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  • Militia leader Casey Nethercott believes the border needs to be controlled

    06/17/2006 2:10:26 AM PDT · by catholicfreeper · 28 replies · 509+ views
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | June 17, 2006 | BILL HESS
    DOUGLAS - The leader of an Arizona militia group says he is drawing the line when it comes to a planned monthlong operation by a Californian to bring in hundreds of volunteers to Cochise County to secure the border. Casey Nethercott said the Minuteman Project led by Jim Gilchrist has been infiltrated by skinhead, neo-Nazi, white supremacists and if any of them trespass on Arizona Guard property he and his soldiers will react and take them into custody. However, Chris Simcox, one of the co-organizer of the Minuteman Project, said it sounds like Nethercott is missing the media spotlight and...
  • SCHLUSSEL: Gaza in Arizona: "Civil Rights" Lawyer Morris Dees Seizes Americans' Land for Illegals

    08/26/2005 9:21:06 AM PDT · by Cool Chick · 19 replies · 1,174+ views ^ | August 26, 2005 | Debbie Schlussel
    You've read about him. You've seen him on TV. A sappy network TV movie about him, starring Corbin Bernsen, is now doing re-run hell on the Lifetime Channel. To believe the conventional wisdom, Morris Dees, Jr. is a brave man who protects Blacks and Jews against White Supremacist Klansmen. That's the PR, anyway. The truth is otherwise. The real Morris Dees, chief of the misnamed Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), is using our courts to take American land from Americans and give it to illegal aliens. If this is the new civil rights, Martin Luther King, Jr. must be turning...
  • Vigilante loses border ranch to immigrants

    08/20/2005 8:15:09 AM PDT · by kennedy · 94 replies · 2,434+ views ^ | 08/20/2005 | Jesse Bogan
    Two Salvadoran immigrants booted off a South Texas ranch in 2003 by the vigilante group Ranch Rescue were awarded a chunk of land from one of the participants in the clash that had spawned civil suits and criminal charges. An attorney for the immigrants called it "poetic justice." The 70-acre ranch, near the Arizona-Mexico border, was believed to be used to train militias. It belonged to Casey Nethercott, 37, who's serving a five-year sentence since a Jim Hogg county jury found him guilty of being a felon in possession of a firearm during the scuffle with the immigrants near Hebbronville....
  • Two Illegal Immigrants Win Arizona Ranch in Court Fight

    08/19/2005 9:25:31 AM PDT · by RoyalsFan · 252 replies · 6,114+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 08/19/05 | Andrew Pollack
    By ANDREW POLLACK Published: August 19, 2005 DOUGLAS, Ariz., Aug. 18 - Spent shells litter the ground at what is left of the firing range, and camouflage outfits still hang in a storeroom. Just a few months ago, this ranch was known as Camp Thunderbird, the headquarters of a paramilitary group that promised to use force to keep illegal immigrants from sneaking across the border with Mexico. Now, in a turnabout, the 70-acre property about two miles from the border is being given to two immigrants whom the group caught trying to enter the United States illegally. The land transfer...
  • Judge hands down $1.35 million judgement(Ranch Rescue Texas)

    05/13/2005 3:32:42 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 232 replies · 6,652+ views
    Two years after a harrowing encounter between illegal immigrants and members of Ranch Rescue, the two immigrants are legal and two of the alleged vigilantes are behind bars. Although neither side claimed total victory in a Jim Hogg County civil lawsuit over the incident, the 229th District Court handed down a $1.35 million default judgement in April against two former members of Ranch Rescue who were already in prison. "We believe the suit has gone a long way in keeping these vigilantes out of South Texas," said Ricardo de Anda, an attorney for the plaintiffs. A Texas chapter of Ranch...
  • Militia leader booked into Texas prison (Casey Nethercott)

    04/22/2005 6:43:43 PM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 43 replies · 1,559+ views
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | April 22, 2005 | BILL HESS
    HEBBRONVILLE, Texas - It will be at least five years before Casey Nethercott can get his civil liberties restored. As of Monday, he was a guest of the Texas prison system, starting a five-year sentence for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, said Rudy Gutierrez, an assistant district attorney in Jim Hogg County. Nethercott will not be returning to Arizona in the near future and will not have his civil rights restored "anytime soon," Gutierrez said. The man, once connected with Ranch Rescue, an organization that was formed to stop illegal immigrants from crossing the U.S.-Mexican border,...
  • Militia leader is cleared in assault case

    02/23/2005 10:00:23 PM PST · by BorderResident · 10 replies · 580+ views
    Suprising verdict for sure.....
  • 2nd border-militia leader held

    09/23/2004 6:24:36 AM PDT · by Kokojmudd · 98 replies · 1,386+ views
    By Ignacio Ibarra ARIZONA DAILY STAR A second border-militia leader was arrested on weapons charges by the FBI this week, and one arrested last week will remain in federal custody because he's considered a threat to public safety. Ranch Rescue founder Torre John Foote, 47, also known as Jack Foote, was arrested by the FBI in Sierra Vista on Monday afternoon on a charge of illegal possession of a weapon, stemming from a 1996 misdemeanor conviction for domestic violence in Mineral County, Mont. He is scheduled for a detention hearing in federal court this morning. On Wednesday, a federal judge...
  • Friend does not see duo as threat

    09/18/2004 7:16:47 PM PDT · by JackelopeBreeder · 45 replies · 1,060+ views
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | 18 September 2004 | Bill Hess
    DOUGLAS - Around 1 a.m. Thursday, Bill Dore received a call from a friend asking him to watch over his ranch and his two dogs. When Dore went to the ranch complex of three buildings, he was refused entrance because the compound was under the control of the FBI. Dore received the call from Casey James Nethercott, who at the time of phone talk was in FBI custody at the Cochise County Jail in Bisbee. Nethercott, 37, told him that Kalen Robert Riddle, who is called "Tiny" - though he weighs more than 350 pounds - had been shot. "He...
  • FBI arrests man, shoots companion in Douglas

    09/17/2004 7:22:58 PM PDT · by Marine Inspector · 205 replies · 2,352+ views
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | 09/17/2004 | BILL HESS
    DOUGLAS - A man who believed in armed patrols of the border was arrested Wednesday night, and another man, described as his bodyguard, was wounded by an FBI agent. As FBI agents were in the process of arresting Casey James Nethercott in the parking lot of the Safeway store in Douglas, Kalen Robert Riddle was shot. The incident took place around 11:15 p.m. Charlene Thornton, special agent in charge of the FBI's Phoenix office, said both men engage in threatening activities as an arrest warrant was served. "Actions taken by Nethercott and Riddle led one of the FBI agents to...
  • FBI shoots member of a Border watch group

    09/17/2004 2:39:31 PM PDT · by watchout · 17 replies · 720+ views ^ | September 16, 2004 |
    An FBI agent shot and wounded a man as agents arrested a member of a Southeastern Arizona border rights group. The group known as Ranch Rescue has had problems with federal law enforcement officers. Border Patrol helicopters hovered above the Ranch Rescue headquarters on the outskirts of Douglas. The ranch is lcoated 1/2 mile from the U.S./Mexico border. It's owned by Casey James Nethercott. Officials say at 11:15 Wednesday night, FBI agents arrested the 37-year-old convicted felon at the Safeway parking lot in Douglas. He's charged with assault on a federal officer. During the arrest, authorites say, "Actions taken by...
  • FBI shooting leaves vigilante's cohort critical

    09/17/2004 12:58:13 PM PDT · by Kokojmudd · 7 replies · 670+ views
    FBI shooting leaves vigilante's cohort critical LUKE TURF Tucson Citizen A 22-year-old man shot by an FBI agent in Douglas Wednesday night was in critical condition early this morning at University Medical Center, officials said. Kalen Riddle was shot in a Safeway parking lot as FBI agents tried to arrest Casey Nethercott, a border militia organizer, the FBI said yesterday. When agents confronted the men, "actions taken by Nethercott and Riddle led one of the FBI agents to fire his weapon at Riddle, who was wounded," according to an FBI news release. Nethercott, 37, was arrested in the parking lot...
  • Federal agents surround ranch in Douglas, Arizona(VIDEO!)

    09/16/2004 10:16:04 PM PDT · by Conservative Firster · 227 replies · 5,344+ views
    KVOA-TV-Tucson/AP ^ | September 16, 2004 at 5:00PM MST | KVOA-TV-Tucson/AP
    TWO VIDEO LINKS ON RIGHT HAND SIDE PLAYLIST!! An FBI agent shot an acquaintance of a border watch group member while trying to serve an arrest warrant, FBI officials said Thursday. The shooting happened about 11:15 p.m. Wednesday in a grocery store parking lot in Douglas along the southeastern Arizona border with Mexico. According to the FBI, the agent was trying to serve an arrest warrant on Casey Nethercott of Douglas. Nethercott is a known member of Ranch Rescue, a group that works to protect private property along the southern U.S. border. Ranch Rescue and several other unauthorized groups have...
  • FBI agent shoots man while serving warrant

    09/16/2004 4:03:22 PM PDT · by hsmomx3 · 52 replies · 1,378+ views
    ABC News 15 ^ | By BETH DeFALCO, AP Writer
    PHOENIX (AP) -- An FBI agent shot an acquaintance of a border watch group member while trying to serve an arrest warrant, FBI officials said Thursday. The shooting happened about 11:15 p.m. Wednesday in a grocery store parking lot in Douglas along the southeastern Arizona border with Mexico. According to the FBI, the agent was trying to serve Casey Nethercott of Douglas. Nethercott is a known member of Ranch Rescue, a group that works to protect private property along the southern U.S. border. Ranch Rescue and several other unauthorized groups have been patrolling along the border looking for illegal immigrants,...
  • One man shot in incident involving FBI, border-watch group

    09/16/2004 4:18:52 PM PDT · by Marine Inspector · 57 replies · 1,152+ views
    SF Gate ^ | 09/16/2004 | BETH DeFALCO
    An FBI agent shot an acquaintance of a border-watch group member while trying to serve an arrest warrant, FBI officials said Thursday. The shooting happened about 11:15 p.m. Wednesday in a grocery store parking lot. According to the FBI, the agent was trying to serve Casey Nethercott of Douglas, Ariz. Nethercott is a known member of Ranch Rescue, a group that works to protect private property along the southern U.S. border. At the time, Nethercott was with 22-year-old Kalen Riddle, also of Douglas. Charlene Thorton, special agent in charge of the Phoenix FBI office, said that "actions taken by Nethercott...
  • South Texas Ranch at Center of Storm over Effort to Stem Illegal Immigration

    06/07/2004 6:29:30 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 9 replies · 244+ views
    South Texas ranch at center of storm over effort to stem illegal immigration HEBBRONVILLE (AP) — A South Texas couple says the U.S. Border Patrol hasn't been much help in stemming the flow of illegal immigrants who make their way into the country across their ranch land. After continuing to find broken fences, food containers and other messes from migrants, Joe and Betty Lou Sutton last year called on Ranch Rescue, an Arizona-based group of armed vigilantes who believe citizens should protect the U.S.-Mexican border themselves. Now, the Suttons' ranch is at the center of a federal court case alleging...
  • Convoy of illegals tries to run down agents

    03/22/2004 2:17:39 PM PST · by joesnuffy · 31 replies · 364+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | March 22, 2004 | WND
    COMING TO AMERICA Convoy of illegals tries to run down agents Border officers stop 6 of 12 pickups, 165 aliens found in truck beds Posted: March 22, 2004 5:00 p.m. Eastern © 2004 A convoy of 12 pickup trucks crammed with illegal aliens barreled over the U.S.-Mexico border and attempted to run down approaching Border Patrol agents. In the unprecedented move, six of the pickups were stopped, while six escaped back to Mexico, reported the Tucson Citizen. In the vehicles authorities were able to stop, agents found 165 suspected illegals in the beds of the trucks, said Greg Maier,...
  • Vigilantes targeting Mexican military

    02/14/2004 10:55:45 AM PST · by JackelopeBreeder · 101 replies · 580+ views
    Tucson Citizen ^ | 14 February 2004 | Luke Turf
    <p>Troops help drug, people smugglers and will be shot, says leader of armed patrol in Douglas.</p> <p>DOUGLAS - Rhetoric along the Mexican border here is rising, with a heavily armed group of residents declaring war on the Mexican military, and the mayor thinks chances are rising that someone will get hurt.</p>
  • Watch out hens, the Fox is back

    03/09/2004 1:39:04 PM PST · by joesnuffy · 4 replies · 250+ views
    WND ^ | March 8, 2004 | Barbara Simpson
    Barbara SimpsonBabe In The Bunker Watch out hens, the Fox is back! Posted: March 8, 20041:00 a.m. Eastern © 2004 Look at the headlines! Sept. 11 widows outraged over Bush commercials. Democrats empowered by Kerry's wins. Defiance of the law spreads as homosexual marriages continue. Arguments about Iraq. Arguments about indecent media. What's missing? Probably the most important story, but because of media sensitivityabout illegal aliens, the reality sails under their radar. Oh, there's superficial news coverage. We hear about ranch tours and comfortable meals but not much about the real reasons for the confab Đ agreements that will...
  • Mexican Troops Fire on U.S. Border Watchers

    12/23/2003 12:31:21 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 91 replies · 918+ views ^ | Dec. 23, 2003 | Jon E. Dougherty
    An official with a civilian border group says a squad of Mexican soldiers opened fire on a position only moments after it was vacated by group volunteers patrolling private property near Douglas, Ariz. Jack Foote, national spokesman for property protection group Ranch Rescue, told NewsMax a reconnaissance squad of his volunteers spotted two armed Mexican soldiers wearing green combat fatigues and Kevlar helmets on U.S. soil adjacent to property the group was asked to protect. Foote said his volunteers, part of a mission Ranch Rescue dubbed "Operation Thunderbird," deployed at the landowner's request to interdict smuggling of illegal aliens and...
  • Thousands of illegals flooding across our borders with tons of illegal drugs...

    12/11/2003 9:43:10 PM PST · by abileneal · 48 replies · 592+ views
    Nobodies conservative opinion | 12/11/2003 | Abilene Al
    Kidnapped by the mexican army!A West Texas family of five were kidnapped at gunpoint 24 November 2003 off of their private property near Candelaria, Texas by armed, uniformed soldiers of the mexican army. These military troops crossed into the United States, kidnapped a father, mother, and three children. These are the actions of a rogue terrorist state.
  • Hasta la vista, baby vigilante ranchers have taken security into their own gun-totin' hands

    12/05/2003 8:49:59 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 80 replies · 246+ views
    Sydney Morning Herald ^ | December 6, 2003 | Caroline Overington
    JACK Foote says he isn't hunting humans, but it sure looks like he's hunting something. He is dressed head to toe in combat fatigues and his private army has the type of weapons you see in Terminator movies: AK-47s and AR-15s, with 520 rounds of ammunition, 17-inch knives, and side-arms powerful enough to blow a person's brains out. Why all this firepower, Jack? "It's dangerous out there," Foote says of the journey he is about to make. "You've got rattlesnakes and scorpions, and tarantulas the size of a man's hand. And you could always get shot up." We meet Foote...
  • Ranch Rescue Busted

    11/26/2003 12:43:12 PM PST · by raggedwarrior · 172+ views
    Tucson Citizen ^ | 11/26/03 | Luke Turf
    A member of the civilian border patrol group Ranch Rescue was arrested in Douglas yesterday on charges stemming from an illegal-imprisonment case in Texas, an FBI spokeswoman said.
  • Feds harassing citizen border groups?

    08/10/2003 9:21:50 AM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 42 replies · 310+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | Aug 10, 2003 | Jon Dougherty
    An Arizona newspaper owner and founder of a citizens' group whose goal is to thwart illegal immigration says U.S. Border Patrol officials in Washington have instructed field agents in his area to contact local authorities whenever the group intercepts and turns in illegal aliens. Chris Simcox, editor of the Tombstone Tumbleweed and leader of Civil Homeland Defense, or CHD, told WorldNetDaily local Border Patrol supervisors and agents say their orders to contact the Cochise County Sheriff's Department whenever his volunteers hand over illegal aliens came straight from Washington, D.C. "[Last] weekend we were notified by a Border Patrol supervisor that...
  • 'Ranch Rescue' billed as racist

    05/30/2003 1:58:53 PM PDT · by JackelopeBreeder · 46 replies · 398+ views
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | 30 May 2003 | By John MacCormack
    (Passed to me by texastoo -- similar story on NY Times, but this one is more detailed.) Calling Ranch Rescue an illegal paramilitary unit that is motivated by racial hatred, a team of private and civil rights lawyers sued Thursday in a bid to put the controversial border watch group out of business. "The object of the suit is to bankrupt Ranch Rescue and to bankrupt Joe Sutton, so other landowners will not be willing to work with Ranch Rescue," Laredo lawyer Ricardo de Anda said. "We feel if we get the landowners to stop cooperating with these Ranch Rescue...
  • Ranch Rescue Back In The Saddle

    04/10/2003 9:50:29 PM PDT · by TLI · 32 replies · 520+ views
    Ranch Rescue ^ | April 10, 2003 | Ranch Rescue
    RANCH RESCUE BACK IN THE SADDLE, GOING BACK TO JIM HOGG COUNTY ! From what I see on the Operation Ranch Rescue website they have regrouped and are going back in strength.  It is my understanding that the usual number of participants is 50.   This time they are putting together about 200 (sounds like FReeping to me!) and are headed back at the end of the month.  It looks like there will be a LOT of documentation going on, I suppose County Sheriff E-Raz-Mo is gonna have some `splanin to do. GO TEAM! Check out the site link and...
  • Terrorists Said to Seek Entry to U.S. via Mexico

    04/07/2003 1:15:30 AM PDT · by GiovannaNicoletta · 61 replies · 290+ views
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | April 7, 2003 | By Bill Gertz
    <p>A group of al Qaeda terrorists is attempting to infiltrate the United States from Mexico to conduct attacks in the country, The Washington Times has learned.</p> <p>At least 14 al Qaeda members are said to be in Mexico, said officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity. The al Qaeda members are working with Mexican organized crime groups, such as drug-trafficking organizations, in an attempt to enter the United States covertly, the officials said.</p>
  • !Urgent! FReep ALERT. Ranch Rescue member still jailed.

    04/02/2003 12:47:24 AM PST · by Stopislamnow · 30 replies · 633+ views
    Nugeboards ^ | 02-04-03 | Ranch Rescue Member(unk)
    UPDATE ON CASEY NETHERCOTT (The Sheriff is mad because someone called his office and referred to them with the nickname we've given them of "The Texas Taliban"!) KEEP IT UP! - KEEP THE CALLS GOING! - KEEP THE FAXES GOING! Our legal representative has provided the following update: The District Judge Alejandro (Alex) Gabert was very complimentary to our Legal Advisor (name withheld at this time) for his outstanding Habeas Corpus work, which is what we have done here. In fact, he was obscenely complimentary. The Judge dragged both the Asst. D.A. (Rudy Gutierrez), and HIS boss, the D.A.- (Herbie...
  • Iraqis targeted W ranch - Terror team tried to sneak into Texas through Mexico

    03/29/2003 1:43:11 AM PST · by kattracks · 138 replies · 407+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 3/29/03 | JAMES GORDON MEEK
    WASHINGTON - An Iraqi terror team armed with millions of dollars tried to get smuggled into the U.S. through Mexico to Crawford, Tex. - the site of President Bush's ranch, a law enforcement source said yesterday. The alarming attempt to infiltrate the country occurred this month, the source said. It is not known what the Iraqis planned to do in Crawford, but Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein tried to assassinate Bush's father, the former President George Bush, in 1993. The unidentified Iraqis wanted to hire smugglers to sneak them into the U.S. because they "wanted to get to the Crawford ranch,"...
  • Ranch Rescue(my insertion)Volunteer Denies Beating at Border

    03/24/2003 10:58:49 AM PST · by libertylass · 34 replies · 287+ views
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | 3/22/03 | John MacCormack
    Volunteer denies beating on border By John MacCormack San Antonio Express-News Web Posted : 03/22/2003 12:00 AM The leader of the border watch group Ranch Rescue denied Friday that two of its volunteer members detained and beat a Salvadoran they caught crossing a ranch in Jim Hogg County. "That never happened. It's a fabrication," said Jack Foote of Abilene, who said he was present Wednesday evening when his group caught two Salvadorans on an exotic game ranch about 160 miles south of San Antonio. Foote said two armed volunteers, with the help of a large dog, discovered the Salvadorans hiding...
  • Ranch Rescue persecution(homeland insecurity)

    03/20/2003 9:44:38 PM PST · by Stopislamnow · 56 replies · 2,157+ views
    Sage Cheney ^ | 3-18-03 | Sage Cheney(wife of David Cheney, RR N. AZ Coordinator)
    Here is what happened: 2 RR members stopped 2 illegals (man & wife) out of a group of 100 from crossing onto the property they were patrolling during the night of 3-18-03. They questioned the individuals and one had a work visa from El Salvador in his possession which meant he could have ridden the bus across the border and did not have to be where he was and thereby trespassing. The area that the crossing occurred was a a point of one of the worst rattlesnake infestations in the area and that particular fencing between the borders of Mexico...
  • Ranch Rescue In The News

    10/18/2002 3:32:21 PM PDT · by libertylass · 12 replies · 189+ views
    Thursday, October 17, 2002 By Tim Steller ARIZONA DAILY STAR LOCHIEL, Ariz. - Members of an armed citizens patrol seized about 280 pounds of marijuana Tuesday and Wednesday from smugglers crossing a ranch owned by The Nature Conservancy. About 13 volunteers for the group, called Ranch Rescue, have been working near Lochiel since Saturday in their first mission aimed at surveillance, rather than cleanups at border-area ranches. An official of The Nature Conservancy said Wednesday night the group was unaware Ranch Rescue members had been operating on the San Antonio Ranch, about 65 miles south of Tucson. Tom Collazo,...