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See also Notes 1     Notes 2 2019/08/11 Below is something written by New Mexico Senator Martin Heinrich in 2017, applicable now as then, with the recent spate of violence in El Paso and beyond. Federal, state, and local officials must act swiftly to help protect communities of all faiths and ensure that these cowardly threats and acts of vandalism are punished to the fullest extent possible. March 6, 2017 Dear Friend, Last month I visited the Jewish Community Center in Albuquerque on the same day that it was evacuated because of a bomb threat. This was the JCC's second bomb threat within three weeks. These alarming incidents in Albuquerque and across the country aim to introduce fear into our communities and must not be tolerated. During my tour of the JCC in Albuquerque with members of the board of directors, the New Mexico Anti-Defamation League, and the Jewish Federation of New Mexico, it was clear how beloved and central the facility is to the entire community. JCCs provide a safe and welcoming environment where families and children - whether Jewish or not - attend Hebrew classes, play sports, share holidays, and gather in peace. The rising number of bomb threats facing JCCs nationwide and numerous instances of hate-based violence and vandalism are appalling and do not represent the America I know and love. Any faith-based targeting, including anti- Semitism, is unacceptable-period. In order to deter and punish those responsible, I introduced bipartisan legislation to double the federal penalty for making fake bomb threats and provide $20 million in additional funding to the Department of Homeland Security dedicated to safeguarding faith-based community centers. I also sent a letter calling on the Senate Homeland Security Committee to conduct a hearing and asked for answers from the Administration about what actions it is taking, and plans to take, to combat these threats. Federal, state, and local officials must act swiftly to help protect communities of all faiths and ensure that these cowardly threats and acts of vandalism are punished to the fullest extent possible. MARTIN HEINRICH United States Senator 2019/08/03 The Following involves the grandson of a local man in the Farmington and Kirtland, New Mexico area who was killed during an attempted robbery by the victim and home dweller of the robbery.  The grandson was Christopher Gonzalez.  Below is a testimony by the grandfather, sent to me by email last year but I was told it was also on his website.  This man is a retired power plant official who ran for mayor last year and did not win.  Part of his interest in running for the position was to help eliminate wrongful arrests in Farmington.  n looking this over more for the first time, I see that Gonzalez seems to have been a Hispanic and white mix; he was being raised in a Mormon home but his grandfather is a devout fundamentalist Christian, and so apparently with this connection as well, Christopher was going to a separate bible study class (shortly after having attended to a fundamentalist Christian private school) apparently at the time of his arrest.  It looks like his arrest was questionable over a BB gun in his backpack, something the grandfather suggests was shown to a female student who told a teacher with a subsequent search and arrest.  The grandfather indicates the BB was being used as a toy, not a weapon, and that the actual categorization of the gun for arrest purposes is questionable; in addition, the young man’s predicament got worse by putting him around rough characters in the Albuquerque area.  Apparently Christopher showed promise in mathematics and golf, and had a gentle humanistic disposition.  We can ask if he as well as society would not have been better served in another form of disciplinary regime in response to his issue with the bb gun.  We need to hear more from the City of Farmington on why they took the stance they did with and over this young man.  Is there anything we don’t know or are not being told as to why they took the strict stance that they did?  Apparently city leaders as well as the police were communicated with by the concerned grandfather to no avail, from his viewpoint. Christopher was shifted from Farmington to the Albuquerque or Santa Fe area; we might ask if things got worse going to the big city prison system.  There is a lot more probably to this story than provided here, but this is a start.  We need to know which Farmington police officers were involved in Christopher’s arrest, whether a local news article went out on it, when Christopher was first arrested and imprisoned, who the young people were he was with during the fatal robbery attempt in which both he and a 25 year old were killed, and more.  It might be good to research the family (Gonzalez) for any history of criminal activity.  It does sound like the arrest might have been unnecessary and the imprisonment even more so, but it is premature to conclude without more background information.  This is a good background case to study since it is local and more personal.  I did find one news article listed below related to the attempted robbery, the killings and the disappearance of one of the robbers after going on bail.  I also found an obituary related to the burial of Christopher Gonzalez who died in Sept. 2015.  Please excuse any errors here in going over this; feel free to write in with corrections or additions to info at police factor dot com. Albuquerque Journal 2015/10/13  Man accused in deadly home invasion reported missing The robbers wore masks and armed themselves with guns before forcing their way into the home, according to a criminal complaint. According to police, Mack grabbed a gun and shot two of the robbers: Christopher Gonzalez, 18, and Joshua Valker, 25. Both men died. https://www.abqjournal.com/659315/man-accused-in-deadly-home-invasion-reported-missing.html https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/daily-times/obituary.aspx?n=christopher-j-gonzalez- critter&pid=175817077&fhid=8553 excerpt:  Cristopher "Critter" Jordan Gonzalez, 18, of Kirtland, returned home to his heavenly Father on Monday, Sept. 7, 2015. He was born Aug. 6, 1997, in Farmington. Critter was the fifth child born to Jose Humberto and Pollyanna Palmer Gonzalez. Cristopher’s Incarceration                                                                              February 5, 2018 My Grandson, seventeen year old Cristopher Gonzalez was a straight A student at Faith Christian Academy.  At 6 foot 3 inches he was the tallest student in the school.  He was kind and gentle with the smaller students.  His kind an loving manner made him a favorite with the teachers and fellow students.  After school he attended a bible study class at another location.   Christopher had acquired a pellet pistol without his parent’s knowledge.   It looked similar to a real firearm. ( A pellet pistol is similar to an air or co2 powered rifle except that the shorter barrel does not allow the projectile to attain the velocity of a rifle).  The projectile velocity of a pellet pistol is typically less than 400 feet per second while an air powered rifle projectile attains a velocity of up to 800 feet per second).   He showed it off to a girl at the bible study class one evening.   The girl told a teacher who informed Farmington New Mexico Police.  The next day two police officers came to Faith Christian Academy and in violation of the Fourth amendment of the United States Constitution, (my  opinion), demanded a search of his back-pack.  The pellet pistol was in the back pack.  The police officers made the ludicrous claim that the pellet pistol was a deadly weapon and incarcerated Cristopher.   That incarceration effectively ended Christopher’s life.  He was denied the opportunity to attend his final year of high school and to attend  church.  He was denied the opportunity to take part in the First Tee golf program as he had for many years with his grandfather.  (The first Tee program is a widely acclaimed program that teaches nine core values, honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, respect, confidence, responsibility, perseverance, courtesy, and judgment.)  He was denied the opportunity to play golf with his Father and Grandfather which was in his words “one of the funest thing I’ve ever done.”  Cristopher and I were the winners of the last golf tournament that we had the opportunity play together.  The $100.00 first place prize is still on the books at Riverview golf course.    Despite the best efforts of his parents and teachers to get him released,  Cristopher remained  incarcerated in Farmington until near his 18th birthday.  He was then unexpectedly transferred to Albuquerque where he met people that had a negative influence on his character and lifestyle.   Our beloved grandson was shot in the back and killed as he ran from a home invasion 31 days after his 18th birthday.   He was with a 25 year old man who was also shot and killed. In researching whether or not a pellet gun is a deadly weapon, I found that the Tennessee Supreme had ruled that a pellet gun is not a deadly weapon unless the intent of the user is to inflict harm on a victim.  It appears to me to be clear that Cristopher’s only intent was to show off his new toy.             In another example, the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s deputies used pellets that were treated with hot peppers in order to increase the pain on 116 pound 86 year old man who was holding a knife and was begging the deputies to kill him.  This was the day after his wife’s death.   One person told me that they shot Fidencio Duran 63 times with the treated pellets.  They also had a muzzled  K-9 officer attack him,  which resulted in a broken hip.  The man died a month later and his death was ruled a homicide by the medical investigator.  It is apparent that the deputies did not consider the pellet gun a deadly weapon.               How can a police department and a Children, Youth, and Families Department have the will and the power to ruin the life of a young man who was beloved by all his teachers and fellow students, and who had not ever been accused of any criminal act?  I suspect that the elaborate detention facility would be difficult to justify if no one is incarcerated.   I believe that anyone with any concern about the young man’s future would think that he would have a better chance of a good life in his home with his loving parents.             If the citizens of Farmington elect me as their mayor, I will be dedicated to preventing young people being forced out of their homes and incarcerated into a situation that lessens their chance of having a safe and happy life.    Roland W. Berkey   Roland W. Berkey   2019/07/31 Overall, The Watch for Antics section considers the way people play games involving dealing dope, working with Mexican or Latin American cartels, Islamic extremists and more.   It includes anti-American agendas found in New Mexico  and beyond.  2019/07/26 an addition to Geller section made today. 2019/07/24 The reason behind including this article is the sense of a crisis in border protection and diminished policing staff in key areas of the state of New Mexico.  New Mexico is critical to the rest of the nation as one of the few states with direct shared borders with Mexico.  This makes it a national problem, not just a state issue.  KOB 2019/05/30  Otero County Sheriff talks border crisis in editorial https://www.kob.com/albuquerque-news/otero-county-sheriff-talks-border-crisis-in-editorial/5370420/ Excerpt:  The sheriff of Otero County isn't holding anything back in a recent editorial piece written in the Las Cruces Sun News.  In the letter, Sheriff David Black describes what has been happening in his county due to a "lack of manpower resources." According to Black, the county is dealing with a huge increase in drug activity and rise in crime.  He points to Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham's recent move in sending 50 State Police officers to Albuquerque to help tackle the influx in crime, saying that rural areas are now paying the price due to a lack of help. Read the full letter below: As sheriff of Otero County, I would like to share with you the impact the recent border crisis has had on our community in Otero County as well as the impact the deployment of six New Mexico State Police officers from our community to assist the Albuquerque Police Department. Otero County is dealing with a huge influx in drugs via two main drug smuggling corridors. With the removal of the National Guard troops from our southern border, the United States Border Patrol checkpoints closing on March 25, 2019, and reallocation of the New Mexico State Police, crime is on the rise in Otero County. We at the Otero County Sheriff’s Office have redirected all of our unobligated patrol efforts to highway interdiction on US 54 and US 70. We have had several multi-agency operations including the Alamogordo Police Department, New Mexico State Police and the Drug Enforcement Administration. In February 2019, we joined with these agencies to become part of the White Mountain Narcotics task force. As of this date we have been able to seize approximately $121,000 in narcotics just in Otero County. In February we seized approximately $3,500 worth of drugs. In March of 2019 approximately $23,000. In April of 2019 approximately $62,790 worth of drugs in Otero County. Each month the amount grows. In addition to the drugs we have made 32 felony arrests and seized a large number of guns. We were also able to solve five burglaries with information from these arrests, in addition to seizing 14 vehicles and large amounts of cash all with a nexus to Mexico and drug smuggling. Today our resources are stretched thin as we have relied on the New Mexico State Police to assist in several of these operations. With the recent decision by the governor of New Mexico to reassign 50 New Mexico State Police officers to the Albuquerque area for help, this has taken resources from all of the counties leaving numerous counties in crisis with even less resources to combat these problems and others. Due to the lack of manpower resources, we have had to cancel several pending operations as we do not have the manpower to safely complete these operations without the help of our New Mexico State Police and US BORDER Patrol… https://www.kob.com/albuquerque-news/otero-county-sheriff-talks-border-crisis-in-editorial/5370420/ 2019/07/20 shortened and edited 07/21/19; some additions 07/26/2019 On Geller and Goodman: Jerusalem Post 2015/06/15--Political Analysis Without Euphemism or Hyperbole. Why Pamela Geller’s Political Rhetoric is Based on  Prejudice. By H.A. Goodman. https://www.jpost.com/Blogs/Political-Analysis-Without-Euphemism-or-Hyperbole/Why-Pamela-Gellers- Political-Rhetoric-Is-Based-On-Prejudice-406031 Fatwa:  Hunted in America (2017) By Pamela Geller Comment:  In reading Pamela Geller’s book, I sought alternative perspectives on Geller, right or wrong, biased or not.  I did not want just the views that she is an Islamaphobic, racist or dangerous person.  She had been banned by Great Britain in the past several years.  Although scant, she presents evidence in her book that suggests the ban was over her connection to Israel and possibly Zionism; a number of names of the players behind the ban were redacted. in public information requests. Various media outlets have made scoffing remarks about her. To give you an idea of what she covers, here are some chapters in her book:  Chapter 3 - Muslim Girls (talks about the targeting and stalking of women deemed punishable according to Islamic law, includes mutilation and beheading.  Chapter 4 - Ground Zero Mosque - covers the proposed Islamic Trojan Horse (Geller suggests the mosque is a habitual and purposeful form of Islamic trophyism parading Islamic military success and domination of the churches and temples of other religious groups around the world) around 9/11 grounds.  Geller was a central figure in blocking this awful thing which was disrespectful of 9/11 victims and their families as well as a political, religious and military tool meant to be used against the United States under the thin veil of so-called honoring 9/11 victims and America.   Although Geller does not specifically indicate this, it is suggested here that mosques can secretly harbor Islamic soldiers masking as clergy and devotees.  Because they can be difficult to investigate by outsiders later, they also could harbor anti-American technology, systems and possibly even weapons, hence the label Trojan Horse here.    Chapter 6 - CPAC and what is wrong with the Right.  Discusses infiltrations of Islamic supporters into both this conservative group as well as the American government itself.  As a side note to be on alert to possible Israeli antics, she does quote quite a bit of Frank Gaffney material and has the same anti-Norquist data and tone as he does, so this does further indicate a possible Israeli collusion with Gaffney.  Whether or not this is good or bad is not delved into here; it’s just we need to be on alert about it in terms of making sure the information is accurate and not part of an Israeli-only misinformation agenda.  If Islamic sharia law groups are penetrating the deepest part of our conservative movement and our government agencies, we need to know about it, take it seriously and address it as a severe military problem inside our borders. Chapter 10 - 2015 Garland, Texas, ISIS attacks the Homeland.  Linked to the tragic Islamic anti-free speech murder scene in Denmark; this involved Islamic targeting and killing cartoonists who had published portrayals of Mohammad.  The most insulting had been weeded out from the actual published content.  There seems to be a lot of Islamic games around this from misrepresenting the actual cartoons to making up new false ones as a pretense to justify vendettas.  Geller apparently was a victim of this misrepresentation. As such then, this article by H.A. Goodman seems like a good start; written from the Jewish and Israeli world that Geller shares with him (people don’t write for the Jerusalem Post without having a Jewish tie) in some capacity or another, Goodman provides a view like: Everyone abhors terrorism. Geller and others simply publicize the evil deeds of extremists without analyzing America’s paradoxical relationship with countries like Saudi Arabia. He offers a view that we should not just scream against Sharia extremism - Goodman refers to Geller’s messages as diatribe-driven “alarmist rhetoric” - but we should also look to the underpinnings of United States and Middle Eastern relations, particularly in the area of arms sales. However, we need to acknowledge the fact Geller has indeed addressed this issue of paradoxical relationships: ISLAMIC JEW-HATRED: IT’S IN THE QURAN Two-Thirds of all US Aid Goes to Islamic Countries STOP THE HATE End all aid to Islamic Countries From an AFDI Islamic Jew-hatred ad on a San Francisco city bus off a photo found in Ad Wars in Chapter 7 of Geller’s Fatwa: Hunted in America (Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer launched AFDI-American Freedom Defense Initiative) As River GOLD has already elaborated through various article listings on related topics, including those in aviation covering corporate corruption and some aviation-related military expenditures and factory problems, this indeed is a tumultuous issue that deserves more attention.  Feeding the hand that can, and probably has and still does, bite us, has perplexed and disturbed me, as well.  Goodman’s words went right to the core of some of my deepest concerns, as has Geller’s. As Goodman aptly puts it: Ultimately, not only does Geller’s “exposure” of Islam fail to keep anyone safe (as the Mayor of Garland, Texas recently explained), but it also fails to address the billions in U.S. weapons deals and security relationships with countries like Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and other Muslim nations. The same countries that behead their citizens also receive tremendous political and military support from the Unites States, primarily because the Middle East holds 47% of the world’s oil and 40% of the world’s natural gas reserves. Pakistan and Saudi Arabia arms sales with the United States are discussed, as well as other countries.  Here is an insert on Saudi Arabia: In defending the proposed sale to Saudi Arabia and other gulf states, the officials noted that the Saudis and several of the other countries were in talks with suppliers other than the United States. If the packages offered to them by the United States are blocked or come with too many conditions, the officials said, the Persian Gulf countries could turn elsewhere for similar equipment, reducing American influence in the region. Pamela Geller’s book Fatwa: Hunted In America does indeed have some emotionally driven views along both American Jewish and Israeli Jewish (as well as possibly Zionist) lines. The opinion here is the exclamations against Islamic extremists and those who have countered her attempts at free speech favoring Israel and Jews becomes heavy, excessive and repetitive. However, this does not wipe away the importance of her message and ideas about Islamic extremism and violence.  She makes some excellent points and brings out some data supporting her arguments which we should keep in our permanent files on the subject. In addition, we are made to understand many of her public ads and arguments against Islam were in direct response to Islamic proselyting, public ads against Israel or Jews, Islamic euphemisms or taqiyya (planned deception) or global and national Islamic terror.  Although it is understood why she ran bus ads depicting parts of the Koran that specifically promoted terrorist activity and anti-Semitism, it is suggested here that we must discount the subconscious mind in taking on those very messages.  It would probably be best to not promote the Koran even while trying to expose it in this manner; subliminal messages can have the reverse effect.  Let’s keep the Koran out of bus ads and similar public forums, but use it in intellectual discourses revealing its tendencies for violence.  We don’t hapless people accidentally picking up the dictates of sharia driven extremism even while we are trying to discourage it.  This would have the opposite effect of our best intentions in driving home the idea that sharia is more than just another one of the world’s religions.  We need to stress the more complicated and forceful messages and ways by getting through the idea barrier that Islam is mostly made up of moderates.  As Geller tries to explain, there is a cultural gap between liberal needs for a rosier view of the issue and what is reality.  She tries to express this in not Islamophobia, Islamorealism: it’s not discrimination to be realistic about shariaism.  But I am not sure she success in communication can be reached by broadcasting Islamic texts in the American public forum.  We have to get the message across in other ways so as to In going over her critic Goodman’s article, we see supportive reference to some groups that have been tagged as pro-Islamic, and as such are likely or definitely conspiratorial.  Although Goodman has important ideas about feeding hands that can and do turn around and bite us, his leaning toward these questionable groups as a source of information about Geller should be a red flag.    Sometimes we find Jewish Communist or Socialist liberals working with the other side; I don’t know enough about this writer to suggest this, but we should be on alert. In terms of the Jewish and/or Israeli perspective, understand there are many Jews who did and do not support Israel or at least many of its activities and goals.   We should always keep an eye on any American Jewish or Israeli false flags or elaborations of issues regarding their strongest opponents.  At the same time, since they personally are so endangered by the Islamic groups who hate them so much, and because Israel has had direct hands-on experiences dealing with Islamic violence and warfare against them in the Middle East, we must listen to their warnings or insights, and welcome their assistance.  It is a good idea to recognize the diversity present among Jewish peoples and to take care in listening to the vast array of different views and advice found there. Many suggest a strong Israel assists the American position in the Middle East.  However, Israel also has been a bone of contention exacerbating the situation.  Yet again, Islamic Sharia law devotees have been caught with handwritten agendas specifically outlining a pro-Palestinian approach to arouse global Islamic groups to action.  They have very specific goals about using anti- Israel/Jew ideas as propaganda, both to spread and centralize Islam but also to dismantle one of the world’s most serious opponents to Sharia’s tyrannical ideology.   I also suspect some Russian and Eastern European collusion with Israel because of past history in which Jews got caught up with the Soviet world simply by being stuck inside its borders after the communist walls went up.  Many Jews who came out of both the earlier Nazi and particularly later Soviet world might have had influences and scars difficult to identify in terms of later political, behavioral, group control and military tendencies.  On the other hand, many other Jewish intellectuals and writers have spent much of their lives identifying what builds and sustains tyrannical governments, and these people are often sensitive advance warning systems. They don’t want another Hitler or Stalin.  Jewish women often represent the freedom of personal identity, voice and strength that is best about the American system of gender liberties.   A Geller could not happen in Saudi Arabia.  Geller is honest with her emotions and feelings in Fatwa, and sometimes it is raw or off the cuff.  But this should not deter us into believing she is just a blabbing would be pundit to be dismissed.  In addition, we can ask if Goodman is applying a male denouncement of her ways partly because of sexist tendencies; some men like to dismiss the emotions of women as silly or non- intellectual.  What is wrong about Geller being upset over 9/11 and the suicides from the towers, humans who propelled themselves to certain deaths rather than be burned alive, humans who were not just smashed but “obliterated” upon collision with the sidewalks below, as Geller so aptly puts it?  How can we blame her for getting emotional over the growing numbers of so-called “honor” killings of Islamic women who were targeted by close males in their lives, including even fathers and brothers?  And how can we blame her for feeling upset over the numbers of Israelis and American Jews who have been targeted by Islamic extremists, not only killed in several cases, but also severely tortured in the process?  Geller is alive and passionate over the material she writes about and in this manner, we sense who she really is and what she is about, unlike the game players who use codified language or patterned monologues based on agenda-based templates.  And Geller is also a product of New York City itself, having a personal cultural connection with the history, peoples and locations that centered around 9/11.  She is a living testimony of the before and after of 9/11, and as such, evokes the full spectra of the city of New York, including its musical and arts heritage, racial and religious diversity and overall cosmopolitan orientation. We need to look at both views, Geller’s and Goodman’s, to get a more accurate feeling and picture of the problems presented to both Americans and the entire world.  We need such diverse perspectives, but we also need to question and identify biases and unspoken messages in their writings.  What might neither be telling us about their connections to yet other political agendas?  Are they linked to Israeli secret services?  Is Goodman linked to something other than Israel or American Jewry?  Is he a Communist or Socialist with old ties to communist Russia, as Horowitz’s family used to be?  Can we trust Goodman to really be saying what we think he is saying about Americans selling weapons to Middle Eastern countries, or is something else going on? For example, could he be connected to media presenting false news about the so-called sales?  Or has there been some sort of extortion, blackmail or other form of non-disclosed issue behind any such sales? Whatever any possible hidden agendas or personal flaws in either writer, let us allow the best of their messages, like those of other writers deliberating these complex subjects, to enter our central sphere of awareness so that we can make more informed decisions for ourselves on a personal, national and global level. 2019/07/17 The Journal 2019/06/29 Shane French’s lawsuit against city, police officers nears end. By Erika Alvera.  https://the-journal.com/articles/143869 Excerpt:  The lawsuit was initially filed on Feb. 5, 2016, against the city of Cortez and police officers Casey Eubanks, Jennifer Lodge (also known as Jennifer Goodall), Boyd Neagle, Ryan Carter, Sgt. David Allmon and Chief Roy Lane. The filing came after French was found not guilty in the 22nd Judicial District Court in December 2014 on all charges relating to the alleged stabbing of a Cortez police officer.The original complaint alleges that Cortez police officers were called to the French family’s home for assistance for a mental health hold for French – a qualified individual with a disability – but then illegally entered without consent.The complaint further alleges that the officers pushed Glenn and Patti French, “tackled Shane French to the ground and handcuffed him,” and then “repeatedly tased Shane French while he was in handcuffs.”French was then charged with four counts of assaulting a peace officer and three counts of resisting arrest. The alleged assault was connected to a small nick on the left side of officer Casey Eubanks’ stomach, according to court testimony. French was in custody for about 10 months before being cleared of all charges by a jury. 2019/03/25 Cortez former police officer pay $100k in misconduct case. https://the-journal.com/articles/132439-cortez-former-police-officer-pay-100k-in-misconduct-case Excerpt: The city of Cortez and a former Cortez police officer agreed in January to pay a $100,000 settlement in a lawsuit filed a year after the officer pleaded guilty in a criminal misconduct case. Officer Reuben Liska resigned Feb. 4, 2017, amid a criminal investigation into an allegation that he had “inappropriate physical contact” with a woman who had called for police assistance. He was charged with one count of official misconduct in Montezuma County, and after pleading guilty in August 2017, was sentenced the following November to two years of probation. 2019/07/12 Durango Herald 2018/01/23 Colorado Springs settles $2.5m police discrimination lawsuit https://durangoherald.com/articles/204999-colorado-springs-settles-25m-police-discrimination-lawsuit Excerpt: The city of Colorado Springs has approved a $2.5 million settlement for 12 female police officers who say their careers were harmed by a physical aptitude test that discriminated against women. 2019/07/09 Recent NM Lawsuits   Former New Mexico State Police Chief Lawsuit: Kassetas 2019/02/25 https://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/new-mexico-settles-suit-over-state-police- chief/article_0c7b47e8-3e44-541c-8f4a-417ecadd0685.html Other Lawsuit 2019/07/01: Brent Aguilar https://www.krqe.com/news/new-mexico/clovis-p A Clovis police officer facing a series of excessive force allegations has resigned. According to the Eastern New Mexico news, officer Brent Aguilar quit over the weekend and will be looking for a new position outside of the department. The 12-year officer is named in four lawsuits relating to his police workolice-officer-resigns-following- pending-lawsuits/ 2019/06/26  Some editing and additions June 27 About Quick View Table of New Mexico Police Officer/Sheriff Names The Quick Table of New Mexico Police Names continues to be completed, and also is being placed on each police name under the A to Z bar at the top of each page.   This way people can go to that list and look down it quickly to see if the police name they are looking for is on this Police Factor website, as obviously the Table is coordinated with overall summary sections.   The Quick Table is an ongoing growing list; it is likely several important names are missing, mostly from the Albuquerque area which has a history of police related problems.  It has both larger citizen and police populations than other cities and towns in the state.  Albuquerque has drawn much attention and news coverage of real and alleged police brutality by different news and citizen watch groups, including those from outside the state. About Updates on Police Names in Summary Sections The Summary Sections are those more in-depth areas found below the letter related lists on each page.  For example, if you are in the A1 section, you will first see a brief list of names with a small amount of summarized information next to the names; below that list, you will then see what can be more involved summaries in a Summary section.  Sometimes when a name is first encountered and added to the Police Factor list, it is only a very brief summary with attached news article links.  This is to get things up and running, with the idea of going back later and adding to it.  In many cases, such an individual is updated shortly thereafter with more extensive information, but in some cases this can take awhile.  More extensive updates can take awhile If you encounter such a brief excerpt on Police Factor, you can use it as a starting point for your own research.  You always need to check online and beyond anyway, because information can change at any time.  For example, if a police person in the middle of an investigation is put on a Police Factor list and time passes, further review can show he has since been proven guilty or not guilty, imprisoned or fired, sued or with a previous lawsuit or set of charges dropped.  In other words, sometimes what you see on Police Factor is a moment in time,  several years or months back, with important changes not updated since then.  Also, career police persons can have changes in position title and otherwise might move to different departments both within or outside their original city of employment.  Police issues are not a circus show We also need to realize that for every police person who has received a complaint from the public, there might be the balance of good performance and honorable recognition in other incidents or situations.  Frequently we focus on the negative at Police Factor, but sometimes you will see Informative Notes added which give another perspective on that same individual who has experienced complaints, negative news attention, lawsuits or other. Often it has to do with what is found in news articles while researching negative issues about that same police person. We can place ourselves in their shoes We can put ourselves in the shoes of the police persons given so much media attention by knowing that we too would want a fair and balanced representation of our overall performance and approach in life.  To take a tiny sliver of a person’s life and not try to see the big picture ultimately does not do any of us any good.  Each police officer is a human being deserving the same opportunity for respect and fairness as any of us. We are all innocent until proven guilty; the tendency is to assume the worst given all the accumulated headlines involving misaligned police persons.  We must not get in the habit of going for the jugular every time an incident shows up in the news about any police person’s possible poor performance.  We do indeed want to acknowledge police related dishonesty and criminal behavior when and where they occur, of course, and to relate honestly to a police person’s actual mistakes, but we also must not be like sideline spectators in an inquisition rejoicing in taking down dirty cops.  We want bad cops off the streets, but we also need to have a sense of thoroughness and honesty in our investigations involving their alleged or real violations. Federal laws regarding Equal Employment Opportunity apply to non-whites, too It is requested people watching for Equal Employment Opportunity federal laws being followed in reverse discrimination applications across the state.  It has been noticed Mexican American and tribal groups seem to be violating this important law by applying things like Navajo Preference and Hispanic Preference in government jobs and businesses in Arizona, New Mexico and large Hispanic upper management dominated corporations like certain food service operations in schools and prisons. It might be worth checking if corporations like Verizon have seen an incursion of mostly African Americans in upper management or certain types of departments, as well.  In New Mexico, look for Hispanic and tribal hiring preference in: the largest, central/main post offices, including certain or all branches; Motor Vehicle Division; various state and county jobs, including social services jobs.  The Hole of New Brown Racists New Mexico likes to think it is exempt from the rest of the USA because it tells itself this state is mostly a minority one with Hispanic and tribal historic roots. What the Hispanics and tribes are doing is telling themselves this state is historically mostly theirs and that they were the victims of history at the thumbs of white colonialists or expansionists.  They take this one perspective for granted, as obvious, and it is so automatic a reflex for many non-whites in the area they haven’t considered alternative approaches.  Many have not heard of “reverse discrimination” or if they have, they don’t think it’s an issue because they feel the real victims of history are the non-whites and so now it is their turn; they feel if the circumstances were changed, the whites would do it to them again by squeezing them out of the better jobs, or out of most jobs.  They remember a time when their older family members were made to sit in the back of the bus or were not allowed in certain restaurants for being non-white.  They also remember unfair treatment in hiring practices or neighborhood exclusivity, with some of the better areas only being about whites who kept non-whites out. The problem with this approach is if New Mexico wants to receive the benefits and protections that are provided the rest of the country, it needs to step up to the plate and do its share in protecting our white Americans.  Also, there comes a point it’s abusive to keep acting this way against whites and so now we have the new racists as history swings full circle.  Instead of calling New Mexico The Land of Enchantment, perhaps we need to refer to it as The Hole of New Brown Racists. White Americans who get jobs in New Mexico need not be brown skinned mixes or otherwise affiliated with tribes nor Mexican Americans; the tendency seems to be to create a visual “brown” look to many government departments and agencies - you look across the room and have a hard time finding anyone who is truly white.  The other tendency seems to be where there is the occasional white on the job in Farmington, they tend to be tribal whites, whites who call themselves Navajo, or they are whites married to Navajos.  The Farmington area has a lot of whites; it always has; there are whites who have been in the area since the pioneer days in the late 1800s - of various religious types, or they came during the earliest oil and gas boom days in the 1950s or beyond.  Some are visitors who come and go, like from nearby Durango because Farmington is kind of a hub.  It is important Farmington backs up a little bit and realizes the white members of the community are important, too, and deserve fair and equal representation in the hiring practices in the area.  The city has started to shift more toward tribal and and Hispanic preference in hiring across several sectors, not just government agencies.  The only reason this is happening is because once the Hispanics and Navajos get into management and have the hiring clout, they purposely hire brown, although they will largely deny this.  They seem to be reluctant to hire anyone who truly looks Caucasian.  T The other issue in the city might be religious preference alongside skin color and race; many non-white groups have been heavily missionized by various white religious groups who came into the area; others have a historical connection with the Spanish missionizing that goes back hundreds of years.  As one example, regard, Mormons of both white and non-white descent can be coming together racially to exhibit hiring preference along religious lines; where there are brown-skinned Navajo Mormons from mixed white and Navajo marriages, you can find people applying both a Mormon as well as a Navajo preference in hiring - something hard to identify during normal federally based Equal Employment Opportunity investigations unless you asked the right questions and knew what to look for. Some Mormon families are known to have large numbers of children and extended family; when you add tribal affiliations to these numbers, they can have a stranglehold on the area in terms of hiring among themselves, squeezing out others who are not part of their networks.  We used Mormons as an example, but other large religious networks include Hispanic Catholics and their white cohorts; this in fact is possibly the large religious-racial group in the entire state of New Mexico, but it can take on a clique-like aspect in the comparatively more remote and isolated Farmington area with both local historical ties as well as broad regional ones coming together for certain kinds of mutual support and influence in the job market.   Some of this includes Hispanic ownership of certain businesses, but also can include gaining footholds in upper management across both business and government sectors.  At that point, it seems there is hiring preference by Hispanics for both Hispanics and tribal people; after this preference, the second preference seems to be for any non-white who leans toward light brown to dark brown skin.  Hence the new racism in town. Racism, cronyism, nepotism in the Farmington, New Mexico area along brown skinned racial lines Both Farmington and New Mexico need to learn that the sense of fair play in employment goes both ways and that tribal and Hispanic groups are not exempt from federal laws designed to protect people from racism, croynism, nepotism or religious favoritism.  It is possible Navajos feel they are a protected class in Farmington and can hire anyone they want.  They need to realize Farmington is not the same thing as the Navajo Reservation, and the city has been and continues to be a mix of various groups; it is important no one group takes center stage nor dominates the area to keep it the friendly open place it has traditionally been.  Banks and credit unions need a complete review in the Farmington area for reverse discrimination; reverse discrimination attorneys need to be identified and connected with.  Investigations might require outside intervention from other states because of the networking and general mindset of the non-whites who have begun to blatantly discriminate across several employment sectors. How this applies to the police in the Farmington area - but also to other areas with similar issues What this means for police people is that if our government agencies are being corrupt in their hiring practices, refusing to keep a good mix that includes whites, it can “let Dracula in the door” by allowing a variety of corrupt practices to take hold - Mexican mafias, Tribal gangs, Mormon corruption and much more.  People will have to have a paradigm shift to start addressing these problems, particularly in places like Farmington which traditionally had that good mix but has since shifted toward a disturbing trend in Navajo and Hispanic preference.  One way to counter this is to encourage whites to really pay attention to what is going on in each government location, to look around the room, taken notes on paper, and to give their business to those companies still playing fair with whites in hiring practices.  However, just taking business elsewhere won’t cut it; people need to start providing legal action against government agencies blatantly discriminating against whites and to do this might require pulling in out-of-state assistance.  The other thing that is need is education of the tribal groups to get them to realize they too are a part of the United States and must also respect the country’s federal laws regarding equal opportunity in employment for all persons off of reservation lands and not connected to tribal government agencies.  There is no reason for a federal post office in Farmington to be 90 to 100 percent Navajo and Hispanic, with the only whites at the public front counters being some kind of HIspanic or Native mix.  It is important to pay attention to all public counter employees across government agencies and businesses alike, because having a few white managers in the back room and no whites in the publicly visible jobs seems likely to be part of the reverse discrimination problem.  What this does is further the notion Farmington is just inhabited with Navajos and Hispanics and does not fairly give people an idea of the good numbers of whites who truly do still live there.  These whites pay for goods and services like everyone else and have a right to fair access to the jobs in the area.  Reverse discrimination impacts the interconnected economics and politics of the area These stresses and strains do impact police work in the area one way or another, as everything is interconnected.  One way it can have an impact is through social work.  Many of the social work agencies have started to be manned by Navajo and Hispanic street level screeners; that is who a person sees when first seeking social service assistance.  Some of these people can be truly negative toward whites, or at the least lean toward favoring non-whites.  It can be very difficult for non-involved people to realize how cold and unhelpful these non-whites can be to the white poor of the area.  But these stresses can lead to more whites wandering around the area on foot and unhelped than is necessary.  Also whites in management might not be proactive in making sure whites who request white assistance for cultural reasons get the help they seek; Navajo counselors, for example, when confronted with a request by a white to have a white counselor, might insist they are not discriminatory.  So the white might be turned away unfairly with a Navajo who insists it’s not because he or she is discriminatory, but for some other reason.  The problem is the Navajo in that situation is not looking honestly inside themselves to admit a fault, but assumes whites in the Farmington area don’t have rights like everyone else because of the past history in which Navajos feel whites were discriminatory with Navajos.  So the white who walks in the door seeking help is blamed for old history rather than being given equal opportunities for social services. The people who are odd man out can become the next generation of criminals and unhelped addicts on streets When people are walking around on the streets, this opens the door for more crime in one way or another, which impacts police work.  First, a person who is homeless and poor can become so desperate they start stealing and vandalizing.  Second, that person also might be more vulnerable to attacks by other street walkers or people driving around in vehicles looking for easy victims who are on foot.  All of this adds up to more crime for police people.  It is better to have quality social services with people more in tune with the needs of diverse communities.  Also whites need not just be serviced by primarily white Christian and Mormon groups; there needs to be fair opportunities in non-religious settings for whites in the area, as well.