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VIOLENT RIGHT WING VIGILANTE GROUP LEADER ARRESTED

By jazz_music following x   2019 Apr 23, 12:07pm 449 views   27 comments   watch   nsfw   quote     share    


FBI Arrests New Mexico Border Militia Leader Larry Mitchell Hopkins

Hopkins runs an armed border militia group that spreads far-right conspiracies.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/fbi-arrests-larry-mitchell-hopkins-leader-of-united-constitutional-patriots-border-militia

The FBI arrested a 69-year-old New Mexico man who allegedly illegally detained immigrants crossing the border under the guise of working for the United States Border Patrol.

Larry Mitchell Hopkins, who runs The United Constitutional Patriots (UCP), an armed border militia group that spreads far-right conspiracies and rounds up asylum seekers on the border, was arrested by FBI in New Mexico Saturday on charges of possessing firearms and ammunition as a convicted felon.

Recent video footage released by UCP shows two members holding what appear to be semi-automatic rifles near immigrants, many of them children.

The group also peddles conspiracy theories and produces a radio show where members spread information about QAnon, and accuse migrants of associating with ISIS. Hopkins has also claimed that president Trump has personally asked him about ‘Muslim immigration.’

UCP and Hopkins claim to work with Border Patrol, which has publicly denied doing so. Border Patrol agents sometimes appear in the periphery of the groups videos, which show camo-clad UCP members interacting with migrants at the southern border.

“There’s no question about whether or not we work with Border Patrol,” said Jim, a UCP spokesperson who declined to give his last name. “That’s all documented, and not just once. It’s documented hundreds and hundreds of times over in the videos that I post.”

“U.S. Customs and Border Protection does not endorse private groups or organizations taking enforcement matters into their own hands,” a Border Patrol official told The Daily Beast.

Border Patrol is not supposed to interact with border vigilantes, but has been documented doing so. A Mother Jones reporter who embedded with a border militia in 2016 witnessed the group getting information from Border Patrol agents.

UCP is only one of several vigilante groups patrolling the southern border with guns.

New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas issued a statement on Saturday, praising the FBI over Hopkins' arrest.

“This is a dangerous felon who should not have weapons around children and families,” Balderas wrote in a statement. “Today's arrest by the FBI indicates clearly that the rule of law should be in the hands of trained law enforcement officials, not armed vigilantes.”

Hopkins, of Flora Vista, N.M., is expected to have an initial appearance in U.S. District Court in Las Cruces, New Mexico on Monday. Federal authorities said they would not released additional details about Hopkins’ arrest until after the appearance.

The arrest was the latest fallout for the group. On Friday, the UCP Facebook group announced to its members that they no longer accept donations through PayPal, as the service has suspended their account.

“TO ALL PATRIOTS, I wish to thank all of you that has donated to the Border Ops mission up till now. We can no longer accept payments thru PAYPAL, they have permanently suspended our account,” the post read. “... And is hold $1300.00 in donations for 180 days. I am looking for another outfit that we can go thru.”

PayPal and GoFundMe announced Friday that they would no longer allow UCP to raise funds on their platforms.

A PayPal spokesperson told BuzzFeed News in a statement that UCP had been banned from their platform following a video that shows the group rounding up nearly 200 migrants.


“The account associated with United Constitutional Patriots has been closed due to a violation of our Acceptable Use Policy,” the spokesperson told BuzzFeed News. “We do not allow PayPal services to be used to promote hate, violence, or other forms of intolerance that is discriminatory.”

1   ForcedTQ   ignore (0)   2019 Apr 23, 1:33pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

jazz_music says
FBI Arrests New Mexico Border Militia Leader Larry Mitchell Hopkins

Hopkins runs an armed border militia group that spreads far-right conspiracies.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/fbi-arrests-larry-mitchell-hopkins-leader-of-united-constitutional-patriots-border-militia

The FBI arrested a 69-year-old New Mexico man who allegedly illegally detained immigrants crossing the border under the guise of working for the United States Border Patrol.

Larry Mitchell Hopkins, who runs The United Constitutional Patriots (UCP), an armed border militia group that spreads far-right conspiracies and rounds up asylum seekers on the border, was arrested by FBI in New Mexico Saturday on charges of possessing firearms and ammunition as a convicted felon.

Recent video footage released by UCP shows two members holding what appear to be...


This is what happens when We the People don't make our government do their job. The small portion of the people that are pissed about it and can stand up, Will. If they are on private land and these illegal aliens are crossing the border into the USA, without BP/ICE oversight, why is it wrong for them to help enforce our immigration law? The illegals are trespassing on the property and have gained entry to the country illegally. This is not a HATE crime, nor is it promoting intolerance of anything we shouldn't be intolerant of.

Trying to vilify semi-auto as something scary and dangerous by mentioning it in the article is a bunch of BS.
2   Quigley   ignore (0)   2019 Apr 23, 1:42pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

But did someone die?
3   CBOEtrader   ignore (5)   2019 Apr 23, 1:46pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

ForcedTQ says
why is it wrong for them to help enforce our immigration law?


It's not. Militias are a specifically guaranteed right.

Idk anything about this guy, but the article reads like a garbage hit piece. If they have a real case against this guy, they could simply lay it out. I wonder why the author didnt do that?
4   d6rB   ignore (1)   2019 Apr 23, 2:01pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Quigley says
But did someone die?

Dignity of this hit piece writer.

It is absolutely clear that these militia extremists are trillions of times more dangerous than Easter Bombers, who killed a few hundred Easter Worshipers.
6   MrMagic   ignore (11)   2019 Apr 23, 7:11pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

CBOEtrader says
Idk anything about this guy, but the article reads like a garbage hit piece. If they have a real case against this guy, they could simply lay it out. I wonder why the author didnt do that?


It is a hit piece. I read the story from a reputable site, they published the facts, not the garbage posted in the OP, but the OP came from The Daily Beast, so now you know it's total garbage.

Apparently the OP's subscription to the Rachel Maddow daily journal expired..
7   Tenpoundbass   ignore (14)   2019 Apr 23, 7:25pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

You do realize these SJW Liberal self serving DOJ activist that have gone after Militia often with deadly consequences.
Always were found to be in the wrong by time it made it's way to the SCOTUS where it mattered?

These people think they can make up the law as they go along because they don't like the Constitution.

Ruby Ridge
David Karesh
The Bundy Ranch

All found the DOJ were in the wrong 100%.
8   jazz_music   ignore (6)   2019 Apr 23, 7:50pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Another article about the same group of people tell us about them planning to assassinate Obama, Clinton, and Soros, possibly others too.

The leader likes those QAnon conspiracy theories.

All these fine patriots with their arsenals can finally get their jollies and feel manly with their paramilitary gear.
10   RC2006   ignore (0)   2019 Apr 23, 8:17pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Hugolas_Madurez says
jazz_music says
QAnon


WTF is that?

Some sort of 4chan nonsense
11   Quigley   ignore (0)   2019 Apr 23, 8:22pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

jazz_music says
Another article about the same group of people tell us about them planning to assassinate Obama, Clinton, and Soros, possibly others too.


Either the article author is full of shit or these para military groups with all these dangerous DANGEROUS guns are remarkably ineffective. All those targets still soil the air with their breath.
12   CBOEtrader   ignore (5)   2019 Apr 23, 8:22pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

jazz_music says
All these fine patriots with their arsenals can finally get their jollies and feel manly with their paramilitary gear.


Of what crime is this guy accused?
13   ForcedTQ   ignore (0)   2019 Apr 23, 9:24pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

CBOEtrader says
jazz_music says
All these fine patriots with their arsenals can finally get their jollies and feel manly with their paramilitary gear.


Of what crime is this guy accused?


I think the only thing they may have him on is felon in possession of a firearm/ammunition.
14   Hugolas_Madurez   ignore (4)   2019 Apr 23, 11:22pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

RC2006 says
Hugolas_Madurez says
jazz_music says
QAnon


WTF is that?

Some sort of 4chan nonsense


Is it big among pinkos?
15   HEYYOU   ignore (26)   2019 Apr 23, 11:33pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

We have laws in America & no one is above them,including Яepublican Яight wing trash.
16   jazz_music   ignore (6)   2019 Apr 24, 1:22am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

One UCP member told Reuters that they had "helped" Border Patrol detain 5,600 migrants in the last two months.

By improperly holding people against their will, whether those people legally crossed the border or not, members of the United Constitutional Patriots have opened themselves to charges of assault, false imprisonment, kidnapping and impersonating law enforcement officers. (Hopkins, notably, was previously arrested in 2006 for impersonating law enforcement and illegal possession of a firearm and thus is presumably well aware his actions were not legal.) The UCP members are also likely trespassing on privately-held or federal land.

More importantly, it is perfectly legal under U.S. law for people to cross the border without papers and apply for asylum and other forms of humanitarian relief. So if anyone is “illegal” in a confrontation with Hopkins' followers, it is the United Constitutional Patriots.



Quigley says
DANGEROUS guns are remarkably ineffective. All those targets still soil the air with their breath.
What a murderous thing to say. Well beyond shitposting.
17   CBOEtrader   ignore (5)   2019 Apr 24, 2:27am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Hugolas_Madurez says
Is it big among pinkos?


Anything they can use to slander the perceived opposition is big amongst the pinkos.

I'll bet Jazz couldn't explain Q anymore than he can explain why the MSM is freaking out over these (seemingly legal) militias.
19   HeadSet   ignore (1)   2019 Apr 24, 6:12am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

@Patrick

Karthik1k is a spammer
20   Hugolas_Madurez   ignore (4)   2019 Apr 24, 7:38am   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

jazz_music says
By improperly holding people against their will, whether those people legally crossed the border or not, members of the United Constitutional Patriots have opened themselves to charges of assault, false imprisonment, kidnapping and impersonating law enforcement officers.


By the time this case reaches the court none of the supposed "victims" will be available for testifying, because they will be released from the custody until their bogus asylum claims can be heard by an immigration judge and they will disappear into the bowels of some "sanctuary state" never to bee seen again. With no victims and no witnesses the prosecution will be left standing with their dicks in their hands. Not to mention that the jury most probably would not convict even if they somehow manage to find and drag one or two "victims" into the court.
21   d6rB   ignore (1)   2019 Apr 24, 8:22am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Perhaps State should do its part in upholding law and then private citizens should not have to step in. Alternatively, if State is not doing its part, perhaps taxes should be decreased to 0.
22   HonkpilledMaster   ignore (4)   2019 Apr 24, 9:23am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Weaver made bank. Too bad he had to lose his family because the FBI "was doing recon" on his property without a warrant, which started the whole affair.

That and trying to entrap him several times into illegally modding guns using an ex-Hells Angel Drug Addict snitch.
23   FortWayneIndiana   ignore (3)   2019 Apr 24, 10:03am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Militia according to our constitution (supreme law of the land) do have the right to do that.
24   NuttBoxer   ignore (2)   2019 Apr 24, 10:23am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

jazz_music says
Another article about the same group of people tell us about them planning to assassinate Obama, Clinton, and Soros, possibly others too.

The leader likes those QAnon conspiracy theories.

All these fine patriots with their arsenals can finally get their jollies and feel manly with their paramilitary gear.


Sounds like your main problem with these people is how they think. You really want a Minority Report society, where pre/thought-crime is reality? Have you ever lived in China or England?
25   Quigley   ignore (0)   2019 Apr 24, 10:46am   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Some people are fine with authoritarianism as long as it goes along with a “worker’s revolution.”
I don’t know why they bother to stay in the USA and not move to North Korea or China or Cuba or Venezuela where the worker’s paradise is realized.
26   jazz_music   ignore (6)   2019 Apr 24, 3:27pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

The world doesn't have to exist just for the wealthy and powerful.

Human dignity used to be an advertised feature of capitalism before it came out that we can't afford it.
27   d6rB   ignore (1)   2019 Apr 24, 5:27pm   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

jazz_music says
Human dignity used to be an advertised feature of capitalism before it came out that we can't afford it.

In theory, yes; in practice, never. Ancient Greeks have said that there is one law for the rich, and another one for the poor. We can somewhat rephrase today in that not only the mega-rich, but also the political elite have dignity and protection FROM the law.
BTW import of illegals by a bipartisan coalition of D's and R's will destroy the remains of labor movement in US of A. Why bother with trade unions if you can just hire illegals without any rights working for peanuts?

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