‘No one cares till someone dies’: El Paso activists long feared their city was at risk

Organizers were aware of racist threat, saying the attacker was ‘not the first white man with guns to terrorize us’

“He’s not the first white man to come in from out of town with guns to terrorize us.”

One week after what is believed to be the deadliest attack against Latinos in recent US history, the El Paso activist Ana Tiffany Deveze sat in Casa Carmelita, a community center and collective for grassroots organizing, talking about the 21-year-old shooter who confessed to police that he’d driven 650 miles across Texas specifically to target “Mexicans”.

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