Real Life Avengers Are Taking On Mexico’s Crime

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Violence is violence. Whether it’s done in the name of crime, justice or a just a close beer-pong game gone wrong, the result is the same. However, for some citizens in Mexico, who have lived in the shadow of corruption and police incompetence for years, violence is starting to look their only option to restore peace.

During a recent commuter bus robbery, an unknown vigilante shot and killed the perpetrators who had taken passengers’ belongings.

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The justiciero then returned the passengers’ items and fled the scene. When asked by police, the passengers refused to identify the man. This isn’t an isolated incident, either. All around the country, citizens not wanting to become a statistic are resorting to deadly violence to protect themselves. In Mexico, it’s reported that criminals get away with nearly 98 percent of crimes, and that 93 percent of criminal activity never gets reported. Because of that fact, an alarming 46 percent of Mexican citizens are totally OK with vigilante justice.

Check out the whole story at The Guardian.

[H/T] Mexico’s ‘avengers’ backed by public sick of crime and lack of punishment


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