Sunday, February 27, 2011

Murdering Minuteman Sentenced to Death


Back in the Rightosphere days I blasted Glenn Beck for his comments, "the fact is there has never been a border shooting involving a Minuteman, not one! Zero! None!"


The truth is that 9 year old Brisennia Flores and her father were shot to death by former Minuteman, Shawna Forde, during a home invasion. Forde has been convicted in their murders and sentenced to death.


If only the judge could order Glenn Beck to attend Forde's execution. Maybe then he would have to face at least one of his lies in full color.

13 comments:

salty said...

Not all members of the Minutemen are crazies.

Saying that, This dirt bag go what she deserved. To bad they couldn't put he to death twice.

Anonymous said...

It's war at the border. Anyone who says differently is FOS.

What happened to that family was tragedy and wrong.

If the U.S. Government enforced their laws and stopped smiling and looking the other way, there wouldn't be a need for minutemen at the border.

DanL said...

I am all for securing our border. With the military if need be. I have followed this story more because of the lie propogated by Beck. I also was moved by the tragedy. I posted this today as a follow up from the previous articles I wrote.

Pablo said...

DanL

This probably won't get much coverage at Fox News.

DanL said...

Pablo, when Forde was arrested, Fox omitted in their report the fact that she was a former Minuteman leader.

Anonymous said...

I know nothing about this story, but who invaded who's home, resulting in the death?

Zaloom

Pablo said...

Mike,

I think that the lady order some guys to enter this person house to steal stuff and they ended up killing the man and his nine year old daughter. Don't really know much beyond that.

Anonymous said...

Michael, here is a brief summation.

"Forde was convicted Feb. 14 of two counts of murder for orchestrating the home invasion. Prosecutors said she planned to rob Flores, who she thought was a drug dealer, to fund her border watch group.

There were rumors that Flores had a stash of $4,000 in cash in the house.

Flores and his daughter Bresenia were both killed in the May 2009 attack at their Arivaca home. His wife, Gina Gonzalez, was shot three times, but survived by playing dead."

http://abcnews.go.com/US/minutemen-vigilante-shawna-forde-sentenced-death-deadly-arizona/story?id=12976687&page=2

Brisenia was shot in the face by one of the gunmen accompanying Forde. Here is what one of the jurors said about reviewing the details of the crime.

"Hideous, the apropos word is hideous. Every second of every day. Every time I close my eyes I see this picture. It's a picture of a love seen innocent enough. And little hands with red fingernails and a white tank top and turquoise colored pajama shorts," Thomas said. "I've seen it a thousand times in my house. I have daughters. The difference in this picture I see is that this little girl's face, half of her face is missing."

Same source as above.

DanL

Anonymous said...

Thanks Pablo and danL. That is outrageous and so sad. How could glens research team have missed this to make so definitive and foolish a statement?

Zaloom

Anonymous said...

Because they were Hispanic, they had to have been illegal or drug dealers or both. Right Glen?

Anonymous said...

Obviously a tragedy but this incident did not happen at the border, nor was it perpetrated by a current member of the minutemen...so Beck is technically correct. This is a law enforcement, criminal issue...not a border issue.

jerseyrepublican

Anonymous said...

I thought the same as J.R. These people were involved in violent criminal acts, but they were not involved in what is considered approved "Minutemen" activities. There is certainly a connection with the Minutemen, but it is unfair to tar the entire organization and all the people in it with this brush. This is the same type of tactic that has been used to paint Loughner as a Tea Party Sympathizer, although the press has even less evidence of that than they do of the Minutemen connection.

I live near the border, and our government is shameless in its refusal to defend the border and protect American citizens.

AZ

DanL said...

AZ and Jersey, I haven't researched to find out if Forde was an active member of the Minutemen when she orchestrated these murders or had left the organization previously. I do not believe that the Minutemen organization would have condoned her acts. This blog wasn't about them, despite the title, but was directed at Glenn Beck and his lies. Even if Forde had left the Minutemen before committing these murders, Beck's statement is, at the very least, a strong prevarication. The secondary purpose of this blog was to update people who had read my earlier blogs to let them know that justice has been meted.

I have lived in AZ, NM, and TX and know very well how bad the lawless immigrant problem is. I very much sympathize with the folks in AZ who are at their wits end over the violence being committed by the Mexican mafia types, even though I disagree with SB1070. I very much want to see the border secured. I will write something on that later.