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Posted: 9/17/2004 1:44:54 PM EDT
Homeland Security doesn't have resources to close border, but have enough for a bullet to put in this guy who's trying to close borders. There's got to be more to the story, but I smell BACON! JBT's!


Border militia backer arrested in Douglas; associate shot by FBI
By Ignacio Ibarra
Convicted felon and would-be militia organizer Casey Nethercott was arrested in Douglas Wednesday night by FBI agents who shot and seriously injured a member of Nethercott’s fledgling Arizona Guard.

Douglas police were called to the Safeway parking lot at about 11 p.m. following the arrest and shooting, but their only role in the case is to assist the Federal Bureau Of Investigation, said Douglas Police Department spokesman Sgt. Mark Wilkinson.

He declined to release the name of the man shot, but other sources have identified him as Kalen Riddle, a member of the Arizona Guard, headquartered at Nethercott’s Ranch about three miles west of Douglas.

FBI officials could not be reached for comment this morning.

According to a spokeswoman for the Southern Arizona Medical Center, Riddle was flown to a Tucson area hospital, but she did not know his condition at the time.

Bill Dore, a friend and honorary member of the Arizona Guard, said Nethercott called him at about 1 a.m. and told him of the arrest and the shooting of Riddle, and asked him to watch after his ranch and dog.

He said he tried to go to the home at about 3 a.m. but was turned back by Cochise County Sheriff’s deputies and U.S. Border Patrol agents who had cordoned off roads leading to the ranch.

Cochise County Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman Carol Capas said deputies were called to assist the FBI and that Nethercott was booked into the Cochise County Jail on a federal hold. He is expected to be transferred to a federal facility later today.

Nethercott was convicted on federal weapons charges earlier this year and was free on bond pending a decision by Texas authorities on whether he would be retried on assault charges stemming from a 2003 incident in which he is accused of beating two illegal immigrants detained in a Ranch Rescue Operation in Hogg County, Texas.

On Sept. 10, the Arizona branch of the Anti-Defamation League issued a press release citing the relationship between Nethercott and Riddle as proof of links between extreme anti-immigration groups and neo-Nazi and white supremicist organizations.

The Arizona Guard’s Web site includes a mission statement that reads: “We are an Organized Militia Dedicated to the Defense of American Patriotism and to help local ranchers and citizens defend property from illegal alien activity and drug running operations."

Contact Ignacio Ibarra at 520-806-7746 or at iibarra@azstarnet.com
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 1:45:25 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 1:49:06 PM EDT
Love your country................hate your government
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 1:56:13 PM EDT
The Border Patrol is always whinning about how they don't have the man power to enforce the immigration laws, and how they are being hamstrung by politics preventing them from enforcing the immigration laws.

But somehow the FBI, local sherrifs and the Border Patrol all have plenty of resources to go after Americans who are trying to protect their land and their property from outside invasion during a time of war!

This country is fundementaly fucked-up, and unless we get our heads screwed on straight we will not be able to recover from the corrupted mindset that we see at every level!
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 2:00:33 PM EDT
Seems the law dogs there fear armed Americans.
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 2:01:38 PM EDT
WOW!!! I read this story, and find it to be abundantly clear that the FBI acted without authority and perpetrated an unprovoked attack against an innocent citizen thus depriving him of his fundimental rights.
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 2:10:11 PM EDT
The government doesn't like:

1. Citizens doing it's job ...even if the gov't says they don't have money to fund closing the borders. they consider the issue their own and don't want someone else muscling in on that territory. The gov't considers the guard not as citizens, but a threat to the gov't's power and viability. Thus the gov't sees the guard a much greater threat than illegal aliens

2. Anyone bringing to light how terrible a job they are doing. That's exactly what the Guard is doing. By taking up a militia against Illegal Aliens...the guard is saying, in effect, "you people in the federal government can't combat illegal immigration effectively, so we will do it for you. " They are bringing light the government's failures...of course the FBI is inclined to shoot these guys

The Feds do not see these guys as patriots, they see them as a threat to it's power and credibility
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 2:14:10 PM EDT
You gotta admit, the guy was an asshat. Still this reeks.
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 2:23:48 PM EDT
I said this on the other thread, I'll say it here...

Nethercott is an asshat. He's been running around here in Cochise County begging for a fight with the USBP. Well, he got one, when he least expected it. Riddle was his 'bodyguard', and wasn't smart enough to figure out the Feds had him cold. He's in Tucson in critical condition.

Ranch Rescue cut ties with this yobo a couple months back. They didn't need his type, and he was bringing the whole organization down. Ranch Rescue and the American Border Patrol are much needed down here, because everywhere you look you see evidence of illegals when you are out in the mesquite. The USBP doesn't have enough manpower to stem the flow of +/- 1 million illegals that come through this sector every year. Though they finally have the UAVs up and running. That'll help.
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 2:24:26 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/17/2004 2:24:26 PM EDT by thebeekeeper1]
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