April 19, 2019
BOOMER DEATH SQUADS RISING!
This is technically legal. But they are all going to prison. I can tell you that.
The law is not a defense anymore.
An armed right-wing militia group operating along the U.S.-Mexico border posted several videos to social media this week, including one in which they held about 200 asylum-seeking migrants at gunpoint near Sunland Park, N.M., until U.S. Border Patrol agents arrived, according to a report.
The militia group, which calls itself the United Constitutional Patriots, said it is determined to monitor the border until President Trump fulfills his campaign promise of a border wall or until Congress enacts stronger legislation to make it more difficult for migrants to request asylum, Jim Benvie, a spokesman, told The New York Times in a phone interview.
“It should go without saying that regular citizens have no authority to arrest or detain anyone,” the governor of New Mexico, Michelle Lujan Grisham, said in a statement to The New York Times, adding that it is “completely unacceptable” that migrants be “menaced or threatened” upon entering the U.S.
The American Civil Liberties Union said in a statement that “the Trump administration’s vile racism” emboldened these groups.
Trump is probably going to have them all arrested.
Someone is going to arrest them all, and Trump won’t do anything to help them. He won’t pardon them and probably won’t even tweet in defense of them.
Although if he does tweet in defense of them, that becomes more of a mockery than an act of support, by the very fact that he will take no action to support them.