Don’t glorify Billy the Kid

September 13, 2011 • Dear Editor

Dear Editor:
Tragically, New Mexico is nationally ranked seventh per capita in violent crime — many of the victims have been minors.
Criminals (e.g. the Memphis Gang) have flocked and are flocking to our state, because in their own words, “New Mexico is soft on crime.”

Sadly, our state has a juvenile delinquency, including a gang, problem. Even my own, rural county (Lincoln County) has a gang problem (e.g. the Norteno and Sureno street gangs).

As the governor and leader of New Login to read more

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One Response to Don’t glorify Billy the Kid

  1. mbeets says:

    Hello Mr. Boren,
    I was a life long resident of Roswell, born and raised. It’s not just the parents, it is the Attitude of the founding fathers that has not helped the YOUTH. The economy is not good, businesses are a monopoly, you are 200 miles from anywhere. As far as Billy the Kid, he was not all bad. I would have in-herited Tinnie, or when it was Anaya NM. You see my uncle “lost” the deed in a “legal” gambling game to the Cattle Barons when they TOOK land from many in one form or another. So being an agnostic person, it would be hard for you to believe that Billy the Kid robbed from the rich to give back to the poor. Give back their deeds to their lands…So all is not black and white..wish it were. Anyway, that is history, and that is that. The game is just a game, and has nothing to do with the deteriation of Roswell, Tinnie, or New Mexico in general. When they took God our of schools and out of government we get what we get…Now that is proven.
    I no longer live in Roswell, I live in Houston and with opportunities for anyone to make it, I see a difference in the atmosphere. I feel a lot of people in Roswell feel trapped. Ah New Mexico Land of Enchantment. Let’s focus on a remedy, instead of pettiness of blaming a game. Good luck New Mexico.

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