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Another far-out right-wing activist (Minuteman) charged with murder

Published: Saturday, June 13, 2009

Activist Shawna Forde charged in double slaying

Woman with troubled past in Everett now accused in Arizona

By Scott North and Jackson Holtz
Herald Writers
An outspoken anti-immigration activist who was at the center of a series of violent crimes in Everett earlier this year now stands accused of the home-invasion killings of an Arizona man and his 9-year-old daughter.

Shawna Forde, 41, and two associates in her Minuteman American Defense group are charged with two counts of first-degree murder, one count of first-degree burglary and one count of aggravated assault, according to the Pima County Sheriff's Department in Arizona.

The May 30 killings were believed to be premeditated and part of a plan to steal money and drugs to finance the Minuteman group she leads. Forde's own family said that the woman weeks ago had discussed using robberies to raise money for her cause.

Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik told the Green Valley News and Sun that Forde was trying right up until her arrest Friday "to get together a large amount of money to further sophisticate the type of operation she's interested in."

Forde denied the charges.

"No, I did not do it,"



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She sounds like a Hillary

She sounds like a Hillary Clinton supporter. :)

Why aren't these sad killings...

just reported as that... sad killings. What is with the "association" of linking this lady with a Minuteman group? I smell a rat. Is this more "spin?"

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In both of these murder cases, we have an age-challenged...

male and apparently an intellectually-challenged female. Type types are all over the place, and they are prime targets that can be manipulated into such horrible acts of violence. Alternatively, were they just simply framed. The "spin" put on these stories is the propaganda part about never letting a crisis go to waste.
The powers that be want gun control, no militias, and a dependent unquestioning population of sheeple.

Here is another type of similar story, but not one involving murder.

FBI investigating alleged militia training camp

Story Published: Jun 8, 2009 at 5:59 PM PDT

Story Updated: Jun 9, 2009 at 12:14 PM PDT
By Casey Norton
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MONROE, Wash. -- Special federal agents are investigating a local gun range suspected of serving as a militia training camp, according to court documents.

Owner Jim Faire says he can't afford to run a background check on every visitor because his outdoor gun range is a nonprofit business. As a result, he said, county officials and the FBI have begun cracking down on the range after a convicted felon was caught with guns and drugs there.

With thousands of shells littered across the ground, the gun range is now closed. Neighbors are glad to have the quiet, but they never suspected anything criminal was going on.

"There is no threat. And I am not worried about terrorism or any type of radical thing," said neighbor Arne Viklund.

Faire said the county shut down the gun range, citing violation of commercial zoning laws. But he believes the county clamped down because of one man -- Andrew Gray, a convicted felon who faces federal weapons and drug charges.

According to court documents, agents say Gray has a history with anti-government groups. An undercover informant told the FBI Gray had been firing rifles at the gun range, prompting agents to search his storage unit.



As I said, I refuse to allow people who sanction ...

mass murder and torture to judge me. This sounds like a frame-up to me, and I would be paying close attention to that Pima sheriff.

stupid people. collectivism

stupid people.

collectivism inside and out.... it's just plain ugly.

i'm gonna do my best from here on out not to judge an entire group by one member's stupidity.

i do ok. just a re-affirmation.