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Thursday, July 28, 2005

Racism Runs Off Minutemen Leader

File this story in the "I told you so!" filing cabinet!

The leader of the Texas branch of the Minutemen Project resigned, stating the group lacked structure and claimed racist tendencies among members from his area.

I'm nearly as speechless as you are.

July 27, 2005, 12:30AM

Texas leader of Minuteman group resigns
Associated Press

VICTORIA — The Texas leader of the Minuteman volunteer border patrol group has resigned, saying the chapter lacks structure and claiming racist tendencies among members from his area, a newspaper reported.

Bill Parmley, a Goliad County landowner who heads the Texas chapter of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps, resigned by e-mail Monday in a letter to Chris Simcox, the group's national president, and Goliad County Sheriff Robert DeLaGarza, the Victoria Advocate reported in today's editions.

The Minuteman group drew national attention earlier this year for its volunteer patrols of the U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona. It is planning similar patrols in Texas this fall, and Simcox said the resignation would not change those plans.

Parmley, who lives in the tiny Goliad County town of Sarco, accused members of working to undermine DeLaGarza because he is Hispanic. He also said the group was holding secret meetings without him in violation of the bylaws.

Click here to read the entire article from The Houston Chronicle


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