Here's what seems like an honest question from a denizen of our blog community on a tragic topic that earned even more local consideration than municipal struggles for social justice . . . Checkit:
"Noticed that you linked it earlier but I think the subject deserves more consideration. The suspect in the KCK mass killing escaped to Mexico and I think we need to examine the rise in recent South of the border drug cartel violence that seems to be growing in number this year. I think the question needs to be asked of local communities, including Latinos, Hispanics and Latinx: "Wouldn't feel safer if there was better border control in the future? Including (Prez) Trump's wall?
Of course I'm a Republican voters but I have many friends who are "progressives" and Independents. Because of recent violence they are reconsidering their position. I know the Wall is a controversial topic but I think it will come back into play in 2020. Please consider this using this question in light of the recent arrest."
We may not agree but we thank our blog community for reaching out . . . And even leaving thoughtful notes.
Here's further reading on the topic:
Dude Almost Captured In Dallas
The suspect wanted in connection with a mass shooting at a bar in Kansas City, Kansas, is in custody, according to the Kansas City, Kansas, police department. Hugo Villanueva-Morales, 29, was wanted in connection with the incident at Tequila KC in which nine people were shot and four were killed in October.
KANSAS CITY, KS (KCTV) -- The second suspect in the October mass shooting at a bar in KCK is now in custody, which is a huge relief for the folks who still work at Tequila KC and for the many family members and friends of the four victims. Hugo Villanueva-Morales was arrested in Mexico and is now in federal custody.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- The capture of fugitive Hugo Villanueva-Morales is good news to the folks at Tequila KC Bar, who have been looking over their shoulders ever since the mass shooting on October 6. "There was fear every day that he was out there," bartender Jose Valdez said.
Court Halts Wall Build
A federal judge in California ruled Wednesday that the Trump administration may not divert $3.6 billion in Defense Department funds for construction of the wall on the southern border. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Haywood S. Gilliam Jr. is the second court decision in two days blocking the administration's effort to reallocate money Congress has appropriated for other purposes.
Big Bucks For Prez Trump Wall
WASHINGTON - The Defense Department's internal watchdog is investigating a $400 million border wall contract awarded to a firm that used multiple appearances on Fox News to push for the job. The Pentagon's inspector general sent a letter Thursday to House Homeland Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson telling him the contract awarded to North Dakota-based firm Fisher Sand and Gravel Co.
Walls Not Bombs?!?!
It's the last official week of the 116th Congress, and lawmakers are running out of time to finalize a military budget for the fiscal year that began October 1. The House and Senate each passed a version of the annual National Defense Authorization Act, or NDAA, but after convening in September, the conference charged with resolving the differences made exceptionally slow progress.
Veep Shares New Plan
(Reuters) - Former vice president and Democratic candidate Joe Biden on Wednesday unveiled proposals that include new protections for immigrants and increased foreign aid that he would pursue as president, drawing a sharp contrast with President Donald Trump. The policy plans distributed by Biden's campaign do not include funding for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border championed by Trump.
You decide . . .