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Chris Mechels

A bit of irony in this case, as one of the charges against Barnes is; 10-16-3(B) Violation of Ethical Principles of Public Service (Lack of Integrity) The Attorney General and the Law Enforcement Academy Board violate this all the time, but who's to charge them. The hypocrisy just reeks... For instance the LEA frequently violates the Open Meetings Act, and are about to do so again it seems. Yet, the AG travels around the state "training " agencies on the OMA. They also commonly violate the NM Rules Act, with their Public Hearings. But, who's to prosecute these public criminals. It seems no one. The AG charging Barnes with a crime they frequently are guilty of themselves sort of makes you want to retch. Not to say Barnes is not deserving of punishment, but such hypocrisy...

Chris Mechels

Why is the Attorney General involved in this case? Why not the DA office? Is it just Balderas grabbing the spotlight again?? As usual the AG attorneys have filed some charges which don't seem appropriate, which will complicate things. Glad to see Tom Clark involved, as he can sort this BS out. The cop is of course guilty of a number of things in this case, but perhaps not the crimes he's charged with.

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