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The fate of the Ranch Rescue Citizen Militia

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Ranch Rescue was a civilian group claiming to be a militia that wanted to help border ranchers protect their properties from illegals crossing the border. Well, they got into a little trouble, not for helping those ranchers, but for pistol whipping unarmed illegals crossing the border and holding them at gun point as prisoners of war.




An operation at Sutton Ranch in Jim Hogg County, Texas, was termed "Operation Falcon". On March 18, 2003, Fatima Del Socorro Leiva Medina and Edwin Alfredo Mancia Gonzales, illegal immigrants from El Salvador, alleged that they were chased, detained, threatened, robbed and assaulted by Ranch Rescue operatives after being caught trespassing on the property.[3] One operative, Henry Mark Conner, allegedly aimed a rifle at Leiva and Mancia during the incident. He and Casey James Nethercott, another operative, were indicted on charges of aggravated assault and unlawful restraint. Nethercott was additionally indicted on charges of unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon. In 2011 the New York Times reported that Nethercott "has a string of assault and weapons convictions, and was once mentioned in Congressional testimony on abuses by bounty hunters for detaining at gunpoint two Southern California high school students on their way home from a football game."[4]

Subsequent to the attacks, Leiva and Mancia sued the Texas chapter of Ranch Rescue. They were represented by attorneys from the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) and the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund, among others. They sued for damages relating to their physical injuries and emotional distress.

The judge in the case ruled in their favor. Joseph Sutton settled for $100,000, but neither Nethercott nor Ranch Rescue leader Jack Foote defended themselves in court. Nethercott was ordered to pay a default settlement of $850,000.[3] Unable to pay the settlement, Nethercott was ordered to surrender his only asset —a 70-acre (280,000 m2) ranch near the Arizona-Sonora border.[5]

Moral of the story, don't act like these morons as a militia member or group.

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Wow! In today’s split political environment, we aren’t at a stage where vigilantes are acceptable. 


They’ve been watching The WalkingDead too much. If they are going to pistol whip’em, put them in a pontoon and take them back across the river afterwards! 


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