In another attempt to influence the Courts, the New Mexico chapter of MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving), has decided to pay $30,000 – $40,000 per year (per person) in order to "monitor" DWI and DUI in the local courtroom, and the activities of judges and prosecutors. Oh yeah.. they are hiring 5 full time people to perform this service.
Political/lobbyist organizations using taxpayer money
I wouldn’t be quite as much against this proposition if the funds for the "monitors" was raised independently. In my opinion, any organization can do whatever they want with their money, and pursue the goals of their organization. But here, they received $400,000 grant from the state Traffic Safety Bureau. Taxpayer money going to a political organization.. I see major problems with that.