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California kids enlist in Mexico
militias to rout a drug cartel

Global Post, by Dudley Althaus

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Posted By:PageTurner, 1/17/2014 9:01:50 PM

NUEVA ITALIA, Mexico — Moises Verduzco says he learned how to handle himself in a fight from his teen years running with a street gang near Los Angeles. Now back home in western Mexico’s violent Michoacan state, Verduzco and other United States-bred youths are putting those lessons from the barrio to war against the Knights Templar criminal cartel. Verduzco, 22, spent most of his life in the working-class city of Hawthorne, Calif., until the US deported him to Mexico a few years ago following a criminal conviction. “This is way better,” he says, comparing his preferred vigilante post with California gangster life. “Here

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What the Los Angeles locals have been up to these days. I´d give those kids credit for picking up a rifle in the face of that kind of threat. Kids can do this sort of thing, despite the tut-tutting of the Nanny State.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: voxpopuli, 1/17/2014 10:33:35 PM     (No. 9696405)

kinda like the old Paladin show..
"have gun, will travel"
bring em to Minneapolis next..

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Reply 2 - Posted by: tren9, 1/17/2014 11:06:53 PM     (No. 9696424)

Very recently the local governments and the people in Michoacan State have begun to co-operate with the vigilantes. Local govs are even helping to supply them with arms.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: PageTurner, 1/17/2014 11:36:29 PM     (No. 9696447)

That, by the way, is what happened in Peru. The poor Indians were being slaughtered by the thousands and the stinking third world gooberment didn´t do a darn thing. They took up arms and fought - and pretty soon, the government started giving them arms. They formed collectives to fight off the Marxizt narcoterrorists known as the filthy Shining Path terrorists ... and they won. Today, Peru is at peace and its economy is growing.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: gasmeterguy, 1/18/2014 12:27:29 AM     (No. 9696484)

What those kids learned in California will serve them well in Mexico. I wish them success.

But I did see an article about the Mexican government moving to disarm the locals. Seems like the locals are cutting into the drug cartel´s kickbacks.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Japanorama, 1/18/2014 4:59:33 AM     (No. 9696553)

Take care, Moises.
The Mexican military is commanded by officers on the take from the drug cartels.

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