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Wednesday, May 05, 2004

Vigilante Border Patrols "Assist Inept Federal Government"



Interesting piece in the St. Louis Post Dispatch detailing the increasing numbers of civilian border patrol militias springing up along the notoriously porous southern US border. Their goal: to protect the ranch lands being regularly trashed by undocumented immigrants, get the offenders folks deported, and discourage the practice by making it a less effective way to sneak in. Volunteers armed with night vision equipment, they seem to be having some success- detaining the people they catch until the Border Patrol picks them up.

Some call them vigilantes, others say it's just a glorified "neighborhood watch". The groups themselves claim they're helping Homeland Security while protecting their property- something the government is obviously unable or unwilling to do.Read the article and decide for yourself.

Posted by Rex @ 1:11 PM

Monday, May 03, 2004

Rash of Church Burglaries Mysteriously Stops Thanks to "Gargoyle" Vigilante!


Artist's conception of the Gargoyle, protector of the Bible Believing International Baptist Church, in Detroit, MI.

"You don't have to worry anymore about the person who has been breaking into the church," the anonymous caller said. "You can find him at the church."

The vigilante had shot the burglar, who had hit the Detroit church 8 times in as many months. Predictably, that's not good enough for the police:

"Vigilante justice is not justice," said Homicide Lt. Billy Jackson. "If we are right in our assumption about a church member being involved in the shooting, we want that person to come forward."

I don't know what Lt. jackson's idea of justice is, but I would say that punishment/retribution aside, you can't argue that the lack of church break-ins occuring is unjust. So either they got the right guy ( likely) or worst-case scenario- the vigilante has struck such fear into the heart of the true culprit so as to effectively deter him. If he was so easy to find, why couldn't the cops do it- and lock him up or whatever they think a more measured response would have been to acheive the same degree of non-burglary? Criminy, they had 8 months! Maybe they didn't have the resources or the inclination to devote themselves to a "petty" crime like burglary- who knows. Doesn't much matter now, does it?

Bet no one hits that church again! Good job, vigilante! Way to send the message that that type of behavior doesn't fly in your neighborhood!

Allow me to suggest a name for yourself:
The GARGOYLE. Gargoyles lurk atop churches, wathcing over them, and frightening away evil spirits-- as do you, apparently!

Posted by Rex @ 5:02 PM

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