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San Diego Minutemen Leader Ordered to Pay $135,000 for Defaming Woman

Posted in Anti-Immigrant by David Holthouse on May 22, 2009

Jeff Schwilk — the hot-tempered leader of the San Diego Minutemen, a nativist extremist organization with a reputation for violent confrontations and crude insults — has been ordered to pay $135,000 to a Korean-American civil rights activist who filed a defamation lawsuit against Schwilk and SDMM founding member and former spokesman Ray Carney in 2007. […]

New Embarrassments Face San Diego Minutemen

Posted in Anti-Immigrant by Brentin Mock on April 23, 2008

It’s shaping up to be a rough month for the aggressively confrontational San Diego Minutemen (SDMM) and their leader Jeff Schwilk (below, right). Last week, the California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation released a report exposing SDMM internal E-mails dating back to June 2006 in which SDMM members repeatedly refer to immigrants in dehumanizing terms, including […]

Nativist Leader Now Says Video is Fake

Posted in Anti-Immigrant by Casey Sanchez on August 20, 2007

For the first time, Robert Crooks, leader of California’s nativist extremist Mountain Minutemen, has admitted to filming and posting videos (here and here) that seem to depict an undocumented immigrant being shot on the border. But Crooks now says the video was staged. “Who in their right mind is going to shoot a smuggler, videotape […]

San Diego Minutemen Chief Filmed in Migrant Camp Attack

Posted in Anti-Immigrant by Casey Sanchez on August 16, 2007

Members of the San Diego Minutemen (SDMM), including leader Jeff Schwilk, were captured pulling down migrant workers’ tents and makeshift huts in a video apparently shot in McGonigle Canyon in San Diego. Earlier this week, the Voice of San Diego posted the video shot by Christie Czajkowski, a former member of SDMM who told the […]

New Video Appears to Show Vigilante Border Murder

Posted in Anti-Immigrant by Casey Sanchez on August 13, 2007

This morning, the Intelligence Report obtained a video that purports to show a vigilante murdering a Mexican immigrant just inside the U.S.-Mexico border. It’s unclear at this point whether the video is authentic. It is strikingly similar to another video, posted on this blog late last week, that appears to show a nativist yelling threats […]