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  • Police: still investigating possible hostage situation (Albuquerque NM)

    06/13/2016 6:26:07 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 9 replies
    Albuquerque Journal ^ | June 13, 2016 | Nicole Perez, Elise Kaplan and Robert Browman
    Albuquerque police spokesman Tanner Tixier said there was no evidence that shots were fired or that there was an active shooter in the building, but he said officers were still investigating reports of a possible hostage situation.
  • 14-Year-Old Trump Protester Charged With Two Felonies

    06/07/2016 9:52:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The Daily Bail ^ | June 7, 2016
    MARCUS GRIEGO CHARGED AS AN ADULT Punk kid who threw rocks at police during the Albuquerque Trump riots now faces felony charges. And his lawyer is crying to the media for leniency. --- ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The 14-year-old accused of throwing a rock at officers and hitting a sergeant during the riot following Donald Trump’s Albuquerque rally has been charged as an adult with two felony counts of aggravated battery on a peace officer, but his defense attorney says the charge is too much. After the dust settled from the riot following Donald Trump’s Albuquerque speech, the search was...
  • Lets change Facebook profiles to stand for the victims of Democrat violence (vanity)

    06/03/2016 10:05:11 PM PDT · by AndyTheBear · 18 replies
    vanity | June 3, 2016 | AndyTheBear
    I am not normally one to use Facebook politically, but I am so pissed about the un-American thuggish mobs that I decided to change my Facebook profile picture to one of the girls who had been beaten with the caption: "I stand for the victims of the Democrat party's violent intolerance of dissent." Please join me and do the same. Find a compelling picture of a victim and post it as your profile picture in protest of the violence in the Democrat party and support for their victims. If asked how long my friends and family must see these profile...
  • Panicked Esquire Liberal Worries that 'Rioting Only Makes Trump Stronger'

    06/03/2016 7:09:58 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 39 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | June 3, 2016 | P.J. Gladnick
    Esquire magazine writer Charles Pierce must be in a state of panic after the events following yesterday's Donald Trump rally in San Jose, California when anti-Trump protesters violently attacked Trump supporters. Last week Pierce wrote that such attacks only help Trump and that has him extremely worried. Unfortunately for him, even some his fellow liberal journalists such as Emmett Rensin, who was today suspended from Vox, still haven't got a clue on just how incredibly counter-productive such riots are. 
  • Watch: Anti-Trump Protesters In New Mexico Jump On Police Cars

    05/25/2016 3:42:24 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 61 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 25,2016 | Ian Hanchett
    Protesters outside presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump’s Tuesday rally in Albuquerque, New Mexico jumped on police cars in footage broadcast by CNN.
  • Progressives just made the best argument possible for voting Trump

    05/29/2016 12:03:35 PM PDT · by Yashcheritsiy · 40 replies
    Renew America ^ | May 27, 2016 | Tim Dunkin
    Progressives and others on the radical Left are not very intelligent people. This is something we should be very thankful for, because were they actually competent, they would have completely overwhelmed the spineless, feckless Republican Party and established total control decades ago. As it stands, because progressives in the United States have so little foresight and self-control, they end up damaging their own cause through their own foolish behavior and inability to moderate themselves for the sake of more broadly appealing to the masses. This was shown most recently in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where a crowd of left-wing hooligans –...
  • ABQ police seeking tips about 30 violent ‘thugs’ at anti-Trump rally

    05/26/2016 3:53:44 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 38 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | May 26, 2016 | Dan McKay
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Mayor Richard Berry said police are trying to identify about 30 “thugs” who threw rocks and engaged in other violence during this week’s protest against Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. A team of officers is examining video and photos to build criminal cases for prosecution. Berry and Albuquerque’s police chief, Gorden Eden, estimated that about 1,000 people attended the anti-Trump protest — and perhaps 30 people engaged in violence against police or others. Eden said protesters threw rocks and molotov-cocktail-like devices at officers. One person used a rod of some sort to strike a police horse. “It...
  • MSNBC Praises Violent Protesters as ‘Expressing Their Humanity;’ ‘Accomplished Their Goal’

    05/25/2016 2:35:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 25, 2016 | Kristine Marsh
    Update: Joan Walsh response to this blog post is featured below. Outside of a Trump rally Tuesday night in Albuquerque New Mexico, anti-Trump protesters showed up and became violent, throwing rocks, smashing doors, jumping on cop cars and setting Trump flags on fire. For a couple of hours, police tried to control the protesters and find a way to let the hundreds of people who attended the rally, trapped inside, out safely. An NBC reporter was even knocked down off camera as he reported on the scene. Yet his colleagues at sister network MSNBC were less than shocked by the...
  • The Organized Left Riots Against Donald Trump in New Mexico

    05/25/2016 12:28:29 PM PDT · by detective · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 May 2016 | Joel B. Pollak
    Organized left-wing groups launched violent protests in Albuquerque, New Mexico on Tuesday evening outside a speech by Republican frontrunner Donald Trump
  • Anti-Trump thugs shout 'Viva Mexico' while burning American flag

    05/25/2016 7:39:09 AM PDT · by McGruff · 144 replies
    Fox News ^ | MAY 25, 2016 | Todd Starnes
    An angry mob caused mayhem outside a Donald Trump rally Tuesday night in Albuquerque, New Mexico – turning the city into a de facto Third World country. The rampaging gang was made up of anti-Trump goons -- waving the Mexican flag -- burning the American flag. “Viva Mexico,” protesters shouted, according to the Albuquerque Journal.
  • Guess Who? – The Albuquerque Trump Protests Were 100% Organized Political Astroturf

    05/25/2016 4:28:39 AM PDT · by detective · 18 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | May 25, 2016 | Sundance
    This Reuters Article describes the rioting mob from New Mexico last night: Protesters threw rocks and bottles at police officers who responded with pepper spray outside a rally for presidential candidate Donald Trump in Albuquerque, New Mexico, police said. Hundreds of protesters tried to storm the convention center in New Mexico’s biggest city, knocking down barricades and throwing objects at a door and then hurling rocks and bottles at mounted police in riot gear, the Albuquerque Police Department said on Twitter on Tuesday and video posted online showed. Several police officers were injured, the police tweeted.
  • LIVE THREAD:Trump rally Tuesday, May 24, 2016 ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO @ 7PM MDT

    05/24/2016 8:02:24 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 832 replies
    Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is scheduled to appear in Albuquerque Tuesday.The rally will take place Tuesday, May 24 at the Albuquerque Convention Center at 7 p.m. MDT ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO Albuquerque, New Mexico’s largest city, sits in the high desert. Its modern Downtown core contrasts with Old Town, dating to the city’s 1706 founding as a Spanish colony. Old Town is filled with historic adobe buildings, such as San Felipe de Neri Church, and shops selling Native American handicrafts. The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center traces the area’s tribal history. Population: 902,797 Albuquerque Convention Center @ 9pm EDT Busy...
  • 'I got hit by the love bug'

    01/25/2016 12:19:58 PM PST · by Kartographer · 21 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/24/16 | Zoe Szathmary
    The sole restaurant owner living with Down syndrome in the US is closing up shop after five years so he can relocate to Denver, Colorado, so he can be near his girlfriend, who also has Down syndrome. Tim's Place in Albuquerque, New Mexico, belongs to Tim Harris. Harris and his lady love Tiffani Johnson crossed paths when Harris was a speaker at a convention for Down syndrome, CBS reported on Friday. In an interview with CBS, Johnson she had been 'too scared [to go up and say something to Harris] because I never met a guy like Tim.' 'I think...
  • (Albuquerque) Officer had key role in much-needed miracle (found kidnapped 3-year old little girl)

    01/09/2016 11:50:24 AM PST · by Perseverando · 3 replies
    Albuquerque Journal ^ | January 8, 2016 | Joline Gutierrez Krueger
    He turned me down. By the time I asked for an interview, Albuquerque police officer Chris Poccia had already been all over the media – in our newspaper, on TV news and talk radio locally and nationally and in every imaginable way on social media. The Albuquerque Police Department put him in the public eye almost from the moment he became the center of the city's best happy-ending story in weeks, maybe months, maybe longer than that. Poccia had been the one to find a little bundle of purple named Caraline Leon-Alcocar, a 3-year-old girl who for five hours Saturday...
  • Missing girl found safe, lapel video released (ABQ carjacking 3-yr old)

    01/03/2016 7:02:50 PM PST · by CedarDave · 13 replies
    KRQE News 13, Albuquerque ^ | January 2, 2016, 10:01 pm Updated | Alex Goldsmith and Candace Hopkins
    ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) A three year old girl who was taken in a stolen car was found by police early Sunday morning after hours of searching. It all started at around 8:30 pm at the Smith's near Lomas and San Pedro. Police say the mother was filling up water jugs when a thief came up to the car and drove off with it. Three year old Caraline Leon-Alcocar was inside. That car was found by officers at the Saver's near Carlisle and Menaul, but the little girl was not found with it, sparking an Amber Alert and a citywide search. Caraline...
  • ‘Welcome Holm,’ Holly (Albuquerque welcomes back UFC world champion)

    12/07/2015 2:34:51 PM PST · by CedarDave · 22 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | December 6, 2015 | Katy Barnitz
    Thousands lined the streets of Downtown Albuquerque on Sunday to celebrate hometown hero Holly Holm, the Duke City native who took down Ronda Rousey in November to claim the UFC Women's Bantamweight Championship. New Mexico waited patiently in the weeks after the fight to welcome home "The Preacher's Daughter," who upset Rousey with a second-round knockout in Australia on Nov. 14 and toured about the country following the win. And at Sunday's parade in her honor, it was clear that the post-fight excitement among Burquenos hadn't waned in the slightest. Fans showed up in droves, many wearing Holm T-shirts or...
  • World champ boxer Bob Foster dies at 76 (light heavyweight champion)

    11/22/2015 8:03:51 AM PST · by EveningStar · 5 replies
    Albuquerque Journal ^ | November 21, 2015 | Rick Wright
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Albuquerque's Bob Foster, arguably the greatest light-heavyweight boxing champion of all time, died Saturday morning. No cause of death has been given, but the boxing Hall of Famer had been in failing health for some time. Funeral arrangements are pending. Foster was 76, having been born in December 1938. He is incorrectly listed by boxrec.com has having been born in April 1938.
  • Did China discover AMERICA? Ancient Chinese script carved into rocks may prove Asians lived in New W

    07/09/2015 4:50:03 PM PDT · by Fractal Trader · 109 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | July 9, 2015 | RICHARD GRAY
    The discovery of the Americas has for centuries been credited to the Italian explorer Christopher Columbus, but ancient markings carved into rocks around the US could require history to be rewritten. Researchers have discovered ancient scripts that suggest Chinese explorers may have discovered America long before Europeans arrived there. They have found pictograms etched into the rocks around the country that appear to belong of an ancient Chinese script. John Ruskamp, a retired chemist and amateur epigraph researcher from Illinois, discovered the unusual markings while walking in the Petroglyph National Monument in Albuquerque, He claims they indicate ancient people from...
  • Officer Daniel Webster dies (2nd ABQ area officer since May)

    10/29/2015 12:46:26 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 13 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | October 29, 2015 | Nicole Perez and Robert Browman
    The Albuquerque police officer shot and critically injured during a traffic stop last week succumbed to his injuries early Thursday morning after a week-long battle for his life, according to Police Chief Gorden Eden. Officer Daniel Webster, 47, an 8-year-veteran of the department, had been on life support without brain function at University of New Mexico Hospital since Wednesday, his stepfather John Hanafin said. Eden said Webster was “a true hero and guardian of our community and nation.” He died at 2:15 a.m., according to Hanafin. Davon Lymon, 34, allegedly fired six shots at Webster and then fled into a...
  • APD Officer Webster Dies

    10/29/2015 9:02:49 AM PDT · by fishtank · 17 replies
    KKOB 770 AM ^ | Oct. 29, 2015 | KKOB 770 AM
    APD Officer Webster Dies Posted on October 29, 2015 The Albuquerque Police Department Confirms That Officer Daniel Webster … Critically Injured Last Week During A Traffic Stop Near Central And Eubank … Died At University Hospital Overnight. An Apd Press Release Says Officer Webster Died Around 2:30 Thursday Morning.
  • Editorial: Governor’s energy plan is excellent future blueprint

    09/20/2015 8:10:27 AM PDT · by brownwill6767 · 1 replies
    Albuquerque Journal ^ | 9/20/15 | Albuquerque Journal Editorial Board
    New Mexico has a wealth of energy resources. And now it has a comprehensive plan to help guide development of those riches to grow the state’s economy. Last week at the 2015 Southeastern New Mexico Mayor’s Energy Summit in Carlsbad, Gov. Susana Martinez laid out a broad “all of the above” energy policy. “There is no reason we shouldn’t be an energy leader,” she later told attendees at the eighth annual Domenici Public Policy Conference in Las Cruces. Her plan embraces a wide range of energy sources, ranging from oil and gas to solar, wind and up-and-coming technologies, such as...
  • Trigger-Happy Cop Shot One of His Own and Kept Blasting Away

    09/04/2015 11:05:25 PM PDT · by ExyZ · 32 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | September 2, 2015 | Justin Glave
    A detective who worked narcotics with an undercover officer walked up to a car, shot his fellow officer twice, and then seven more times against the victim’s pleas. The number of signs that Albuquerque Police Lieutenant Greg Brachle ignored or didn’t see before putting nine .45-caliber bullets into his fellow officer’s body are simply staggering.
  • New Mexico protesters demand Planned Parenthood inquiry

    07/29/2015 7:50:16 AM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    abqjournal.com ^ | July 29, 2015 | Deborah Baker and Rick Nathanson / Journal Staff Writers
    More than 300 abortion opponents held rallies Tuesday in New Mexico demanding the government investigate whether Planned Parenthood is illegally selling aborted fetal tissue, and that it defund the national organization. The protests, at the state Capitol in Santa Fe and at Planned Parenthood clinics in Santa Fe and Albuquerque, were a spinoff of the recent national furor over secretly recorded videos posted to YouTube, showing organization officials talking about providing fetal tissue and organs for research in exchange for payment. Anti-abortion groups have seized on the videos as evidence of what one rally speaker called the “scandal of selling...
  • Police ID suspect killed in shootout with former CNN reporter as Memphis fugitive

    07/03/2015 6:36:59 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 22 replies
    KOB News Albuquerque ^ | 7/3/15 | Blair Miller
    Thursday night, Albuquerque police identified the man killed in a shootout at a west side Motel 6 with former CNN reporter Chuck de Caro as 27-year-old Tomorio Walton, who APD says is an absconder out of Memphis, Tennessee. APD spokesperson Tanner Tixier said it is unknown how long Walton had been in the Albuquerque area.
  • Body Camera Captures New Mexico Police Officer Saving Baby’s Life

    06/11/2015 9:47:45 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 3 replies
    ktla ^ | Updated at 08:22am, June 11, 2015 | Tracy Bloom,
    Newly released body camera video shows a New Mexico police officer performing CPR on an 8-month-old baby, an act that the young girl’s mother said saved her life. When her daughter Karly would not wake up in the early afternoon hours of May 14, a frantic Alyssia Rios dialed 911, according to Albuquerque-area television station KOAT. Officer Martin Smith of the Albuquerque Police Department responded to her home and immediately began performing CPR on the unconscious child, the video showed.
  • Bikers Come to 5-Year-Old Bullied Girl’s Rescue

    06/01/2015 9:05:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    KRQE ^ | 5/29 | Emily Younger
    A group of Albuquerque bikers came to 5-year-old Albuquerque girl’s rescue this week. The girl who was bullied on her way home from school got an unexpected visit by the Punishers. They’re loud, big, burly bikers dressed in black. While the men may appear dark and dangerous, the Punishers, a law enforcement motorcycle club in Albuquerque are far from it. “We are all pretty soft hearted. I’m actually a nurse,” said Punishers LE/MC Albuquerque President Norman Gonzalez. This week the group, made up of military veterans and former police officers, banded together with local self-defense group Shockwave to help a...
  • Suburban Albuquerque police officer shot and killed in traffic stop

    05/28/2015 12:55:56 PM PDT · by fishtank · 40 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5-27-15 | AP
    RIO RANCHO, N.M. – A suburban Albuquerque police officer was shot and killed (May 25, 2015) during a traffic stop, the first time a Rio Rancho officer was fatally shot in the line of duty in the department's 34-year history.
  • 'Dr. George' Fischbeck dies at 92; popular weatherman at KABC-TV

    03/25/2015 3:12:54 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 29 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 25, 2015 | Valerie J. Nelson
    George Fischbeck, a science teacher turned weatherman who joined KABC-TV in 1972 and spent nearly two decades exuberantly delivering the local forecast, has died. He was 92. Fischbeck, who was known as "Dr. George," died of natural causes early Wednesday morning at the Motion Picture & Television Fund retirement home in Woodland Hills, his daughter, Nancy Fischbeck, said. A trained meteorologist, George Fischbeck was so enthusiastic about his subject that he sometimes forgot to talk about the next day's weather.
  • School Votes for Communism-Themed Dance Dubbed 'Prom-Munism'

    03/06/2015 11:34:23 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 41 replies
    ABC News ^ | 03/06/2015
    Seniors at a New Mexico high school have voted to hold a prom with a communism theme, which they've dubbed "prom-munism." KRQE-TV in Albuquerque ( http://goo.gl/x2zXLb ) reports that Cottonwood Classical Preparatory School students voted online this week for the theme.
  • Communist prom theme chosen for U.S. high school: ‘Prom-munism’

    03/10/2015 12:42:37 AM PDT · by Cincinatus · 27 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 7 2015 | Phillip Swarts
    Students at an Albuquerque, N.M., school decided that communism should be the theme for their prom — now dubbed "Prom-munism." The decision by seniors at Cottonwood Classical Preparatory School has upset some members of the school. One student who spoke to local CBS affiliate KRQE, but asked to remain anonymous, said "I hope that Cottonwood would realize the seriousness of having a very powerful and destructive idea as the theme for a prom."
  • Albuquerque, New Mexico: Police Discover $33,000 in Momaday Artwork at Abandoned Meth Lab

    02/07/2015 8:17:26 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 8 replies
    Albuquerque Journal ^ | February 6, 2015 | Elise Kaplan
    Police discover valuable Momaday art in condemned apartment Art showed up in a surprising place last week, when a police officer discovered more than $33,000 worth of prints by renowned artist Al Momaday in a condemned property in the Northeast Heights. According to the incident report, an Albuquerque police officer accompanied city officials who were boarding up an apartment known to him as a site for stashing stolen property. He spotted a portfolio box on the floor containing 72 prints by Momaday, a Native American artist from the Kiowa tribe in Oklahoma. The artist lived on the Jemez Pueblo for...
  • Footage of APD's Fatal Shooting of John OKeefe (ABQ NM)

    01/17/2015 1:41:14 PM PST · by CedarDave · 28 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | January 16, 2015 | ABQ Police Dept
    Lapel camera footage shots Albuquerque police officers shooting and killing John Edward Okeefe on Jan. 13, 2015.
  • Charges sought against Albuquerque cops in shooting: police

    01/12/2015 12:09:23 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 103 replies
    Reuters ^ | 01/12/15
    (Reuters) - Prosecutors in New Mexico are seeking murder charges against two Albuquerque police officers in connection with the 2014 shooting death of a homeless man, which sparked protests in the city, police said on Monday. Former Albuquerque police detective Keith Sandy and current officer Dominique Perez could face murder charges linked to the March 16 killing of mentally ill homeless man James Boyd, police spokesman Tanner Tixier said. That shooting prompted protests sharply critical of the Albuquerque police department, which the federal government found has used excessive, even deadly, force against civilians. It is now facing reforms and is...
  • Albuquerque zoo lemur dies after attack by another primate ( siamang )

    01/10/2015 7:31:01 PM PST · by george76 · 19 replies
    KOB Eyewitness News 4 ^ | 01/10/2015 | Kristen Garcia
    One of the two lemurs attacked by another primate earlier this week at the Albuquerque zoo died Saturday. The ABQ Bio Park said a 26-year-old siamang named Brian pried open some heavy-duty mesh that was separating its enclosure from the lemurs on Tuesday. Brian climbed in and attacked the two lemurs. "Both received injuries to their tails and also bite wounds that required some suturing," said Debbie Wiese, the zoo’s primate supervisor. ... The BioPark is now keeping the siamangs and lemurs in separate exhibits to avoid any future problems.
  • Lawyer: UNM women's soccer players forced to strip, drink alcohol, sprayed with urine

    08/19/2014 11:19:21 AM PDT · by george76 · 43 replies
    KOB Eyewitness News 4 ^ | 08/18/2014 | Caleb James
    Members of the UNM women's soccer team are alleging they were hazed by teammates Sunday night. A victim's parent confirmed to KOB Monday night that freshmen on the women's soccer team were forced to strip naked, consume large amounts of alcohol and were sprayed with urine. One of the victims ended up in the hospital, according to UNM police, who also said someone called 911 just before midnight Sunday night to report the incident. One victim's family has already retained an Albuquerque attorney who confirmed the information about the alleged hazing.
  • Dog bites father, daughter at Albuquerque home

    08/03/2014 9:54:24 PM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    AP ^ | 08/02/2014
    Albuquerque man was severely bitten when he tried to stop an attack on his daughter by the family's dog. ... 90-pound pitbull mix . ... The family must decide if they want to keep the dog or put it up for adoption
  • Albuquerque hit hard by overnight flooding

    08/03/2014 9:57:58 PM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    KOB Eyewitness News 4 ^ | 08/02/2014 | Kai Porter
    Some streets looked more like a raging river. One police officer even tried blocking traffic with his car, while water moved in all around him. "This is really a shock. I didn't expect it, said Albuquerque resident, Rein Whitt-Pritchette. "I've been in Albuquerque since 1971. I rarely have ever seen that kind of rain before."
  • Albuquerque NM Police: Inmate Hid in Laundry Basket to Escape

    07/08/2014 7:31:26 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 11 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | July 8, 2014 | Yahoo! News
    Police: Inmate hid in laundry basket to escape ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Authorities say a New Mexico inmate has been captured after he escaped from jail by hiding in a laundry basket. Officials say 28-year-old Kevin Matthew Perkins packed himself in the basket on Monday to get away from the Metropolitan Detention Center. Authorities say the laundry basket was headed to another facility. When an officer opened a truck door, officials say Perkins jumped out of the basket and ran. Albuquerque police later received a breaking and entering call at an assisted living complex. That's where they found broken glass from...
  • Albuquerque Police Dept. Kills 26 people in 4 years

    06/27/2014 4:55:36 AM PDT · by Renfield · 29 replies
    Gun News ^ | 6-23-2014 | Tom Hudson
    I am so angry writing this that it is hard to know where to begin. So, let’s start with the facts. The Albuquerque Police Department has killed 26 people since 2010 and wounded 40 more. To put this into perspective, this is twice the per capita rate as New York City and eight times the rate of Chicago. Walter White killed as many people as the Albuquerque police have! This news is disturbing and infuriating at the same time. The people in Albuquerque are not safe, but it isn’t because of regular street thugs–it is because of thugs with badges....
  • Albuquerque protesters put police chief ‘on trial’

    06/22/2014 4:17:14 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 22, 2014 12:07 AM EDT
    Protesters advocating for drastic changes within a police agency criticized by the U.S. Justice Department over its use of force put the embattled police chief “on trial” during a rally Saturday. […] The Police Department is under scrutiny for over 40 police shootings—26 of them fatal—since 2010, and the Justice Department has issued a harsh report over the agency’s use of force. …
  • Exclusive: VA Scandal Hits New Hospital

    05/19/2014 9:05:17 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | May 18, 2014 | Jacob Siegel
    Veterans with serious heart conditions, gangrene, and even brain tumors waited months for care at the Albuquerque VA hospital, a whistleblowing doctor tells The Daily Beast. Add Albuquerque, New Mexico’s to the growing list of VA hospitals accused of keeping secret waiting lists to hide delays for veterans seeking medical care. And it may already be too late to get to the truth and find out what harm, if any, was done to veterans there—VA officials are already destroying records to cover their tracks, a whistleblower inside the hospital tells The Daily Beast. Last month, word broke that the Department...
  • Police promote commander in ‘excessive force’ case (Albuquerque)

    05/15/2014 11:52:20 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 15, 2014 11:56 PM EDT | Russell Contreras
    Albuquerque police promoted a commander who was accused in a lawsuit of burning off part a homeless man’s ear with a stun gun, officials announced Thursday. Albuquerque Police Department Chief Gorden Eden said in a statement he was promoting two Albuquerque commanders to the newly created rank of major in response to a harsh U.S. Justice Department report that was critical of Albuquerque police’s use of excessive force and demanded the agency adopt a number of reforms. Foothills Area Commander Timothy Gonterman and Criminal Investigations Commander Anthony Montano will now oversee the East and West Side Field Services Divisions respectively,...
  • Rebellion In The USA - Protesters Attempt To Arrest Albuquerque Police Chief

    05/13/2014 9:15:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 5/13/14 | Mike Krieger of Liberty Blitzkrieg blog,
    There is something very, very wrong with the Albuquerque, New Mexico police department, and the citizens have just about had enough. Before I get into the heart of this story, I need to provide you with a little background. The Albuquerque Police Department (APD) is well known for its outrageous and inappropriate use of violence. So much so that it has been under investigation by the Department of Justice, which wrote a letter to the Mayor of Albuquerque on April 10, 2014 condemning the police force. Here’s an excerpt from the letter: Based on our investigation, we have reasonable cause...
  • Feds: 'Excessive force' found in Albuquerque police

    04/14/2014 4:29:06 PM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 10 2014 | Associated Press
    The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday released a scathing report in response to a series of deadly police shootings that pointed to patterns of excessive force by the Albuquerque Police Department, serious constitutional violations and a lack of training and oversight of its officers. After more than a year of reviewing hundreds of cases handled by the Albuquerque police, the federal agency found that officers too frequently used deadly force on people "who posed a minimal threat" and used a higher level of force too often on those with mental illness.
  • Supreme Court rejects appeal over gay bias case

    04/07/2014 11:31:56 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 73 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 7, 2014 2:13 PM EDT | Jeri Clausing
    The U.S. Supreme Court rejected an appeal Monday from a studio that refused to photograph a lesbian couple’s commitment ceremony, letting stand a New Mexico high court ruling that helped spur a national debate over gay rights and religious freedom. The justices left in place a unanimous state Supreme Court ruling last year that said Elane Photography violated New Mexico’s Human Rights Act by refusing to photograph the same-sex ceremony “in the same way as if it had refused to photograph a wedding between people of different races.” …
  • Man dies after another APD officer-involved shooting (ABQ NM - video by neighbor)

    03/26/2014 8:32:04 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 35 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | March 26, 2014 | Nicole Perez
    Hours after hundreds protested the Albuquerque Police Department’s use of force Tuesday evening, officers opened fire on a man near Central and Coors. The man died at the hospital, police said Wednesday morning. He becomes the 23rd man since 2010 shot and killed by Albuquerque Police, which is being investigated by the U.S. Department of Justice for its use of force Neighbors at the scene of Tuesday’s shooting were shocked and outraged. They said officers shot the man while he was unarmed and talking on a cellphone. A video shot by a neighbor appears to show a man in a...
  • Mayor calls APD shooting ‘horrific … unsettling’ (includes link to video)

    03/25/2014 10:48:34 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 62 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | March 25, 2014 | Dan McKay and Nicole Perez
    Mayor Richard Berry called it “horrific” and “unsettling.” Several city councilors – on both sides of the aisle – said they were disturbed by what they saw. The American Civil Liberties Union, a former district judge and the governor also weighed in. Each called for a thorough, independent investigation into the Albuquerque Police Department’s shooting of a mentally ill homeless man, James M. Boyd, who was caught illegally camping in the Sandia foothills last week. Video released by APD on Friday showed officers firing at the man, who was armed with two knives but appeared to be turning away from...
  • ABQ mayor issues warning on ‘COPS’

    02/19/2014 4:08:29 PM PST · by CedarDave · 26 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | February 19, 2014 | Dan McKay
    Mayor Richard Berry can’t keep the “COPS” television crews out of the Albuquerque area. But he made it clear on Tuesday that he doesn’t want to see the city’s name, its officers or its neighborhoods on the show. Producers can also forget about help from Albuquerque’s film office. City attorneys fired off letters Tuesday to Bernalillo County Sheriff Dan Houston and Langley Productions Inc. to make the city’s position clear. It has been more than a decade since “COPS” was filmed in Albuquerque and Bernalillo County. Then-Albuquerque Mayor Martin Chávez banned “COPS” from working with APD in 2001, and Berry...
  • TSA Harasses Police Chief – Placed On Admin Leave – Told To Disband Entire Police Department

    01/30/2014 10:30:19 PM PST · by logi_cal869 · 40 replies
    USA Prepares ^ | 1/29/2014 | Vincent Finelli
    (snip) The story unfolds: Traveling by commercial airlines from Albuquerque, NM to LasVegas,NV, (Police Chief) Harger was asked by TSA to show his credentials. Minutes later a man flashed a badge claiming to be a federal agent (agency unknown) also demanding to see Harger’s credentials. (snip) The following morning, Harger was informed by Sheriff Douglas C. Wood of Sandoval County, New Mexico, that Harger was to dismantle the Jamez Springs Police Department. (be sure to click through and read the whole thing)
  • Complaint causes VA medical center to pull Duck Dynasty products (Bible-haters win again)

    01/09/2014 7:47:47 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 19 replies
    http://www.gopusa.com ^ | January 9, 2014 | Albuquerque Journal (NM)
    A Vietnam veteran has taken aim at Duck Dynasty products on sale at a Veterans Affairs Medical Center store in Albuquerque, and it looks like all the items in his cross hairs will be removed from the canteen's shelves. Robert Anderson is one of many people upset over a magazine interview in which Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson made comments they found racist and homophobic. In the January issue of GQ, the 67-year-old TV patriarch calls homosexuality a sin, comparing it with bestiality. Robertson, who is white, also claims that African-Americans he knew during the Jim Crow era in the...