The Dangers Of Crossing The Border
KFOX El Paso has this story on their web site, reiterating the obivous. It's dangerous in Mexican border towns, and a big part of the danger comes from the police!
EL PASO, Texas -- According to the U.S. State Department, crime in Mexico continues at high levels, and it is often violent, especially in Mexico City, Tijuana, Ciudad Juarez, Nuevo Laredo, and Monterrey.
The U.S. State Department’s Web site has warnings for Americans traveling to Mexico. While there have been kidnappings and homicide in the border region, drug-related violence has increased dramatically in recent months.
Juarez and Tijuana are listed on the state department website as having a rising number of car crashes in which police ask Americans for money.
It seems most people KFOX spoke with had a story about Juarez police.
“They (friends) were drunk driving, and one of the cops stopped them. They were scared, and the cop told them, 'Give me $60 and I'll let you go,'” said Zavala.
“A cop stopped her (mom) and she wasn't doing anything wrong. He said she was speeding and that she had to write him a check so that he wouldn't give her a ticket,” said Villalba.
The Dangers Of Crossing The Border - News Story - KFOX El Paso