The litigation with the New Mexico Civil Guard

However, the court did not buy this argument.

“For people who are only looking at this from a specifically partisan point of view, they need to pause and think about what it would mean to them in their community if someone – an armed group they strongly disagree with – appoint themselves , walking around the community, claiming to act with that kind of authority, “said Torrez.” I don’t think anyone, Republican, Democrat, Independent, is comfortable with that kind of setting. “

The court found that eight members of the New Mexico Guard were absent from the protests and shootings by Juan de Oñate, so these eight members cannot be charged with impersonating officers. The bigger question, however, remains: does a military group that exists outside of the government framework have to adhere to certain specific laws?

Watch the video above for the full story, including the reasons the NMCG is suing the city of Albuquerque.

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