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Mexico's Masked Vigilantes Defy Drug Gangs—And the Law
WSJ ^ | February 2, 2013 | NICHOLAS CASEY

Posted on 02/02/2013 8:32:43 AM PST by yoe

AYUTLA, Mexico—Masked men, rifles slung over their shoulders, stand guard on a lonely rural road, checking IDs and questioning travelers. They wear no uniforms, flash no badges, but they are the law here now.

A dozen villages in the area have risen up in armed revolt against local drug traffickers that have terrorized the region and a government that residents say is incapable of protecting them from organized crime.

[snip]When a village commissioner named Eusebio García was captured on Jan. 5, several dozen villagers from Rancho Nuevo grabbed weapons and formed a search party. The next morning, they found Mr. García in a nearby house with his kidnappers, who were arrested and jailed, say the militiamen.

"This was the turning point, the moment everything exploded here," says Bruno Placido, one of the leaders of the armed groups. "We had shown the power armed people have over organized-crime groups."

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Mexico; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banglist; guns; invasion; mexico; secondamendment; selfdefense
Obama should heed this article when he wants your guns....the Mexican Drug Cartel has a heavy foot in the U.S.A.
1 posted on 02/02/2013 8:32:47 AM PST by yoe
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To: yoe
Obama should heed this article when he wants your guns....the Mexican Drug Cartel has a heavy foot in the U.S.A.

Raises the question whether Hussein and Holder are getting a cut of the action to "look the other way". That sounds like a Chi-Town move.

2 posted on 02/02/2013 8:36:25 AM PST by The Sons of Liberty (It's not "GUN CONTROL"! It's "PEOPLE CONTROL"!)
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To: yoe

The Battle of Athens: Restoring the Rule of Law
>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5ut6yPrObw<


3 posted on 02/02/2013 8:36:28 AM PST by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: yoe

Police hate Vigilantes worse than anything.

When Vigilantes are formed it shows the failure of the regular police forces to do their job. Police do not like to admit to failure.

In Mexico the Police have been proven to either be cooperative with drug gangs or powerless to stop them.

That’s why the people have formed Vigilnace Groups.

I am surprised they turned over prisoners to local police instead of hanging them.


4 posted on 02/02/2013 8:38:29 AM PST by Venturer
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To: yoe

Sheep turning into sheepdogs.


5 posted on 02/02/2013 8:38:52 AM PST by TADSLOS ( "I ask sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people except for a few politicians."-George Mason)
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To: yoe

Good luck to them. They’re gonna need it. Those cartels don’t play games.


6 posted on 02/02/2013 8:39:27 AM PST by Drew68
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To: yoe
Mexico's Masked Vigilantes Defy Drug Gangs—And the Law

That's what happens when governments attempt to enforce laws that defy the God-given right of their citizens to defend themselves.

7 posted on 02/02/2013 8:40:37 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (TYRANNY: When the people fear the politicians. LIBERTY: When the politicians fear the people.)
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To: G Larry

Thanks for the link.


8 posted on 02/02/2013 8:41:19 AM PST by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Drew68

“When you ain’t got nothing, you got nothing to loose.” (Dylan said that. Bob Dylan.)


9 posted on 02/02/2013 8:43:29 AM PST by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: dagogo redux

You mean nothing to LOSE?


10 posted on 02/02/2013 8:47:03 AM PST by Houmatt (Generic tag line.)
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To: yoe

“What does anyone need an AR-15 for?”


11 posted on 02/02/2013 8:47:03 AM PST by skeeter
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To: yoe

These “vigilantly groups” made up of citizens concerned with the defense of their towns were, in better times, referred to as the militia


12 posted on 02/02/2013 8:47:55 AM PST by BlueStateMadness (Two commonly violated premises: you can save people from themselves, and the free lunch myth)
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To: yoe

"Badges? We ain't got no badges. We don't need no badges! I don't have to show you any stinkin' badges!"
13 posted on 02/02/2013 8:52:30 AM PST by Houmatt (Generic tag line.)
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To: yoe

Imagine the power these “Vigilantes” would have if some 20 or 30 million of their countrymen hadn’t been allowed to simply run away across a porous border.


14 posted on 02/02/2013 8:53:51 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Venturer
"Police hate Vigilantes worse than anything."

Then why are many inner city neighborhoods controlled by the gangs to keep the peace?

15 posted on 02/02/2013 9:00:19 AM PST by yoe
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To: Venturer
I am surprised they turned over prisoners to local police instead of hanging them.

The only way you can defeat terror like this is to basically imitate it or to simply overpower it. In this case I would recommend beheading, burning the heads to powder, and hanging the torsos.

16 posted on 02/02/2013 9:08:31 AM PST by ProudFossil (" I never did give anyone hell. I just told the truth and they thought it was hell." Harry Truman)
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To: yoe

“AYUTLA, Mexico—Masked men, rifles slung over their shoulders, stand guard on a lonely rural road, checking IDs and questioning travelers. They wear no uniforms, flash no badges, but they are the law here now.”

That sentence could have been written about No.California! People in my county report hearing ‘Spanish’ being spoken ‘out there’ in the middle of the night along rural Siskiyou county roads...Illegal alienARMED Mexican drug cartels patrolling and guarding their pot fields on our public lands!

Now, just tell one of my neighbors he doesn’t need an ‘assualt rifle’ and only needs 5 or 6 shells for his gun!


17 posted on 02/02/2013 9:23:12 AM PST by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: yoe
Then why are many inner city neighborhoods controlled by the gangs to keep the peace?

They aren't there to "keep the peace". They are protecting their turf from other drug dealers.

18 posted on 02/02/2013 9:28:01 AM PST by BubbaBasher ("Liberty will not long survive the total extinction of morals" - Sam Adams)
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To: cripplecreek

” Imagine the power these “Vigilantes” would have if some 20 or 30 million of their countrymen hadn’t been allowed to simply run away across a porous border.”

If these pretend humanitarians actually cared about tahe people of Mexico and all points south, they’d deport everyone of them with an AR-15 and let them clean up that mess down there!


19 posted on 02/02/2013 9:30:33 AM PST by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: yoe

Hmm...

These are good guys, right? Protecting themselves and the locals from gangs, thieves and the cartels, right?

BUT in Mexico it is against the law to have guns, right?

So where do they get their guns? How is it they have rifles?

Mexico has strict gun control laws nationwide. It is not like Chicago where you can just go a few miles to get to a different jurisdiction with less stringent gun control laws.

How do they do it?

It’s a mystery to me...


20 posted on 02/02/2013 10:46:47 AM PST by muffaletaman (IMNSHO - I MIGHT be wrong, but I doubt it.)
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To: yoe

I have seen a couple of videos of these mexican vigilantes. In one, they have a criminal captive tied to a chair, stripped of clothing except for his underwear and what seems to be a dog collar on his neck, and all over his body they had written all sorts of things. They questioned him in which he admitted to killings, other crimes, and such. After his confession, one vigilante came up from behind him, placed a stick inside the metal rings on the collar and began to twist. The dog collar tightened until the guys eyes began to bulge out of his eye sockets and his toungue was bulging out of his mouth. Then the video jump cutted to a split second image of the guys now headless body still strapped to the chair. Brutal.


21 posted on 02/02/2013 10:47:02 AM PST by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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To: Houmatt
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22 posted on 02/02/2013 10:47:31 AM PST by Condor51 (Si vis pacem, para bellum.)
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To: Venturer

Columbia’s long standing drug gang problem was rapidly and finally solved when the cops themselves became the vigilantes and fought fire with fire. Within two years their drug problem was gone and Mexico picked up their business.


23 posted on 02/02/2013 10:58:59 AM PST by Yollopoliuhqui
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To: Houmatt

LOL! Typing too fast, not enough coffee, just plain stupid, etc, etc, etc . . . . .


24 posted on 02/02/2013 1:12:10 PM PST by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: yoe

I would be a little leery of any WSJ article regarding Mexico....they are very pro-Illegal/anti-American and may be slanting articles like this to push again Illegal Alien Amnesty


25 posted on 02/02/2013 1:47:49 PM PST by SeminoleCounty (GOP = Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: Condor51

Thanks!


26 posted on 02/02/2013 3:14:04 PM PST by Houmatt (Generic tag line.)
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To: Venturer

Can’t speak as to police, but liberals hate vigilantes more than anything... because it’s PROOF that government has failed.


27 posted on 02/03/2013 8:02:39 AM PST by Brilliant
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To: muffaletaman; All

“So where do they get their guns? How is it they have rifles?”

A great many of the phony “90%” figure of guns traced back to the United states are guns for these type of people. Jose or Miguel in Los Estados Unidos picks up a Remington, or Marlin, or Winchester, dismantles it, and smuggles it back to Mexico to Tio Juan or Hermano Carlos, for use back on the farm or village.


28 posted on 02/03/2013 9:49:36 AM PST by marktwain (The MSM must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: marktwain

A “Friends and Family” plan, so they won’t be defenseless?

Actually, that makes sense.


29 posted on 02/03/2013 8:00:36 PM PST by muffaletaman (IMNSHO - I MIGHT be wrong, but I doubt it.)
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