Originally posted by Humint1
reply to post by xuenchen
The executive levels of the C.B.P. are out of touch with their on the ground bretheren. They are fed result oriented stats and figures that executive
level types like him can report to his superiors. In return he is ultimately given the credit for all of this "progress" and rewarded
As stated in the OP, Gene Garza Director of the US Customs and Border Protection cites the FBI Uniform Crime Reports compilation of US crime
to arrive at his assesment the U.S. side of the southwest border is
home to “some of the safest communities in America.” However, in the same linked article Steven McCraw, director of Texas Department of Public
Safety, question his conclusions:
McCraw said the FBI crime statistics highlighted by the CBP about safe border communities fail to provide a full assessment of the situation on
As McCraw testified, “To accurately assess the overall criminal impact of an unsecure border on Texas requires the syntheses of several different
variables within and outside the border region."
Meanwhile, the ground agents continue to struggle trying to hold that crappy peice of the nation together. Just ask the people who live there
if anyone really cares to know the truth.
My quick look at crime statistics in Loredo and El Paso shows them both to be near the national median rate though Loredo is somewhat higher. I had
lived for a time in San Diego, CA which is next to the southern border and it is rated as one of the safest of the US's larger cities. All US crime
statistics appear to show a continual drop over the past decade which shows an improvement overall. Your comment about the "crappy peice [sic] of the
nation" may be a bit harshly applied to the border areas as the higher crime rates appear to belong to other areas of the nation.
edit on 3-5-2012 by Erongaricuaro because: (no reason given)