As violent crime continues in the Albuquerque area, we get the news that there is a shortage of officers on the street. What kind of planning is this? Police Union President Stephanie Lopez told KOB TV News that because of the shortage of officers, the Albuquerque Police Department has become a reactionary force. Citizens must ask the question of City officials, including the Mayor, How and why this happened and what are you going to do about it with violent crime running rampant in the City. Next door to Albuquerque, Rio Rancho police have their own violent crime, They have arrested three people in connection with the shooting death of a homicide victim whose body was found on a busy highway. Rio Rancho Police say 23 year old Andrew Anderson died this past Saturday during a roadside fight on NM 528. Crime is out of control in the Albuquerque area and in the state of New Mexico. When will officials address this issue? I know this is not a popular issue to discuss with Chamber of Commerce and Tourism folks and those running for office, many officials in New Mexico are hiding from this issue, but the facts are the facts, crime is out of control in New Mexico. You cannot dress up a pig.
I must remind you that Homeland Security has been called into the state to deal with the serious gang problem and the FBI has been called into the state to deal with possible corruption among officials serving in our communities throughout the state. If this does not set off an alarm in every home in New Mexico as to the seriousness of crime in this state, I don’t know what will!
Read more from FGGAM on Violent crime in Albuquerque: https://fggam.org/violent-crime-continues-in-albuquerque/
Read KOB TV’s Report on Police Officer Shortage in Albuquerque: https://www.kob.com/article/stories/S3263346.shtml?cat=500#.UsLNa_RDuSo