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Watch Your Six : The Rise of Unofficial 'New Mexico Civil Guard'
    Robet E. Rosales/ZUMA (bios)
zReportage.com Story of the Week #764: TUESDAY December 1, 2020: 'WATCH YOUR SIX' from ZUMA Press award winning Newspaper the Albuquerque Journal photojournalist Roberto E. Rosales and journalist Matthew Reisen: In recent months, private militias across the country have reacted angrily to pandemic lockdown measures, and they have shown up in force at anti-fascist and Black Lives Matter protests. New Mexico has been keeping its eye on unlawful militias, ever since the so-called New Mexico Civil Guard began appearing at demonstrations against police brutality and colonial monuments. In a civil suit aimed at stopping the militia, the state wrote the group ''usurped law enforcement authority,'' noting that ''New Mexico law forbids unregulated private security forces and unregulated paramilitary organizations because they are not accountable to the people, they pose a threat to public safety, and they encourage rather than deter or quell violence.'' However, there's no easy solution to the country's dangerous and growing militia problem. Welcome to: 'WATCH YOUR SIX'
Watch Your Six : The Rise of Unofficial 'New Mexico Civil Guard'
    Robet E. Rosales/ZUMA (bios)
zReportage.com Story of the Week #764: TUESDAY December 1, 2020: 'WATCH YOUR SIX' from ZUMA Press award winning Newspaper the Albuquerque Journal photojournalist Roberto E. Rosales and journalist Matthew Reisen: In recent months, private militias across the country have reacted angrily to pandemic lockdown measures, and they have shown up in force at anti-fascist and Black Lives Matter protests. New Mexico has been keeping its eye on unlawful militias, ever since the so-called New Mexico Civil Guard began appearing at demonstrations against police brutality and colonial monuments. In a civil suit aimed at stopping the militia, the state wrote the group ''usurped law enforcement authority,'' noting that ''New Mexico law forbids unregulated private security forces and unregulated paramilitary organizations because they are not accountable to the people, they pose a threat to public safety, and they encourage rather than deter or quell violence.'' However, there's no easy solution to the country's dangerous and growing militia problem. Welcome to: 'WATCH YOUR SIX'