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Man arrested 126 times, serves less than 5 years in jail

One Albuquerque man has racked up 126 arrests in 25 years but the district attorney’s office said it’s an arrest back in September that could finally send him to prison for a long time.

In 1997, Garner was convicted on 13 felony counts. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison. Garner served 4 years and 4 months before he was released on good behavior.

In 2006, Garner was convicted on drug and stolen property charges. Garner was already deemed a habitual offender because of his 1997 conviction.

He should have faced a mandatory one year in jail. According to Metropolitan Detention Center, officials their records show Garner served less than four months while he waited for his sentencing.

Then the judge gave him probation, even though the D.A.’s office recommended jail time.

Is this disgusting? What were the judges thinking when they le


Asked by mancosmomma at 10:30 AM on Mar. 6, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (6)
  • Have you ever watched Orielly? He gets on the judges who let bastards like that go.

    Answer by Carpy at 8:22 PM on Mar. 6, 2010

  • OOPS, my sentence was cut. What were the judges thinking when they let him go?

    Answer by mancosmomma at 10:32 AM on Mar. 6, 2010

  • Unforunately this kind of BS happens EVERYDAY in the US. People sit around and wonder why kids are getting abducted and killed by people who are already convicted sex offenders...its because they should have been put away for LIFE the first time! Or murderers who are able to kill more than once. Rapists who rape more than once. A man who abuses his wife multiple times after the first incident. All of these 2nd, 3rd, 4th, etc. times could have been PREVENTED if only the stupid justice system did its job the first time and put these criminals in jail for a LONG time, or even life! Apparently anyone is qualified to be a judge, since some of them are so freaking stupid.

    Answer by Ash9724 at 10:48 AM on Mar. 6, 2010

  • Ash, the really weird thing is NM has a "Three Strikes" law. This guy should have been in prison for life. Instead they let him go. He has since been arrested for kidnapping, among other things.

    Answer by mancosmomma at 11:18 AM on Mar. 6, 2010

  • 3 strikes is only for violent offences I believe.

    Answer by trippyhippy at 12:37 PM on Mar. 6, 2010

  • Trippy, it may depend on the state, but in NM robbery, assault and kidnapping, (three things he has been charged with) would all fall under the Three Strikes rule.

    Answer by mancosmomma at 1:00 PM on Mar. 6, 2010