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  • Tucson jury sentences border activist to death

    02/22/2011 3:09:15 PM PST · by Kimberly GG · 18 replies
    An Arizona jury has sentenced a border activist to death in the 2009 murder of a young girl and her father. The Pima County Attorney's Office said Tuesday the Tucson jury returned the death penalty verdict against 43-year-old Shawna Forde. She now becomes the third woman on Arizona's death row.
  • AZ Local Minuteman Leader Arrested in Double Homicide

    01/10/2011 3:08:46 AM PST · by JerseyHighlander · 4 replies ^ | Sat Jun 13, 2009 | Jeralyn
    AZ Local Minuteman Leader Arrested in Double Homicide By Jeralyn, Section Crime in the News Posted on Sat Jun 13, 2009 at 02:22:53 PM EST Tags: Flores murders (all tags) Share This: Digg! Shwawna Ford, the National Executive Director of a local the Minuteman American Defense group (M.A.D.) has been arrested for a double killing, that of a 9 year old and her father, during a home invasion last month. According to authorities, Bush, [MAD leader Shawna] Forde, and Gaxiola broke into the home of the Flores family just after midnight on May 30th. At the time, the mother, father...
  • Alleged Home Invasion Murder suspects [are] criminals, not "Minutemen"

    06/20/2009 3:02:54 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 8 replies · 772+ views
    Borderfire Report ^ | June 19, 2009 | CARMEN MERCER
    Carmen Mercer President of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps extends the sympathies for the loss of life in an unfortunate criminal act of violence that led to the deaths of a father and 9-year-old girl during a home invasion in Arivaca, Arizona. "Our entire country and especially our border region with Mexico has been plagued by senseless violence for decades. It seems the violence can almost always be traced back to illegal drugs and the crimes and corruption it breeds. That is definitely the case in the Arivaca murders." "This is nothing more than criminals preying on criminals for profit...
  • Arizona killings highlight risk of fringe activists

    06/20/2009 6:40:31 AM PDT · by wolfcreek · 40 replies · 1,044+ views
    Austin American Statesman ^ | 6.20.2009 | Jonathan J. Cooper
    PHOENIX — The tagline on Shawna Forde's anti-illegal immigration Web site says her group was "doing the job our government won't do." They wanted to patrol the border, but her small band of activists needed money to do it. So, authorities say, Forde and two men dressed up as Border Patrol agents and broke into the southern Arizona home of a man they thought was a drug dealer, hunting for money or drugs to sell. They found neither, but killed the man and his 9-year-old daughter.
  • Tancredo linked to Minuteman group accused of Arizona double-murder (Hit piece)

    06/18/2009 5:30:07 PM PDT · by Ladycalif · 27 replies · 1,409+ views
    Shawna Forde and members of Minuteman American Defense — an anti-illegal immigration vigilante group charged in the double homicide of an Arizona man and his 9-year-old daughter and the attempted murder of the man’s wife — shared a stage, if not their vigilante streak, with former U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo.
  • Right Wing [Shawna Forde] Anti-Immigrant Group Leader Arrested For Murder, Burglary

    06/14/2009 2:57:40 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 19 replies · 1,174+ views
    Crooks and Liars ^ | Jun 13, 2009 | Logan Murphy
    The nationwide surge in violence by right wing extremists has been making a lot of headlines lately, both in the blogosphere and the corporate media -- with Fox News doing its best to downplay the violence as isolated and perpetrated by lefties. Now it appears that Shawna Forde, a rising star in the xenophobic, anti-immigrant militia movement has been arrested for her role in a home invasion that left two dead, including a 9 year old girl. TUCSON, AZ (KOLD) - Pima County Sheriff's investigators have charged three people with a May 30 home invasion that left a father and...
  • [Illegal immigration] Activist Shawna Forde charged in double slaying

    06/13/2009 11:03:23 AM PDT · by fours · 16 replies · 1,463+ views
    The Daily Herald, Everett, WA ^ | June 13, 2009 | Scott North and Jackson Holtz
    An outspoken anti-immigration activist who was at the center of a series of violent crimes in Everett earlier this year now stands accused of the home-invasion killings of an Arizona man and his 9-year-old daughter. Shawna Forde, 41, and two associates in her Minuteman American Defense group are charged with two counts of first-degree murder, one count of first-degree burglary and one count of aggravated assault ... The May 30 killings were believed to be premeditated and part of a plan to steal money and drugs to finance the Minuteman group she leads. Forde's own family said that the woman...
  • Head of a minuteman group arrested for double homicide

    06/13/2009 6:40:14 AM PDT · by Ladycalif · 49 replies · 2,763+ views
    KOVA ^ | 6/12/09
    TUCSON, AZ - Three people have been arrested in connection with last months deadly double homicide in Arivaca that left a nine-year-old and her father dead. One of the people arrested for the homicide is the National Executive Director of the Minuteman American Defense group (M.A.D.), a group known for patrolling the border, and is dedicated to "Defending America's Borders" according to their website - Jason Eugene Bush, 38, Shawna Forde, 42 and Albert Robert Gaxiola, 43, were all taken into custody and charged in connection with the murders of 29-year-old Raul Flores and 8-year-old Brisenia Flores. Both were...
  • Border militia activist one of three charged in Arivaca double murder

    06/13/2009 12:02:16 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 9 replies · 961+ views ^ | June 12, 2009 | Toby Herschler & Teresa Jun
    Pima County Sheriff's investigators have charged three people with a May 30 home invasion that left a father and 9-year-old girl dead. Shawna Forde, Jason Eugene Bush and Albert Robert Gaxiola face murder, burglary and aggravated assault charges. Investigators say the suspects broke into a home in Arivaca, shooting and killing 29-year old Raul Flores and his daughter Brisenia. The child's mother was also wounded, but was able to return gunfire. Detectives believe the suspects were after money and drugs. Authorities say Raul Flores had drug connections. Investigators say Forde was the mastermind of the operation. She and Gaxiola are...
  • Minutemen group leader reports being shot

    01/16/2009 12:40:33 PM PST · by MountainLoop · 19 replies · 1,747+ views
    The Everett Herald ^ | Friday, January 16, 2009 | Scott North and Jackson Holtz
    EVERETT -- The Everett-based leader of a group that she says patrols the nation's borders looking for drug smugglers and illegal immigrants was in an Everett hospital this morning being treated for an apparent gunshot wound in the arm.
  • 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...