Judge’s decision draws Texas-sized protest to Taos

New Mexico
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A judge’s controversial decision in the Amalia Compound case has brought a high-profile protest.

The Taos News spoke with Tom White, who brought a 50-foot trailer displaying a liberty bell replica flanked by monuments to the Ten Commandments to the Taos County courthouse.

He brought it to protest Judge Sarah Backus’ decision to allow some of the suspects accused of starving 11 kids to get out of jail.

White says he takes the display around the country to quietly protest what he sees as injustices.

Judge Backus has said prosecutors did not present adequate evidence that the suspects were a danger.

That ruling has sparked a major backlash. Death threats have been made against Judge Backus and prompted a courthouse evacuation earlier this month. 

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