Rep. Ted Poe (TX) published an op/ed today in Human Events. Read an excerpt of "Just Another Day on the Texas Border" for a look at border issues as a whole and related to the David Hartley murder case:
It was just another day in south Texas as gunfire erupted in the border town of Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, and warnings went out to people on both sides of the border. I had just landed in Laredo and was briefed by local law enforcement of a shootout between the drug cartels and the Mexican military that had taken place right across the border from the local grocery store in the United States. Things like this are so commonplace that they rarely even make the local news anymore. It was just another day on the Texas border.
Mexico’s northeastern border with Texas has taken center stage in the deadly turf wars between the narco-terrorists vying for control and an out-gunned and out-manned Mexican military trying to salvage what is left of law and order. Unfortunately, good folks on both side of the border are caught in the deadly crossfire.
The recent murder of David Hartley on Falcon Lake prompted the national news to shed some light on the war along our southern border, albeit minimally. Mr. Hartley’s body remains missing, and those responsible for his murder remain at large. As the news moves on to the next story, the violence on our border rages on, and our country is no safer now than it was before.