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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-13-09 02:06 PM
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31. She was "patrolling" the public library in Everett:

Shawna Forde, 39
Everett, Wash.

Preppy, blonde and fashionably coiffed, Shawna Forde doesn't look much like a grunge rock promoter or a border vigilante. Yet during the Seattle grunge scene's early 1990s heyday, Forde promoted and toured with several post-punk bands. Today, she's traded in her thrift-store flannel for a pantsuit, and her concert posters for Minuteman fliers pronouncing, "The Great Gringo awakens from siesta."

As head of Minutemen American Defense, or MAD, she straps on a yellow armband and carries a two-way radio to patrol the U.S.-Canadian border "against unlawful and unauthorized entry of all individuals, contraband, and foreign military." Acting on what she claims are "insider personnel tips," the group also has assigned members to patrol the Everett, Wash., main branch public library in search of suspicious-looking Middle Eastern men. Fortuitously, the library's windows overlook the Port of Everett, which MAD deems a high-profile terrorism target.

In the summer of 2007, Forde shared the podium at the Everett Elks Lodge with Minuteman Project co-founder Jim Gilchrist. Around 100 people attended the Illegal Immigration Summit at which Forde described her nativist awakening. "I was in the mall one day and, hey-- nobody's speaking English. I realized we had a serious problem. I just got tired of pushing one for English. I decided to do something about it," she said.

Forde's belief that in two years undocumented immigrants will "outnumber real Americans" is mild compared to other statements on MAD's website, such as a claim that Al Qaeda terrorists are recruiting U.S.-based members of the violent Latino street gang MS-13. A photo of the Ford Foundation's New York building is captioned, "This is where La Raza gets money to help destroy the U.S."

Forde has made two failed forays into local politics. In 2006, she started a MAD spin-off group to gather signatures in an unsuccessful bid for a ballot initiative that would cut off any state aid to undocumented immigrants. Then, in the fall of 2007, she ran for Everett City Council on an anti-immigration platform. She received nearly 5,900 votes but lost.

Her candidacy was tarnished by a well-publicized August 2007 shoplifting conviction for stealing $3.18 worth of chocolate milk from a grocery store. Forde claimed she walked into an adjacent Starbucks to meet a friend and simply forgot about paying. She nonetheless pleaded guilty, claiming she could not attend the trial while filming along the Mexican border. "The only reason I settled is because I'm shooting a documentary for my country," Forde told reporters. "I don't care . I am way too busy nationally to worry about this."

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  -Minutemen Leader/Child Murderer, Shawna Forde -- Quite an Internet Trail! Stephanie  Jun-13-09 11:54 AM   #0 
  - Roeder, Von Brunn, Forde  Stephanie   Jun-13-09 12:11 PM   #1 
  - Some old posts by the Freepers about Shawna being "attacked"  Stephanie   Jun-13-09 12:29 PM   #2 
  - Man, you gotta be pretty clueless if even FREEPERS can see through you  AwakeAtLast   Jun-13-09 12:58 PM   #7 
     - Stormfront found her credible, however:  Stephanie   Jun-13-09 01:01 PM   #8 
        - So did this local WA political blog:  EFerrari   Jun-13-09 01:37 PM   #21 
  - This is an interview where she lies her @ss off about being attacked:  EFerrari   Jun-13-09 12:38 PM   #3 
  - She's clearly unhinged  Stephanie   Jun-13-09 12:42 PM   #4 
     - i think her group was an offshoot of the minutemen  fishnfla   Jun-13-09 12:49 PM   #5 
     - I'm listening now - she claims 2000 members in her group  Stephanie   Jun-13-09 12:51 PM   #6 
        - she was in the other better known minutemen group but got kicked out  fishnfla   Jun-13-09 02:20 PM   #43 
     - Do we know anyone voted, let alone, for her?  EFerrari   Jun-13-09 01:11 PM   #10 
     - Because most of the  drmeow   Jun-13-09 01:36 PM   #20 
     - Because they are unhinged, too. And evil.  Odin2005   Jun-14-09 06:49 PM   #66 
  - Tea Party Statement from Shawna Forde - Blogging at the Border:  Stephanie   Jun-13-09 01:05 PM   #9 
  - holy shit, the grammar!  fishnfla   Jun-13-09 01:44 PM   #23 
  - she was a makup artist, and once fundraised ransom $$$ for a daughter who was found at a friend's  bettyellen   Jun-13-09 02:06 PM   #30 
  - The Feathered Bastard is the expert on these people....  Joanne98   Jun-13-09 01:17 PM   #11 
  - She filed to run for office in WA. I can't decode the abbrev. though:  EFerrari   Jun-13-09 01:20 PM   #12 
  - Looks like Precinct Committee Officer  Stephanie   Jun-13-09 01:26 PM   #15 
  - Video clips on YouTube?  EFerrari   Jun-13-09 01:23 PM   #13 
  - Appears to be her  Stephanie   Jun-13-09 01:33 PM   #18 
     - In "related videos", there are several more. n/t  EFerrari   Jun-13-09 01:35 PM   #19 
        - Here she is on "patrolling" the border - video:  Stephanie   Jun-13-09 01:44 PM   #22 
        - More videos of her being interviewed, or deposed, hard to say:  Stephanie   Jun-13-09 01:45 PM   #24 
  - Seems the Minutemen were busy suing each other  Stephanie   Jun-13-09 01:24 PM   #14 
  - She was too criminal and crazy for the San Diego MM:  EFerrari   Jun-13-09 02:13 PM   #36 
  - Blatant hate crime. Prosecute to the fullest extent of the law.  Union Yes   Jun-13-09 01:28 PM   #16 
  - Photos of her after she was "attacked"  Stephanie   Jun-13-09 01:29 PM   #17 
  - This should go to the research forum on hate groups (Picture Gallery)  AlphaCentauri   Jun-13-09 01:54 PM   #25 
  - She reported her daughter missing and accused "Mexicans"!  Stephanie   Jun-13-09 01:59 PM   #26 
  - A grifter? Her claims seem calculated to extract not only sympathy  EFerrari   Jun-13-09 02:01 PM   #27 
     - FR linky?  Stephanie   Jun-13-09 02:04 PM   #29 
     - not FR... but amazing stuff!  bettyellen   Jun-13-09 02:11 PM   #34 
     - I read it in the first FR link you posted.  EFerrari   Jun-13-09 02:15 PM   #39 
     - those are the Youtube clips, LOL.  bettyellen   Jun-13-09 02:07 PM   #32 
     - Oh that was the big docu? Rape Tree?  Stephanie   Jun-13-09 02:15 PM   #38 
        - read the other link they say she's addicted to pain meds, bilked 25K from her last husband...  bettyellen   Jun-13-09 02:26 PM   #44 
           - Her son attacked the beauty salon where she worked:  Stephanie   Jun-13-09 02:36 PM   #48 
              - funny how often these attacks happen to hers? she admitted her husbands attackers weren't hispanic..  bettyellen   Jun-13-09 02:43 PM   #50 
              - She helped the police put her son in prison.  EFerrari   Jun-13-09 02:45 PM   #51 
                 - i bet she "masterminded" his break in to her workplace...and her husband's home which  bettyellen   Jun-13-09 02:59 PM   #53 
                    - getting shot in the arm is kinda strange too.  onethatcares   Jun-13-09 03:19 PM   #56 
                       - She claimed she was in the hospital - post below  Stephanie   Jun-13-09 03:20 PM   #57 
     - Def sounds like a grifter  Stephanie   Jun-13-09 02:18 PM   #40 
  - Is she really against "humane" trafficking? Whatever that is.  sutz12   Jun-13-09 02:02 PM   #28 
  - that caught my eye too....nt  Jade Fox   Jun-13-09 02:37 PM   #49 
  - She was "patrolling" the public library in Everett:  Stephanie   Jun-13-09 02:06 PM   #31 
  - Thanks for your research work, Stephanie. Will be sending links along to pals in Tucson  havocmom   Jun-13-09 02:18 PM   #42 
  - "Preppy, blonde and fashionably coiffed"  chatnoir   Jun-13-09 02:56 PM   #52 
  - She ran for City Council!  Stephanie   Jun-13-09 02:10 PM   #33 
  - Public appearance in Everett with Gilchrist:  Stephanie   Jun-13-09 02:13 PM   #35 
     - See #36 re Gilchrist. n/t  EFerrari   Jun-13-09 02:18 PM   #41 
  - When Janet Napolitano mentioned RW militia types as being a terrorist threat to America...  havocmom   Jun-13-09 02:15 PM   #37 
  - Here she is posting on a msg board:  Stephanie   Jun-13-09 02:27 PM   #45 
  - Here she is promoting her "documentary"  Stephanie   Jun-13-09 02:29 PM   #46 
  - Maybe she meant "post to my checking account!"  EFerrari   Jun-13-09 02:31 PM   #47 
  - RIP to Raul and Brisenia Flores  Dramarama   Jun-13-09 03:05 PM   #54 
  - A horrible, horrible crime  Stephanie   Jun-13-09 03:07 PM   #55 
  - More on Forde and the Gilchrist connection  starroute   Jun-13-09 03:43 PM   #58 
  - Chuck Stonex is also worth checking out  starroute   Jun-13-09 03:49 PM   #59 
  - Chuck Stonex on Twitter  starroute   Jun-13-09 03:55 PM   #60 
  - The San Diego Minutemen want nothing to do with this bunch  starroute   Jun-13-09 04:04 PM   #61 
  - Thanks star! Gilchrist is already trying to erase his connection to Forde  Stephanie   Jun-13-09 04:07 PM   #62 
  - Forde was a former leader with the "Minutemen Civil Defense Corp"  Stephanie   Jun-14-09 12:05 AM   #63 
  - Thanks for digging through the muck to so we can learn  suffragette   Jun-14-09 06:41 PM   #64 
  - What a sick, evil, sadistic woman.  Odin2005   Jun-14-09 06:47 PM   #65 

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