By Russell Contreras
The Associated Press
The state’s “three strikes” law is weak and doesn’t do enough to take violent criminals off the streets, New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez said.
While promoting a new law that expands the state’s Amber Alerts to cellphones, the Republican said last week she’d like to see a tougher three strikes law in New Mexico and hopes lawmakers examine it next session. Martinez said New Mexico’s three strikes law is so narrow that no inmate is currently serving a life sentence under it.