Trump-Supporting Militia Leader Arrested By FBI

A couple days ago, video footage emerged online of a large group of migrants who had crossed the U.S.-Mexico border being held at gunpoint by a right-wing militia group called the “United Constitutional Patriots.” The disturbing video was taken by one of the militia members and shows terrified families that included young children being ordered around by these racist vigilantes in the middle of the night while they waited for Border Patrol to arrive and detain them.

On Saturday, news broke that the leader of the United Constitutional Patriots, one Larry Mitchell Hopkins, was arrested by the FBI for the illegal possession of firearms and ammunition while having a felony record.

The videos of the illegal detainment, which some are saying constitutes an act of kidnapping, were originally posted on the Facebook page of the militia itself. Once the ACLU caught wind of it, it wasn’t long before the videos went viral and Hopkins was in handcuffs.

There’s a lesson in here, kids. If you’re going to do something dangerous, probably illegal, and racist as hell, don’t post a video of yourself doing it on the internet.

Unfortunately, militia activity at the Southern border has been increasing ever since Donald Trump turned the issue of migration across this border into a racist dog whistle that got all the white supremacists and general racists in the country running to his lap. According to a spokesperson for the United Constitutional Patriots, they have detained/kidnapped over 5,600 migrants in the last two months alone. They say they’re only doing it to help the U.S. Border Patrol, which has already asked the public nicely not to do that.

When Border Patrol thinks what you’re doing is wrong, it must be really, really wrong.

In response to this news, many people are glad that the leader of this quasi-legal terrorist force was arrested, but are still concerned about other factors, such as the fact that Facebook is still letting them have a page to live-stream their kidnappings.

Sure you understand! It’s called racism.