In the grand scheme of things in El Paso, it seems that it is better to be a criminal than to live an honest life. From the beginning, I felt this but it is a difficult thing to prove because the corruption is so endemic that it covers up after itself. The corruption is so engrained into the fabric of the El Paso society that many of the “upstanding” citizens and politicians of the community gravitate to a criminal as if crime is just part of the society. Because in El Paso it is.
As some of you complain about my lengthy posts today I am giving you a treat, I will let the following image speak for itself.
The images above were sent to me by a reader who wrote; “This is the type of followers a real blogger has.” Of course the reader demanded I keep them anonymous. I guess I’m not criminal enough to count on these people as followers on my Facebook page.
Look at the individuals wishing Jaime Abeytia a Happy Birthday and ask yourself what place each of these individuals holds in the politics of the city.
Jaime Abeytia is a criminal that is currently on probation. He also has a warrant out for his arrest in Arizona.
Looking at the image, did you notice the judge extending him a birthday wish? I get Yahara Lisa Gutierrez because in El Paso it is ok to be arrested for driving while intoxicated and still be elected to be a judge and send others to prison. That is how it is in El Paso.
Although it should not surprise me that politicos gravitate to criminals I am still flabbergasted to see them so blatantly and publicly friending Jaime. Jerome Tilghman is not that much of a surprise as he is desperately trying to get a government gig by running for office each time he can. As many times as he has lost has probably made him desperate and desperate people run to criminals.
Former police chief Carlos Leon and now county commissioner should not surprise any of you. After all, Leon is used to being around criminals. Leon, as you might remember, instigated an investigation of a whistleblower that instead of investigating the serious threat of drug cartel infiltration of the El Paso Police Department he wanted the whistleblower thrown in jail. We still do not know if the police have been infiltrated by the cartels but the substantial circumstantial evidence that I have documented for you seems to indicate so.
Peter Svarzbein, well that speaks for itself.
That leads me to the final example of what is wrong with El Paso – Bob Moore.
Clearly, Bob Moore and Jaime Abeytia are working together for the same masters. I have documented this over the years. I have shared with you how Abeytia frames the public perception and Moore happily magnifies it through the newspaper.
Tomorrow, I am going to share with you a poignant example of this.