New Mexico DA Sues ‘Vigilante’ Militia Group With Alleged Ties to White Supremacy.
This is a few days old, but you easily could have missed it in all the other bad craziness. This is a good move by New Mexico, it’s plainly wrong in my opinion when you show up with weapons at a peaceful demonstration, regardless of which side of the message you are on. To me this is a civil rights violation - an attempt to coerce or intimidate someone from demonstrating and expressing free speech.
The militia pukes stated intent of “protection” is totally specious and really not their fucking job. If they want to dress up in camo and have their own demonstration in favor of the statues and open carry, they are welcome to but when they show up to someone else’s demonstration armed, that’s wrong. ,
(CNN)In the wake of a protest that turned violent after a man opened fire on demonstrators last month, a prosecutor in New Mexico is taking legal action against a militia group they claim poses a continuing threat to public safety.
Calling it the first lawsuit of its kind in the United States, Bernalillo County District Attorney Raúl Torrez announced Monday his office is suing to stop the New Mexico Civil Guard private militia from usurping the state’s military and law enforcement authorities. “One of the key principles in our democratic system is that only those recognized, trained and licensed by the government may engage in this kind of [law enforcement] activity,” Torrez said at a press conference announcing the civil action. In a 39-page civil complaint, Torrez accused the New Mexico Civil Guard of being a “vigilante” paramilitary outfit that engages in policing activities in violation of state law.