While my opponent harps on abortion, I want to address the myriad issues currently impacting New Mexico. One of these is crime and the way the Radical Left has made it easier for criminals to operate in our state. For years, the Left has attacked law enforcement and the way it does its job and, more recently, the Left has tried to "defund the police" and has actually removed their qualified immunity. The result is fewer law enforcement professionals as officers retire early, leave for other jobs in other jurisdictions, or just quit. Albuquerque is left with 300 uniformed officers to respond to calls and the needs of 600,000 citizens and these few officers are hampered by onerous rules of engagement that stifle their initiative and negatively affect their ability to make an arrest. The Left (that's you, Tim Keller) further exacerbated the problem by giving criminal aliens a get out of jail free card. Now the Left has realized that their grip on power is in jeopardy and they say they want to pass some remedial legislation and hire more cops. Well, certain laws are needed and more cops are needed but the Left will not deliver. Passing more laws is useless if we don't have the officers to enforce them and we are not going to get those officers in the current anti-law enforcement environment created by the Left. Isn't it just like the Left to claim they will fix a problem they created?
We have to end "catch and release" and we have to let the law enforcement professionals do their jobs.
Candidate for NM House District 27, NE Albuquerque, Robert "Bob" Godshall is retired from Homeland Security. Most of Bob's career was spent protecting our nation's interior as an ICE and Border Patrol Agent. A long-time homeowner in the district, Bob is a former Vice Chairman of Ward 27 of the county Republican Party. He is recently a proud grandfather.