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Innocence & Evil…

This is a tough one. The brutal murder of a child is never easy.  But as bad as this case is, certain reactionary politics takes it beyond the abyss of human depravity…

Raul & Brisenia Flores on her Holy Communion...

Shawna Forde (43) and one of her lieutenants, Jason Bush (36), purporting to be police, raided the home of Raul and Gina Flores and their 9-yr-old girl, Brisenia, in Arivaca, Arizona, May 30th, 2009.

Of course, they weren’t cops—at least not authentic ones.  Shawna was the founder and leader of an ultra-right, racist militia group, Minutemen American Defense (MAD).

She had about 20 members and among other actions, they patrolled the Arizona-Mexico border for drugs and illegal aliens.  They were also active in Republican and Tea Party politics, and had been praised and encouraged in their vigilantism by the DEA and ICE. more…

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