Skip to comments.Taos Police continue probe into political sign fracas [gee, what is missing here?]
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 dont 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 theyd been staked. Cunnyngham said he resisted.
We were setting them in the car and wed 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.
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.
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Oh, and no mention anywhere that she's a Democrat. Drink.
Democrats are THUGS!!! THUGS and LIARS!!!
If you could please ping the NM list...
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.
They were, of course, correct. This is a fine example of ditchbank politics - disagree with the Major Domo at your own risk.
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.
The Liberal/progressive world is a world where to lie, cheat, steal even murder to advance their agenda, is laudable behavior.
Taos, NM? You don’t mean hippy-dippy, peace-love, grunchy cranola Taos?
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.
The NAZIS had their BROWNSHIRTS and the COMMUNISTS have their UNIONS!!!
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.
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.
“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.
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