joesulli1 April 25, 2012 at 10:52am
Everyone loses on the issue at hand with the cancellation of the Julio Cesar Chavez boxing match that was scheduled for June 16, 2012. Why was this event denied from all El Pasoan's, UTEP, the U.T. system and the state of Texas? There was a championship fight at the Don Haskins center here on the UTEP campus last week. The President of the United States was recently here and no problems with El Paso and security. El Paso has a very large number of law enforcement agencies and personnel along with the military here at Fort Bliss which is one of the largest military bases and personnel in the U.S.
I believe the Texas Board of Regents for the UT System is sending the wrong message to all of El Paso and Juarez, Mexico. You are implying that there is no concern for anyone that resides here in El Paso and Juarez and that you are afraid of certain groups from Mexico. You are also implying that there is no faith in our Law Enforcement and Military personnel. Thirdly, you are implying that El Pasoan's aren't capable of hosting such events safely. Intelligence speaks for itself and everyone involved. Please reconsider the facts on a professional level. Thank you for your time and consideration into this matter.