New Mexico Sends Grave Warning To California – No on SB 10
KOB Eyewitness News 4 reporter Danielle Todesco, dedicated hours to observing two different Bernalillo County District courtrooms to see firsthand how the pretrial system was working in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Todesco sat in court all morning on July 21st for Bernalillo County District Court Judge Charles Brown’s docket. Todesco witnessed how nearly every suspect arrested was back on the streets, including Emilio Mirabal, who is charged with second-degree murder.
“But to implement the amendment, the New Mexico Supreme Court had to put new court rules in place. Those rules require the courts to evaluate each defendant with a ‘Public Safety Assessment’ tool. Currently, Bernalillo County is using a tool created by the Arnold Foundation.”
“Even with the highest rate of failing to appear in court and the highest rate of new criminal activity for a defendant, the tool still recommends that person be released on their own recognizance.”
Here is Danielle’s bio: http://www.kob.com/kob-tv/danielle-todesco/2339532/