Monday, February 22, 2010

The Beat Goes On: 14 Executed Over the Weekend

Twelve persons were executed on Saturday in Cd. Juarez, and two on Sunday. On Saturday the grisly beat began at 8:00 in the morning when a couple in a green Explorer were intercepted on Blvd. Independencia and forced out of their car. The couple evidently tried to flee but both were gunned down. Children in their vehicle were taken to social services. At 9:00 a man was found dead on a street. Neighbors reported that a man, Oscar Omar Perez, had dragged the body from his home, trying to hide it among some used tires on the street. He was arrested. Then two bodies riddled with bullet wounds were found, apparently tossed from a vehicle, in Col Salvarcar. Then three more men were found dead from gunshot wounds they suffered in a gray 2005 Equinox. Later three more men were executed as they watched a soccer match on television in the home of one of the men.


Anonymous said...

Did Dr Garcia conduct this poll too- Majority of voters disapprove of Richardson’s job performance
By Matthew Reichbach 2/23/10 6:20 PM The scandals that have hit Governor Bill Richardson over the past year have taken their toll on his approval rating. The once-popular Democrat is now among “the least popular Governors in the country.” Now 63 percent of voters in the state disapprove of him and only 28 approve. This comes from a preview of a poll conducted by Public Policy Polling (PPP), a Democratic firm.

How bad are things for the lame-duck governor? “He’s even in negative territory among Democrats at a 42/47 spread,” PPP writes.

As for his fall from his peak popularity, PPP notes this is part of a trend. “Richardson’s loss of popularity continues a trend of the 2008 Democratic also-rans either going into the administration or having their political careers go downhill,” PPP wrote. Richardson was nominated by then-President-elect Barack Obama to be Obama’s first Secretary of Commerce; however, Richardson withdrew his nomination pending investigation into pay to play.

Richardson is term-limited from running for governor again. And, as PPP notes, it could have negative effects on other Democrats running for election or re-election in 2010. Of course, the line is a tease to remind readers to come back tomorrow for the results.

Earlier today, PPP said that the blog would bring a mixture of good and bad news for Democrats. This definitely falls in the “bad news” camp for Democrats, though Republicans will be hoping that some of the unpopularity rubs off on Lt. Gov. Diane Denish; Republicans have been attempting to tie Denish to Richardson ever since his fall from grace began last year.

Anonymous said...

Richardson needs to leave NM now he has ruined our state.

Anonymous said...

It would be a great story for this BLOG host to write- Why is it that Denish does not break from Richardson he is a weight on her now.

GSal said...

Richardson will leave a legacy of corruption like I have not seen before. He leaves a fiscal wasteland behind and Denish has the unfortunate position of enabler. She may not have purposely enabled but she has not taken the steps necessary to separate herself from him. The writing has been on the wall for some time and apparently Denish and/or her peeps have not felt compelled to act. I personally am encouraged such a large number of voters are aware of the fiasco and are disgusted. Apathy is so unattractive.
Let's face it--he's no Schwarzenegger who at least has a connected wife and a movie career to fall back on! ;)