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"hector balderas" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Of education technology this week. New Mexico has been at the forefront of child privacy. The state sued Google just before the pandemic. Over the collection of personal information about children without proper parental consent. New Mexico school districts, especially those with fewer resources, use Google's free education tools, but the state says the company improperly used student data. Joining us now, one of the most proactive prosecutors in the country when it comes to kids tech and privacy, Hector balderas, attorney general of New Mexico, attorney general balderas. Thank you so much for joining us. Glad to be with you. So this suit back in 2020 of Google, which was before the pandemic even hit at that time, you said you're investigation revealed that Google tracks children across the Internet across devices in their homes and well outside the educational sphere all without obtaining verifiable parental consent. What concerns you so much about what you saw that you believed Google was doing with student data? Well, there are three areas of risk that was very concerned with and the reason I did bring the investigation and the lawsuit. First is that our nation, our Congress, members of law enforcement have been primarily asleep at the wheel when it comes to data privacy. In other words, banks are not protected, our personal information as adults is not very well protected. And so I already knew the environment was very difficult. Number two, these are children and minors. And so when we already have an inadequate environment that exploits consumerism and privacy, I was very concerned that from a safety perspective, these technology companies were tracking marketing and really monetizing on the backs of children. And then finally, number three, it's a violation of federal law. There is already a prohibition built into the law that says that technology companies can not market and profiteer and gather data of minors without the consent of parents. And so it was really three tiers of risk and ultimately I thought it was very important to try to change this course because these miners are so innocent, small and really unaware that this practice is being imposed on them because they just want to play video games or go to school and use this technology in a positive way. You settled with Google back in December of 2021, the company agreed to set up a privacy and online safety initiative for kids in New Mexico. Some folks looked at this as a victory for Google. Would you have wanted more? You know, absolutely, but I was strategic. I'm one of the few AGs in the country that understands that this is a risk. Most members in Congress are barely struggling to use their iPhones as we speak today. And so our nation is very, very behind decades and generations behind and really holding technology companies accountable. So I was more focused not necessarily in the monetary victory. I was trying to change the way Google does business and Google does business in schools and we were successful in that. But the ultimate mission of this lawsuit is also to be a learning tool for other attorneys general other consumer advocates to make sure that we keep an eye on our schools and make sure that we safeguard technology and how we use those services in our school districts. Well, now because of the pandemic, you got more tech more computers, more software, more apps in the classroom and being used outside the classroom. What are your biggest concerns now two years later? Well, I think there has to be a shift at some point both in our school districts. There has to be a greater emphasis on privacy and security. We're starting to now see hacking and basically these type of scams that are really bringing pain and hardship to our school districts, even schools are having trouble safeguarding their own data. So I'm hopefully going to see the conversation shift to more safety based. And then secondly, we have to have a moral debate in the halls of Congress and in our legislative bodies, not just about protecting data and protecting school children. But really, who should own this data, I don't think it's fair that we are allowed to track adults and children utilizing these products and then technology companies are the ones that profiteer and monetize this behavior. I think there's going to be a longer conversation about really imposing more safeguards, but is it fair? Shouldn't I make a dollar off of the data that I generate using these technology services? I think that's a debate that has to go on. Both in our school districts, but also in the halls of Congress. How much of a problem do you think it is that a lot of this stuff is free? Free for these schools, kids, parents, to use, and when it's free, you've got more under resourced districts utilizing it. Well, I'm a big proponent in technology. I think technology is a great equalizer in terms of education outcomes. But we are not regulating these companies and we are not regulating safety and these safeguards within these technology products. And so I think that when they say these things are free, we really need to question why is it that that is the nature of the deal. Nothing is free. What we're signing up as parents and as educators and as lawmakers is this technology primarily benefits students. But what the Google is not telling our teachers and our administrators is that they're tracking valuable data, behavioral data, these students. And then where they're using it to sell this valuable data to other companies. And I think that's the immoral question that needs to happen. You know, when I'm an old man, so when I used to play Atari, and I used to play video games, my expectation was not that they were tracking me and then going to go sell my data to other companies. That's a question that I think lawmakers have failed to grapple. So easy to say there needs to be regulation, but the bigger question is how? I'm curious what you think of the American innovation and choice online act, which is waiting for a vote. In the Senate, you mentioned earlier that a lot of lawmakers are just having trouble trying to figure out how to use their iPhones. Do you agree with how lawmakers are looking at regulating big tech right now? Is there agreement between Congress and prosecutors across the country? You know, there is not. There's consequential debates always going on between prosecutors and members of Congress, who should own the data, who regulates and who really should profit. I ultimately think that this all these complex questions need to be shifted over to a much simpler question. We are a nation where we all own property I own my automobile. I own my home. I pay my taxes. The real question technology companies and member of Congress and prosecutors need to really come to the table with is, should I make a profit or be monetizing my own data? Why is it that I'm using these technology services, but I don't benefit in any way financially. We are a great capitalist system. I think a lot will be worked out once we figure out who really should own the data. Right now, we don't own any of the data that these companies are securing. And I think ultimately, that capitalist model will be one that really is what's going to set the tone for regulation and policy in the future. So back to education post pandemic, big concern about learning loss and the learning gap over the last couple of years, a new report shows that there was the largest ever drop in reading scores since 1990, the first ever drop in math, New Mexico, in particular, according to U.S. news and World Report, is in last place for education quality. Why do you think that is, what can be done about it and how do you think tech can hopefully help? You know, traditionally there's been a disconnect with educators have not been really at this innovation conversation with technology. We've been consumers of it, we've been fans and we utilize these products, but we really need to redesign education where technology is a tool, but ultimately it's used as a great equalizer. And I have great hope that technology can improve reading math, science scores, but there's been a disconnect. Technology companies are driven by profits and innovation. They've really not been at the forefront in terms of the design of educational services and curriculum. And so I think bringing all of these parties together, I think we can make a
"hector balderas" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
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"hector balderas" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network
"Free talk live number. Here is six zero three two eight hundred sixty one sixty. You can bring up whatever you want open phones as always with the in the studio tonight. It's ian piglets. Mountaineer the lord. Reverend captain kick ass is also here so you can bring up anything we're gonna go to your calls and thoughts and oh forget you can join us online anytime you want. Head over to freetalklive dot com. Hang up before you just want to clarify or actually in addition to what. I've already said about the republican party and the democratic party's is if you believe in either of those parties you are in a cult which you don't recognize right now we talk. We've talked before on free. Talk live about the belief in government being cult of its own. Oh yeah and within that culture are these two subculture sure called republicans and democrats. They fool people into believing they're actually different right. It's the divide and conquer thing and what they're doing is they're saying. Oh you people with pitchforks. Need to hate the people with the torches and you people with the torches need to hate the people who works when indeed the people who are doing you wrong. Are the people running the system. People selling the pitchforks and torches correct. Well and as a sin squared was quick to point out that the Another sub colt is the shave headed part of them. That actually enforce all of this nonsense psychos. Let's continue with your calls and thoughts. We've got major pain. He's on the line listening in michigan to ws e. t. k. Fm in alpena major. For us all right. I i had an xm money. And i know how you was freed on us locked up in their cage so bring back bring back bring back. She's not on tonight. Says the same sure. She's heard that one before but here she has salted or at one time i called in and i thought she was the captain girlfriend. Nobody's asking raise the hackles on the back of her neck. And so that was just my apology. Thank you major pain. I'll be sure that she knows that. you called in tonight. So what else where you calling in about. Well i started you guys have thrown out so many frisbees. I don't know what your dog. All right Well i called in originally about this Child care payment thirty five hundred dollars. Three thousand a year and You know it's the same story of kings they give with one and they take with the other and i think this is why the left handed people have gotten a bad rap because we seem to be there. You get with the right hand but they take what's left. Well well anything that they have taken. I yeah but the only ones that are in the right state of mind the left-handed people. Okay we were on our brains. He's left curious to know how many of you folks their mind this radio station or left handed side of the brain the hang on major the left side of the brain controls the right side of the body and the right side of the brain controls. The left left side of the body right here for left handed. People are the only people in their right. Mind thanks for explaining that joke. I appreciate it. I'm here for you here to make you look the. What was it more reasonable or in this case more clueless. Thanks major pain appreciate. Ah anybody here. Left-handed not but i would also point out that That is reverse true for your face. Ooh yes it is. I was So my birth parents split early And i leant towards lean to use my left hand more. My birth mother was a left handed person and she started teaching me. How to hold things. Like a foregone. And all that kinda thing and then at some point. I had to live with my biological father and he was having none of that. No son of mine's going to be a self pot. I really societas with some sort of demonic thing. Their religious people. So show like i was prohibited the hand of satan the from using hand so taught me how to hold forks and right and you know that in school and they're like my son's all right handed you teach in the right hand and that kind of thing. So what did you say it's sinister sinister is literally the word for that hand really. Yeah dexter and sinister y- referring to okay so normal in this in this context People will be Will be right handed. So they are dexterous with their right hand and the left hand because it doesn't do what you tell it to is sinister Who knew yeah and Because of that there and some other things. There was a big association between the left hand and the devil witchcraft to like when the salem word left-hander who Glenn danny has a song called left hand black right and this is just you know another version of sort of you know the left hand makes you evil or something like and it's your left shoulder you're supposed to Toss the salt solver in order to get it in the devils i which is what that That was about salt over the wrong shoulder. A let's go to your calls more of them david on the line in new mexico. You're on free talk. Live load david. Hey yeah there's a new article on this State of new mexico. Cps or c. y. Fd new mexico controversy. This is the from abc q. Journal dot com ex employees. Seek cyo fd contract investigation two days ago And the new stuff. And oh and first of all the reason that i bring. This stuff is because for a decade The powers that be in the state in mexico have pooh-poohed my allegations of corruption in the states. State of new mexico's children and family courts and i'm just one individual and they dismissed me because i'm just one parent that Has got a you know. A single one of the judges and other bureaucrats who've gone down for corruption charges. They're just an isolated incident right and so whenever evidence presents. That's not my case but other people's cases that support my allegations. I'd throw it in their face. Sure and so. This is a good example of that especially since you know tell. Cps wife dee are synonymous with the children and family courts. 'cause cya fd. They don't do anything without a court order so it's their hand in hand and the latest on this is that the they're the to whistle blowers that were fired after they blew the whistle which is a violation of law. And they've complained. They filed a lawsuit about the Under the whistle blower protection act and they've now additionally filed complaints with the attorney. General hector balderas in the state of new mexico and they have filed with the newly created new mexico state ethics commission on ethical That'll change everything finally got an ethics commission. Yeah i'm sure they won't investigate themselves and find the medicine.
"hector balderas" Discussed on Talk 1260 KTRC
"And until and waiting to run for office this year statewide office this year Because now you can actually hit the road. Can actually go out and campaign in front of people. And and go to luncheons for you know, the local Rotary club, and all of that is that kind of your plan is to you know, being in retail retail politicking. Retail politicking is going to be part of it for sure, we're going to have a very strong social media and digital presence. But you know, I'm a little bit old school in that sense, I I like I said, I grew up going to job sites with my dad for him since I was seven. I'm used to seeing people's face to face and talking with them and understanding. You know what they're going through, because that's what I grew up with. I'd prefer to be out on the road and, you know, winning each and every vote door to door person to person. Guests. Zach King Tero. He's running for the state auditor's job, which is not until, uh A year from November. The Primaries will be about a year from now, but it's always always a good idea to get your hat in the ring it and let people know because you know you got to develop name it. You don't have Huge name I d in New Mexico. Well, I think the name it you know, that's that's an excellent point, You know, having my my background coming from an organizing standpoint and being involved with labor at an early age, right down in Los Truth and advocating for human rights, that's where I felt, you know, strong and lasting connections that are Go with me to this day, but I'm bringing together a statewide coalition here, Richard, we know we have over 35 endorsement statewide with state legislators from the House, Senate County Commissioner City councilors, mayors I'm trying to find the dogcatcher but you know keeps, you know Don't be. Don't be little, the dogcatcher. No, no, I'm not gets a serious issue. Animal control's important I understand you got to pick up that John, who's dead in the middle of the road at one AM, Nobody wants that job or or you can help find a forever home like my dog rescues. You know, that's that's another piece. So you know, I guess being the president of young Democrats in New Mexico, you developed a network. Yes. A strong and lasting network. What for? Nothing. Yep, Statewide not just for organizers, but also for consistent volunteers that you don't want to see structural change happen for the party and also for the state. You know, this is everything from labor to small business owners. Folks that you know, are actively involved in government want to make sure it's done, you know. Active, which you know it. It's one of those one of those elected positions. Zach State auditor that a lot of people don't know what they do, but it's very important and I think some notoriety some publicity. Some light was shined on it when Hector Balderas had the job, then went on to be a G. Tim Keller took it up and it was very proactive until he decided he need to run for mayor. Brian Cullen has done a lot lot of investigation in that office as well. It can do great work, and it is critical. Like you said to make sure that our money isn't getting wasted or stolen. Or, you know, squandered away. I mean, the fact that You and M and the pit in the Lobo Club was not investigated for years. And then all of a sudden, all of this, All this dirt came out like, Oh, my God. It's like nobody's nobody's paying any attention. Yeah, well, and that's where I think we need to have more than just a watchful eye. But having those systems in place like I mentioned the local fund advocate, folks often associate the auditor's office as well, Just historically with Public funds and corruption and you know that's fair to associated with. It has a very important role to do with that. But it can also serve as a great, you know, System review for how we invest our money. Whether or not that are otherwise meeting both equity. And making sure that that money is being able to be having a multiplier effect for our economy and our workers. Now it's not as important as water, but money is pretty important. No messy because, well, we cannot afford for two wasted and squandered. We have to make it work for us. Um, Zach, it sounds like you're pretty well organized already. I do You have a website yet? The campaign. I did it, Yeah. So folks can visit www dot BQ for nm dot com. So it's the Q F o r n m dot com. And check out our bio and I would encourage them to learn a little bit more about us reach out to us become involved. And hey, if you like what we have to say, and you want to be part of what we're about to go through to donate as well. All right. So this will be your going to privately financed this whole thing. Take it out of nations, right? Yep. This is how that works right now. You know, I will be pushing for public funding for, um, You know the long road down right down the road, but I think a larger conversation that the feds will also be part of Well, listen, um I think it's exciting to have somebody your age who was so excited about this wants to serve the people in New Mexico and you're in your organized. You've got ideas. You have an incredible amount of experience for somebody your age. I don't want to, you know, saying, Well, you're just a young person, but I mean, I'm just very impressive. Did you pass the bar? So that's the other piece as soon as the pandemic immediately conflicted with the examination date in the process, and I wanted to be very careful about that focused strictly an administrative law. Okay, so I did administrator on focusing on civil rights. Issues on on that investigative piece within the ombudsman side, and I've seen how the transformational impact administrative wall has. I knew that already from my studies, and when I specialized in the constitutional rights Administrative law. How long are carried out for everyday people is incredibly powerful, and that's what this office can do. It can transform that for education for health care again for our elders and our seniors and 88 communities and folks. I need a fighter for them. So that's what I'm looking to earn their vote on. Would you consider taking the bar when the time is right when you have time? I mean, you gotta study for that, so you don't want to fail it. Of course, Of course, you know I'm a I'm a strong, strong believer. And you've got to commit 100% something like that. And I would want to have that be the primary focus. I do want to share as well. You know, Hector Balderas, I believe was 32. When he took on this off. Good point, So I It's not a stranger to a young person at all. It's not a stranger to folks that have worked hard for new Mexicans and have focused ideas that can help everyday new Mexicans. And that's what I'm looking to carry over and bring that excitement, energy and commitment to that. So I'm running as a proud nerd with a strong background and as a problem, a proud to learn from Macia, who has a whole hell of a lot more hair than Hector ever had. Um okay. No, that that was. That wasn't fair. Do me a favor, And when you get elected or you know, if you can, can we outlaw the plumber's crack You probably saw enough of those growing up. It's like Yeah, I'm with you. We got to get rid of that. I don't think that's something you can legislate Richard, but it is something that I think that we can be able to have a more fun conversation and part of the later date. That's the luck, man. Come back anytime you want. You know where to find me. Best of luck with the campaign. Be very, very careful driving around in Mexico. Although man that's like it's like the best get to get out. Get some hours under you Drive around New Mexico and meet the people out out in the little communities. That's that's like the best part. Yeah, I completely agree. And that's why I'm looking forward to the most thing familiar on the on the trail and you know, that's in fact why we named our campaign him paperwork instead. Oh, so this is the people's campaign. This is a workers' families and Community advocates campaign people that are putting the work in tirelessly every day. They deserve to have somebody fighting for them and making sure that money spent right Jack again. The website is W w dot VQ at the lar And.
"hector balderas" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network
"It's free talk. Live the number where you can join us on the radio waves two two three eight zero thirty six ninety nine. That's two zero. Two three eight zero three six nine nine in the studio. It's ian because mountainair now some guy air drumming at is captain kick ass in. Of course you can take control of the airwaves. You don't have to talk about the police tasing and hog-tying teenagers for vaping in ocean city. Because well you know. They're just trying to help them. Stay healthy by teasing them. Cool if like you're vaporizer which is what is you know. Vape stands for hazards shorten. What are we call. Your vapor could just vaporize them mean how are we supposed to maintain our health. If we don't have people beating us up for things that they think are a threat and taking them hog-tying us. Yeah and apparently there's more video from this. We watched one of them. Where young man who's standing with his hands up surrounded by five cops. He's not doing anything threatening at all and they the cops taes him and then later hog time away apparently in the same incident additional videos show a group of officers piling on top of another teenager while cop knees him repeatedly in the side as three other teens in the incident were also arrested You know that sounds like that. Sounds like gang behavior. Sure does but look for their own good and we have a necessary evil here captain. So we need this. You're not looking at the big picture k. Robert i mean sure. It was bad for his health to you. Know beat him. Taes him hog tiresome but think of all the other people that watched this and go. I m never letting them catch me vape again. it was. it was good for the society. Exact held society out in some unknown way shape or form. That's totally immeasurable. I didn't we learn back in the twentieth century that electroshock therapy is a good positive thing for humanity. I mean that is a way to change how people behave. This is how you establish respect for the law by having arbitrary nonsensical laws that you brutally enforce on children. Let's go to your and thoughts here. We have on the line with us. Angela is arizona. angela. You're on free. Talk live angela. arizona. Angela going once angela. Going twice all right. I'll put her back on hold. How about david in new mexico. David you're on free. Talk live yeah. Some crimes being committed by government officials just convicted. But the first of all you're listening to you on k. e. n. n. to new mexico on k. I n. on saturday nights. And that's right. Yeah k. i n. is in alamogordo new mexico. And sadly you're not on saturdays anymore like you were on kay ivey. A at era gun is talking about wine and said for some reason but anyway the In in in in. Why do i have. I bothered to call you. I'm not. I'm not criticizing you guys. Why why do i call you for the last ten years annoying people because the state of new mexico illegally trafficked my children judge 'em monica zamora did that. I proved that with unanimous decision from the new mexico. Court of appeals. Saying exactly that. And that's why bother. I spend my time calling now. The same new mexico government traffic. My children are legally. That i've proved. Oh and tomorrow's father's day isn't it. Oh wow okay. Thanks to their man. I i said goodbye to my kids. One day fourteen years ago. Not knowing i'd never see them again. And i've never seen him again and it's father's day again all right. So that's why. I call now convicted a couple of days ago within the last couple of days. Another state of new mexico government official a former government official domestic which who was convicted of two felony counts of embezzlement From a business that she was supplying services to while she was the tax in rev cabinet secretary. Now that's in addition to the Children youth and families. He i f d the the cps here new mexico that I told you before that this is still ongoing and is still under investigation by attorney. General hector balderas. Now hector balderas said that this is a paraphrase quote in regard to the felony convictions. Of domestic padilla That they that we will hold people accountable. No matter who they are what position they're in and yet hector. Balderas is silent on the youth and families Situation where they were caught by whistle blowers destroying public records and destroying evidence. Now there is a whistle blower protection act That they've that Blaylock the cabinet secretary violated when he fired the whistleblowers an inspection of public records. Act that blalock cabinet secretary violated when he destroyed public records. There is the fifth amendment due process protections which for tex evidence under due process which blaylock destroyed when he destroyed you recommend it just keeps going on and on when it for option. It's a good thing that the laws equally applied to everyone and since since the court of appeals found that they were illegally trafficked. It's a good thing that that judges in jail now. Except not. And i'm sure he got his kids back now. He didn't thank you david. Good luck sorry. About the way his his situation is horrible. And it's not uncommon and no it is not uncommon. And it's you know you see so much of this. Corruption go on constantly one government agent getting busted and then another governor and of course these these are just the tip of the iceberg. You know a lot of these. People are completely protected from any kind of prosecution. If they're high up enough then the agencies that are doing the busting of these other people are going to do protecting of these other. You know the the higher ups and there's just no way that anything's ever going to change. It doesn't matter who you elect. It doesn't matter if you sweep out all the bad guys and put in a new group as long as it's people in positions of power. You're going to find that people are corrupted. When i noticed. David said that i think it was the the judge or somebody the politician maybe said that they were going to treat everybody. You know the same way and they would you know figure out you know. I've got a bridge and then of course didn't do the exact thing that they said that they would do. So and this is totally common and people just like. I don't know what it is man. They're they're memory span their ability to recall things like two weeks later goes away and everybody just put up with it for no reason. There's no reason for. Don't think people think they can do anything about it. I mean even if they do understand how corrupt things seem to be or actually are they feel like you can't fight city hall. You've heard that before right. Yeah well let's de-fund city hall. Well that's a great plan. who's going i. I use crypto all the time. Well that's cool but they're going to demand You know property tax payments. And then if you don't pay they're gonna come take your house from you. Whether you're using crypto or not is a non factor in that whole situation. Most people aren't willing to lose their home. I think that everybody out there. That feels the same way that we do here on. Free talk live about most of this stuff should gather together with other people who feel the same way. Joined the rebel alliance if you will because guess what we're it i mean like. We're the closest thing to that analogy. That exists currently and so moved to new hampshire. Joined the rest of us and see if we can do something about it. Because i don't see any other way. Don't either i wanna see some other way and let me know. Well like i said crypto because i mean state and local governments are absolutely at this point dependent on the dole that they get from the federal government. Now if you remove the federal government's ability to print money.
"hector balderas" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network
"They investigating the signal thing yet or not in new mexico. It appears that the ball is firmly in the court of hector balderas the ag of the state of new mexico and there is deafening silence. Coming from Him since he said that he was looking into it. But let me add it since. This is a deprivation of What is it. Fifth amendment rights to due process because evidence is being destroyed It is also jurisdiction of one merrick. Garland garland the us attorney. General in charge of the department of justice and the department of justice happens to have had for a decade An open investigation into the albuquerque police department for quote patterns and practices that violate federal law. And these are also patterns and practices that violate federal law. So maybe the department of justice might look into this well. I don't know if they're going to look at the albuquerque police department and the new mexico new mexico department of children's services as the sort of same investigation. But they certainly should. Somebody certainly should be looking into this. But ultimately i mean the investigation for the albuquerque. Police departments been going on for a decade. How many police officers have jailed. Well none by but it's really not about the ourselves and we found we're actually innocent. I mean we are just as shocked as you are but the Turns out we we we find ourselves completely innocent and very good looking go ahead. Yes so the way that the you'd doj investigation at apd goes. That is that. There's an attorney that was appointed by the department of justice who gets paid multimillions of dollars every year for keeping the investigation going and then as long as he continues to report that Apd is still being bad boys and girls that he still gets his multi millions of dollars a year to keep the investigation going. That's how that goes. But what i what. I was peeing on the head. Yeah yeah that's exactly right. What were you keying on. Get to be the ones investigating themselves. They get paid extra to do so. Cute yeah true except at. Apd is not investigating apd the federal government investigating apd and the federal government contractor. Is the one that gets the millions of dollars a year And the apd officers get to complain. So but the the the key was the phrase pattern and practice. That's when they're when there's one Federal violation that's just a lawsuit but when there's a pattern and practice that has demonstrated that's what triggers the jurisdiction and gives the doj standing to open an investigation. It's just one case than it has to go to the federal court as opposed to the department of justice opening an investigation. I gotta say. There's not very many instances where i've been terribly happy with the results of these these investigations. I will say there was a town in florida. And it wasn't the i wasn't the. Fbi was the department of It anyway there was there the florida's version of the fbi the Dfl something or other fd l. fdle. That's it for the department of and they investigated this town a waldo and waldo speed travel like that was it that that's how they made their money speed trap and finally i just shut down the police department from waldo and said no. We're done with yet. You gotta go and the shut down. The police department was gone. But that doesn't happen very often here. In the united states check us. Out of freetalklive dot com. Go sign up for our telegram. Telegram dot freetalklive dot com after a devastating war. The alien visitors were driven back. And they're willing. human collaborators. Were left behind to face. The music. When emma jean anderson's ex lover's springs her from prison. Nathan foster and his fourteen year old nephew. Ben are tasked with bringing the pair to justice an easy enough job until discovers something inside imaging and the fate of the planet hangs in the balance the family business by mike. Gorie from bain books dot com..
"hector balderas" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network
"Freetalklive. Got a phone line. Open number six three two eight three sixty one sixty that six to eight three sixty one sixty if you wanna grab it. It's mark with you and big was mountaineer and we're talking to david here from new mexico. Who has always johnny on the spot for finding out what the bureaucrats are doing wrong at given point and at apparently in new mexico and i'm sure this is going on elsewhere in fact i'm almost certain of it. The government bureaucrats were using a messaging app called signal now. signal is encrypted. Which means that people can't see your messages. And i think that everybody should be able to use encryption. I like that now. However there on the public dole the public time being paid with public money doing the public's work and so the public should be able to find out what it is. They're talking about and they can find out legally they can get emails and all this other stuff through freedom of information act requests and but signal has a feature and that beat or is it destroys messages. After seven. o'clock right you can set. It never also can set up for one second. You can set it for one day when we when month and i think this is a good thing to do because well if you go to the crypto six dot com. You'll see what happened to my radio studio just three months ago and it you know frankly the people who collect evidence against you and they're not always so nice as the united states. federal government. Believe me my tons of my cheek. I find it highly annoying. Yeah when when when my friends on signal will set there's to delete. It's like now. I can't refer to what we were just talking about that feature either but you know. That's that's a wish we had some of that going on just because like it's time consuming. Sit there and print like documents that i wasn't even here for yep as far as the public things. It seems pretty simple to me that private individuals should have access to privacy and public individuals should have their stuff public at least like in their capacity as you want when they're acting as private individuals. Like you know if you wanna have privacy between you and your life and your mistress. Whatever you know that's your business. You're not being an official. You're not a public person at that time right cameron while they're going potty or something right right now when you are determining the lives of children it'd be nice if we could see how you do it records that if you're gonna be one thank the amplifiers you can go to amp dot freetalklive dot com if you like. What freetalklive does which is gives people the ability to call in and talk about whatever they want so you know supports support freedom of speech by amping the program at amped up freetalklive dot com. Also if you like the message of liberty being broadcast out on public airwaves well will. They call public areas anyway. National airwaves then by all means support us at amp dot freetalklive dot com as has gavin. Who has a silver level level amplifier. That means gavin gives five dollars a month. And that's what we ask. So thank you. Thank you amplifiers. It's amp dot freetalklive dot com. Let's go back to david in new mexico. All right david. And i and i blow the whistle on this Under the in the spirit that my allegations against the state of new mexico government and specifically their children and families courts Dealing with the children that are referred to the courts through c. Fd as well as those that have not been referred by but my allegations have been for a decade consistent that the government itself is not following. Its own laws. And i'm being damaged along with my children. That's my allegation. And so what. I do when they tell me that i'm all wet. What i do is whenever i see evidence that proves my allegations factual then i throw it in their face. Like i'm doing right now. And so they were destroyed. These people cfd signal auto delete. They were destroying public records. That could then no longer be solicited by citizens or s through the inspection of public records laws in addition to that not only were they violating blatantly the inspections of public records act. They're also destroying evidence because by definition every single one of those children that is in their custody or under. Their control is involved in greece on most if not multiple and there are two parties two or more To every legal case and those parties have a legal right under the. Us constitution under due process to discovery of everything that is discoverable and these people at c. y. fda in new mexico. We're destroying lawfully discoverable information. So do you think this was intentional. In that oh. We can't let families know about this stuff or do you think it was just more stupidity on the part of the government where signal turn on deleting messages. I got that. But i mean i can see why they would want to delete messages and maybe they just didn't think about it that. Oh yeah this is evidence in court case. is it possible. This wasn't nefarious. Sure is it likely. I don't think so david. Yeah i agree with that last statement and and the bottom line is it doesn't matter what your it doesn't matter. What your intent is. What matters is the bottom line that this is a violation and we can argue whether you intended it or not. You're still in violation. You're still violating the us constitution and all of our rights especially the fifth amendment. That goes along with that dumb accidentally went and deleted. All of my hard drives right now. I feel like i would go to jail probably drew whoops voting accident. Sure put it above the toilet. I guess david what is going to happen. As a result of this. I mean you know this is it. Sounds like this could be a very big deal. If it gets picked up by the right media organizations what can happen. Yeah well there's there are. There are local. There's local media organizations. There's like a half a dozen different ones and there's a one or two national that have reported on it. Our state attorney general hector. Balderas is looking into it. He ought to follow through on that. And if he doesn't. I would suggest to him that it also if he fails in his duty to look into it and do something about it. It's also within the jurisdiction of the federal department of justice and the us attorney. General merrick garland so merrick garland and doj please as you are looking into Doing a formal investigation on albuquerque. Police department please come and do one on other places in new mexico state government that are doing like things like Denying due process to citizens in a pattern and practice pattern and practice being a specific.
"hector balderas" Discussed on Talk 1260 KTRC
"You know, Iron Curtain or the firewall of C Y F D somewhere in the middle. Ah, there's information that could be of value should be known by the public. Who's the gatekeeper of all that? I mean, who decides? Well, this is good. And I mean, if if everything is made available is everything is for the eyes of God. Williams, can you see Should you a be able to see everything and then decide what to use and what not to use. No. I mean the state law, The New Mexico Public Records Act or the inspection, Public Records Act. Sorry, eyes where All of this is laid out. Pretty clearly I can read the statute. But does that apply? Does it apply to a nap like signal? Yes, Absolutely. We sword cannot be sorted in that way into those silence. No, You can't just you can't change whether record is public or not Based on the You know, the platform that it takes place on the question is whether it is, you know, created by a public body. Um, So you know, in the in the in the carrying out of public business, So the fact that it's um you know, the fact that it's on signal doesn't remove it from, you know. Subject to Debra. Here's the statute. It says that a public record is any record that's used, created, received, maintained or held by or on behalf of any public body and relates to public business, regardless of physical form. So that means emails, text messages, you know, voicemails anything? Um, Facebook post. If it's an official Facebook page, you know, so it having it on signal. Doesn't change its You know whether or not subject to public records, but the big problem here I think, according to the You know, Mexico Foundation for open government and others that I've spoken to is it So much. I mean, I don't think signal is Azan Apted's approved for government use, at least in the federal government. But It's less that you know that you're communicating on encrypted platforms. There's an argument to be made, and I think a good one that you would want your government officials have secure communications so they can't get hat. The problem is automatically and indiscriminately deleting entire conversations on 24 hour basis, or in some cases on the six hour basis, depending on the information. Is the reaction from your story on this. Ed Ed Williams from Searchlight. New Mexico Searchlight in m dot org. If you want to read it many great stories great investigating news source that we have right here in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Has the reaction been upsy or is the reaction been too bad or direction Been? We vetted everything. We're going strictly by the book here. What kind of the pushback from either see why FDA the governor's office. And that will the government whose office has been silent. We made, you know, multiple causes her communications officer on didn't get any response. And I know I mean, they have to be aware of it, because, um You know the ages all over this now you'll probably get him answer going to reply. Any requests that goes through the P I o of the You know, she last year in the department's going to go through her office as well, but you know, the Cabinet secretary Ryan Blaylock says that listen, you know we're doing this because we need to communicate securely, and he says we're going to keep doing it. Attorney General Hector Balderas says not so fast. This looks like a possible violation of public records laws and we're gonna you know, we're gonna be looking into it. So the ages office is starting, you know, a probe of Of the agencies use of these platforms. One other thing know that I think is important to point out is that it's just It's not just a problem based on New Mexico's public records laws, right? This isn't just an access to government documents. Public documents issued that the other side of this is that attorneys guardian that lions you know people that care for kids in foster care. Depends on access to these kinds of documents because it's part you know, in order to ensure that a child's case is being handled properly, So that's a different story than public, you know than hipper than the Public Records Act. Because These documents can no longer be accessed by you know the legal discovery process. They can't be subpoenaed. If there's a court case that comes up these communications can't play into that case, no matter how vital they might be, because they're gone. That's that's another big issue. So you're saying that now retiring Supreme Court Justice Barbara V. Hill when she was in Children's court, the judge could have said Can we have discovery here? Can we see the evidence here? And if C y f D says sorry we deleted it was on signal. Um, man, the judge is not gonna be happy. I mean, you're absolutely right. Theater knees for these kids advocates. People who look out for the Children now have no access to these records. Right, right. And you know the attorneys that I spoke to for this that Aaron Child Law, you know, couldn't emphasize enough how much communication between employees often plays into this kind of the work that they do right like and if you just take him out off the table You're basically just wiping away a big part of the information that they used to do their job. We don't have evidence that you know Children have been directly harmed by this, but it's certainly plausible knows. Who knows? I mean, that's the point in it. It's been deleted. We don't we don't know We don't know and that water cooler talking maybe water cooler. Talk to somebody. But that conversation between two employees about situation that a child is in with foster parents who are abusive or something like that. It could be water cooler talking away. I could just be idle chatter, but it also could be very, very important. Yeah, I mean, and another thing is, I think in area that we didn't really touch on in the story. I mean, is is kind of a one of culture, right? I mean, we have a situation where Leadership in the department has directed employees to use a secretive chap platform right and that it's okay to test a merrily delete conversations on there, even if it's not taking place between one of these threads that the Cabinet secretary or deputy secretary or putting together You know, I think a concern is that you can have a work place of work environment where employees just think this is the way that we communicate. This is how it's done. And so that's kind of a slippery slope. Because then you can start having conversations That certainly should be. You know, public record, or, you know relevant to Ah Child Law case, um, that are taking place on signal and you know being deleted because that's That's the way the department's been operating Well, and I appreciate it. I think all of our experience is the fact that every administration that comes in is gonna be 100% more transparent than last one happened with Susanna Martinez. Bill Richardson wasn't exactly transparent. She was Okay, take on and in face of her opaqueness, and they wouldn't release anything..
"hector balderas" Discussed on Talk 1260 KTRC
"32 minutes after two o'clock it is Thursday. The 21st day of January 50 degrees in Santa Fe is effectively officially the third day of the 60 Day session. And we're going to talk about a bill now with the Allies assault Tan and Attorney General Hector Bald Eris. And before we start talking to both of them, I want to thank the incredible Lorraine Mill for sending me the story the op ed and suggesting that I do this topic because once I started looking at is like, Oh, my God, this is this is ridiculous. ELISA will get to your story here in a second. Thank you for joining us today. Thank you for having me on. I'm very honored to be here. And Attorney General Hector Balderas. I know you're a busy man incredibly busy appreciate a few minutes today to talk about this important issue. It's an honor to be with you and then sit down and have a conversation with your your listeners. All right. So, um, Attorney General Juan, don't you? First of all, lay out the bill by Michael Padilla. The issue here and what it is. We're trying to correct. Well, as you know, the criminal justice system is very, very complicated. But in a nutshell, we have sometimes child or Children. Who are victims of child abuse. And what we want the court to weigh into account is that the child if they have to testify Or they're brave enough to step forward and testify against The bad actors who harmed them that we want the Legislature to give Children, uh more protections. And understanding how trauma Impacts. Children make sure that we're not re victimizing brave young Children who are brave enough to testify against their accuser. I mean against the bad actor. We want to make sure that the courts Have the tools and the compassion to treat them a little bit differently because of the trauma involved and ah lot of times in the past prosecutors. We just wouldn't take these cases because a lot of times Children were afraid to come forward. But under our administration we have made protecting Children are number one issue, and we've had very many successful cases where young Children stand proudly with my prosecutors. We secure convictions, but alive is going to talk to you about her experience. And the bravery of her family, and we sought justice. We had a successful outcome in your case, but it's high time that the Legislature become a little bit more modernized and making sure that we don't re exploit Children who come forward in the justice system. When it is time that they want to seek justice, so become more modern, more compassionate. So right now this team make sure I get this straight attorney general that a five year old who is being abused by By the weird uncle may have to testify in person in a courtroom being questioned by a prosecutor. With that weird uncle sitting in front of them. Exactly And ah, lot of times judges and the rules of the past used to just treat this child like if it was some adult. In a lawsuit and now that we understand trauma better now that we understand how Children act as witnesses, it's high time that we at least balance the right of the accuser with now young Children because for many years of these church abuse scandal that we've investigated and child abuse in public schools One of the things the perpetrator relies upon, and it's time that we get a little more sophisticated is that they know the child's gonna be afraid They're going to be afraid. Tol They want generally too, please. Their family members. And so a lot of times. I'm not saying that we can't Have a defendant. Confront the accuser. But it's time that we take a little bit give a little bit of flexibility to the judge. So that we can make sure that we ultimately prosecute child abuse and that we hold those accountable. So this bill would allow for the discretion of the judge, or would would provide absolutely that a child can be Interviewed to a video conference. Exactly would would modernize everything and what allies will talk about is also it wasn't just Um, the limited modifications. In testimony she feels like the judge put her Children on trial and also required additional Review that was probably not necessary, and that should in another type of case and so Love, ELISA. Come on, but but But to your listeners, you should all know. ELISA is somebody use courage and tenacity. She found our office. Unfortunately, her case fell through the cracks. For for a long period of time, and it was her not giving up really fighting for her Children that she kept coming back to our office, and we finally took her case. But she also was I believe victimized. By a criminal justice system that they didn't investigate and prosecute this case in a timely manner. And so that Those of the other odds that kids have stacked against him in New Mexico is, you know Ah lot of time. The courts and prosecution offices and law enforcement is overwhelmed with other cases. And so I should probably talk to you a little bit about that. But I I'd love to For your listeners to really meet Eliza. Attorney General Ector ball. There's are, are you? Ah, you have time to Ah! Stick around with us who you have to run. Yeah, No, no. I want to hear what her. I'll stick around and see if you need anything else. Okay? Okay. Okay. We'll come back to you when we need help, Attorney General Hector Balderas. Analyze this whole town is the mother. I don't want to pry too much into here. So I want you to tell us much of the stories you're comfortable telling of the story of your Children and the process that your Children had to go through in the justice system, ELISA First of all, I would like to say thank you to Attorney General Hector Ball, Dennis and his team. A saved my Children's life. He saved my life. Um, we are. People have asked me..
"hector balderas" Discussed on Talk 1260 KTRC
"See if we can pull this off at 1 15, the attorney general Hector Balderas to join us. We will talk about security. In light of all of the Threats of armed protest in New Mexico, especially here in the capital. All right last night at the City Council. There was the approval of the All right. I won't call the Cultural Committee. Not supposed to call that the C H A r T. If I spell it. They know what I'm talking about. Like you have to do with your dog. Want to go for a W A. L K My dog, my old dog if he could spell Beach He could see a highway Sinus that beach and he got nuts anyway. So this got approved last night unanimously. Whatever you wanna call it was called the Cultural Committee. Because any semblance of most people would think Of as a city committee has been scrubbed from the resolution. John Thomas, writing in today's New Mexico. Before last night's council meeting. City councilor from district number two Carl Rohmer Worth who largely spearheaded, the resolution said. Denoting the cultural panel as a committee. With him his number. I think the new resolution is not a commission or committee with the new substitute resolution does his institute a structure And a process. You have a community center conversations about our culture and our history. All right. Buying it. Substitute resolution stem from a pope proposal from the mayor. That sought to create a 21 member appointed panel. Make recommendations. Everybody had a problem with them. I mean, everybody had a problem with that. Like how Willie? Why 21 anyway? So they scrapped that, too, that in the dustbin and then came up with the basically Cutting pays to what Albert Ricky's doing. Make it a kind of a variation what Albuquerque is doing and have different ways for the community to participate. So that did pass last night unanimously in the City Council meeting. We'll see how that it finally formulated and finally rolled out. I mean, you know, the Approved here in the pudding is is all about the execution. Of the plan. Now the state of New Mexico has come up with $21 million Actually not these did in Mexico. The mining company will split with the state of New Mexico $21 Million.21 million dollars split between the state and the Navajo nation. And this goes all the way back to the gold. Keen minds filling Remember up in Colorado. They were trying to Basically removed the plug from the mine. And this Just absolutely toxic water full of all kinds of heavy metals. I've been sitting in the mind for a long, long time in the plug broke, and anyway, the whole thing became a mess. Was Sunnyside Gold Corporation, and it was their mess and the Toxie metal flow down in the rivers and polluted the drinking water for many communities and the Navajo Nation, about three million gallons of acid mine drainage, So Sunnyside Gold Corp. Will pay $10 million To the state. New Mexico million dollars to the office of the National Resource is trustee and $10 million to the Navajo Nation. In response to the lawsuits against Sunnyside Gold Corporation. So some semblance of some kind of accountability and justice In that case, 13 minutes after one o'clock. Don't take a break, Come back with Attorney General Hector Bald Eris. Can we rest assured the security in Santa Fe and across the state.
"hector balderas" Discussed on Talk 1260 KTRC
"Afternoon, Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico. Happy Thursday, 14 Day of January. Another warm went 49 degrees. Toasty out for January Wind has died down from last night out Pretty crazy. Last night is whipping point about 10 right now. Way exceeded the forecast. I already 21% humidity down in 21 tonight, mid forties tomorrow Saturday, partly sending 47 Sunday. 47 Monday Martin Luther King Day 47. The Snow is disappeared for Monday, but there's still a chance it's snowing Tuesday. Kisses, knowing Tuesday is 60%. Come on, Stay south Bump into New Mexico Storm right now. The 49 nice degrees. Some light clouds out there. All right. It's coming up in eight minutes after one o'clock. Busy show today by 1 15. Today we're gonna be joined by the Attorney General Hector Ball, Derris. We'll talk about security. In the capital and across the state. 1 30 Today, the host of a new show, which kicks off Saturday morning at 9 A.m., the show's called roadworthy Drive the host. Can Chester will join us Two o'clock today. John House, Laura Atkin from Represent US, New Mexico to 30 Today, Paul Gibson from Retake Our Democracy. Three o'clock today, the chairman of the state Republican Party, New Mexico Republican Party, Steve Peers at three o'clock today. That's the plan anyway. See if we can pull this off at 1 15, the attorney general Hector Balderas to join us. We will talk about security. In light of all of the.
New Mexico Sues Google Over Children’s Privacy Violations
"Google is being sued by the state of New Mexico A. Pisa Jackie Quinn reports it's accused of collecting personal data generated by school children the lawsuit claims Google is using its education services package as a way to spying on the internet usage of children and their families Attorney General Hector Balderas says tracking student data without parental consent is not only illegal under the children's online privacy protection act it's also dangerous he says Google is gathering physical locations websites visited videos watched contact lists and saved passwords Google says the claim is wrong and that its G. suite for education package allows schools to control account access and requires parental consent a similar lawsuit was settled with the state of
New Mexico AG sues Google for collecting school kids' personal data
"Headline New Mexico Lovington post New Mexico sues Google for collecting children's data in school new Mexico's Attorney General sued Google over allegations the tech company is illegally collecting personal data collected hers to be generated by children in violation of federal and state law there is a service package sold to school districts marketed as school districts my Google the allows teachers and parents as the Wade is firing on kids and their families so if you like you you don't keep track of your third grader or senior in high school using an app there are ways to do that obviously no mystery there but our Attorney General Hector Balderas said that while the company is touting Google education is a valuable tool they're also collecting monitoring children while the kids browse the internet in the classroom and at home on private networks and then the mind the information includes everything from physical locations of children to what websites they visit what videos they watch their passwords and they're
F.B.I. Arrests Leader of Right-Wing Militia That Detained Migrants in New Mexico
"FBI agents have arrested in New Mexico man accused of belonging to an armed civilian group that detain migrants along the US Mexico border NPR's Amy held reports sixty nine year old Larry Mitchell Hopkins was arrested on a federal complaint. Charging him with being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition. New Mexico's attorney general Hector Balderas said in a statement Hopkins belongs to an armed group reportedly detaining migrants and his arrest shows, quote, the rule of law should be in the hands of trained law enforcement officials not armed vigilantes earlier in the week. Video circulating on social media showed armed civilians in New Mexico detaining migrants, including young children and ordering them onto the ground. Customs and border protection tweeted, it does not support private groups taking enforcement into their own hands and legal consequences could apply. Hopkins is set to appear in federal
Rio Rancho Man Sentenced for Conviction on Federal Marijuana Trafficking Charge
"Honda dealers news desk a call for new mexico congressional candidate deb haaland to drop out of the race it comes from las cruces woman nicole bag who is a former committee woman with the democratic national committee the albuquerque journal reports bag just yesterday called for holland to drop out of the race because bag raise concerns in two thousand sixteen about then county commissioner john viscous in southern new mexico now vasquez did resign earlier this year because of a separate sexual misconduct allegation but bag says her complaint was ignored in two thousand sixteen when holland was chairperson for the committee bag admitted yesterday that she never took her concerns to holland but did try to approach about it at a democratic party meeting holland says no complaint was ever filed and she was not aware of any problems an albuquerque man's in jail accused of forcing his seven year old daughter to perform sex acts on other people thirtysevenyearold james stewart faces several counts including human trafficking criminal sexual context of a man of a minor and promoting prostitution attorney general hector balderas whose office investigated this case says others could be charged as well investigation is ongoing so we are looking at multiple parties in this horrific case the attorney general's office started investigating last month after hearing from personnel at lew wallace elementary that the girl may have been the victim of sexual assault a real rancho man it was part of a major marijuana trafficking ring is sentenced to tune and a half years in prison thirty two year old tonio ruelas is one of ten defendants charged in a drug operation that federal prosecutors say distributed high grade marijuana in new mexico and throughout the country the us attorney's office says the drug ring was led by an ricky cavazos of to harris he and his wife have already pled guilty they were ordered to forfeit proceeds from their drug and money laundering activities amounting to more.