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There is one more action item the Richardson administration is trying to accomplish - moving the state DNA center and database from Albuquerque to Santa Fe. It is opposed by just about everybody including the incoming governor, ABQ city officials, the state AG (a Democrat), legislators, prosecutors and the state's DNA Oversight Committee. It is supported by Richardson-appointed DPS Secretary John Denko. The opposition to moving it says that says that DNA samples could be mixed up with samples in the DPS crime lab making prosecution of criminal cases less certain. The move is scheduled to take place today, but ABQ officials say paper files are not going anywhere without an inventory which will not be completed by close of business tomorrow. If the computers are moved, the new governor says they will be moved back on Monday.

Read more: ABQJOURNAL NEWS/METRO: Clock Ticking on DNA Center http://www.abqjournal.com/news/metro/292250371829newsmetro12-29-10.htm#ixzz19Wo0U8oR Subscribe Now Albuquerque Journal

1 posted on 12/29/2010 11:15:32 AM PST by CedarDave
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To: CedarDave

Whew! I thought for a second that they were talking about those giant fried turkey legs. Those suckers are good!


2 posted on 12/29/2010 11:17:21 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim (Pablo lives jubtabulously!)
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To: LegendHasIt; Rogle; leapfrog0202; Santa Fe_Conservative; DesertDreamer; OneWingedShark; ...

NM list PING!

(The NM list is available on my FR homepage for anyone to use. Let me know if you wish to be added or removed from the list. For ABQ Journal articles requiring a subscription, scroll down to the bottom of the page to view the article for free after watching a short video commercial.)

3 posted on 12/29/2010 11:17:23 AM PST by CedarDave (Tagline being updated...)
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To: CedarDave

I love it when I hear New Mexico has done something right!

NM is my favorite place to vacation: as my 10-year-old read the sign entering the state:
“Land of Enhancement!”

(No wonder so many folks vacation there! lol)


4 posted on 12/29/2010 11:19:23 AM PST by Redbob (W.W.J.B.D.: "What Would Jack Bauer Do?")
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