This video from the USA is called Leader of ‘Minuteman’ Group Arrested for Murder.
Today, the name of those freedom fighters has been stolen and dragged through the mud of racism and extreme Right violence by the so called Minuteman American Defense group (M.A.D.). Only the acronym is not deceptive.
Just after an anti-abortionist criminal murdered a doctor … just after a nazi murdered an African American Holocaust Museum guard … another deathly example of extreme Right terrorism in the USA.
From The Raw Story in the USA:
Minuteman leader arrested for double homicide
The leader of the Minuteman American Defense group is in an Arizona jail Saturday following his arrest on suspicion of the murders of Raul Flores, 29, and Brisenia Flores, 8, during a home invasion.
From NBC News 4 HD in Arizona:
Three people have been arrested in connection with last months deadly double homicide in Arivaca that left a nine-year-old and her father dead. One of the people arrested for the homicide is the National Executive Director of the Minuteman American Defense group (M.A.D.), a group known for patrolling the border, and is dedicated to “Defending America’s Borders” according to their website …
Jason Eugene Bush, 38, Shawna Forde, 42 and Albert Robert Gaxiola, 43, were all taken into custody and charged in connection with the murders of 29-year-old Raul Flores and 8-year-old Brisenia Flores. Both were killed during an alleged home invasion.
According to authorities, Bush, Forde, and Gaxiola broke into the home of the Flores family just after midnight on May 30th. At the time, the mother, father and daughter were home. The invaders reportedly shot the three members of the Flores family, killing the father, Raul, and the daughter, Brisenia. The invaders then left the scene.
The NBC affiliate goes on to say that the family’s mother survived the attack and even fired back when the assailants returned. The Pima County Sheriff’s Department has settled on Bush as the shooter in all three cases.
“Sheriff [Clarence] Dupnik adds, ‘To just kill a 9-year old girl because she could be a potential witness, to me, is one of the most despicable acts I have ever heard of,'” the station reported.
The group’s Web site, which does not appear to bear any mention of Jason Bush, places the group as actively involved in the “tea parties” which swept right-wing media around tax day.
Update 20 July 2009: here.
Minuteman founder Jim Gilchrist’s ties to Shawna Forde were close right up to her arrest for murders: here.
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