Heh told the crowd of around 400 plus people that he had proof to back his claim that crime was indeed up and at the end of the forum, Heh's staffers passed out a printout of the FBI stats from the FBI and stats from the UCR (Uniformed Crime Report) from APD. This documentation clearly showed CRIME IS UP!
Heh also asked the crowd to vote for the best person for the job and avoid the prejudices of voting for a person based on party affiliation.
Heh stated after the forum, "I am not afraid to call it like it is. I represent change and reform; my plan will fix the problems that are ruining Albuquerque."
Here is where it gets interesting. Channel 13 News reported (READ IT HERE) Heh used an "explicative" which was their "big story." What is funny, 13 News also reported that according to the FBI stats Heh was 100% correct; crime is up BUT if you take into account population growth; crime is actually down. That rubbish has to of come directly from Berry. According to Berry's statement, crime was down based on the FBI stats. Was Berry lying when he said that or is he lying now that the spin has been placed on the story after Berry was caught lying?
Population growth? Here is a story from Channel 4 News (CLICK HERE). the story start sout by stating, "Not only does Albuquerque lead the nation in losing jobs, it's also one of the leaders when it comes to losing people, as in people moving away. It's a double whammy haunting the state's deeply troubled economy." Now, how is it that Berry and Channel 13 News used "population growth" to legitimize Berry's claim? And if population growth was a legitimate factor, the FBI would have placed that adjustment into the final numbers to reflect the true crime rate.
Now we have a mayor who is a liar and the media backing his lies. Below is a media release from Heh on this issue and a graph from the FBI stats.
The last picture on this post says it all.
You may click on either document to have a full screen view.