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Allegations surface of judge showing favoritism

There are 23 comments on the KOB.com Eyewitness News 4 - New Mexico story from Oct 14, 2008, titled Allegations surface of judge showing favoritism. In it, KOB.com Eyewitness News 4 - New Mexico reports that:

A stunning allegation in the fight against DWI has come to light. Cases are being dismissed on the Navajo Nation because the arresting officer isn't Native American.

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Wheninthecourseo f

Odessa, TX

#1 Oct 15, 2008
Are we not in an age of "equality"...equal rights, and all of that? Well, then; perhaps it is time to eliminate the sequestering of "native Americans" and the whole idea of "reservations". maybe it's time to take away the discrimiation and special privilege? Do we need reservations for any practical purpose what so ever? Nope. Get rid of them.
Micro Rambler

Albuquerque, NM

#2 Oct 15, 2008
Here you have a clear cut case of reverse prejudice in blatant view of the public. Isnít this the same as racial profiling that minorities are so fond of flaunting at any white police officer? Sounds like the judge in question needs to go to Bigotry 101 and get a refresher course in humanity. I can guarantee that if it were a white judge prosecuting Indians because of their race that all h-e-l-l would break loose. Itís time for reverse prejudice to be done with in all aspects of our society. Itís time to prosecute the minorities when blatant prejudice is obvious.
ThePoolBoy

Fort Wayne, IN

#3 Oct 15, 2008
Let's just be patient. What will he do when (not if) one of these drunk ba$tards, that he has dismissed, kills one of his family?

Its unfortunate but it is a strong possibility.

I agree that the "safe havens" should be eliminated. Look at the Gallup/Grants new car test-drive thefts of the 80's and 90's. Indians would test drive a vehicle back across the res and never return. They knew there was little the "outsider" could do. The res. police and government did very little to stop this yet they complained the loudest when car dealers would not let Indians test drive cars anymore.
Clark

Denver, CO

#5 Oct 15, 2008
This is ridiculous. I am part native American as people call themselves nowadays. A drunk is a drunk is a drunk. That is all that needs to be said. They are dangerous on the highways outside the reservation so the laws should apply to "Native Americans" just as it applies to everyone else. I would take this to the tribal council for review.
Lee

Whiteville, NC

#6 Oct 15, 2008
I guess the practice of prejudice and racial profiling isn't limited to the white European-based community...
What the French Toast

Albuquerque, NM

#7 Oct 15, 2008
I see a lot of this sort of thing now days. SOME minorities don't want equality, they want revenge.
Whaddaya Know

AOL

#8 Oct 15, 2008
Native American Courts are beginning to act like the rest of New Mexican courts and learning the White Man's Ways! How ironic.

http://alltooquirkyalbuquerquenm.blogspot.com
Whaddaya Know

AOL

#9 Oct 15, 2008
Micro Rambler wrote:
Here you have a clear cut case of reverse prejudice in blatant view of the public. Isnít this the same as racial profiling that minorities are so fond of flaunting at any white police officer? Sounds like the judge in question needs to go to Bigotry 101 and get a refresher course in humanity. I can guarantee that if it were a white judge prosecuting Indians because of their race that all h-e-l-l would break loose. Itís time for reverse prejudice to be done with in all aspects of our society. Itís time to prosecute the minorities when blatant prejudice is obvious.
Isn't that the truth? But it happens every day in New Mexico (and often elsewhere)

http://alltooquirkyalbuquerquenm.blogspot.com
Jake

Mesa, AZ

#10 Oct 15, 2008
The Navajo Nation has no jail space! It's a Federal Indian Land...States, Counties and the Navajo Natio itself don't have the power to enter such agreements. Only the Federal Government and the Bureau of Indian Affairs acting through Fegeral Legislative Acts will pave way to make cross deputization easier. Wake up! Dam!
sonerai man

Barnesville, OH

#11 Oct 15, 2008
I spent 38 years on their res schools. They are corrupt from the chapter level on up.

Nepotism, embezzlement, fraud, forgery cover ups. It's a way of life.

When they want even more money, they run to us whities with their hands out.

If they're an independent nation, let's cut off their funding. Let them survive on their own.

Go to any business on the res. and find out for yourselves. The stores at the shopping centers in Shiprock and Pine Hill would be a good start. Find out how white people are treated there. Then, ask why we are paying for that type of treatment.
sonerai man

Barnesville, OH

#12 Oct 15, 2008
Do you get the idea I'm prejudiced? I am. Spend 38 years in that country and you will be to.

Why did I stay? In spite of the adults, the children are great to teach.
sonerai man

Barnesville, OH

#13 Oct 15, 2008
Jake must be another Navajo Nation Fat Cat Bureau Man. To the devil with agreements. Drunks are drunks. Maybe old Jake is a Navajo judge?
No Schitzzz

Albuquerque, NM

#14 Oct 15, 2008
If they want to be a soverign nation, fine with me. Let's cut all the welfare and other social payments the Feds are givign them and let them be a soverign self sufficient nation. How many rugs would they have to sell to be self sufficient????
No Schitzzzz Killa

Silver City, NM

#15 Oct 15, 2008
Great Idea lets be sovern block all entrances through Reservations see how many of yall cry then and let all tribes get all the $$$ from the Casinos instead of giving it back to the state void all compacts. Just learning what was tought to us by the WHITE MAN!!!!
Rember all NM you can have 11 DWI's before getting your license taken away in NM its not the reservations fault its the states. Why dosent the state just ban alchol. Would solve most problems.
ricky

Albuquerque, NM

#16 Oct 15, 2008
I think Nepotism, embezzlement, cover up, fraud and forgery is this rule for the whole state of NEW MEXICO.
So the learned from the best.!!
sonerai man wrote:
I spent 38 years on their res schools. They are corrupt from the chapter level on up.
Nepotism, embezzlement, fraud, forgery cover ups. It's a way of life.
When they want even more money, they run to us whities with their hands out.
If they're an independent nation, let's cut off their funding. Let them survive on their own.
Go to any business on the res. and find out for yourselves. The stores at the shopping centers in Shiprock and Pine Hill would be a good start. Find out how white people are treated there. Then, ask why we are paying for that type of treatment.
NITA

Chatuchak, Thailand

#17 Oct 15, 2008
As soon as I saw this news piece last night...I was anxious to see all the comments that were going to be posted and what do you know, I've read everything I was expecting...typical of people to judge right away...wish I was of perfect existence to judge others...but then again, I'd rather let God do the judging...who are we humans to do so...let me just tell you something...don't judge or trash ALL Native Americans just because of this sovereign nation in the news. Not all Native Americans are like that. This type of behavior being displayed pisses me off as they give those of us Natives who go by the book a bad name. I was raised on the reservation (a Pueblo reservation), graduated high school, went on to college and graduated with a bachelor's degree. To read some of these comments and be judged as if all of us are on welfare, that we're all drunks and what not is simply being ignorant. Read up on your history...visit the different reservations and you will come to see a big difference...otherwise, those of you who are the quickest to judge and write a comment...hope you choke on them...Oh...and one more thing...isn't it just funny how Native Americans make the news...it either has to do something with alcohol or something negative...there are many positive things we do yet it's too boring to make the news...so yeah...no wonder we want to be left as sovereign nations...go figure...
McCain

Albuquerque, NM

#18 Oct 15, 2008
Too bad that everyone says that the Native Americans are corrupt.. What about the rest of Givernor Bill's NM? Corrupt from the ground up. County judges fixing tickets and beating girlfriends up and getting off with a slap on the wrist. Cops killing with impunity. This whole state is a mess. Don't just pick on the Navajos.

Since: Feb 08

Albuquerque, NM

#19 Oct 15, 2008
Apparently quite a few people have problems with reading comprehension and/ or your listening skills are pitifully inadequate. The story is about an ďallegationĒ, not a fact. Since KOB didnít print the entire report from last night, I guess those didnít hear the entire story where the judgeís concerns are jurisdictional issues, not racial.

Is it that most people that donít live on the reservations have no idea that many police officers on & off the reservations are Native and do make their share of DWI arrests? But hey, thanks for living up to my expectations of jumping to conclusions without knowing the full story.

As for getting rid of the reservations Iím not surprised that those comments come up. Itís not like the government doesnít have a long sordid history of & breaking Treaties or allowing non-Natives to not abide by the terms of those Treaties.

Regarding how reservations are rife with nepotism, embezzlement, fraud, forgery cover ups because it's a way of life, I guess that NEVER EVER happens off the reservations or with non-Natives. No, THAT could't be true could it. Puh-lease, gimme a break & keep your false negative stereotypes to yourself.

As for blocking the entrances to the reservations, go ahead. Albuquerque has reservations to the north, south & west. The only way to get in & out of Albuquerque would by through I-40 to Tijeras and no traffic via I-25. So have fun going to & from work if you live or work in Los Lunas, Belen, Bernalillo, Santa Fe, Gallup, etc, not to mention bringing having to re-route all traffic around the state, but go ahead.
Woe is Us

Norwalk, CT

#20 Oct 15, 2008
All I have to say is Gordon House. It took like three trials OFF THE REZ to convict his sorry, drunken, soul.
car

Albuquerque, NM

#21 Oct 15, 2008
I just think it is sad that people, whomever they are, are still dumb enough to drive drunk. If you do, I don't care who gives you the ticket. Fess up, pay up, and stop that idiotic behavior before you do kill someone besides yourself!

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