Shawna Forde and the Minuteman Project

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Apparently, anti-immigration “activist” Shawna Forde (charged in Arizona with the murder of an Arizona man and his 9-year old daughter) had a closer relationship with the Minuteman Project and its president Jim Gilchrist than we were first led to believe.

In an E-mail titled “Jim Gilchrist Exposed!!!!” on the Minuteman Project’s website, Nightingale, the Save Our State official, wrote that “patriots” were incensed at Gilchrist’s group because it supported Forde. “As a mother I am sick to death that a little child was murdered!” she wrote. “Murdered at the hands of people that were endorsed on the Jim Gilchrist MMP site. Wasn’t it bad enough that your forum is a sewer full of lies and bashing of patriots? Or are each of you being paid by say the SPLC, La Raza to destroy the movement with your filth and personal connections?”

In his response, Gilchrist asserted that Save Our State’s allies included the Mountain Minutemen, whose leader in 2007 produced a faked video that appeared to show an undocumented immigrant being shot at the border. “Your unwarranted wrath is all about sour grapes, Ms. Nightingale,” Gilchrist wrote. “If you are going to be a crackpot, Ms. Nightingale, please be thorough about it.”

Gilchrist defended Forde this winter after other nativist leaders expressed doubt about her claims that she’d been raped, beaten and shot in a bizarre series of incidents in and near her Everett, Wash., home. The Everett Herald reported that police have dropped the investigation of the reported rape, citing a lack of evidence.

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35 comments

1 zombie  Thu, Jun 25, 2009 3:06:36pm

Everyone's going to want to talk about Michael Jackson dying!

2 pre-Boomer Marine brat  Thu, Jun 25, 2009 3:07:17pm

Wierd people!

3 Silvergirl  Thu, Jun 25, 2009 3:07:43pm

re: #1 zombie

Everyone's going to want to talk about Michael Jackson dying!

Not me.

4 quickjustice  Thu, Jun 25, 2009 3:07:44pm

The Minutemen always claim to operate unarmed, to merely "observe and report". If this is proven false, they're in deep doo-doo.

5 zombie  Thu, Jun 25, 2009 3:07:57pm

He was a supremely talented singer who was literally driven insane by the pressures of fame. A textbook example -- never before was there such a clear case of fame-induced madness.

6 Occasional Reader  Thu, Jun 25, 2009 3:09:01pm

re: #5 zombie

He was a supremely talented singer who was literally driven insane by the pressures of fame.

Jim Gilchrist?

/

7 quickjustice  Thu, Jun 25, 2009 3:09:14pm

Hadn't he purchased a freezing chamber where he could be preserved until medical science came up with a cure for whatever ailed him?

8 Kragar  Thu, Jun 25, 2009 3:09:15pm

re: #4 quickjustice

The Minutemen always claim to operate unarmed, to merely "observe and report". If this is proven false, they're in deep doo-doo.

Wont be that hard to prove.

9 pingjockey  Thu, Jun 25, 2009 3:09:18pm

One of the guys arrested with Forde is wanted for murder up here in Wenatchee, Wa. Killed a couple of Mexican farm workers.

10 Charles Johnson  Thu, Jun 25, 2009 3:09:29pm

Did he die?

11 quickjustice  Thu, Jun 25, 2009 3:09:31pm

Michael Jackson, I mean!

12 wrenchwench  Thu, Jun 25, 2009 3:10:09pm

re: #4 quickjustice

The Minutemen always claim to operate unarmed, to merely "observe and report". If this is proven false, they're in deep doo-doo.

The nature of their operation demanded that they do a better job of vetting their associates.

13 Kragar  Thu, Jun 25, 2009 3:10:14pm

re: #10 Charles

Did he die?

Thats the news

14 zombie  Thu, Jun 25, 2009 3:10:26pm
Gilchrist defended Forde this winter after other nativist leaders expressed doubt about her claims that she’d been raped, beaten and shot in a bizarre series of incidents in and near her Everett, Wash., home. The Everett Herald reported that police have dropped the investigation of the reported rape, citing a lack of evidence.

Forde is obviously a complete nutcase. I pity anyone who came anywhere near her orbit.

15 Honorary Yooper  Thu, Jun 25, 2009 3:10:36pm

re: #1 zombie

Everyone's going to want to talk about Michael Jackson dying!

Of course. It will be the Thriller of the day.

16 MJ  Thu, Jun 25, 2009 3:10:49pm

re: #10 Charles

Did he die?

[Link: www.tmz.com...]

17 Sharmuta  Thu, Jun 25, 2009 3:10:58pm
Gilchrist defended Forde this winter after other nativist leaders expressed doubt about her claims that she’d been raped, beaten and shot in a bizarre series of incidents in and near her Everett, Wash., home. The Everett Herald reported that police have dropped the investigation of the reported rape, citing a lack of evidence.

Making up outlandish claims, like one of her co-defendants, in order to give herself credibility. That's just warped.

18 zombie  Thu, Jun 25, 2009 3:10:58pm

re: #10 Charles

Did he die?

TMZ and Drudge are saying so. No one else has confirmed.

19 Killgore Trout  Thu, Jun 25, 2009 3:11:30pm

re: #1 zombie

Everyone's going to want to talk about Michael Jackson dying!

Probably. At least he's not tied to the Tea Parties.

20 zombie  Thu, Jun 25, 2009 3:12:05pm

re: #19 Killgore Trout

Probably. At least he's not tied to the Tea Parties.

Except the tea parties he hosted for 12-year-old boys at Neverland.

21 pingjockey  Thu, Jun 25, 2009 3:12:22pm

re: #19 Killgore Trout
You're a nut. :)

22 Killgore Trout  Thu, Jun 25, 2009 3:12:51pm

re: #21 pingjockey

Heh.

23 Silvergirl  Thu, Jun 25, 2009 3:13:02pm

re: #19 Killgore Trout

Probably. At least he's not tied to the Tea Parties.

Apparently you are. With a ball and chain.

24 Honorary Yooper  Thu, Jun 25, 2009 3:13:57pm

re: #10 Charles

Did he die?

TMZ is saying so. The Trib has him in a coma so far. Who knows yet?

25 Kragar  Thu, Jun 25, 2009 3:15:55pm

re: #18 zombie

TMZ and Drudge are saying so. No one else has confirmed.

LATimes is saying coma

Updated at 2:46 p.m.: Pop star Michael Jackson is in a coma and his family is arriving at his bedside, a law enforcement source told The Times.

Jackson was rushed to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center this afternoon by Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics.

Fire Capt. Steve Ruda said paramedics responded to a call at Jackson's home at 12:26 p.m. He was not breathing when they arrived. The paramedics performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation and took him to the hospital, Ruda told The Times.]

26 OldLineTexan  Thu, Jun 25, 2009 3:18:53pm

Crap, I thought this was a music video thread.

/

27 IslandLibertarian  Thu, Jun 25, 2009 3:19:30pm

Flying to L.A. in two hours.
Going to a memorial for a real hero.

Will it be all Michael, all the time?

Oh, yeah, screw the outlaw vigilantes.
They're criminals.

28 Son of the Black Dog  Thu, Jun 25, 2009 3:20:09pm

re: #15 Honorary Yooper

Of course. It will be the Thriller of the day.

He's probably just trying to upstage Farrah Fawcett.
NYT says only hospitalized.

29 midwestgak  Thu, Jun 25, 2009 3:25:31pm

re: #1 zombie

Everyone's going to want to talk about Michael Jackson dying!

Where is confirmation of his death? See Charles' #10. No news source has proclaimed his death. Only speculation.

News today had no problem announcing Farrah's death.

MJ Publicity stunt. I want to be wrong. But I smell publicity stunt.

30 WinterCat  Thu, Jun 25, 2009 3:29:35pm

Wow. I watched a video interview of this woman the other day. and thought "real trash that one". Not only is this lady a criminal (assuming she is found guilty) but she is a complete embarrassment to her country. Someone needs to clean up the border on OUR side of the fence.

31 Hawaii69  Thu, Jun 25, 2009 4:09:25pm

re: #1 zombie

Everyone's going to want to talk about Michael Jackson dying!

Talk about stealing Farah Fawcetts thunder.....

Yes, that's crass, but seriously.

32 Hawaii69  Thu, Jun 25, 2009 4:30:05pm

re: #29 midwestgak

Where is confirmation of his death? See Charles' #10. No news source has proclaimed his death. Only speculation.

News today had no problem announcing Farrah's death.

MJ Publicity stunt. I want to be wrong. But I smell publicity stunt.


It's confirmed now.

33 SanFranciscoZionist  Thu, Jun 25, 2009 9:40:17pm

re: #9 pingjockey

One of the guys arrested with Forde is wanted for murder up here in Wenatchee, Wa. Killed a couple of Mexican farm workers.

Damn.

34 pbird  Thu, Jun 25, 2009 10:35:49pm

She makes me so proud of Everett.
/

35 Ty85719  Fri, Jun 26, 2009 9:40:05am

I am concerned and disappointed that this story is being milked so hard


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