Chris Mechels

It seems that the prosecutors got it wrong in charging him with the crime, but won't admit it. The unwashed public seems to demand BLOOD rather than justice. Our DAs do far to much "feeding the beast" in NM, where "tough on crime" our ranks justice. There needs to be oversight of DA but t…

The only possible path to reform of our corrupt Justice system is the Grand Jury, which is currently totally controlled by the DA/AG. We need to restore the Grand Jury to its original independence, which the Democrats have eliminated, and let them investigate our corrupt government, inclu…

Gone missing in this very poor piece, the role of the DA, who is incompetent and has no regard for the law or due process. Taking the Ortiz case for example, he was, beyond dispute, convicted on the basis of perjured testimony; as the two "witnesses" told stories that conflicted. The only…

The Han case cries out for review. Lets hope the Supremes grant it. Another case that cries out for review/justice is the killing of Jeanette Anaya by NMSP Officer Wilson in 2013. Clearly a homicide, and cover up, by NMSP and DA Pacheco.

http://nmindepth.com/2016/03/23/puff-of-smoke…

Once again, New Mexico "leads" the nation, from the bottom.

"Open Government" in New Mexico is an oxymoron, and a fraud, and this has been the case ever since Gary Johnson, who actually believed in Open Government. MLG clearly does not, as this "advisory" group and others clearly demonstrate. MLG is a fraud, and does NOT believe in democracy, with…

Chris Mechels commented on Inside Lujan Grisham’s inner circle

A couple of things stand out, in this piece and others. MLG runs a chaotic operation, with unclear line of communication, blurred authority, and no accountability. This is not good, she needs adult supervision. The other is that MLG does not accept that her "role" is to be Chief Executive…

Missed here is the Attorney General doing another power grab. Having "investigators", i.e. police officers working in the AG office is rather a new idea, as the AG once was a "legal" office. The AG used the War on Drugs to get a "focused" group of officer in his office. Since then, withou…

Where's the Body Cams??? The U.S. Marshall has a policy against body cams, for themselves and those agencies who work with the Marshall on their arrests. This allows for a lot of "creative" reporting.

"Judge shopping" has become a common feature for cases brought by both the District One DA and the Attorney General (the Richard Martinez case). This undermines the whole judicial system, in service to a desired outcome; "justice" seems to mean nothing to these prosecutors. Trial by a jur…