Sunday, September 18, 2005

Star-Telegram | 09/18/2005 | Citizen patrol coming to Texas

Star-Telegram | 09/18/2005 | Citizen patrol coming to Texas: "In late September 2004, retired CPA Jim Gilchrist was stopped at a red light in California traffic when the idea struck him: a force of citizen volunteers named after the Revolutionary-era Minutemen. Only instead of fighting British redcoats, these modern-day volunteers would be arrayed along the border to fight illegal immigration.

Gilchrist teamed with Chris Simcox, a newspaper publisher in Tucson, Ariz., to form the controversial Minuteman project, which drew nearly 900 volunteers to Arizona in April.

Now their effort is going national. In October, thousands of Minutemen will form a vigil stretching across much of the northern and southern borders, including Texas."


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