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I went undercover with a militia on the US-Mexico border. Here’s what I saw.

Original story at Mother Jones• 10 mentions • 3 months ago

Mother Jones 3 months ago

 
I crawl out of the back of the pickup with my rifle in hand. “Keep your weapons nice and tight,” Captain Pain orders. I am traveling light. Unlike the others, I don’t view southern Arizona as a war zone, so I didn’t put steel plates in my chest rig. Next to everyone else’s commando-style AR-15s, my Ruger Mini-14 with a wood stock is slightly out of place. But everything else is square—I’m wearing a MultiCam uniform, desert tan combat boots, and a radio on my shoulder. I fit in just fine. We are in a Walmart parking lot in Nogales.
 
 
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27 Aug
Mark R Young @supermarkio
I went undercover with a militia on the US-Mexico border. [interesting but kinda long read.](https://t.co/P3yi7goVw6 via @MotherJones
14 Aug
Dotard J Tramp @thereisawayjose
RT @MotherJones: I went undercover with a militia on the US-Mexico border. Here’s what I saw https://t.co/VC4HouZ2TK
13 Aug
Mr_Spock @Mr_Spock
yes, who are those "militias" ? “@MotherJones: A firsthand look inside America's resurgent paramilitary movement https://t.co/3oBlEjJpOu
12 Aug
David Dobbs @David_Dobbs
RT @MotherJones: I went undercover with a militia on the US-Mexico border. Here’s what I saw https://t.co/VC4HouZ2TK
12 Aug
SEJ.ORG @sejorg
RT @ClaraJeffery: Last year, @shane_bauer went undercover with a militia. If you haven't read that piece you should: https://t.co/HLqZwq7Aew
12 Aug
Maud Newton @maudnewton
RT @ClaraJeffery: Last year, @shane_bauer went undercover with a militia. If you haven't read that piece you should: https://t.co/HLqZwq7Aew
12 Aug
Vence Remos @SwitchingTmprly
RT @shane_bauer: @arthur_affect I'm talking about late last year, after I went undercover in a militia: https://t.co/pNKPr5KYYU
02 Jul
Raj🗽Balasubramanian @Solutioneer72
RT @ClaraJeffery: 2/ We send @shane_bauer undercover with the Three Percent movement: https://t.co/HLqZwqpb64
02 Jul
Mother Jones @MotherJones
RT @ClaraJeffery: 2/ We send @shane_bauer undercover with the Three Percent movement: https://t.co/HLqZwqpb64
02 Jul
Clara Jeffery @ClaraJeffery
2/ We send @shane_bauer undercover with the Three Percent movement: https://t.co/HLqZwqpb64