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Mexican vigilante gunmen disarm local POLICE so they can rid town of ... drug cartel
The Daily Mail Online ^ | January 6, 2014 | Harriett Arkel

Posted on 01/06/2014 6:39:06 AM PST by Uncle Chip

Residents living in fear of violent criminal gangs in south-west Mexico are taking matters into their own hands ....

Hundreds of armed vigilantes stormed a Mexican town and arrested federal police in the latest bloody battle between residents, criminal gangs, and the police locals say are in league with the gang members.

Around 600 members of local 'autodefensas', or self-defence groups, stormed Paracuaro in the troubled Michoacan state yesterday in an attempt to seize control of the town back from the feared Caballeros Templarios (Knights Templar) drug cartel.

The battle was the latest in a long-running war between the drugs gang in Mexico's south-west and local residents who say state and federal police are not protecting them.

Small groups of local vigilantes took up arms and joined forces to storm Paracuaro, headquarters of the Knights Templar gang, where they arrested police officers and seized control of the town in a blaze of gunfire.

They drove into the town in black armoured vehicles shouting 'Don't be frightened, we are vigilantes', before expelling drugs traffickers, whom they accuse of kidnapping people and bribing them to make money. Several gun battles were reported, leaving at least one dead.

Police officers, whom the vigilantes accuse of being in league with the cash-rich drug gangs, were rounded up by machine-gun toting locals, along with others suspected of associating with gang members, and a checkpoint was set up at the entrance to Paracuaro.....

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: drugcartels; mexico; mexicodrugcartels

1 posted on 01/06/2014 6:39:06 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

What is meant by, “expelling them” .. ?


2 posted on 01/06/2014 6:40:42 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: Uncle Chip
That sorta looks like freedom.

/johnny

3 posted on 01/06/2014 6:41:10 AM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: knarf
Defenestration would be a better option.

/johnny

4 posted on 01/06/2014 6:42:16 AM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Y’mean they KILT “em ?


5 posted on 01/06/2014 6:43:17 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: knarf
If they didn't, they should have. A few heads displayed at the entrance to town would serve 'to encourage the others'.

/johnny

6 posted on 01/06/2014 6:47:17 AM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Uncle Chip
They drove into the town in black armoured vehicles shouting 'Don't be frightened, we are vigilantes', before expelling drugs traffickers, whom they accuse of kidnapping people and bribing them to make money.

Huh??? So the drug trafficker will kidnap you and then slide you a $20 to bribe you in hopes that they will make more money after kidnapping and bribing you? Apparently the vigilantes drove off the editors, too.

7 posted on 01/06/2014 6:57:52 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Everyone get online for Obamacare on 10/1. Overload the system and crash it hard!)
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To: Uncle Chip

If this keeps up it won’t be long before Lord Obama and his GOP lapdogs start calling for action to put an end to these dangerous vigilante raids.


8 posted on 01/06/2014 7:07:05 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Uncle Chip

I thought Mexico had strict gun laws and most citizens could not own guns...?????

Well, glad these did, and kudos to them for doing what needed to be done.

In Mexico, odds are any policeman you deal with is corrupt......what a wonderful place to live.

In many Central and South American countries, the cops have to hitch-hike to work, make a minimum wage, have no authority, and can do little.......they are the poor in uniform......a key reason they are open to and often go for bribes........plus (forgive me, my Catholic brethren), in every country where Catholicism is the dominant religion, there are few moral standards in the general population......same is true of course in socialist/atheist countries.....generally the Latino Catholic church doesn’t push morality, only church membership (necessary for salvation) and a socialist political agenda......

Flame-suit on........


9 posted on 01/06/2014 7:17:04 AM PST by Arlis
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To: Arlis

You are correct. The church cares for one thing down there, and that is MONEY.


10 posted on 01/06/2014 7:20:23 AM PST by crz
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To: Uncle Chip

Cops who act like criminals, and citizens who view them as being THE SAME.

My, my, my. Who would have imagined THAT...?


11 posted on 01/06/2014 7:20:52 AM PST by gaijin
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To: Uncle Chip

“...before expelling drugs traffickers, ....”

“Expelling”. These lads ain’t serious.


12 posted on 01/06/2014 7:44:30 AM PST by TalBlack (Evil doesn't have a day job.)
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To: knarf

They should have executed them all on the spot. Then the authorities who are in cahoots with them. Then rinse and repeat at the next village.


13 posted on 01/06/2014 8:20:18 AM PST by healy61
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To: crz

That can be said of a majority of Protestant churches in the US as well......


14 posted on 01/06/2014 8:22:04 AM PST by Arlis
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To: Arlis

“In Mexico, odds are any policeman you deal with is corrupt......what a wonderful place to live.”

Wow, just like here in the good old USA! Only difference here is that the cops are simply union goons, not the “protection team” for drug cartels. Here they do the bidding of the local government, which in our case are mostly the real estate people who want to control the downtown real estate and who gets to own it, and and the lawyers who use the local cops to entrap divorcing husbands, while they make a few bucks on the side dealing in drugs and guns for themselves.


15 posted on 01/06/2014 8:37:06 AM PST by vette6387
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To: vette6387

Sadly, your point is becoming more and more a reality......


16 posted on 01/06/2014 9:48:27 AM PST by Arlis
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To: KarlInOhio

While the writing needs help, it makes a little more sense with some previous knowledge. The drug traffickers basically offer people a choice to take a bribe or be killed/kidnapped. The local police and the drug traffickers are often one and the same. People are not allowed to remain nuetral.


17 posted on 01/06/2014 10:19:11 AM PST by RightOnTheBorder
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To: JRandomFreeper
"That sorta looks like freedom."

This need to happen in DC.

18 posted on 01/06/2014 10:53:05 AM PST by blam
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To: JRandomFreeper

Fast and Furious weaponry??


19 posted on 01/06/2014 12:10:07 PM PST by B4Ranch (Name your illness, do a Google & YouTube search with "hydrogen peroxide". Do it and be surprised.)
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20 posted on 01/06/2014 12:13:40 PM PST by B4Ranch (Name your illness, do a Google & YouTube search with "hydrogen peroxide". Do it and be surprised.)
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To: vette6387

” Only difference here is that the cops are simply union goons, not the “protection team” for drug cartels. Here they do the bidding of the local government, which in our case are mostly the real estate people who want to control the downtown real estate and who gets to own it”

Perfect description of my town.


21 posted on 01/06/2014 12:37:56 PM PST by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: Rebelbase

“Perfect description of my town.”

Probably most towns, and the cities for sure. The people who gravitate to local governments are not driven by their desire to help make it a better place to live, but rather because it helps them line their pockets. BTW I am in Northern California, East Bay.


22 posted on 01/06/2014 2:46:16 PM PST by vette6387
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