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  • Minuteman Project to return to the Border

    07/10/2014 10:38:45 PM PDT · by Blue Collar Republican · 16 replies
    Minuteman Project ^ | July 10, 2014 | Minuteman Project staff
    (Posted to FreeRepublic.com with the consent of Jim Gilchrist) A Special Announcement from Jim Gilchrist, President of the Minuteman Project The Minuteman Project’s “Operation Normandy” has been launched as of 1200 hours today (Monday, July 7). This event will dwarf the original Minuteman Project of 2005. I expect at least 3,500 non-militia volunteers to participate, plus uncounted groups of militias from all over the country. If you are familiar with the Normandy invasion of France in 1944, then you have an idea how large and logistically complicated this event will be. However, there is one difference. We are not going...
  • How far right Republican Tim Donnelly became the GOP favorite in California

    04/12/2014 3:56:36 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 44 replies
    LA Daily News ^ | Jessica Calefati
    One Republican candidate for governor is a former U.S. treasury official, a moderate who promises to create jobs and fix California’s public school system. Another is a firebrand — a conservative California assemblyman and former anti-immigrant “Minuteman” who was convicted of a misdemeanor in 2012 for having a loaded gun in his carry-on luggage at the Ontario airport. Although some California Republican leaders had seen the moderate, Neel Kashkari, as the GOP’s candidate of the future in a deep blue state, Tea Party favorite Tim Donnelly is pummeling him, according to a surprising new Field Poll.
  • Hagel makes rare visit to nuke missile base

    01/09/2014 8:05:53 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 12 replies
    journalstar.com ^ | 1-9-14 | Robert Burns
    Hoping to boost sagging morale, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel made a rare visit Thursday to an Air Force nuclear missile base and the men and women who operate and safeguard the nation's Minuteman 3 missiles. But his attempt to cheer the troops was tempered by news that launch officers at another base had been implicated in an illegal-narcotics investigation.... Two officers at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Montana are being investigated for allegations of drug possession, said Lt. Col. Brett Ashworth, a service spokesman in Washington. Both of those being investigated are ICBM launch officers with responsibility for operating intercontinental...
  • Teaparty.org, Minuteman Project and Occupy D.C. Organizers hold a beer summit at CPAC.

    02/13/2012 4:36:56 PM PST · by Blue Collar Republican · 29 replies
    You Tube Video ^ | Feb 13, 2012 | ebecker2000
    It would have been just any mundane clash of civilizations with points thrown and missed until a Mad Hatter in the form of the gregarious Tea Partier appears in the thick of the stand off between Occupiers and Conservatives and says - hey stop shouting at each other - you got at least 60% in common - so lets have some beers (many beers) and discuss this. And so began the Beer Summit an initiative between possibly the minuteman wing of the Tea Party - attendees at the CPAC and some of the Occupiers who came to protest CPAC. At...
  • TIM DONNELLY: Former Minuteman clinches GOP Assembly nomination

    07/16/2010 6:12:22 PM PDT · by SmithL · 2 replies
    AP via SFGate ^ | 7/16/10 | ROBIN HINDERY, Associated Press Writer
    Sacramento, Calif. (AP) -- Just a few years ago, as head of California's largest Minuteman group, Tim Donnelly worked to fend off outsiders seeking to cross the state's borders. He now finds himself the outsider as he attempts to step into the political arena and take a seat in the state Legislature. Donnelly, 43, stands a strong chance of becoming the first tea party member to win high office in California. On Friday, the Secretary of State's office is expected to certify his 631-vote margin of victory for the Republican primary in the 59th Assembly District, which is split evenly...
  • MinuteMan Organization Disbanding !

    03/25/2010 5:05:21 AM PDT · by MGBGUN · 15 replies · 1,604+ views
    Minute Man organization disbanding !! Carmen Mercer, president of the MinuteMen sent the following email out this morning...........
  • Breaking Now G Gordon Liddy Show interviewing Al Garza of Minuteman Civil Defense Corps.

    03/23/2010 7:08:41 AM PDT · by badgerfan1976 · 11 replies · 1,138+ views
    Radio America ^ | 03/23/10 | G Gordon Liddy
    Must listen to radio right now...
  • Ex-nuke site opens doors to public

    07/14/2009 9:08:10 AM PDT · by OldMissileer · 14 replies · 1,332+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 14 Jul 09 | AP
    ...A former nuclear missile launch center that closed as the Cold War was winding down opened Monday to a public curious to see what life was like at the once top-secret site.
  • Minuteman Founder to Challenge McCain for Senate Seat in 2010 GOP Primary

    04/21/2009 11:46:42 AM PDT · by kellynla · 10 replies · 647+ views
    cnsnews.com ^ | April 21, 2009 | Fred Lucas
    The founder of the pro-border enforcement group, the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps, will announce Wednesday his plan to challenge Sen. John McCain in the Arizona Republican Senate primary in 2010. On Monday, Minuteman founder Chris Simcox announced he was resigning as head of the organization to seek the Republican nomination for the Senate seat held by McCain, the 2008 Republican presidential candidate. McCain, a four-term senator, has faced criticism from border hawks over his support and sponsorship of legislation to establish a pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens, allowing them to stay in the United States if they learn English...
  • McCain facing 2010 primary

    04/21/2009 9:25:25 AM PDT · by Hawk720 · 147 replies · 3,375+ views
    Politico ^ | Ben Smith
    Social conservatives tolerated John McCain as the party's nominee, but never trusted him, and he now appears to be facing a serious primary from the right in Arizona next year. Chris Simcox, the founder of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps and a prominent figure in the anti-immigration movement, is announcing today he's resigned from the group to run in the 2010 Senate primary. From a forthcoming release: "John McCain has failed miserably in his duty to secure this nation's borders and protect the people of Arizona from the escalating violence and lawlessness," Simcox said. "He has fought real efforts over...
  • Court Victory For Gilchrist (Minuteman Project)

    03/18/2009 3:37:35 PM PDT · by Blue Collar Republican · 8 replies · 658+ views
    Minuteman Project ^ | March 15, 2009 | Jack Sharpe
    Court Victory For Gilchrist “It was long overdue and warmly welcomed” was the quote made by Jim Gilchrist upon receiving the news, “the hijacker’s case they had fraudulently filed in the name of the Minuteman Project was thrown out of court; on none other, than, Friday the 13th!” There is no doubt Marvin Stewart, Debbie Courtney and Paul Sielski had a very bad Friday the 13th, when they learned Judge Wilkinson threw them out on their ear. Not only that, but once again, Courtney was slammed with a big fat court fine! The sanction was over $ 1,000.00, which is...
  • Violent attacks in home sparked by politics, victim says[Minutemen American Defense director]

    01/03/2009 8:28:34 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 46 replies · 3,674+ views
    HeraldNet ^ | January 3, 2009 | Scott North
    Woman suspects shooting, sexual assault tied to her activism on illegal immigration EVERETT -- First a north Everett man was seriously wounded when a narrow-faced stranger burst into his home Dec. 22 and began shooting. On Monday night, while the shooting victim was still in the hospital, his wife called police to report that a trio of intruders had just ambushed her in her kitchen. She was beaten, sexually assaulted and slashed on the back of her neck with a knife, she told officers. Everett police acknowledge they aren't quite sure what to make of the violent events recently reported...
  • Do we need a freeper minutemen`s squad?

    10/04/2008 8:02:24 PM PDT · by nomad · 92 replies · 1,695+ views
    self | 10/04/08 | nomad
    I`ll keep this brief.I think we need a freeper minutemens squad that`ll be ready to respond to any october suprises,ours or their`s.We need freepers willing to compile and share a listing of links to freindly media,talk radio,Fox Cable,web sites and anyone who`ll listen(individuals excluded).When our side hits,we respond with support.When the Rats hit we counter with facts and criticism.What do you,my fellow freepers,think of the idea?Comments,both pro and against are welcome.
  • Jim Gilchrist Minuteman Founder Relates Bomb Attack in San Francisco

    08/01/2008 9:27:28 AM PDT · by locke22 · 9 replies · 276+ views
    Old Glory Radio ^ | 08/01/08 | Old Glory Radio
    Part of my interview with Jim Gilchrist today concerning his recent appearance (July 30th, 2008) in San Francisco to call attention to the sanctuary city status that Mayor Gavin Newsom is presiding over. During the interview, Mr. Gilchrist related the details of the chemical bomb attack against him during the appearance. 08/01/08
  • URGENT ACTION ALERT: PROTEST SF's SANCTUARY CITY POLICY ON WED. JULY 30th!

    07/28/2008 4:05:18 PM PDT · by xlbrl · 4 replies · 139+ views
    The Minuteman Project ^ | 7/28/08 | xlbrl
    Come join the Minuteman and all of us in the Bay Area who are fed up with San Francisco's illegal shielding of alien criminals. PLACE: San Francisco City Hall DATE: Wednesday, July 30th TIME: 11 A.M. We will demand the resignation of Mayor Newsom and criminally negligent District Attorney Kamala Harris, in addition to an end to San Francisco's criminal alien shield - otherwise known as the "Sanctuary City Policy." Three members of the Bologna family are dead as a direct result of this insane policy, and those responsible must be made to feel the heat. Please join us.
  • The drug war just across the border

    06/29/2008 6:49:55 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 16 replies · 126+ views
    Chicago Tribune, ^ | June 29, 2008 | Clarence Page
    As if our military didn't have its hands full in Iraq and Afghanistan, the head of the Minuteman Project border security group seems to think Minutemen might make good narcotics cops. Minuteman co-founder Jim Gilchrist suggested in recent radio interviews that the U.S. give Mexico 12 months to corral its criminal drug cartels and rising violence, particularly in border towns such as Juarez and Tijuana—or deploy the U.S. Army to do the job. That's the Minutemen. Their remedies for the drug war next door sound simplistic, but at least they're paying attention. While most of us north of the border...
  • Minuteman volunteers heading to border for annual spring watch

    03/27/2008 5:53:03 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 9 replies · 375+ views
    San Diego Union Tribune/AP ^ | March 27, 2008 | Arthur H. Rotstein
    TUCSON, Ariz. – Volunteers who intermittently stake out portions of the southern Arizona desert hoping to spot and report suspected illegal immigrants will begin another monthlong operation this weekend. Members of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps will stage their annual spring border watch operation for the fourth year southwest of Tucson, near Arivaca and the port of entry at Sasabe – an area popular with smugglers bringing illegal immigrants across the Mexican border. Other group members plan border watches in Texas, California and Washington. It actually will be the fifth year for a number of volunteers who began with the...
  • Mother of two happy to be alive after losing legs in accident

    02/07/2008 6:43:44 PM PST · by Ladycalif · 50 replies · 118+ views
    The Napa woman whose legs were crushed when she was hit by a drunk driver Sunday night has a long, tough road to recovery. Doctors at Queen of the Valley Medical Center operated on Lilian Clark the night of the crash, amputating both of her legs just above the knee, according to her husband, John Clark. Clark, 38, is the mother of two boys, 4 and 6. She was pinned between the rear bumper of her car and a 1990 Plymouth driven by Francisco Pacheco, 24, of Napa.
  • Huckabee and Minuteman Accused of Lies To America

    01/10/2008 12:24:06 PM PST · by pissant · 18 replies · 127+ views
    News Blaze ^ | 1/10/08 | Alan Gray
    Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee and Minuteman Co-Founder Jim Gilchrist have been documented lying to America by the Washington Times after false headlines ran on Tuesday proclaiming Mike Huckabee would try to remove birthright citizenship from the Constitution. The article confirms that Huckabee lied on CNN about his campaign being contacted about Gilchrist's false statements and Gilchrist lied in a release about Huckabee's immigration stances. Gilchrist put out a press release on Iowa's election eve, under the fake name of "Perry Emerson" that contained several false statements and embellishments of Huckabee's immigration stances. The release claimed Huckabee would try to reverse...
  • Minuteman Project Founder Endorses Mike Huckabee

    12/11/2007 10:30:06 AM PST · by pissant · 198 replies · 2,740+ views
    Fox News ^ | 12/11/07 | staff
    Noting that he might not agree 100 percent on immigration with Huckabee, the firebrand illegal immigration opponent said Huckabee's recently released immigration plan won him over. "The governor has a plan and I appreciate his plan. That's why I'm supporting him. He's one of the few who's actually brought forth a plan and gone public with it. It shows to me that he's willing to engage in the tough love necessary to fix this problem," Gilchrist said. Gilchrist, whose organization is separate from the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps, has drawn protests in appearances at college campuses in recent months for...
  • Legal Challenge to Immigration Law Enforcement Dismissed!

    12/02/2007 5:16:26 PM PST · by P8riot · 14 replies · 161+ views
    Minuteman Project Update | 12/02/2007 | JIM GILCHRIST
    Legal Challenge to Immigration Law Enforcement Dismissed!Rule of Law Prevails in VirginiaA federal judge dismissed a lawsuit Friday that challenged a suburban Washington county's (Virginia) recent effort to clamp down on illegal immigrants, one of the toughest such crackdowns in the country.U.S. District Judge James Cacheris said the plaintiffs (pro-illegal alien invasion supporters) lacked legal standing to challenge measures passed earlier this year by the Prince William County Board of Supervisors.One of the resolutions requires police to check the immigration status of people they detain if they have reason to suspect the person is an illegal immigrant. A second resolution...
  • Minutemen's high-tech border barrier called 'a cow fence' (Simcox-Minuteman)

    11/15/2007 1:28:04 PM PST · by gophergas · 44 replies · 901+ views
    CNN ^ | November 7, 2007 | Abbie Boudreau and Ken Shiffman
    It was supposed to be 14 feet high and topped with razor wire. It was also supposed to send a message to Washington that if the government wouldn't seal off the southern border, volunteers could. Almost two years later, the reality is a five-strand barbed-wire barrier that ranchers dismiss as a mere cattle fence.
  • Monuments to Wimpdom

    11/11/2007 9:15:38 PM PST · by SamuraiScot · 13 replies · 85+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | 11/11/07 | Duncan Maxwell Anderson
    On the spot where New York's mighty World Trade Center stood, the Lower Manhattan Development Corp.'s anointed designer, Michael Arad, decrees that there be . . . just two huge, square, "reflecting" pools. Maybe you can gaze at your navel through them. In a complex slated to cost $1 billion, this urban swamp is called "Reflecting Absence." Absence, indeed. What these modern war memorials have in common with each other is nothing. They portray nothingness. They have no people in them, never mind men carrying guns or swords. . . [T]o list deaths without comment about what they did in...
  • Response to Minuteman boss less harsh[Simcox returns to UT San Antonio]

    10/30/2007 10:06:05 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 6 replies · 102+ views
    Express-News ^ | 10/29/2007 | Melissa Ludwig
    After a hostile reception in April, Chris Simcox's return Monday to the University of Texas at San Antonio was much quieter, though not entirely free of protest. Simcox, president of the Arizona-based Minuteman Civil Defense Corps, was invited to campus by UTSA's chapter of the Young Conservatives of Texas to talk about the values of the Minutemen, often-armed citizens who patrol U.S. borders reporting illegal activity to police. He spoke in the Retama Auditorium at the University Center. A handful of students chanting "Racist, fascist, go away!" interrupted Simcox during his speech, but were led away in orderly fashion by...
  • Minutemen meet without a hitch

    10/28/2007 6:34:19 PM PDT · by chicagolady · 10 replies · 106+ views
    The Northwest Herald ^ | Oct,27,2007 | SARAH SUTSCHEK
    CRYSTAL LAKE – The Illinois Minuteman Project’s anti-illegal immigration seminar at McHenry County College went off with little contention Friday, two months after its original forum was canceled. Rosanna Pulido, who recently stepped down from her position as the organization’s director to become a field representative for the Federation for American Immigration Reform, briefly addressed the first planned seminar, citing the Holiday Inn’s stance that she had not been truthful in saying who she was. “Folks, that’s a lie,” she said. “I’m Rosanna Pulido. I’ve been Rosanna Pulido for 51 years.” She also said MCC president Walt Packard told her...
  • Border-watch group begins monthlong effort in the county [AZ]

    10/01/2007 5:29:36 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 7 replies · 121+ views
    Herald/Review ^ | September 30, 2007 | Jonathon Shacat
    PALOMINAS — More than 40 people turned out Saturday for the Patriots’ Border Alliance’s kickoff rally of a month-long effort intended to “help stop the flow of illegal immigration into our sovereign nation.” “Operation: Allied Minutemen” will run through October. The mission is to coordinate and organize different Minuteman groups in Palominas and work together to spot and report illegal activity to the U.S. Border Patrol. “Also, we will work to shut down this heavily trafficked area by maintaining a minuteman presence across the Huachuca Mountain regions and areas near our border,” the group says in a press release. Participants...
  • CNN’s Roberts Corners Columbia Dean on Ahmadinejad, Minutemen Project

    09/24/2007 2:25:12 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 22 replies · 365+ views
    NewsBusters.org ^ | 09/24/2007 | Matthew Balan
    While ABCÂ’s Chris Cuomo played softball with Columbia University president Lee Bollinger on the upcoming speech of Iranian president Ahmadinejad, CNNÂ’s John Roberts directed tough questions to John Coatsworth, dean for ColumbiaÂ’s School of International and Public Affairs. Roberts opened the interview with a question which summarized AhmadinejadÂ’s record. "Here's a leader who's advocated the destruction of Israel, denied the Holocaust, and is accused by our government, the United States government, of supplying both fighters and equipment to insurgents in Iraq, to kill U.S. troops. Why would you ever want him on your campus?" Coatsworth appeared during the 7 am...
  • Who Speaks For You?

    09/23/2007 3:11:25 PM PDT · by radar101 · 5 replies · 694+ views
    J D Pendry ^ | 23 SEPT 2007 | J D Pendry
    I took some time off from serious news and politics for few days following my last post. The American media did too, but that’s not unusual. When I tired of the newest chapters in the sad lives and times of Orenthal James and Britney and the ensuing solemn discussions about his guilt and her fitness to raise children, I thought I’d poke around and see if there was anything else important and deserving of my attention - other than football. I found some things interesting and telling. I may meander a bit, but I’ll eventually arrive at a point. Orenthal...
  • COLUMBIA PULLS U-EY: SCRAPS 'MINUTEMAN'

    09/19/2007 6:10:57 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 6 replies · 143+ views
    NY Post ^ | September 19, 2007 | YOAV GONEN
    Columbia University students have scrapped plans to hear from the founder of the Minuteman Project - a year after their classmates violently interrupted a speech by the anti-illegal-immigration activist. The nonpartisan Columbia Political Union voted late Monday night to cancel a planned Oct. 4 appearance by Jim Gilchrist, who is based in California. The student group said in a statement that
  • Airshow Cancels Minute Man Booth

    09/13/2007 3:55:51 PM PDT · by Excellence · 19 replies · 797+ views
    Victorville Daily Press ^ | 13 September 2007 | HILLARY BORRUD
    The Victor Valley Airshow Association told a local Minutemen chapter Wednesday morning that they cannot have a booth at the annual airshow Saturday after an immigrant rights activist threatened to stage a protest. The airshow association acted quickly after receiving a protest threat from Hesperia activist Jennaya Dunlap from the national Immigrant Solidarity Network that same morning, Banks said.
  • Unlikely councilman finds niche (Mission Viejo, CA)

    08/14/2007 12:49:29 PM PDT · by TheDon · 1 replies · 351+ views
    The Orange County Register ^ | August 11, 2007 | ERIKA I. RITCHIE and AMANDA GLOWISH
    MISSION VIEJO - John Paul Ledesma was pumped. His adrenaline flowing, he was ready for his day center stage amid the national immigration debate. A few days before, he had addressed the Minuteman Project's local support chapter, the California Coalition for Immigration Reform, had been written up in several newspapers and was a guest on the John and Ken Show on KFI/640 AM and Fox News. At 6 a.m. he hit the University Athletic Club in Newport Beach. He did bench curls with 15 to 35 pounds. The 5-foot-9-inch, 180-pound Mission Viejo council member needed strength and confidence. He was...
  • Minuteman Project Receives Glowing Financial Audit Report

    07/31/2007 1:00:11 AM PDT · by Blue Collar Republican · 51 replies · 1,180+ views
    CPA firm of Terrence Milaney ^ | July 30th 2007 | Perry Emerson
    The Minuteman Express News by Perry Emerson Minuteman Project Receives Glowing Financial Audit Report The long-awaited results of a financial audit of the Minuteman Project were presented publicly today with a positive audit report that establishes the integrity of that organization and its president, Jim Gilchrist. The audit firm’s “unqualified” report is the most prestigious and complimentary opinion that can be given to a company by the accounting and audit industry in the United States. The audit was conducted by the Burbank, Ca. CPA firm of Terrence Milaney. “I am elated,” Gilchrist said of the results of the two-month-long audit...
  • 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,...
  • Duncan Hunter, Presidential Candidate: LIVE -Wake Up America Radio Show

    07/19/2007 1:43:53 AM PDT · by WildcatClan · 134 replies · 1,090+ views
    Minuteman Project ^ | 7-18-2007 | Jim Gilchrist
    Thursday Night 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on the Wake Up America Radio Show. Hear an exclusive personal interview with Presidential Candidate, Duncan Hunter.
  • 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...
  • Mayor, council at odds on board appointee

    06/15/2007 3:11:51 PM PDT · by MissouriConservative · 12 replies · 461+ views
    The Kansas City Star ^ | June 15, 2007 | MATT CAMPBELL and LYNN HORSLEY
    The Kansas City Council registered its disapproval Thursday with Frances Semler’s controversial appointment to the parks board, but Mayor Mark Funkhouser is not backing down. In a highly unusual move, the council voted 9-3 to urge Semler to resign, or if she refuses to do so within a week, to ask the mayor to recommend her removal. She has been the target of criticism because of her involvement with the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps, a group that opposes illegal immigration but that some view as a violent vigilante hate group. The council resolution was a symbolic rebuke of one of...
  • KC council seeks park board member’s resignation (Minuteman member)

    06/15/2007 9:02:15 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 23 replies · 652+ views
    The Kansas City Star ^ | 6/14/2007 | DEANN SMITH
    In its first rebuke of Mayor Mark Funkhouser, the City Council has condemned his controversial appointment to the parks board. The council voted 9-3-1 this afternoon to call for Frances Semler to immediately resign her days-old appointment to the Board of Parks and Recreation. In a resolution, the council said if she does not do so within a week then Funkhouser should recommend the council remove her. It is a symbolic resolution that says Semeler’s appointment will be “a divisive force in our community rendering the work” of the parks board “suspect.” While not legally binding, it is a public...
  • 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) http://www.laminutemen.com/
  • Parents of crash victims attend event targeting illegal immigration

    05/19/2007 12:54:26 PM PDT · by csvset · 11 replies · 1,057+ views
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | May 19, 2007 | GILLIAN GAYNAIR
    VIRGINIA BEACH - Gathering at the Oceanfront, a series of speakers urged Hampton Roads voters to fire elected officials who don't address immigration - and demand that police enforce the law equally and question how decisions made in Washington affect people's quality of life. "Call Webb, Warner and Drake, and tell them in a nice way that their jobs depend on their vote on immigration," said Bill Buchanan of the American Council for Immigration Reform in Arlington. "Do nothing, and things will get worse. You must direct your efforts to make this state less attractive to immigrants."About 50 people...
  • 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...
  • Gilchrist Abandons Lawsuit(Minuteman alert)

    04/24/2007 8:23:35 PM PDT · by kellynla · 17 replies · 560+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | April 24, 2007 | MARTIN WISCKOL
    Minuteman Project co-founder Jim Gilchrist dropped the remaining portions of his lawsuit against fellow anti-illegal immigration activists today, bringing to a conclusion a legal battle for control of the group. Gilchrist has set up a new organization – the Jim Gilchrist Minuteman Project Inc. – and said he is ready to move ahead with his cause. "I am delighted that rather than spending the next two years in litigation and spending hundreds of thousands of dollars of (activists') contributions for attorney fees … I can focus full time on the critical issue of illegal immigration," Gilchrist said in a press...
  • Minuteman Announces Issuance of Preliminary Injunction And Dismissal of Action (Gilchrist)

    04/24/2007 2:46:22 AM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 4 replies · 491+ views
    Minuteman Press Release ^ | 4-24-07 | Jim Gilchrist
    Minuteman Announces Issuance of Preliminary Injunction And Dismissal of Action The Orange County Superior Court has issued a preliminary injunction that orders former Minuteman Project, Inc. advisory board members Marvin Stewart, Deborah Courtney-Peterson and Barbara Coe to stop diverting or spending Minuteman funds. With this much need relief in hand, Minuteman. announces that it has dismissed its action without prejudice to refile the lawsuit if further misconduct occurs. Minuteman Founder and President Jim Gilchrist stated: “I am delighted that rather than spending the next 2 years in litigation and spending hundreds of thousands of dollars of contributions for Attorney fees...
  • 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...
  • [South Texas: Mexican]Human Rights Group Watching Minutemen

    04/11/2007 2:09:43 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 46 replies · 844+ views
    KRGV-5 ^ | April 10, 2007
    People reporting group handcuffed them REYNOSA - A human rights group in Mexico is taking a stand against the Minutemen. Fortino Lopez Balcazar says, "They're dangerous and their entire group is dangerous for people who want to cross illegally." Balcazar is the president of Reynosa's human rights organization. He tells us he doesn't advise people to cross illegally, but he does tell them how to do it safely if they're going to do it. The organization says it's out to warn people what they're up against when they cross the border. Balcazar says people who cross and have been deported...
  • 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...
  • Minuteman Project headed to court over internal fight (Gilchrist)

    03/19/2007 9:31:49 PM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 7 replies · 362+ views
    KC Star ^ | Mar. 19, 2007 | Martin Wisckol
    SANTA ANA, Calif. - It was a match made in activist heaven. Barbara Coe had toiled for more than a decade against illegal immigration, becoming the gritty grande dame of the movement. Just as progress was sputtering, along came Jim Gilchrist and his two-week Minuteman citizen border surveillance. [snip]....Today, the Gilchrist-Coe partnership lay in tatters. On the eve of congressional debate over legalizing those now in the country without documents - a proposal opposed by Gilchrist and Coe - the fiercest battle for the activists is among themselves.[snip] Internal conflicts began surfacing late last year. Gilchrist bounced a series of...