They can't enjoy making President Trump's point by repeatedly telling us it's one of the safest cities in America. The Washington Post is eager to pull an Acosta, with its headline pronouncing "No Crisis Exists" where there is a border wall.
It's almost as if … walls work.
But not if Trump says they do. Crime has been falling for decades they say, and it has nothing to do with the fence separating it from Ciudad Juarez, which is not, how should we say, safe.
"Texas city U.S. safest, despite Mexico drug war next door," Reuters reported in December 2010,after new fencing was completed a year before.
Stray bullets from Mexican cartel gun battles did break a window in the El Paso mayor's assistant's office but the violence, where "more than 3,000 people have been tortured, shot and blasted to death in gang warfare," was contained in Ciudad Juarez.