Attorney General Balderas Renews Call for Anti-Domestic Terrorism Reform; Funding For Investigation, Prosecution In Wake Of White Supremacist Attack On Santa Fe Restaurant

Attorney General Hector Balderas

From the Office of the Attorney General:

SANTA FE –In response to this week’s white supremacist attack on the India Palace restaurant in Santa Fe, Attorney General Hector Balderas renewed his call Wednesday for the New Mexico Legislature to update New Mexico’s anti-domestic terrorism and hate crimes statutes, as well as fund an anti-domestic terrorism unit in the Office of the Attorney General.

“Domestic terrorism harms individual Americans and intimidates entire communities, and we must immediately address this problem before it gets worse,” AG Balderas said. “I stand with the victims of this heinous attack and will continue to fight to protect New Mexican families from this violence.”

Last year, the Office of the Attorney General made several recommendations in response to Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s anti-domestic terrorism task force. These reforms include updating both New Mexico’s anti-domestic terrorism and hate crimes statutes, as well as creating a specialized investigative and prosecutorial unit in the Office of the Attorney General to investigate and prosecute these crimes.

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