Do You Approve of Benny House as Sher...
duh

Albuquerque, NM

#198 Dec 12, 2012
Lordy wrote:
I find it fascinating that a main theme of this thread is that Benny House and his deputies are woefully incompetent and corrupt, and yet at the same time you seem to automatically believe that, because this corrupt imbecile pressed charges against the guy who shot the dog, that must mean the guy is guilty.
Is it because the man who has been charged hasn't been fabricating stories online? Well, here are a few facts for you. Julie Morgan has been 16 for at least two or three years.(Why are they lying about her age?) The "family dog" she "loved" so much had been running the neighborhood with another dog for several days, chasing horses across the road, chasing the guy's sheep by running around the pen and panicking them, and even tormenting and fighting with the Morgan's own hounds that are tied up on their property. The Morgans didn't do a thing to stop it, for days. The guy said he thought they were strays since no one in the neighborhood was doing anything to stop them from running.
The man had a right to protect his livestock. The dog was on his property when he shot it the first time; the second time he didn't want it to suffer. The only people who are guilty of animal cruelty are the Morgans, who let that poor dog terrorize the neighborhood for days on end and didn't do a thing to stop it.
Why don't any of you deep thinkers ask yourselves why a guy would just shoot a dog out of the blue, huh? It hasn't occurred to you that there might have been a good reason? All you "animal lovers" seem to not care less about those sheep, who were minding their own business in their own pen.
Just incredible how you can talk about Benny House being an idiot and corrupt, but you think because he got badgered into doing a horrible "investigation" on this deal and pressing charges against this guy, that must mean the idiot is right.
I believe the laws are clear about protection of livestock and the uses of a gun. This corrupt imbecile, as you label him, is well known in the community and has lived among us for many years. It appears clear the depth of your thinking. Why not call the county animal control. They are listed and under the control of the sheriff’s department.
Lordy

Albuquerque, NM

#199 Dec 12, 2012
Established patterns? Yes! Established patterns of incompetence and corruption! So how does that equate to the guy who shot the dog being guilty just because Benny House charged him? Hmm?
Lordy

Albuquerque, NM

#201 Dec 12, 2012
Duh, you are right. The laws are clear about protection of livestock and use of a gun. They are also clear about letting dogs run loose, and the cops had already been to the Morgans house once on a dog call. Did they do anything? Nope. Was he supposed to let his pregnant ewes drop dead because the lazy Morgans couldn't bother to go out and catch their dog?

The cruel people are the ones who will ignore a dog for days and days and let it run loose to get into God knows what kind of trouble. That is the cruelest thing you can do to a dog, who does not know how to behave in the world of humans and relies on his human masters to guide him. Just about any dog, left to its own devices will return to its predator roots. The depth of your thinking appears clear,too.

The Morgans have a long, long record of disrespecting the people in their neighborhood, and this is just one more chapter in that story. And the lies they and their friends are willing to tell - in writing - are going to be tough for them to defend on the witness stand.
xtra

Albuquerque, NM

#202 Dec 12, 2012
Family dog? Who lets a family dog run wild for days? They didn't care about that dog.
Captain Obvious wrote:
<quoted text>Maybe because none exist.....
Puppets

Albuquerque, NM

#204 Dec 12, 2012
All that can be inaccurate too. Just because someone has a past. You don't know what REALLY happened in 1998. The actual story. You NEVER will. You will only know one side. Just because it sounds bad doesn't mean it is. You probably did a lot things you weren't proud of in your past. This is going to be one of them. Get over it, Duh. You are making yourself look like obsessed idiot.
Duh wrote:
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We won't believe the crazy posters, but is it okay to believe the police reports, the recordings from the shooter where the story changed again and again (and you call the posters here crazy?), and the witnesses, and the evidence, and the judge who signed the warrant, and the arrest, and the sheriff's blotter, and the upcoming court date. And can we believe the drug and weapons felony charge from 1998 California court records? How about the past jail time and probation from previous firearms crimes?
can we believe all that??? huh, can we?
Lordy

Albuquerque, NM

#205 Dec 12, 2012
Captain, are you trying to say that if you live outside the city limits, it's ok to let dogs run? Because it's not - that's the worst place to let them run, because that's where people have LIVESTOCK, and the law takes a very dim view of dogs harassing or injuring livestock.
Lordy

Albuquerque, NM

#207 Dec 12, 2012
Again, Captain, are you excusing people breaking the county leash laws and the laws prohibiting dogs at large - which are there to protect the DOGS, as well as other people, other animals, etc.- just because they are out of town? Captain, you reveal that you don't know much about dogs, or how to responsibly care for them. Nor about how to respect other people.
duh

Albuquerque, NM

#209 Dec 12, 2012
Puppets wrote:
All that can be inaccurate too. Just because someone has a past. You don't know what REALLY happened in 1998. The actual story. You NEVER will. You will only know one side. Just because it sounds bad doesn't mean it is. You probably did a lot things you weren't proud of in your past. This is going to be one of them. Get over it, Duh. You are making yourself look like obsessed idiot.
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The pot calling the kettle. Please stick to one name when posting on topix.
Not a fair man

El Paso, TX

#210 Dec 16, 2012
Duh wrote:
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Rick Cooper, formerly a tenured officer of ADPS, the DARE program forward thinker, a school officer, city firefighter, investigator, and sheriff's security is looking at running. I have known him for more than 20 years and he is honest, hard working, has integrity and has always worked tirelessly for the people in his community. He knows the agencies, local business owners, and the school district well. He understands the needs and he is intelligent, working his way up through the ranks with knowledge and hard work.
I plan to help Rick Cooper if he throws his hat in the ring for Sheriff. I have known him as a friend, a colleague, and worked with him in local law enforcement. He is a good man that knows the meaning of fairness. His record in his 25+ year local law enforcement career is spotless.
Time to decide ...
The same man who goes golfing with Sam Trujillo? Sam Trujillo who put ADPS in downward spirl? Sam Trujillo's son who was caught drinking under age and was swep under the rug? I could go on about this. Sam is a good ol boy and so is Cooper.
Geez

Alamogordo, NM

#212 Dec 17, 2012
Sheriff House has a good heart, but bad maturity. He makes decision based on the actions of other people rather than the good of the community. Moral at his Department is the worst I have ever seen it. Sheriff House has not done ONE thing with the community in two years of being Sheriff. No toys for tots, no fundraisers, nothing. I saw him at the special olympic's law enforcement torch run when my son ran into the Sheriff's Office parking lot and he looked tired and annoyed to be out there. David Hunter looked uninterested and pre-occupied. I was disappointed. I see articles in the newspaper frequently about "bust" and arrest the Sheriff's Office is making, which is great, but I also know that is their job. I recently watched the news and saw where Sheriff's Offices up north were having a "shopping" day with families at Walmart. I was impressed by how those Sheriff's Offices are focused on community relations and the relationship they develop with the people they work for. Maybe this is an un-needed rant, but I am upset by how distant our Sheriff's Office and local police are from the community. You are expected to do your job and we are not impressed by you releasing an article in the paper about every arrest you make. That is your job. Whats even more unimpressive is that the articles always say, "Benny House said..." "David Hunter said..." We all know you two had nothing do with those cases, just stop trying to fool us into thinking you are involved with your department. We all know you just found what happened, got some key details and released an article to make yourself look good for the next election. We are over it.
WHAT

Alamogordo, NM

#214 Dec 20, 2012
Benny met with the new ADPS Director and they liked each other. Can't be true. Benny must have offered him a pig.
Animal Lover

Alamogordo, NM

#215 Dec 20, 2012
Lordy wrote:
Established patterns? Yes! Established patterns of incompetence and corruption! So how does that equate to the guy who shot the dog being guilty just because Benny House charged him? Hmm?
If you recall, BH and his deputies did not charge Mr. Commers for shooting the dog for almost ten days after the incident. The District Attorney's office had to get inolved for charges to be filed.

If it had been left up to the Sheriff, who knows when - if ever - charges would have been filed. Try to remember that Mr. Commers fired two times, at night, toward a house that had occupants inside, to kill a dog that was not his.

By the way, the dog, "Happy" was one of several puppies that the Morgan kids had taken in after the previous owner passed away so they could find homes for them. Julie Morgan found homes for each dog but Happy was shy and silly and sweet and the family was working with him to socialize him. All the dogs had very little handling. Happy was so shy that he was housed in a large horse trailer so that when the kids wanted to work with him (which they did, according to other neighbors, every day), they could easily approach him.

The dog was shy, not aggressive. He was 7 months old and had only been with the family for 3 or 4 weeks.

I would really like to know why Mr. Commers states his livestock (and thus livlihood) was threatened by a dog that was "running loose with another dog in the neighborhood" but there is not a single report of dogs at large, aggressive dogs, or dogs in the Commers yard with the Sheriffs Office regarding this "nuisance" dog that was terrorizing the neighborhood. Why didn't Mr. Commers report it?

Funny thing is that quite a few folks who work with him in Mescalero have been told first hand that he has a pit bull and that he likes the dog but wishes it would leave his sheep alone. Mr. Commers told another coworker that he can't break his dog from chasing his sheep, but the dog doesn't do it all the time, just sometimes.

I'm thinking the facts in every facet of this thread speak for themselves.
Good example

Alamogordo, NM

#216 Dec 21, 2012
If law enforcement fails you take it to the DA. They are not untouchable when they fail the community. Thanks 12th for filing making progress
Correction

Alamogordo, NM

#217 Dec 21, 2012
Lordy wrote:
Duh, you are right. The laws are clear about protection of livestock and use of a gun. They are also clear about letting dogs run loose, and the cops had already been to the Morgans house once on a dog call. Did they do anything? Nope. Was he supposed to let his pregnant ewes drop dead because the lazy Morgans couldn't bother to go out and catch their dog?
The cruel people are the ones who will ignore a dog for days and days and let it run loose to get into God knows what kind of trouble. That is the cruelest thing you can do to a dog, who does not know how to behave in the world of humans and relies on his human masters to guide him. Just about any dog, left to its own devices will return to its predator roots. The depth of your thinking appears clear,too.
The Morgans have a long, long record of disrespecting the people in their neighborhood, and this is just one more chapter in that story. And the lies they and their friends are willing to tell - in writing - are going to be tough for them to defend on the witness stand.
I checked with the records dept at the OCSO on what you allegedly say about a dog complaint at the Morgans. You are incorrect. The only time a deputy went to the Morgan's regarding a dog in the year prior to the shooting was because "some neighbor" reported that the dogs had no shelter and no water. The report filed at the SO clearly states that the deputy found plenty fresh water and several large dog houses, plus an open barn, and the smaller dogs were in the house with the family.

Curses, foiled again.

You must know much different people than the ones I know in the neighborhood. The Morgans will drop everything to help people, and Mr. Morgan has done that for his friends and neighbors numerous times. They have extremely polite and academically advanced children (they homeschool), and they all work hard. They love animals and are gentle and patient with all of them.

sounds like sour grapes, Mr. Commers.
Wow

Alamogordo, NM

#218 Dec 21, 2012
WHAT wrote:
Benny met with the new ADPS Director and they liked each other. Can't be true. Benny must have offered him a pig.
Isn't BH closely connected to the dissenters that caused the issues at ADPS to begin with? Probably just more lip service from the SO. Will have to see how things play out truthfully - behind the scenes.
WHAT

Alamogordo, NM

#219 Dec 28, 2012
For Christmas this year Benny was a little short on cash, so he gave out jobs to his friends and family. Thank you Benny, the gift that keeps on giving.
Local PD Officer

Carrizozo, NM

#220 Jan 9, 2013
Benny is a nice man but he is out of touch with his staff. His deputies need to patrol the county and stay out of local municipalities. The local PD is usuallly able to handle situations and his deputies need to stop attempting to take over local crime scenes and situations the PD can handle. Just how I see it... If we need your assistance we will call for it. Do not intrude and attempt to take over every crime scene. We are all equally trained and all maintain an identical State of New Mexico Law Enforcement Certification. Enough Said!!!
Barney Fife

White Oak, TX

#221 Jan 9, 2013
Local PD Officer wrote:
Benny is a nice man but he is out of touch with his staff. His deputies need to patrol the county and stay out of local municipalities. The local PD is usuallly able to handle situations and his deputies need to stop attempting to take over local crime scenes and situations the PD can handle. Just how I see it... If we need your assistance we will call for it. Do not intrude and attempt to take over every crime scene. We are all equally trained and all maintain an identical State of New Mexico Law Enforcement Certification. Enough Said!!!
Ok Barney. ADPS officers are a joke. Any major crime scene is turned over to the S.O. Or NMSP you know that to be a fact. Enough said Barney. 5372
Andy Griffin

Alamogordo, NM

#222 Jan 9, 2013
Barney Fife wrote:
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Ok Barney. ADPS officers are a joke. Any major crime scene is turned over to the S.O. Or NMSP you know that to be a fact. Enough said Barney. 5372
You are correct barney, even though their stats show they investigated 5,372 crimes last year here in Mayberry and didn't solve a one of them.
Deputy

Alamogordo, NM

#223 Jan 9, 2013
Someone just brought this blog up and I had no idea - never had time for this but I am apalled at the lack of integrity. No one puts a name, no one uses facts, stories are twisted, turned and in many instances totally false. House does work cases and goes on calls - he is a very active boss - the only time he has really not been at work was during a family emergency and he answered his phone when my sergeant called him several times. As far as all the deputies hating him - not true -- it is a group that didnt like him when he came and dont want to be told what to do. There are many of us who do appreciate what he is doing - he isnt perfect but he allows us to speak our minds. His hands are tied with the union joke we have and it happens that even when he stands for the deputies - the union boys wont let him.
This blog/forum is funny because it is the same person posting over different names - I plan to ask Sheriff House what he thinks about thiese comments. The Morgan case was one that House did geet personally involved in because he knew it needed to be handled and in fact has stayed on top of the charges - things do not happen overnight and if you citizens want things done correctly sometimes you have to be patient. House or any cop cant control the DA or judges or attorneys who have stroke in this town. The articles in the paper that you all complain about are demanded by the public and if things dont go in the paper then you compleain about that - of course House's name has to go with them - he is the one responsible for media. he does not ever say that HE solved the crime or worked the case - he gives the department credit as they deserve. there have been many many positive changes since Blansett left and so what if House has hired Tulie cops - they were certified which saved money and they are all very competent. As far as Cooper goes - he is a joke and couldnt manage or solve a crime if it hit him in the face. He is nothing but a whore that tries to sleep with many people's wives - he would not get my vote if he was the only one running.
This will be my only post because I know that the small group of haters will only bash me and House some more using fictitious and different names over and over to give the appearance of many. I have seen House do lots for the community - no toys for tots would not be one of them as his friend wally does that. he has helped many many families and doesnt need to get his name next to wallys, he has donated and raised funds, worked with schools and youth, answered calls from citizens and is ready to take on the feds if needed. So go ahead - bash away - the rest of us get it and we understand that a few of you have to hate because you want the job - Cooper, Slater, Tarantino, Mackewich, etc - good luck. As for this deputy - I didnt support House the first time because I wasnt really sure but I will the next time if he runs for reelection. And no - I am not a family member, friend, political hire...I am just a long time deputy who does my job and has respect for the department and the Sheriff.
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