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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 ...

Earth to Lou: It Could Have Been Different
http://www.splcenter.org/blog/2009/11/12/earth-to-lou-it-could-have-been-different/

It didn’t have to end this way for Lou Dobbs. He could have been a contender.But Dobbs, a supremely self-confident man who often mentions his Harvard education in private ...

Arizona Sues Minuteman Group Leader, Alleging Property-Tax Scam
http://www.splcenter.org/blog/2009/08/18/arizona-sues-minuteman-group-leader-alleging-property-tax-scam/

The leaders of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps, the largest and richest border vigilante organization in the United States, have long been accused of scamming donors and ...

Official Leaves Minuteman Group for ‘Patriot’ Movement
http://www.splcenter.org/blog/2009/08/07/official-leaves-minuteman-group-for-patriot-movement/

Providing yet another sign that major elements of the Minuteman anti-immigration movement are broadening their agenda to become part of a resurgent antigovernment “Patriot” ...

Accused Nativist Murderer Finds Few Allies in Movement
http://www.splcenter.org/blog/2009/06/23/accused-nativist-murderer-finds-few-allies-in-movement/

Nativist leaders are scrambling to distance themselves from Minutemen American Defense (MAD) founder Shawna Forde, who has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder ...

Key Nativist Leader Quits Group to Run for Senate
http://www.splcenter.org/blog/2009/05/18/key-nativist-leader-quits-group-to-run-for-senate/

Chris Simcox, a leading figure in the nativist extremist movement, has resigned as leader of the vigilante group Minuteman Civil Defense Corps (MCDC) to run for U.S. Senate.The ...

Questions About Nativist Leader’s Story Continue
http://www.splcenter.org/blog/2009/03/08/questions-about-nativist-leader%e2%80%99s-story-continue/

A recent story in The [Everett, Wash.] Daily Herald detailing the troubled past of border vigilante Shawna Forde has provoked yet another round of crossfire among leaders ...