I was hoping my buddy Jaime Abeytia would shoot out a heartfelt blog post trying to safe face in response to one of the most embarrassing political beatings in El Paso history. He and his buddies got beat at their game and now he's trying to sell a new narrative claiming he was just trying to seek peace and justice. The reality - he and his buddies wanted the police chief fired and the El Paso Police Department and the budget that funds placed under the control of the county sheriffs office. Plain and simple.
I beg you go to read Jaime's piece HERE.
He'd have a great premise here had reality not stepped in and crushed it.
He claims that the police are never held accountable and that council's inaction on the chief's words is the best example of that. You and I know that's bullshit. We know that cops are held accountable for their actions - especially in El Paso where in the past investigations led to house being cleaned as it should have been. Abeytia wants you to lean more towards thinking that El Paso cops routinely shoot unarmed black men for fun and get away with it. Talk about divisive - he just called all your cops criminals who have no oversight. He doesn't even understand how his lying is no better than the lying he claims someone else is doing. I guess he's fighting fire with fire.
Abeytia tries to sell you on the lie that the chief's words caused El Paso's black community much pain and is going to incite riots. Yet, there are no riots in El Paso. There are no race relation problems between the cops and the community. Hell, there's not even a Black Lives Matter chapter in El Paso. The local head of the NAACP got on TV and basically said the chief's comments didn't bother him a bit. However, Jaime and his buddies would like you to think that the chief's words have caused riots in the streets and built a network of domestic terrorists upset at the idea that chief of police said federal authorities should closely look at a controversial group of people holding protests. He's lying to your face.
The only people offended by his comments were Jaime's political buddies who were just itching to find a reason to oust the guy. Their faux outrage is all that was produced from the chief's comments. And anybody who tells you otherwise is a liar.
Bottom line, El Paso doesn't have a police vs. community problem. The chief's words were aimed at the federal government. Not a single person on Earth heard what the chief said and decided to go riot or injure another human being.
Do notice that Abeytia does accuse all white people who might be Republicans of being racists. That's not divisive at all. He has zero evidence to back that up, but hell, he just carelessly throws that out there. Funny a guy calling for measured comments just flings shit across the room whenever he feels the need. You can claim "speak truth to power" all day long, but it's meaningless when you speak hypocrisy to lies.
Then he goes on about some first amendment right to spam the police Twitter account. This is just dumb - you have no right under the constitution to talk shit about the chief of police on their official Twitter account. In fact, you have not first amendment rights on social media at all. It's their toy, they can take it away anytime they feel like it - especially if you abuse it. Their twitter account is used to send out updates on police business - not debate the statements of the chief. They don't need Abeytia's snide, politically driven comments junking up their feed when they are trying to communicate street closures and other important information.
And then he attacks me... but who gives a shit? Unlike him I'm okay with other blogs talking about the relevant things I write. For some reason he thinks he should be able to blog in an environment where he should never be questioned. It's odd. I don't think he understands what blogs are for and how this whole city political gossip network works. The guy preaches about fairness and I get the sense he means "it's only fair if I get my way all the time." That's not how life works.