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- n. Law enforcement agents considered "beyond", "ancillary" or "subsidiary" to the regular police force.
In fact, according to Intelligarde founder Ross McLeod, his "parapolice" "dealt with" more than two dozen panhandlers during the pilot.
In the small state of Portuguesa, a few hours by road to the southwest of Caracas, a parapolice group, or death squad, dubbed the Extermination Group murdered at least 65 alleged criminals in about nine months, beginning in September 2000, according to public prosecutors.
"Of course it seems to all of us that this was carried out by a parapolice group, and it reeks of government," said one synagogue member.
What this means is that among the thousands of police, riot police and pimply parapolice mobilized to deal with this week's protests are a lot of fine young men and women who don't care for sleazy Chinese envoys with culpable hair sense any more than I do.