10/2007 8:50:19 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 9 replies · 657+ views ^ | March 8, 2007
    UPDATED: 7:07 am CST March 9, 2007 SAN ANTONIO -- Volunteers from a border patrol watchdog group are monitoring the streets of Kerrville to look out for a suspected child predator. The volunteers from the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps came to help the Hill Country city after some citizens reported child predator incidents. A few months ago, in front of a community center, a young girl claimed that someone tried to grab her while she waited for a school bus in the early morning darkness. Another person reported a similar incident at an apartment complex in February. Several days after...
  • Kansas Minutemen, Hispanic group forge coalition

    03/09/2007 3:44:15 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 10 replies · 587+ views
    The Wichita Eagle/AP ^ | March 09, 2007 | ROXANA HEGEMAN
    WICHITA, Kan. - An uneasy alliance on illegal immigration has been forged in this rural Midwestern state between the Kansas Minuteman Civil Defense Corps and the Peoples Alliance for Latino Advancement. But not everyone in the state's Hispanic community is happy to see it. The two groups held a joint public forum Thursday night in Wichita to outline their common mission on stopping illegal immigration. Most of the 70 or so people who came were white - the few Hispanics who attended said others told them they feared being deported if they came. Some said a Spanish-language radio station warned...
  • [Texas:] Day labor sites are hot spots in immigration fight

    03/05/2007 7:46:41 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 21 replies · 693+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | March 5, 2007 | DIANNE SOLÍS
    Advocates offer support to workers; others aim to expose illegal status GARLAND – Tucked between railroad tracks and a cemetery is a site that is part of a national debate over blue-collar workers outfitted with sturdy work boots but flimsy work documents. On one side are U.S. citizens who want to expose and shame employers who hire illegal immigrant workers. On the other are Mexican diplomats and U.S. advocates who want to ensure that both legal and illegal immigrant workers get a fair shake. And in the middle is the city of Garland, along with others in North Texas that...
  • Minutemen finish border fence on a Palominas ranch

    03/02/2007 2:46:26 PM PST · by Marine Inspector · 12 replies · 731+ views
    The Douglas Dispatch ^ | 03/02/2007 | Jonathan Clark
    Minutemen finish border fence on a Palominas ranch By Jonathan Clark/Wick News Service BISBEE - Eight months after breaking ground on a 10-mile stretch of border fencing at the Palominas ranch of John and Jack Ladd, the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps says it has completed the project. Officials with the civilian border watch group report that a team of volunteers finished the final 7 1/2-mile length of five-strand barbed wire fencing on Sunday after working 20 consecutive days on the effort. Volunteers and a hired contractor completed the first 2 1/2 miles of fencing in July after beginning work in...
  • The Los Angeles Chapter of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps

    02/24/2007 2:35:10 AM PST · by Blue Collar Republican · 5 replies · 356+ views | 2/24/07 | Edwin R Williams
    Original Minuteman Tony Dolz has started a Los Angeles chapter of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps. The new chapter is called LA Minutemen and it will focus on grassroots activism, border watches, political service and education. The LA Minutemen celebrate diversity and promote LEGAL IMMIGRATION and assimilation. Racism and hate speech will not be tolerated. Current MCDC members living in LA County are needed to fill leadership positions. Meetings will begin in March and will feature guest speakers and an open forum. All are welcome. For information or to join the LA Minutemen, contact Tony Dolz at (310) 383-3600 or...
  • Minuteman fence rising on border ranch

    12/10/2006 4:56:36 AM PST · by radar101 · 12 replies · 916+ views
    AZSTARNET ^ | 10 DEC 2006 | Brady McCombs
    Ben Grantham of N and B Fence works on a 17-foot-long post, part of a planned 0.9-mile fence to be erected on rancher Richard Hodges' 372-acre spread. and my family,". The section of new fencing on Richard Hodges' property, left, is dwarfed by the U.S.-Mexican border barrier between Douglas and Agua Prieta, Sonora. The Minuteman Civil Defense Corps would like to build another fence beside the current fence and encase it in a high-tech mesh to detect entrants. Kelly Presnell / arizona daily star AREA OF FENCE The Minuteman Civil Defense Corps is backing its big talk with a big...
  • Minuteman consulting charity fined[The Declaration Foundation](Simcox-Minutemen)

    12/05/2006 7:01:06 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 119 replies · 1,947+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | December 5, 2006 | Jerry Seper
    One of the charitable organizations cited by Minuteman Civil Defense Corps boss Chris Simcox on why financial accountability concerns raised by some corps members were unfounded has been fined for failing to keep its own financial records in order, The Washington Times has learned. The Declaration Foundation, a tax-exempt charity created by conservative activist Alan Keyes, who has vigorously supported the Minuteman movement, was fined $6,500 in August and prohibited by the Pennsylvania Bureau of Charitable Organizations from soliciting donations until it becomes "properly registered." The Aug. 18 "agreement and order," signed by Declaration Foundation Executive Director Mary Parker Lewis,...
  • Minuteman group releases financial information (Simcox-Minuteman)

    11/26/2006 2:42:57 PM PST · by Anti-Bubba182 · 108 replies · 1,638+ views
    AP ^ | 11-26-06 | Staff
    An Arizona civilian border patrol group has released financial records to answer questions about how the nonprofit spends contributions, but some former Texas members said they still aren't sure where the money goes. The Minuteman Civil Defense Corps collected more than $54,000 in registration fees for background checks but spent only about $1,000 for that purpose last year, according to an IRS form and audit report released by group leader Chris Simcox. The group raised more than $418,000, mostly through contributions, and spent nearly $450,000, including about $280,000 for "program services" and $145,000 on fundraising. The Minuteman Civil Defense Corps...
  • Ex-Minutemen want harder look at group's finances (Simcox-Minuteman)

    11/24/2006 4:45:03 PM PST · by Anti-Bubba182 · 23 replies · 923+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 11.23.2006 | Susan Carroll
    HOUSTON — For the first time, the Minuteman Civil Defense Corp. has revealed a smattering of intriguing details on its finances, but some former members want to know more about how the group has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars in contributors' money. Chris Simcox, the founder of nonprofit border watch group, posted IRS forms and an audit on his Internet site Nov. 15 in response to media reports raising concerns about how the group was handling its contributions. The new documents offer a glimpse into the organization's finances, former Minuteman loyalists say, but leave several unanswered questions. "Just too...
  • Mexicans Breach Minuteman (MCDC) Constructed Border Fence!

    11/16/2006 8:18:33 PM PST · by Registered · 342 replies · 5,847+ views
    Registered ^ | 11-16-2006 | RegisteredMedia
  • Minuteman committee aids GOP

    10/16/2006 2:50:31 AM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 168 replies · 2,260+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 16 October 2006 | Jerry Seper
    A political action committee created by the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps, whose financial accountability has been challenged by MCDC members, has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations to support Republican candidates -- much of it through private companies with ties to conservative activist Alan Keyes. Claiming access to 500,000 households nationwide, the Minuteman PAC has pledged to do what it can financially to help elect "committed and principled conservative leaders" -- citing as examples MCDC President Chris Simcox and Mr. Keyes. "Our intent is to secure our borders, and we are hoping to influence the elections to get...
  • Join Our Sidewalk Rally … Stand for American Workers

    09/27/2006 4:55:58 PM PDT · by Blue Collar Republican · 2 replies · 401+ views | Tony Dolz
    Join Our Sidewalk Rally … Stand for American Workers Dear Fellow Patriot: The illegal alien lobby is planning a massive protest this week on Thursday afternoon, staging outside the Radisson Hotel in Los Angeles , and marching down Century and Sepulveda Blvd. to disrupt traffic to LAX (see for more details). The Minuteman Civil Defense Corps PAC, in alliance with many other sponsors and participants, is countering this so-called “Beyond Legalization” civil disruption with a patriotic rally – “American Workers for the Rule of Law!” If you are anywhere within driving distance of Los Angeles International Airport , I...
  • Locked and Loaded (The Nation magazines takes on the MCDC)

    08/14/2006 1:47:16 PM PDT · by PDR · 61 replies · 1,315+ views
    The Nation magazine ^ | August 28, 2006 issue | SUSY BUCHANAN & DAVID HOLTHOUSE
    Wild Bill's, a cavernous nightclub in the Atlanta suburbs, is usually packed with country-and-western fans on a Saturday night. But the buzzing throng of hundreds on June 24 didn't come to see Keith Urban or LeAnn Rimes. Georgia's GOP Capitol Political Action Committee was hosting "Primary Issues," a concert, barbecue and Republican fundraiser headlined by a different kind of star: celebrity vigilante Chris Simcox, president of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps (MCDC). A 43-year-old former gunfight-show actor with an Ichabod Crane physique and a self-image the size of Texas, Simcox is chiefly responsible for touching off the Minuteman movement, a...
  • Broken Borders: Broken Promises (Simcox-Minuteman)

    07/07/2006 8:58:04 PM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 2,448 replies · 26,599+ views
    ABC 15 Investigators ^ | 4/27/2006 | Staff
    Americans are donating thousands of dollars to support Minutemen patrolling the border. But you may be surprised where your money is NOT going in this 4-month investigation. Video (Requires Real Player)
  • Minutemen skeptical of ties with Keyes project (Funding Questions)

    07/20/2006 12:08:29 AM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 475 replies · 5,130+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 7-20-06 | Jerry Seper
    The Minuteman Civil Defense Corps calls itself a "project of the Declaration Alliance," although few MCDC volunteers know what the alliance does or why Minuteman donations are routed through the charity founded and headed by conservative activist Alan Keyes. Several Minuteman leaders and members questioned the wisdom of ceding control over fundraising to the Herndon-based Declaration Alliance, part of an intricate weave of conservative organizations founded and chaired by Mr. Keyes or tied to longtime Keyes associates working with MCDC. MCDC President Chris Simcox told The Washington Times that the alliance offers "an experienced organization for mass mailings, advertising and...
  • Please fence me in (Rancher-Minuteman Fence)

    07/23/2006 10:55:22 PM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 68 replies · 1,439+ views
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Monday, July 24, 2006 | Jonathan Clark
    PALOMINAS — Back in the 1970s, it was a major event when a Mexican cow would wander on to Jack and John Ladd’s borderfront ranch in Palominas. But after tightened border security in San Diego and El Paso began to funnel illegal immigration though Arizona in the early 1990s, holes began to appear more regularly along the 10 miles of barbed-wire fence separating the ranch from Mexico. The holes, cut by individual migrants or blasted out by fence-crashing vehicles, also created an easy passageway for cattle. So, in an effort to keep Mexican cows out and their own cows in,...
  • Questionable books (Minuteman-Simcox)

    07/24/2006 10:16:33 PM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 438 replies · 6,901+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | July 25, 2006 | Staff
    As supporters of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps, we were disheartened to read Jerry Seper's front-page article Thursday about questions and criticisms of President Chris Simcox's management of the organization. According to the article, the volunteer group has not made any financial statements or fundraising records public since April 2005 -- circumstances that have strained relations between Mr. Simcox and several of his top employees, some of whom have resigned in protest. Mr. Simcox must resolve these problems quickly. Failure to do so would only encourage the organization's critics -- who have made no secret of their desire to see...
  • Minuteman Civil Defense Project President Chris Simcox Answers Critics

    07/14/2006 9:00:33 PM PDT · by Spiff · 549 replies · 6,240+ views
    Minuteman Civil Defense Project Mass Email | 14 July 2006 | Chris Simcox
    Minuteman Civil Defense Corps Chris's Answer To Critics 6501 Greenway Parkway Suite 103-640 Scottsdale, AZ 85254 :: Phone (520) 829-3112 "True courage is not the brutal force of vulgar heroes, but the firm resolve of virtue and reason." —Alfred North WhiteheadFirst, I want to say thank you to all the supporters and believers in this great grassroots movement known as the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps; your dedication has paid off in the momentum we now see across the nation as citizens have reached the level of awareness and frustration we have shared for years.  They are now following your...
  • Editorial: Aid from the state blitzes Minutemen [Texas Caca Alert]

    02/27/2006 9:21:47 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 40 replies · 890+ views
    Motivated by an important issue — but bloated by self-importance — the Minutemen patrolled the border to stem the tide of illegal immigration. President Bush called them "a vigilante group," a potentially dangerous intrusion into the realm of law enforcement officials. That was almost a year ago, and his words ring truer than ever. Already unnecessary, the Minutemen have been rendered even more superfluous, thanks to a state program dubbed Operation Linebacker, which has allocated nearly $10 million for border security since December. With much of the money going to bolster sheriff's departments from Brownsville to El Paso, the program...