Something Stinks In New Mexico

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Happy Family

June 16, 2015
I spoke with an unnamed news source in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and was told there had been NO CHANGE.

Obviously Albuquerque City Laws and New Mexico State Laws mean nothing….



What follows is the last news update that could be found, regarding the safety and well being of Our Children. So, in keeping with the qualities and values that bind Our Circle so tightly together, I called Our News Source in Albuquerque.

Sex offender housing near day cares causes uproarCorrections department working on new housing arrangement.
UPDATED 10:32 AM MDT May 14, 2015

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. —Some Albuquerque families said their children aren’t safe because sex offenders live just down the street.

They’ve been fighting to kick them out of the neighborhood for months, and now more children are set to move into the area.

Every day, dozens of children spend time at one of several day care facilities along Fourth Street in Albuquerque’s Barelas neighborhood.  Just up the road is “the Dorms,” home to 12 sex offenders on probation or parole.

Santos Baca, who lives in Barelas, manages several properties there.

“I live here, (I’ve) got grandkids that come to visit the house. So, you know, it’s a concern to all of the community,” Baca said.

One of his buildings will soon be home to another child care center that’s expanding. Baca believes that the Dorms need to go.

“They’re putting these people right in middle of a lot of kids, and I think they should be moved someplace else,” he said.

The New Mexico Department of Corrections has been working for months to solve the difficult puzzle.  Maybe the biggest problem is that the DOC said the sex offenders were living there before the day cares moved in.

But according to city and state rules, they’re too close to the day care, leaving the department in a tough spot.

“When the day care moved in, we made the strategic decision to not just kick them out right away because they had been compliant,”  DOC spokeswoman Alex Tomlin said.

Corrections officials have been trying to figure out a way to make everyone happy by finding a new place for the offenders to live that’s away from the day cares. But that’s not a quick or easy thing to do.

“If you just kick them out in the streets, that’s not good for public safety. We’d rather have these sex offenders housed where they are being monitored,” Tomlin said.

While Baca said he understands that the sex offenders were there first, he still thinks they need to go.

“I think it’s easier to move them then to try and move businesses,” Baca said.