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Old Today, 08:46 AM
Status: "This is the best of all possible plutocracies." (set 5 days ago)
 
Location: Old Hippie Heaven
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I think you need vigilantism when your police are part of the problem. If there is any place on earth that needs vigilantism it’s Mexico.
Reluctantly, I agree.

Too many corrupt cops and elected officials.

The problem with vigilantism of course is that the mob can be wrong. And that some people will use the mob mentality to get rid of their own enemies.
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Old Today, 10:20 AM
 
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I watched a video on it (too long ago for me to find it now) and they pretty much become that which they are fighting against, including the collection of protection money.
Yeah, I suppose that’s true, especially in Mexico where corruption is endemic.
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Old Today, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Riverside County / Maricopa County
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Sadly, that is how things usually go.

Perhaps it starts with 'noble' intentions, but soon morphs into something that is just as bad as the original. Some of these groups also allow the manufacture and selling of drugs as well.
Agreed, I was about to post this. This isn’t the first time “vigilantism” has happened in Mexico. I put vigilantism in quotes because some of these “vigilantes” have been found to be working in concert with rival cartels wanting to make inroads into other territories.
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Old Today, 03:31 PM
 
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I watched a video on it (too long ago for me to find it now) and they pretty much become that which they are fighting against, including the collection of protection money.
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Sadly, that is how things usually go.

Perhaps it starts with 'noble' intentions, but soon morphs into something that is just as bad as the original. Some of these groups also allow the manufacture and selling of drugs as well.
That wouldn't surprise me either. I wish I could find that report. The interviewer was quick to point out, the similarities between the 'tax collectors' and the, one might call, new 'neighborhood watch'.

Quick wit of the neighborhood watch founder to point out that --- they pay us to keep 'them' out.

As my grandma would say, 6 of one 1/2 dozen of the other.
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Old Today, 04:33 PM
 
Location: NY
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The National Human Rights Commission said 43 people have been killed in lynchings so far this year, and 173 injured. That was up from the already-record year for mob justice in 2018.

“Those who take justice into their own hands commit acts of barbarism, not justice,” the commission said.

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Good thing little Joey didn't steal that candy bar.
The towns people would have cut off both arms and legs!
And this my friends is why the Wall serves as a purpose.
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Old Today, 07:59 PM
 
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Mexico is one fifth the size of Europe. Vigilantism is third world country behavior. It’s a pity you think so little of Mexico.
Yes sorry 1.5 - I do not think “so little of Mexico” at all . These are old traditions that still stand as I mentioned in other contries where there’s no law. There’s thriving modern cities, but also remote regions where you do what you can. I think most of this is all gang/cartel related more than a few older folks trying to take their town back. But I think if I saw my sons n few of their buds and maybe cousins doing dirt, I don’t think I would just look the other way. Not killing anyone, but harsh dicipline yes
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