Certain lawmakers in the state must have owned homes in the land of oblivious for the last five decades and were obviously sheltered from the resounding Hollywood mechanism of egregious violence and disturbing gore served up in heaping spoons on the silver screen to audiences of all ages.
Of course, there could also exist a mental deficiency in discerning reality from a la-la land world built directly from the chorus of “kumbaya my lord, kumbaya” in the selected ranks of Democrats currently inhabiting Santa Fe. In the case of Hobb’s police chief, Christopher McCall, this is certainly the case.
According to the Santa Fe New Mexican, Democratic state senators lambasted and questioned Hobbs for twenty minutes at a Senate Rules Committee appointment hearing Friday, over a police department recruiting video which aired three years ago. The chief of police from the small town located near the Texas border, closer to Lubbock than to Albuquerque, has received multitudes of public scrutiny and criticism for the content of the production, which highlights the action side of law enforcement work, complete with guns, dispatchers, staged SWAT team operations and police dogs.
No interactions with perps or citizens are apparent within the video, nor are displays of reckless, violent or irresponsible behaviors. Why he is on the wrong end of public dissension for simply attempting to recruit needed candidates to a small organization while showing the law enforcement perspective to the public is beyond comprehension, until one examines the source. The audacity for localized government to hamper the ability of law enforcement to effectively recruit by creating needless politicization is way beyond the acceptable bounds of elected leadership.
McCall, who was in the process of being reappointment to state’s Law Enforcement Academy Board, had to endure an unnecessary and unprovoked stream of bureaucratic vitriol in the wake of the release of the video which culminated Friday with gems such as the following statement. “All of the images in the commercial from Hobbs were very much images of us versus them, images of separation from the community,” said Senator Daniel Ivey-Soto in reference to the recruitment video.
This mindset shared by Ivey-Soto and other state Democrats is just the tip of the proverbial iceberg, as the American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico and the New Mexico Foundation for Open Government have been ushered in to explore apparent worrisome irregularities identified by certain politicians on the Law Enforcement Academy Board’s website, the internet face for McCall and his colleagues.
The ongoing battle officially persists in all corners of this great nation.
VIDEO: Watch The Hobb’s Police Department Recruiting Video