Community or groups wearing army-like uniforms

@yanzalong (10151)
Indonesia
October 28, 2015 11:25pm CST
The community consisting of 20 - more than 100 mostly young men, who show up in the street at certain time. They wear army-like uniforms to leave the impression that they are tough, powerful and well respected, so that ordinary people may be afraid of them. To the best of my knowledge, what they look for is financial support that they demand by threatening. It seems to me that police just look the other way, and their actions continue to unrest their targets. Do you find such group in your city?
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@TheHorse (65609)
• Pleasant Hill, California
29 Oct 15
We have groups like this in the United States, but they do not pretend to look military. Usually they are in groups of five or so, not hundreds!
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@yanzalong (10151)
• Indonesia
29 Oct 15
I cannot say they are paramilitary people. I think they wear the uniforms as if they were members of the army just to threaten people. Their targets are usually contractors, which they think earn big profit from construction work they carry out. No parties seem able to stop this group. What do you say?
@TheHorse (65609)
• Pleasant Hill, California
29 Oct 15
@yanzalong I have no idea. Ours just threaten individuals, and take their money or cell phones if they seem vulnerable.
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@yanzalong (10151)
• Indonesia
29 Oct 15
@TheHorse, thank for responding. In my country, there are also many individuals who commit such crime--threatening, ambushing, holding up pedestrians, especially in lonely streets.
@softbabe44 (5902)
• Vancouver, Washington
30 Oct 15
They do have something like that here in washington couldn't understand why we needed them
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@yanzalong (10151)
• Indonesia
30 Oct 15
Me neither. It seems to me that you will find such a group in almost any countries. Thank for responding, Peggy.
• Vancouver, Washington
31 Oct 15
@yanzalong Thats so right.
@marguicha (94305)
• Chile
29 Oct 15
Fortunatly, there is no such a thing where I live. But there are other problems with yough and I am aware that the police (and maybe the government) looks the other way.
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@yanzalong (10151)
• Indonesia
30 Oct 15
Police and the government looking the other way means their being a part of it? Maybe yes, maybe not. Thank for responding, marguicha.
@vandana7 (64694)
• India
29 Oct 15
Not really.