NPR brings us the story of a Mexican town, fed up with random violence, that took matters into their own hands.This is bad news for gangers; inasmuch as they don't outnumber the populace. Also, a reminder that you don't need guns to kill people - of the 6 kidnappers, 3 were beaten, one to death, and 2 more were executed by heat prostration(!). (The article does not mention the fate of the last kidnapper.)
"Rodriguez says citizens in Ascension are forming a sort of neighborhood watch committee and are still deciding how the committee will operate. "If the authorities can't protect us," he says, "we must protect ourselves."
Bravo for them.