This is a video where Shawna ADMITS to working with Jim Gilchrist. Jim has THROWN SHAWNA UNDER THE BUS lately due to her legal challenges. He has even went so far as taking her OFF his website as her Border Director, and scrubbed his site clean of all stuff that had anything to do with Shawna
At 1:23 she admits she works with Jim Gilchrist. If you watch a little bit more, it will have a blurb on the Arivaca double murders that Shawna Forde is awaiting trial for
NOTE: After the involved parties found out this video went out to the public, it was made private. Staff is still tracking this down
02 Jan 2011: Staff found the videos back up. We have downloaded 1 of them. Just click the link and it will stream to your default video player (AVI) or Windows Media Player (WMV)
Cycle of Fences Pt 1 AVI (102 megs)
Cycle of Fences Pt 1 WMV (40 megs)
This is part 1 of a 5 part video documentary by Sebastien Wielemans. We are using this clip for educational purposes only, invoking the Fair Use clause for copyrighted materials
Jeff Schwilk, San Diego Immigration Policy Examiner
What has rarely been mentioned by the mainstream media over the past two years is that Forde, 43 had a long criminal history going back to her teens, and was masquerading as a “minuteman” border activist to commit her robberies under the cover of her official title as “Border Director” for Jim Gilchrist’s Minuteman Project (MMP).
Forde’s picture, contact information, and writings were posted all over the MMP website long before the murders along with words of high praise from Gilchrist and his business partner and MMP Executive Director Steve Eichler for her aggressive actions at the Arizona border in 2008 and 2009. All postings mentioning Shawna were quickly removed from the MMP website upon her arrest on June 12, 2009 and Gilchrist began telling the media and public that he hardly knew her – a blatantly false statement. Luckily his web posts were screen captured by concerned activists before they were deleted, and they were posted here.
Here is an email Between Eichler, Gilchrist and Shawna Forde before she was arrested, but after the murders. We received this email after Shawna's arrest. We took the email addresses out to protect the not so innocent
The staff here will be taking screenshots of this email and posting them when we have the time
----- Forwarded Message ----
From: Steve Eichler XXXXX
To: Take Back America T-shirt Comp <xxxx>
Cc: jim Gilchrist xxxxx
Sent: Sunday, June 7, 2009 10:04:18 AM
Subject: RE: Statement by national Director for M.A.D
I adjusted and posted your article. Do you want a large volumne of volunteers to go to the border under your watch? If you are going to expand, then you will get all the way from lawn chair lookie lous to hard core combat ready Minutemen. Please consider and reply when you are ready.
Following are screenshots of Jim Gilchrist supporting Shawna Forde
A Few Words From Shawna Forde
Saturday, July 19, 2008
Shawna Forde the National Executive Director of Minutemen American Defense
I would like to address the topic and concern of involvement in border operations in the United States,
A Few Words From Shawna Forde
I would like to address the topic and concern of Jim Gilchrist involvement in border operations in the United States,My name is Shawna Forde I am the National Executive Director of Minutemen American Defense, theFor The Project.I have been operating border patrol projects on the Northern and Southern borders since 2005 with Jim Gilchrist in recon covert border operations. Jim has provided provisions, equipment operational procedure support both political and media coverage.Jim Gilchrist has been fundamental for lobbying border security in our nation, so to suggest that Jim is not involved in border operations is an absolute exaggeration of truth. Jim Gilchrist was with me on several border operations and I have the documentation to prove it. The Project has worked closely with M,A,D for several years now. M.A,D has never been disappointed, mislead, or misrepresented by Jim Gilchrist.As a national director of a Minutemen Organization it would be as ridiculous to state; that if I didn't show up at every protest holding a sign on a street corner that would mean "I am not a part of the protest"? That is why we delegate people around our nation to be leaders of projects because we can not be everywhere at once. That does not however minimize the importance of our leadership, it increases our responsibility to this movement of border security and illegal immigration.There would be no movement, no increased awareness, no political accountability if it were not for Jim Gilchrist The Project.If you have any further questions you may contact me privately.Best Regards,Shawna FordeNational Executive DirectorMinutemen American Defense
Another that got scrubbed off the MMP websiteMMP Web Posting, Jan. 4:
MINUTEMAN PROJECT ORGANIZER VICTIM OF HATE CRIMEMINUTEMAN PROJECT ORGANIZER VICTIM OF HATE CRIME
"the bloodiest act of violence yet against any minuteman or woman" - , President of the
MINUTEWOMAN ASSUALTED IN HER HOME, HUSBAND SHOT THREE TIMES
BORDER OPERATIONS ORGANIZER IS LATEST VICTIM OF VIOLENCE AGAINST MINUTEMAN PROJECT PARTICIPANTS
"Hate crimes against patriots are becoming more prevalent as our economy weakens. Millions of illegal aliens are finding themselves without work and are under increasing scrutiny as government budgets tighten. A failing economy creates a hotbed for increased illegal activity by individuals that have demonstrated their capacity to break the law by illegally entering the U.S. and continue to break the law by staying in America," said Stephen Eichler, J.D., Executive Director of the Minuteman Project, Inc.
Scott North, writer for the Everett Herald in Everett, Washington wrote in a front page story this morning the following account of not-so-random mayhem:
First a north Everett man was seriously wounded when a narrow-faced stranger burst into his home Dec. 22 and began shooting, striking him in the chest three times.
, while the shooting victim was still in the hospital, his wife called police to report that a trio of intruders had just ambushed her in her kitchen. She was beaten, sexually assaulted and slashed on the back of her neck with a knife, she told officers.
Everett police acknowledge they aren't quite sure what to make of the violent events recently reported at the home in the 2200 block of Rockefeller Avenue.
The woman, Shawna Forde, 41, is national director of Minutemen American Defense, a group that lobbies against illegal immigration and sends volunteers to Arizona and California to monitor the nation's border with Mexico.
Early Friday, a story was posted on her group's Web site detailing what Forde said happened at her home. The posting is complete with photographs of Forde, displaying bruises and other injuries to her face, thighs and buttocks.
Forde, a one-time candidate for Everett City Council, insists the violence is somehow linked to her activism, including investigations she says she's been making into drug cartels and human trafficking rings.
"I am not dealing with people who make cookies," she said Friday, adding that she wanted her story to be told. "These are dangerous people."
Detectives are investigating what happened Monday, Everett police Sgt. Robert Goetz said. He confirmed police and paramedics were summoned to the Rockefeller home and a report was taken, but added there are few details he can provide at this point.
He urged anyone with information to contact police.
Forde said she doesn't expect to provide detectives with a formal statement until sometime next week.
The Herald learned of the most-recent reported violence after Forde was released from the hospital . She called the newsroom, asking if there were plans for a story.
In an interview and on her group's Web site, Forde said she was knocked partially unconscious by a sudden blow to the head, beaten with some sort of club, cut with a knife and sexually assaulted. Forde said the people who attacked her filled her bathtub with water -- she's convinced because they planned to drown her. They also used a felt pen to scrawl the number 13 on her kitchen floor. She said her freelance crime investigations could have brought trouble her way, and suggested the "13" may be a reference to Hispanic street gangs, including the ultra violent Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13).
People in the Minutemen movement are concerned.
Jim Gilchrist, president of the California-based Minuteman Project, called the Herald newspaper Friday, seeking information. Forde's organization is separate, Gilchrist said, but it is one his group routinely refers volunteers to when they are interested in engaging in border observation operations.
"We still have to wait to get some confirmation from the police department as to what is going on," Gilchrist said. "We are kind of shocked. This has not happened before."
Forde recently completed a three-month stint in Arizona, where she told Gilchrist she was monitoring illegal activity along with dozens of volunteers, he said.
Gilchrist said Forde's group, like the one he oversees, advocates for active law enforcement at the nation's borders. He said members don't attempt to apprehend or otherwise engage people who they suspect may be engaged in illegal conduct. "Minutemen and women strictly observe and report to appropriate law enforcement agents any activity along the international border zone that may require the attention of U.S. law enforcement," he added.
Volunteers have reported being shot at while on the borders, but nothing like Forde is reporting now, Gilchrist said.
"If it was an act of MS-13, or an illegal alien or a drug cartel, we are going to come out with a passion that the public has never seen before," he said. "That is not a threat of violence," but a promise of "dire consequences, politically and socially," he said.
Forde in 2007 made an unsuccessful bid for Everett City Council, campaigning in part on a promise to make certain that police aren't blocked from checking on the immigration status of suspects.
She hosted Gilchrist at an immigration law enforcement advocacy rally in downtown Everett, an event that drew about 100 people and a handful of protesters. The licensed cosmetologist and esthetician also drew attention during the campaign when she pleaded guilty to stealing chocolate milk from an Everett grocery store.
Forde at the time said the whole thing was a misunderstanding, but pleaded guilty to put the matter behind her.
In 2007 she spent large amounts of time in Arizona, focusing on her political activism. Her Web site makes it clear that she continues to spend time away from Everett. She and her husband, 51, moved into separate homes in July. In October, he filed for divorce, although they continue to share a home, she said.
Forde's border activities have drawn attention from the Montgomery, Ala.-based Southern Poverty Law Center, which has tracked hate groups for decades. The organization profiled Forde in Spring 2008 as one of 20 people it characterized as exploiting any medium to deliver a "message of raging intolerance" on immigration issues.
Everett police continue to seek information on the man who shot Forde's husband. they released a sketch of the attacker. He is described as white and was wearing light-colored clothing during the evening attack.
Minuteman Express News: "Hate crimes against the Minutemen and any patriotic group will increase as citizens stand up against the criminal drug cartels and the human cargo industry as they tighten their grip on the throats of the American public."
Stephen Eichler, J.D., Executive Director of the Minuteman Project, Inc.
White Man's Burden
Interrupted by riotous applause, and watched over by the solemn, unblinking head of a stuffed elk, Jim Gilchrist warned supporters that a "tsunami" of mostly Mexicans threatens their very existence as Americans.
Gilchrist is the founder of the Minuteman Project, the controversial corps of vigilant Flomax-generation warriors who have called upon themselves to watch the southern U.S. border for illegal immigration.
There was a sense of urgency in Gilchrist's speech at the 2007 Illegal Immigration Summit at the Everett Elks Lodge Saturday, June 30, an event that was cosponsored by a local group headed by Everett City Council candidate Shawna Forde.
Forde, 39, a peppy, blond, former Seattle grunge-rock promoter with her very own Minuteperson group (Minutemen American Defense), told the audience that in two years illegals would "outnumber real Americans." Fluency in Spanish would be rewarded, if not required, in the workplace. Forde said, "I was in my mall one day and, hey—nobody's speaking English. I realized we had a serious problem. I just got tired of pushing '1 for English.' I decided to do something about it."
Murder in the Desert
Jim Gilchrist runs his Minuteman Project from Orange County, Calif. He says the murder arrests shocked him. But he also thinks that Gheen—who he calls "a professional fundraiser"—jumped the gun in going after Forde.
"She claimed that she had been raped and bludgeoned in December of 2008, and then had been shot in January of 2009," Gilchrist says. "She obviously had been shot, although there is some dispute as to who shot her. Also, there is some dispute about who bludgeoned her and sodomized her with a broomstick. But Gheen immediately launched an attack. He got together with his small band of hate-mongers and just trashed her.
"Why? Because she boasted about me and the Minuteman Project, and they couldn't stand that."
At the time, Gilchrist staunchly defended Forde. In online postings, he called her a "stoic struggler" and wrote that his Minuteman Project was "proud to be a supporter."
"I never had a closeness with her, other than she would send us e-mails, and we would post some of them," he now says. "But I remember that some of them toward the end were bizarre. By bizarre, I mean she was speaking in fragmented thoughts, rather than clearly. She was using lingo that I didn't know what it meant. Like 'po-po.' I had no idea what that meant. Apparently, that means 'police.'"
Gilchrist says the strange e-mails roughly coincided with the murders. Still, she didn't seem abnormally disturbed. "I have met so many people in this movement who are either delusional or are just not playing with a full deck. They're out there. They're the ones who are attacking me because I refuse to goosestep with them, and I refuse to work with them, because they're nutcases."
Even now, however, he's not convinced of Forde's guilt. "Being a victim of propaganda, I know what it's like to be relentlessly barraged with lies and propaganda. Being innocently hung, I am very skeptical about claiming that anybody is guilty of anything until we get through the legal system."
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Evidence surfaces linking Jim Gilchrist and Shawna Forde
Last week, a trusted source provided us with photo evidence linking Minuteman Project Founder Jim Gilchrist to Minuteman Shawna Forde, now under capital indictment for the murder of 9 year old Brisenia Flores and her father Raul, in Arivaca Arizona.
We shared this with our friends at LONG ISLAND WINS, and once the validity of the photo was verified, by Jim Gilchrist, LIW went with this story
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