Masks Beget Masks: A TL for Vigilantes

Sorry, a day late. Was very busy.
Not a problem... If anything, the TL is developing at a nice pace, and it also helps that the TL has developed its own rhythm,...

In the meantime, consider these PODs as a response to all the NRA claims that only a good person with a gun can stop a person with a gun:

April 20, 1999: Columbine Massacre; Vigilante (insert name here) fails to prevent the murder of 24+ students at Columbine High School by Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, sparking international outrage and concern,....

December 9, 2004: Sons of Liberty organization establishes the (insert name here) television network in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as a network, featuring (2-3 names here) as anchors, themed around vigilantes and their activities, condemning the King Administration and liberals as "criminal enablers"

April 16, 2007: Virginia Tech Shooting; 33+ people are killed by Seung-Hui Cho in Blacksburg, Virginia; sadly vigilante (insert name here) is wrongly arrested and detained, amidst being wrongly identified as the shooter,....

December 23, 2011: Vigilante (insert name here) is arrested in (insert place here), after allegedly beating and killing refugees from (insert place here), fueling racial tensions and civil unrest nationwide,....

December 14, 2012: Sandy Hook Massacre; Vigilante (insert name here) is killed after teenage shooter Adam Lanza killed 26+ people in Newtown, Connecticut, sparking national attention and concern,....

July 13, 2013: (insert name here) movement is started in (insert city here); community leaders including (insert name here) lead protests after (insert name here) is accidentally killed in the "Operation Cleanup" action by vigilante (insert name here),...

February 14, 2018: (insert name here) Massacre; Vigilante (insert name here), suffering from severe PTSD, kills 17+ people in (insert place here), sparking national outrage and sentiment against vigilantes,...

March 24, 2018: (insert name here) March is established in direct opposition to the McMahon Administration, with celebrities including (insert names here) calling for the end to vigilantes nationwide, sparking international attention and concern,....

June 25, 2019: The Sons of Liberty report the commercial failure of the (insert name here) vigilante themed television network in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, claiming that "liberal boycotts and progressive slander" have caused the collapse of the network,...
 
Here are a few PODs to flag that things are going to get stranger:

March 6, 1990: Soviet-backed Shahnawaz Tanai overthrows the government in Kabul, Afghanistan, sparking calls for Soviet military intervention, fueling civil unrest and panic across the region,....

April 22, 1990: Major Gideon Orkar overthrows the military government led by General Ibrahim Babandiga from power in Lagos, Nigeria, fueling fears of possible attack in Biafra, sparking international attention and concern,....

July 27, 1990: Jamaat al-Muslimeen and Yasin Abu Bakr overthrows the government in Trinidad and Tobago in Port of Spain, becoming the first Islamic fundamentalist regime in the Western Hemisphere, sparking international attention and concern,...

February 5, 1992: Venezuelan Revolution; Soviet-backed General Hugo Chavez overthrows President Carlos Andres Perez in a military coup in Caracas, Venezuela, forcing U.S. President David Duke to order the deployment of U.S. troops, fueling anti-American sentiment throughout Latin America,...

September 1, 1993: Islamic fundamentalist leader Suryat Huseynov launches an armed insurrection in Baku, Azerbaijan SSR, forcing military intervention in the region, sparking international attention and concern,....

March 17, 1995: Islamic fundamentalist leader Rovshan Javadov, launches an armed insurrection in Baku, Azerbaijan SSR, fueling fears of Islamic fundamentalist revolution throughout Central Asia, sparking international attention,....

February 14, 1996: Islamic fundamentalist leader Hamid bin Jassim Hamad al-Thani overthrows the royal family of Qatar, establishing a theocratic dictatorship, sparking international attention and concern,...

April 11, 2002: Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez is overthrown in a democratic revolution led by Pedro Carmona, backed by the U.S. King Administration in Caracas, Venezuela, sparking international attention and concern,...
 
Well, here you go then:

Not a problem... If anything, the TL is developing at a nice pace, and it also helps that the TL has developed its own rhythm,...

In the meantime, consider these PODs as a response to all the NRA claims that only a good person with a gun can stop a person with a gun:

April 20, 1999: Columbine Massacre; Vigilante Warwick "Cobra" Paul fails to prevent the murder of 24+ students at Columbine High School by Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, sparking international outrage and concern,....

December 9, 2004: Sons of Liberty organization establishes the Breitbart television network in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as a network, featuring Andrew Breitbart, Larry Solov, and Roderick Chapman as anchors, themed around vigilantes and their activities, condemning the King Administration and liberals as "criminal enablers"

April 16, 2007: Virginia Tech Shooting; 33+ people are killed by Seung-Hui Cho in Blacksburg, Virginia; sadly vigilante Noah Titterington is wrongly arrested and detained, amidst being wrongly identified as the shooter,....

December 23, 2011: Vigilante Garrick Adkins is arrested in San Francisco, California, after allegedly beating and killing refugees from Asian countries, fueling racial tensions and civil unrest nationwide,....

December 14, 2012: Sandy Hook Massacre; Vigilante Carl Benjamin is killed after teenage shooter Adam Lanza killed 26+ people in Newtown, Connecticut, sparking national attention and concern,....

July 13, 2013: No More Vigilantism (NMV) movement is started in Detroit, Michigan; community leaders including Lawrence "Larry" Keller lead protests after pop singer and feminist Isabella Carline is accidentally killed in the "Operation Cleanup" action by vigilante Harvey "The Enforcer" Osborne,....

February 19, 2018: Presidents' Day Massacre; Vigilante Richard Spencer, suffering from severe PTSD, kills 17+ people in the White House in Washington D.C., sparking national outrage and sentiment against vigilantes,...

March 24, 2018: Remove The Masks March is established in direct opposition to the McMahon Administration, with celebrities including David Futrelle, Jeremy Harrett, and Joey "Big Joel" Parkinson calling for the end to vigilantes nationwide, sparking international attention and concern,....

June 25, 2019: The Sons of Liberty report the commercial failure of the Breitbart vigilante themed television network in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, claiming that "liberal boycotts and progressive slander" have caused the collapse of the network,...
 
Here are a few PODs to explain the many ups and downs of the WFL in the TL:

November 26, 1982: Pro Football International (PFI) Championship in (insert city here) between (insert 2 teams here) makes its hit debut, with MVP (insert n becoming a

November 30, 1990: Pro Football International (PFI) Championship in (insert city here) highlights the rivalry between (insert teams here), sparking international attention,...

November 28, 1998: Pro Football International (PFI) Championship in (insert city here) between (insert 2 teams here) is one of the highest rated games ever, with MVP (insert name here) of the (insert team here) becoming a major celebrity,...

November 1, 2003: Pro Football International (PFI) team (insert name here) files for bankruptcy amidst reports of "super soldier" drug use, sparking international attention,...

November 26, 2011: Pro Football International (PFI) Championship in (insert city here) between (insert 2 teams here) is considered the "Greatest Game of All Time", with MVP (insert name here),...

November 1, 2015: Pro Football International (PFI) Commissioner (insert name here) announces the expansion of the PFI with formation of (insert 2-3 names here),...

November 6, 2018: Pro Football International (PFI) announces that it is shutting down the (insert team here) amidst reports of criminal behavior by team members, sparking international attention,...
 
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Here are a few PODs to flag the more recent events:

May 19, 2000: George Speight seizes control of Fiji in a military coup, utilizing mercenaries, sparking international condemnation by the United Nations,...

June 6, 2002: Kashmir Event; British India and the Indian People's Republic clash after a boiled meteor crashes with a blast of 80 kilotons In the Kashmir region, triggering a humanitarian crisis,...

July 27, 2003: General Gerardo Gambala and Sergeant Antonio Trillanes IV, seize control of the Filipino government in a military coup in Manila, condemned by the U.S. King Administration,...

February 24, 2006: Filipino President Antonio Trillanes IV proclaims a "State of Emergency " in Manila, fueling calls for U.S. military intervention in the region , sparking international attention,...

June 4, 2007: U.S.-backed General Vang Pao overthrows the government in Vientiane, Laos, sparking international attention and concern throughout Southeast Asia,...

February 11, 2008: East Timorese President Jose Ramos-Horta is assassinated in Dili, by Indonesian-backed guerrillas led by Alfredo Reinaldo, fueling calls for British, Japanese and Australian military intervention,...

July 16, 2016: Fethullah Gulen overthrows President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in an Islamic fundamentalist revolution in Ankara, Turkey, fueling calls for military intervention by NATO and the European Union,...

October 14, 2016: Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-SarRaj is overthrown in a Islamic fundamentalist revolution in Tripoli, led by Khalifa al-Ghawil, sparking fears of a "Islamic Caliphate ",...
 
Here are a few PODs to flag that pop culture in terms of music is still very much alive:

January 30, 1969: "Get Back" album by the Beatles is a major hit, signaling the first album by the band since the death of Paul McCartney, sparking international attention,...

February 18, 1969: "Nashville Skyline" music album by Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash, featuring "Girl from the North Country" , makes its hit debut in Nashville, Tennessee, sparking international attention,...

February 25, 1970: "The Motown Album" album by British musician Jeff Beck, makes its hit debut in Detroit, Michigan, sparking international attention,....

March 12, 1970: "Black Gold" album by Jimi Hendrix, featuring the hit single "Valleys of Neptune" makes its hit music debut, sparking international attention,....

June 19, 1973: "Human Highway" album by Crosby, Stills & Nash, makes its hit debut in New York City, New York, sparking international attention,....

June 21, 1982: "Electric Nebraska" album by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Bans makes its hit debut in New York City, New York, sparking international attention ,...

February 11, 2002: "Cigarettes & Valentines" music album by Green Day makes its hit debut in Staten Island, New York, sparking international attention,...

September 13, 2011: "Neon Indian" music album by Vega International Night School, makes its hit debut in Palermo, Italy, sparking international attention,....

December 12, 2015: 1970s Music legend Lee Scratch Perry is honored by the music industry in New York City, New York, sparking international attention,...
 
Here are a few more music PODs to flag that the TL is a place music lovers would be interested in:

March 13, 1970: "Celebration of the Lizard" album by Jim Morrison and the Doors makes its hit debut in Los Angeles, California, sparking international attention,...

October 1, 1984: Apollonia 6 science fiction film written and produced by by Prince, starring Ricky Nelson and Buck Henry, makes its hit debut, sparking international

November 1, 1985: "Desoltion Road" single by Pale Horse, makes its hit debut, highlighting the nihilistic sentiment of the period,..

November 14, 1989: "Time: Corporate World" album by Prince, featuring the singles "My Summertime Thang", "Data Bank" and "Donald Trump (Black Version)" , sparking international attention,...

October 23, 2015: "25" album by British singer Adele, makes its hit debut in London, England, sparking international attention and concern,...

December 25, 2016: "Trojan Souls" album by George Michael, featuring the musical singles "White Light" and "Extended Plaything, makes its hit debut, sparking international attention,...

May 2, 2018: "My Dear Melancholy" album by The Weeknd, makes its hit debut in Toronto, Ontario, sparking international attention,...
 
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Here are a few random PODs to show that the ATL is not going fall into the same direction as OTL:

July 13, 1959: Santa Susana Nuclear Power Plant, forces the evacuation of Van Nuys, California, and triggering riots throughout Los Angeles, California, sparking national attention and concern about the release of radiation caused by the failed sodium reactor experiment,....

June 21, 1966: Australian Prime Minister Arthur Calwell is assassinated by Peter Kocan with a .22 rifle during a rally in Sydney, Australia, triggering civil unrest and panic throughout the Pacific Rim,....

February 22, 1977: Bohunice Nuclear Power Plant in Jaslovce Bohunice, Czechoslovakia suffers a nuclear meltdown, causing massive environmental damage to the region, triggering civil unrest and panic across the region,...

September 30, 1980: Severodinsk Nuclear Power Plant suffers a nuclear meltdown, forcing the evacuation of Arkhangelsk, Russia SSR, sparking international attention and concern, with radiation detected as far as Finland, Sweden, Norway and Germany, sparking international attention,....

August 10, 1985: Tensions mount as Chazma Bay Nuclear Power Plant outside of Vladivostok, Russia SSR suffers a nuclear meltdown, with radiation detected as far as Japan, Korea, and China, sparking international attention and concern....

January 12, 1987: Saint-Laurent Nuclear Power Plant suffers a nuclear meltdown in Saint Lauren-Nouan, France, forcing the evacuation of Orleans, sparking international attention and concern, sparking massive debate about the safety and danger of nuclear power,...

August 18, 1987: British Indian government is thrown into chaos, forcing the deployment of troops into Colombo, after Prime Minister Ranasinghe Premadasa is killed by a hand grenade by the Tamil Tigers, sparking international attention,....

September 7, 2015: Bangkok Disaster; metropolitan Bangkok, Kanchanaburi to Nakhon Ratchasima, is devastated by a 3.9 kiloton blast, effectively decapitating the Thai government, including the Thai Royal Family and the Thai government, sparking a military "State of Emergency " led by General Prayut Chan-o-chan at Chiang Mai, sparking international attention,...
 
The scary thing, is that most vigilantes rarely observe laws regarding medical quarantines, and feel they can kill their way out of a pandemic. What happens if they reacted like this:


Or worse:

 
Here are some PODs to flag that TL still had its moments of join and pain:

November 8, 1971: Berkeley Riots; Riots erupt after Berkeley, California after declaring support for the U.S. government-in-exile, sparking international attention and concern,...

November 27, 1979: Los Angeles Riots; Riots erupt after Los Angeles, California after declaring support for the U.S. government-in-exile, sparking international attention and concern,...

March 24, 1980: Archbishop Oscar Romero condemns the U.S. military involvement in Latin America, citing El Salvador and Nicaragua to Roman Catholic leaders, sparking international attention,...

June 27, 1997: Printz v. United States; U.S. Supreme Court rules that the Vigilante Identification Act (VIA) , requiring the mandatory identification and registration of vigilantes as unconstitutional, sparking international attention,...

November 12, 1998: Chicago Mayor Richard Daly II announces a $866 million lawsuit against gun manufacturers and retailers , for escalating the level of violence and crime, sparking international attention,...

June 26, 2008: City of Washington D.C. v. McFarlane; U.S. Supreme Court rules that municipal legislation banning vigilantes as unconstitutional, sparking national controversy and debate,...

December 9, 2013: Vigilante Licensing Act; Congress passes legislation requiring that only federally licensed vigilantes and police officials are allowed to conduct arrests and investigations, sparking international attention,...

July 29, 2015: Congresswoman Alicia Wang (D-CA) of San Francisco, California passes the Vigilante/ Private Security Registration Act (VPSRA) in Washington D.C., fueling tensions between vigilantes and law enforcement agencies
 
In the ATL, here are some pop culture twists:

May 22, 1993: "Set Me Free" R&B single by Jermaine Stewart makes its hit debut, becoming an anthem for the African-American and LGBTQ Civil Rights Movement, sparking international attention,...

April 2, 1994: "Talk to Me" album by Brazilian singer Xuxa makes its hit debut, featuring the singles "Crazy About You" and "Talk to Me", sparking international attention,...

November 1, 1994: "Verse Chorus Verse" by Nirvana makes its hit debut, featuring the singles "Serve the Servants" and "Drain You" singles makes their hit debut,...

October 1, 1995: "Through His Eyes" country album by Marilyn Martin, featuring "What She Doesn't Want to Know" and "Great Bog Dose of Me" makes its hit debut,...

March 15, 1996: " Songs of the Black Hole" science fiction concept album by Weezer, featuring the singles "Blast Off!", "Superfriend", and "She's Had a Girl" makes its hit debut,...

July 14, 2000: Female rapper "Strings" makes her hit debut with her singles "Tongue Song" and "Raise it Up", backed by R. Kelly, amidst rumors of prostitution by local law enforcement,...

May 31, 2005: "Emotional Rollercoaster " album by Keke Wyatt , featuring the hit singles "Put Your Hands on Me" and "Look at What You Made Me Do" make their hit debut,...

February 14, 2016: "Anniversary " album by Ed Rollins, makes its hit debut in Savannah, Georgia, in time for Valentine's Day sparking international attention and concern,...
 
Here are some PODs to show that the ATL that things can get weirder:

February 20, 1981: Crusader Comics (CC), published by Jack T. Chick in Los Angeles, California, is accused of promoting racist and offensive stereotypes against Jewish, Muslim, Pagan, and Roman Catholic denominations ,...

March 13, 1981: Crusader Comics (CC) published by Jack T. Chick in Los Angeles, California promotes anti-Catholic conspiracy tracts by Alberto Rivera, fueling sectarianism nation,...

September 19, 1985: Kimberly Simon of Oneida, New York is reported by local law enforcement as being part of a "Satanic cult activity" triggering vigilante activity nationwide,...

October 27, 1988: Vigilantes launch a "call to arms" after Geraldo Rivera airs a news special on NBC-TV, claiming a nationwide network of Satanic cults, sparking international attention,...

May 5, 1993: 3 young boys in West Memphis, Tennessee, amidst accusations of "Satanic cult activities ", sparking international attention and concern,...

June 4, 1995: The Christian Coalition of America (CCA) unveils actor Willie Aames as "Bible Man" an evangelical Christian vigilante in Virginia Beach, Virginia,...

Actor Jimmy Saville is beaten to death by vigilantes In West Leeds, Yorkshire, England, amidst reports of child molestation, sparking international attention,....
 
One idea that I was considering is the idea of vigilantes being key to the assassination of Hitler on July 20, 1944. Any thoughts or comments?
 
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