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This bill would protect citizens and law enforcement officers from the massive payouts that taxpayers are giving crooks and thieves who are hurt or injured by police officers who are doing their job,” Martinez said.
SANTA FE – A years-old debate over use of force by police could resurface in the coming 30-day legislative session, as Gov. Susana Martinez plans to push legislation that would grant legal immunity to New Mexico law enforcement officers for actions in the line of duty.
originally posted by: notsure1
She does not think police should have to worry about being sued because it might keep them from doing their job right.
However, critics describe the legislation as misguided and possibly unconstitutional, while citing a recent federal investigation that found Albuquerque police had a pattern of excessive force. That led to a settlement agreement between the city and the U.S. Department of Justice.
In recent years, numerous lawsuits have been filed against New Mexico law enforcement officers, and some of the suits have led to hefty settlement agreements.
However, Martinez, who is entering her final regular session of the Legislature as governor, suggested that legislation granting legal immunity to law enforcement officers would protect not just the officers but taxpayers, too.
“This bill would protect citizens and law enforcement officers from the massive payouts that taxpayers are giving crooks and thieves who are hurt or injured by police officers who are doing their job,” Martinez said.
originally posted by: ManFromEurope
a reply to: notsure1
And as I do not care about replies along "you should look at your militant immigrants first!", because I live here and there is a huge difference between what your favorite media tells you and reality, everyone can spare me that, thank you.
eanwhile, the governor said the immunity bill, which had not yet been filed as of Tuesday, would not shield officers who intentionally disregard internal law enforcement policies and training.
originally posted by: galaga
I have lived in New Mexico all my life. I was born in Albuquerque. I live in Albuquerque. And everyone that lives here will tell you the truth. I'm going to tell you the truth. New Mexico is a sh!thole. Albuquerque is the absolute worst. Do not stay overnight here, you most likely will be robbed. Don't drive through here. You will be pulled over. It's not because you are black, it's not because you are white, it's not because you are brown. It's just because. It's because you may have a nice car. The police here are not known to be racist. They shoot all colors and all ages. I'm not lying. Look it up. The police are never convicted. Never. Not even when they kill their own. Look it up. We have the lowest standards in education. We are in the top 5 in everything bad. Look it up. You want to od? Come here to New Mexico. You want to get killed by a drunk driver? Come to New Mexico. You want to get hit by a train? Come to New Mexico. You want to die violently? Come to New Mexico.
You want to die riding in a hot air balloon? Come to New Mexico.
This is the truth.
originally posted by: worldstarcountry
a reply to: galaga
Been there and done that. If you have been a victim of anything you speak of, it is likely due to you being a passive agressive who wears "walk all over me" on your face and demeanor.
None of what you say is true. Never been robbed or died on the hot air balloons. The state is beautiful, one of the most in all of the US in fact. I stay in ABQ for weeks at a time every other year. I got a big family, and my wife's relatives have a big family. We frequently enjoy the sites of the city and the state when we visit with zero, I repeat ZERO incidents, conflicts, or problems of any kind.
Do not exaggerate your personal experiences from a lack of having a spine as an indication of the general state of affairs there.