On Friday the public learned about the attempted abduction of a six year old little girl. Fortunately, the mother of the child learned of the abduction almost immediately and began a search. Her diligent efforts paid off! Her child was returned safely and the offender turned himself into police.
Here is where the public received shocking news; approximately a week prior, a four year old girl was abducted (kidnapped) and molested about thirty feet away from where the six year old girl was abducted. Here is the big question; why didn’t the police immediately notify the community about the abduction and molestation? It is the duty (responsibility) of Mayor Berry and Chief Schultz to protect, serve and defend the citizens of Albuquerque. This includes notifying the public about a pedophile who has kidnapped and violated the innocents of a four old little girl. Is this a racial bias or prejudice with Berry and Shultz? Or is it a social economic bias? The St. Anthony Apartments is a primarily low-income housing of Hispanic minorities.
According to KRQE News, “Police took a report on Monica Aragon's daughter's abduction and molestation on May 9th but didn’t officially notify the neighborhood or the public.” (READ IT HERE) Can you hear the double talk in this statement? What do they mean they “didn’t officially notify the neighbors or the public?” They did NOT notify ANYONE! This is called nonfeasance of duty. This was a reckless act of negligence and Berry and Schultz must be held accountable; no excuses, no double talk.
The child’s mother of the four year old stated, she got the impression the Albuquerque Police Department wasn’t taking her seriously. APD Sergeant Peterson stated they didn't release information on the first abduction because they had very limited information. Let’s see if this is true: A four year old child was kidnapped and molested. This wasn’t enough information to notify the complex and/or the community that a pedophile had struck? Here is another lie from APD.
According to Peterson, “So the two can't really be held to the same standard…” Let’s see if this is true by comparison: First case, a pedophile abducts and molests a four year old little girl and APD says nothing about it. Second case, a pedophile kidnaps a six year old little girl and releases her before he has a chance to abuse her because her mother got involved. Here is another lie from APD.
According to APD, if you see a police car in the immediate area you are to assume that a six year old child has been abducted and molested. Does this sound ridiculous? Here is the statement from APD “Police say they also didn't send out an official alert after the first abduction because neighbors in the immediate area saw the police scene and knew what happened.” Lies, lies, lies and more lies…
According to a story on KOAT Channel 7 (READ IT HERE), Albuquerque police told Target 7 they hadn't alerted the media or the public of the prior week's incident because they didn't have enough concrete evidence yet and no eyewitnesses besides the victim herself. Since when does APD operate on “concrete evidence” only? Providing needed information to the public has to be concrete now? Here is another lie.
The Eye on Albuquerque ran a story about a mother who beat her child to death (READ IT HERE) and we placed Berry and Schultz on notice:
[For every child that is injured or killed and nothing is done about it by the mayor and/or the chief; we find they are just as guilty of hurting that child as are the offender. We desperately need a new mayor and chief who will serve the people and not be self-serving.]
Here we are now; another two children traumatized and now damaged for life. The first child’s situation may not have been preventable but the second child’s situation was completely preventable! By failing to protect the community and withholding information from the public is by proxy showing support for this pedophile. Mayor Berry and Chief Schultz; you are both at fault and need to be held accountable for your lack of leadership and accountability. This is another disgrace and black eye for the City as a whole, because Berry’s and Schultz’s failed leadership.
It is time for a positive change; a new responsible and capable leadership. Facts DO NOT LIE. Vote your conscience on October 8th, 2013.