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Armed Vigilante Groups Policing
2 Mexican Towns

Associated Press, by Staff

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Posted By:PageTurner, 1/13/2013 1:39:30 AM

ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) -- Several hundred civilians have taken up arms in two towns in a southwestern Mexico state and are arresting people suspected of crimes and imposing a curfew, leading authorities to promise to reinforce security forces in the area. People wearing ski masks or bandanas and carrying small arms this week began manning checkpoints on roads into the municipalities of Ayutla de los Libres and Teconoapa in Guerrero state´s Costa Chica area about 75 miles (120 kilometers) southeast of the Pacific resort of Acapulco. Leaders said they were acting against crime and insecurity.

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Vigilante? Mexicans take things into their own hands, that´s all. AP is so appalled at the thought of citizens taking up arms to defend themselves against slaughter - including government slaughter. The concept is completely foreign to them - but not to any decent people who understand what weapons are for. These Mexicans are defending themselves from drug dealers and the government they have infiltrated.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: dvc, 1/13/2013 1:48:48 AM     (No. 9113532)

Brave people. I wish them well.

The Mexicans are largely unarmed - legally at least - but this is a look at why an armed population is critical.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Japanorama, 1/13/2013 2:29:54 AM     (No. 9113538)

110,000,000 Mexican vigilantes will stop a few thousand thugs within a week.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: abiner, 1/13/2013 2:46:16 AM     (No. 9113546)

Hmmm. I wonder if after cleaning up Mexico, they can move to Chicago.

Twinkletoes doesn´t seem to be having too much luck.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: flatwater, 1/13/2013 4:17:03 AM     (No. 9113576)

May God bless and keep them.

Oh, and here´s praying that Barack Obama won´t be selling any more weapons to the Mexican drug cartels....

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Trigger2, 1/13/2013 5:11:49 AM     (No. 9113589)

Vigilantes doing the job that goobermint refuses to do. Meanwhile, back at the WH ranch, they´re probably scheming another Fast & Furious program.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Keekng, 1/13/2013 6:32:43 AM     (No. 9113630)

How long until Chicago´s ballet mayor realizes something must be done other than verbal baloney. He needs to hire a few Charles Bronson types.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: FLCracker, 1/13/2013 11:52:24 AM     (No. 9114151)

OP,

That´s what a "vigilante" is:

1. a member of a vigilance committee.
2. any person who takes the law into his or her own hands, as by avenging a crime

It´s what happens when "the law" can´t or won´t act. Problem is, "vigilante justice" is very suseptible to abuse of power, and since the justice is now emanting from inviduals, rather than "the law", it makes the vigilantes very suseptible to "revenge."

Hence the masks.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: LanieLou, 1/13/2013 6:28:49 PM     (No. 9114678)

"We want to return peace and tranquility to the entire population. Only the people can restore order."

Amen.

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