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Feb 28, 2008

Torraco Enters DA Race


We've been critical recently of the actions of DA Kari Brandenburg. It seems that her prosecutorial motis operendi is to grab the low hanging fruit, prosecute those protecting their families, and plea bargaining for convenience despite pledges to the contrary.

We were glad to hear that Tuesday Lisa Torraco announced her intention to challenge DA Brandenburg in the upcoming race for District Attorney of the 2nd Judicial District. It's time to have a District Attorney who will work with law enforcement and prosecute crime.

Welcome to the race Ms. Torraco. We've posted her campaign announcement below.

TORRACO SEEKS OFFICE OF DISTRICT ATTORNEY

It's time for strong leadership in the District Attorney's Office.

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – Lisa Torraco today announced her candidacy for the office of Bernalillo County District Attorney.

"I can not in good conscience stand by and watch as our legal system continues to fail those it is designed to protect and prosecute those whose greatest crime is protecting their families and property from criminal predators," Torraco stated during a press conference on the steps of the District Court.

At a recent Crime Convention Conference sponsored by the Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce, it was noted that everyday 17 houses are broken into and every 95 minutes a car is stolen.

"Crime is an ever increasing problem in our city," added Torraco. "Yet, the District Attorney's office is focusing their efforts on sending message to law abiding citizens that it is not okay to protect their families by throwing a decorated Marine behind bars for protecting his family from being burglarized by a twice convicted felon.

"The DA zealously pursues cases against law abiding citizens and dismisses others against repeat offendors – there seems to be no rhyme or reason." Torraco adds "The police are doing their jobs, we deserve a District Attorney that does hers.

"I am stepping up to the plate to do the job that needs to be done. I live here, I'm raising my children here, and I will fight to throw criminals, not heroes behind bars."

Lisa Torraco is a 1991 graduate of University of New Mexico School of Law. Upon graduation Torraco worked as an assistant district attorney for the Second Judicial District. In 1993, she worked for the Santa Fe District Attorney's office where she was appointed to lead the Child Abuse Division for Santa Fe, Rio Arriba and Los Alamos Counties. A career prosecutor, Lisa Torraco has prosecuted all levels of felony and misdemeanor cases and was awarded "New Prosecutor of the Year" in 1993.

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

SHe sounds like a good candidate on paper but I wonder why career prosecutors from this district aren't running yet?

Anonymous said...

Good for you Mrs. Torraco We will support you to the end. It will be a good day for Law Enforcement in Bernalillo County when you win.

Anonymous said...

Its about time someone is taking on "big bucks Brandenberg". Those who work in the criminal justice arena have been critical of Brandenberg's lack of leadership and lackluster performance during her tenure in office. Despite her campaign promises Brandenberg has changed nothing in her office from that of her predecessor whom she publically criticized. The rates of successful prosecutions of domestic violences cases in her office are shameful and all Brandenberg is apparently capable of doing is passing the buck.

Anonymous said...

So, Torraco is "stepping up to the plate to do the job that needs to be done", huh? Don't be so gullible, Albuquerque. Note that she led the DA's Child Abuse Division for Santa Fe, Rio Arriba and Los Alamos counties. Did she step up to the plate in that job? If so, then why are two of those counties ones in which child abuse, both sexual and physical, runs rampant and largely unchecked by law enforcement, especially the DA's office? Lisa didn't put a dent in it - just went with the flow as far as I can tell from examining cases, particularly in Rio Arriba county. Running against Brandenberg and saying some nice words to the public does not make Torraco tough on crime. Examine her record!! Isn't there a sincere person out there that is qualified and willing to step up to the plate?

Anonymous said...

Would Ms Torraco be a better DA than our current one? Hard to imagine how she could be worse! After listening to the Q&A of Ms Brandenburg on the Villanucci show the other day, I'm convinced that she is the most clueless lawyer since the movie of the same name. Perhaps it was a dramatized documentary!

Anonymous said...

A good source for identifying the contributors to any candidate is www.followthemoney.org. Look up Bill Bill, Smarty Marty, Pathetic Kari, etc....

Anonymous said...

Six of one, half-dozen of the other. There's not much difference far as I can tell. She's just another politican. Christ, "new prosecutor of the Year 1993" are you joking! No wonder this state is screwed.

Anonymous said...

"Good for you Mrs. Torraco We will support you to the end. It will be a good day for Law Enforcement in Bernalillo County when you win".

Are you friggin' serious??? Just because she flaps her gums about how she'd not prosecute a decorated marine protecting his family? She's so obviously blatantly pandering to the media! Faced with prosecuting this case she would have done the SAME EXACT THING that B'berg did. How can she do anything else in good conscious as a prosecutor? The law says you cannot use deadly force unless someone is stealing or threatening you ON YOUR PROPERTY.

Can't you all see that she's making political HAY just like everyone else in this corrupt state. She's not the saviour of law enforcement that we think she is.

Please, please people THINK!! THINK!! It's all politically motivated statements to get elected and nothing else. She & Kari are problably tennis buddies.

Anonymous said...

I think Lisa Torraco has a great outlook and reasoning as to why she is running for office. She stated she cannot stand by and watch our legal system fail as the crooks continue to get away with crime. She has been in private practice since she left the DA's office and probably saw firsthand how pathetic our legal system is and how easy it is to defeat our prosecution. Lets get some moderate / conservative DA to run the show. Not a politician. Lisa, you have my support.

Anonymous said...

Lisa would be a great DA.,, she is GREAT at sellling herself and lying and deceiting.. FITS right in with our politicians. FYI, she when she went into private practice she went from an honorable D.A. to slime in less than a week. Part of her problem is attaching herself to Mescall. Anyone who has been involved with her cases knows exactly what I am talking about.

Anonymous said...

What other choices are there?

Anonymous said...

What about Stan Harada?

Anonymous said...

Lisa Torraco has become the slimiest defense attorney to come down the pike in a long time. Her election would clear out the DA's office faster than a bomb threat.

Anonymous said...

I really didnt know much about her so I went to a career prosecutor and asked point blank about her -- the answer "I wouldnt work for her." Now it is hard as hell to find career prosecutors who stay in that office for 20+ years-- if that is their take on Lisa we have a problem/

Anonymous said...

Anybody with half a brain would clear out half of the DA's office. Da's take it upon themselves to prosecute the dumbest of crimes; then claim its against their policy to do anything else. The cases that they should concentrate on get dismissed due to their own stupidity. Maybe it will take a defense atty to clear their crap up.

Anonymous said...

Sadly enough career prosecutors get tunnel vision and chose not to look at all the facts - they just charge full speed ahead and damn the torpedos. What happened to looking at all the facts before making a judgment????

Anonymous said...

Where on any website does it state how she defends Slim that prey on innocent children?

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