#imag1 Border sheriff shares views at local town hall meeting
According to Sigifredo Gonzalez, the sheriff of Zapata County, the battle on the Texas border is best described as “domestic terrorism.”
“How many more police officers have to die? The border is not owned by the United States or Mexico – it is owned by the drug cartels,” Gonzalez said to the crowd at Congressman Ted Poe’s town hall meeting at Lone Star College-Kingwood July 31. It was the second town hall meeting of the week for the District 2 congressman.
Like many communities along the Texas-Mexico border, Zapata County, just south of Laredo, has been ravaged by crime and other issues surrounding illegal immigration, according to Gonzalez. He compared members of the drug cartels to terrorists and said the brutal acts along the border coincide with the FBI’s definition of domestic terrorism.
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