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Friday, January 31, 2014

Mexico Just Legalized Vigilantism And Then Captured A Huge Cartel Leader

Mexico essentially legalized the country’s growing “self-defense” groups Monday, while also announcing that security forces had captured one of the four top leaders of the Knights Templar drug cartel, which the vigilante groups have been fighting for the last year.

The government said it had reached an agreement with vigilante leaders to incorporate the armed civilian groups into old and largely forgotten quasi-military units called the Rural Defense Corps. Vigilante groups estimate their numbers at 20,000 men under arms.

The twin announcements may help the administration of President Enrique Pena Nieto find a way out of an embarrassing situation in the western state of Michoacan, where vigilantes began rising up last February against the Knights Templar reign of terror and extortion after police and troops failed to stop the abuses.

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Anonymous said...

Are we anywhere near doing this?

Anonymous said...

Yeah for Obama... Isn't he drug cartel?

Anonymous said...

For the thugs playing the knockout game.

Anonymous said...

When will our state gov't authorize this??

Anonymous said...

We will never make it legal , however , I do predict this country will see more of it very soon.

Anonymous said...

This has to be a bogus story. The parties are still raging in Annapolis.