From Frank Haley of KDAZ Radio: Albuquerque Police Data shows that a car is stolen in the city every hour and 41 minutes. In just the last month 500 cars were stolen in Albuquerque.
I have become very sadden by the increase in violent crime in Albuqerque. When we were in Estes Park, Colorado last week, it was mentioned to me how violent Albuquerque has become. Bad news travels fast. This morning as I went out to the driveway to pick up my Albuqerque Journal, the front page headline is: ABQ CAR THIEVES IN HIGH GEAR, CITY GRABS NO.2 SPOT IN VEHICLE THEFTS IN U.S….. We have a friend, Franchesca Stevens, whose car has been stolen 3 times this year in Albuquerque, once from the Craker Barrel resturant, I-25, parking lot, Savers parking lot, and from her own driveway. She had to wait 48 hours one time to file a report with APD because they are so swamped and understaffed. Each time her car was filled with stuff that drug addicts use. One time it had stolen mail in it! Too many peope who stop overnight in Albuquerque, sadly wake up in the morning to find that their car and or trailer have been stolen. So many people in Albuquerque live in a “desperate state of mind” A depraved mind disease, read Romans 1:28, is rampant in Albuquerque. The natural mind inevitably becomes enslaved to other matters. The natural mind thinks from a humanistic, sin debased viewpoint. “Furthermore, since they did not think it worthwile to retain the knowledge of God, He gave them over to a depraved mind, to do what ought not to be done. They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, arrogant and boastful: they invent ways of doing evil: they disobey their parents; they are senseless, faithless, heartless, ruthless” Romans 1:28-31. Jesus Christ is the only answer here. The person who sets aside wordly ways and turns to Jesus Christ can know forgiveness and joy! Amen! The renewed mind is obedient to Jesus. It thinks from Christ’s viewpoint, as the Holy Spirit directs. No politican can fix this problem, only Jesus. Here is the scoop on car thefts: ABQ JOURNAL STORY