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The Arizona State Militia Says It’s Mainstream – It’s Not
http://www.splcenter.org/blog/2014/07/29/the-arizona-state-militia-says-its-mainstream/

A new “statewide” militia group that is attempting to organize in Arizona has been careful to portray itself to would-be recruits and law enforcement as a non-radical, ...

Hatewatch Headlines 7/22/14
http://www.splcenter.org/blog/2014/07/22/hatewatch-headlines-72214/

Right Wing Watch: Five things this past weekend’s tepid anti-immigrant rallies tell us about the nativist movement.Washington Post: Rep. Steven Horsford of Nevada describes ...

Appeal Denied for Shawna Forde, Nativist Leader and Murderer
http://www.splcenter.org/blog/2014/01/17/appeal-denied-for-shawna-forde-nativist-leader-and-murderer/

The Arizona Supreme Court today rejected every aspect of convicted Minuteman murderer Shawna Forde’s appeal, notably including her attempts to escape the death penalty. ...

Smaller, More Radical Border Militias Patrolling Arizona Desert
http://www.splcenter.org/blog/2013/09/30/smaller-more-radical-border-militias-patrolling-arizona-desert/

Robert CrooksThough more than three years have passed since the Arizona-based Minuteman organization run by movement co-founder Chris Simcox shuttered its operations, would-be ...

Arizona Sheriff Warns Border Vigilantes After Confrontation in Desert
http://www.splcenter.org/blog/2013/08/21/arizona-sheriff-warns-border-vigilantes-after-confrontation-in-desert/

Arizona’s Minuteman movement – composed of heavily armed, anti-immigrant vigilantes and militia-style groups that patrol the Southwest border – has a new critic: Joe ...

Former Minuteman Leader Pleads Innocent to Child Molestation
http://www.splcenter.org/blog/2013/07/22/former-minuteman-leader-pleads-innocent-to-child-molestation/

Chris Simcox, co-founder of the Minuteman movement of armed civilians who patrolled the Arizona border looking for undocumented immigrants, has pleaded innocent to charges ...

Leader of Minuteman Civil Defense Corps Charged with Child Molestation
http://www.splcenter.org/blog/2013/06/20/leader-of-minuteman-civil-defense-corps-charged-with-child-molestation/

Chris Simcox, the former leader of one of the largest militia groups patrolling the Arizona border during the peak of the nativist Minuteman movement, has been charged with ...

Report: Minuteman Leader Knew Killer-to-Be Yearned for Violence
http://www.splcenter.org/blog/2012/07/25/report-minuteman-leader-knew-killer-to-be-yearned-for-violence/

In mid-2009, nativist leaders scrambled to distance themselves from Minuteman American Defense (MAD) founder Shawna Forde, after the immigrant-bashing former child prostitute ...

Leak Reveals New Border Vigilante Group on Arizona Border
http://www.splcenter.org/blog/2011/06/29/leak-reveals-new-border-vigilante-group-on-arizona-border/

A 2010 U.S. Department of Homeland Security memo warned that a new Minuteman-style border vigilante group had popped up in Arizona that posed “a possibility of violence ...

Arizona Tea Party Affiliate Promoting Hate Group Leader
http://www.splcenter.org/blog/2011/05/24/arizona-tea-party-affiliate-promoting-hate-group-leader/

Arizonans who fretted that the recent cancellation of Glenn Spencer’s testimony before the state Senate Border Security Committee meant that Spencer would be prevented from ...