Local news in brief July 18, 2009

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Heavenly

Santa Fe, NM

#1 Jul 18, 2009
The District Court is finally getting rid of the Worst Hearing Officer you could ever imagine. Margaret Kegel finally got her cake and maybe she will eat it too... For many years she has screwed alot of good people including my family. Now she can see what it feels like to be without a job like she took many from hard working FATHERS. I Thank Judge Pfeffer for standing up and getting rid of this very racial, miserable Hearing Officer who was never fair in her court room. Next hope they have Judge Barbara Vigil Resign she too is well against hard working FATHERS and has ruined alot of teens by punishing them to PROBATION. What a joke. Get her off the bench.
Dogwatch

Las Cruces, NM

#2 Jul 18, 2009
Heavenly, dads often get a bad wrap in the legal system, but if your presentation in court was as hateful as your tone on this post, your sanctions were warranted.

Kegel--as does Vigil--did a good job. When divorce, custody, and domestic issues are involved, there are tough calls and no easy answers.

Anyhow, Kegel served the community and did her duties well.
Heavenly

Santa Fe, NM

#3 Jul 18, 2009
Dogwatch wrote:
Heavenly, dads often get a bad wrap in the legal system, but if your presentation in court was as hateful as your tone on this post, your sanctions were warranted.
Kegel--as does Vigil--did a good job. When divorce, custody, and domestic issues are involved, there are tough calls and no easy answers.
Anyhow, Kegel served the community and did her duties well.
I totally disagree if only you knew what took place for my family and to other families. They both think that just because they are JUDGES and can set any rules that they feel well guess what we have a HIGHER JUDGE and that is GOD. They will be Judged at a higher level. If I was only to began to write what took place for my husband of 20 yrs. you would not be praising them. He lost a $80,000.00 a year job because of them and because of the politics. If I was to get a petition going majority of Santa Fe would agree on this. I am curios to know why Ms. Kegel was asked to resign? The Chief Judge had a good reason to do this and the truth will never be revealed..
NM Women

Santa Fe, NM

#4 Jul 18, 2009
Good job Judge Pfeffer you must of had good reason to do what you did. I am a mother and had to deal with issues that also took place in Margaret Kegels court room and it is not only the fathers she goes after it is anyone she dislikes including the Hispanics Native Americans. It was not the evidence you could bring into her court room it was who she knew and then she would through the book at you. I agree with (Heavenly's) comment I have been there and done that I also lost my house because of her I lost my job as well I carried a Clearance. God will take care of the evil one way or another...
Huh

Rio Rancho, NM

#5 Jul 18, 2009
Heavenly wrote:
<quoted text>I totally disagree if only you knew what took place for my family and to other families. They both think that just because they are JUDGES and can set any rules that they feel well guess what we have a HIGHER JUDGE and that is GOD. They will be Judged at a higher level. If I was only to began to write what took place for my husband of 20 yrs. you would not be praising them. He lost a $80,000.00 a year job because of them and because of the politics. If I was to get a petition going majority of Santa Fe would agree on this. I am curios to know why Ms. Kegel was asked to resign? The Chief Judge had a good reason to do this and the truth will never be revealed..
WHY did your husband lose his job? What was the reason? What were the original charges against him? Was it a domestic violence case that you filed charges on and trie to re-cant? Explain yourself. Just because your husband lost his job does not mean these are bad hearing officers. There has to be a reason for it.
white bird

Santa Fe, NM

#6 Jul 18, 2009
Heavenly wrote:
The District Court is finally getting rid of the Worst Hearing Officer you could ever imagine. Margaret Kegel finally got her cake and maybe she will eat it too... For many years she has screwed alot of good people including my family. Now she can see what it feels like to be without a job like she took many from hard working FATHERS. I Thank Judge Pfeffer for standing up and getting rid of this very racial, miserable Hearing Officer who was never fair in her court room. Next hope they have Judge Barbara Vigil Resign she too is well against hard working FATHERS and has ruined alot of teens by punishing them to PROBATION. What a joke. Get her off the bench.
If parents would be PARENTS and do the parenting, be responsible for their children and support them, This whole discussion wouldn't be happening. If a Court has to tell a parent what amount of child support to pay, when to be a part of their childrens's lives and to not engage in bad behavior with the other parent well then...you get what you couldn't create on your own ~
someone else making the important and necessary guidelines. Personal responsibility and accountability would have worked well before a court order had to be in place.
NM Women

Santa Fe, NM

#7 Jul 18, 2009
Huh wrote:
<quoted text>WHY did your husband lose his job? What was the reason? What were the original charges against him? Was it a domestic violence case that you filed charges on and trie to re-cant? Explain yourself. Just because your husband lost his job does not mean these are bad hearing officers. There has to be a reason for it.
He has a clearance with the labs I did not file a thing on him, what happened is when your child turns 18 child support stops in this case he took his ex-wife to court to get the child support stopped and because an incident took place with his son and a co-worker Mrs. Kegel through a Domestic on my husband and when you have a clearance you can not carry a weapon. The reason I state politic's is because the ex-wife 's cousin worked for Margaret Kegel the table turned and my husband who payed more than $145,000 in support lost his job. Now do you understand.
Heavenly

Santa Fe, NM

#8 Jul 18, 2009
This is for WHITE BIRD go back to your cage because you have no clue on what NM Women stated? The father is no loser as a matter of fact he paid $145,000 in Child Support I think he did more then expected, it seems to me he has his priorities straight as a father. I agree with NM WOMEN there was completely NO JUSTICE for this man...
white bird

Santa Fe, NM

#9 Jul 18, 2009
Heavenly wrote:
This is for WHITE BIRD go back to your cage because you have no clue on what NM Women stated? The father is no loser as a matter of fact he paid $145,000 in Child Support I think he did more then expected, it seems to me he has his priorities straight as a father. I agree with NM WOMEN there was completely NO JUSTICE for this man...
And it was ALL Margaret Kegels' fault ?? yeah right.
Heavenly

Santa Fe, NM

#10 Jul 18, 2009
white bird wrote:
<quoted text>
And it was ALL Margaret Kegels' fault ?? yeah right.
Yes is was her fault. Unless you are related to her and like her then there is not much coming from you. If not ask others how she treated them in her court room ask her EX_HUSBAND as well how he got screwed by her as well, like I said everyone will be Judged but the ones with more authority will be held at a HIGHER LEVEL..........
white bird

Santa Fe, NM

#11 Jul 18, 2009
Heavenly wrote:
<quoted text>Yes is was her fault. Unless you are related to her and like her then there is not much coming from you. If not ask others how she treated them in her court room ask her EX_HUSBAND as well how he got screwed by her as well, like I said everyone will be Judged but the ones with more authority will be held at a HIGHER LEVEL..........
Higher than the Court of HEAVENLY !!
Pete

United States

#12 Jul 19, 2009
Why did the New Mexican not cover the Fire Museum event with a story? This was a Santa Fe "First."
Heavenly

Santa Fe, NM

#13 Jul 19, 2009
white bird wrote:
<quoted text>
Higher than the Court of HEAVENLY !!
You got that right. God will hold everone accountable but if you are of the authority he holds you at a higher level, this is in the BIBLE.
Wahhhwahhh

Albuquerque, NM

#15 Aug 2, 2009
HawkBear wrote:
Margret Kegel was indeed something evil, her actions in court over and over and over again were against good. It is about time they get rid of her. What probably happen is she did something wrong to a relative that was positical and the morons at the courthouse HAD to get rid of her. For years there have been endless legit complaints against her, and nothing has been done. Hell there was even a slew of letters to the editor for weeks on end, pointing out the illegal things she did and was doing, but nothing happen to her UNTIL now, wonder why??? At any rate, she is finally getting hers! Next step is the other ignorant worthless one, Barbara Vigil. She is pathetic! I believe it that they will get what they have coming to em. Each one of them, and all of the people who are guilty by association, to include greedy women and sick people who could care less about thier kids.
the wicked witch is gone.
YEAH!
Gee little man. You sound like you have been wronged.
concernedmom

Temple City, CA

#16 Aug 3, 2009
judge barbara vigil awarded full custody of a young child to a violent, alcoholic, abusive man who refuses to pay child support. mother was a stay at home mom with no criminal or drug issues whatsoever. judge took the child out of a high functioning, picture perfect home all because father has connections in santa fe. something is wrong with the court system. in my opinion she is not against fathers but is against those who don't have family or political ties in new mexico.
justvisiting

Temple City, CA

#17 Aug 3, 2009
What a true statement, if only the court system had some way of monitoring these rouge judges.

There is no decent court in these United States that would take a perfectly happy well adjusted 6 year old little girl away from here mother just because of political or family connections.
santa fe state employee

Espanola, NM

#18 Aug 4, 2013
Judge Barbara Vigil is a joke. The first time I met her I couldn't tell the Difference between her and a homeless person. I honestly thought she couldn't afford shampoo. She tried a case with no witnesses what a crook. She is a Poor excuse how she got this far amazes me. She favors the criminal in most of her cases.

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