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Home | News | Mayor issues a local disaster declaration after Walmart shooting that killed 20, Injured 26

Mayor issues a local disaster declaration after Walmart shooting that killed 20, Injured 26

Sunday afternoon, 24 hours after the worst mass shooting in El Paso history, Mayor Dee Margo issued a local disaster declaration.

Via a news release, the Mayor’s office stated that the declaration would help the city get much-needed assistance from both city and state entities.

What follows is the complete statement.

In light of the deadly mass shooting on August 3, 2019, El Paso Mayor Dee Margo has issued a Local Disaster Declaration. The declaration is effective immediately, August 4, 2019.

“This declaration of a local disaster activates the appropriate recovery efforts from the State necessary for the City to address the needs associated with this weekend’s tragedy. Our community has been resilient and we will not be defined by this weekend’s senseless act of violence,” said El Paso Mayor Dee Margo.

“We will stay united as we work through the long healing process. We are incredibly proud of all our local, state, and federal first responders.”

The impact of the shooting left multiple deaths and injuries in addition to property damage. The City of El Paso faces an exhaustion of resources for long-term recovery, including mental health issues affecting the community and first responders.

Issuing a local declaration of disaster triggers financial and physical assistance, and activates the City and County of El Paso’s emergency management plan.

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9 comments

  1. STOMP OUT GOP WHITE SUPREMACY!

    I use to shop at this Walmart at Cielo Vista after I moved back from San Francisco and was living at the HighRidge Apartments on Viscount. Been there many of times there after.
    I doubt that I’ll ever shop there again! El Paso will never be the same after what happened this past Saturday.

    • Speaking of LTC that you don’t have Alberto. If you were there with a LTC and concealed handgun maybe you could have stopped the nut job shooter. Just think you could have been a hero versus enjoying your current miserable life. I shop at the far east Walmart on Montana where it is probably safer. Less persons from Mexico shop there and possible illegals. More military from Ft. Bliss. Plus we have more LTC holders in zip code 79936 to counter an active shooter threat. Plus the bad hombre El Paso County Sheriff Wiles is in the immediate area. I feel so safe.

      Whether El Paso is still the safest city in America? Obviously that train has passed by. Now even Mexico wants to take legal action against El Paso and the U.S. Goverment for El Paso not being safe anymore. Imagine the irony.

  2. This RINO mayor needs to tone down his rhetoric. His active participation over the past several months in support of and/or in favor of illegal immigration with the progressive Democrats in this city like Beto O’Rourke and Veronica Escobar gave an open invitation to the nut job shooter to come to El Paso and shoot up the place. It was ordained in his manifesto. The blood of the victims is on their hands. To solely blame President Trump like the leftist media is doing is clearly misplaced since the Walmart shooter was radicalized way before the rise of Trump.

    I for one will not be voting for Margo if he decides to run for reelection. He needs to stay a one term mayor and disappear.

    BTW – Crickets on the Dayton mass shooter? Doesn’t fit the narrative of a Trump white supremacist supporter and racist? Yesterday City Manager Tommy Gonzales mentioned being in solidarity with Dayton OH before all the facts came out on that tragic incident therefore relevant to any further discussion.

    • Yeah, this came off of the Dayton shooter’s Twitter – onnor Betts, the Dayton, Ohio mass shooter, was a self-described “leftist,” who wrote that he would happily vote for Democrat Elizabeth Warren, praised Satan, was upset about the 2016 presidential election results, and added, “I want socialism, and i’ll not wait for the idiots to finally come round to understanding.”

      Betts’ Twitter profile read, “he/him / anime fan / metalhead / leftist / i’m going to hell and i’m not coming back.” One tweet on his page read, “Off to Midnight Mass. At least the songs are good. #athiestsonchristmas.” The page handle? I am the spookster. On one selfie, he included the hashtags, “#selfie4satan #HailSatan @SatanTweeting.” On the date of Republican Sen. John McCain’s death, he wrote, “F*ck John McCain.” He also liked tweets referencing the El Paso mass shooting in the hours before Dayton.

  3. STOMP OUT GOP WHITE SUPREMACY!

    It’s all about where God wants me to be Fero,and nothing about having a LTC and concealed hand gun.
    Now you want me to become a hero! I am a hero Fero, I once stopped a would be robber from robbing a young lady at night. While she was waiting for the bus, this is true! me and a lady friend showed up to the bus stop.
    When stranger young lady asked me personally if she could stand next to me because a man kept bothering her.
    I kindly said yes,stand next to me,and he won’t bother you! Before I knew it this guy had a gravel shovel in his hand. I told both ladies to run across the street to the Arab Liquor Store! they both got inside the store,when I confronted the man. I asked him: WHAT DO YOU WANT! he replied, I want your money.
    And he took a swing with the shovel and hit me on my left elbow. That was a painful blow,I saw sparks in my eyes, I too ran across the street to the liquor store and asked both Arab store attendants to call the SFPD!
    They said why! I told them that I just got assaulted. They both look out the door and told me. That guy out there has being bothering everyone that has tried to catch a bus there.
    We’ll take care of him if he comes to our store, as one of the Arabs pulled out a base ball bat and placed it by the counter.
    Next thing, the would be robber started walking towards the store! when he approach the door, I quickly grabbed the baseball bat and took off after him, as he was running pretty fast and I took one swing with the bat and smacked him behind the neck. he jumped on impact as he turned the corner, the San Francisco Police pulled up in their patrol car. And gave him a chase, meanwhile the stranger lady thanked me and was sorry that I got injured. And got inside a taxi. And me and my lady friend ran across the street to catch the bus. My arm was swollen purple and blue, I thought something was broken.
    But we went on our way to the nigh club to party., and by Sunday morning,boy was I in pain, I downed a whole quart of Jose Cuervo Tequila that Sunday! As a pain killer, the next day when I went to work.
    I told my boss the story about Saturday night! and she told me!: You are a hero, you saved that lady from getting rob,but you also put your life in danger as she told me to go to Radiology to get an X-Ray and to go home for the whole week.
    I’ll share this story with you Fero to let you know that I’m not a coward or a hero! a mans got to do what he has to do.
    Now about that Cielo Vista Walmart, I have another Walmart right across the street,and many grocery stores
    in my neighborhood including Home Depot.
    I don’t know what you have against Mexican shoppers! they were the ones responsible for keeping El Paso out of George W Bush Great Recession in 2007/8.
    El Paso is still a safe city,this tragic incident only makes us stronger. we’ve had our share on problems.
    But we never saw this one coming before,see how professionally law enforcement worked at the mall. with the proper training and tons of practice.
    And the best part is that they arrested the shooter and he is in custody now, and he’s going down! you Don’t Ever Mess With Texas, and especially not here in El Paso.
    As far as the story went: the San Francisco caught the would be robber, he was a Latino and probably needed his heroin fix. The cops took him the the Liquor store and asked the clerks! is this the guy? :YES they said. But there was nobody around to press charges so they let him go.
    I never saw that guy again, this happened in the Mission District, a predominantly Hispanic neighborhood in San Francisco.
    BTW! Sheriff Wiles is a good hombre…
    The Dayton Ohio shooter, they need to see if he voted before in any elections, he sure don’t sound like a leftest.His choice of political preference was more to smear one party over the other. Just my opinion.
    He sounds more like a nobody, a despicable loser

    • Your delusional tales are hilarious. I can’t stop laughing. The Dayton mass shooter sounds like you Alberto. Far left winger and Communist. Anti-Trump with severe TDS. He definitely voted Democrat. Supported Bernie Sanders and now Elizabeth Warren. He was definitely white. Cops shot him dead. The El Paso Walmart shooter was a man of color not white. He was a coward and surrendered. Like you say Google it. lmao.

      El Paso will never be safe with you living here so go back to Commiefornia or better yet Venezuela.

      Again you missed the points of my rebuttal against you. The bottom line is you are NOBODY. No one can vouch for your character, reputation or credibility. No person or governmental entity. And you can’t provide any proof either. You are definitely no hero. I am a real hero compared to you. Bronze Star and Meritorious Service Medal. Combat Veteran of both Iraq and Afghanistan. 6 years in Germany during the Cold War. Both my sons are combat veterans too. We proudly serve this country while you spit on it and desecrate it.

      As far as having issues with Mexicans I recall it was you. The white Mexicans used to pick on you therefore you hate them. Plus as a libtard you don’t believe in God so don’t use his name in vain.

      Get a real life Alberto. Have a nice day!

      • STOMP OUT GOP WHITE SUPREMACY!

        And the El Paso shooter sounds like you Fero, probably even looks and smells like you.
        I don’t give a damn if you served in George W Bush’s false pretense wars! you are not a patriot. You are just a war monger. No big deal about your combat medals, they are those beer aluminum tops. that you can string along with your Irish pennants.
        Well if you fear me so much about that El Paso will never be safe!
        Hit the road jack and go back to where you came from. what are you doing here among my people?
        The man that shot up Walmart looks pretty white Caucasian to me,besides white boys kill minorities and he came to El Paso to kill Mexicans.
        I don’t spit on my country, I spit on you and your two war monger sons.
        I see that you have been keeping a profile about my forum writings.
        You must be writing your fantasy book! are you touched!!!
        White nationalist assholes like you are nothing but hypocrites when it comes to believing in God, You are nothing but a inbreeding scumbag,infidel fornicator incest predator.
        White skin Mexicans have never picked on me Fero,you have no clue about the Mexican culture and you are No hero but for sure a free loader and a taker.
        And I don’t thank you for your service either, I spit on you and your two sons, Ha Ha Ha Ha.
        No Valen Madre!
        have a trumpTURD day.

        • Whiner Alberto is so jealous. Can’t stand it when people are superior to him. He is so inferior that it is not funny. Actually quite sad. A worthless loser’s life. I heard he received a bad conduct discharge from the Navy and no decorations. Obviously was a c.o. (conscientious objector). He supposedly joined the Navy so he wouldn’t have to go to Vietnam to serve his country and possibly die as a hero. A total coward. No hero! Also note the Vietnam War was over by then and he was too young to serve in Vietnam. He falsifies his valor and honor which to start he never had any by his own admission based on past rants he seemed to forget about posting. No honor or valor just like that libtard John Kerry. Obviously anti war.

          Also you need to get out of your narrow minded bubble. You think all conservatives are white and missing teeth crackers which is clearly misplaced and delusional. I for one am a man of color not technically white-Caucasian. My wife is Hispanic from El Paso. Her parents were from Aguas Calientes Mexico. Immigrated here legally. We have been married 34 years. She would not even look at a loser like you or let alone give you the time of day. I bet you are not married or who ever it was left you along time ago.

          You must need glasses. The El Paso Walmart shooter is clearly a man of color like you. Most likely Hispanic. Yearbook pictures have surfaced showing Patrick Crusius and his twin sister Emily. Neither one of them look white even if you use your imagination. His twin sister is a very pretty woman of color. She looks very Latina/Hispanic. So much for your white supremacist narrative. Plus he was radicalized way before Trump came to power so you can’t blame President Trump but you will due to your TDS. He was a leftist progressive socialist. Obviously you didn’t read his manifesto. Duh!

          My sons could care less about losers like you Alberto. No bearing in their very successful lives. You should spit on yourself and your loser family members. If you have any offspring they are probably bastard and penniless like you. I am very proud of my sons. One is a Major in the U.S. Army and the other a Master Sergeant E7 in the U.S. Air Force. Fully decorated like me. Will stay in, serve their country with honor and retire with meritorious service and well over 20 years just like me. One thing for sure is that your uneducated and rabid words will never tarnish h my good name and family. In other words what you say doesn’t mean squat to us. We are laughing all the way to the bank.

          In closing obviously you need to get a real life before it is too late…..but oh wait it is too late for you. Mr. Loser Nobody.

          BTW – What’s in your wallet? NADA!

          • STOMP OUT GOP WHITE SUPREMACY!

            You are in no way superior to me Fero! and I’m seriously thinking about contacting the Fort Bliss Provost Marshal!!
            BTW your medals all stink I don’t see any good Conduct medals.
            And your bronze star is no different than my NAVY Expeditionary Medal. and I also have a Good Conduct Medal, 2 Battle E Awards and 4 Sea Service ribbons.
            And I did try to join the Army reserve back in late 73, I tested and passed. But I couldn’t go, I was still in high school. The instructor asked me to come back after I finish school.
            I also registered for the draft in 1974, and congress abolished the draft a month later.
            And you are wrong about the Walmart shooter,he is as white as you are Fero just like a saltine cracker.
            You are a racist asshole! you tried to get me to go on base so you could ambush me.
            You are a total nobody,you depend on military handouts and free stuff from the good will industries.
            And who gives a shit about what your two sons Heckle and Jeckle think or say.
            Where did you find them?
            No I only spit on assholes like you and your cartoon sons.
            You are a farce, maybe just a rental cop at Bliss or a part time Johnny Mop toilet cleaner.
            You Suck dude, and why are you laughing all the way to the bank? Are you going to rob it?
            What’s in my wallet? about $250 dollars! haven’t gone to the ATM today.
            What’s in your pockets fero? Other than Sand and lint and a couple of torn holes. maybe a few small pieces of old Crack! and glass from your broken crack pipe besides a used condom.

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