Note from Chivis…and another plea for help

A note from Chivis Martinez for Borderland Beat:

Just when I think something is solved…..

We were riding high and smoothly after my last effort to recruit help for Borderland Beat.

Fact of the matter is, we are now hurting …big time.  The blog work cannot be on the shoulders of 2 or 3, we need a strong team of at least 4 regular contributors, that are willing to contribute 3 posts a week, and another 3 or 4 folks that will contribute a 1 or two a week.

We also have an option of Guest Reporters.  Anyone can become a guest reporter.  And no set number of contribution is expected, it may even be that you want to share something and it is a onetime event.  It all is appreciated.

Truth is, Borderland Beat will not be able to exist if we do not get solid commitments. I have been on a semi medical leave and continue to have treatments.

I have not publicly discussed my issue, but on last July 3rd, I awoke at 3am with excruciating pain in my legs and became non-ambulatory.  No more walking, no more standing, driving etc.  It is an autoimmune disorder that attacked the nerves in my lower extremities and did quite a bit of damage.

That said, I am doing great.  The July attack was my second.  And by far worse than the previous attack.  But I am no longer using the wheelchair, unless I am having a bad day physically, but rare, and even the walker I am using far less and trying to strengthen my good nerves and muscles.   Luckily I was in pretty good condition.  I can now walk “a ways” without aid, but need to be near a rail or wall “In case”.  I believe I am going to be able to walk one day and drive and travel!

Sadly, I tried getting down the staircase myself after the attack and fell, broke my leg, and ankle, so until that heals completely….don’t know the true prognosis.  BUT honestly I am doing much better than expected.  I thought I should explain to you all why I do drive bys and no longer at BB each day.

DD has picked up my duties and Otis has been invaluable.  Wachito  and the others were great but it is not easy to work for free, one has to believe in the project, and I think the project created by Buggs is an important link for English language people to know the true scope of  Mexican Organized Crime.

DD is going on a leave of absence.  I will push myself to do more.  But that is not the answer.  And Otis is in law school and cannot do more.

So I ask those who signed up last time and sorta disappeared, let me know via EMAIL what your plan is.

And for those of you wanting to help….please let me know or DD or Otis.  Our email addys are at the upper right.

Thank you all for your good wishes, and if I have not replied to your message please forgive me, sometimes it isn’t easy.  But I will try to do more, and better. But honestly, the future of BB does not look good.



You gotta put your own work in now

I reserve the right to resume updating the news site in the future. For now you gotta put your own work in.

Thank you for your support.

Semper Vigilans,


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Palm Springs, CA “Honors” Police Officers Slain By Mexican Gang Member By Beginning The Process to Become A Sanctuary City

While scouring the web in search of stories for my news site I found these two headlines. They were posted back to back on the same day on the same website!

These people are truly a special and dangerous brand of stupid:

Palm Springs takes first step to protect undocumented immigrants

Family honors memory of Palm Springs officer killed in line of duty

Yes, Palm Springs, California will “Honor” the murder of two of it’s finest by becoming a sanctuary city for illegals…..

Here’s a reminder about the bastard who ambushed and murdered officers Jose “Gil” Gilbert Vega and Lesley Zerebny:
John Felix: Documented Gang Member Killed Two Police in Palm Springs

The left is seriously unhinged.  Watch your backs.

Semper Vigilans,



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Thank God I Was Wrong

With regard to the pessimistic post below, Thank God I was wrong.

Maybe we can finally have some real “Hope and Change”

Time to get back to work.

Semper Vigilans,


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What if……………

The system is rigged

The system IS rigged.

What if its rigged way worse than you thought?

I know I’m not the first person to interject this thought or propose this theory but with everyone caught up in wikileaks and FBI and DOJ and Trump mania I think we need to explore the fact that we are ALL being played.  Fooled in a grander scheme than most can imagine.  Subject to propaganda heretofore unheard of.

It is documented the verifiable that election fraud is routinely committed.

It is documented and verifiable that the majority of the media is in the tank for Hillary

It is documented and verifiable that the Hillary campaign used Bernie too make us think there was actual competition in the democrat primary.  There wasn’t and Bernie was well compensated.

It is documented and verifiable that Trump is not a conservative and was once close friends with the Clintons.

What if Trump is Hillary’s “Bernie” in the presidential election.  There to make us all feel there is a genuine presidential race so her coronation appears more legit. There to distract us from the BIG fix even while he is telling us that the fix is in.

Whether he wins or loses Trump comes out smelling like a rose.

Such is the “Art of the Deal”…….

I pray to God I’m wrong.


Semper Vigilants,



SBI just recovered cameras placed in the field at the end of July and found both drug smuggling activity, human trafficking evidence, and activist groups leaving water and supplies on the trails.  Note, no hunters, hikers, or Border Patrol were seen at any time on our cameras.  This wilderness area seems to be completely occupied by smuggling cartels.

No fence or patrol road exists south of this area.