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  • **FILE** Chris Simcox, the president of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps, addresses the media at West Houston Airport on Aug. 14, 2005, regarding the issue of border patrols and their training and tactics. (Associated Press)

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  • Chris Simcox, founder of the Minuteman Project, is accused by his wife of threatening to shoot his family and police. (Associated Press)

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Bounty hunters are searching for Minuteman Civil Defense Corps co-founder Chris Simcox so he can be served with a protective order to stay away from his family as a divorce hearing pends. He is seen speaking in the District in 2005.

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  • Chris Simcox trained Minuteman Project volunteers how to spot illegal immigrants as they began their monthlong vigil on the border of the United States and Mexico in Naco, Ariz., on April 2, 2005. (The Washington Times)

    Border activist in hiding from court

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Minuteman Civil Defense Corps President Chris Simcox has said the group "never failed to answer anyone's questions" about finances.

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  • In court documents, Mrs. Simcox, 30, said her husband of four years threatened her in November with a gun that he "repeatedly pointed at me, saying he was going to kill me, and my kids, and the police."

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  • On a recent posting on his Web page, Mr. Simcox said in a rambling report that while he was "compelled … by a divine power" to create the Minuteman movement and that he spent nine years of his life trying to fulfill the mission, his effort had led to his "falling short in all my relationships, most notably my duty to my wife and family."

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