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officer marks the name of a fallen peace officer, at the National
Law Enforcement Memorial, Wash. D.C. Farmington Police C.S.O. Vicky
Chavez's name is inscribed on this wall, along with the names of
over 14,000 other peace officers killed in the line of duty since
1794. Judge Onuska ruled that she was not a peace officer,
and therefore her death was not a capital crime.
You can learn more about this by clicking on "Vicky
Committee for Judicial Integrity
nonpartisan, educational political action committee, reg. in
Box 952, Goliad, Texas 77963
Paul Onuska wasn't the only loser in this campaign.
Click here to get the full scoop.
This is the place to get accurate info on Paul Onuska's
service as a district judge in San Juan and McKinley Counties, N.M.,
and the reasons why the voters need to send him packing on Election
Day, Nov. 5.
Below, you will find summaries of detailed reports, which show why
Onuska must go. Just click on the highlighted parts to get the full,
Not Retain." With those terse words, the N.M.
Supreme Court's Judicial Performance and Evaluation Commission
gives a big "thumbs down," to retaining Paul Onuska
on the bench. Learn how Onuska gets the dubious distinction of
being the only district judge (out of 60 evaluated statewide)
to earn that voter recommendation, by going to Judicial Performance
There are six district judges in the 11th Judicial District (McKinley
and San Juan Counties). Guess which one is "excused"
(rejected) by courtroom attorneys the most? Here's a hint: it's
the same judge who "recuses" himself (i.e. refuses to
hear a case) from the most cases. Go to Onuska
rejected for the full story.
Chavez"-She was on duty, in uniform, and serving
the public as a Farmington Police Community Service Officer. While
sitting in her marked police car, Kevin Ogden shot and killed
her in cold blood with a shotgun. The National Law Enforcement
Memorial in Wash., D.C. put her name on the memorial wall for
slain officers. But Judge Onuska ruled her murder was not a capital
crime because she was not a "peace officer"! The N.M.
Supreme Court reversed Onuska's foolish decision 5 to 0!
"Kangaroo Court." We present
some excerpts from a suppression hearing in which Onuska declares
from the bench that he find the State's police witness "as
honest as they come." When the D.A.'s Office announced it
was appealing his decision to keep out important evidence at trial,
Onuska files his report for the Appeals Courts that implies that
the officer was a perjurer who was trying to rail road an innocent
man into prison. Onuska's report rendered futile any State appeal.
Did Onuska file a false report to kill any chance of an appeal
of his legal reasons? We asked Onuska that question and other
about his decision on September 5. So far he's refused to answer.
"Onuska's Special 'Rules.'"
What kind of a judge has one "rule" for one attorney
and no rule at all for his opponent? A biased, unfair judge, that's
what. Click here to get a glimpse into how "efficiently"
and "fairly" Onuska runs his court.
how Onuska sets a trap to sadistically humiliate a young prosecutor
in front of a packed courtroom her first day answering the docket
for the State by herself.
for Onuska"-Our detailed letter to Onuska
asking tough questions about his courtroom antics. (So far, we
haven't received any answers, which makes one wonder . . . .)
Asked Questions-and their answers.
chairman of the Committee for Judicial Integrity explains why
he formed the committee, and why the rule of law requires Onuska's
ouster as district judge.
Do"-What you can do to stand up for judicial
integrity and the rule of law.
The only thing
necessary for the
triumph of evil is for
good men to do