February 7, 2019

El Paso sheriff corrects Trump

Alternet -When President Donald Trump was arguing in favor of a U.S./Mexico border wall during his 2019 State of the Union speech, he cited El Paso, Texas as an example of the safety a wall can bring—and according to El Paso County Sheriff Richard Wiles, Trump’s comments were totally misleading.

Trump, during his 90-minute speech, claimed that El Paso went from being one of the most dangerous cities in the United States to being one of the safest. And an indignant Wiles responded that in fact, the West Texas city has long been known for its lower crime rates.

In an official statement, Wiles stressed, “It is sad to hear President Trump state falsehoods about El Paso, Texas in an attempt to justify the building of a 2000-mile wall.”

Wiles continued, “The facts are clear: while it is true that El Paso is one of the safest cities in the nation, it has never been ‘considered one of our nation’s most dangerous cities.’ And, El Paso was a safe city long before any wall was built.”

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Whatever. Everyone is lying about this issue.

Walls save lives. Period.

It is the basis and foundation of our prison correctional system. Protecting citizens from criminals by using WALLS.

The same walls our elite and their politician puppets use to protect themselves from US. The same ideological walls they use to divide us against each other.

Who doesn't like walls? Criminals - both small time and BIG Time (elites pushing drugs, cheap labor, human sex trafficking, etc.)