Just Another Boomer
- Nov 22, 2011
Post-hurricane (frankly, I don't remember which one) when my neighborhood was cut off for 3 days and there was no power for over a week, the militia came together organically. Set up a table at the sole entrance to the subdivision and anyone who didn't live there got escorted to their destination and vetted by the resident they came to see. There were multiple cases of cars full of young men whose appearance inspired zero confidence that they were an asset to the community pulling up to the entrance, seeing 3 to 5 armed residents at the table, slowly doing a u-turn, and leaving. Constables stopped by and thanked us for watching over the neighborhood so they could look after things elsewhere. We had armed foot patrols. We checked on the folks who we knew needed oxygen or had chronic illnesses.So my observation about a group of neighbors organizing themselves, arming themselves AFTER A SEVERE STORM for THEIR NEIGHBORHOOD DEFENSE is NOT a good example of the LEGITIMATE USE of "common militia", in your opinion??
As I say, it came together organically. One or two people started the foot patrols and knocking on doors to check on folks. Within a few houses, the idea of setting up the table at the entrance was brought up and after a couple of cell calls, they were on duty. With more volunteers than work, a relief schedule implemented.
When it was over, we all went back to normality. I'm sure we'll come together again if the need arises.
From every angle, I'd call that a legit militia deployment.