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The Line: Should New Mexicans Clear the Bench?

Gavel

January 19, 2018 – In a follow up to the discussion on crime and public safety, Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists debate a movement that is looking to get rid of judges that are soft on crime. The website Clear the Bench in New Mexico encourages voters to vote out judges they feel are not taking crime seriously.

Line Panelists:
Merritt Allen, Vox Optima LLC
Dan Foley, former House minority whip
Sophie Martin, attorney
Harry Van Buren, professor in UNM Anderson School of Management

The Line: Governor Martinez On Crime In New Mexico

State of the State 2018

January 19, 2018 – The Line opinion panelists continue their look at Governor Martinez’ State of the State address, with a focus on her points about crime and public safety. During her speech, the Governor introduced a police officer whose badge stopped a bullet fired from the gun of a career criminal recently bonded out by a judge. Gene Grant and the Line look at the Governor’s legacy in matters not only of crime, but also of punishment.

Line Panelists:
Merritt Allen, Vox Optima LLC
Dan Foley, former House minority whip
Sophie Martin, attorney
Harry Van Buren, professor in UNM Anderson School of Management