Seeking Outside Investigation From DOJ / FBI Regarding Texas Militia & Militia Persons Associated With Murders

July 10, 2014

Department of Justice
Eric Holder
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530-0001

FBI Headquarters
Director James Comey
935 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20535-0001
(202) 324-3000  
Subject:  Seeking Outside Investigation From DOJ and FBI Regarding Texas Militia and Militia Persons Who Have Ties To Murderers

Dear Mr. James Comey and Attorney General Eric Holder: 

We are seeking an outside investigation with regard to the Texas Militia who are organizing to work with Texas law enforcement agencies.   The 100-Mile Border Zone 'Constitution-Lite' area was recently upheld by a US Judge reaffirming the 100 mile border zone and we need clarification regarding this policy as the Texas Militia is organizing and training essentially to "take the law into their own hands."   To our knowledge, the 100-Mile Border Zone does not extend to vigilantes and/or the militia and we reject the idea that Texas law enforcement is working with them , especially since these anti-government people are responsible for recently killing a police officer in Las Vegas, Nevada. 
The Texas Militia is a concern to all Americans since we believe in honoring the Guadalupe Treaty, and other treaties we have with our trade allies.  Just recently, Texas Governor Rick Perry invoked the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo when Texas was in dire need of water supply.    Mexico is a trade ally, and we do not want to disrupt our healthy foreign relations considering  these tea party homeland domestic terrorists, vigilantes, militia men or women are already responsible for hate crimes and murders in our own Nation.
Carlos Galindo, a radio commentator who once had Mr. Ready on his show said: 

“They deal with explosives, they deal with grenades, they identify themselves (falsely) as officers and… they are running around unchecked ...  “You have this collective effort of people (trying) to make this a state that not only behaves in a wild-west fashion (referring to decreased gun regulations), but fosters a concept of nurturing racism and xenophobia.”

According to the Final Call:  Mr. Galindo said groups like the Minutemen opened their doors back in 2004 to extreme vigilante groups. Mr. Ready and Mr. Forde were among those who took up with the Minutemen at that time.  Mr. Galindo contends that Sheriff Paul Babeu and the U.S. Border Patrol allowed Mr. Ready’s group to operate in Pinal as a “legalized vigilante group.” .. And, said Mr. Galindo, some of Mr. Ready’s associates continue to do so.


  • Hate crimes against Mexican-Americans and Latinos continue to escalate as the Tea Party Republicans, minutemen, militia groups continue to fan the flame against immigrants, and  Mexican Americans and Latinos who support legal immigration reform.  In Arizona, Gary Thomas Kelley, 50, is charged with second-degree murder in the killing of Juan Varela, 44. He also is accused of menacing Varela's brother Antonio with a gun.  The AZ Central states: According to initial police reports, Kelley shouted, "Hurry up and go back to Mexico or you're gonna die." Varela, in fact, was a third-generation, native-born U.S. citizen.
  • According to Forbes:  "On June 8, 2014, Jerad Dwain Miller, 31, and his wife Amanda Woodruff Miller, 22, entered a Las Vegas pizzeria and without any provocation or warning, shot and killed two police officers who were sitting in a booth eating lunch.  The pair dragged the officers to the floor, took their weapons and ammunition, and draped a yellow flag over one of the bodies.  They placed a swastika-stamped manifesto on top of the flag, and pinned a note on the other officer’s body that read, “This is the start of the revolution.”   The yellow flag draped over the dead bodies is the yellow Gadsden flag dating back to the American Revolution and depicts a snake on a yellow background with the words “Don’t Tread on Me” below.   Many right-wing groups such as Sovereigns, the Tea Party, the Oath Keepers, and various militia organizations use this flag as a common symbol, to warn the government that if pressured, they will bite.  
Anti-government calls have been made by Tea Party homeland domestic terrorists (masquerading as patriots)  for a revolution against our United States government.  It appears these homeland domestic terrorists are contributing to a conspiracy to commit obstruction of federal officers and to violate Civil Rights and we do not believe people who want to take the law into their own hands should be allowed to work with tax payer funded Texas law enforcement officials.    We believe this opens the door to Color of Law violations.  
It is our understanding: 
      Section 242 of Title 18 makes it a crime for a person acting under color of any law to willfully deprive a person of a right or privilege protected by the Constitution or laws of the United States.

According to the Justice Department: "For the purpose of Section 242, acts under "color of law" include acts not only done by federal, state, or local officials within the their lawful authority, but also acts done beyond the bounds of that official's lawful authority, if the acts are done while the official is purporting to or pretending to act in the performance of his/her official duties. Persons acting under color of law within the meaning of this statute include police officers, prisons guards and other law enforcement officials, as well as judges, care providers in public health facilities, and others who are acting as public officials."  

As a Texas-born American citizen who honorably served my country -- now living in Arizona, I would like for you to see Arizona's failure in handling Tea Party vigilante and militia groups that cost numerous lives.  We would like to know which tax payer funded Texas law enforcement agencies are working with these militia groups to ensure overall public safety. 




DeeDee Garcia Blase
Governor Rick Perry
Office of the Governor
P.O. Box 12428
Austin, Texas 78711-2428


"That this is truly our "country" and we may keep our pride and our dignity. That we are Mexican in origin and in blood, but we also now have the feeling that we are accepted as Americans also!" - Dr. Hector P. Garcia
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commented 2014-09-18 09:28:09 -0700 · Flag
I have a problem with “take the law into their own hands”. According to the Constitution, that is where the law belongs. You don’t want non-LEOs enforcing the law or detaining law breakers, but you want them on juries putting the law breakers in prison. There’s a difference?
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