Friday, February 18, 2011

Justice for Brisenia

Border vigilante guilty of murdering nine-year-old
By David Usborne, The Independent (UK)
February 16, 2011

A former beautician turned self-appointed border vigilante has been found guilty of murdering a nine-year-old girl and her father after bursting into their home in search of drug money to finance her group's operations.

Shawna Forde, who claimed to be the head of a group that would "kick down doors and change America" may now face the death penalty after the verdict by a jury in Arizona. [...]

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Justice for Brisenia! CDH Holding Press Conference on Forde Conviction
by Coalición de Derechos Humanos

For Immediate Release
February 14, 2011

Coalición de Derechos Humanos (520) 770-1373

Press Conference:

Justice for Brisenia!
Tuesday, February 15, 2011; 11:00am
At El Tiradito Shrine
(Cushing and Main Streets)
Tucson, AZ

Tucson-The Coalición de Derechos Humanos, southern Arizona organizations and national allies extend our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Brisenia Flores, and hope that today's verdict will help in the healing process. Many have been quietly and anxiously monitoring the trial of Shawna Forde, head of the Minutemen American Defense. Forde was the mastermind behind the planned home invasion, robbery and murder of the Flores family in order to fund their racist activities; Raul and Brisenia Flores, his nine year-old daughter, were shot and killed. Today, Forde was found responsible for her actions-she was found guilty of two counts of first degree murder and other related charges. Her accomplices are scheduled for March and June trials. [...]

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