Thursday, March 28, 2013

Mexican vigilantes seize town from corrupt officials

ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) — 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.
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. They arrested 12 police and the former director of public security in the town after a leader of the state's vigilante movement was slain on Monday.
A tourist heading to the beach with relatives was slightly wounded Tuesday after they refused to stop at a roadblock and vigilantes fired shots at their car, officials said.
The vigilantes accuse the ex-security director of participating in the killing of vigilante leader Guadalupe Quinones Carbajal, 28, on behalf of local organized crime groups and dumping his body in a nearby town on Monday. They reported seizing several high-powered rifles from his car, and vigilantes were seen toting a number of sophisticated assault rifles on Wednesday, although it was not clear if all had been taken from the ex-security director's car.
"We have besieged the municipality, because here criminals operate with impunity in broad daylight, in view of municipal authorities. We have detained the director of public security because he is involved with criminals and he knows who killed our commander," said Bruno Placido Valerio, a spokesman for the vigilante group.
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.


Fucking BRAVO, Gentlemen!!!
What we have here is a group of people that got tired of the drugs, the gangs, the violence and the government condoning it by allowing it to exist, and they took matters into their own hands. Neighborhood Watch on steroids.

When those accountable become corrupt, hold them accountable for their actions. Every man has the Right to live safely and freely and without fear - unless they bring it upon themselves.


Anonymous said...

Anyone know where DHS is storing all the arms and ammunition it keeps purchasing?

I have no account and understand you may not publish the question, but would love to see an answer sometime anyway.


Wraith said...

@ Anon: Ah, the DHS. Speaking of "criminals operating with impunity in broad daylight..."

KG said...

Good stuff! Now, if Mexico could just export some of that.......

Oswald Bastable said...

Remember the battle of Athens.