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What Would You Do to Protect Your Town?

Posted by on Jan. 13, 2014 at 9:02 AM
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Nueva Italia (Mexico) - the neighborhood folks have formed a militia and had a damn vigilante fight to take their town back from a cartel.  These are farmers y'all.  And they are SICK of that shit!  100+ rolled into the town in some some fruit trucks with sand bags as armor, ak-47's, pulled-together vests and handkerchiefs.

More power to them.  Here's the story.


Men belonging to the Self-Defense Council of Michacan, (CAM), enter the main plaza the town of Nueva Italia, Mexico, Sunday Jan. 12, 2014. The vigilantes say they are liberating territory in the so-called Tierra Caliente and are aiming for the farming hub of Apatzingan, said to be the Knights Templar drug cartel's central command. Mexican military troops are staying outside the town and there are no federal police in sight. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

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CoolRelax
by Silver Member on Jan. 13, 2014 at 9:03 AM

Escorting the cartel members they caught....as the crowd looks on.


Masked members of the community of Ayutla escort detained people to a community assembly in the town of El Meson, Mexico, Thursday Jan. 31, 2013. Vigilantes who have taken up arms against drug cartel violence and common crime in southern Mexico brought charges ranging from organized crime to kidnapping and extortion against 50 men and three women who they have been holding prisoner at improvised jails, in some cases for weeks. (AP Photo/Christian Palma)

CoolRelax
by Silver Member on Jan. 13, 2014 at 9:04 AM

Area cops were dirty...they took their weapons.


Vigilantes or members of the community police stand together after disarming several municipal police officers in Paracuaro in Michoacan state

CoolRelax
by Silver Member on Jan. 13, 2014 at 9:07 AM

There are no words to describe the kick-assness.


Men belonging to the Self-Defense Council of Michacan, (CAM), ride on a sandbag filled truck while trying to flush out alleged members of the Knights Templar drug cartel from the town of Nueva Italia, Mexico, Sunday Jan. 12, 2014. The vigilantes say they are liberating territory in the so-called Tierra Caliente and are aiming for the farming hub of Apatzingan, said to be the cartel's central command. Mexican military troops are staying outside the town and there are no federal police in sight. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

SiriSilasMom
by Kanyetta East on Jan. 13, 2014 at 9:11 AM

This is pretty awesome. I would be worried about backlash though, especially since the local police were dirty. 

Mommabearbergh
by Gold Member on Jan. 13, 2014 at 9:31 AM
If the weapons I had were legal they couldn't take them. If the police are dirty i would talk with someone who has some power over my community
Bunsmommy
by Ruby Member on Jan. 13, 2014 at 9:58 AM
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I LOVE IT! That's what we need to do in our communities! 

Pink.Sunshine.
by on Jan. 13, 2014 at 10:09 AM
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wow, I'd be scared to death. Not gonna lie.

PurplWildFlower
by Blaxican #1 on Jan. 13, 2014 at 10:40 AM

This is happening in the state where my grandfather is from and the cartel is infamous taking over towns in Mexico.  They are bout it bout it and I dont blame them - you have to fight fire with fire.  I hope they receive the help they need.

luvthagirl
by Gold Member on Jan. 13, 2014 at 11:32 AM
I hope they have another country they can move to

Quoting Pink.Sunshine.:

wow, I'd be scared to death. Not gonna lie.

moosesmom
by Silver Member on Jan. 13, 2014 at 11:56 AM
Love it! Like a scene from a movie.
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