Tom Joles Black Eye

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Local New Mexico news report Tom Joles of KOB briefly explained why he had a black eye. Reasonable considering he shows his face on TV nearly every day.

The some of the unmoderated comments on KOB.com’s website wanted to know why this was news. Other’s were not accepting the official explanation of a sinus related medical conditon. Here’s a few of my favorites.

Ret-Cop:

Fitting. His entire field of so-called journalism has one too.

Thunderbolt:

Has anyone ask Nicole Brady if ole Tom got a little frisky?

lies:

I heard that night in the ER that he was riding his horse at night and ran into a tree!!!

Orbit:

He was slugged by a stripper at Fantasy World.

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Local Camerman Gets Arrested

Albuquerque only seems to get national attention when something bad happens. This time the local NBC affiliate KOB channel 4 had a cameraman who was arrested by a police. The “raw video” shows the cop gets into a scuffle with the cameraman while the cop tries to arrest the cameraman.

There’s something missing from this video, like what lead up to this indicent. KOB’s story only says:

The photographer says he was asked to leave the scene and go to a media staging area. However, he says officers did not tell him where that area was located.

I bet there’s more to it than that. The cops probably told the cameraman mutiple times what to do any he probably continued to mouth off to them and ignore their instruction. I’ve never heard of this sort of thing happening in Albuquerque before and I doubt the police officer just walked up to him decided to arrest him becasue he asked for his badge number.

My opinion of KOB is they like to sensationalize the news and this seems to be leading in this direction.

Update 6/12/08: Guess the cops did make a mistake.

The Chief of Police Ray Schultz has viewed a videotape of the confrontation and concluded that several mistakes were made during the confrontation.

Update 7/2/08: The charges against the photographer has been dropped.

A judge has thrown out the charges against an Eyewitness News 4 photographer accused of disobeying a police officer at a crime scene.
The officer is now on paid leave, and is scheduled to have a disciplinary hearing next week.

Update 9/13/08: The officer has been fired.

Albuquerque In The Top 10 For Speed Traps

Red light cameras, speed vans and human patrols. All things that contribute to Albuquerque turning up as number 7 on the National Motorists Association (NMA) top 10 list for speed traps. I’m really not surprised to see Albuquerque on the list, and yet I still think I there’s never a cop around when you need one. In other words, the speed traps are probably needed.

It also says something about my driving record as I’ve never had a speeding ticket in the 10 years I’ve lived here. Doesn’t mean I haven’t been lucky. I’ve been pulled over twice for not stopping at a stop sign. When I first moved here I had long hair and was driving around in the Maverick. I was pulled over by a cop that was two cars ahead of me for not wearing my seat belt. The Maverick only had lap belts and how could he see when he was two cars ahead of me? I never got a ticket for any of these incidences. I did have two speeding tickets when I lived in Arizona.