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Minutemen May Be Gone, But Border Militiamen Are Still On The Prowl
Even though it has been more than three years since the national Minutemen organization based in Arizona, and run by movement cofounder Chris Simcox, shuttered its operations, there are still would-be vigilante militiamen out patrolling the Arizona desert on the lookout for illegal border crossers. And because they are smaller cells and increasingly radical, they are proving to be a real problem. Read more...
I thought the nativists who populate the Republican Party in Arizona would at least have enough sense and basic decency to just run away from Chris Simcox after his arrest on child-molestation charges. I was wrong. Read more...
Here's a disturbing story, one with even more horrifying potential, out of the Arizona borderlands: Authorities in southern Arizona say two men in a pickup truck carrying illegal immigrants have been fatally shot near Eloy. Pima County Read more...
The Shawna Forde murder trial got into full swing the past couple of days, with some riveting testimony featuring the sole survivor of Forde's killer Minuteman-gang home invasion, Gina Gonzalez -- some of it on the taped 911 call she made the Read more...
John McCain is still insisting that President Obama come visit the Arizona border and that he's ignoring the violence there being caused by the drug cartels. Chris Wallace points out to McCain that despite his criticism of the Obama administration, Read more...

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