When the poor police themselves: Public insecurity and extralegal criminal-justice administration in Mexico

When the poor police themselves:  Public insecurity and extralegal criminal-justice administration in Mexico

Jennifer Johnson's chapter examining a collective self-help policing and penal justice initiative that emerged in contemporary rural Mexico.

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wojtek
Apr 12 2020 14:35

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wojtek
Apr 12 2020 14:37

La Polvorilla: An Experiment in Seeking Self-Sufficiency
https://www.arcgis.com/apps/MapJournal/index.html?appid=8c4fc324bc744c4f...

Synthesis anarc...
Apr 14 2020 10:16

Thankyou for this article. The poor policing themseves is a good safe human step toward progress, in a real sense for all

wojtek
Jun 4 2020 22:51

A documentary about the Mexican community of Cheran.

Guarda Bosques - Forest Keepers - Español w/English Subtitles - Manovuelta 2013

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On April 15th 2011, when organized crime thugs teamed up with the logging industry and different government agencies to pillage precious and sacred forests at gun-point, the indigenous Purepecha community of Cheran, Michoacan, Mexico rose up with sticks, rocks, and bottle rockets against what can only be described as their local narco-government. Since then, they have taken the authorities offices, weapons, and pick-up trucks, ousted all political parties and all local and state police, and have re-established a traditional form of self-governance that includes its own council of elders, a community "police", known as a "ronda", and its own forest defense team, or forest keepers, known as the "Guarda Bosques."