The feds are coming.
Scary? Not to many Burquenos, who are sure to welcome “Operation LeGend” to the Duke City. It’s an effort to “send federal law enforcement to … cities that need help,” and Albuquerque, which set a record for murders in 2019 and recently experienced four killings in one weekend, needs all the help it can get.
But the “progressives” who hold the highest positions in New Mexico government are anything but reasonable people.
Mayor Tim Keller, leaping at the chance to whine to the whole nation via an interview with NPR, worries that “this becomes sort of a secret police situation like Portland.”
As above, so below. While the White House looks to clean up a mess prominent New Mexico “leaders” won’t, local officials continue to ignore Lujan Grisham’s junk-science scheming. Down in the southeast corner of the state, the Lea County Sheriff’s Office is publicly flouting her mask order. In multiple posts on the department’s Facebook account, deputies are shown at restaurants, sans you-know-whats. (“Do not be alarmed when you see LCSO Deputies enter local restaurants. We’re not there to enforce the Governor’s mandate. We’re there to grab a bite and support our local businesses!”)
And in Grant County, a prosecutor has stated that “until she receives an executed memorandum of understanding or letter of agreement between the New Mexico Department of Health and law enforcement agencies in the Sixth Judicial District, in her opinion: ‘Only the New Mexico State Police have the authority to enforce the public health order.’” Even if such a deal were reached, her office “would still be unlikely to prosecute the cases, which are petty misdemeanors under the public health order.”
Heinrich. Haaland. Lujan Grisham. Keller. Either by ineptitude or ideology, they make life in the Land of Enchantment worse. Luckily, some grown-ups elsewhere in the public sector aren’t interested in perpetuating New Mexico’s problems.