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vigilantism



  • How Disinformation Powers Vigilantism

    Right wing misinformation has linked the nation's borders with race war discourse that encourages vigilantism, according to historian Carly Goodman. 



  • America as a Tactical Gun Culture

    by Chad Kautzer

    "Vigilantism is fueled by an individualist notion of sovereignty more dangerous than any military-grade weaponry. It rejects the freedom of others as equal to one’s own and views any attempt to support such equality as tyranny."


  • Kyle's Tears

    by Joe Lowndes

    Kyle Rittenhouse's demeanor at trial shows the difficulty of his case; he presents a figure that normalizes and sanitizes the violent core of the vigilante movement he represents.



  • Kyle Rittenhouse is an American

    by Patrick Blanchfield

    "The impulse to reconstruct that night’s chaos as though watching a 21st century Rashomon, is a trap."



  • We are Becoming a Nation of Vigilantes

    by Jon Michaels and David Noll

    The Texas abortion ban, which outsources enforcement to private citizens suing in civil courts, is the logical extension of the politics of right-populist outrage and harkens back to extraconstitutional traditins of vigilante justice. 



  • White Vigilantes Have Always Had A Friend In Police

    American Studies scholar Nick Estes argues that the acceptance of vigilante groups by the police reflects a long history of cooperation between official law enforcement and informal groups to defend white supremacy. 

  • Trayvon Martin and Edward Snowden

    by Vicente L. Rafael

    Could we say that within the particular imperial and racial nexus we find ourselves in, that Snowden, despite his obvious differences from Trayvon, might also share his fate?