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1. Hear­ings un­der­way to dis­miss charges against 3 NNM com­pound de­fen­dants 2. Man steals Taos County am­bu­lance, takes brief joy ride

3. Nine fugi­tives ar­rested by Taos County Sher­iff’s pa­role of­fice

4. Four de­fen­dants still held, mo­tions to dis­miss filed

5. DA: NNM com­pound de­fen­dants planned to at­tack Ge­or­gia hos­pi­tal

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Hear­ings un­der­way to dis­miss charges against 3 NNM com­pound de­fen­dants

Very dis­ap­pointed in the great state of New Mex­ico. My fa­vorite place in the U.S. I will have to think over my planned visit to NM for fall. I can take my dol­lars to some place that has a bet­ter han­dle on how things are done. This is a fright!

– LISA TALLCHIEF DFCS is a joke in this state. They could care less about chil­dren. Trust me, I as a grand­par­ent fought for my grand­child but was told that it was the mother’s right to be ad­dicted to drugs and live on the streets with my 6-mon­thold grand­child.

- KERRY SMITH It is sloppy, and so typ­i­cal for New Mex­ico, the third world coun­try of Amer­ica where jus­tice is never done and chil­dren suf­fer be­cause of it, we are a na­tional laugh­ing stock, and now a mag­net for these kind of crim­i­nals.

- MIKE JOHN­SON Ne­glect equals abuse—“Fail­ing to meet the ba­sic needs of a child, in­clud­ing food, clothes, shel­ter, hy­giene, nec­es­sary med­i­cal and men­tal care, and ed­u­ca­tion.”

- EL­IZ­A­BETH BLUHM Judges fol­low­ing the law! Don’t like the de­ci­sions... work to change the law.

- DONNA TED MOTSINGER Per­haps a Grand Jury will be con­vened to re­view the case? If so, I won­der if ju­rors can be found who have not been “in­flu­enced” by me­dia re­ports?

- JOHN G LAPIN I have fol­lowed this case closely.

How any­one can blame the judges for fol­low­ing the Amended State of New Mex­ico con­sti­tu­tion is beyond me. There are two en­ti­ties to blame in this case... The peo­ple that voted for the amend­ment and the prosecution. So folks... blame your­selves for not un­der­stand­ing what you’re vot­ing on.

- JOE KENNEDY If the de­fen­dants are not held to­day, this may be the place for all folks who want to abuse kids and com­mit crimes to go and get away with it. What is DFCS role in this? Did they never check on these kids while they were at this com­pound? And why will no one an­swer this ques­tion?

- RON BLAKEY

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