We were excited for the return of the Minutemen, the vigilantes who sat on lawn chairs and watch the border. But something seems to have gone wrong: The Minuteman Civil Defense Corps disbanded, right after they got everyone riled up.
Minutemen President Carmen Mercer sent out an email announcing that Minutemen should show up "locked, loaded and ready," and she told people to bring "long arms" on their little amateur border patrols. Now she says she was shocked when 350 people wrote back to her announcing their intention to go shoot immigrants, so she's abandoning the whole mission.
Yeah, sometimes when I tell people I'm heading out to hunt down and shoot migrants, and the people I tell this to seem a little too into it, I wanna call the whole thing off.
Meanwhile, some other folks are riding around in camo, playing vigilante.
Federal agents have received complaints from hunters in Southern Arizona of being accosted by armed white men in camouflage who told the hunters they are with the Department of Homeland Security, sources say. They weren't affiliated with the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps, but law enforcement doesn't know yet who is driving this group, what their members are like, and what their motives are.
After the hunter incident last month, sources say the U.S. Border Patrol confronted the group: "They interviewed them, they denied everything, of course," my source says. "But yeah, those bastards are out there now."
Yes, well, this all seems a bit worrying. Or not, whatever—there may be armed white supremacists impersonating federal agents on the Mexican border, but I heard some hippie liberal dropped a bullet from the sky on Eric Cantor's summer home.