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Minutemen co-founder Simcox sentenced to 19 years for molesting 5-year-old

The co-founder of the vigilante border patrol group known as the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps, Chris Simcox, was sentenced on Monday to 19 1/2 years in an Arizona prison for molesting a five-year-old girl who was the friend of his daughter, prosecutors said. ... Read more»

'Minutemen' co-founder Simcox convicted of child molestation

An Arizona jury on Wednesday convicted the co-founder of a border militia group of molesting a 5-year-old girl but acquitted him of more serious sex charges. Chris Simcox, who co-founded the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps, was found guilty of two felony counts of child molestation and one felony count of providing obscene material to a minor.... Read more»

Court: FBI can’t be sued for failing to warn Arivaca family of home invasion

A federal appeals court said Wednesday the FBI cannot be held liable for failing to tip Pima County police to a home invasion by a border militia group that killed an Arivaca man and his 9-year-old daughter.... Read more»

Rights of victims, defendant pitted in Simcox molestation case

Chris Simcox—Tombstone’s former front man for border vigilantism—is representing himself against charges he sexually molested two kindergarten-age girls. His latest exploits have triggered an Appeals Court showdown between his beliefs that he can question the girls in court and those who believe molestation victims must be protected from harm by the courts.... Read more»1

Bass legend Watt reunites fIREHOSE for Thursday Tucson gig

It's been nearly two decades since post-punk maestros fIREHOSE have played together, so fans of the band, bass wrangler Mike Watt, and the '80s legends the Minutemen might want to catch Thursday night's gig at Plush.... Read more»