Police & Court
The governor’s first hope is millions of dollars to increase law enforcement ranks and wages.
“$100 million for 1,000 new officers – if you want public safety to be a priority,” says Lujan Grisham.
The governor also acknowledged that the state’s reformed bail system is far from effective. Her plan is to flip the script. Instead of prosecutors having to prove someone is a danger to keep them behind bars until trial – that burden falls on the suspect.
“We’re going to make the law, and I’m going to take it upstairs, and that’s a rebuttable assumption to the objection, isn’t it?” Lujan Grisham told KOB 4. “If you’re a violent offender, you’re going to be in jail unless you can disprove the assumption that you should. So we’re going to overturn it, no rights. decided, that’s how it’s going to happen because, without that clarity, it’s clear that the other efforts we’ve made don’t seem to be enough. I want more.”
2021 sets a new record in the deadliest year in Albuquerque. There were 110 murders – 114 victims. The governor is focused on making punishment more appropriate for crime statewide.
“Too many of those people plead guilty to second-degree murder, murder, that’s 15 years, why not 30 years? We want to have the right deterrents while we are. is investing in everything else upstream,” the governor said.
Republicans and fellow Democrats members of the governor appear to be on board with a “tougher” tone on this crime. Finally, Lujan Grisham had to set the agenda for the upcoming 30-day session.
“We need to do that and it sends a very powerful message if you’re conducting a crime in Albuquerque, we’re here for you, we’re here for you.” Again and we’ll keep coming until you go – because you’re locked up or you know, New Mexico is hostile to anyone who violates our public safety requirements or rights and is committing a crime, “Lujan Grisham said.
https://www.kob.com/albuquerque-news/gov-lujan-grishams-priorities-for-upcoming-legislative-session/6358902/?cat=500 Governor Lujan Grisham’s priorities for the upcoming legislative session