Save Our State and the Minuteman Project took to the streets in Capistrano Beach, California Saturday May 19, 2007. The rally went well and included Jim Gilchrist of the Minuteman Project and Joe Loya, father in law of Ignacio Ramos. They were protesting the day labor site, for secure borders, no amnesty and for the freedom of border patrol agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean.
Lake Forest Minutemen brought a giant American flag
a flag that had flown at the Campo Minutemen site on the border
Opposition was low with a few nutty people spewing all kinds of conspiracy theories that the Minutemen were kidnapping illegal aliens and that the patriots were racists.
They effectively shut down the day labor site for the day with very few employers showing up to pick up illegal aliens as they stood directly under a no trespassing sign. Business owners in the area have repeatedly complained about the illegal aliens hanging out in front of their businesses, but nothing seems to be done about it.
illegal alien day laborers stand around below a no trespassing/loitering sign
Since January 2007, the Minuteman Project and Ramos/Compean supporters have staged Free Ramos & Compean rallies every third Saturday - this was the sixth rally - nationwide protests are staged every Saturday: Schedule at American Freedom Riders
Reports say that none of the illegal aliens were arrested by the police and that police in the area seemed to shrug off doing their jobs. Business owners in the area say that they have been threatened by illegal aliens and gangs in the area if they call the police for trespassing violations as some have done in the past.
Raymond Herrera and James Gilchrist
James Gilchrist and Joe Loya took to the bullhorn and made rousing speeches against illegal immigration, to secure our borders and to free Ramos and Compean. The Senate seems to not understand the absolute anger of the American people at their lack of action against illegal immigration and the absolute railroading of our Border Patrol agents. These are everyday Americans who have taken time out of their schedules to get off their butts and head out onto the streets. Nobody is being paid to do this, it is their love of America that drives them. When will you get up as well and join in?
The absolute hypocrisy of the illegal aliens and their supporters is very telling. They don't care about Americans or America. Above on the left is an "ACLU observer" who sneakily moved around the crowds trying to hide a camera he is holding just above his sign. The only hatred being shown was by the illegal aliens and their supporters though, as can be witnessed by the always present hateful middle fingers that occur from their side at these events.
There was one unfortunate assault at the event. This is from Save Our State patriot Foothillpages.com
We also had somebody throw eggs at our group from a moving car. Diana and I were standing next to Joe Loya when Diana was hit with an egg. ... Most of the egg just bounced off her leg and landed behind us, but it was frustrating not to be able to feed it back to the cowards who couldn't stop and face us like men. The Universe will have to deal with them I guess.
The police refused to take a report on the incident.
From Save Our State member StandingAlone
Di was outstanding in her bravery in the face of the egg throwing attack. She lifted her pant leg to show us a developing bruise.
The police officers were not doing their job today, they did not ask the LOITERING [day laborers] to leave and they would not take an official report of the assault on Di.
You won't see that from the patriots though because they are in the right and simply have to call for our laws to be enforced. Not once has one of these rallies involved an assault made by anyone on the patriots side, but time and time again the illegal aliens assault people and get away with it.
The Campo Minutewoman on the above left organized a raffle in support of Ramos and Compean. The lucky guy on the right won the grand prize. In just 2 hours $850 was raised for the families of Ramos and Compean. The money will be delivered directly by Joe Loya.
It was another successful rally that shows that everyday Americans are taking to the streets and demanding that their government take action.
You can see more of this event, including first hand experiences, more pictures and videos at the Save Our State entry
Thanks to SOSers AmericanPatriot77, Small and Mighty, StandingAlone, michaelsavage4prez, Foothillpages.com, Rockerman who organized the event and spread the word and anyone else at Save Our State who I failed to acknowledge for contributing to this report. Fairbear of the Minuteman Project for organizing their side of it. Also thanks to Robin of the Minuteman Project for providing additional pictures and information on the rally.
UPDATE: August 2009....
Jim Gilchrist is preparing for victory in O.C. Superior Court.
Jim Gilchrist is preparing for victory in the Orange County Superior Court. The hostile agents that infiltrated his Minuteman Project are being rousted in the court and the process of ridding the organization of these hostiles is almost complete.
In March 2007, the court clearly recognized the hostiles for what they were and prohibited them from collecting monies in the name of Minuteman Project and prohibited them from using Minuteman Project stationary. Although the legal process has been a battle, nearly two and one-half years of non-stop court action with the various players in the attempted coup de tat, wins are piling up for Gilchrist.
Gilchrist upon news of the courts latest action said "we still have a few loose ends we must attend to. As Patriots, who love our country and respect our legal system, we must prosecute these cases and any like them to their fullest. Criminal charges with the District Attorney may follow for the hostiles."
In addition to the court victories to date, the IRS recognized Jim Gilchrist as the Founder and President of the Minuteman Project, Inc. earlier this year and gave MMP their final approval of non-profit 501 (c) 4 status. Likewise, Jim Gilchrist's Minuteman Project, Inc. (JGMMP) has been afforded the same non-profit status.
Additionally, the Trademark and Patent Office recognized Gilchrist as President and Founder of Minuteman Project and granted the registration of the trademark/patent and the protected, exclusive-use of the name: Minuteman Project.
Stephen Eichler, Executive Director of the Minuteman Project, Inc. stated "it is time to move on and leave the disruptive elements behind." JGMP is planning to meet with Governor Perry of Texas, engage in an East Coast speaking tour including a stop at Harvard University, a speaking engagement at the University of Nevada and attending events in Oklahoma. He adds "we are seeing a substantial increase of groups wanting to be MMP Chapters, not to mention our growing relationship with Tea Party organizations."
Minuteman Project is actively engaged in the movement is leaving the court proceedings to our attorneys and looks forward to both educating Americans and defeating any proposed amnesty legislation of the congress in 2010.
Posted by: minutemen4REALtruth on September 12, 2009 12:22 PM