Monday, March 21, 2011

Exaggerating U.S. border violence?

Exaggerating U.S. border violence?
As recent as last Tuesday, during a hearing of the House Homeland Security Committee's Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security, which examines the Department of Homeland Security's efforts to secure the border, several congressional representatives serving near the U.S. border contested Napolitano's reductionism of border violence. For example, testifying to the violence spilling over from Mexico's drug wars into the United States, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, said, "I think, frankly, we are at the worst point we have ever seen. I think it has been steadily deteriorating."

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