VIGIL DESCRIBES HIS HEARTBREAK AND HOW PRESIDENT TRUMP TOOK ACTION IN THE CASE, WHILE LOCAL DEMOCRATIC LEADERS REFUSED TO EVEN RETURN VIGIL’S DESPERATE PLEAS FOR HELP
ALBUQUERQUE, OCTOBER 15 — The Republican Party of New Mexico has released a compelling and poignant video in which Sam Vigil recounts his wife Jackie’s brutal murder last year. In the video Vigil speaks openly about Jackie’s murder and draws attention to failed Democratic leadership when addressing New Mexico’s crime crisis.
Jackie came to the United States to seek the American Dream. Then, last November, she was shot to death in her middle class neighborhood while sitting inside her car in her driveway. She was just about to drive to the gym.
“Every time I go to the driveway that memory returns,” says Vigil.
In the video, Sam reflects on how he reached out to Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller and state lawmakers for help in this infamous case, but they ignored his calls. Vigil describes his frustration and how the city’s skyrocketing crime problem is not being dealt with.
President Trump listened.
Operation Legend is an ongoing success, and when that federal initiative got underway, law enforcement agencies worked together and finally arrested a suspect: an illegal immigrant, armed with a criminal history, who had been deported three times. Sam says he’s grateful to the President and for the federal crime-fighting initiative.
Mayor Keller had said Operation Legend was just a political stunt by Trump, charging the initiative is “politics standing in the way of police work and makes us less safe.” Keller even referred to the federal agents as “secret police.”
“The criminal justice system here in Albuquerque has forgotten about the victim,” Sam says in the video. “Crime is destroying our cities. New Mexico’s rising crime is destroying our very way of life.”
Click here to watch the video.