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Posted: 4/20/2016 8:53:14 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/20/2016 9:02:41 AM EDT
Drunk lives matters!!!
Link Posted: 4/20/2016 9:03:10 AM EDT
Screen of Shame.
Link Posted: 4/20/2016 9:21:15 AM EDT

Mothers Against Drunk Driving got a two-year, $800,000 contract to attend hearings in at least five New Mexico counties hit hard by drunken driving arrests and deaths
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I was going to say "Well, they're allowed to post public records so whatever." But what the hell is this? A contract to attend hearings?

Money talks, I guess.
Link Posted: 4/20/2016 9:24:34 AM EDT
I hate drunk drivers. They do more harm in one weekend than most guns all year.


That said, what else is there to do in NM besides drink?
Link Posted: 4/20/2016 9:26:06 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By FlatDarkEarf:


I was going to say "Well, they're allowed to post public records so whatever." But what the hell is this? A contract to attend hearings?

Money talks, I guess.
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Originally Posted By FlatDarkEarf:

Mothers Against Drunk Driving got a two-year, $800,000 contract to attend hearings in at least five New Mexico counties hit hard by drunken driving arrests and deaths


I was going to say "Well, they're allowed to post public records so whatever." But what the hell is this? A contract to attend hearings?

Money talks, I guess.


MADD is all about making money.
Link Posted: 4/20/2016 9:26:48 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By BladedRonin:
I hate drunk drivers. They do more harm in one weekend than most guns all year.


That said, what else is there to do in NM besides drink?
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Read stupid blanket statements from people
who think they live in a greater place.
Link Posted: 4/20/2016 9:28:16 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/20/2016 9:29:21 AM EDT by NavyDoc1]
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Originally Posted By FlatDarkEarf:


I was going to say "Well, they're allowed to post public records so whatever." But what the hell is this? A contract to attend hearings?

Money talks, I guess.
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Originally Posted By FlatDarkEarf:

Mothers Against Drunk Driving got a two-year, $800,000 contract to attend hearings in at least five New Mexico counties hit hard by drunken driving arrests and deaths


I was going to say "Well, they're allowed to post public records so whatever." But what the hell is this? A contract to attend hearings?

Money talks, I guess.



My thoughts exactly.

If an advocacy group wants to access public records then have at it.

However, the taxpayer should not be funding a private advocacy entity.
Link Posted: 4/20/2016 9:29:03 AM EDT
$800K wasted
Link Posted: 4/20/2016 9:29:49 AM EDT
Went to a wine tasting with my wife in New Mexico .... behind the counter they had a break down of what happens if you were caught drinking and driving. They had a breakdown of what happens when you get busted up to 8 times . Blew my mind, in my state you basically done after 2
Link Posted: 4/20/2016 9:30:26 AM EDT
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So the state is giving money to a non-state entity to watch state employees work and attempt to shame them into doing their job in the manner the non-state entity wants them to?

That's as fucked up a use of public money as any I've ever seen.

ETA: I have to wonder what executive branch/agency budget is this money coming from?
Link Posted: 4/20/2016 9:31:29 AM EDT
It's hard to argue that this doesn't risk turning into a conviction quota system via mob rule.
Link Posted: 4/20/2016 9:31:59 AM EDT
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Why do they need to attend the hearings? A single volunteer could read summaries for an hour each evening for free.

Also, the state sets the punishments in the law. So, isn't this their fault?
Link Posted: 4/20/2016 9:34:16 AM EDT
Im all for shaming criminals but I think that 800K could probably be used better elsewhere.
Link Posted: 4/20/2016 9:53:43 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/20/2016 9:55:36 AM EDT
Don't get me started. Every court does that shit.
Link Posted: 4/20/2016 12:27:35 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By BladedRonin:
I hate drunk drivers. They do more harm in one weekend than most guns all year.


That said, what else is there to do in NM besides drink?
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Drive?
Link Posted: 4/20/2016 2:02:04 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Fig:
Don't get me started. Every court does that shit.
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Que?
Link Posted: 4/20/2016 2:04:02 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Bama-Shooter:
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Social media feeds will soon tell you if drunken driving offenders are let off too easy, New Mexico officials say.

The state will pay staffers from Mothers Against Drunk Driving to monitor court hearings by judges who are routinely lenient in drunken driving cases, Republican Gov. Susana Martinez announced Tuesday.

The group will send details about sentences to state officials, who will identify repeat offenders and the judges in tweets.

The program joins others nationwide in using social media to publicize crimes by repeat offenders, a move that has drawn scrutiny from privacy advocates. But it's unusual to target judges, and opponents have called it unethical.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving got a two-year, $800,000 contract to attend hearings in at least five New Mexico counties hit hard by drunken driving arrests and deaths. The group also offers court monitoring in other states.

The governor said the program aims to show the failure to crack down on those convicted of multiple DUI violations.


Democratic state Rep. Antonio "Moe" Maestas called it a public relations stunt, saying it takes the focus off DUI prevention and tries to put the blame on judges and prosecutors.

"Blaming a judge for not enough conviction rates is like blaming (a baseball) umpire for not enough strikeouts," said Maestas, a defense lawyer who represents clients charged in drunken driving cases and has worked as a prosecutor.

He called the monitoring program "unethical" and said it puts pressure on judges for harsher sentencings regardless of the facts.

http://www.wbrc.com/story/31767032/new-mexico-social-media-to-broadcast-lenient-dui-sentences
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I had no problem with this, until I read that.
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