If you want to know what it’s like to live in a police state, try walking through the Segundo Barrio on Wednesday.
City Council, or maybe it was the Chief of Police, has declared martial law for the neighborhood, on the occasion of the Pope driving through a nearby street in a foreign country, separated by a canal, a river, a series of fences, a railroad track, and armed guards.
Are the people who live in Segundo supposed to stay home all day and watch teevee?
Their city representative made a little noise about the restriction, but I reckon that was a sop to her constituents. She doesn’t have the political juice to really get anything done.
It’s a good thing El Paso isn’t a litigious community. Of course if it were, the citizens might get a little more respect.