Always appreciate a reminder of what a great thing it was to escape NYS. I see the morons in Albany continue to work hard doing the State’s business...
How about this: If those guys were walking through my neighborhood wearing the hoods, they would be suspicious. Not because of their skin color (that has no bearing), but because they would be strangers on private street hiding their identity. I would approach them, out of doing what neighbors are supposed to do - look after each others homes and property. In fact, that’s what we do in my neighborhood - it’s kind of expected. If they didn’t understand that, I’d explain it. If I wasn’t confident about their intentions, I’d call the Police and other neighbors. If they chose to fight with me, it wouldn’t end well. It would not. End well.
Everybody probably knows this as well as I. The word ‘vigilante’ is Spanish for guard or watchman, someone who is vigilant. Looks like that might include you :-)