Similarly to their splinter organization, Los Caballeros Templarios, La Familia as it is commonly known is an organization of shadowy practices.
Some have remarked of them to be a religious cult of sorts, with one leader reportedly carrying a bible of his own verses that he would preach unto members. They have referred to killing their rivals a divine right and consider themselves a necessary evil. As well an organization of just vigilantes whose goal is to bring peace and tranquility to the state of Michoacán.
Despite these claims, LFM is perhaps most infamous for one scene in which members tossed half a dozen severed heads onto the floor of a dance club before fleeing into the night.
And while splinters like the Knight's Templar have wrestled majority control of Michoacán from them, and aside from other incursions like the CJNG entering the state, the organization lives on. Recently it has been making headlines in Mexico City - and despite being noted as having comparatively low membership, still has managed to become operational in several states countrywide.