Minutemen Group Leader Says Video Depicting Border Murder Is Fake
A series of videos depicting the shooting and killing of individuals crossing the U.S.-Mexico border is fake, according to a Minutemen leader who was reported to have previously denied any involvement with the pictures.
In update to a story Colorado Confidential reported on Monday, Robert Crooks of the California-based Mountain Minutemen group has told the media that be filmed and posted the two videos because he was “bored.”The Southern Poverty Law Center, a civil-rights organization based in Alabama, brought attention to the pictures; one of which was obtained in an e-mail message sent by Crooks to other Minutemen leaders. At the time, the Center reported that Crooks said he took no part in producing the videos.
But now in a local San Diego news item, Crooks says he that he did produce the pictures, and that they aren’t real. He was quoted as saying “‘We’re old men and we’re bored.'”
Law enforcement authorities were contacted about the videos, and police also believe it to be a fake, according to the San Diego report.
Like this story? Steal it! Feel free to republish it in part or in full, just please give credit to The Colorado Independent and add a link to the original.
SIGN UP FOR OUR WEEKLY NEWSLETTER
The Colorado Criminal Defense Bar (CCDB) and the Community College of Denver (CCD) Paralegal Program are holding a public debate for the candidates seeking the position […]Read More
Republicans running for Colorado governor would— and wouldn’t— ban bump stocks, and one of them gets out front on gun violence
Amid a gun policy debate gripping the nation in the wake of multiple mass shootings, one illuminating aspect can be found in the Republican primary […]Read More