In April, I blogged about the problems of Fort Hancock, Texas, a border town an hour down the road from El Paso, which has been experiencing some difficulties with Mexican crime: Border Sheriff Says Violence in His Region Is Out of Control.
As a result of the lawlessness, Hudspeth County Sheriff Arvin West has told his people to arm themselves, if they haven’t already. (Heh. This is west Texas.) The Sheriff makes clear that citizens with guns are a part of America’s front lines in the current border war against Mexico, er Mexicans.
ABC’s Nightline recently paid a visit to Fort Hancock and presented a decent report June 19.
An amusing part of the video is when a local rancher makes a little joke about how he always thought that a fence had to enclose something to work. The silly construction shown below is a political fence that allows politicians like Obama to say they are engaged in border security.