Passing Vail on the Sunset Limited, it looks so peaceful. The Amtrak stretch between Vail and the J6/Marsh Road/Empirita area is wonderful and isolated from human encroachment in many places.
When I lived and worked in Tucson years ago, a nice motorcycle ride through Vail and Marsh Road was very nice on the FJR.
The guy with zip ties is what we have an abundance of in Arizona. Older guys latching on to vigilantism and is indicative of parts of society that are unaware
of how the legal system works, how law enforcement works and how education works.
When "leaders" figured out how to "reward" those who don't ask questions things got a little bent.