Writer and scholar with expertise in Border / Immigration issues, Music, and Holocaust studies. Co-editing a book on Shakespeare and social justice at the University of Texas at El Paso.
Personal essay on how the August 3rd Cielo Vista Walmart shooting hit close to home
EL PASO — Two nations physically and culturally come together in El Paso. The bustling Walmart on the city’s east side, just minutes from the border with Mexico, exemplified those ties.
EL PASO — After 22 people were shot to death at a Walmart in El Paso over the weekend, a Florida retiree found herself imagining how her grandchildren could be killed. A daughter of Ecuadorean immigrants cried alone in her car. A Texas lawyer bought a gun to defend his family.
EL PASO — Earlier this year in his State of the Union address, President Trump described to the nation how the Texas border city of El Paso once had “extremely high rates of violent crime” and was considered “one of our nation’s most dangerous cities.” Then he turned it into the living argument for his border wall.
EL PASO — A 21-year-old gunman armed with a powerful rifle turned a crowded Walmart store in this majority-Hispanic border city into a scene of chaos and bloodshed on Saturday, stalking shoppers in the aisles in an attack that left at least 20 people dead and 26 others wounded.
Erin Coulehan describes the dueling rallies in El Paso between Beto O’Rourke and Donald Trump and her own experience of being harassed at the Trump rally by a supporter of the president wearing a MAGA hat who insulted and taunted her as a member of the “evil media” shouting “built that wall” before physically assaulting a cameraman from the BBC.
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