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Taos Police continue probe into political sign fracas [gee, what is missing here?]
Taos News ^ | 6/1/2012 | Chandra Johnson

Posted on 06/04/2012 3:19:29 AM PDT by dirtboy

Officials with the Taos Police Department say they are still working to get to the bottom of the alleged beating of a Taos landowner over the removal of political signs from in front of his property.

In an interview with The Taos News May 25, property owner Roy Cunnyngham and his wife Joni recounted the events when they returned home, across from Casa los Córdovas May 1.

“I don’t know how many people hit me,” Cunnyngham said of the incident.

According to the police report filed the same day, Eighth Judicial District Court judge candidate Ernestina Cruz was having a “meet and greet” event at Plaza de Colores. At the same time, across the street, Cunnyngham and his wife were returning home from dinner to find several of Cruz’ campaign signs in front of his property.

As in the police report, Cunnyngham confirmed that three men approached him and demanded that he replace the signs where they’d been staked. Cunnyngham said he resisted.

“We were setting them in the car and we’d planned to call whoever they belonged to,” Cunnyngham said. “I told them I thought it was very distasteful to put these signs in front of my property.”

At that point, a younger man came across the street and again told Cunnyngham to put the signs back. When Cunnyngham refused, the man “pounded me in the chest,” Cunnyngham said.

[snip]

At the time of the incident, Cruz denied having any knowledge of anyone involved in the incident, saying that it was “unfortunate” that Cunnyngham removed signs that “did not belong to him.”

What followed was far from a fair fight, the Cunnynghams say. Cunnyngham was later checked out by a doctor who treated him for cuts and bruises, injuries to his mouth and a concussion, Cunnyngham said.

“They just attacked him, all three of them,” Joni Cunnyngham said. “Someone was keeping me and my son from getting to them.”

[more at link]


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New Mexico
KEYWORDS: beating; newmexico; signs; taos
I don't know what is more pathetic here - Cruz's response to a property owner removing unwanted signs from his own property, or the fact that the New Mexico Hispanic Bar Association endorsed her two days after her ignorant statement about the assault.

Oh, and no mention anywhere that she's a Democrat. Drink.

1 posted on 06/04/2012 3:19:49 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: dirtboy

Democrats are THUGS!!! THUGS and LIARS!!!


2 posted on 06/04/2012 3:25:25 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

ping


3 posted on 06/04/2012 3:27:15 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: CedarDave

If you could please ping the NM list...


4 posted on 06/04/2012 3:27:59 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: dirtboy
Ah. Yet another "wise Latina" headed for Judicial greatness. Makes you feel all warm and nauseous, doesn't it? I think "La Raza" got some 'splainin' to do...
5 posted on 06/04/2012 3:44:56 AM PDT by Gargantua ("All men ARE 'created' equal--but 21 years later... well, 'nuff said...")
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To: dirtboy
Cunnyngham's mistake was not not going into his house first to get a gun - a BIG one - THEN remove the illegally placed signs.


6 posted on 06/04/2012 3:53:12 AM PDT by Condor51 (Yo Hoffa, so you want to 'take out conservatives'. Well okay Jr - I'm your Huckleberry)
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To: dirtboy
In his report, Wentz also said that Taos Police Lt. David Maggio was present at the “meet and greet” and told Wentz at the time that he wanted “no part” of the incident. He has since denied seeing any part of the alleged battery.

I think we can figure out the unionized police department's loyalties. It is no longer with the people, it's with the union/democrats.

7 posted on 06/04/2012 3:54:23 AM PDT by 6SJ7 (Meh.)
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To: dirtboy
There was a huge disagreement in the U.S. Congress while discussions were ongoing over the admission of NM to the U.S. as a state. The opponents were of the opinion that NM was incapable of governing itself.

They were, of course, correct. This is a fine example of ditchbank politics - disagree with the Major Domo at your own risk.

8 posted on 06/04/2012 3:55:56 AM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: dirtboy

Down here in South Texas you will quickly find that respect for private property,rules and social manners simply do not exist.

It is a culture imported from Mexico.


9 posted on 06/04/2012 3:59:48 AM PDT by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: Ann Archy

The Liberal/progressive world is a world where to lie, cheat, steal even murder to advance their agenda, is laudable behavior.


10 posted on 06/04/2012 4:05:24 AM PDT by W. W. SMITH (Maybe the horse will learn to sing)
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To: dirtboy

Taos, NM? You don’t mean hippy-dippy, peace-love, grunchy cranola Taos?


11 posted on 06/04/2012 4:12:32 AM PDT by AU72
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To: dirtboy
"Comments have been disabled."

Hmmm...imagine dat!

12 posted on 06/04/2012 4:43:22 AM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum)
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To: dirtboy
I don't know what is more pathetic here - Cruz's response to a property owner removing unwanted signs from his own property,...

Where in the article does it say that the signs were ON his property?

13 posted on 06/04/2012 4:44:25 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: Roccus
"Where in the article does it say that the signs were ON his property?"

The way most town lots work around here is you property starts at the curb but the city has an easement right so far back from the curb (here I believe its 8 feet) so its YOUR property but the City can put signs and such in the section. So you can decide if you want POLITICAL signs there or not but if the city wants to put a "caution children playing" sign there you got no say in the matter.

14 posted on 06/04/2012 4:49:40 AM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: 6SJ7
It is no longer with the people, it's with the union/democrats.

The NAZIS had their BROWNSHIRTS and the COMMUNISTS have their UNIONS!!!

15 posted on 06/04/2012 4:54:05 AM PDT by varon (The Patriots stand watch!)
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To: dirtboy
Anybody with the name "Cunnyngham" deserves to be beated to a pulp.

Leni

16 posted on 06/04/2012 5:03:09 AM PDT by MinuteGal (OMG !!!.....Obama Must Go !!!)
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To: dirtboy

“unfortunate” that Cunnyngham removed signs that “did not belong to him.”

How about “unfortunate” that she was posting on PROPERTY THAT DID NOT BELONG TO HER???

Typical Democrat priorities.


17 posted on 06/04/2012 5:35:32 AM PDT by G Larry (Criminals thrive on the indulgence of society's understanding)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Anyone who votes for Eighth Judicial District Court judge candidate Ernestina Cruz is a racist thug who doesn’t care about the law or the justice system. Thanks dirtboy.


18 posted on 06/04/2012 5:47:03 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: elkfersupper

“This is a fine example of ditchbank politics - disagree with the Major Domo at your own risk.”

“This is a fine example of ditchbank politics - disagree with the ditch diggers at your own risk.”

Fixed it for you.

;-)


19 posted on 06/04/2012 5:49:32 AM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."...the public interest)
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To: dirtboy
And so it begins continues....

FMCDH(BITS)

20 posted on 06/04/2012 7:26:32 AM PDT by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: dirtboy; LegendHasIt; Rogle; leapfrog0202; Santa Fe_Conservative; DesertDreamer; OneWingedShark; ...
Another article here:

It Begins… Far Left Thugs Beat Homeowner For Not Allowing Dem’s Signs In His Yard

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21 posted on 06/04/2012 11:48:40 AM PDT by CedarDave
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To: dirtboy
This is MUST WIN for Tina CRUZ !

From Ms Cruz's facebook

She is seeking the Division II position
currently held by Sarah Backus,
who was appointed to the bench
by Governor Susana Martinez
in June of 2011.
Her address shows her living in Las Cruces.

22 posted on 06/04/2012 1:30:34 PM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: dirtboy

The left is completely Nazified.


23 posted on 06/04/2012 2:08:43 PM PDT by pallis
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