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UPDATE: Two audio reports from Campo, CA on 2005-07-31:
 http://radio.indymedia.org/news/2005/08/6263.php
 http://radio.indymedia.org/news/2005/08/6264.php

Two migrant people were shot under mysterious circumstances last week in the border region where the Minutemen have been patrolling. One was shot in Mexico and one was shot inside the US. While "Mexican authorities" have claimed that "bandits" were behind it, the victims were quick to point out that nothing was stolen from them. This strange circumstance is added to by the fact that these "bandits" used laser scopes to target their victims.

Numerous calls have been made to the sheriff in Campo, CA, but still no investigation is taking place. In addition, James Chase admits to transporting undocumented people, which is a crime, but he is also not having charges pressed against him, unlike the volunteers in Ariznoa who were sent to jail for taking migrants in critical condition to a hospital. Many are saying, "Chase and Co. MUST be investigated". Gente Unida held a press conference on Friday, July 29th to address this issue.

To contact the sheriff, Phone: (619) 478-5378 Fax: (619) 478-9076 or go to:  http://www.sdsheriff.net/rural/substations_campo.html

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Below, Jim Chase of the California Minutemen admits publicly that it was "rogue" Minutemen who shot two Mexican migrants at the border this past weekend. "The rogue theory is absolutely true," he said.

The claims that the shootings were the work of "bandits" - a notion that appeals to racist prejudice and stereotypes, is clearly false and has no backing.

One of the victims plainly refutes the notion: "If he were a bandit, he would have grabbed us and taken everything," said Rivera, adding that he was not robbed. "He only shot at us and ran."

Chase also admits a virtual abduction of two immigrants. See more below.

Also note that although the mainstream press claims that "the shootings have not been linked to the border-watch event" Chase himself links the two in his affirmation that this was the work of "rouge" Minutemen.

We must demand an immediate investigation of these shootings and the
Minutemen role in them - starting with what Jim Chase knows.


 http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/mexico/tijuana/20050726-9999-1m26border.html

Two Mexicans shot at border near Campo

Nonfatal attacks blamed on bandits
By Leslie Berestein
UNION-TRIBUNE STAFF WRITER

July 26, 2005

Mexican authorities are investigating the nonfatal shootings of two Mexican men in the border area between Campo and Tecate early Saturday.

One man has stated he was shot about 200 yards inside the United States. The other said he was shot by a masked assailant about 20 yards south of the fence on the Mexican side.

Officials have not linked the shootings to the presence of armed civilians patrolling the border outside Campo, about 14 miles to the east of Tecate, since mid-July.

In a written statement, Mexican immigration authorities blamed the shootings on bandits rather than on what they called cazamigrantes, which is Spanish for "migrant hunters."

The statement also said that both men were shot on the Mexican side of the border. However, one of the victims, Carlos Alfonso Estrada Martinez, 38, of Tijuana, stated when interviewed by other government officials in a Tecate hospital last weekend that he and six others had crossed north of the border fence when they heard gunfire and he was hit.

The staff at the Centro de Salud hospital in Tecate confirmed that Estrada, who is believed by Mexican authorities to have been leading the group as a guide, was treated for a gunshot wound to one of his buttocks.

The other shooting victim, Jose Humberto Rivera Perez, a 32-year-old Guadalajara native, said Estrada checked himself out Sunday.

Rivera was wounded in a separate shooting on the Mexican side of the border about 2 a.m. Saturday, about an hour after Martinez was shot.

Rivera was shot below the left knee and remained hospitalized yesterday afternoon. In a telephone interview, he said he had been waiting to cross the border illegally with a group of eight people - two of them children - about 20 yards south of the fence. When their guide went ahead to check, Rivera said, they were approached by a man who had his face covered. They tried to flee but the assailant shouted at them in Spanish to not run, and fired, hitting Rivera.

"If he were a bandit, he would have grabbed us and taken everything," said Rivera, adding that he was not robbed. "He only shot at us and ran."

Although the shootings have not been linked to the border-watch event, a Tijuana-based official with Mexico's National Human Rights Commission called the shootings worrisome, and he was concerned that a violent individual could be inspired by the cazamigrantes. In April during the Minuteman Project, a civilian border-watch event in Arizona, a man who was not a participant held up several migrants at gunpoint.

"With this kind of operation, they are feeding feelings of hatred," said Heriberto Garcia, regional coordinator of the commission for Baja California and part of Sonora. "These feelings of hatred can inspire acts of violence like this. It's very strange that these acts are occurring in this context. We're not discarding any possibilities until the authorities find out who did this, one way or another."

Jim Chase, the Oceanside resident who organized the Campo border-watch event, said those who have been patrolling with him have "not discharged one round yet, not even in practice." He did, however, say he has run across several people who are doing their own patrols.

"The rogue theory is absolutely true," he said.

Sheriff's deputies took a report yesterday from five participants in Chase's patrols who said they heard shots being fired about 10:45 p.m. Saturday.

Chase said the shots were fired from Mexico and were directed at participants, although deputies said it's unclear where the shots were fired from or for whom they were intended.

Lt. Bill Hogue said the border watchers heard something hit the fence, although it's not clear if the sound was made by bullets or rocks. There is no indication there was any shooting on the U.S. side of the fence, he said.

The Border Patrol has given credit to Chase's group for the apprehension of two undocumented immigrants on Sunday morning, although Chase says his group has reported more.

That morning, Chase said he called the Border Patrol after he picked up a man and a woman hitchhiking along state Highway 94.

The border watchers are only supposed to report illegal activity; Chase said he was tired and he didn't realize they were undocumented immigrants when he picked them up. He said he became suspicious and notified the Border Patrol once they were in the car. He dropped them off near the Border Patrol station in Campo, he said.

"They looked like a nice couple," he said.

Staff writer Anna Cearley contributed to this report.



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call to demand an investigation

27.07.2005 09:10


Sheriff's office:
Campo, CA 91906. Phone: (619) 478-5378 Fax: (619) 478-9076

 http://www.sdsheriff.net/rural/substations_campo.html

Call immediately to demand an investigation into these racist migrant hunters!

Today's story claims that this "bandit" used a laser scope!

 http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/mexico/tijuana/20050727-9999-7m27shoot.html


lotu5



Minutemen Suspected in Border Shootings

28.07.2005 01:44


Minutemen Suspected in Border Shootings

Campo California –

Jim Chase of the California Minutemen admitted to the San Diego press this week that “rogue” Minutemen shot 2 unarmed Mexicans at the California border near Campo Saturday night. “The rogue theory is absolutely true,” he said.

Chase claimed no one in his formal organization has fired a weapon, and that he has turned away “extremists,” but that he’s encountered “rogue” patrols.

According to fellow anti-migrant activist Andy Ramirez of “Friends of the Border Patrol,” however, Chase had planned to bring “snipers” to the border, a move Ramirez denounced, saying “It scared the hell out of me. We decided we weren't going to have anything to do with him."
Associated Press reported earlier that Chase would not intervene against anyone chasing migrants on the “If somebody’s stupid enough to do it, I’m not going to stop them,” Chase said.

Chase had urged volunteers to bring baseball bats, mace, pepper spray and machetes to the border but said he rescinded the call after the Border Patrol expressed concern about potential violence.

Despite Chase’s claim to knowledge of the shootings neither the Border Patrol nor any other federal, state, or local agency has opened an investigation, despite an earlier claim by San Diego Sheriff Bill Kolender who said “We will not tolerate any kind of hate crimes, we will not tolerate any violations of the law…”

Mexican officials have meanwhile contradicted their original claim that the 2 Mexican nationals were shot by “bandits” – a claim the victims flatly denied. Authorities now say it is uncertain who shot the migrants.
Jose Rivera Perez was shot below the left knee while waiting to cross the border about 20 yards south of the steel fence that slices through the desert. His group was approached, Rivera said, by a masked assailant who, when they began to run, fired on them.

Rivera said he was not robbed, according to the Union Tribune. “If he were a bandit he would have robbed us and taken everything. He only shot at us and ran,” Rivera said.
A second man, Carlos Estrada Martinez, said he was shot some 200 yards on the US side of the border when, according to the Union Tribune, “he saw a laser dot tracing up and down the front of his body” before he was hit by the third of three shots fired in the darkness. Estrada also said he was not robbed.

Chase, who has reportedly angered police with a very frequent series of calls over minor matters, told reporters that he has been running into people conducting patrols “who have not gone through me…” There is no indication that Chase reported such patrols to the police, however.

Similar claims of “rogue” Minutemen activity were made when Minutemen invaded the Arizona border and several migrants were held at gunpoint. Chase claimed this week he had called the Border Patrol after he picked up a migrant couple hitchhiking along a state highway near the borderline, claiming he became “suspicious” only after stopping to pick them up. He dropped them off near the Border Patrol station in Campo, then called agents to arrest them.

"They looked like a nice couple," he said.
According to the Union Tribune, Heriberto Garcia, regional coordinator of the Mexican National Human Rights Commission, said of the Minutemen, “They are feeding feelings of hatred… It’s very strange that these acts are occurring in this context. We’re not discarding any possibilities until authorities find out who did this, one way or another.”

Meanwhile, anti-Minutemen activists in the Campo area reported encountering heavily armed men hiding in bushes the night of the shooting, some two miles East of Campo in the direction the shootings took place. The men used Morse code on their flashlights to demand a password from the activists.
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For mainstream press reports see:
 http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/mexico/tijuana/20050726-9999-1m26border.html
 http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/mexico/tijuana/20050727-9999-7m27shoot.html


Chicomozteca



where?

29.07.2005 11:47


where was the above story from? the ut? neither of the url's seem to go to the story in that comment...

lotu5



meanwhile...

31.07.2005 11:37


meanwhile, the corporate media continues to lie and say that their operation is "peaceful".

this story:
 http://www.nctimes.com/articles/2005/07/31/news/top_stories/22_14_067_30_05.txt

even continues the lie that both shootings took place in mexico.

lotu5



US cosulate closes in Nuevo Laredo

31.07.2005 12:05


Because of a firefight between narcos and police... the narcos had ak 47 and an RPG..you think they wouldn't also have nightscopes..you people are lame.

Fed Up



LOL

01.08.2005 12:11


"We must demand an immediate investigation of these shootings and the
Minutemen role in them - starting with what Jim Chase knows. "

You can always rely on Indymedia to be completely hypocritical. Rights are only important when they can be used to used to defend like minded individuals. But the concept of universal application of rights is absent especially when applied to those one disagrees with.

LOL



Racists?

01.08.2005 14:39


How is keeping illegals out of this coutry racist? Your over use of this term is becoming like the libs who cried "racist."

Bob



blah

01.08.2005 18:26


maybe the scope used was the same type that was used a month ago to shoot two border patrol agents in the leg as they tracked several hundred pounds of dope across the safe and docile, and not-a-threat border.

But in all actuality, i work there. i liasion with mexican authorities in the jacumetecate, and hongo areas. they know and will openly admit that the shooting took place in mexico.

not a new thing for mexican citizens to get robbed and ord shot at in mexico as they wait to cross. so far, something like 7 shootings immediately south of the fence so far this year. all by mexicans for mexicans.

blah



shootings

01.08.2005 18:31


hey, wasn't a border patrol agent shot on the american side of the border, just east of where these two were shot? I think 27 shots to a marked government vehicle with an AK-47. forensics showed the shots were taken from the south side of the fence. Over 900 pounds of marijuana was seized. hmmm. yeah, but nobody carries gun...it couldn't possibly have been bandits that shot the aliens. docile day workers that shot the agent? never? mexicans are being scapegoated, right? conspiracy theory? yeah, right. open your eyes.


blah



more blah

01.08.2005 18:38


This whole issue at the border is horrible. I've spent a few nights down in Campo observing both sides of the show. The pritestors are putting forth ridiculous arguments. "One land, One people." "No border is legitimate."
Come on, honestly. Who believes that? First of all, the border is legitimate. The laws of both Mexico and The United States have said so. We don't overstep our bounds, neither do they. Their mpas draw the line where ours draw the line. Simple. Now, is the border around your home legitimate? Or can I climb into your home, use your t.v. set, lounge on your bed, eat your cereal, and do other things that bring me joy? No, and if I tried, you'd have the right, and probably the desire to stop me from doing it. Even if you were the most understanding of all people, the firmest believer in social good, you'd at the very least want to know who I was and what I was about. Just a microcosmic perspective.

Now, I'll give you this much. Some of the people on the ranks of the Minutemen are off the wall. Most, however, are respectable people who believe they are providing a service to their country. Some are veterans of the armed forces, and some, I admit, are looking for a cheap thrill. Most surveys say that the majority of the people in the United States support the Minutemen and projects like it. Geez, their are projects like the Minutemen popping up in every border state.

Now as far as the members of the protesting group, some of you are off the wall. You have punk rockers, faces covered as is often seen in poseur-anarchists; old fat guys (as you often refer to the minutmen); snobbish college folk, and some idiot guy who thinks he's a real paramedic, but refuses to accept that the idea that anybody can dress as a paramedica and drive a van and a suzuki rigged to look like ambulances is dangerous.

It's funny, somebody will make a comment to rebuttle my views and will immediately call me ignorant and racist. It's what your side of the argument usually does. Poke fun at people because they wear military fatigues, or because they have an American flag displayed on their truck; you tag them as racist.

A funny observation: a sign with the words "no border is legitimate." the words were written in the colors of the Mexican flag. The person was waving a Mexican flag. Do these people even know the agenda, or are they just anti-America? It's one thing to be some hippie and smoke pot and say, "I love all people," as naive as they may be. But, it seems almost racist, to wave the Mexican flag around, calling those that don't follow in that action racists, calling the minutemen a "bunch of honkies; yankees; gringos babosos; or whatever the phrase of the hour is. For god's sake, your argument is, "let whomever wants to come in in, because they're looking for a better life, and here they can have it." Isn't that the argument? what the hell does the Mexican flag have to do with it? If you think the US is corrupt, then Mexico is worse. As others have stated, Mexico could be one of the economically stronger nations in the world. They have the resources; they certainly have the people.

As far as those that come across. I work for the border patrol. My parents were Mexican born; my father legally immigrated here after two apprehensions for illegal entry. So, no, the usual government response is not to deny applications. And you are wrong. Not all that cross are law-abiding farm workers. Lots are criminals; the fact that over 80% of outstanding felony warrants issued in Los Angeles are for illegal aliens can show you that much. If you'd see the people we deal with on a daily basis, you'd understand: child molestors, child abusers; spouse abusers; rapists; murderers; junkies; drug smugglers; coyotes; notorious gang members; etc., etc.. And no, I'm not saying they are purely Mexicans. Iraqis, Kenyans, Ethipians, Russians, Mexicans, Guatemalans, Brazilians, El Salvadorans, Ecuadorians; you name it, and we've arrested it.

You must admit that at the very least, this country has a right to protect itself from a threat, foreign or domestic. We are a country, you must recognize that. If we lived in a utopian society where nobody had ill will, well then, maybe there'd be no need for countries and law. Be we don't, and we won't. We MUST know who enters this country. We must be able to have fingerprints and bio information on file for those who are here as guests. People, regardless of race and nationality, do not have a right to come and go as ghosts; come, work, commit a crime, either heinous or minute, and disappear, only to be a suspect file in some police investigator's drawer.

I'm not ingnorant. In my line of work, I have arrested and interview many good people. Some I'd trade for a US citizen any day. However, we must know who they are, and why they're here.

Domestic murders, rapists, junkies, and drug peddlers? yes, but unfortunately, our country's sotitution does not allow us to deport them; does not allow us to get rid of them. They are our problem, and we deal with them as we can. Those that are not home-born, well, adios. You f'd up your chance.

Now, you know I am of Mexican descendence. I am not a vendido, regardless of how bold and large your font may be when you type. I know my heritage; the struggle my parents have gone through. It is a culture thing for me. I love the culture I have been raised in. But that's just it. It is a culture that I have embraced; ideas, ideology, family, history, celebrations, food, language. But that doesn't change the fact that I am not Mexican born, but I am American born. Mexico has done nothing for me, nor for my parents. Would I try to reside in Mexico, similar laws as in the United States would prevent me from doing so.

One last thing. Those who wish that the Minutemen or I would be cast down for our views should watch what you wish for. The same freedom that allows the Minutemen to wave the American flag, patrol the border and speak out against illegal immigration is the same freedoms that allows the protesting bunch to wear mohawks, wave Mexican flags, and call us racists.

un migra

blah



Light up the borders! Lock up the Texans!

01.08.2005 21:53


I've noticed that Texans seem to be troublemakers. It can't be a coincidence that all the criminals and misfits who've hijacked the US federal government are all from that benighted land. Also, the energy cartels that bankrupted California and left millions of ratepayers with blackouts and whopping came from... guess where? That's right.

Solution: Immigration laws! Keep out criminals and terrorists -- above all, from Texas!

I'm only half kidding. I do think we Californians (and Oregonians -- Enron is holding the state's biggest utility Portland General Electric hostage against the city's effort to form a public utility district) have had more than our fill of whopping problems from Texans. Maybe an immigration law could help! Stop 'em in their tracks at the borders! Light up the (Arizona) border!

Although my proposal is half in jest, more seriously, we DO need to target criminals and enforce the laws against them. But I'm probably being a little UNFAIR to Texans as a whole. Surely they're NOT ALL bad! Some of them might even be my kind of folk. A better approach would be to lock these people up only AFTER there's reason to believe that they've committed crimes and caused harm to others. Let 'em come here if they like. But they'd better behave themselves when they do.

Now, if a policy like this might work for Texans, even with all the problems we've had with 'em, why not apply the same rule to Mexicans?


me



Why we don't need laws against "aliens"

01.08.2005 21:56


Why we don't need laws against "aliens," only laws against CRIMINALS.

I think some of the Minutemen may have the best possible intentions. They want to eliminate problems they associate with immigration. But they are mixed up -- they have the whole thing backwards. And they will find that none of the "solutions" they have entertained so far ("light up the border!","call out the troops!","lock up the immigrants!" etc) are liable to be of any use. These "solutions" have been advocated and implemented for years, so far without any benefit to society. So, what would be a better approach?

We don't need laws against "aliens." "Aliens" are just foreigners. Foreigners don't cause problems by virtue of the mere fact that they happen to be foreign. Anyone who says otherwise is a racist and a fool. But Minutemen don't say this. All they say is, "We have no problem with foreigners, only with people who BREAK THE LAW."

OK, fair ENOUGH. Let's examine that one.

If the law were suddenly changed to stop criminalizing people who merely exercise the right to travel freely, regardless of their national origins, would they no longer object to "illegal aliens"? Logically, they'd no longer be committing a crime, so that would solve the problem, would it not?

Aha! But I'm sure a Minuteman will point out: "What about the PROBLEMS caused by those foreigners? It is not the mere fact that they crossed some imaginary line that is problematic, it is their behavior afterwards that presents problems."

Very well. So let's focus on THAT. Anyone who commits crimes that harm others -- whether they were born here or elsewhere -- must be penalized. No doubt about it. But merely crossing some line drawn by the government on a map, by itself, is not enough to prove any harm to others. So why would we want to enforce a law against VICTIMLESS crimes? A VICTIMLESS CRIME is PURE NONSENSE, only an invitation and excuse for GOVERNMENT TYRANNY. I'm sure the Minutemen can't be in favor of THAT??

Ok, but what about the wellbeing of workers and citizens who were born here? Won't they be adversely affected by competition from workers who come here from abroad? What if those immigrants draw social benefits that they are not eligible for by laws of residency? Won't that threaten the benefits of those who ARE eligible?

Maybe so. In that case, we can have laws that effectively deal with those problems. Now, consider the first problem, workers facing competition from foreign workers. Which approach do you think is more likely to be simple, cheap, and effective:

A)
build desert internment camps to lock up and feed a handful of corporate CEOs and rich politicians who hire undocumented workers, and let them cool their heels there while they await trial for exploiting cheap foreign labor illegally

OR

B)
try to hunt down and arrest millions of workers without documents for working "illegally"?

It's pretty obvious that solution A is the way to go if you're worried about the wellbeing of working class Americans. Once again, immigration laws are worse than useless.

But what about people who illegally draw benefits they are ineligible for? Well, there are laws against that sort of thing. Let's enforce 'em. But not by rounding up people who haven't even violated those laws yet! (ie,
exactly what immigration laws do).

So, if immigration laws are so ineffective for anything like these very sensible and laudable concerns, why do we have 'em? Could it be that immigration laws are VERY EFFECTIVE, but just NOT for the purposes they purport to serve (eg, stopping "criminals" and "terrorists," or protecting American workers), but something else entirely? And what would that be? Who do you suppose is really benefitting from these laws?

me



Out of context?

09.08.2005 10:43


Chicomozteca wrote: "Jim Chase of the California Minutemen admits publicly that it was "rogue" Minutemen who shot two Mexican migrants at the border this past weekend."

What Jim Chase actually said to the reporter, in quote is: That those who have been patrolling with him have "not discharged one round yet, not even in practice". Jim Chase did however say:"he has run across several people who are doing their own patrols". Jim Chase also said in this context that:"The rogue theory is absolutely true,".

Chicomozteca should bear in mind that admitting that there are rouge Minutemen is not the same as saying that it was "rouge" minutemen that carried out these particular murders. Jim Chase seems to only be admiting that there are "rouge" minutemen out there but is not admiting of any knowledge of who carried out the actual murders. Jim Chase's statements were either taken out of context by Chicomozteca, or it is an illogical interpretation, whether malicious or not, on Chicomozteca part.

Posters need to be more careful not take statements out of context and even more so to not twist or add words to the statements of others in order to alter their context or word structure.

Chicomozteca should consider studying up on or possibly even consider taking a college philosophy course on logic and ethics that will allow he/she to present a logical argument without resorting to tactics that can only come back to taint the reputations of not only him/her but also that of Indymedia and anyone associated with Indymedia activism, of which I have long been one.

In making these statements it should not be construed that I'm making a defense of the policies or ideologies of either Jim Chase, the Minuteman organization or their followers, not in any way. It is just that I believe that certain standards should be adhered to, even against our ideological enemies. I myself am merely a human rights advocate who wants to prevail based upon the merits of my ideological beliefs. If I assail my ideological enemies I don't want my arguments to be predicated upon illogical arguments or misleading statements, malicious or otherwise.

Por Favor



Context is Everything - No?

10.08.2005 15:06


"Por favor" indeed...

Below find the full context of the remarks by Chase. Note that the context for the entire article is the question of who shot the migrants. The story is from the San Diego Union Tribune.

The migrants deny the official story in this report, and say that the claim they were shot by bandits is not true – that they were not robbed. The whole context of the story focuses on the question of who shot them, whether or not the story that bandits shot them plausible, and what links, if any, exist to the Minutemen in this case.

The paper first claims that the shootings "have not been linked to the border watch events."

Then is cites an official with Mexico's National Human Rights Commission expressing just such a concern - making just such a link. That investigation is ongoing. The case is not closed. The paper then notes the fact that in Arizona, a "man who was not a participant" in the Minutemen activities "held several migrants at gunpoint."

The article then cites the human rights commissioner saying that Minutemen activities feed hatred.

It is in THIS context that Chase admits "The rogue theory is absolutely true."

To narrow the context as "Por Favor" does - to the immediate text - the lines surrounding Chases comments in the same paragraph, is to actually strip his remarks out of context.

The question that's been posed in the text is whether or not these shootings were the work of so-called "rogue" minutemen in the same way that the holding of immigrants at gunpoint in Arizona was the work of a "rogue" minuteman.

THAT is the theory Chase refers to. In the context of a crime story the term “theory” always applies to theories of either how the crime was done or who did it.

If you think, by the way that these people were "rogues," and that they were not in fact active minutemen who were claimed to be "rogue" in order to provide a "plausible" deniability to Chase, Gilchrist et al, then think again.


 http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/mexico/tijuana/20050726-9999-1m26border.html


"Although the shootings have not been linked to the border-watch event, a Tijuana-based official with Mexico's National Human Rights Commission called the shootings worrisome, and he was concerned that a violent individual could be inspired by the cazamigrantes. In April during the Minuteman Project, a civilian border-watch event in Arizona, a man who was not a participant held up several migrants at gunpoint.

"With this kind of operation, they are feeding feelings of hatred," said Heriberto Garcia, regional coordinator of the commission for Baja California and part of Sonora. "These feelings of hatred can inspire acts of violence like this. It's very strange that these acts are occurring in this context. We're not discarding any possibilities until the authorities find out who did this, one way or another."

Jim Chase, the Oceanside resident who organized the Campo border-watch event, said those who have been patrolling with him have "not discharged one round yet, not even in practice." He did, however, say he has run across several people who are doing their own patrols.

"The rogue theory is absolutely true," he said."



Chicomozteca



Mr.

29.09.2005 08:49


Hey I am glad that they shot one of them there wet back motherfunkers. Who wants them over here stinking up the place making babies and drinking warm schaefer beers.

Frank Rizzo





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