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Wed Apr 24, 2019, 07:47 PM

Leader of self-styled U.S. citizen border patrol attacked in jail

Also: Self-styled U.S. citizen border patrol unravels after leader's arrest (Reuters)

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Source: Reuters

U.S. APRIL 24, 2019 / 8:30 AM / UPDATED 5 HOURS AGO

Leader of self-styled U.S. citizen border patrol attacked in jail

Julio-Cesar Chavez
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SUNLAND PARK, N.M. (Reuters) - The leader of an armed group that spent two months detaining migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border, drawing condemnation from civil liberties advocates, was hospitalized after he was attacked in jail, his lawyer and authorities said.

Larry Hopkins, 69, was in a hospital with broken ribs after being attacked on Tuesday at the Dona Ana County Detention Center in Las Cruces in southern New Mexico, his attorney, Kelly O’Connell, said.

The detention center confirmed on Wednesday that Hopkins, a federal detainee, was “the alleged victim” of a Tuesday night attack and that the incident was under investigation.

“Hopkins was given medical attention for non life-threatening injuries,” county spokeswoman Kelly Jameson said in an email, adding that Hopkins had been transferred out of the jail under the direction of the U.S. Marshals Service.

The attack occurred the same day Hopkins’ United Constitutional Patriots group abandoned its border camp near Sunland Park, New Mexico, where they had spent two months detaining thousands of illegal migrants.

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Eugene Apr 2019 OP
UniteFightBack Apr 2019 #1
NightWatcher Apr 2019 #2
LonePirate Apr 2019 #3
dweller Apr 2019 #4
hatrack Apr 2019 #5
yellowcanine Apr 2019 #6
nancy1942 Apr 2019 #7
ProudLib72 Apr 2019 #8
dalton99a Apr 2019 #9
rownesheck Apr 2019 #10
harumph Apr 2019 #11
MineralMan Apr 2019 #12
bdamomma Apr 2019 #13
Downtown Hound Apr 2019 #14
Hugin Apr 2019 #15

Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 07:52 PM

1. Oh I just feel so terrible about this...tsk tsk tsk just awful. I fell so bad in fact that I'm

going to re read it.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 07:53 PM

2. Thoughts and

Nah.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 07:56 PM

3. Talk about reaping what you sow

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 08:02 PM

4. oh my

womp womp


✌🏼️

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 08:04 PM

5. Gosh.

How . . . tragic. Yes. That's the word.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 08:50 PM

6. To quote Susan Collins, "I am concerned by this."

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 11:28 PM

7. Thoughts and prayers.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 11:46 PM

8. The only solution is solitary for the rest of his term

A yep!

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 11:48 PM

9. Good for him.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 01:07 AM

10. Good.

Hopefully, there are more ass kickings in his future.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 08:15 AM

11. He's stupid, and prolly was a smartass to a non-white cell mate.

DICK.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 08:23 AM

12. I imagine there are plenty of people in that jail

who don't see him as a "hero." Without his gun and his "posse," he's apparently not such a fearsome guy, I guess.

Now, I don't believe that jail violence is a good thing in any way, but the people in that jail are not his friends, I'm sure.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 08:33 AM

13. 69 yrs old???

one of tRump's stupid cult members, glad he got his ass womp. What stupid ass people.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 10:29 AM

14. While I don't support violence in our jails or prisons

I find myself unable to to give a shit about this man's plight.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 10:38 AM

15. Hmm... Broken ribs?

Punching awfully low there...

OR... Could it have been him banging himself against a chair or table edge in order to get his oxy or preferential treatment?

Straight out of a B prison movie or sovereign citizen how-to-act-in-jail conventional wisdom.

I imagine the video of the incident would clear that up right away. But, we'll never be told.

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