Mexican Citizens Forcefully Remove Cartel From Town

Harriet Arkell
Daily Mail UK
January 6, 2014

Hundreds of armed vigilantes stormed a Mexican town and arrested federal police in the latest bloody battle between residents, criminal gangs, and the police locals say are in league with the gang members.

Around 600 members of local ‘autodefensas’, or self-defence groups, stormed Paracuaro in the troubled Michoacan state yesterday in an attempt to seize control of the town back from the feared Caballeros Templarios (Knights Templar) drug cartel.

[Corrupt] Police officers are forced to surrender their weapons to armed vigilantes in Paracuaro yesterday after the group seized control

The battle was the latest in a long-running war between the drugs gang in Mexico’s south-west and local residents who say state and federal police are not protecting them.

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Finally… when corrupt governments do nothing on either side of the border it’s up to the people. How does the Mexican’t government respond? It undoes all that was accomplished. Gee whiz, could there be a better use of American troops?
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