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Mexico City, Aug 19 (EFE). — More than 100 women in the southern Mexican town of Xaltianguis have taken up arms to protect their community from organized crime groups, a local selfdefense force official said Monday.

The women signed up over the past four days with the Union of Peoples and Organizations of Guerrero State, or UPOEG, Xaltianguis community selfdefense force commander Miguel Angel Jimenez told reporters.

"We have an average of nine groups" of community police, with each one made up of 12 women who will work in the daytime in the neighborhoods of Xaltianguis, located about 50 kilometers (31 miles) from the resort city of Acapulco, Jimenez said.

The women will be trained in the use of firearms and carry the same weapons as men, Jimenez said.

http://www.vidalatinasd.com/news/2013/aug/19/over-100-women-take-up-arms-in-mexico-to-defend/
 

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One might muse that this (individual community protection by the citizenry) is the vague direction in which an increasingly Balkanized, tribal United States is heading.
 

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One might muse that this (individual community protection) is the vague direction in which the United States is heading.
I wish they were headed in that direction, sort of. No armed people. But women in poor neighborhoods who really decide to take them back from the bangers. Run 'em out of town, so to speak. Not be afraid to speak up. Start the mini-war it's going to take to stop them from shooting kids jumping rope out in front of their homes. Start naming names. Rabble-rouse the coppers. That's what it's going to take.

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One might muse that this (individual community protection by the citizenry) is the vague direction in which an increasingly Balkanized, tribal United States is heading.
I wish that this were so. A return to gov't services provided at the lowest level possible, thus under the most local control to easily change with local needs. What I see, is exactly the opposite occuring, with ever more power transfered up the gov't chain of command, making more federal, one size fits all, "solutions" being the only options. PPACA being a prime example, you can keep your current "private" policy/doctor so long as they both play exactly by the latest federal rules imposed. ;)
 

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Its a pattern you'll finde throughout history and through all kinds of societies, when the law enforcement leaves an area something raises to take its place. That can be gangs, criminal organizations, or even local armed neighborhood watch organizations, people don't naturally live in anarchy, when one kind of social structure falls apart something else comes up to replace.

Here in Afghanistan the local tribal/village armed defense force is not uncommon at all, you see villages or tribes band together and arm their young men for self defense and protection against insurgents or whomever if the local police cannot or will not help them.
 
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