Saturday, June 13, 2009

Minuteman Leader Charged in Vicious Hate Crime Murder of Latino Father and his 9 yr old Daughter!

BREAKING NEWS - MORE HATE CRIMES AGAINST LATINOS!! This time by the Minutemen during their patrols in Arizona along the Mexican border!!
Minuteman Leader Shawna Forde and two of her fellow minutemen viciously attacked an entire Latino family, including their 9 year old daughter. They killed the father and 9 year old girl. They intended to kill their other young daughter too but she was not home. Reports indicate this attack was part of this Minuteman Group's intent to gather funds for their group through the murder of Latino families. Police say there are more MM suspects in this case on the loose.
This type of violence, this vigilantism against Latinos, particularly along the border states, MUST BE STOPPED!! This crime should be investigated by the FBI!!!
Three people, including the leader of a border watch group and an officer within that group, were arrested in connection with a May 30 home invasion that left a father and his daughter dead and the mother wounded, authorities said. One of those arrested, Shawna Forde, is the leader of Minutemen American Defense, a group out of Washington state that conducts operations along the U.S.-Mexican border in Arizona.
Authorities also arrested Jason Eugene "Gunny" Bush, 34, who serves as operations director for the Washington Minuteman group, and Albert Robert Gaxiola, 42, in connection with the shooting deaths of Raul Flores, 29, and his 9-year-old daughter, Brisenia Flores, said Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik. The three are charged with two counts of first-degree murder, one count of first degree burglary, and one count of aggravated assault.
Several men and a woman claiming to be police officers forced their way into the home in the middle of the night May 30 and killed the pair. The girl's mother was wounded, and investigators believe she returned fire, injuring Bush, Dupnik said.
Dupnik painted a grim picture of the tragedy during a press conference Friday at the Sheriff's Department headquarters. Raul Flores was a suspected drug dealer, and the three suspects targeted the house with the intention of stealing money and drugs, he said. Bush was the suspected shooter, Dupnik said.
They did not plan to leave any survivors, he said. "The plan was to kill everyone. To kill a 9-year-old because she might be a potential witness is one of the most despicable acts I've heard of." Dupnik said. Forde and her cohorts even searched for the couple's other daughter, who had spent the night at her grandmother's, with the intention of killing her.
Detectives arrested Bush Thursday in Kingman on a probation violation warrant for auto theft in Washington state, he said. Bush is currently in a Kingman hospital recovering from a bullet wound after he was shot in the left calf by the mother, Dupnik said. He will face extradition for the murders when he is released from the hospital, Dupnik said...Bush, whose nickname is Gunny, is the operations director for the group. According to the Web site, he is a military veteran who has served numerous tours overseas and is in charge of all operations for the organization along the southern border. "I take a very hard line with drugs and illegal immigration. Make no bones about it, I have a zero tolerance for terrorists, and that is what they are," he wrote on the Web site.
Forde was arrested Friday near Sierra Vista, and Gaxiola was taken into custody near South Park Avenue and Benson Highway, he said. Forde was the suspected ringleader of the operation. Investigators believe the three planned to sell the drugs after the home invasion, he said.
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 weeks ago had discussed using robberies to raise money for her cause.
Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik told the Green Valley News and Sun that Forde was trying right up until her arrest Friday "to get together a large amount of money to further sophisticate the type of operation she's interested in."
Pima County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman deputy Dawn Barkman told The Herald that Forde "was the ringleader of this group and of this attack. She made the order for Bush to go in and shoot these individuals."She's just truly an evil person to do something like this," Barkman said.Detectives believe there are additional suspects and are aggressively continuing their investigation, Barkman said.
Before she headed to Arizona earlier this year to start another season of prowling the desert with her group, she made it clear that she was preparing for violence."I will stay the course and lead in this fight with every once (sic) of strength and conviction I have," she wrote in an e-mail message to supporters. "I will not waist (sic) it on matters that do not pertain to this very mission. It is time for Americans to lock and load."
Forde's mother, who lives in California, said she was not surprised to hear of her daughter's arrest.Rena Caudle said Forde visited her before heading to the border this year. She talked of staging home invasions, Caudle said."She sat here and said that she was going to start a group where they went down and start taking things away from the Mexican mafia," Caudle said. "She was going to kick in their doors and take away the money and the drugs."Caudle said she wasn't sure what to make of that at the time, in part because Forde has a history of exaggeration and lying. Then, early on May 30 -- a few hours after the shootings -- Caudle said, Forde called her and reported she was taking refuge in a "safe house" in Arivaca.Forde "was very frightened," Caudle said. "She says, 'I'm in hiding.' I said, 'What is going on?' She said. 'You won't believe was is going down here … The mafia, they are kicking down doors and they are shooting people and they are looking for me.'"
Word from the MMs who previously supported Ford's tactics:
People in the Minuteman movement reacted to news of the arrests with sadness -- and some contempt for Forde. Jim Gilchrist, president of the California-based Minuteman Project and a longtime Forde ally, said his group is separate and "we disassociate any affiliation between her, her organization and ours." On Friday he posted a message of condolence to the victims' families.
Jeff Schwilk, founder of the San Diego Minutemen and an outspoken critic of Gilchrist, said he and others long ago recognized that Forde was unstable and dangerous. He said Gilchrist should have done the same."The warning had been out in Arizona to stay away from this woman," he said. "Unfortunately, this conclusion was very tragic."


I Travel for JOOLS said...

Well, if you want an anti to denouce this, you have it. Out and out murder. They should get the death penalty. And, I think this is serious enough that the minutemen should disband. You cannot overcome the blemish of this horrible situation no matter how innocent or disconnected the other members of the MM are.

Tamale Chica said...

OMG, thanks for posting this, although the topic is very tragic and sad. What can anyone say when there are hate mongering, people without souls who have chosen the path of the dark?

Dee said...

We both agree on this.
These HATE Crimes are committed by the extremists. You are not an extremist. Ultima is not an extremist. It is the extremists who are committing these Hate Crimes that I am blogging about.

As long time readers know, I have been following the antics of Shawna Forde for some time. She IS an extremists. Up until this crime, Jim Gilchrist, the National MM leader, proudly supported her. There are plenty of internet references out there confirming this. I have posted a few of them in the past.

Also, she was a member of the National MM team for several years and has constantly advocated violence at the border. So have others. It wasn't until a few months ago that Schwilk and Alipac began to distance themselves from her.

With this latest crime of hers, ALL of the national ANTIs are quickly trying to distance themselves from her.

The problem is, for far too long, many of the MM leaders have set up camps along the border to monitor border activity.

I agree. These camps SHOULD be disbanded.

I am going to continue to blog on this hoping to get the attention of the National media and the FBI so those evil camps will be shut down! We do NOT need vigilantism in our country.

Dee said...


I am advocating that ALL Pro Bloggers blog about this case as we have with other Hate Crimes.

What is very concerning to me is that the police are saying there are still members of this "home invasion" MM group still out there. They MUST be stopped!!

We need the FBI involved.

The Arizonian said...

Wow, a 'rape victim' killing someone hundreds of miles from home? Are we sure? I mean, she MUST be innocent. (/sarcasm)

The reason why this bothers me is because this will further demonize law-abiding people that believe in immigration enforcement and other issues in their own right. One more nail in the coffin of 'A Free Republic' I'm afraid....

Dee said...

Talking about Free Republic. I saw their article about this case. The commenters never once mentioned apologies to the murdered victims. All they could discuss was how the evil Obama administration and the evil MSM were demonizing the right wingers.

Dee said...

heres the link:

pcorn54 said...

Unfortunately, as in the case of BP Agent Nicholas Corbett, a "fair and impartial" jury cannot be seated in southern Arizona.

Anyone who commits a Capital crime against a Hispanic is branded a "Patriot" and a "Hero" and quickly acquitted.

We can take some comfort in the fact that she in in a county lockup where the majority of the population is Hispanic, many illegal and according to her PCSO booking info, it appears she is sharing a cell.

The Arizonian said...

I used 'A Free Republic' as a concept of how this country came to be. I had no idea the was a group/publication call Free Republic.

Sorry for any confusion this has caused.

Vicente Duque said...

Dee said :

"I am advocating that ALL Pro Bloggers blog about this case as we have with other Hate Crimes."

Yes, Dee

We have to do that, we have to blog when we can steal a few minutes from our jobs and daily tasks.

That is what Racists dislike more. They get very angry when we tell what is going on. Since the Mainstream Media many times ignores what is going on in the Matter of Racial Murder and Absolution and Acquittal of the Scoundrel Cowards that kill for a Racist Ideology.

The Internet is a Deluge of Racism and Hate. The same for many TV Hours. We have to push as little ants against the Dam that contains violence and hatred.

We can not contain the Tsunami of Hate, but we can report it for Historians and Students of Evil.

I am now organizing a Big Party and I am very tired. But I had to follow Dee's advice of Blogging nonstop against Cowardice, Bastardy, Evil and Imbecility.

Vicente Duque

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