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Vigilantes

Book of Odds Looks at the 2014 Boston Marathon

Amram Shapiro | Posted 03.31.2014 | Crime
Amram Shapiro

Boston is the home of Book of Odds, and in memory of those killed and wounded, and in honor of the bravery and solidarity displayed by so many, we use our tools to look at the odds of this horrific attack.

Vigilante Leader Charged With Murder

AP | ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON | Posted 03.14.2014 | Latino Voices

MEXICO CITY (AP) — One of the main leaders of the civilian armed movement that formed to drive a drug cartel out of Mexico's Michoacan state was cha...

Vigilante Group Moves In On Gang-Held City In Mexico

AP | JOSE-LUIS DIAZ and MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN | Posted 02.10.2014 | Latino Voices

APATZINGAN, Mexico (AP) — Vigilantes who have driven a quasi-religious drug cartel from a series of towns in western Mexico entered a gang-held city...

Innocent Man Burned To Death After False Pedophilia Accusations

Posted 11.04.2013 | Crime

An innocent man in the United Kingdom was burned to death after being wrongly accused of pedophilia. According to the Bristol Post, Bijan Ebrahimi...

Mexican Vigilantes Seize Town, Arrest Police

AP | BERTHA RAMOS | Posted 04.01.2013 | World

ACAPULCO, Mexico -- Hundreds of armed vigilantes have taken control of a town on a major highway in the Pacific coast state of Guerrero, arresting loc...

'Superhero' Quits After Thugs Beat Him Up

www.newser.com | Posted 03.18.2013 | Weird News

A superhero know as Knight Warrior is hanging up his crime fighting career after getting beat up on the streets during one of his patrols. Roger Hayhu...

The Rise of Vigilantism at Immigration and Customs Checkpoints

Kerry Patton | Posted 05.04.2013 | Crime
Kerry Patton

Sometimes in order to protect a nation, we must all learn to give a little. Let's stop the vigilante nonsense on the border and support, by giving a little more respect, to our law enforcement who attempt to detect and detain those who wish us harm.

Vigilantes Or Thieves? Doubts Arise Over Murder Suspects' Motive

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 10.03.2012 | Crime

Suspects arrested for the abduction and beating death of a Washington man allegedly said they were punishing a sexual predator. But prosecutors aren't...

Speed Camera Vigilante Speaks About His Action

Posted 09.07.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Bruce Lawrence May won supporters when he was caught shooting glass marbles at a Maryland speed camera van over the summer. According...

"Second Amendment" Vigilantes Systematically Dismantling Our Rights

Josh Horwitz | Posted 07.03.2012 | Politics
Josh Horwitz

Unarmed Americans nationwide are now finding themselves in the line of fire because of a pro-gun movement predicated on devaluing the role of government and the rule of law. It's a sad statement when a teenager can no longer safely venture outside to buy a bag of Skittles.

Georgia Couple Held At Gunpoint While Trying To Enter New Home

Posted 06.24.2012 | Black Voices

A Georgia couple who were trying to move into their new home were confronted by neighbors at gunpoint before they were then arrested and held overnigh...

Trymaine Lee

Family Demands Justice For Unarmed Black Teen Allegedly Killed By White Neighborhood Watchman (UPDATE)

HuffingtonPost.com | Trymaine Lee | Posted 03.20.2012 | Black Voices

Trayvon Martin, an unarmed African-American teenager, was shot and killed in a gated community in Florida late last month by a white neighborhood watc...

Cell Phone Vigilante Breaks Law, Jams Service On Public Buses

The Huffington Post | Hilary Tuttle | Posted 03.01.2012 | Weird News

We've all been privy to the uncomfortable public cell phone call. Whether they're long, loud, awkward or just annoying, these calls could tempt even a...

Facing Tight Recall Race, AZ Tea Party President Pearce Double Downs on Extremists

Jeff Biggers | Posted 12.11.2011 | Politics
Jeff Biggers

In the last laps of his close recall election, Arizona State Senate President Russell Pearce has doubled down on his extremist bona fides in a desperate appeal for funding and support from the nation's most notorious right-wing fringe activists.

Climate of Fear: SB 1070 and Extremist Violence in Arizona

Randall Amster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Randall Amster

Fostering an environment of racialized violence is the harsh reality of Arizona's drive toward legislated intolerance.

Nigerian Email Fraudsters, Humbled by Vigilante Justice

Jonathan Ezer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jonathan Ezer

The "Nigerian email scam" actually started in the 1970s using paper letters. Lately, though, Nigeria and so-called "scam baiters" have been cracking down on the frauds' perpetrators.

The Dangers of Being a Costumed Hero Revealed in Kick-Ass

Brad Balfour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Brad Balfour

Finally, an honest costumed crime fighter film. None of that smarmy "hey aren't we smarter than the fans" shit or this "Above it all NYTimes crit stuff" -- this is a comic book fan's movie, one for those who used to draw their own stories in grade school.

Yesterday's Dirty Harry Is Today's Bleeding Heart Liberal

William Astore | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
William Astore

According to the Weekly Standard, Dirty Harry's scruples about the law, due process, innocent lives, and the slippery slope of murderous violence are signs of weak-willed appeasers.

CNN Drops Dobbs: To All Those Who Joined Us in the Drop Dobbs Campaign

Janet Murguía | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Janet Murguía

Yesterday's resignation came after thousands of people and organizations pressured CNN to stop Dobbs's biased coverage of our community and the immigration debate.

Vigilante Justice Spreads Across Mexico

Global Post | Ioan Grillo | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By Ioan Grillo MEXICO CITY, Mexico -- The five teenage boys slump against the wall of a dark house and eye the camcorder nervously. Suddenly, a fis...

Who Is Pressing The Pressmen?

Emily Bracken | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Emily Bracken

Humorists and comedians are a curious bunch. Quixotic by nature, they want so desperately to live in a world of decency, fairness and goodness, and in Stewart's case, in a world where the media grew some cajones.

Send Us Your Questions About Post-Katrina Vigilante Violence

ProPublica | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
ProPublica

The Nation magazine/Institute/ProPublica probe of violence in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina has sparked intense discussions on a slew of blogs a...

Shearer's Strange Broadside

Ben Wyskida | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ben Wyskida

Harry Shearer's main criticism of The Nation's investigation into Katrina's hidden race war is that it wasn't something else. He attacked us for writing an expose about race, violence and police brutality in New Orleans and not on his preferred subject.

A Purely Fictional Scenario

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

Busloads of white guys descend and disrupt the voting process just like Tom DeLay's polo-shirted thugs did in 2000 when they bullied the hapless volunteers who were trying to recount the votes Florida.