I was escaping the ELP heat by camping in the forest outside Cloudcroft when the walmart shooting went down. I have three SIMs (tmo + verizon + att) and none had signal. I was blissfully unaware.
This kind of crime is not an El Paso thing; we are a chill people, comfortable with and respectful to others. I’ve said before that the US would be better off if we were all like El Paso.
I was shocked, shocked to learn the shooter was a white guy from out of town, equipped with an assault rifle♦, a MAGA fetish, and a racist manifesto. #notshocked.
In the past decade, [73.3 per cent of all extremist-related killings in the US were committed by right-wing domestic extremists.](https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/right-wing-terrorists-murder-far-right-islamist-anti-defamation-league-adl-a8742476.html) Some 23.4 per cent were linked to Islamic extremism. ... Every terrorist murder in the US [in 2018] was linked to right-wing extremism
Remember that next time politicians start braying “enemy of the people” agitprop.
ELP is something like 85% Hispanic, and those are just the residents.
ELP is very safe.
The border and the ELP/Ciudad Juarez communites are fluid to us; we move back and forth smoothly and peacefully.
The “border problem” with asylum seekers is a federal issue, not a local issue. El Pasoans tend to take care of each other, and anyone else in need.
Extremists, both religious and political, are detrimental to the health of our republic.
Use your words, America, not violence.
♦ Assault rifles are not the problem; they are inanimate tools. It does seem that tacticool paramilitary-wannabe loons are drawn to them for the power they represent. Hence their overrepresentation in mass shootings.