Photo: Granny Commander in Michoacan
Mexico is signing up vigilantes in the fight against drug cartels in the western state of Michoacan as an official rural defense group. But not all of the militias are eager to be “institutionalized” by the government.
Michoacan will initially register 400-600 militia members in the coming days, AFP reported, citing the state’s federal commissioner for security, Alfredo Castillo. Along with the names of vigilantes, weapons will also be included in the registration process.
There are many women participating in the community policing of Chinicuila, Michoacan Lovingly called Granny commander , she is respected and admired by many as she defends her communities freedom.
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