According to KOB 4, the mother was going to a mandatory drug test and left the baby with the father. The father stated he did not remember anything and that he has used “heroin” before. Anyone wonder why the mother had to go for a “mandatory drug test?”
Two hours later the mother found the baby in the car. The baby was blue and barely breathing.
Now let’s discuss the truth of the matter. Let’s start with the police statement to 4, “A tragedy like this is entirely preventable police say, but requires parents to check and re-check their car to make sure they have not left anything or anyone behind.” We can see from reading this statement that not only are the offenders using drugs but the person from the “police department” must also be using illicit drugs. The preventable part of this tragedy is the parents should not be using drugs. People who do not use drugs do not need to go for mandatory drug tests. The police spokesperson is trying to wash this situation down like it was a big mistake; make no mistake about it, they are druggies!
We here at the Eye On Albuquerque have said this before and we will keep saying it till these types of tragedies stop. Mayor Berry and Chief Schultz are as guilty, if not more guilty, for the damage to this child. This mayor and chief have done nothing to save these children. Berry ordered Schultz to start a property crime unit and enlarge it. Property crime is only a symptom of the massive drug problem that plagues our city. Is this what Berry means when he states, “Common Sense Leadership for Albuquerque?” Allowing innocent children to get hurt and in some cases die is considered “Common Sense Leadership?” Or is "Common Sense Leadership" when you publically state your retiring but stay in hopes that by some slim chance Berry wins and you get to stay and finish the job of ruining a once great police department? You decide.
The only Mayoral Candidate that has offered a plan to stop this type of tragedy and actually help the drug addicted person in this town is Paul Heh. Since announcing his candidacy, Heh has repeatedly spoken about the drug problems in this city and how it affects everyone from a child (like the one in this case) to overcrowding at the county jail. Heh’s plan is to reform the system and overhaul it.
As far as the piece of gum on the bottom of Berry's shoe staying around; both Heh and Dinelli have publically stated Schultz and the rest of incompetent chain of command in APD will be gone day one and replace with competent personnel.
Heh knows we cannot throw everyone in jail. Heh’s plan includes a rehab center where an addicted person is sent in lieu of jail. That person will spend enough time there to recover. When that person gets out they will have a GED, if they need one, and some type of trade or skill set. This way when the person is released they do not return to a life of crime because they have nothing else to fall back on. This type of reform will stop property crimes, identity theft, abuse to children, overcrowding at the jail and much more.
Berry and Schultz are guilty of crimes against humanity by not being responsible or accountable and standing idle by not doing something to stop the atrocities that keep repeating themselves. This may sound harsh but think about it; if what is written here is true wouldn’t that make them guilty? And be honest.
This baby is still in critical condition with severe brain trauma. Please say a prayer for this baby's speedy recovery or offer a moment of thought out of respect for this innocent baby.