April 7, 2005


Minuteman Volunteers May Have Played Prank (ARTHUR H. ROTSTEIN, 4/07/05, Associated Press)

Authorities determined Thursday three volunteers involved in a civilian project to watch the border and report illegal crossers had an illegal immigrant pose for a flippant photograph but did not hold him against his will.

The Mexican man had told sheriff's deputies he was detained and forced to pose for a picture holding a T-shirt with a mocking slogan. A review of a 15-minute videotape provided by Bryan Barton, one of the three volunteers, showed the T-shirt the man was holding read: "Bryan Barton caught an illegal alien and all I got was this lousy T-shirt." Barton was wearing an identical shirt.

Posted by Orrin Judd at April 7, 2005 10:42 PM

If photos like this get out, the MSM will make comparisons with Abu Ghraib.

Posted by: Gideon at April 7, 2005 11:01 PM

If they don't, OJ will. It is funny though.

Posted by: bart at April 8, 2005 6:30 AM

I read this blog and I don't even get a t-shirt.

Halfway seriously, the very appropriately named (fifteen) Minuteman stunt is winding down. T-shirt sales are a sure sign of The End.

Posted by: Casey Abell at April 8, 2005 9:41 AM

These guys are turning out to be much less than I thought they'd be. They're not defending their property, they're just playing at being Dog the Bounty Hunter. And I've been defending them against OJ's ridicule. As much as it hurts to admit it, he appears to have been right and I was wrong.

Posted by: Brandon at April 8, 2005 1:18 PM

I can't stop laughing, where do I buy one!

Posted by: Bryan at April 8, 2005 2:23 PM