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Wed Jun 19, 2013, 11:52 PM

Minuteman U.S. border watch co-founder arrested on child sex charges

Source: Reuters

(Reuters) - The co-founder of the Minutemen civilian border patrol group that for several years watched for unauthorized immigrants crossing to Arizona from Mexico, was arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of molesting three young girls.

Chris Simcox, 52, who co-founded the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps in 2005, was booked into a Maricopa County jail in connection with the molestation of three girls under the age of 10, said Sergeant Tommy Thompson, a Phoenix police spokesman.

Detectives with the department's Family Investigations Bureau developed "probable cause" that Simcox had sexual conduct with the girls during the past several months, Thompson said. No other details were immediately available.

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/06/20/us-usa-arizona-minuteman-idUSBRE95J03C20130620

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Reply Minuteman U.S. border watch co-founder arrested on child sex charges (Original post)
Tx4obama Jun 2013 OP
markiv Jun 2013 #1
ZombieHorde Jun 2013 #3
Ptah Jun 2013 #7
Berlum Jun 2013 #19
Dash87 Jun 2013 #2
graham4anything Jun 2013 #4
cstanleytech Jun 2013 #11
Sherman A1 Jun 2013 #20
dreampunk Jun 2013 #32
busterbrown Jun 2013 #16
gopiscrap Jun 2013 #5
Fearless Jun 2013 #6
cliffordu Jun 2013 #8
Spitfire of ATJ Jun 2013 #9
starroute Jun 2013 #10
Firebrand Gary Jun 2013 #12
busterbrown Jun 2013 #17
Nanjing to Seoul Jun 2013 #13
liberalla Jun 2013 #14
JI7 Jun 2013 #15
RitchieRich Jun 2013 #23
Quantess Jun 2013 #18
Major Nikon Jun 2013 #21
Judi Lynn Jun 2013 #22
hue Jun 2013 #25
liberalla Jun 2013 #27
Sunlei Jun 2013 #24
yardwork Jun 2013 #29
hue Jun 2013 #26
Mopar151 Jun 2013 #28
Gormy Cuss Jun 2013 #30
marshall Jun 2013 #31

Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed Jun 19, 2013, 11:57 PM

1. well, you have to give sheriff joe credit, for not sweeping this

 

under the rug

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Response to markiv (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 20, 2013, 12:02 AM

3. Sadly, you may have a good point. nt

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Response to markiv (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 20, 2013, 12:30 AM

7. He was arrested by the police, not the sheriff

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Response to Ptah (Reply #7)

Thu Jun 20, 2013, 04:44 AM

19. Sheriff Joe (R) too busy scowling to be bothered

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed Jun 19, 2013, 11:59 PM

2. OMG No way!

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Never would have thought.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Jun 20, 2013, 12:02 AM

4. The Minutemen and The OathKeepers are two of the worst groups in America.

 

Why are they even legal? Vigilantes and rightwing extremists.
Yet, they have guns and bullets ...it boggles the mind.

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Response to graham4anything (Reply #4)

Thu Jun 20, 2013, 12:53 AM

11. First you are going to explain what the groups did as a whole that would

make them illegal and explain how it hold up to a constitutional challenge and being a group of assholes doesnt qualify as something that qualifies because if it was then the republican party would have been banned by now.

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #11)

Thu Jun 20, 2013, 05:06 AM

20. Precisely

The groups while being "interesting" are hardly unconstitutional.

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #11)

Thu Jun 20, 2013, 11:24 AM

32. BY GOLLY, cstanleytech,

it seems as if you have found the real truth of the matter! Now to figure out who votes for these assholes and reach them with some good old logic...HA HA HA [email protected] old man....never happen, eh?

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Response to graham4anything (Reply #4)

Thu Jun 20, 2013, 03:39 AM

16. Lets face we are in fucked up times....The world as well..

And I blame 95% of it on Organized Religion...The hate that festers beneath their prayers......

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Jun 20, 2013, 12:08 AM

5. what a surprise...not!

typical redneck republican teabagging asswiple, they're all like that.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Jun 20, 2013, 12:10 AM

6. Surprise!

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Jun 20, 2013, 12:36 AM

8. How come these kiddy fuckers aren't on death row??

I hate child molesters.

I want to see them all dead.


Or in the General Population of any Maximum Security prison.


It's going to have to stop somewhere.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Jun 20, 2013, 12:40 AM

9. This isn't what "Who's yer daddy?" is supposed to mean.

 

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Jun 20, 2013, 12:50 AM

10. Not the first time his name's come up in dubious circumstances

Yeah, this is from the Washington Times -- which I put down to infighting on the right. But I have no reason to doubt the content of the article.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2007/jun/5/20070605-110452-6605r/

June 5, 2007

The Minuteman Civil Defense Corps’ political action committee, whose mission is to “find and support” political candidates to secure America’s borders, raised more than $300,000 in the first three months of this year — but gave less than 3 percent of it to any political campaign. . . .

The PAC’s honorary chairman, Chris Simcox, president and co-founder of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps (MCDC), has been the target of criticism for nearly a year over what current and former MCDC leaders, members and others have described as a lack of financial accountability. . . .

Several MCDC officials were let go last month by Mr. Simcox after they requested a meeting and asked that financial information be turned over. Members of the MCDC Leadership Committee said long-standing requests for the information had gone unanswered, that Minuteman chapters were not getting the tools and resources they had been promised, and that reimbursements for out-of-pocket expenditures were not made in a timely manner, if at all.

They also sought a “full explanation” of the relationship between MCDC and other groups, including the Minuteman PAC and Herndon-based tax-exempt charitable organizations known as Declaration Alliance and Declaration Foundation, founded and chaired by former presidential candidate Alan Keyes.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Jun 20, 2013, 01:33 AM

12. Whoa... What comes after the straw that broke the camels back?

Not only is this going to be a "barn burner" in Arizona, the Republican party is going to take heat nationally for this. Good. Let's hope and pray that those children he brutalized are surrounded by their family and receiving all the counseling that they need.

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Response to Firebrand Gary (Reply #12)

Thu Jun 20, 2013, 03:46 AM

17. I hope so...but I doubt it..

The division and hate is so predominate now. That there will be some press..The teabag party will condemn his action, claim he is one sick man out of tens of thousands who believe in strong border protection and move on from there..

Hopefully the ones who moderate between center and right might be influenced by this scumbag’s
crimes.. But I doubt few will..

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Jun 20, 2013, 02:40 AM

13. Not surprised. Chris Simcox is a douche. I was positive he was doing something sleazy.

 

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Jun 20, 2013, 02:41 AM

14. OMG - this is going to be a big story

so sorry for those kids, but thank goodness he's been discovered. He is such a sick slimeball. He cozied up with some of the worst RW personalities out there.
There's a lot of info and history at SPLC on him....





http://www.splcenter.org/blog/?s=chris+simcox

http://www.rightwingwatch.org/category/people/chris-simcox

and old DU archives too.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Jun 20, 2013, 02:50 AM

15. they should be listed as a terrorist group

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Response to JI7 (Reply #15)

Thu Jun 20, 2013, 08:00 AM

23. tempting, but it always stars off as just "them"

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Jun 20, 2013, 04:13 AM

18. What an all-around asshole! (no text)

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Jun 20, 2013, 05:34 AM

21. Don't trust wingnuts around kids and small animals

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Jun 20, 2013, 05:51 AM

22. I expected to see he had harmed an immigrant in this article.

I had been expecting him to injure, mangle, devastate, or murder one or more people he found trying to come across the border, which would have been a little bit of heaven on earth for such a right-wing lunatic, treating them as if they were criminals and he a pompous, goody two shoes, arrogant, holier than thou, self-appointed, self-righteous vigilante enforcer.

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Chris Simcox, "pertecting the border"







You may recognize his slimy Republican Congressman J. D. Hayworth. [/center]
What a shame there was no one there to protect these children from this "man". Learning he was a kindergarten teacher is the last thing in the world you'd want to hear. Someone should look into that part of his life, as well. Jesus H. Christ.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #22)

Thu Jun 20, 2013, 08:25 AM

25. couldn't he cough & accidentally pull the trigger on that pistol in his pants??(needs to happen..)

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #22)

Thu Jun 20, 2013, 09:06 AM

27. His first wife alleges he tried to molest their daughter in 1998, and his second wife

tells her own story of terror and physical violence...

(From a 2005 article)

"The scene was little better between Simcox and his second wife, Kim Dunbar. She filed for full custody of their son "because she feared that Simcox had suffered a mental breakdown and was dangerous," says the SPLC story.

In sworn affidavits, Dunbar testified that Simcox would fly into sudden and violent rages during their marriage. "He once took a knife from the kitchen and threatened to kill himself," she said. "When he was angry, he broke furniture, car windows, he banged his head against the wall repeatedly and punched things."

When their son was 4 years old, Dunbar said, Simcox slapped him with such force that the marks lasted for two days. And she reported grabbing her boy and jumping out the window another time, because Simcox was heaving furniture at them.

Her husband always emerged morose from his outbursts: "He would stare at walls, mumbling to himself," she told the court. At one time, she reportedly tried to have him hospitalized, but he rejected all professional help. Finally, she said, "the only thing I could do was file for divorce."

http://www.tucsonweekly.com/tucson/the-minutemans-tale/Content?oid=1082799


He went off the deep end after 9/11. Details in same link above. That's when he moved to AZ. And get this - he "raided" his son's college fund to buy the Tombstone Tumbleweed! Loser. But he sounds seriously mentally unstable/undiagnosed with something. Those poor kids.

Just please please PLEASE - don't let him near any more kids.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Jun 20, 2013, 08:17 AM

24. how many children and people did he and his people brutalize out in the Arizona desert?

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Response to Sunlei (Reply #24)

Thu Jun 20, 2013, 10:35 AM

29. I am thinking the same thing.

He created the border group as a cover for his sadistic actions.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Jun 20, 2013, 08:31 AM

26. I'll bet those 3 girls weren't the 1st ones.. Someone please lock him up for a loong time!!

The 3 girls were UNDER the age of 10!!! Words cannot describe my disdain for crimes of this horrific nature!! Who was supposed to be watching them!! I wonder if they were immigrants!!! Poor little Angels!!!

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Jun 20, 2013, 09:26 AM

28. The dirty secret of racists, part ?

Skeezy, the whole lot of 'em.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Jun 20, 2013, 10:50 AM

30. If this charges are true it's doubtful this is a first offense given his age.

And he's a former kindergarten teacher? I shudder to think of the victim potential there.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Jun 20, 2013, 11:13 AM

31. Mexico must seem like easy picking for these criminals

Walter Williams, USC professor and author of numerous books and essays, including 'How to Enjoy Sex Safely in the Age of AIDS," is currently being extradited from Mexico by the United States, charged with preying on underage victims. Everytime one of these people are taken off the streets our children are a little safer.

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