Armed vigilante groups policing 2 Mexican towns

There are 8 comments on the The State story from Jan 12, 2013, titled Armed vigilante groups policing 2 Mexican towns. In it, The State reports that:

Several hundred civilians have taken up arms in two towns in a southwestern Mexico state and are arresting people suspected of crimes and imposing a curfew, leading authorities to promise to reinforce security forces in the area.

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Bob Burns

Kunming, China

#1 Jan 12, 2013
Comming soon to a town near you
Concerned

Chihuahua, Mexico

#2 Jan 13, 2013
This is what needs to be done in areas in the USA. The criminals have to many rights that protect them. When caught they are slapped on the hand. The people know who the criminals are in Mexico.

One of my very best friends came to Chihuahua two days ago. A US citizen now, and formerly a citizen of Mexico that lived and grew up in the mountain town of Madera. His wife is a US citizen now and is formerly from Chihuahua. He is a great success story in the USA and owns a good sized trucking company in Denver where he and his family now live. He does very well. His kids are in college and are straight A students and as I told him last night here in Chihuahua at my house, all American boys. A great legal immigrant story.

He has not come to Chihuahua to visit family for over two years because is scared of the violence and crime. Two days ago, on his first day here. He stopped into the Pharmacia Hidalgo at 5:00 PM. As he was waiting in line a young criminal walks up, brandishes a .22 pistol and robs the Pharmacy and everyone in it. He took all the money my friend had brought with him which was $700. They called the police. They waited and waited and he finally had to leave. The pharmacy said they would file the report and that he should come back the next day.

He went back in the next day and the pharmacy said the police never came even after numerous calls and no report had been filed. They have given up and so has my friend. Wonder why 91.8 percent of the people did not call the police in Mexico? This is just one reason why no one calls them, and because the authorities are associated with and protecting gangs and narcos.

He said if he had a concealed weapon at the time he could have taken him out easily. The good people in Mexico need arms. They need to do in Mexico all over, what the government and police will not do. When they send in big groups of military and police sometimes it just gets worse for the people, because of people that are coming to protect them are the problem, and the criminals are never prosecuted when caught.

The people of the USA should never give up their arms or they could be facing the problems in Mexico where only the criminals and authorities have guns. One and the same. The good people of Mexico need to become vigilantes and procure arms, as this is the only way they will be able to stop the repetitive violence from these criminals.

Can you imagine in the crime ridden cities in the USA, where drugs are sold openly on corners. If people came after the dealers and gave them good beat downs as they were dealing what would happen. They would not be out on the corners doing it anymore. Because you cannot fight an Army of citizens that are fed up. Same here in Mexico.
Badtothebone

Shirley, NY

#3 Jan 13, 2013
Guerrero Gov. Angel Aguirre Rivero responded Friday by announcing that security in the region would be bolstered by sending in Mexican soldiers and marines and federal and state police officers.

The soldiers, marines, federal and state police are part of the problem so don't bother to send them. The armed citizens will do a much better job by themselves.
Concerned

Chihuahua, Mexico

#4 Jan 13, 2013
Concerned wrote:
This is what needs to be done in areas in the USA. The criminals have to many rights that protect them. When caught they are slapped on the hand. The people know who the criminals are in Mexico.
One of my very best friends came to Chihuahua two days ago. A US citizen now, and formerly a citizen of Mexico that lived and grew up in the mountain town of Madera. His wife is a US citizen now and is formerly from Chihuahua. He is a great success story in the USA and owns a good sized trucking company in Denver where he and his family now live. He does very well. His kids are in college and are straight A students and as I told him last night here in Chihuahua at my house, all American boys. A great legal immigrant story.
He has not come to Chihuahua to visit family for over two years because is scared of the violence and crime. Two days ago, on his first day here. He stopped into the Pharmacia Hidalgo at 5:00 PM. As he was waiting in line a young criminal walks up, brandishes a .22 pistol and robs the Pharmacy and everyone in it. He took all the money my friend had brought with him which was $700. They called the police. They waited and waited and he finally had to leave. The pharmacy said they would file the report and that he should come back the next day.
He went back in the next day and the pharmacy said the police never came even after numerous calls and no report had been filed. They have given up and so has my friend. Wonder why 91.8 percent of the people did not call the police in Mexico? This is just one reason why no one calls them, and because the authorities are associated with and protecting gangs and narcos.
He said if he had a concealed weapon at the time he could have taken him out easily. The good people in Mexico need arms. They need to do in Mexico all over, what the government and police will not do. When they send in big groups of military and police sometimes it just gets worse for the people, because of people that are coming to protect them are the problem, and the criminals are never prosecuted when caught.
The people of the USA should never give up their arms or they could be facing the problems in Mexico where only the criminals and authorities have guns. One and the same. The good people of Mexico need to become vigilantes and procure arms, as this is the only way they will be able to stop the repetitive violence from these criminals.
Can you imagine in the crime ridden cities in the USA, where drugs are sold openly on corners. If people came after the dealers and gave them good beat downs as they were dealing what would happen. They would not be out on the corners doing it anymore. Because you cannot fight an Army of citizens that are fed up. Same here in Mexico.
Another day and the police have still not shown up to take the armed robbery report. Can you imaigine an armed robbery in the USA and they never show up to take the report? This is insane.

My friend heads back to Denver tomorrow. I am guessing he will never come back now. Sad for the families.
DENG

Nanjing, China

#5 Jan 13, 2013
Armed vigilante groups policing 2 Mexican towns
Full story: The State

THIS IS WHAT'S NEEDED IN WASHINGTON D.C., ARREST AND PUT ON TRIAL ALL THE POLITICIANS THERE FOR CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY.
Badtothebone

Shirley, NY

#6 Jan 13, 2013
Concerned wrote:
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Another day and the police have still not shown up to take the armed robbery report. Can you imaigine an armed robbery in the USA and they never show up to take the report? This is insane.
My friend heads back to Denver tomorrow. I am guessing he will never come back now. Sad for the families.
If possible, post all contact information of the police station where the report was supposed to be taken such as address, phone number.
Concerned

Chihuahua, Mexico

#7 Jan 14, 2013
Badtothebone wrote:
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If possible, post all contact information of the police station where the report was supposed to be taken such as address, phone number.
If I had the time to do that I might go for it. But my friend would have to contact the pharmacy to get the information and he realizes it would not do any good even if he got the info, just like the pharmacy now knows and 91.8 percent of the people here know. I mentioned he owns a good size trucking company and when he gets back that will be the last thing on his mind. This guy is a version of me. He knows how to work and he works hard at what he knows. It is 5:24 in the morning and I am headed out to explore some mining sites. I will be working until Midnight tonight, just like the last 3 days, so it is not something I can really take the time to follow up on myself. Working 18 hours a day the last 3 days. So not much sleep. So much is happening here for me that I cannot seem to find enough time to get everything accomplished. Hopefully in a week I can cut back down to my 12 hour days. Seriously it is that intense right now and I have strict deadlines to meet.

Most of my posts are while I am at the computer while doing work on it, and I take a 10 minute break to clear my mind.

I will find out where the pharmacy was at and if someone else wants to follow up on it that would be OK with me. You can look it up on the internet for the contact info. Does not necessarily mean they will talk because they might think you are up to something bad. Everyone here is apprehensive about many things. You never know what can get you killed here.
Badtothebone

Shirley, NY

#9 Jan 14, 2013
Concerned wrote:
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If I had the time to do that I might go for it. But my friend would have to contact the pharmacy to get the information and he realizes it would not do any good even if he got the info, just like the pharmacy now knows and 91.8 percent of the people here know. I mentioned he owns a good size trucking company and when he gets back that will be the last thing on his mind. This guy is a version of me. He knows how to work and he works hard at what he knows. It is 5:24 in the morning and I am headed out to explore some mining sites. I will be working until Midnight tonight, just like the last 3 days, so it is not something I can really take the time to follow up on myself. Working 18 hours a day the last 3 days. So not much sleep. So much is happening here for me that I cannot seem to find enough time to get everything accomplished. Hopefully in a week I can cut back down to my 12 hour days. Seriously it is that intense right now and I have strict deadlines to meet.
Most of my posts are while I am at the computer while doing work on it, and I take a 10 minute break to clear my mind.
I will find out where the pharmacy was at and if someone else wants to follow up on it that would be OK with me. You can look it up on the internet for the contact info. Does not necessarily mean they will talk because they might think you are up to something bad. Everyone here is apprehensive about many things. You never know what can get you killed here.


I thought that maybe people on this thread would be able to put their two cents in by contacting these police departments and give them a piece of their mind by either calling or sending letters. What could happen to us here in the US? I would harass the shit out of them and call them losers and pussies. What are they going to do, come to Long Island to find me?

Maybe it's better that people take up arms and take care of business themselves since the police don't want to get involved. Many years ago a coworker called the police numerous times to complain about kids throwing things into his yard from over a school yard fence. He finally called again and told them that since they wouldn't do anything about it he was going outside with a shotgun and then hung up. Within minutes the police finally arrived and took care of his complaint.

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