Letters To The Editor (05/22/14)

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Not pleased with police

First of all, I would like to start with the Constitution. New Mexico Constitution, adopted by Constitutional Convention Nov. 21, 1910 and ratified by vote of the people Nov. 5 1911, became effective upon admission Jan. 6, 1912.
We the people of New Mexico, grateful to the almighty God for the blessing of liberty, in order to secure the advantages of a state government, do ordain and establish this Constitution.
Magdalena Police and New Mexico State Police are not doing a god job. It is unlawful for one acting under the authority of state law to deprive another person of his or her rights under the Constitution of federal law and leads to miscarriage of justice. It involves discrimination, false confession, falsified evidence, false imprisonment, police corruption, abuse of power and lying under oath.
Misconduct has been shown to be related to personality and education, but it also can be significantly affected by the culture of the police agency. Corrupt officers fall into two types: Meat eaters who aggressively misuse their police powers for personal gain and grass eaters who simply accept the payoffs that the happenstance of police work throws their way.

Toby A. Jaramillo
Magdalena