Someone might buy District Judge Sarah C. Backus a television set to follow the local news reports on the activities that took place in Amalia. Apparently the judge’s background from San Francisco, California has somewhat jaded her perspective on the characters that developed the compound and placed all those children in jeopardy. Now one youngster has died. One of the residents has been turned over to ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement). Your newspaper certainly has given this local to national story plenty of coverage for all citizens to have thoughts on keeping these people under lock and key until due process takes place. Again elected officials, such as a district judge, don’t really have to answer to the electorate. I would suggest voters remember the judge’s decision-making, in this case, come her reelection.
J. HOWARD DEME Albuquerque