Subject Matter: The Squadron of Death
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In a community of Tabasco, allegedly a group of autodefensas has risen dubbed " the squadron of death". Until now one only knew that in the middle of the month of July, they detained and beat an alleged criminal. Local media refer that the rise of the alleged group is a response to the conditions of insecurity and violence that currently affects the town of Paraiso.
A group of vigilantes known as the "squadron of death" patrol the town of Paraiso, in Tabasco, to carry out "justice" to make accounts for the incessant assault committed in the locality.
In the middle of July, local media informed about a group of inhabitants that were tired of the insecurity in the aforementioned village, decided to act, and in the style of the great redeemers, left for the streets in an effort to stop criminals.
The video on the next page contains violence, and should not be viewed by anyone under the age of 18 according to Sinembargo. (Otis: in reality he only get a few slaps in the face on camera but he has obviously been seriously beaten before the video was made, or at least this section of it.)
In the above video published by the daily Tabasco Today, one observes the first capture by the "squadron", he is identified as a man called Orlando Gallegos Mendez, 53 years of age, who on the 15th of June was captured by locals and the top of the Independence Ranch, in the second section of Comalcalco, for allegedly breaking into a dwelling and assaulting various people.
After being detained, the vigilante group started to beat him, they ripped off his clothes leaving his only in his underwear, they tied his hands and feet, with his eyes and mouth taped, and later he was found bound with wire on calle 5th of May close to the zone known as "El Dragado".
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According to local media, the individual was found with two cell phones that he had presumably been carrying, as well as a kitchen knife, and two official identity cards. They inform that Gallegos Mendez had been linked to a group of wrong doers that were terrorizing the neighbourhood, a situation for which he was captured and beaten.
In the video, as well as the alleged criminal there is a board that the autodefensas put there, on which one can see writted, " a todos los rateros que se les sorprenda en Paraiso, se los va a cargar la chingada", or roughly translated, " to all the rats that we have surprised in Paraiso, for you things will change to fucked".
Original article in Spanish at Sinembargo