Armed civilian roadblocks in Oregon town fuel fears over vigilantism

People driving in Corbett describe being stopped by militias and asked to identify themselves as fires burn

As Oregon battles more than a dozen wildfires and rumors about looters and arsonists flare, the appearance of armed civilian checkpoints has sparked a fierce debate about vigilante activity and how law enforcement should respond.

Residents of the unincorporated town of Corbett in Multnomah county met with law enforcement officials on Saturday evening, after several people complained of being subjected to illegal roadblocks the previous night.

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Source: theguardian