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2013-03-28 01:04:32 PM
"Look, buddy, your car was upside down when we got here. And as for your Grandma, she shouldn't have mouthed off like that!"
 
2013-03-28 01:10:54 PM
I thought that subby was exaggerating.

Wow. Just wow.
 
2013-03-28 01:18:08 PM
Face it - if these guys were white Faux News & Sheriff Joe would be handing out medals & ice cream cones to these "patriots".
 
2013-03-28 01:20:15 PM
I don't know, sound like Tea Party heaven. Who needs police and prosecutors, we'll just form our own vigilante group.
 
2013-03-28 01:25:20 PM

UberDave: "Look, buddy, your car was upside down when we got here. And as for your Grandma, she shouldn't have mouthed off like that!"


Exactly the reference I was thinking of, especially with excerpts like this:

The groups say they are fighting violence, kidnappings and extortions carried out by drug cartels, but concerns have surfaced that the vigilantes may be violating the law, the human rights of people they detain, or even cooperating with criminals in some cases.

It may have well as ended saying that while graffiti is down 80%, heavy sack beatings are up a shocking 900%.  That being said, killing the vigilante's leader is the stuff of amateur hour.  They should have found ways to disillusion/scare the actual grunts of the operation instead of making them leaderless and giving them a martyr.
 
2013-03-28 01:33:48 PM

UberDave: "Look, buddy, your car was upside down when we got here. And as for your Grandma, she shouldn't have mouthed off like that!"


I'm filled with piss and vinegar! At first, I was just filled with vinegar.
 
2013-03-28 01:40:46 PM

ShawnDoc: I don't know, sound like Tea Party heaven. Who needs police and prosecutors, we'll just form our own vigilante group.


My first thought, too

/I'm sure Michele Bachmann is taking notes
 
2013-03-28 01:41:39 PM
Well.
I suppose mob justice is a KIND of justice.
 
2013-03-28 01:54:10 PM
Coming soon to a town near you, America... fu*k yeah.

But by all means, let's continue the drug war, for-profit prisons, for-profit healthcare, failing to fund the infrastructure of the country and the upward flow and concentration of wealth
 
2013-03-28 02:07:30 PM
Homer: "Ok, we've got the secret vigilante handshake.  Now we need code names.  I'll be Cue-Ball, Skinner can be Eight-Ball, Barney will be Twelve-Ball, and Moe, you can be Cue-Ball."

Moe: "You're an idiot."
 
2013-03-28 02:12:59 PM
At what point will we formally declare Mexico a failed state? Corruption is everywhere, public officials who cannot be corrupted are killed. There is no free press because journalists who actually report their civil war are killed. Over six years, estimates up to 100,000 dead, 1.6 million displaced refugees. All for an unwinnable drug war.

Can anyone tell me if whatever substance you or your friends favor has seen a jump in price or reduced availability over the last six years? People I know who use have told me no, but that might be because my proximity to the border.
 
2013-03-28 02:33:40 PM
We don't need another chalupa
We just need to find a burrito shop at home
 
2013-03-28 02:34:17 PM
This article overlooks the importance of Mexico as a major center of culture, history, and art.
 
2013-03-28 02:36:27 PM
No burning leaves without a permit!

-I have a permit!

Too late!
 
2013-03-28 02:36:57 PM
Yo soy Batman!
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-03-28 02:37:49 PM
Replace 'vigilantes ' with 'Freedom Fighters' everywhere in the article and it has a completely different spin.

/spin is everything.
 
2013-03-28 02:37:51 PM
violentsalvation:

Can anyone tell me if whatever substance you or your friends favor has seen a jump in price or reduced availability over the last six years? People I know who use have told me no, but that might be because my proximity to the border.

I buy American.

www.automopedia.org
 
2013-03-28 02:38:19 PM
No, they have the cool super villain names

I need someone to translate
 
2013-03-28 02:39:42 PM
In all fairness, if my local police department were just part of a large criminal gang.... hm. Farkers in Chicago, how does that work over there?
 
2013-03-28 02:40:06 PM
Which way is the prevailing wind?
I'm pretty sure we could nuke the whole country into oblivion and then waft all that glow-in-the-dark goodness Guatemala way.
 
2013-03-28 02:42:27 PM
So when does Mexico fully achieve failed state status and our immigration problem turns into a refugee problem?
 
2013-03-28 02:43:36 PM
Who runs Tierra Colorado?

embargo on!
 
2013-03-28 02:45:04 PM
I was thinking more of a vigilante leader like this:
 
2013-03-28 02:45:49 PM
¿Quién dirige bartertown?
 
2013-03-28 02:47:27 PM
Placido said vigilantes had searched a number of homes in the town and seized drugs from some. They turned over the ex-security director and police officers to state prosecutors, who agreed to investigate their alleged ties to organized crime.

Hrm.

The groups say they are fighting violence, kidnappings and extortions carried out by drug cartels, but concerns have surfaced that the vigilantes may be violating the law, the human rights of people they detain, or even cooperating with criminals in some cases.

Los PePes II: Mexican Boogaloo

violentsalvation: At what point will we formally declare Mexico a failed state? Corruption is everywhere, public officials who cannot be corrupted are killed. There is no free press because journalists who actually report their civil war are killed. Over six years, estimates up to 100,000 dead, 1.6 million displaced refugees. All for an unwinnable drug war.


I am going to Colombia in a few weeks and was reading up on Pablo Escobar and some history of the country. You think Mexico is bad- that nation should have been failed. And yet they have slowly and painfully pulled their way out (thanks to lots of American $$) and are relatively stable.

violentsalvation: Can anyone tell me if whatever substance you or your friends favor has seen a jump in price or reduced availability over the last six years? People I know who use have told me no, but that might be because my proximity to the border.


And from my reading, the prices have still remained mostly stable. But I'm talking Colombia cocaine and cannabis.

But yes, the war on drugs is a massive failure of epic proportions. I saw a headline for an article that stated something like 4 out of 5 people arrested for trafficking across the border are US citizens. Lemme look .... "Looked at another way, when the immigration status is known, 4 out of 5 busts - which may include multiple people - involve a U.S. citizen.
 
2013-03-28 02:47:46 PM

Rapmaster2000: I was thinking more of a vigilante leader like this:


Well, that was supposed to be Charles Bronson from Death Wish III and the hand cannon he used to kill half of the Bronx.
 
2013-03-28 02:48:25 PM
This would have never happened if Mexico had gun control laws.
/ ....
 
2013-03-28 02:48:52 PM
global.fncstatic.com
beretta ar 70/90 and a ruger 10/22...interesting.
 
2013-03-28 02:49:13 PM
Hundreds of armed vigilantes have taken control of a town on a major highway in the Pacific coast state of Guerrero, arresting local police officers and searching homes after a vigilante leader was killed. Several opened fire on a car of Mexican tourists headed to the beach for Easter week.

And that, my friends,is why vigilantism is a bad, BAD idea...
 
2013-03-28 02:51:07 PM

echomike23: [global.fncstatic.com image 660x371]
beretta ar 70/90 and a ruger 10/22...interesting.


You sure? That stock seems long for a 10/22
 
2013-03-28 02:51:16 PM
Less Mexico. More Tina

My Gawd that woman was hot back in the day.

Dem legs!
 
2013-03-28 02:51:32 PM

Mikey1969: Hundreds of armed vigilantes have taken control of a town on a major highway in the Pacific coast state of Guerrero, arresting local police officers and searching homes after a vigilante leader was killed. Several opened fire on a car of Mexican tourists headed to the beach for Easter week.

And that, my friends,is why vigilantism is a bad, BAD idea...


Eh, if you want to make an omelet, you have to blow up the hen house.
 
2013-03-28 02:51:33 PM

Nadie_AZ: Los PePes II: Mexican Boogaloo


You will, of course, be sending remittances for my coffee mug.
 
2013-03-28 02:52:26 PM

YoOjo: Which way is the prevailing wind?
I'm pretty sure we could nuke the whole country into oblivion and then waft all that glow-in-the-dark goodness Guatemala way.


The prevailing wind is straight into the USA. That's where our monsoons come from in summer.
 
2013-03-28 02:52:41 PM

ShawnDoc: I don't know, sound like Tea Party heaven. Who needs police and prosecutors, we'll just form our own vigilante group.


FTFA: Sensitive over their lack of ability to enforce public safety in rural areas, official have largely tolerated vigilante groups.

 I think in this case the police and prosecutors were part of the problem and the residents were unwilling to sit around an wait for government to eventually do something if ever -they got bootstrappy.

A lesson that perhaps residents of Chicago, Detroit, New Orleans  or Staten Island could benefit from.

Squatters, Looters Overrun Sandy-Ravaged Staten Island Communities
Despite Police Presence, Residents Fight To Protect What Hurricane Didn't Take


http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2013/03/27/squatters-looters-overrun-san dy -ravaged-staten-island-communities/
 
2013-03-28 02:53:25 PM
I wish them the best of luck.  Of course if the police really were in the pocket of the cartels and this vigilantes are successfully interdicting criminal activity, they'll all be killed by cartel enforcers trucked in for the occasion.

/or the leadership of the group bought off by the cartels if the cartels aren't feeling up to a bloodbath for some odd reason
 
2013-03-28 02:53:33 PM

violentsalvation: At what point will we formally declare Mexico a failed state?


Meh.  Trivia.

Their national soccer team just tied the Pinches Gringos in Mexico City.  That makes Mexico a failed state.
 
2013-03-28 02:54:44 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: echomike23: [global.fncstatic.com image 660x371]
beretta ar 70/90 and a ruger 10/22...interesting.

You sure? That stock seems long for a 10/22


could be a ruger 44,  i think its because the rifle has an upper cover.  ruger 10/22's in the us do not normally come with a cover that goes above the barrel.  they do make them though, also the magazine is a bit thin to be 223, 556, maybe a 44.  maybe a 22.
 
2013-03-28 02:54:44 PM

Mikey1969: Hundreds of armed vigilantes have taken control of a town on a major highway in the Pacific coast state of Guerrero, arresting local police officers and searching homes after a vigilante leader was killed. Several opened fire on a car of Mexican tourists headed to the beach for Easter week.

And that, my friends,is why vigilantism is a bad, BAD idea...


Since when are the police any better?
 
2013-03-28 02:54:46 PM
Don't throw away my pic of Tina, damnit
encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com
Hawt
 
2013-03-28 02:55:34 PM

bsharitt: So when does Mexico fully achieve failed state status and our immigration problem turns into a refugee problem?


I got it!  I got it!

Let's have all of the illegal aliens in the US arm themselves with all of our unwanted guns to attack all of the undesireable drug dealers to take care of all of those problems at once.

/"just kidding. you thought I really had it"
 
2013-03-28 02:56:11 PM
Members of the area's self-described "community police" say more than 1,500 members of the force were stopping traffic Wednesday at improvised checkpoints in the town of Tierra Colorado, which sits on the highway connecting Mexico City to Acapulco.

1,500?  That's about two battalions.  That's not a gang, that's an effing army.
 
2013-03-28 02:56:39 PM
It wasn't just the drug war. We share the blame for allowing our corporations to close shop and move to Mexico, where they could pay the Mexicans next to nothing and toss them out on their asses when they became too old. It really is disgusting what we have helped do to their country.
 
2013-03-28 02:57:31 PM
Who runs Bordertown?
 
2013-03-28 02:58:13 PM

Mikey1969: Hundreds of armed vigilantes have taken control of a town on a major highway in the Pacific coast state of Guerrero, arresting local police officers and searching homes after a vigilante leader was killed. Several opened fire on a car of Mexican tourists headed to the beach for Easter week.

And that, my friends,is why vigilantism is a bad, BAD idea...


www.naturalnews.com

Absolutely.  Leave it to the professionals.
 
2013-03-28 02:58:19 PM

ecmoRandomNumbers: YoOjo: Which way is the prevailing wind?
I'm pretty sure we could nuke the whole country into oblivion and then waft all that glow-in-the-dark goodness Guatemala way.

The prevailing wind is straight into the USA. That's where our monsoons come from in summer.


oh, we're going to need a bigger wall then.
 
2013-03-28 02:58:42 PM

Spanky3woods: Less Mexico. More Tina

My Gawd that woman was hot back in the day.

Dem legs!


Considering that she's 73? I'll STILL give her credit for being hot, although she is FINALLY starting to show her age. Tina Turner is badass, it's like she's a force of nature...
 
2013-03-28 03:00:54 PM
Looks like they want a piece of the action. Until the next group takes over...
 
2013-03-28 03:02:00 PM

spacelord321: It wasn't just the drug war. We share the blame for allowing our corporations to close shop and move to Mexico, where they could pay the Mexicans next to nothing and toss them out on their asses when they became too old. It really is disgusting what we have helped do to their country.


Can you explaoim how more industry and jobs (even if crappy ones) caused rampant violence, police corruption, warlord drug cartels and a near total descent into bloody chaos?

Not defending the companies, but destabilization is counter to their own interests too. I'm, not sure you aren't confusing correlation with causation, so could you please explain how auto factories and manufacturing facilities  caused this?

/And also who is this "we"?
 
2013-03-28 03:03:46 PM
Looks like Mexico has achieved the sort of "anti-government tyranny" situation the NRA types dream about.

BojanglesPaladin: This would have never happened if Mexico had gun control laws.
/ ....


Mexico does have stricter gun control laws.  But thanks to the relaxed gun laws in states like Arizona, Mexican cartels have US citizens purchase arms in the US and then smuggle them across the border.  The Mexican President has even publicly stated that the expiration of the US 2004 Assault Weapons Ban is directly linked to the increased violence thanks to assault weapons making their way south of the border.  A quick Google can bring up many articles on this.
 
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