If people know of one for APD Detective Jacob Grant Please let us know for his injuries injuries caused by the careless conduct of APD Lt. Greg Brachle.
Do you watch the local news? We at the EYE ask this question because if you do you will surely realize that CRIME in Albuquerque is out of control and that the Police can't protect you. In fact you might be expected to act as the police.
A few examples as reported by local media, KRQE reports a police dispatcher tells the victim of a car theft in which her stove top was contained in her car that was stolen. After seeing the stove top for sale on the internet, the dispatcher to her to play detective and act as if she is interested in purchasing the stove top. Wait she should put herself in danger ? Do we have a Police Department ?
Sonic Restaurant , Montgomery at Eubank street racers getting in fights and raising hell to the point where surrounding businesses are in fear for the safety of their customers and employees. These businesses had to go to the extreme of building fences to keep the hell raisers out.
Adams at Zuni , three people run down by a hit and run driver and sent to the hospital in critical condition.
Central at Tramway, one person run down by a hit and run driver and sent to the hospital in critical condition. KOAT reports that violent crime is up 15% in Albuquerque. KOB reports that women are the victims of robberies while sitting in their cars at shopping centers. Bodies are being found across the city, in driveways, along the roadside, in vacant lots, and in allies, almost on a daily bases.
Even the bike paths are not safe. The city has even had signs put up on the bike paths from 12th Street to Rio Grande along I-40: RIDE AT YOUR OWN RISK.
Barbara Taylor, city spoke person tried to spin it saying similar signs have been put up in other cities and showed examples. No other sign said ride at your own risk. Well Barbara this is not other cities, this is our city. By the way, our brand new sign was covered in graffiti. What is next ? Are we going to give up parts of the City to the criminals? Looks like we already have.
Here is the TRUTH, The Police can not protect you , all they can do is respond and pick up the pieces. You must protect yourself. Mayor Berry lies about staffing problems but we will look at that in another story. If you didn't vote you are partly to blame. Things will never change until we nobody's force a change by using the power of the vote. It has gotten to the point that signs need to be erected along I40 and I 25 stating:
"WELCOME TO ALBUQUERQUE! ENTER AT YOUR OWN RISK!!!"