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Comment by ABQrising on March 24, 2009 at 9:32am
There are a whole lot of transit worthy projects around town, but Rio Bravo AND Paseo del Norte interchanges need major work as of at least seven years ago.

With all the hubbub MdSol creates, the continued obliviousness exhibited by NMDOT, the County, and (to a lesser extent) the City regarding the deterioration of the Rio Bravo on/off ramps (which should be turned into an outright interchange) is an incredulous farce. A lot of the South Valley's infrastructure problems are partially of their own doing (for better or worse), but the Rio Bravo on/off ramps are the problems of all levels of government. Frankly, shame on them.
Comment by Ron Da Bomb on March 24, 2009 at 10:31am
Three statisticians go hunting. They come upon a deer. The first one shoots and misses to the left. The second one shoots and misses to the right. The third one jumps up and shouts "I hit it!"
Comment by shotsie on March 24, 2009 at 12:19pm
Darren White is aspiring to run for higher office - that's why we get him trying to get enough petitions to overturn the recent death penalty repeal, and, my fave, him and Marty holding a very important Town Hall meeting concerning on-line predators.
I've never understood why the office of sheriff is an elected office, while normally, the chief of police is approved by the city council. I would think that you'd want to have a sheriff who had lots of experience in law enforcement, and could concentrate on running the office, and not someone whose chief concern is getting re-elected or running for higher office. That would be rewarding competence, not someone can shout the loudest, puff the chest out the most, and be on camera at all times (or be the lead singer in a anti-drug message band.)
Comment by Tricross on March 24, 2009 at 1:04pm
Sophie. Are you saying you do not believe the crime in this State is as bad as the report indicates?
Comment by once banned twice shy on March 24, 2009 at 2:40pm
Darren White is most definitely trying to shift blame--to judges and legislators. Our favorite fascist sheriff would love to have a system wherein he or his deputies could be arresting officer, judge and jury and lock up "criminals" forever. Indeed, White wants very badly to be in higher office--you'd think he would be a little quieter, what with the rather resounding defeat he suffered at the hands of Martin Heinrich. Darren, dude, people are SICK of the fear line you Republicans are peddling!
Comment by Tricross on March 24, 2009 at 4:03pm
@OBTS - fear transcends political affiliation. I know liberals and conservatives alike who no longer feel safe in Albuquerque, not because of what they hear from Mr. White but from what has happened to either them or friends and family. I believe that crime here is worse than it has been before and that belief is not based on reports or news snippets but on what I have heard and experienced from my peers.
Comment by SteveJ on March 24, 2009 at 6:07pm
Have you ever been to Rhode Island? It feels infinitely more safe than most parts of NM.
Comment by hettie on March 24, 2009 at 6:38pm
albuquerque is a dangerous place. terribly dangerous. you are not safe here. nor is your family. it's amazing that anyone actually lives here or has raised a family/had a happy life/successful career/small business, etc. in albuquerque. in fact, those stories must be false and are surely eclipsed by the above report. you should not move here from somewhere else. if you just moved here and are feeling unsafe (or you can't find your favorite version of mexican food, soup, etc.) you should try somewhere else. also, the weather is terrible. as are the schools. good luck to you on your re-location. buh-bye.

the above is meant in a tongue-in-cheek manner and if you are truly offended: meh.
Comment by Tricross on March 25, 2009 at 9:09am
Making fun of the fear in others yields bad karma.
Comment by once banned twice shy on March 25, 2009 at 11:01am
Tricross: once again, you miss my point. Republican politicians like to play the fear line because it works with their agenda: more prisons, more laws; more punishment; more WAR. I wasn't saying that the average Republican citizen is walking around peddling fear.

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