An armed militia, the United Constitutional Patriots, is detaining families of migrants in the New Mexico desert. “We cannot allow racist and armed vigilantes to kidnap and detain people seeking asylum,” says the ACLU. My story: via ⁦
Hi. So, this is fascism.
A right-wing militia group operating in New Mexico has begun stopping groups of migrant families and detaining them at gunpoint before handing them over to Border Patrol agents
Suburban fascism enthusiasts heading down to New Mexico to get dressed up in tactical gear and play Sicario with asylum seekers is the sort of thing that lets you know everything is going fine.
Note: militias like these are racist, poorly-trained, and frequently criminals themselves. They've literally killed & robbed people for being brown (Raul Flores). They need to be stopped.
The law is clearly not going to stop these monsters, but their names are out there and they are doing this on social media feeds. How can WE make them accountable?
I’m supposed to be offline for Good Friday and in-law Passover prep. But folks, this is another big step toward political violence. (Also relevant to holiday themes.) Militia in New Mexico Detains Asylum Seekers at Gunpoint - The New York Times
Thanks to every who shared these videos. There is some real coverage now.
While covering the armed militia pursuing migrant families in southern New Mexico, I wondered what people who support such actions think. Turns out their views abound on the Facebook pages supporting the United Constitutional Patriots via ⁦
And so it begins. The real Hitlering....
Why is the US Border Patrol not arresting and charging with vigliantism members of the United Constitutional Patriots, who this week held 200 people, in a group, at gunpoint?
You'd be hard pressed to find an instance of 20th century genocide that did not depend on paramilitary units. Militia in New Mexico Detains Asylum Seekers at Gunpoint
Right-wing, armed, racist militias are at the border to threaten families seeking asylum. Is this the new Border Patrol? Shameful, scary, illegal, terrifying.
I wanna know who these militia people are, how are they funded? They said they'd been camped near El Paso for 2 months and most aren't from the area. If they're self funded that means they have money and if so this is literally the rich fighting the poor.
Yeah but we have an election coming up "soon"
Armed vigilantes in New Mexico detain asylum seekers at gunpoint
An armed rightwing militia detained several hundred migrants at the US-Mexico border and coordinated with agents to have them arrested, according to videos the militia uploaded to social media
“It should go without saying that regular citizens have no authority to arrest or detain anyone.” Amazing story from