Lawyers and judges from four different countries in Eastern Europe are in Brownsville. They’re learning the ins and outs of how American law enforcement and judicial systems work. Brownsville Mayor Tony Martinez, introduced the international guests to the city hall offices, the police department and gave them a tour of the border.
According to Mayor Martinez, the judges and lawyers, don’t operate in a democratic system. They’re learning how city, state and federal agencies work together to stop drug trafficking. But Mayor Martinez has a lasting piece of advice to the international guests.
He states, “If you can avoid corruption, or keep it to a minimum that’s the only way you’re going to get ahead.”
The advice is geared toward having a checks and balance system when it comes to public policy. The guests have been in the Rio Grande Valley and are expected to head back to their respective countries later this week.