Minuteman Vigilante Tied to Home Invasion

Jun 12th, 2009 | By Michel Marizco | Category: General News, Immigration
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A 41-year-old woman involved with the Minuteman vigilante groups that hunt illegal migrants through the Arizona desert has been arrested for pulling a home invasion and murdering a father and his nine year old daughter last month.

Then it gets ugly and weird. According to the Pima County Sheriff's Office, Shawna Forde, 43, was arrested south of Sierra Vista, Ariz. today. Her accomplices, Albert Gaxiola and Jason Eugene Bush, were also arrested. Bush was picked up in Kingman on June 11 and Gaxiola in Tucson. The father and daughter, Raul and Brisenia Flores, were murdered May 30.

The Pima County Sheriff's Office says Forde and her two accomplices pretended to be police and entered the home. A woman in the home is recovering from her injuries.

Forde's past has been suspect. According to the Washington newspaper, The Daily Herald, Forde's ex-husband was shot multiple times this past December inside his home but survived. A few days later, Forde reported she had been raped. She called the newspaper to report the rape happened because of her work with the Minuteman vigilantes and published photos of what may or may not have been injuries on her Web site. A few days after that, Forde was found in an alley with a gunshot wound to her arm.

Last night, federal agents with the Bureau of Land Management reported being shot at by four people with rifles while they patrolled on ATVs in the Arivaca area. Nobody's saying Forde and her crew were involved. Maybe they weren't. But the area, the Altar Valley, is a favorite locale for vigilantes, drug mules and federal agents. Occasionally, two, maybe more, clash.

On the Web site of her group, Minuteman American Defense, Forde tells her fans that the United Nations are helping illegal immigrants cross into the U.S. (Photo courtesy, Diario de Nogales.)

On her blog, she writes: "I am at the bar listening and talking with some of the women as they laugh and say I'm a loco whetta. No other wetta's dare to come in because the chola's that hang in there will kick their asses. "Big girls" they continue to tell me how funny they think it is when they are out in public white women will stay clear of them out of fear. They love this power to them we appear weak and timid and they enjoy bulling their way around and that in the public schools their kids run it and threaten the other kids with violence ...

"... See there is a new white girl in town this one is not afraid and will not tolerate this not while I'm on post. We can all live in fear or we stand strong and tall and look the criminals in the eye and say "No more" that is what I choose to do I did not get involved in this movement to be a wall flower and as most of you know me you know I'm a hands on kind of gal.

We have to do this so if you have area's that are known to be traffic area's and full of illegal's make a stand start with local law enforcement, take pictures and build a case file. It is better to have as much Intel when you go to the officials. It is taken more seriously. I will also keep you posted on if I do decide to enlist with the Army. God Bless America, Shawna Forde

Jim Gilchrist, one of the two founders of the Minuteman groups, has distanced himself as far as he possibly could from Forde, saying on his Web site that he has no affiliation. In an April 2009 radio interview hosted on her site, Forde said she was running border ops for Gilchrist ...

His former partner, fellow co-founder Chris Simcox, is also distancing himself from Forde. Simcox is running for Senate in Arizona.



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  1. Pinche guerra!!!!! Maybe she has some kind of latina in her…….. 😉

  2. I am sure she has had at least one.

  3. Bull Dike?

  4. A hooker cut to look like Lana Turner is still a hooker.

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  6. #5, yeah… I’m 5’10, latino, very handsome, seeing a white girl that’s very beautiful, kick it in Juarez on the weekends, my sign is cancer so my birthday is coming up and I hate racist people….. Now what the hell else would you like to know cupcake?!!!!!!

    And if you want my email address here it is just in case you would like to vent


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  8. Just call me Marlo………. I’m thinking about coming out of retirement

  9. From now on Vincent….. your me Chris Paltrow! Lol……

  10. Not all of us have terrific insights, but so long as this is a public forum and you have many followers, you need to just roll with it.

  11. For those who are interested, Los Zetas have their own gig going on , on Facebook. Some open membership, some closed

  12. Call it a crisis of leadership.

  13. Well, everyone’s on facebook. The question is whether the Zetas are willing to kill for a coveted new facebook username.

  14. They list themselves as a ‘business organization’

  15. cyber-narcos, only kids trying to be what they are not.

  16. Sssshheeiitttt………………..


  17. I heard they targeted this family because they are (were) well known smugglers. I’m not sure what crime the 9 year old could have committed to deserve her fate. Sounds like these jackasses were meth heads on a mission to save white America.

  18. it looks like that guera is a “pajaro de cuentas” http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=8bf_1245132077 and they are the ones who supposedly work hard to protect america from invaders.

  19. At least now you know why the family was targeted – Flores turned Gaxiola in for marijuana and made Gaxiola mad. Gaxiola and Forde were in a “relationship” (hahaha – doesn’t she hate mexicans?) and Gaxiola had them targeted.

  20. This note is directed toward the post Glenn Spencer: Mr. Spencer you are a very ignorant person to say the least. By haveing read your web site for quite some time, I can attest to the fact that much of your hyperboil is build around your claim that you know better than anyone else how to secure our borders. You know better than the Border Patrol, and in your mind it is but as simple as building a fence. Well sir, I ask you now, where was your ”fence” when the wanted killer Shawna Forde showed up at your office? And in your own words a person whom you had cut ties with, and whom you had ”directed your employees” to do the same. Where was your fence, you ignorant pompous ass!

  21. Just…yikes… Don’t know what else to say but her blog post is…illuminating.

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