Tag: El Paso

Drug War a Failure in U.S., Mexico

EL PASO, Texas – Academics, journalists and officials said at a conference here that the war on drugs has been a failure in both the United States and Mexico, and that the wave of violence has forced many Mexicans to flee their country and silenced journalists. “Organized crime has Mexican society on the border very

El Paso City Council To Debate Legalizing Drugs

Last Tuesday Mayor John Cook vetoed a unanimous city council resolution asking the U.S. Government to have a serious discussion about legalizing narcotics. On Tuesday, city council will have an opportunity to overturn the veto. City Councilman Beto O’Rourke put the item back on the agenda. The amendment to have the drug discussion is part

U.S.-Mexico drug war: We’re clucking like chickens

By showing true mettle and grit — by standing with staid backbones — Beto O’Rourke and the seven other city representatives sent others running for the proverbial hills, like chickens, Tuesday. Mayor John Cook and U.S. Rep. Silvestre Reyes couldn’t run fast enough, bwaak, bwaak. It boiled down to simply asking Congress to at least

Otero County NM sheriff ordered to halt illegal raids and traffic stops

EL PASO — A federal judge has issued a preliminary injunction banning Otero County NM sheriff’s deputies from making unlawful stops, intimidation and other unlawful actions targeting undocumented immigrants in Chaparral NM. The decision was issued Friday by Chief U.S. District Judge Martha Vázquez of the New Mexico district. The ruling was a victory for

El Paso commissioners pass anti-border wall resolution

EL PASO — County commissioners are opposing construction of a wall along the nation’s southern border with a resolution. The El Paso County Commissioners Court voted 3-1 Monday in favor of a resolution that calls for stopping the building of the border wall and says local law enforcement officials should not enforce federal immigration laws.

The Great Texas TV Truck Race

A day after a fatal highway drag racing crash, a pair of local television live trucks were caught on video in their own race at a local drag strip. The El Paso stations, KDBC-TV and KVIA-TV, were at the legal drag racing strip Friday night when a crowd of onlookers apparently convinced a pair of