The Eye told you this bogus case was going, you guessed it; nowhere. According to the Journal (read it here), “Rape charges against former top criminal judge Albert S. “Pat” Murdoch are being dropped for now, but police say they expect to refile them along with new charges, unrelated to the original case.” Realistically, the only “thing” police can expect is a huge lawsuit for filing a ridiculous case against a prominent district judge after a shoddy “two day” investigation.
The Santa-Fe District Attorney’s Office apparently doesn’t want to embarrass our local cops for a bungled investigation. The Santa-Fe DA is wise to dump this case and wash their hand of anything having to do with it. A rookie DA would see this case is garbage, little alone a seasoned DA.
If the police are relying on any evidence gathered after the initial bungled investigation, they can forget it. Murdoch’s dream team of attorneys will have that evidence suppressed easily.
According to the Journal, “Attorney Nancy Hollander said she welcomed the dismissal because Murdoch ‘should never have been charged in the first place.’” Hollander continued to state, “I still believe my client is a victim and he will be fully vindicated.”
Everyone should like this comment by the police, “Albuquerque police would not confirm the nature of possible new charges, citing the ongoing investigation.” What happen to the “two-day” investigation? The police can do a shoddy “two-day” investigation, arrest a prominent judge, and paste his face all over the media; but, they can’t comment now on possible new charges. This is laughable if it was not for the fact that a judge’s career has been ruined.
Interesting how APD’s Doug West, stated, “However, APD Commander Doug West, who oversees the Vice unit, said they were not related to the rape case and surfaced when detectives scoured through hundreds of phone and computer records.” It is looking more and more like West and crew are trying to drum up some new charges in an attempt to save their behinds. This type of activity will only cost the City more money in liability.
The story continues and with West’s statement, “Detectives are still examining records, which is the reason the charges are being temporarily dropped.” With so much material still left to review, police and prosecutors would likely not meet the 60-day deadline to prosecute after arrest,” West said. Oh really, once again, what happened to the “two-day” investigation to arrest a prominent judge right off the bench?
The bottom line will come when the police finally discuss the root of the problem and the real criminal; the whore who repeatedly and voluntarily went to Murdoch’s house to be paid $200.00 per visit. The article states, “Police were also investigating that woman for possible extortion, because she had apparently been trying to sell the video on the street…”
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This is right from the dictionary and seems to describe Albuquerque, Berry and Schultz. Fascism (f ash ,izem) noun An authoritarian right wing system of government and/or social organization. (in general use) extreme right wing, authoritarian, chauvinistic and/or intolerant views or practices. Fascism tends to include a belief in the supremacy of one group over another, national, ethnic, especially social strata or monetarily; a contempt for democracy, an insistence on obedience to a powerful leader, and a strong demagogic approach. Compliments of one of our Eyes