In this episode, I dive into the shooting that took place in Albuquerque, NM. There have been some recent updates that I want to discuss, and somethings you should know. Find the article I wrote in the link below, it has more details that I wasn’t able to touch on the video. https://sandiego-tijuana.com/charges-…
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Good morning. Good afternoon. Or good evening, depending on when you’re tuning in. My name is Jonathan Torres Herrera, and you are watching the JTH show. Wow. Yeah. You saw that. We have a, a heavy topic today. I know I do these a lot. It feels good to be back by the way. It feels real good to be back. I missed you. I know you’ve missed me too. I know you’re saying it today. Today. We’re going to talk about a protest that happened in New Mexico, but first…
All right. We’re back. We’re back. We’re back guys. Feel so excited. I’ve been busy. I’m so sorry. I’ve neglected you. It’s not, you it’s me. I’m a busy person and yeah, I haven’t had a chance to do one of these, but the show for today, I’ve actually been meaning to do for, for quite some time. I’d say, I don’t know about a week now. So the incident we’re going to talk about today did initially take place on the 15th of this month of June 15th.
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When it came out on my, I got to talk about this, right? I was gathering information, work gets in the way. And I’m like, man, should I even go back to the topic, talking to my wife? Right. You know, my better half. She’s like, yeah, talk about it. You gotta come back somehow and you gotta say something. Right. So, all right, perfect. So I’m preparing a video last night and then I come across all these crazy updates that I’m like, Holy crap, we gotta talk about this. We, Oh my God. I can’t believe, you know what, before we get into the point, we’re going to cue up the video.
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Please make sure that you understand that a viewer discretion is advice. There is some, some heavy stuff that you’re about to see and hear. So if you have children, you know, I, what do you call those a curse, you know, up in mittens or whatever. And you know what I mean? I don’t, I don’t, I’m sorry. I just, you know, having covered their ears, roll the video.
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does murder somebody the fuck up.
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You just murdered somebody cause your problems.
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Alright. Yeah, that was a lot. That was a lot to, to take in. I
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Did write an article in our San diego-tijuana.com a new site. And it’s, I should say the San Diego Tijuana times it is on there. It actually will be linked down in the description. So you can kind of see the written format of the show and some other bullet points that I, I might miss out, whatever, you know, you know, and full disclosure, you know, I, I, I do have a bias already.
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Right. And I think I’ve said in the past, in other shows where you have individuals that show up to protests, right? Whether it be this one or any of the ones that we’ve had over the last, what two, three months at this point, more or less, and show up on some of them armed to the teeth with guns, full blown, you know, assault rifles. I know there are some people out there I’m like, dude, stop calling them, assault, rifles, just a rifle, whatever man, you call them whatever you wanna call them.
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I call them how I see them in how I have known them. Okay. And I said it before, I’ll link to the video somewhere here, right? Talked about it. And then I talk about it again. When you had other protestors that showed up after an initial group showed up with guns, right? And now we have an actual shoot, a shooting, excuse me. That took place at a protest.
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Or you saw the video. People showed up with guns, JT. This could happen anywhere. Okay. That’s not the point JT, but you didn’t see the guy got assaulted. That’s not the point for those of you guys. I might be telling me that if you’re listening, understand that when, you know, when you bring a weapon that is meant to do exactly what you just saw takes someone else’s someone else’s life, potentially not individual.
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When it was shot in his video, he wasn’t, he wasn’t killed fortunately, but he could have been, was he shot? Yes. That he had to go to the hospital because of gunshots. Yes. Gunshots set up Kurt at a protest. Yes. You get where I’m going with this. Alright. So let’s get into the, some of the facts right there, having you in front of me for you guys.
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So the man that committed the shooting and the assault, cause he, you saw him throw the woman to the floor, right? Who by the way is still an unidentified. And these are the, as a, as of the moment are recording this video and I’d done some research. His name is Steven Ray Baca jr. He’s 31 years old. And again, this occurred out there in a new man in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and specifically in their, I guess, in their historic district, which is called old town.
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Many cities have them. We have an old town here in San Diego as well. So, you know, it’s place that usually. And I mentioned that we have one here too, because if it’s anything like the one we have here, many times they have statues sculptures, some kind of, of monument that, you know, that pay some kind of homage to people in history. Now what’s happening right now.
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As some of you guys may or may not green is that there’s a lot of individuals saying I don’t want, I don’t want my city to, to pay homage or respect to individuals that while in their, in their time, you know, they did some the better bleed, good things. They also did some, some horrendous things, right? Atrocious acts, including in this particular case, isn’t this a statue by the way, they were trying to take down was of Juan , eh, he’s a 16th century Spanish Explorer or some would take conquistador, which just means, you know, he went on to, to basically, you know, forcefully take over some parts of, of what’s now known in the U S in this case, he went to New Mexico, which by the way, this guy went on to become the governor of New Mexico.
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And while he was there, he cut off the, the, the feet of 24 captive tribal warriors. Now there’s a lot more than what I’m explaining to, to that part of history. I know that, but the point is that individuals that want these statues taken down, which the same can be said about other figures that came after. Like, like even, even Jefferson, right? One of the founding fathers there, the, the, I believe it was taken down in a, in a school somewhere, you know, they want him down because of the things that they did.
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Sure. Again, I’ve heard many arguments. Some of these guys stood for, for great things. They did, but they also did some really crappy things during our time that by today’s standards is obviously is unacceptable. Right. And because of what happened or at this point a month ago, month and a half ago, I mean, no disrespect. I just a lot has been going on and I’m referring to here to the George Floyd situation.
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I don’t know exactly the date, but I know it’s recent enough where people now are bringing up other topics, right. It started with the George Floyd and militia of police oppression. It has moved on to other things, including these statues that many believe should be coming down. Okay. So when it comes to back to the New Mexico deal, the reason I’m. So I was especially last night, I think I processed it more, but you know, it completely just turned me on for the worst was because this individual you ready was let go, you know, maybe some of you guys need be like, dude, explain it.
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He wasn’t just let go. All right, I’ll come down. All right. No, he wasn’t. He wasn’t freed and all charges were dropped. No, but the big one, the shooting was the shooting was again, catch the article that I wrote and I put in detail, but essentially a district attorney has asset, miss Doris, nor affiliation I’m with an S that guy was a dizzy drop the charges because a alleged, he alleges that the police that attended to the, to the crime scene, ms.
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Handled it and they had to drop the charges again, in my opinion, in my opinion, probably the most, the worst charge of all, which is the, I would say, as far as attempted murder, like I said, a minute ago, due to UC JT, that guy was when attack. Yes, he was. Yes. He was. You don’t know. I don’t know. Unless someone watching the video from New Mexico that was at the rallies. When I speak to this reach out to me, I would love to have you on the show for the rest of us.
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We weren’t there. We don’t know if the people going after Baca, right? His last name was maybe the woman that she, he just due to the floor was someone’s girlfriend. How would you react if that was your sister, your girlfriend, your mom, we don’t know. Now there are pictures and I hope they weren’t, they weren’t a Photoshop, but there are, there is a picture out there that I saw. I put it here after post-production or a post production that shows a brief frame were a protestor and black as they’re chasing Baca, the guy in blue, by the way.
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And I pointed her in with a red arrow in the video, in case it wasn’t obvious enough does have a knife that he’s trying to use or something that looks a lack, a knife, trying to use it against a Baca. Right. So yes. Was there something for him to protect himself over? Yes. I’m not arguing that at all. Did he insight what happened? Yes. And I hope we can also agree on that clearly, right?
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From the beginning of the video, if you want to go to web my website, or you want to return, you know, rewind this video, it’s there. He has seen where the beginning posit and I wasn’t able to get more of that initial clip, like shoving someone when he’s already by the statue. Now I was talking to my wife last night and I’m like, look at him, he’s walking around. And he goes up to the behind the statue, kind of sees like, what’s going on back there. Yeah. Lindsey went on, in my opinion, in that opinion, by the way of the judge as well, you can go the article of what the judge said.
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He said that it was clear or look at least it sure looked like the guy was out there to cause trouble. Right. My wife said to that sheet, she saw or read rather that it appears that he was shoving other women as well. Now, to be fair, I’m not of like, Oh, it’s a woman. It’s the worse. No, if you shoving other another person, don’t be putting your hands on other people, man, another human beings. Right? Because in this can happen and I’m putting this way. People know why they me, because my monitor is over here.
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So I keep pointing over here. I don’t want you to don’t turn around. Look at me. So he keeps pointing. He keeps, he, he poos, he peeps pushing people. He keeps inciting violence. And in it led to someone getting shot right now. What’s the worst that could have happened when be much got there. But the guy that he shot could have died, you know, the good thing he didn’t right. Because who knows what else could have come out of this?
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Right? He shot in the direction. By the way, he would go back and watch the video that the crowd was at. So try to picture like the format, everything of the video. And I thought about it so much last night from where he was, he was purse. He grabbed the woman, pushed her to the floor. He walked that way. Right. I’m just trying to picture of the statue in front of me. Walk that way. And then scuffle to cross over here.
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I don’t know if, when he was shooting. Cause he didn’t do this one shot. If he could shot someone else, a kid. I don’t know if there were kids there. Yes they can. Those argumentable should be bringing kids to that. I get it, man. But I’ve seen him there. I’ve seen kids in protest. He could have shot anybody else that was innocent. So the other group that was there was the New Mexico civil guard.
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And this group was there to oppose the protesters. I wanted the statue down. Which, what did you notice on them? Guns right now? The gun that Steven use looks like it was a handgun. You don’t know. I don’t care how much you can tell me. You’re an expert of guns. I don’t, I don’t, I don’t want, I don’t want to talk to people that spiel nonsense. And they’re like, no one else you don’t know. And neither do I, if any of those guns that the civil guard had are full automatic, stop it.
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Stop arguing for those gun aficionados that might be watching me. You don’t know, you don’t point out. Oh, I saw this. He look at this, all videos are so green. You can hardly tell now why is that important? What if Stephen would have had one of those guns? Have you seen what, how not a semi, but a gun that has been altered to be for dramatic. And by the way, I been to two, what they call the flood?
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The flyover States I’ve lived in one. You Mexico is not maybe in the center of the country, but it’s a lot like Oklahoma. And in Oklahoma, people used to brag to me that they bought this gun and they know how to make him full automatic. Yeah. It could have been bragging. Just talking shit. Not really letting you know. Yeah. I don’t know that. And they’re to you. So with these individuals that were out there with guns, if they would have altered that if Stephen would have just grabbed it, cause he would have been maybe panicking.
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You don’t know. And just sprayed one time. Who knows who else you could have hit and actually killed because individuals decided to bring guns to a protest about up in statue, about a statue. Do you have a problem with individuals saying ticket down, go out there and protest with them, leave your guns at home.
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What are you doing? What are you doing? You want to have a lot on your hands. You want to have death on your hands potentially by the way, this guy does idiot. Didn’t even have a permit for a gun, a concealed carry permit for that matter. Excuse me. He didn’t, there’s all known information. I’m not just talking out of my ass. He didn’t even have a permit. So then in my head, I’m like, what about the other guys?
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Did they have a permit for those, you know, weapons again? I don’t know. Do you, so those of you guys arguing saying, well, you know, second amendment, a tough guy. I know second amendment. I’m I’m actually for it. I have guns. I’ve said it before. Never have those guns left with me because I I’m. I’m about to go and do a protest real quick. You know, you know, sweetie, I’ll be back in about an hour, give him a gun real quick. I would hope my wife and be like, Whoa, what the fuck did you just say?
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First of all, protests, what are there to stop selling kind of fries. But do you mean why were we going to protest? And what do you want your gun? That’s what I would hope my wife would tell me, like, what are you doing? So I hope someone’s telling those guys, their whole girlfriends, wives, boyfriends, I don’t care someone in their life. What are you doing? What are you think you’re going to do with that weapon out there? Even if you’re like, I am the most responsible gun owner, I would never harm another human being with this gun only.
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Oh dear. Okay. So why the fuck is that at a protest? What are you doing? You’re posturing. Cause it makes you feel tough. I admit it. I’m I’m gonna tease you about the size of your Twinkie because that’s what everybody does. I don’t even think that’s what it is. I think people just want to just, they just want to feel tough in a gun. It makes you feel tough. I’ve gone to the gun range and you should see how you guys walk out of there.
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You talk about taking steroids. That’s what it is. In my opinion. That’s what it is. What are they doing? Alright, you get the point, like I’m Murray yelling at you and you just, we just got back to, we seen each other and you’re like, wow, dude. That’s why he fucking came back for I’m sorry. I apologize. You know how I get, you know, hung yet. So what’s gonna happen, right? What the Steve guy?
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Well, like I said, vocally, the guy that he shot survived, the guy that he shot is planning on, on bringing up a soup. Now I’m not clear if it’s against the Steven Guy, Oregon’s a city for allegedly ms. Handling the, the, the, the scene. But he’s planning on bringing one on, right? So he’s well enough where he’s already working with a lawyer. The judge said this, the judge I’m. So unlike this about him, because in a statement, he said, I know that guy is a danger to the community and his number beta, but that’s what he said.
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That’s an undertone, but I’m going to let them go. Now here’s three of my like, yeah, dude, but why the name go? Maybe there’s nothing on him. Well, first of all, he didn’t see the video go back and watch the video for the rest of you. I asked myself as some question, I’m like, yeah, why is he letting him go? It’s fucking weird. Well, me and my wife did some digging some investigative journalism. Why don’t critique me? We did. And it looks like the guy, those people.
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What do I mean by that? Well, to begin with this individual ran for city council in 2019 last year, I know 2018 has been a hell of a year for all of us, between 19. That’s what it says by 19. Did I just say 2018? So man, I am dude. So sorry. Now you guys got my wife laughing over here at me 2019. I’m sorry.
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Did I really say 2018? What did I say? Oh, 2018 has been a hell of a year. Is that what I said? Dumb mass 20, 20, 20. I, you know what it is? I don’t even want to say 2020, because every time you’re like 20, 20, it’s like what? It’s like no one talked to you, 20, 20. It’s like, you can’t get any worse. Hold my beer by the way. And I say that by the way, after the frickin or quick to happen in Mexico, luckily I have friends and family and they were finding this.
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The majority of people are fine, but who is 20? 20? I’m sorry, this is I’m trying to get 20, 20 out of my head. 2019. This guy run for city council. Okay. Yeah. Okay. In addition to that, Oh, he lost, by the way he lost don’t Google it. He lost the guy is a son of a former County sheriff talking back to the story, right?
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This where you’re like, nah, nah, it makes sense. Now it does. It does. It really does. Right? The guy knows people now, how, who does he know enough to get away with this completely? I don’t know. We’re going to find out, cause I’m going to stay on top of this. You best believe I’m I’m, it’s very likely that I’m going to do a follow followup or at least inject into another video. Why? Because this needs to be also spread like wildfire.
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It’s not just about the cops guys, which I will do a video. I will talk about it. Some of the guys will, will grease some of us won’t and that’s okay because we can still be friends because that’s the way shit is. But it’s not just about people already in power. It’s about people that have connection to some form of power that also needs to be held accountable. Does that make sense?
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I think I make sense in this guy. If he gets away with it, we should do another rally we should do and don’t roll your eyes. We should. Okay. We should rally. Maybe not physically, but we do. We should do some social media rallying. I will. And I’m fucking tired of it. I know you are too, right. Of seeing people that they can get away with it because of who they know and it’s crap.
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So anyways, we’ll do a followup. There’s a video. There’s my opinion about it. I think you guys should be equally upset about this. Yeah, that’s it. I mean, that’s just that that’s all really I can say about it. Oh, by the way, some good stuff shot out to kingdom. Five 41 year, man. Who, what the hell is his? Why is he throwing gang sometime isn’t real quick. Sorry. Grow real quick side story. So I started playing a game.
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You have a grandmother. I, he doesn’t have time for a video, but Pincho he can play a game. I listen, I play on enough. Don’t judge me. Okay. I’m not really good at it, but I made some really good friends, including some, some friends. They’re not they’re real names. Right. So I can say it. I think shout out because I always shout out to Raven, you know, I said, I would do it. There it is. Raven. You’re going to be like who’s Raven. As Monica know Raven, she does know a shout out to the guy.
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You know, he’s a great, great, great guy in line. And we play, we play a game of throne, conquest. This is not sponsored by game of Thrones, but if game of Thrones, but you want to I’m right here. It’s on the front little game. Honestly. I do it just to make friends, just friends, you know, you’re fucking lonely. Alright. I’m not, you’re lonely, but yeah. Oh, at there the cup to cool cup.
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Yes. I’m a geek. I understand that. I am a geek. My wife got me this for, for father’s day. See, everybody’s doing that now. Thank you. Thank you. My wife’s over there hiding. Like someone’s watching her, like you guys are going to critique her or something. She’s embarrassed for me. And I’m the one on camera. This isn’t making me sense. Tanya, the show today. I hope it works out because she actually is helping I baby, like, or he’s he’s actually helping.
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She’s actually doing, I guess the, the producer’s job and switching cameras. I got fired. Remember that one video that I was like, I kick hearing. I got fired from my own show. So she’s like, Oh my God, I don’t know. Even a techie person. I don’t even know how to use an iPhone, but I’ll help you because you look ridiculous. So she took over that job and now she’s like clicking and stuff like that. We, we practice this like 10 times exactly like this I’ve said this line 10 times already. Just kidding guys. That’s different today.
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Thank you for being here for listening to me, for laughing with me, we had a good time. Didn’t we, I look forward to the next video. I don’t know what it’s going to be. Exactly. I want to do something a little bit more heart lighted. I, some people have asked me, I do come back, but you know, some advice, man, like you get all angry and you know, I had to mute you and like turn you off. Cause you start cussing and you get red and you’re Brown. I don’t understand that. Like, so two, two, you know who you are.
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I will, I will do a very, a Brown, you know, manage your real coaching. I love doing stuff like that, but that’s it for today guys. I thank you for, for watching the video, like subscribe. Yeah, until next time. See ya.