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India Battles Murderous Cow Vigilantes

India is struggling to contain a growing epidemic of violent assaults, some of them lethal, against meat-eaters by self-appointed Hindu cow vigilantes.

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Bulgarian Civilian Vigilante Groups Hunting Migrants

Civilians in Bulgaria have taken to hunting down migrants and handing them to police on so-called “healthy walks.” A group of men in Bulgaria roam the countryside helping plant trees, participating in torch light parades on national holidays and tracking down

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Mexican Prosecutor Claims Criminals Infiltrated Vigilante Groups

As brutal drug violence in the Mexican states of Michoacán and Guerrero continues, a Mexican prosecutor is claiming that vigilante groups supposedly battling drug cartels alongside the government have been extensively infiltrated by criminals.

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‘Shariah Police’ To Be Tried For Vigilante Activity

‘Shariah Police’ vigilante force founder, Sven Lau (pictured above), faces criminal charges from state prosecutors in Germany. He is accused of breaking the law on freedom of assembly, with nine other Islamists, who intended to police morals on the streets of Wuppertal urging young people to abstain

Members of the community police walk near a deceased member of the Knights Templar cartel (Caballeros Templarios) after a clash in Michoacan state

Rival Militia Leaders Released from Prison in Mexico, Violence Expected

In one of the most turbulent areas affected by Mexico’s drug war, more violence is expected after two rival militia leaders were exonerated by a judge for acting in self-defense.

The March 10 ruling resulted in the release from prison of Hipólito Mora, founder of one of the first so-called autodefensa groups in the town of La Ruana, Michoacan, along with 26 of his men, according to a Vice News report. Luis Antonio “El Americano” Torres, leader of the rival Buenavista group, was expected to be released very soon.