"The rule of law should be in the hands of trained law enforcement officials, not armed vigilantes," New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas said.
"I am so deeply sorry to the individuals who were involved that this ever occurred," said the mayor of Hamden, Connecticut.
Videos of civilian militia groups holding migrants at gunpoint before turning them over to the border patrol have sparked outrage and legal concerns among human rights groups. U.S. Customs and Border Protection tells NBC News it “does not endorse private groups or organizations taking enforcement matters into their own hands.”
There have been days of protests in New Haven, Connecticut, following a police-involved shooting that left an unarmed passenger injured. Video of the incident, in which two officers open fire on a vehicle thought to be connected with an armed robbery, gives an unclear picture of what really happened.
The crowded Topeka Zoo was evacuated within ten minutes of the attack, when a male Sumatran tiger and a zookeeper “were in the same space,” according to a city spokesperson. The zoo says the tiger was doing “what a wild tiger does” and will not be put down.