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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


Written by newspapertreeelpaso

March 12, 2009 at 2:07 pm

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  1. All the criminals, white collar, drug dealers(non-marijuana),murderers,crooked law enforcement,gun runners and thugs arrested and/or indicted/convicted in El Paso. Plus mass burials near Las Cruces.

    And you are worried that crime will spill over from
    Juarez. Perhaps, Juarez should convene a meeting as what to do about El Paso.


    March 12, 2009 at 3:47 pm

  2. All this fretting about drug related drug violence spilling over is a nice distraction from addressing the real solution — legalization of drugs. But don’t worry El Paso. Your troubles will soon be over. At this moment California is considering legislation to legalize marijuana. It will be a big income boon for their fiscally ailing state, on the order of a $14 billion “stimulus package.” And as California goes, so goes the rest of the nation. So drugs will be legalized eventually, soon, while you are looking the other way.


    March 13, 2009 at 5:01 pm

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