HIDALGO COUNTY, TEXAS — PJ Media has obtained exclusive hidden camera video that shows a county crime analyst admitting that the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office fakes its crime statistics. The fake stats tell a story that ends up benefiting the local agencies that clamor for federal law enforcement grants, while helping Washington sell its story that the border is safer than it really is.
Part One: Exclusive Videos Show How One Texas County Fakes Crime Statistics to Make the Border Look Safe
Watch the PJTV version of Part One here.
Part Two: Video Confessions of a Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Deputy
Deputy: They cook the stats, from minor crimes, to big crimes.
Interviewer: What do you mean, cook stats? They change the description of crime?
Deputy: They find a way to justify it, to downgrade it.
Interviewer: So in your experience, the sheriff’s office looks for ways to downgrade the crimes, to change the statistics so that there’s credibility, supposed credibility, in proclaiming that particular crimes are down. Kidnappings, car thefts…
Interviewer:…aggravated assault, aggravated robberies, serious crimes.
Interviewer: They’re downgraded to less serious crimes so that, our borders look safer?
Watch the PJTV version of Part Two here.
Part Three: Murder in Reynosa