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  • Mexican 'Only One'
    Mexico arrests armed citizens for defending themselves against murderous cartels
    The Mexican government has begun arresting armed “vigilantes,” desperate citizens in fear for their lives who can no longer wait for their compromised government to rein in ultra-violent cartels.“Jose Mireles, a medical doctor...
  • President Enrique Pena Nieto
    Mexico working toward all-out fight against Knights Templar
    Mexican authorities are legalizing vigilantes. They are giving uniforms and assault rifles to willing farmers, fruit pickers, factory hands, and field laborers in an effort against the Knights Templar —Guard of Michoacán drug cartel, which...
  • Vigilantes in books and film
    Vigilantes in books and film
    It is surprising to see how many novels there are that focus on vigilantes. What’s even more surprising is how many book series there are about this topic, including The Vigilante Series by T. Jackson King and The Sarah Roberts Books by...
  • Vigilante
    Zimmermann judge: No trial delay, no trashing Trayvon
    It appears George Zimmerman and his counsel are going to have to move to Plan B; their "let's trash Trayvon Martin and put on 'evidence' that he really had it coming" strategy, thanks to Florida Judge Debra Nelson, has been...
  • rage boy
    Mob storms jail: Burns man alive over accusation of burned Qur'an
    From accusation straight to execution...Suspected of burning a copy of the Islamic Qur'an, an unidentified man was forcibly removed from his jail cell by vigilantes, then burned alive by the same mob in the village of Seeta in Pakistan's...
  • San Francisco law and order forces defeated
    San Francisco law and order forces defeated
    At around eleven o’clock on a Sunday morning on the day after the vigilantes had captured so many law and order forces and their arms and ammunition, and with no more apprehension over the forces opposing the Committee of Vigilance and...
  • Vigilance committee forces mobilize
    Vigilance committee forces mobilize
    After state Supreme Court justice David Terry stabbed vigilante policeman Sterling Hopkins in the neck and he, Maloney and the other law and order party members with him retreated to the Armory of the San Francisco Blues, the great alarm bell at...
  • Tension grows in San Francisco over arms shipment
    Tension grows in San Francisco over arms shipment
    Early on that same Saturday afternoon of June 21st after the Julia arrived in San Francisco with the commandeered arms of the law and order party, the executive committee of the vigilantes decided to order the arrest of Maloney and Phillips, who...
  • Vigilantes seize arms aboard the Julia
    Vigilantes seize arms aboard the Julia
    It did not take long for the Committee of Vigilance to discover the facts about the shipment of arms ordered by Governor Johnson and intended for use against the vigilantes. Captain James Hutton of the Bianca divulged the information and offered...
  • Plans to rearm the militia against the vigilantes
    Plans to rearm the militia against the vigilantes
    Unfortunately no matter how much the executive committee of the vigilantes wanted to wrap up their work and adjourn, this was not to be. The reason was not a desire for the committee to prolong its power as so many had feared, but instead the...
  • Lombard, North Point and Greenwich Docks
    San Francisco votes loyalty to Union
    Perhaps the most significant resolution adopted at the San Francisco mass meeting of June 14th at the Oriental Hotel was an expression of confidence in the laws and constitution of the United States and the state of California. Thus diminishing...
  • Double back action ballot box
    California solidly for vigilantes
    As the meeting of San Francisco citizens in front of the Oriental Hotel wound down, Bailie Peyton again stepped to the podium and raised high, so that the enormous crowd could see it, the now famous double back action ballot box that had recently...
  • Portsmouth Square 1856
    The people side with the vigilantes
    While the Committee of Vigilance prepared for whatever might be in store for it, the citizens who had been so shabbily treated by the governor at Benicia did not stay idle. Partly to justify their own actions and partly to convince the governor...
  • Colonel Jonathan Stevenson
    San Francisco’s fifth fire leads to the vigilantes
    Almost all of San Francisco had been destroyed in the fire of May 4, 1951, yet the people of the town still had heart. The city was located on a beautiful bay and the enormous yield of the gold mines still flowed into the port on that bay. Nothing...
  • A Short Cut
    The roots of gold rush law
    On the last Sunday in May, 1849 at Ford’s Bar on the Middle Fork of the American River two men got into a drunken fight. One struck the other with a crowbar so hard that he knocked him into the stream then jumped in himself and the men...