posted on Nov, 18 2013 @ 11:26 AM
Oh boy.....another example of going overboard with the New Mexico state police.
I live on the Texas / New Mexico state line, so I am often in New Mexico. Texas cops are bad enough, but for some reason, they're just a bit worse
in NM. I'm very careful with speeding in that state, because the speed limits are lower, and the cops are parked around every hill and desert bush,
waiting to give you a ticket in order to generate the revenue that very financially poor state needs in order to survive.
Having said that.....It is obvious that this mother was terrified of getting busted for having paraphernalia in her vehicle. Had she been cool,
admitted that she was speeding, and let the initial officer do his thing, this wouldn't have escalated. She screwed the pooch on this one and in her
panic ran away. Stupid move, knowing how crazy cops are these days. The cops in NM basically want to generate revenue by giving out tickets, that's
why they're there.
They have no clue how to react to escalating situations except by violence. This is the sick, sad truth of the matter. They're not the sharpest
crayons in the box, and have a plethora of weapons at their disposal, combined with a chip on their shoulders.
This particular situation was an unfortunate set of circumstances which collided to make a very sad situation. The mother was an idiot, the son was a
fool, and the cops were ridiculous idiots who became enraged because they weren't being obeyed. New Mexico state police have a big PR problem on
their hands currently, and this only makes it worse. Both sides are wrong and guilty in this situation.