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File #: M-21-11   
Type: Memorial Status: In Council - Final Action
File created: 9/8/2021 In control: City Council
Final action:
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: F/S(2) The City Of Albuquerque Reaffirms Its Strong Commitment To End The Drivers Of Crime, Including Criminal Firearm Use And Recidivism (Borrego)
Attachments: 1. M-11.pdf, 2. M-11 Approved Floor Substitute.pdf, 3. M-11 Approved Floor Substitute 2.pdf
Date Action ByActionResultAction Details
10/18/2021 City Council Postponed as SubstitutedPass Action details
10/18/2021 City Council SubstitutedPass Action details
10/4/2021 City Council PostponedPass Action details
9/20/2021 City Council Postponed as SubstitutedPass Action details
9/20/2021 City Council SubstitutedPass Action details
9/8/2021 City Council Introduced (Immediate Action Requested)  Action details
9/8/2021 President Immediate Action Requested  Action details
9/8/2021 City Council PostponedPass Action details
CITY of ALBUQUERQUE
TWENTY FOURTH COUNCIL


COUNCIL BILL NO. F/S(2) M-21-11 ENACTMENT NO. _____________________

SPONSORED BY: Cynthia D. Borrego


MEMORIAL
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F/S(2) The City Of Albuquerque Reaffirms Its Strong Commitment To End The Drivers Of Crime, Including Criminal Firearm Use And Recidivism (Borrego)
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WHEREAS, the Albuquerque Police Department continues to arrest repeat violent offenders over and over again, which propagates the notion of a revolving door for criminal offenders; and
WHEREAS, for the first six months of 2021, the Albuquerque Police Department reports that preliminary crime statistics indicate that there have been 31,438 crimes and that this year, the record number of homicides will be surpassed in the City; and
WHEREAS, 78% of this year's homicides involved a firearm; and
WHEREAS, concerning low-level offenders, there exists the need to increase the use of pre-prosecution diversion programs; and
WHEREAS, concerning individuals who commit violent and property crimes with a firearm, these individuals should be detained, criminally prosecuted and held accountable; and
WHEREAS, ankle bracelet monitoring of defendants should provide constant monitoring and timely notice of violations to interested parties; and
WHEREAS, in 2016 over ninety percent of the New Mexico State Legislators voted in favor of a New Mexico State Constitutional Amendment that granted New Mexico Courts authority to deny release on bail pending trial for dangerous defendants in felony cases while retaining the right to pretrial release for non-dangerous defendants who do not pose a flight risk; and
WHEREAS, later in the same year, eighty seven percent of New Mexico voters were in favor of the amendment; and
WHEREAS, under the American system of justice, people charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty. The New Mexico Constitution has guaranteed since statehood that people charged with a crime have a right to...

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