Recently our Eyes told us about the problem with rape kits not being processed at A.P.D. Seems there are 1,300 rape kits; a shocking number in itself. Out of the 1,300 kits 300 have been processed and 1000 still need be processed. Here is an even bigger problem; the statute of limitations is running and on some cases it has already run. Results: it’s too late to prosecute.
So now the excuses start, we don't have enough people to do the work, some of the victims decided they did not want to go forward and we don't have the money. Let’s take these excuses one by one.
Here is a clue for you brain trusts at A.P.D. Brass, HIRE SOME PEOPLE TO GET THE WORK DONE.
Let’s be generous, if there were 100 people that decided not to go forward that still leaves 900 victims being further victimized by A.P.D.
Last but not least the lack of funds. Many of you may not know that The City is self-insured, that means all the tens of millions of dollars in lawsuit settlements come right from your pocket and city services are cut to compensate for the loses.
Now we are sure at The Eye, if it was a politician’s family member or relative the rape kit would be processed before the end of the day. But who cares we are sure the victims are nobody's just like the rest of us. We all remember the brave young mother, Millisa Torrez, who watched as David Hernandez snatched her little girl off the street. Mrs. Torrez chased Hernandez in her vehicle crashing her vehicle into his to save her daughter. What happens next, charges are dropped by the District Attorney Office and A.P.D. STARTED POINTING FINGERS AT ONE ANOTHER. Here is the end result; Mrs. Hernandez and her daughter become victimized by the system. The shame of it all is Mrs. Torrez and her daughters are nobody's right? What do you think would have happened if a politician’s daughter would have been snatched off the street? You see, the politicians want us to forget and go away; after all we are nobody's.
Here is a suggestion for the Brain Trusts in charge in the City. Give up half your fat salary and get the job done. We know you have plenty of cash; we, know you Mayor just purchased a home in Red River. How many of you nobody's can have two homes. How many of us don't even have one? WE MUST NEVER FORGET THE NOBODY’S! For it is the NOBODY’S that pay the bills for the City, County and the State.
We have said it here since the start of the Eye On Albuquerque; We the People, For the people and By the people. Seem pretty simply…