The dark side seems to come out in some people who gain power. Well, maybe a lot of people who attain positions of power. For all I know, maybe all of them.
Those of you who read about one of our judges now get the opportunity to read about another one.
Seems that former District Court Judge John Brennan (61) was arrested by the police for trying to choke the life out of his 26 year old girl friend.
According to the cops, he was "extremely intoxicated" and apparently very aggressive since two of the cops drew their guns when they saw Brennan with his arm around the woman's neck.
The woman told the police that Brennan got ticked off because he wanted her to have sex with a hooker and she didn't want to do it.
Brennan was a District Judge in Albuquerque for almost 20 years. But on Memorial Day in 2004, he was arrested for drunk driving and cocaine possession. He resigned his office shortly after the arrest. He pled guilty and got a year's probation and two days of house arrest. (Wow.Wonder what you or I would have gotten?)
He's been working for the Second Chance Rehab Program after he got of the Betty Ford Clinic. He was (is?) a "consultant".
They law in New Mexico sometimes leaves a bit to be desired.
There are 500,000 stories in the big city. This has been one of them.