Yeah. They hate violent criminal gangs so much that their solution is to form their own.
Dave Unfiltered
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Self-defense isn’t criminal, at least from a natural rights perspective.

But ‘paramilitary death squad’ is an extremely pejorative way of describing what really amounts to a local police auxiliary or civil guard — the exact same phrase was used back in the 80s to denigrate the El Salvadorans when they were fighting the FMLN.