Sheriff Weighs in on Weekend Violence

POSTED: Monday, August 23, 2010 - 9:05pm

UPDATED: Monday, August 23, 2010 - 9:48pm

EL PASO - El Paso County Sheriff Richard Wiles said today people shouldn't be surprised that bullets have struck in El Paso.

"The drug cartel and the police have high-powered weapons," Wiles said.  "There's potential that these weapons can hit someone or something."

He said the gunfire is unfortunate because El Paso and Juarez depend on each other so much.

Sheriff's Wiles also said any enforcement efforts against border violence are the domain of federal agencies.

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Good job Sheriff, if we get hit by a straybullet let the feds know about it, nice white wash on your part. Are you working on this side or the other side?

KFox said the EPPD and school districts have a "plan" for incidents where bullets hit this side of the border. How does this "plan" deal with a stray bullet taking out a child at school? No one is surprised Sherrif Wiles. We all know about high powered weapons and what they can do. It just seems that no one has a course of action to actually stop what's going on in Juarez. My plan is to sell my house and leave. That will work for sure!

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