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Traitor: Elected Democrat Frees NM Jihadis

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A group of alleged Islamists who ran an abusive compound for children in which they were supposedly trained to commit mass shootings has been given a low $20,000 bail amount, Fox News reports.

To make things worse, this wasn’t the first time that the judge had set low bail for violent offenders.

“The state judge who on Monday set a $20,000 bail for five defendants arrested at a remote New Mexico compound where authorities say children were being trained to conduct school shootings has a history of issuing low bail to violent offenders,” Fox News reported.

“Judge Sarah Backus, an elected Democrat, ordered the two men and three women to wear ankle monitors, have weekly contact with their attorneys and not consume alcohol or own firearms while on bail.

“She said although she was concerned by ‘troubling facts,’ prosecutors failed to articulate any specific threats to the community.”

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This is interesting, since authorities have said they believe the individuals involve in the case were “heavily armed and considered extremist of the Muslim belief.”

“What I’ve heard here today is troubling, definitely. Troubling facts about numerous children in far from ideal circumstances and individuals who are living in a very unconventional way,” Backus said.

And, indeed, there were plenty of troubling facts on display. Officials found families “living in filth, severe hunger and (among) dangers including a leaky propane tank.”



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Not only that, but one of the five men supposedly “provided some of the children with firearms training – including tactical skills such as ‘speed loading’ guns and firing while in motion.”

Fox News reports this isn’t the only time that Backus has caused a ruckus by giving an accused criminal a low bail.

“Just last month, she set a $10,000 bond for Rafael Orozco, a 24-year-old Taos man accused of battering his girlfriend, his newborn child and a health care worker at Holy Cross Hospital in September 2016,” Fox News reported.

Orozco apparently propmpted a lockdown at a Santa Fe hospital after punching the breastfeeding mother of his child in September 2016.

There’s not a whole lot of ways to underplay the horror of something like that, but it pales in comparison to a group of people who stands charged with training young children to participate in in mass shootings.

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This becomes doubly dangerous when we realize this wasn’t just for sociopathic giggles but because they were “heavily armed and considered extremist of the Muslim belief.”

Backus was surprisingly first appointed to the bench by a Republican governor back in 2011. She’s also not up for re-election until 2020, after this will likely have been long since swept under the rug.

The New Mexico case is one of the more bizarre incidents we’ve seen in quite a while. Whether there’s any larger significance remains to be seen — although, given the peculiar nature of the event, one truly wonders.

That said, America needs to know the particulars. That’s not helped by an exceptionally low bail that lets these individuals out into the wider world. It’s a risk we simply cannot afford to take.

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C. Douglas Golden is a writer who splits his time between the United States and Southeast Asia. Specializing in political commentary and world affairs, he's written for Conservative Tribune and The Western Journal since 2014.
C. Douglas Golden is a writer who splits his time between the United States and Southeast Asia. Specializing in political commentary and world affairs, he's written for Conservative Tribune and The Western Journal since 2014. Aside from politics, he enjoys spending time with his wife, literature (especially British comic novels and modern Japanese lit), indie rock, coffee, Formula One and football (of both American and world varieties).
Birthplace
Morristown, New Jersey
Education
Catholic University of America
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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American Politics, World Politics, Culture




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