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  • Non-English speakers can be jurors, New Mexico court says

    08/13/2013 7:40:08 PM PDT · by NotYourAverageDhimmi · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 13, 2013 | AP
    The New Mexico Supreme Court is cautioning the state's trial courts that citizens who don't speak English have the right to serve on juries. The court issued the admonition in a ruling that upholds an Albuquerque man's convictions for murder and other crimes in the bludgeoning death of his girlfriend and a subsequent armed robbery and stabbing. Michael Samora's appeal argued that his convictions should be reversed because the Bernalillo County court excused a Spanish-speaking prospective juror who had trouble understanding English. The Supreme Court says it agrees with that argument but also says Samora's defense needed to object during...
  • La Raza Lunacy: New Mexico Court Rules Non-English Speakers Can Serve on Juries

    08/15/2013 8:06:59 PM PDT · by montag813 · 21 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 08-16-2013 | John Hill
    Who cares if jurors have no idea what's going on? The wave of politically-correct "progress" must roll on. And discrimination against people who don't speak English simply won't be tolerated. CBS Las Vegas reports: The New Mexico Supreme Court is cautioning trial courts and lawyers that citizens who don’t speak English have the right to serve on juries.The court issued the admonition in a ruling that upholds an Albuquerque man’s convictions for murder and other crimes in the bludgeoning death of his girlfriend and a subsequent armed robbery and stabbing. Michael Samora’s appeal argued that his convictions should be reversed because...
  • Police: Man, hiding in cactus, suspected of sex while driving (only in NM!!)

    05/29/2013 10:32:54 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 43 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | May 28, 2013 | Patrick Lohmann
    A 25-year-old man is facing multiple charges after police said he was drunkenly having sex with a woman while driving, crashed his car and then ran from police. Luis Briones, 25, was found with one shoe on and his shorts on inside-out Monday night, hiding in a cactus, after he crashed his Ford Explorer ... on Monday night. Briones’ female passenger was found naked outside the vehicle after being ejected. She had deep cuts to her face and head, but was in stable condition when she was sent to the hospital, police said.
  • Obama Keeps N.M. Lead Over Romney

    10/30/2012 9:31:10 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 28 replies
    ABQ Journal ^ | Oct 28, 2012 | By Michael Coleman
    President Barack Obama has held on to his lead over Republican Mitt Romney in the presidential contest in New Mexico, running 9 points ahead of the former Massachusetts governor in a Journal Poll concluded 12 days before the Nov. 6 election. The Democratic president had 50 percent support in the statewide survey of likely voters and those who had already voted, compared with 41 percent backing Romney. Obama picked up 1 percentage point and Romney gained 2 points in the Oct. 23-25 Journal Poll, compared with the Journal Poll conducted Oct. 9-11. Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson had support...
  • Meet Keith Judd, the Superhero Inmate Winning Delegates Against Barack Obama

    05/08/2012 9:10:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Slate ^ | May 8, 2012 | David Weigel
    With 60-odd percent of the vote counted in West Virginia's Democratic primary, a man named Keith Judd can make a unique claim. He has won a greater proportion of the vote -- almost 40 percent -- than any other primary candidate running against Barack Obama. Who's Keith Judd? He's prisoner #11593-051, currently serving out a sentence for making threats at the University of New Mexico. In 2008, he caused a minor stir for making the Idaho primary ballot, confounding state officials, who thought they had rules preventing that sort of thing. Unbowed, he ran again this year, delivering FEC reports...
  • Gary Johnson Wins Libertarian Nod

    05/05/2012 5:37:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    KOB4 ^ | 05/05/20
    Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson is campaigning to win the White House as a Libertarian after receiving scant attention in the Republican presidential race. Johnson easily became the party's presidential nominee at the Libertarian national convention in Las Vegas on Saturday. He hopes to appeal to voters fed up with the traditional two-party system this November. SNIP He won 74 percent of the vote on the first ballot in Las Vegas, an unusual showing of support. SNIP
  • Missing hiker found with cat in New Mexico forest

    03/10/2012 10:10:53 AM PST · by martin_fierro · 46 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/10/12
    Missing hiker found with cat in New Mexico forest Published March 10, 2012 ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Snuggling in a blue sleeping bag, Margaret Page and her cat survived 3 1/2 weeks in a rugged New Mexico national forest, even though temperatures dropped below freezing nearly every night. Family members reported her missing Feb 14. But for various reasons, authorities didn't start searching for her until this week. The 41-year-old Page, who has a history of mental illness, was found Wednesday emaciated and malnourished but well-hydrated. Relying on a creek for drinking water, Page and her cat named Miya lived on...
  • Albuquerque dog becomes registered voter

    An Albuquerque man says he successfully registered his dog to vote in Bernalillo County. The dog owner said he saw a voter registration booth on the University of New Mexico's campus a few weeks ago and decided to see how easy it would be to register his dog to vote. He said he was trying to expose the problems with the registration system. He said he just received the dog's voter registration card in the mail Wednesday, and it was way too easy. "They should verify. Somebody should have verified this information and somebody should have come out and took...
  • Man spends 2 years in solitary after DWI arrest

    01/25/2012 3:07:26 PM PST · by The KG9 Kid · 82 replies · 1+ views ^ | 01/25/2012 | Elizabeth Chuck
    A New Mexico man who said he was forced to pull his own tooth while in solitary confinement because he was denied access to a dentist has been awarded $22 million due to inhumane treatment by New Mexico's Dona Ana County Jail. Stephen Slevin was arrested in August of 2005 for driving while intoxicated, then thrown in jail for two years. He was in solitary at Dona Ana County Jail for his entire sentence and basically forgotten about and never given a trial, he told NBC station Tuesday night. "'[Jail guards were] walking by me every day, watching me...
  • New Mexico mayor was drunk when he signed deal

    08/04/2011 10:50:13 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 49 replies · 2+ views
    Associated Press ^ | August 4, 2011
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- Mexico border town mayor and congressional candidate Martin Resendiz was drunk when he signed nine contracts with a California company that is now suing the city for $1 million, according to a deposition in the case. "The day I signed, . I had way too much to drink. It was after 5 p.m. and I signed it (the contracts) and I didn't know what I was signing," Sunland Park, NM, Mayor Martin Resendiz wrote in response to questions from lawyers for the architectural design firm Synthesis+. "My sister had to pick me up."
  • NH man set on fire after losing drinking bet (Hold muh beer Alert)

    07/10/2010 3:07:25 PM PDT · by PROCON · 33 replies ^ | July 10, 2010 | AP
    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - A 47-year-old man's friends set his prosthetic leg on fire after he lost a drinking bet, causing him to suffer severe burns to his buttocks and lower back. Dona Ana County sheriff's deputies found the man naked on the side of U.S. Route 70 with his prosthetic leg in flames. Deputies learned that the man and his friends were drinking Monday and bet that whoever drank the least would be set on fire. The man told investigators that at six beers, he drank the least, and agreed to let his friends set him on fire.
  • New Mexico residents fed up with big-mouth actor Val Kilmer

    06/21/2010 7:04:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies · 1+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 06/20/2010 | David Paulin
    What goes around comes around -- even for Hollywood snobs and elitists. Big-mouth Hollywood actor Val Kilmer is finding that out in New Mexico, where a number of residents are upset over incendiary remarks the Hollywood pretty boy has made over the years about veterans and rural life in northern New Mexico. Now, they're giving Kilmer a hard time over his efforts to obtain permits needed to turn his sprawling ranch outside Santa Fe into an upscale bed-and-breakfast. What, especially, are the locals so upset about? The Wall Street Journal provides details in an article today, "New Mexico v....
  • Woman Allegedly Stabs Ex After Looking At Phone

    03/07/2010 10:04:55 AM PST · by cajuncow · 12 replies · 86+ views
    cbsnews ^ | 3-7-10 | Associated Press
    AP) LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - Las Cruces police said a woman has been arrested for allegedly stabbing her ex-husband. Police said a 27-year-old woman was charged with three counts of aggravated battery against a household member and one count of battery. She was being held on $15,000 bond at the Dona Ana County Detention Center. The woman's ex-husband was taken to a hospital for treatment of his wounds after the Thursday night altercation.
  • Wi-Fi Foe Sues Neighbor for Using Electronics (Electromagnetic Sensitivity )

    01/11/2010 8:04:30 AM PST · by Dallas59 · 160 replies · 4,073+ views
    TMC.Net ^ | 1/08/2010 | TNC News
    (Santa Fe New Mexican, The (NM) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Jan. 8--A Santa Fe man who says he suffers from electromagnetic sensitivity is suing his next-door neighbor for refusing to turn off her cell phone and other electronic devices. Arthur Firstenberg, who has actively opposed the proliferation of wireless systems in public buildings, claims he has been made homeless by Raphaela Monribot's rejection of his requests. "Within a day of (Monribot) moving in, I began to feel sick when I was in my house," Firstenberg wrote in his affidavit. "(Monribot's) house is located 25 feet from my house. Further, because...
  • Low and Slow (NM bottom of heap for internet surf speed)

    12/03/2008 8:20:10 AM PST · by CedarDave · 28 replies · 491+ views
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | December 3, 2008 | Bruce Daniels
    New Mexico finishes at the bottom of the heap in PC Magazine's survey of Internet surf speed. Nevada, Virginia and Pennsylvania are home to the nation's fastest Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and New Mexico, with a Surf Speed of 322 Kbps (kilobits per second), is dead last, according to a new survey just posted on
  • Cigar smoke seeps into sandwich shop

    03/31/2008 2:04:02 PM PDT · by martin_fierro · 14 replies · 288+ views ^ | 03/31/2008 09:53:05 AM
    Cigar smoke seeps into sandwich shop Customers at a Northeast Heights sandwich shop have been getting a side order of cigar smoke with their meals since a cigar bar moved in next door. The problem began when an adjacent space in the strip mall at Louisiana and Menaul was occupied by the Albuquerque Cigar Club. “We’re losing business due to the smoke because people can’t stand the smoke,” says Renee Thomas, a waitress at The Cheese and Coffee Café. Thomas adds, though, that the owner of the cigar bar has been helpful. “They have tried to cooperate, but anything that...
  • I'm on Vacation, Don't PING me.

    09/06/2006 5:09:13 AM PDT · by Tijeras_Slim · 67 replies · 1,129+ views
    Mischief ^ | 9/6/2006 | Self
    I know FReepers will show restraint.
  • MVD Accused of Issuing Illegal IDs (NM)

    08/31/2006 6:57:26 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 15 replies · 467+ views
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | August 31, 2006 | Beth Hahn
    The Tijeras Motor Vehicle Division office was closed for several hours Tuesday after allegations surfaced that the office was issuing driver's licenses illegally. The MVD office was opened again on Wednesday, but Bernalillo County sheriff's deputies and state Department of Taxation and Revenue officials continued to investigate. Auditors and investigators from Taxation and Revenue were sent to Tijeras after reports that driver's licenses were being issued improperly to illegal immigrants, MVD spokesman David Harwell said Wednesday.Auditors found records of about 100 driver's licenses issued to illegal immigrants through the Tijeras office, he said. All of the license numbers have been...
  • N.M. businesses jump into aerospace industry

    07/21/2006 6:11:28 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 4 replies · 172+ views
    The Alburerque Tribune ^ | 07/19/06 | Michael Amedeo
    When Bill Miera and his peers in the aerospace industry hit the same brick wall in their quest for new business, they knew it was time to knock the wall down. The demolition begins in late August with the launch of the New Mexico Hi-Tech Aerospace Suppliers, a coalition founded by Miera that will include eight local businesses banding together to tap into the aerospace industry. The new group's story is simple: There are plenty of local, high-tech businesses that can meet the aerospace industry's needs, so those in the business of airplanes and space shuttles should set up shop...
  • S.F. man: Bathhouse raid targets gays (NM not CA)

    07/03/2006 11:56:28 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 41 replies · 1,578+ views
    Santa Fe New Mexican ^ | July 3, 2006 | Shannon Shaw
    A Santa Fe man says he was humiliated and bullied when police raided an Albuquerque gay bathhouse Saturday night to serve a felony arrest warrant for liquor violations. Officers from the Department of Public Safety, state police and the Albuquerque fire marshal's office raided Pride Gym in northwest Albuquerque around 10 p.m. and arrested manager Ron Cordova on suspicion of selling and dispensing alcohol without a liquor license, DPS spokesman Peter Olson said. The DPS Special Investigation Division and local authorities have been cracking down on businesses around New Mexico that are selling alcohol illegally or selling to those who...
  • Should Free Republic become a paid subscription service?

    06/23/2006 12:27:30 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 474 replies · 9,059+ views
    Vanity | 6/23/2006 | Berlin_Freeper
    I am not certain what the legal ramifications would be in changing Free Republic from donations to a subscription service. It seems to me the switch may be detrimental to legal issues such as copyrights. If that is true I'd appreciate if someone could briefly explain that to me. However if that is not the case here is my suggestion: I have been wondering about this for some time now and have not seen any discussions about it. So I would like to ask: Is it time for Free Republic to become an online subscription service? Currently, the site is...
  • A special message from the Department of Troll Control, come and get it!

    01/12/2006 8:39:35 AM PST · by dhls · 6,335 replies · 37,707+ views
    Department of Troll Control | Another Ignorant Troll
    Fellow Americans, there comes a time every mans life when we must give up ourselves before we are worthy to recieve. There comes a time in this war on terror when in order to protect liberty, we have to give it up in the mean time for safty. That's right folks. Today, Americans have forsaken the creator for the creation and have decided that they would value our "civil liberties" than protecting western civilization and rich white people from the tender mercies of radical Islamic terrorists. Selfish liberals insist and whine that Bush has no right to spy on Americans...

    12/27/2005 10:42:05 AM PST · by proud republican woman · 569 replies · 16,623+ views
    Freeper | December 27, 2005 | Proud Republican Woman, zotted by Archpriestess Helga, Church of the Viking Kittens
    After reading all of the crap that people have been saying regarding Adult Private Social Clubs, I felt that I had to post an article and give my opinion. I am sick and tired of all the religous groups that are saying that there are drugs, prostitution, minors, non-consenting people, and just immoral people at these clubs! First of all, who do these people think they are to decide what is morally right or wrong for me? I believe that I have a good set of morals. I am a law abiding, tax paying citizen, I work full time and...
  • Five Years! (Vanity)

    12/03/2005 9:20:57 AM PST · by Tijeras_Slim · 27 replies · 549+ views
    My Pin Head | 12/03/2005 | Tijeras_Slim
    Been here five years as of today. It's been great fun so far. Thought I'd post a vanity to give everyone an opportunity to mess with me in a centralized location for a change.
  • (vanity)This year's National Christmas Tree is from ... [drumroll] ... NEW MEXICO!

    11/23/2005 6:45:02 AM PST · by martin_fierro · 28 replies · 706+ views
    Alamogordo News | Nov 17, 2005, 06:00 pm | Ellis Neel
    Story is from the Alamogordo News, which can't be posted here:
  • MORFORD: To The Drunk Who Smashed My Car Quite a wreck you made, didn't you?

    11/11/2005 9:31:11 AM PST · by BurbankKarl · 25 replies · 983+ views
    SF GATE ^ | 11/11/05 | Miss Morford
    Yes, I know you were drunk. Must've been. Either drunk or on serious meds and/or you just didn't give much of a damn about anything anyway because you're just one of those people, one of those types who comes lurching around the city like a chunk of numbed pain in your big-ass mid-'80s burgundy car with the white top and chrome bumpers -- an old Cadillac? Monte Carlo? -- early last Sunday morning to wreak casual havoc. Is that about right? Do you remember any of it? Here is what I'm guessing: probably not. Let me tell you what happened,...
  • Plane crash Richardson wasn’t in didn’t kill him

    11/10/2005 4:47:05 PM PST · by elkfersupper · 35 replies · 1,240+ views ^ | 11/10/05 | Todd Dukart
    Gov. Bill Richardson spoke at a news conference in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, hours after rumors surfaced that he died in a Virginia plane crash. A plane did crash near Leesburg, Va., on Wednesday morning, killing the two people on board. Rumors quickly surfaced that Richardson was one of those two. Television stations along the East Coast ­joined television networks in trying to confirm the rumors, calling the governor’s office – which answered 20 calls in an hour. “We had to convince them seriously that he’s fine,” said Richardson spokesperson Pahl Shipley, who said he told them, “We just got...

    10/16/2005 8:45:02 AM PDT · by KenKong77 · 135 replies · 2,310+ views
    Give me one reason why "judicial extraordinaire" Harriet Miers is qualified to sit on the highest court in the land, the Supreme Court. One.
  • Unofficial Friday Complaint thread

    10/07/2005 4:37:25 AM PDT · by Fierce Allegiance · 255 replies · 7,135+ views
    Me & you! | 10/7/05 | F/A
    OK, let it all out. What's eating you. Why are you angry? Who has mad you mad?
  • Net Piracy Pillages Film Industry

    09/21/2005 5:29:40 PM PDT · by jscottdavis_for_48th_district · 29 replies · 860+ views
    The BG News (Enter Link Here) ^ | 14 SEPTEMBER 2005 (21 SEPTEMBER 2005) | Adam Shapiro
    It's time for politicians to protect the film industry and implement stiff anti-piracy laws. According to the Motion Picture Association of America, "pirates are costing the film industry billions of dollars each year." Thank you, J. Scott Davis
  • Woman found not guilty in bubble gum speeding ticket case

    08/20/2005 9:52:01 AM PDT · by elkfersupper · 26 replies · 670+ views
    KOB TV (Albuquerque, NM) ^ | 8/18/05 | KOB TV Staff (Assoc. Press)
    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) - A 24-year-old dental student who sent a note and a wad of bubble gum with her fine for a speeding ticket has been found not guilty of two felony counts of mailing a threat. A federal jury on Wednesday found Rosemary Ho of Phoenix not guilty following a two-day trial and a few hours of deliberation. Ho was accused of mailing a note to the Santa Fe Motor Vehicle Division office in 2003 that read, “Caution: Touch at your own risk or use gloves. Ha-ha.” The word “caution” was highlighted in pink. The letter also contained an...