Wrong and in plain sight


The Times printed a picture that showed political signs for both of the mayoral runoff candidates placed right in front of our county courthouse.

 

 

Placing the signs on public property is a violation of the intent of our state constitution:

[T]he Legislature shall have no power to authorize any county, city, town or other political corporation or subdivision of the State to lend its credit or to grant public money or thing of value in aid of, or to any individual, association or corporation whatsoever.

Does either one of the candidates care about the rules?

Is the Times deliberately ignoring the rules or don’t they have anyone left who cares about the public?

We deserve better

Brutus

5 Responses to Wrong and in plain sight

  1. ManintheMoon says:

    Brutus
    Who do they have to fair Esparaza, Wiles, the outraged citizens of El Paso,Who?

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    • ManintheMoon says:

      Should be “Fear” Still who?

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      • Reality Checker says:

        Times reporters, like any other citizens working in a private business and not breaking the law, should not have to fear anyone. The campaign workers are the ones who knowingly or unknowingly broke the law.

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        • ManintheMoon says:

          No matter, who in elected office in El Paso do they have to fear for breaking the law? No one! Oh the Texas Rangers!

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  2. Reality Checker says:

    C’mon, Brutus. In fairness, if you read your two questions, you seem to be holding the Times to an even higher standard than the candidates and expecting more from the media than from the candidates or the officials elected or hired to “care about the public.” You don’t even place responsibility on the courthouse officials, the ones who should be policing their own property; or on the city officials responsible for monitoring city elections. They are the ones who should know the rules and enforce them. It’s just not fair or reasonable to expect reporters to know every single municipal election rule or law and all of the nuances. It is, however, their responsibility to report on things when they learn of infractions.

    Speaking of not knowing the law, Saucedo didn’t even know that he, if elected, cannot unilaterally terminate the city attorney. In an interview, the Times had to tell him that he was boasting he would do something that the mayor is not even empowered to do.

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