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Fri Apr 19, 2019, 12:31 PM

Videos appear to show armed militia detaining migrants at US-Mexico border

IOW, vigilantes, and not in a good way. I can't imagine this is legal...

Videos appear to show armed militia detaining migrants at US-Mexico border
The American Civil Liberties Union is calling the actions a ‘kidnapping’ and a flagrant violation of the law
Sam Levin in San Francisco
Thu 18 Apr 2019 19.14 EDT
Last modified on Thu 18 Apr 2019 20.03 EDT

Armed rightwing militia members detained a large group of migrants at the US-Mexico border and coordinated with US border patrol agents to have them arrested, according to the American Civil Liberties Union, in a series of actions the civil liberties organization called a “kidnapping” and a flagrant violation of the law.

Several videos taken at the border in New Mexico this week appeared to show men belonging to a group that calls itself the United Constitutional Patriots approaching migrant families and children, ordering them to sit down, calling federal agents on them, and at one point potentially misrepresenting themselves by saying “border patrol” as they approached.

“The Trump administration’s vile racism has emboldened white nationalists and fascists to flagrantly violate the law,” the ACLU of New Mexico said in a letter to the state’s governor and attorney general, urging them to “immediately investigate this atrocious and unlawful conduct”.

The ACLU described the group as “an armed fascist militia organization” made up of “vigilantes” working to “kidnap and detain people seeking asylum” and accused the group of directly making illegal arrests.

The group has repeatedly appeared in local news stories in recent weeks, expressing support for Donald Trump’s proposed border wall and presenting themselves as “volunteers” aiding border patrol efforts.



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Submariner Apr 2019 #1

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Fri Apr 19, 2019, 12:41 PM

1. I bet the domestic terrorist vigilantes get pissed when the migrants don't run away from them,

because I believe those NRA gun humpers are there to hopefully get to shoot some people from the 3 Mexican countries.

When they do not run they have to waste all that valuable dark of night shooting time waiting for the real Border Patrol to show up to take custody.

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