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Masked Mexican vigilantes take to the streets to protect their villages from the drug cartels
the Daily Mail ^ | 21 January 2013

Posted on 01/21/2013 9:13:46 PM PST by george76

Tired of the scourge of organized crime, civilians in two rural towns in southwestern Mexico have taken matters into their own hands over the last two weeks.

Since the second week of January, around 800 masked and armed residents have set up vigilante groups who are manning checkpoints, imposing curfews and arresting alleged criminals.

This unofficial police force says they are providing security for the municipalities of Ayutla de los Libres and Teconoapa in Guerrero state, an area that has been hit hard by Mexico's drug violence.

More than 70,000 people killed across the country since 2006 and residents in Guerrero, home to the Pacific resort town of Acapulco, say that drug gangs were committing trafficking, extortion and kidnapping.

Armed with rifles, pistols and machetes, the vigilantes ordered a 10 p.m. curfew for the two towns and are hunting those who they believe have been involved.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Mexico; News/Current Events; US: Arizona; US: New Mexico; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: banglist; cartels; drugcartels; drugs; drugwar; fastandfurious; guncontrol; holder; secondamendment; vigilantes; warondrugs; wod; wodlist; wosd

1 posted on 01/21/2013 9:13:52 PM PST by george76
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To: george76

Another reason to take guns away from the people.

They aren’t supposed to defend themselves! That’s the job of the corrupt police.


2 posted on 01/21/2013 9:16:57 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: george76

bttt


3 posted on 01/21/2013 9:17:02 PM PST by ConservativeMan55
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To: george76

Zoro...... RIDES,,,,,,,,,,


4 posted on 01/21/2013 9:19:41 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: george76
'We won’t hand any of them (suspects) to any government entity. Their rehabilitation will be handled in the communities,' he said. 'The verdicts will come from there. Those who committed crimes will pay for it, and those who didn’t will be freed.'

Oh, baby! Not a good time to be a bad guy. Real "justice" of the people is about to finally happen.

I love that word "rehabilitation." Sounds like that would hurt like hell! And "justice" would only hurt for a fraction of a second. Then you daid.

5 posted on 01/21/2013 9:21:26 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: george76
Armed with rifles, pistols and machetes, the vigilantes ordered a 10 p.m. curfew

President Obama says that's a bad idea.

6 posted on 01/21/2013 9:23:03 PM PST by BipolarBob (Happy Hunger Games! May the odds be ever in your favor.)
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To: george76

The homemade (?) pistol in the last picture is interesting.


7 posted on 01/21/2013 9:24:37 PM PST by VanShuyten ("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
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To: george76

It was only a matter of time. People can be pushed so far.


8 posted on 01/21/2013 9:24:42 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Right Wing Assault
What the hell is the one on the right, some kind of chopped down, single shot rifle?
10 posted on 01/21/2013 9:31:34 PM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: george76

Dead villages in the near future.


11 posted on 01/21/2013 9:43:50 PM PST by doc1019
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To: george76
I thought projectile weapons were illegal in Mexico.
12 posted on 01/21/2013 9:51:31 PM PST by justrepublican (Screaming like a "Vexatious requester" at a Wellstone memorial...........)
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To: doc1019
Maybe. But it's possible that these villagers, who have apparently been pushed as far as they're willing to go, may take a few of their tormentors with them.

The drug gangs do quite well against unarmed, fearful civilians. We may get to see how well they fare against armed citizens who are pissed off to the point of vigilante justice.

Not necessarily condoning vigilante justice, you understand, but these villagers obviously have decided to stand and defend their ground, probably because they are getting no help from the state of federal governments.

These guys have both my admiration for their courage and my concern for what may befall them.
13 posted on 01/21/2013 10:16:37 PM PST by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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To: george76
Armed with rifles, pistols and machetes, the vigilantes ordered a 10 p.m. curfew for the two towns and are hunting those who they believe have been involved.

There's those darn pesky armed citizens getting in the way of the gun control effort again.

Don't they know that if guns were illegal they would not have guns.

14 posted on 01/21/2013 10:42:05 PM PST by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: Milton Miteybad
Sure noticed a lot of shotguns in that Mish Mash.
15 posted on 01/21/2013 10:44:06 PM PST by BooBoo1000 (Some times I wake up grumpy,,, other times I just let her sleep.)
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To: george76

I wonder when Masked Americans are goign to take to the streets to protect their neighborhoods from the government Cartel?


16 posted on 01/21/2013 10:48:01 PM PST by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: Right Wing Assault

Sounds like Local Government to me.


17 posted on 01/21/2013 10:54:30 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: george76

I love this.


18 posted on 01/21/2013 10:59:39 PM PST by youngidiot (God help us.)
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To: The Cajun

I was trying to figure that out. It does look like a “hand rifle,” doesn’t it?

I wonder if they have any hand guns converted into rifles. Or maybe “hand shotguns.”

Now we know what some people in the US will be shootin’ if we have too many more years of obama people.


19 posted on 01/21/2013 11:07:25 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: The Cajun

It is definitely a single shot.


20 posted on 01/21/2013 11:12:36 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Right Wing Assault

Sawed off 410?


21 posted on 01/21/2013 11:14:20 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: BooBoo1000
Sure noticed a lot of shotguns in that Mish Mash.

Yeah. I hope the bad guys don't have any snipers versus those shotguns.

22 posted on 01/21/2013 11:16:37 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: BipolarBob

To Bipolar Bob:

Don’t worry. Obama is sending his pet rat, Gov. Cuomo, down to Mexico to write their gun control laws. Can’t let the peasants have weapons to defend themselves, can they?


23 posted on 01/21/2013 11:18:00 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Right Wing Assault

To #9: To quote Mary Katherine Stewart in “Night of the Comet”, re Robert Beltran’s little .38, “Oh, is that for Friday night in the bario”?

She had an MAc 10 in the movie. Her sister had a Tec9.

I love beautiful women who know their weapons.


24 posted on 01/21/2013 11:21:27 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: The Cajun; Right Wing Assault
What the hell is the one on the right, some kind of chopped down, single shot rifle?

A gun manufactured in an illegal gun factory is what that baby is.

25 posted on 01/21/2013 11:58:02 PM PST by Doofer (Still, a man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest.)
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To: Right Wing Assault

You mean like the military-grade weapons that Eric Holder provided to these drug cartels that have been massacring innocent villagers?


26 posted on 01/22/2013 2:19:20 AM PST by butterdezillion
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To: butterdezillion

The name Holder did enter my thoughts.


27 posted on 01/22/2013 2:36:00 AM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: george76

These guys are breaking Mexican law by bearing arms outside their homes.

Which is presumably why they are masked.


28 posted on 01/22/2013 4:03:04 AM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: CottShop

I would never wear a mask.


29 posted on 01/22/2013 4:14:04 AM PST by TalBlack (Evil doesn't have a day job.)
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To: Right Wing Assault

Eric the Red - fighting the innocent wherever he finds them.


30 posted on 01/22/2013 4:42:07 AM PST by butterdezillion
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To: george76

If this spreads to the whole country it’ll be the end of the cartels. Now let’s hope they can keep the Commies out of it.


31 posted on 01/22/2013 4:57:12 AM PST by snowtigger (. Thanx to Charlie Daniels, " Let them win, or bring them HOME")
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To: george76

I bet the same thing will start happening in the US, and though face masks may not be popular hoodies and ski masks may. have to have something that will hide your identity from all the cameras and drones.

FLIR or thermal imaging is the one to really prep for, any way to conceal or distort your thermal image will give you mortal longevity.


32 posted on 01/22/2013 5:28:10 AM PST by Eye of Unk (AR2 2013 is the American Revolution part 2 of 2013)
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To: Eye of Unk

It’s...... MACHETE!!


33 posted on 01/22/2013 5:30:12 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz (I own a weapon to protect my family from those wanting to take that weapon away.)
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To: snowtigger
If this spreads to the whole country it’ll be the end of the cartels.

Doubtful. Yearly revenues from illegal drug exports to the US were estimated at around $14B.¹ For comparison, Mexico's oil exports in 2010 totaled around $36B.²

Both the Mexican government and the cartels will see to it that illegal drugs keep coming. They can't afford not to.

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¹ http://www.thecrimereport.org/archive/14-billion-in-annual-us-drug-purchases-via-mexico-drug-czar

²http://www.bnamericas.com/news/oilandgas/pemex-export-revenues-hit-us359bn-in-2010-up-40

34 posted on 01/22/2013 5:45:51 AM PST by Ken H
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To: george76

This is great. May the Lord keep and protect those attempting to live as free men!


35 posted on 01/22/2013 6:54:43 AM PST by zeugma (Those of us who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: george76

it could never happen here...not


36 posted on 01/22/2013 6:59:33 AM PST by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
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To: Ken H
Yearly revenues from illegal drug exports to the US were estimated at around $14B.¹ For comparison, Mexico's oil exports in 2010 totaled around $36B.²

Both the Mexican government and the cartels will see to it that illegal drugs keep coming. They can't afford not to.

Demand will always result in supply; either the current cartels will wise up and dial back the violence, or they'll be supplanted by wiser suppliers.

Of course, there wouldn't be billions in profit to be had if not for the War On Drugs. Just sayin' ...

37 posted on 01/22/2013 8:05:29 AM PST by JustSayNoToNannies ("The Lord has removed His judgments against you" - Zep. 3:15)
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To: george76

What are they fighting with? Slingshots?


38 posted on 01/22/2013 9:09:48 PM PST by Luke21
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To: george76
Steady, gun guys.

We're talking Guerrero here. One of the most historically violent and corrupt states in all of olde México. In fact, for years before the cartels, Guerrero was famous for having the highest murder rate in the country. Could be these bad boys just want a piece'o'the action.

Let's not invite'em over to the gun club just yet, OK?

39 posted on 01/22/2013 10:17:29 PM PST by Kenny Bunk (Say, what the hell happened to Reggie Love? Who's in the playroom with Barry now?)
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To: george76
Armed vigilantes in Columbia were an important force in taking back the country from the drug cartels and restoring some semblance of order. Los Pepes often got information from government agencies—which likely included the American DEA—that helped them target criminals. What they did wasn't pretty but it worked.
40 posted on 01/22/2013 11:38:42 PM PST by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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