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  • Paedophile Drives 200 Miles to Meet Young Girl for Sex But Is Caught by Online Vigilantes

    08/11/2017 5:18:55 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    Wales Online ^ | 11 AUG 2017
    Paul Ellis took sweets and condoms with him to meet the child but was instead greeted by paedophile-hunters Dark JusticeA paedophile was caught by online vigilantes when he drove 200 miles thinking he was meeting a young girl for sex. Paul Ellis set off from his home in Denbigh to drive to Newcastle, taking sweets and crisps to ply his intended 13-year-old victim with. But when he arrived, he quickly realised there was no girl. Instead he was met by members of the group Dark Justice, who go online to find people who use the internet to prey on children....
  • These Masked Vigilantes Are On The Loose… And They Are Bringing Fury Down On Muslims

    10/30/2015 7:42:11 AM PDT · by TangoLimaSierra · 44 replies ^ | October 28th, 2015
    It appears that some European citizens, and perhaps even stealth government agents, have taken matters into their own hands to stem the tide of refugees pouring into Europe, according to Sputnik News. Numerous reports have surfaced of armed and masked vigilantes taking to the waters of the Aegean Sea to prevent more boatloads of Muslim refugees from arriving in poverty-striken Greece, which simply can’t handle the influx. The masked men in fast boats are intercepting the slow boats full of refugees and disabling their engines or puncturing their hulls, essentially forcing them to turn back and head toward Turkey, from...
  • Russian Orthodox Church Lends Weight To Putin patriotism

    08/21/2015 12:59:10 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 21 replies
    BBC News ^ | 8/20/2015 | Vitaly Shevchenko
    A raid by Russian Orthodox vigilantes on "blasphemous" artworks in central Moscow has highlighted the influence of traditional, ultra-conservative values in President Vladimir Putin's Russia. The Orthodox Church has long had close links to the Kremlin. And during Russia's stand-off with the West over Ukraine that relationship has only grown stronger. On 14 August a radical group called God's Will raided an exhibition of Soviet-era underground art at the Manezh hall, near the Kremlin. They especially objected to avant-garde depictions of Jesus Christ and Orthodox saints - a video posted online showed them throwing exhibits onto the floor and shouting...
  • Mexico to legalize vigilantes fighting drug cartel

    05/09/2014 9:43:14 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 10, 2014 12:02 AM EDT | Alberto Arce
    Mexicos government plans on Saturday to begin demobilizing a vigilante movement of assault rifle-wielding ranchers and farmers that formed in the western state of Michoacan and succeeded in largely expelling the Knights Templar cartel when state and local authorities couldnt. The ceremony in the town of Tepalcatepec, where the movement began in February 2013, will involve the registration of thousands of guns by the federal government and an agreement that the so-called self-defense groups will either join a new official rural police force or return to their normal lives and acts as voluntary reserves when called on. The government will...
  • 7 Officers Arrested at the Gib Lewis Unit After Alleged Sexual Assault

    03/26/2014 4:33:41 PM PDT · by gop4lyf · 12 replies
    Woodville, Texas - As of this afternoon 7 Texas Department of Criminal Justice Employees have been arrested and booked into the Tyler County Jail in Woodville in what is being described by an anonymous source to The Backgate as an alleged sexual assault against an inmate housed at the Gib Lewis Expansion Cellblock. The Gib Lewis Unit is a 2,200 bed prison facility east of Woodville and is home to some of over 850 of Texas' worse inmates who are housed in the high security expansion cellblock. The high tech expansion cellblock was built in 2000 next to the Gib...
  • Vigilantes reject disarming in Mexico standoff

    01/15/2014 6:50:45 AM PST · by Blackyce · 18 replies
    AP ^ | January 14, 2014 | MARK STEVENSON
    Associated PressJanuary 14, 2014Updated 9 hours ago APATZINGAN, Mexico Federal forces and heavily armed vigilantes are warily watching each other in a violence-wracked farming area of western Mexico after one deadly clash and a failure by leaders from both sides to work out a deal on disarming.
  • Vigilantes seize town in western Mexico

    11/17/2013 3:35:44 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 11/17/13 | AFP
    Morelia (Mexico) (AFP) - Hundreds of armed vigilantes have taken control of a town in a western Mexico state plagued by drug cartels after clashes with an armed group that left three people dead, officials said. The Michoacan state government said in a statement that the "self-defense" units seized the town hall and main square of Tancitaro on Saturday. Some 400 vigilantes kicked out the municipal police and took over security in the town, a source in the CISEN intelligence agency told AFP. Before taking Tancitaro, the self-defense force exchanged fire with suspected organized crime members in the nearby town...
  • Be vigilant, but do not become a vigilante (Hurl, you will)

    07/12/2013 5:24:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Fayetteville Observer ^ | July 12, 2013 | Bill Kirby
    After all of the evidence, six women in a Florida courtroom will decide if a Community Watch volunteer went too far in taking the life of a teenager walking through a neighborhood on a rainy evening. It happened there. It could happen here. "I really encourage neighborhoods to get involved and report suspicious activities," says Harold Medlock, the Fayetteville police chief. "But that is where it needs to stop." Be vigilant, he says, but do not become a vigilante, else you may become another George Zimmerman, 29, whose confrontation with Trayvon Martin left the 17-year-old with a bullet through the...
  • Swedes Take to the Streets to Defend their Neighborhoods

    05/25/2013 10:00:39 AM PDT · by Lumik · 133 replies
    Fria Tider ^ | 5/25/13 | Lumik
    Stockholm. Faced by another night of terror at the hands of predominantly immigrant rioters, Swedes grown tired of the polices inability to put an end to the unrest took to the streets Friday night to defend their neighborhoods. The vigilantes were described as a motley crew of homeowners and concerned citizens, as well as neo-Nazi activists and football hooligans. In the Stockholm suburb of Tumba the police decided to abandon their earlier non-intervention policy as a large group of police officers rounded up and dispersed a group of vigilantes trying to fend off rioters. The decision to round up vigilantes...
  • Thousands of armed vigilantes takeover Mexican town, arrest police after 'commander' is killed

    03/28/2013 9:38:27 AM PDT · by archy · 130 replies
    Daily Mail Online [London] ^ | 04:16 EST, 28 March 2013 | Alex Gore
    UPDATED:09:42 EST, 28 March 2013Thousands of armed vigilantes have taken over a town in Mexico and arrested police officers after their 'commander' was killed and dumped in the street. The self described 'community police' and arrested 12 officers and the town's former director of public security, who they accuse of taking part in the killing of Guadalupe Quinones Carbajal, 28, on behalf of a local organised crime group.
  • Masked Mexican vigilantes take to the streets to protect their villages from the drug cartels

    01/21/2013 9:13:46 PM PST · by george76 · 39 replies
    the Daily Mail ^ | 21 January 2013
    Tired of the scourge of organized crime, civilians in two rural towns in southwestern Mexico have taken matters into their own hands over the last two weeks. Since the second week of January, around 800 masked and armed residents have set up vigilante groups who are manning checkpoints, imposing curfews and arresting alleged criminals. This unofficial police force says they are providing security for the municipalities of Ayutla de los Libres and Teconoapa in Guerrero state, an area that has been hit hard by Mexico's drug violence. More than 70,000 people killed across the country since 2006 and residents in...
  • Amazing video shows moment armed jewelry thief is wrestled to the ground by a crowd

    09/23/2012 5:24:25 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies ^ | 22 September, 2012 | NA
    The citizens of Seattle don't take kindly to crime in their city. Pedestrians in downtown Seattle jumped into action on Friday after an armed thief robbed a jewelry store - with a group of bystanders stopping the suspect and holding the man down in a scary sidewalk melee in front of the Hotel MAX until police could arrive. A hotel doorman was shot in the scuffle but the suspect was arrested and the loot he attempted to run off with was recovered.
  • Man beaten up at shooting victim's funeral

    08/03/2012 1:45:18 PM PDT · by Redcat · 8 replies
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | 08/03/2012 | Dale Lezon
    Mourners for a man who was killed in a shooting earlier this month apparently beat up a man they thought was intruding on their loved one's funeral early Friday afternoon in northwest Houston. The attack occurred at the Paradise Funeral Home at 10401 West Montgomery while family and friends were holding a service for Claude Kibbie. Kibbie died July 26, a day after he had been shot in the head while driving away from an argument in the 9500 block of Trudy. Police said at the time they had no suspect or motive in the case. Mourners at the funeral...
  • Is It Wrong for Parents to Avenge Their Children?

    06/21/2012 12:42:20 PM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 55 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | June 21, 2012 | JP
    Imagine if you caught a man molesting your five-year-old daughter. Or if you discovered that a man was pimping out your 17-year-old daughter. What would you do? When a 23-year-old Texas father heard his little girl crying behind a barn, when he saw her being sexually violated by Jesus Mora Flores, he beat the deviant to death. And when San Francisco parents Barry Gilton and Lupe Mercado were unable to rescue their teen daughter from her pimp, Calvin Sneed, by peaceable means, they shot and killed him. Both the Texas dad and parents Gilton and Mercado were accused of taking...
  • Roseanne Barr Becomes Second Leftist Celebrity to Threaten George Zimmerman's Parents

    04/05/2012 3:47:58 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 40 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mar 29, 2012
    Roseanne Barr Becomes Second Leftist Celebrity to Threaten George Zimmerman's Parents By Matthew Sheffield | March 29, 2012 | 16:54 Formerly relevant comedian Roseanne Barr has become the second leftist entertainment celebrity to threaten the family of George Zimmerman, the accused shooter in the death of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin by posting the home address of his parents on Twitter. While she quickly deleted her tweet after an onslaught of criticism by her 110,000+ followers, Barr continued to defend her action, stating that it "was good to let ppl know that no one can hide anymore." She also threatened to...
  • Elderly couple abandons their home after address is posted on Twitter as that of George Zimmerman

    03/27/2012 9:15:10 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 94 replies ^ | March 27, 2012 | Susan Jacobson
    A school-cafeteria lunch lady and her husband have received hate mail, unwanted visits from reporters and fearful inquiries from neighbors all because their Sanford-area address is being disseminated on Twitter as belonging to Trayvon Martin shooter George Zimmerman, her son said late Tuesday. The woman, 70, who has a heart condition, and her husband, 72, have temporarily moved to a hotel to avoid the spotlight and possible danger, said son Chip Humble of Longwood. The woman has another son named William George Zimmerman who lived with her in 1995 and still lives in Central Florida. He is no relation...
  • Government Doing Terror Drill...Featuring Anti-Immigrant White Supremacists!

    03/24/2011 1:23:52 PM PDT · by JesseWatters · 58 replies ^ | March 24 | Staff
    Foes of illegal immigration are up in arms over plans for a weekend disaster exercise in western Iowa with a fictitious scenario in which white supremacists shoot dozens of people amid rising tensions involving racial minorities and illegal immigrants. The exercise is planned for Saturday at Treynor High School in Pottawattamie County and will involve more than 300 people, confirmed Doug Reed, the lead exercise planner for the county's emergency management agency. Some 30 to 40 "victims" will be transported to area hospitals.
  • Warning: U.S. vigilantes may be in Canada [McClusky, AZ escapees]

    08/11/2010 1:42:44 PM PDT · by FourPeas · 18 replies
    Vancouver Sun ^ | 11 Aug 2010
    VANCOUVER -- RCMP are warning the public to be on the lookout for U.S. fugitives John McCluskey and Casslyn Welch. These individuals are wanted by U.S. authorities after escaping from an Arizona prison on July 30. They may also be involved in a homicide, police warn. Law enforcement on both sides of the border are on high alert. While there is no information to confirm these fugitives have entered Canada, their whereabouts are unknown and police fear they may have crossed the border undetected.
  • Vigilante Violence Fears High In Ariz. (barfer)

    04/17/2010 10:03:11 AM PDT · by AuntB · 69 replies · 1,030+ views
    KPHO ^ | April 16, 2010 | KPHO
    PHOENIX -- Federal law enforcement officers have been sent to Arizona as fears surface of possible vigilante violence, experts said. Mid-April is a time of year law enforcement officers across the country, and in Arizona, are on high alert. "It's a time at which not only the Anti-Defamation League, but law enforcement, and I mean law enforcement at all levels -- local, state and federal -- are geared up, said Bill Straus, the Arizona Regional Director for the Anti-Defamation League. The reason: there have been serious attacks on Americans by their fellow citizens during April. April 19 is the anniversary...
  • Employees, Customers Nab Robber Outside Store (MN)

    10/08/2009 6:12:35 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 6 replies · 491+ views ^ | 10/08/09 | Caroline Lowe
    A Minneapolis man is charged with robbery after police say store employees and customers held him until officers arrived on scene. Reginald Calhoun was arrested at the Family Dollar Store at 1010 East Lake Street in Minneapolis on Monday. Police say he took off after he robbed and assaulted a clerk. He didn't get far because customers and employees caught him before he tried to get away in a taxi. Police say the taxi driver was not aware Calhoun was allegedly involved in the robberies. Minneapolis Lt. Mike Fossum praised the citizens for their bravery. "They did a great job....