From the March-April 2011 issue of News & Letters:
by Gerry Emmett
Racist Shawna Forde was convicted of first degree murder in Pima County, Ariz., Feb. 14. The coordinator of the Minuteman American Defense (MAD) border patrols and her two colleagues—Jason Eugene “Gunny” Bush and Albert Gaxiola—shot and killed Robert Flores, 29, and his 9-year-old daughter Brisenia in May 2009 in Arivaca. Bush had ties to the racist Aryan Nations. Gina Gonzalez, wife and mother, was also shot but survived to identify the killers. Forde was planning to fund her underground militia through robberies of drug cartels and recruit members from the Aryan Nation. She was close to others in the “border patrol” milieu, like Minuteman co-founder Jim Gilchrist and white supremacist Glenn Spencer of the American Border Patrol.