Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Justice

Justice has been served, right?  The FIFA's executive team has been arrested for corruption, fraud and bribery in the administration of that Soccer Athletic scam.  I am sure some of them will go to prison and be fined.  They will pay.  They have committed a great crime that may have netted them 150 million dollars!

Now think of the bankers who ripped off poor working people through fraud and corruption.  Not one of them were personally fined or put in jail.  This recent story appeared for a couple of days in the media.  I am pretty sure the FIFA story will be around for months.  The soccer guys get a perp walk in front of the cameras and the bankers get in their jets for vacations.

There are a lot of people calling for justice in the shooting murder of that Rio Rancho police officer, and in many strange ways on the Albuquerque Journal comment page.  If you want some frightening and revealing reading on the subject of racism in our community,  just visit that page.

And finally,  justice has been served properly in Santa Fe after that ridiculous arrest of a school teacher for throwing some paperback books at unruly students.  The Santa Fe Mayor blew it when he supported those charges.  The DA there said there was no case and I think most reasonable people would agree.

18 comments:

New Mexican said...

I went to the "comments" page and did not see anything today. Where exactly is this.

Anonymous said...

Justice, sort of. Survey by city council member shows over all lack of confidence in Mayor and his Minions!!! No not lack of retention bonuses, lack of QUALIFIED Leadership. Mayor the police force is tired of you and yours. No matter how you send Gilbert out to spin the results , they can't stand you. I'd say this too is justice, Jim.

Jim Baca said...

scroll to bottom
http://www.abqjournal.com/590082/news/suspect-arrested-after-rio-rancho-officer-killed.html

Dan said...

Jim,

You kept up about this story (Lusian) so I am going to ask you this. KRQE said that for months APD Command denied there was any video. Then when KRQE sues (under the IPRA statute) APD releases the video.

Violating the IPRA statute is a $100 per day fine from the city. That is you and me. Why should we have to pay? Why isn't Richard Berry opening an investigation into who at APD lied to KRQE and tried to cover up public records? Why doesn't that person have to pay the fine? Why doesn't that person get discipline? This is all about trust and right now no one in the city trusts APD or Richard Berry.

Just like the lie Rob Perry told the public a month ago that the city was going to investigate and hold accountable those who violated the law with the Taser pay to play scheme. A month later and not a single person at the City or at APD know of any investigation. Did Rob Perry lie?

Dan

New Mexican said...

Mr. Baca, The "racism" displayed here is minuscule in comparison to the racism folks now feel free to display as regards the President. This type of open hatred is now a daily occurrence, even on the newscast and the newspapers. it is everywhere, veiled a bit, but not so much I can't make it out.

Jim Baca said...

Of course you are correct New Mexican. But I point this out because we often say NM is a place where everyone gets along because it is multicultural. But racism occurs here just like everywhere else. We will probably have another 100 years of it until the majority of humans are brown from intermarriage. Wish I were alive to see it then.

Anonymous said...

Your intuition on the cover-up of the policedog shooter was verification of just how corrupt they can be.Thankfully truth leaks out and can't be suppressed long.
Now the crucial focus must be on how the Rio Rancho police shooter was "allowed" to pillage through the cpommunity-why he got such a lax deal for murder years ago, and why, despite all his documented criminal activity, he wasn't locked up. Which DA enabled this, and which gang is he with?

Bubba Muntzer said...

I would have like to have seen those comments, but some days ago I started seeing no comments sections at the bottom of my Journal articles. It's still that way. I can go to the Journal's Facebook page and see some of the comments, probably those where the commenter has allowed the comment to be cross posted to Facebook, I suppose.

I wonder if I'm blocked from commenting. Who knows. The interweb can do strange things. Plus there's the NSA. Hackers. NSA hackers. Sun spots.

Anonymous said...

I'm more upset that New Mexico and Albuquerque has a drug problem along with a gang problem and nobody cares. The man that shot the cop in Rio Rancho was high on meth, which is not a very nice drug and will make a person act like a crazy person. Why isn't anybody talking about the meth and heroin problem in New Mexico or the gangs that have been in Albuquerque for a long time. I've worked with young people, since the 1980s and the drug problem, gang problem along with child abuse has been around but nothing has been done. These problems affects children of all races and social economic status. This has been going in Albuquerque since the 1960s and people are more concerned about e-cigarettes while children can easily get hard drugs in school. A lot of those students are not vaping nicotine in the e-cigarettes they are using them for marijuana which I would rather have them do than cocaine, meth, alcohol or heroin. how many young people has New Mexico lost to gangs? Being in a gang is more likely to lead to prison or death.
Instead of getting angry about some asinine comments on the Journal's web site you should get angry about what is happening to the youth of Albuquerque.
I suggest that you check out "Dreamland The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic"
By Sam Quinones

Jim Baca said...

I didn't realize I wasn't angry about gangs. As for drugs, this war we have on them sure hasn't worked over the last 50 years. I remember reporting on heroin abuse as a young reporter. Nixon declared a war on drugs and things only got worse. It gave the gangs a place to make real money.

New Mexican said...

@ Mr. Baca above and the post before that. A place to discuss drug abuse in New Mexico rationally would be a good idea. It is a pox on everyone and solutions seem to be non existent. the damage drugs do to families is horrible........

Anonymous said...

Yes,the drug-trade/addiction/crime/gang connections form the matrix which supports the highest overdosed, high gang members per capita,etc. Tragically, this situation is enabled by all the law agencies here. The flow of money and drugs on I-25 and I-40 is flood level and could be reduced, so why hasn't it. Why has the influx of gangs increased? Why is NM the only state with a 6 year limit for 2nd degree murder?
Why do DA's and judges give lax sentences?
Public awareness is crucial to turn this tide.

Anonymous said...

Not sure that I perceived the same level of racism as you did in reading the comments. Just a few moronic comments as usual whenever a big story hits. Very sad to see this officer gunned down. I am not a death penalty supporter, but this guy needs to never see the light of day.

Anonymous said...

Blame the DA, Blame the Judges. How about you look in the mirror and blame yourself! We elect these people. If you feel this strongly why didn't any of you show up at the last election? So point your fingers at others so you feel good about yourself, but in the end we are to blame. We are too lazy to vote and to take an interest in our own government. All we do it bitch and moan.

Anonymous said...

Alcohol causes more death and family destruction that the illegal use of drugs. Prohibition only made it worse. Why not legalize everything and use the money saved from prisons for rehab? If people want to abuse alcohol and drugs they are going to, that is part of the human experience. We don't need to fill our prisons with those folks but we do need to provide rehab if they want it.

Anonymous said...

the guy who wants to blame people sounds like Pete Dinelli

Anonymous said...

The last election was the State elections for Federal and State offices. I had nothing to do with the post blaming people who did not vote, so please leave me out of your discussions. Have a nice day.
Pete Dinelli

Anonymous said...

Dinelli was right all along.