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El Paso: FBI Stats Deem Border City Safest In The Country 3 Years In A Row
http://www.myfoxdc.com/ ^ | February 8, 2013 | FOX News

Posted on 02/08/2013 10:44:10 AM PST by Biggirl

EL PASO, Texas - This dusty desert city sits directly across the Mexican border from what has been widely labeled as one of the most dangerous cities in the world, Ciudad Juarez. The bloody drug war has claimed an estimated 10,000 lives in Juarez in the last five years. Yet this week, for the third year in a row, El Paso was ranked as the safest U.S. city with a population greater that 500,000 by CQ Press, which compiled FBI's Uniform Crime Reports.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: border; elpaso; falsedata; fbi; liberallies; mexicans; unsafe

1 posted on 02/08/2013 10:44:20 AM PST by Biggirl
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To: Biggirl

So...the Waco FBI, says El Paso (US) is relatively crime free.....

I’ve been there....BS


2 posted on 02/08/2013 10:47:40 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Gaffer

I’ve driven through, not a chance it’s that safe.


3 posted on 02/08/2013 10:49:26 AM PST by novascotianative
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To: Biggirl

The key words here are “over 500000” and it refers to the city itself.


4 posted on 02/08/2013 10:52:49 AM PST by Darren McCarty (If most people were more than keyboard warriors, we might have won the election)
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To: Biggirl

Don’t go across the border and stay out of the dust storms and El Paso is a very safe city.


5 posted on 02/08/2013 10:54:11 AM PST by OKRA2012
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To: novascotianative

Safe if you happen to be on the Montana Canada border.


6 posted on 02/08/2013 10:54:23 AM PST by rktman (Live the oath you took or get out of office!)
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To: novascotianative

I agree with your BS assessment. The Mexican drivers are a threat to life and limb. It’s the only place we’ve ever seen with warning signs reading: No Coasting!

It’s really a low rent area.


7 posted on 02/08/2013 10:55:16 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: Biggirl

I smell BS!


8 posted on 02/08/2013 10:56:48 AM PST by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: novascotianative

I’ve driven through, too. Driven, no way was I stopping.

Guess having to close the UTEP campus because of bullets not knowing to stop at the border counts much in their stats.


9 posted on 02/08/2013 11:07:24 AM PST by bgill
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To: Biggirl

So, it must have changed drastically since the mid-80s when I was there.

What did they (local) do? Wall themselves up?


10 posted on 02/08/2013 11:09:55 AM PST by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: bgill
its a very poor city, but when we visited several years ago, I found the people engaging and politie.....didn't feel afraid but maybe we were nieve because we also weren't afraid over in Ciudad....and we even got off our tourist bus to walk around and go to the grocery store there...

btw...if you ever go to El Paso..be prepared because virtually ALL people know Spanish....

11 posted on 02/08/2013 11:16:53 AM PST by cherry
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To: Gaffer
So...the Waco FBI, says El Paso (US) is relatively crime free.....

I’ve been there....BS

You're analysis is spot on. This a deliberate and malicious misinformation campaign by the government to give cover to the massive problem of illegals invading America.

The whole county and metro area is teeming with illegals and third-world types. The Mexican flag is seen as much, if not more often, than either the Texas or American flag. Mexican music (the "low rider" style) pollutes the airwaves and is heard blasting from cars constantly. Even many of the billboards on the highways are in Spanish. Needless to say, El Paso is a stronghold for Obama and all forms of socialism.

On the other hand, Texas does have the safest city in the country, Plano, Texas. It's geographically far away from El Paso and worlds away with plenty of smart, hard-working, Christian Conservatives and a high rate of gun ownership to ensure that outlaws and thugs are nearly non-entities.

12 posted on 02/08/2013 11:18:17 AM PST by re_nortex
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To: Biggirl

“Over the years that the rankings have been published, the FBI, American Society of Criminology, and Criminal Justice Journalists, among others, have joined the Conference of Mayors in pointing to a variety of flaws.” - http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/mayors-again-cite-damage-to-cities-by-misuse-of-fbi-crime-data-187933891.html


13 posted on 02/08/2013 11:21:07 AM PST by JustSayNoToNannies ("The Lord has removed His judgments against you" - Zep. 3:15)
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To: Gaffer

Lived there six years.

A EP Police sargent told me that they did not record most murders on the police blotter. It would make the city look bad. Most of the victims were near the border.


14 posted on 02/08/2013 11:59:58 AM PST by darth
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To: Gaffer

I was there in 1962. It wasn’t nice then....has to be much worse now.

The lies just keep on coming from the ‘most transparent’ administration ever, don’t they?


15 posted on 02/08/2013 12:16:34 PM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: Biggirl

Rosa’s Cantina must be beyond the city limits. Watch out for mounted cowboys out back.


16 posted on 02/08/2013 12:26:05 PM PST by PeaRidge
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To: PeaRidge
Watch out for mounted cowboys out back.

I count five of them...and a dozen or more off to the left.

17 posted on 02/08/2013 12:30:19 PM PST by re_nortex
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To: Biggirl

Spent some time in EP visiting in the mid to end ‘80s -as a travel base to the western US- when my father worked under contract at Fort Bliss...Sierra Vista Apt’s up on McKinley Ave...nice view over the city and the planes going in and out.

Never had any problems in EP, and it’s not really “dusty desert” as far as I can remember.


18 posted on 02/08/2013 12:43:02 PM PST by Moltke ("I am Dr. Sonderborg," he said, "and I don't want any nonsense.")
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To: Biggirl

Sometimes the violence from Juarez across the border seeps over into El Paso. It wouldn’t surprise me if a narco-related killing or kidnapping occurring in El Paso wasn’t recorded. I remember seeing a story/picture about a executions style killing where a van was shot up by machine guns. One car unloaded on the victims and then another car drove up later and laid on more bullets. Crazy stuff.

Back in the period of the Mexican Revolution (1910-20s) the various competing generals and their armies would fight in the streets of Jaurez. El Pasoans built bleachers so they could sit in comfort and watch the battles across the Rio Grande. Unfortunately, sometimes a stray bullet hit someone on our side of the river. Que Lastima!


19 posted on 02/08/2013 1:01:05 PM PST by wildbill (You're just jealous because the Voices talk only to me.)
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To: txrefugee
The Mexican drivers are a threat to life and limb. It’s the only place we’ve ever seen with warning signs reading: No Coasting!

Back during the CB craze, I was on the road and heard the truckers talking about "Poor Willie, who went into 'Mexican Overdrive' " on the downgrade to Durango, CO.

He lost his brakes.

20 posted on 02/08/2013 1:24:38 PM PST by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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To: cherry
I find it very unsafe and I've been there twice on business just within the past 14 months. There's a poll on the El Paso Times website in need of some heavy-duty FReeping. At present 64% state that they feel safe in El Paso. That number probably comes from Mexican drugrunners who are given free reign over the border thanks to the Obama regime.

That article also shows the following lie:

Lowest crime rate ranking
1. El Paso
2. San Diego
3. New York City
4. Austin
5. San Jose, Calif.
I know for a fact that Austin, a liberal-infested cesspool, is, in fact, very dangerous. That city is a blight upon the otherwise Great State of Texas. Furthermore, with the possible exception of San Diego, the top five so-called "safest" cities are Democrat strongholds. This is nothing more than spun lies from Janet Napolitano and the Marxists now occupying many branches of the federal government.
21 posted on 02/08/2013 1:53:05 PM PST by re_nortex
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