i moved 2 ep currently right across from juarez and there seems to be at least 15 killings a weekend over here. but on the el paso side law enforcement has probably
had to deal with maybe 4 -5 homicides in almost 7 months. i can understand several factors in el paso such a large law abiding military family presence but that
doesnt even compare to the rest of us. el pasos a apparently more safe than honolulu and juarez is just crazy. not much seperates the two cities.
Its not just drug-related too ive heard many personal stories of rape from my friends and peers the ****** violence has claimed thousands of lives too in the
just past couple of years.
Yes, the violence in the border towns on the Mexico side, has just gotten crazy. I suspect Mexico misses out on a lot of casual tourism dollars from people who are afraid of wandering over the border to have a few beers and buys a straw hat, serape etc....just because folks are afraid of getting either killed, or thown in the jail. It used to be very common for Texans, especially youngsters to cross over into Mexico for a little bar hopping. I used to walk over the bridge for that myself in my younger years, but not at El Paso.
My pops was in El Paso during his Army service. Juarez was even still a little wild back then. I was there ten years ago. I was in Juarez for an afternoon and had no problems. People were a little standoffish at first until we talked a little. I would not go back there now. Not so much for safety as there is not much to see there and yeah, you may think you know what's going on but there's always someone who has their eye on you for one reason or another. And it's hard to catch that unless you're really observant at all times. I'm sure you can dig what I'm getting at.
As for your post, if I understand what you are asking or trying to say, El Paso is the US. It's Texas. They simply won't allow that scale of violence in the middle of town. I won't speculate as to the reasons why, but you will probably not see the level of absolute mayhem shootouts in El Paso that you can see in Juarez from time to time.