Skip to comments.Vigilantes Take Control of 8 Communities in Southern Mexico(spontaneously formed militias)
Posted on 02/02/2014 6:00:45 PM PST by marktwain
CHILPANCINGO, Mexico Hundreds of armed men belonging to community self-defense groups occupied eight small towns near Chilpancingo, capital of the southern Mexican state of Guerrero, and detained a dozen suspected extortionists, a spokesperson for the vigilantes said.
The action was taken due to the federal governments poor response in ensuring the security of the states inhabitants, Gonzalo Torres, a coordinator of the Citizen Safety and Justice System, or SSyJC, organization, said Friday.
The vigilantes said they seized control of the towns, all part of the municipality of Chilpancingo, because their residents are the victims of criminal gangs that extort and kidnap business owners.
The SSyJC was founded in Jan. 4, 2013, in the town of Ayutla de los Libres to combat the criminal outfits and has since extended its reach to communities located near the cities of Acapulco and Chilpancingo.
Our presence here is because citizens in this area asked us to come, because theyre tired of there being extortions, payment of protection money and kidnappings every day, Torres said.
Roughly 500 inhabitants of the town of Ocotito gathered Friday in the main square to express their support for the community self-defense groups in their struggle against the Los Rojos gang, the former armed wing of the now-defunct Beltran Leyva cartel.
The vigilantes are patrolling the streets and also maintaining checkpoints on the federal highway linking Chilpancingo and Acapulco.
Chilpancingo Mayor Mario Moreno acknowledged that the community self-defense groups already control the towns of Cajeles, Buena Vista, El Rincon, Mohoneras, Dos Caminos, Carrizal, La Haciendita and Ocotito, local media reported.
But he said his government was in talks with their leaders and hoped an agreement could be reached this weekend.
Community self-defense groups and community police forces have also been formed in more than a dozen of the 113 municipalities in the neighboring state of Michoacan.
A federal offensive in that western state began Jan. 13 with an attempt to forcibly disarm militias that arose to defend communities from the Caballeros Templarios (Knights Templar) cartel, but after four people died in a confrontation with soldiers, the Mexican government changed tack in favor of cooperation with the vigilantes.
Mistrust persists, however, and the militias, who get financial backing from business owners tired of paying protection money to the Templarios, say they will hand over their weapons and stand down only after the entire cartel leadership is behind bars.
Mexico needs a Second Amendment.
My wife thinks many of these vigilantes might be paid aggressors by one cartel to remove the other.
Can we import them, to deal with the knockout gamers?
Sounds good to me! Gee, I wonder from wherever the inspiration originated?
This sounds like a courageous thing for Mexican citizens to do, particularly as Mexico has had, for time out of mind, nothing but a highly centralized form of government. Aztec, Spanish, and since circa 1800, a home grown variety.
I find this very encouraging.
Tricky business knowing who to trust in that kind of situation, eh?
we are bringing this to a town near you if DC continues their current path ignoring its citizens
We need this here- certainly in the near future.
“I find this very encouraging.”
Me too! Hope that it takes over the entire country because the “central government” there is bought and paid for and won’t really lift a finger for the people. The “white Spaniards” who run Mexico should be sent back to Spain.
could that happen in Detroit and Oakland?
Haven’t heard a word on any MSM about this .... I wonders why?
Not so much. This will push more immigrants to bust our fence and run north. Good for them but the unintended consequences are not so good for us.
Now lets go spend some bucks to support our host on this forum.
These folks defending their towns in Mexico obviously want to remain in their towns....the ones who care less will try to become Illegal Aliens here
I think the chins wanted it de-stable-ized......all part of the deal.
“Can we import them, to deal with the knockout gamers?”
Mexican Mafia Declares War On Black Gangs
Having worked in California prison for over 25 years, I will give my opinion. This has been going on for decades. They have had a low grade war for many years. It may very well be heating up to a hot war, but it is not new.