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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 ...

Nativist Extremist Pushing Arizona to Activate New ‘State Guard’
http://www.splcenter.org/blog/2011/05/04/nativist-extremist-pushing-arizona-to-activate-new-arizona-state-guard/

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer last Thursday signed into law a bill authorizing herself and future Arizona governors to deploy an “Arizona State Guard” at any time and for any ...

Judge Upholds Restraining Order Against Leading Nativist
http://www.splcenter.org/blog/2010/09/08/judge-uphold-restraining-order-against-leading-nativist/

A superior court in Arizona has ruled that Chris Simcox, the disgraced former head of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps (MCDC), must continue to maintain distance from his ...

Minuteman Co-Founder Accused of Threatening Family
http://www.splcenter.org/blog/2010/06/04/minuteman-co-founder-accused-of-threatening-family/

Chris Simcox, co-founder of the Minuteman movement and a principal nativist leader, threatened to kill his wife and family last year, according to a petition filed in Maricopa ...

After Call to Arms, Nativist Extremist Leader Calls it Quits
http://www.splcenter.org/blog/2010/03/26/after-call-to-arms-nativist-extremist-group-calls-it-quits/

A major nativist group known for its armed border patrols is disbanding.In a Monday E-mail to supporters, Minuteman Civil Defense Corps President Carmen Mercer said the MCDC ...