NPT Drug War: Hear the experts tell us we’re safe at Acosta’s meeting
News release from the office of District 3 city Rep. Emma Acosta: The community meeting will be held at Chihua’s Restaurant located at 9135 Gateway West on Saturday, March 14, 2009 at 10 a.m. The community meeting will feature a panel of experts to discuss the Juarez Violence & El Paso Safety. The Panel includes: FBI Special Agent In Charge David Cuthbertson, Chief of El Paso Police Department Greg Allen, DEA Special Agent in Charge Joseph Arabit and Consul General of Mexico in El Paso, TX Roberto Rodriguez Hernandez. They will provide District #3 resident’s information on the magnitude of the violence in Juarez and the safety in El Paso. The meeting is open to the public and there will be a question and answer segment. Public and community participation is highly encouraged.
An editorial comment from our friend Al Soto, who sends a regular email to a list of varying sizes: Unfortunately…this panel is NOT a balanced panel…too many law enforcement…not any human rights people…and honest media types to counter this “overburdened” law enforcement panel…that will only give their views…
While Soto is right in terms of the overall debate on drug policy, on the other hand, the topic IS fairly specific to the panel’s area of expertise: Juarez Violence & El Paso Safety.
Either way, folks ought to make plans to attend.
— Sito Negron