Homicide Epidemic Continues
Four more victims, total count is 87
Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller believes that crime is “a little thing.” Albuquerque Police Chief Harold Medina would rather talk about anything but violent crime. Both Keller and Medina “hope” to have hundreds of new police officers by then end of the year, but the that is just a wish. The sad truth is Albuquerque is a very violent city, Keller has mismanaged APD and Medina is losing officers at an astounding rate.
Proof of this fact is the continual thumping of bodies hitting the ground in Albuquerque. In the last week Albuquerque Police responded to University and Central to find a man who had been shot to death. On Saturday APD responded to another homicide victim outside a home in the prestigious Four Hills area. Also, on Saturday APD found another homicide victim in the 6000 block of Anderson SE. Just hours later, on Sunday, APD responded to a homicide victim found in the 3200 block of Central (Nob Hill). The number of homicides in Albuquerque in 2021 is now 87.
We are still waiting for that beacon of transparency, APD PIO Gilbert Gallegos, to tell us if the person shot two weeks ago, at Oak and Central, has passed away. At the time Gallegos said the victim was not expected to survive so Homicide detectives were called out, but he has not provided any updates since then.
Tim Keller might think the tsunami of homicide victims in Albuquerque is just a “little thing we need to work on,” but were he to take the time to speak to the 87 families maybe he would feel different. As of today, I have still never seen Keller speaking to any of these families. Keller definitely makes time for campaign contributors, but no time for crime victims. That is a sad commentary of what Keller feels about those families and just where his priorities are at. He was able to cry tears of rage at former President Trump at a border camp for immigrants in Texas, but he has no tears for the children of Albuquerque homicide victims.
Keller’s progressive utopia is becoming a graveyard, with crosses going up all over the city.