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  • 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...
  • Why didn’t ABQ vote for the late-term abortion ban?

    11/22/2013 6:23:31 AM PST · by Crusher138 · 3 replies
    Cottonwood Church Pastor's Blog ^ | 11/21/13 | Dan Coolie
    Why didn’t Albuquerque vote for the late-term abortion ban? Why would they? People won’t value life if they don’t know they’re valued by God. If we’re just the result of an accident, what difference does partial birth abortion make? None, really.
  • Why Pro-Lifers Shouldn't Despair over Albuquerque

    11/20/2013 9:58:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/20/2013 | Michael J. New
    Last night, pro-lifers received some disappointing news when a ballot proposal that would have banned abortions after 20 weeks in Albuquerque was rejected by the voters by a 55–45 margin. There are relatively few clinics that perform late-term abortions nationally, but one of them is located in Albuquerque. Since 20-week abortion bans have polled well nationally, local pro-life activists saw this municipal ballot proposal as a creative way to circumvent the New Mexico state legislature, which historically has been unreceptive to pro-life laws. Pro-lifers should not despair about Tuesday’s loss, for a couple reasons. First, there’s a substantial body of...
  • Albuquerque Voters Defeat Measure Banning Late-Term Abortions After 20 Weeks

    11/19/2013 10:30:52 PM PST · by Morgana · 76 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    After a monumental battle that saw national pro-life groups and abortion supporters engage in a furious fight in the state of New Mexico, voters in Albuquerque today defeated the nation’s first city-wide ban on late-term abortions. Initial results from 50,000 early and absentee ballots showed 56 percent of voters against the proposal, while 44 percent supported the ban on most abortions after 20 weeks. The totals from voters casting ballots on election day didn’t change those percentages much and, with 28 of 50 precincts tallied, the vote remained 55-45 against the ban. Some pro-life advocates are asserting the results are...
  • World Watches Albuquerque, New Mexico: Will It Ban Abortions After Five Months?

    11/19/2013 3:24:00 PM PST · by Morgana · 7 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    After months of a fierce campaign between pro-life advocates and abortion campaigners, who have poured hundreds of thousands of dollars into keeping late-term abortions legal, voters in Albuquerque, New Mexico decide today whether or not they will ban abortions after five months. The ban would have far-reaching effects, as it would prohibit abortions at Southwestern Women’s Options, a notorious late-term abortion facility that kills unborn babies by shooting them through the heart with poison. It is considered the largest late-term abortion facility in the United States. “It’s very troubling, very barbaric, very unnecessary procedure that the public needs to [talk]...
  • Abortion Staffer Tells Woman: “Just Sit on the Toilet, You Don’t Have to Look at Anything”

    11/19/2013 6:45:26 PM PST · by Morgana · 10 replies
    Life News ^ | Lila Rose
    “Just sit on the toilet. You don’t have to look at anything.” These are the words our undercover investigator – 27 weeks pregnant, with a big belly – heard on January 14, 2013. The setting was Southwestern Women’s Options, in the heart of the late-term abortion capital of the United States — Albuquerque, New Mexico. The investigator was seeking a late-term abortion – the sort only a few facilities, including Southwestern Women’s Options, will do. The counselor told her how the procedure is done: how the abortionist would stab her abdomen with a needle containing digoxin, a heart-stopping poison. How...
  • Undercover: Late-term abortion clinic completes abortions at Albuquerque’s Plaza Inn

    11/18/2013 9:37:03 PM PST · by Morgana · 14 replies
    Jill Stanek ^ | Jill Stanek
    How would you like to stay at a hotel where in the room next door an aborting mother was delivering her dead baby into the toilet, and where the abortionist came to complete the abortion and wrap and remove the dead baby? Worse, how would you like to stay in a hotel room where a late-term abortion was committed the night before? Where a mother delivered her dead baby on your toilet, in your bathroom, with all the blood and body secretions that come with it? Where the abortionist had the mother lie on your bed to finish it? Do...
  • Timelapse: Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta [HD video]

    11/18/2013 8:36:26 PM PST · by servo1969 · 7 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 10-28-2013 | RoadTrippers.com
    You've never seen hot air balloons like this before! A couple of weeks ago, Albuquerque, New Mexico held its 42nd annual International Balloon Fiesta. It's a 9-day event where over 700 balloons see liftoff. It's the largest hot air balloon festival in the entire world and we were on hand to capture the action. Turn the Volume up, HD on and enjoy this Balloon Fiesta Experience! *if you are capable of watching in a higher resolution than 1080p choose original as this film was finished in 4k* Beep.. Beep.. Beep.. The Alarm goes off at 4 am. Time to get...
  • Albuquerque Votes on Late-Term Abortion Ban

    11/18/2013 6:37:44 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/18/2013 | Betsy Woodruff
    Albuquerque is pulling a Texas. A coalition of pro-life activists has managed the improbable: They’ve gotten a ballot measure set for a vote on Tuesday that would ban abortions in the city after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Their efforts have drawn national attention — as well as national money — and, if successful, would break ground for the pro-life movement by making Albuquerque the first city in the nation with such a ban. It’s not just about making history, though: According to Politico, the city has two of the few clinics in the country that perform late-term abortions, and the...
  • Record early voting in Albuquerque’s “Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Ordinance”

    11/15/2013 11:10:18 PM PST · by Amish · 17 replies
    NRL News ^ | Nov. 11, 2013 | Dave Andrusko
    The city clerk’s office has informed KRQE-TV that there’s been a record number for early voting on a proposed ordinance. What has caused over 23,000 people to vote as of this morning? The city of Albuquerque’s “Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Ordinance,” which would ban abortions after 20 weeks, the juncture by which science shows the unborn child can experience pain. Early voting ends November 15th and Election Day is November 19th. (There is also a run-off election in one city council district that will give the city a new councilor.) There are four known late abortion centers in the...
  • Churches get behind the Albuquerque late-term abortion ban with encouragement from archbishop

    11/04/2013 10:26:40 AM PST · by topher · 2 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | Mon Nov 04, 2013 11:22 EST | by Operation Rescue staff
    Albuquerque, New Mexico, Nov. 4, 2013 (OperationRescue.org) – Archbishop Michael Sheehan urged Albuquerque Catholics to cast their votes for the historic Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Ordinance Sunday, telling them that a vote for the ordinance is the only way a Catholic should vote. “Let us say ‘yes’ to Jesus, let us say ‘yes’ to the unborn child, and urge others to do the same,” he said during his homily at the Shrine of Bernadette. His message resonated with parishioners, some of whom plan to take advantage of early voting which is now open. Meanwhile ABQ Voters for Late Term...
  • More voters support abortion ban (ABQ NM)

    09/09/2013 12:59:52 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 4 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | September 9, 2013 | James Monteleone
    A slight majority of likely Albuquerque voters support a special election ballot initiative that would ban most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy in the city, according to a Journal Poll. The Journal Poll found that 54 percent of city voters would support the proposed late-term abortion ban that will be considered on a special election ballot this fall after supporters submitted more than 12,000 petition signatures of registered voters backing the measure. About 39 percent of likely city voters said they would oppose the proposed ban. Two percent of voters said their support “depends” on details of the ban;...
  • NM:Shooting on Sundoro Place NW

    09/03/2013 7:57:33 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    abqjournal.com ^ | 29 August, 2013 | Aurelio Sanchez
    A man roused from his sleep by an intruder hid in a bathroom and called police before confronting the intruder and shooting him in his home in west Albuquerque on Thursday afternoon, police said. The wounded intruder was able to make his way to the resident’s backyard, where he collapsed on the homeowner’s lawn, Albuquerque police spokesman Simon Drobik said. The suspected intruder was taken to University of New Mexico Hospital in critical condition, but he was expected to survive, Drobik said. No identities were being released. A neighbor said the resident appeared to be middle-aged. Police were also looking...
  • Literally, The Police State Is Coming

    08/30/2013 6:27:15 PM PDT · by Absolutely Nobama · 36 replies
    Alan Levy, Gun Owner | 8/30/13 | Alan Levy, Gun Owner
    In between bowls of chicken poodle soup and deciding to provide air cover for al-Qaeda in Syria, our Dear Leader, Barack Hussein Obama, found time to meet with mayors from our crumbling major cities. From Justin Sink of The Hill: *** "President Obama told a collection of big-city mayors Tuesday at the White House that he would continue to use executive actions to combat gun violence plaguing major cities. In the meeting with Attorney General Eric Holder and the mayors of 18 cities from across the nation, Obama discussed commonly applicable strategies to reduce youth violence. 'He also vowed to...
  • Metzger gay couple says New Mexico shuttle driver told them to move to the back of the bus

    08/14/2013 6:35:12 AM PDT · by kevcol · 22 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | August 7, 2013 | Fenit Nirappil
    McCoy put his arm over Bowers’ shoulder, and then they held hands. Bowers leaned to his partner of seven years and murmured the words to the Lesley Gore classic “Sunshine, lollipops and rainbows.” They chatted, fingers interlocked. “If you’re going to do that, you’re going to the back of the bus,” the bus driver abruptly said, turning a furious face to them. After a surprised “Huh?,” the couple says the driver told them to move to the back of the bus immediately. . . In a statement released this week, Standard Parking apologized to the couple for “any disrespectful treatment...
  • Bus driver forced gay couple to sit at back of the bus for holding hands

    08/05/2013 12:21:48 PM PDT · by kevcol · 57 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Aug 3, 2013 | Alex Greig
    Ron McCoy and his partner Christopher Bowers boarded the shuttle bus from Albuquerque's Sunport Airport after flying in from their home in Portland, Oregon, the day before the Albuquerque Pride Festival began on June 28. The couple was in town for a long-awaited road-trip, but their elation soon turned to dismay when the driver of the bus noticed they were holding hands and told them to sit at the back... When they arrived at their destination, they had recovered enough to question the driver on his actions. .. A fellow passenger witnessed the incident and gave the driver a piece...
  • Claim: IRS May Still Be Targeting Conservatives

    05/26/2013 10:24:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | May 26, 2013 | Tony Lee
    Though the White House has insisted the IRS stopped formally targeting Tea Party and conservative organizations in May of 2012, two attorneys representing conservative organizations have claimed the IRS's targeting may still be ongoing. Jay Sekulow of the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) and Cleta Mitchell, the attorney representing True the Vote, have evidence their clients are still being targeted. According to National Review, Sekulow "plans to file suit in federal court in the coming weeks on behalf of more than two dozen conservative groups that claim their harassment at the hands of the nation’s tax authority continued...
  • Women offered man sex before killing him, stuffing body in trunk (NM - two teens and 20 yr-old)

    05/06/2013 10:27:23 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 37 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | Mon, May 6, 2013 | Elaine Tassy / Journal Staff Writer
    A 16-year-old initially charged as a conspirator was also charged with murder Sunday after she and two others are accused of stabbing a man, putting his body in the trunk of his own car and eluding police until they were caught in Valencia County. Julia Martinez, 16, of Gallup, was charged Sunday afternoon with first-degree murder in the death of Maurice Gonzales, 51, of Albuquerque. Also charged were Ashlee Gurule, 20, and Jennifer McKee, 18, both of Albuquerque, all of whom were homeless, according to what McKee told police. According to the criminal complaint, Martinez, Gurule and McKee planned to...
  • Man stabs 4 people at church in Albuquerque

    04/28/2013 3:42:56 PM PDT · by Java4Jay · 19 replies
    Police say a man stabbed four people at a Catholic church in Albuquerque as a Sunday mass was nearing its end. Police says a man in his 20s jumped over several pews at St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church around noon Sunday and walked up to the choir area where he began his attack. An off-duty police officer and others at the church subdued the attacker and held him down until police arrived. Some of those who were stabbed were members of the choir.
  • NM:More than 300 guns sold at sheriff buy back event(and private sales!)

    02/24/2013 6:54:56 PM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies
    kob.com ^ | 23 February, 2012 | Maria Guerrero
    Gun owners got another opportunity to turn over their firearms to the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office on Saturday. In exchange owners got a gift card worth up to $200. Private gun buyers were also on hand at the buy-back and so was a local woman who opposed what they’re legally allowed to do on the sidelines. People returned 326 guns, including two assault weapons, and BCSO handed out $41,000 in gift cards in exchange. Before BCSO collects and destroys a room full of various firearms, owners are presented with another option outside. Deputies kept a group of private buyers across...
  • Breaking: Five Dead in South Valley Shooting (New Mexico)

    01/20/2013 10:36:20 AM PST · by lowbridge · 65 replies
    http://www.abqjournal.com ^ | january 20, 2013 | Nancy Tipton
    A male juvenile is in custody this morning following a shooting in the South Valley that left five people dead. In an email from Bernalillo County officials, a shooting took place on Long Lane SW Saturday evening. Deputies were dispatched and found an adult male, an adult female and three children dead. All victims appeared to have suffered multiple gunshot wounds. Multiple weapons appeared to have been used including an assault-type rifle
  • Albuquerque Shooting Leaves Five Dead, Teenager Charged

    01/20/2013 3:24:32 PM PST · by AlmaKing · 56 replies
    The Inquisitor ^ | 1-20-13 | staff
    An Albuquerque shooting has left five people dead and a teenager charged, with investigators still combing over a home on the outskirts of the New Mexico city for clues as to what happened. In the Albuquerque shooting, a man, a woman, and three children were found killed in a home near the city. The victims were found on Saturday night at a home on the southwestern edge of the city, said Deputy Aaron Williamson, a spokesman for the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department. Each victim was shot multiple times, and police found several guns at the home including what they termed...
  • View From Southeast New Mexico: ‘He’s Really a Communist, Honey’ (Ref: "Dear Leader")

    10/13/2012 6:23:10 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 10 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | Oct 11, 2012 | Leslie Linthicum
    MAYHILL, MELROSE AND POINTS IN BETWEEN — I headed east from Alamogordo with the loose plan of stopping in very small towns — even rural spots between towns — and asking southeastern New Mexico voters a simple question: “What’s on your mind?” My hunch was that people outside the Albuquerque area or some of our smaller cities would have different concerns than urbanites. And I knew southeastern New Mexico was one of the state’s more conservative corners. ... Tom Benedict , a retired rancher in Dexter, had socialism on his mind when I approached him to chat. He is worried...
  • UFO over Albuquerque

    09/24/2012 4:40:12 PM PDT · by Crusher138 · 46 replies
    Self, Vanity | 09/24/12 | Self
    There was a strange bright object handing in the sky over Albuquerque on Saturday evening, around 7:00pm. The VERY quickly disseminated story was that it was a high altitude weather balloon. It was stationary for the over 15 minutes I watched it. Since they test all sorts of stuff out here I thought the story was a little fishy. Do weather balloon hang motionless in the sky for long periods of time?
  • NM tribe makes Johnny Depp honorary

    05/22/2012 2:43:20 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 21 replies
    Johnny Depp has been made an honorary member of a tribe in New Mexico, where he is playing a Native American in the film adaptation of "The Lone Ranger." Comanche Nation tribal member LaDonna Harris said Tuesday that the tribal chairman presented Depp with a proclamation at her Albuquerque home on May 16. She says the Comanche adoption tradition means she now considers Depp her son.
  • Homeowner Won't Be Charged After Shooting Intruder(NM)

    03/19/2012 7:25:06 PM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    koat.com ^ | 19 March, 2012 | NA
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Police said a homeowner shot someone who broke into his home in northwest Albuquerque on Sunday morning. The homeowner frantically called 911 after the shooting. Police said the man didn't know the intruder or how he got in. "He had fired numerous rounds at the individual," Sgt. Ferris Simmons said. "The suspect was conscious when police arrived. The homeowner did say he was conscious when he was making the call and crying." ------------cut------------------- "No one ever wants to take another person's life in a situation like this. However, we expect homeowners to defend their families and defend...
  • APS superintendent says handcuffing boy, 7, was inappropriate

    11/17/2011 9:34:15 AM PST · by Altariel · 29 replies
    KOB ^ | 11/16/2011
    The Albuquerque Public Schools superintendent is speaking out after a seven-year-old autistic boy was handcuffed at school. Maria Quesada spoke with KOB Eyewitness News 4 Monday night and said she was outraged to find her son cuffed at school. Photos showed marks left on his wrists. According to APS police documents, the boy was out of control and unplugging cords from outlets, throwing chairs and kicking a teacher and a police officer at Mary Ann Binford Elementary School. Quesada said she does not think the 4-foot tall, 50-pound boy deserved to be handcuffed. Superintendent Winston Brooks spoke Wednesday afternoon, weighing...
  • Declining an Ambulance No Easy Task (ABQ FD rules - can't just say no)

    07/15/2011 10:46:44 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 40 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | July 15, 2011 | Jeff Proctor
    Declining an ambulance ride is more complicated than just saying you don’t want one, according to the Albuquerque Fire Department protocols. Patients must meet a variety of standards before they are allowed to decline ambulance transport including alertness, ability to maintain coherent thought and speech, judgment that is not clouded by alcohol or drug use, normal vital signs and a neurologic exam that includes “coordination and gait that is normal or consistent with their past medical history.” A patient also must be “able to reference time/date/place/situation.” If all the criteria are met, the patient must sign a form indicating he...
  • Esposito Breaks New Ground as a 'Breaking Bad' Foe

    07/14/2011 9:05:31 AM PDT · by GSWarrior · 16 replies
    abcnews.go.com ^ | 7/14/11 | FRAZIER MOORE
    Walter White has lived a hectic life since learning he has terminal lung cancer, then deciding to apply his skills as a high school chemistry teacher to cook and sell methamphetamine so that, after he's gone, his family will be provided for. During the first three seasons of the AMC drama "Breaking Bad," Walt (played by series star Bryan Cranston) has grappled not only with cancer, but also with a Mexican drug cartel, his tormented wife, a brother-in-law who is a DEA agent, and his unstable partner in crime, Jesse Pinkman (co-star Aaron Paul), a past washout from Walter's chemistry...
  • Warrants Let Agents Enter Homes Without Owner Knowing

    05/17/2011 5:40:01 PM PDT · by PhilosopherStone1000 · 36 replies
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- A special type of government search warrant that allows authorities to search homes without informing the owner for months is becoming more common, Target 7 has learned. /snip The number of delayed-notice search warrants spiked nationally from nearly 700 in fiscal year 2007 to close to 2,000 in 2009.
  • Flight diverted to NM over 'security threat'

    05/08/2011 12:30:43 PM PDT · by DFG · 30 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 05/08/11 | Yahoo via AP
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – A Delta Air Lines flight from Detroit to San Diego has been diverted to Albuquerque, N.M. over what authorities are calling a "potential security threat." Albuquerque International Sunport airport spokesman Daniel Jiron declined to say Sunday what the potential threat was, referring calls to the FBI. FBI spokesman Frank Fisher declined to clarify and said only that agents were investigating. Jiron says the plane is in a "remote location" at the airport. The passengers, who were taken off the plane, are being interviewed. He did not immediately know how many passengers are aboard. The flight, Delta 1706,...
  • Breaking: Gas Outages Reported Throughout ABQ (Up to 20,000 customers could be without gas)

    02/03/2011 9:09:27 AM PST · by CedarDave · 39 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | February 3, 2010 | ABQ Journal staff
    9:40am UPDATE: New Mexico's Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management has activated the state's Emergency Operations Center to a Level 3 operations status because of the effects of the extreme cold in communities across New Mexico, Secretary-Designate Michael S. Duvall said in a news release. Albuquerque Public Safety Director Darren White told KOAT-TV this morning that as many as 20,000 city residents could be without gas service today. Increased demand has led to lower gas pressure around the city and the potential for loss of service, and the city was contacted early this morning and told of the potential...
  • Man Gets Leg Up on Would-Be Burglar(NM)

    01/29/2011 3:14:52 PM PST · by marktwain · 49 replies
    riograndesun.com ^ | 27 January, 2011 | Bill Rodgers
    A man police are calling a would-be burglar lost most of his calf muscles Monday after an Avenida Cañada homeowner shot him at close range with a 12-gauge shotgun. “(The homeowner) said he didn’t have the heart to kill him,” Española Police Lt. Christian Lopez said. “He shot him in the legs.” Joe Quintana, 28, was still in surgery at Española Hospital late Monday evening after he was shot by Joseph McNeil just before 9 a.m., Lopez said. A slug from McNeil’s shotgun tore through Quintana’s right calf muscle, which destroyed it, and went through his left calf, partially removing...
  • Barack Obama in Albuquerque: on the issue of his religion

    10/29/2010 6:23:54 PM PDT · by MarianoApologeticus · 63 replies · 1+ views
    Examiner.com ^ | Oct 29, 2010 AD | Mariano
    ...they do not seem to consider that the main reason why such questions are still being asked of him is because 1) we elected a perfect stranger, 2) if he practices his faith no one seems to see evidence of it, 3) he attended a church for 20 years that held to aberrant theology and in which he did not pay enough attention to catch the race bating and politicization 4) he besmirches the Bible whiles praising the Qur′an and on it goes...
  • President Obama visits with South Valley family in Albuquerque

    09/27/2010 11:06:31 AM PDT · by LatinaGOP · 64 replies
    The President of the United States will be making a stop in Albuquerque’s South Valley Tuesday. He’ll arrive the night before spending some time visiting with veteran Andrew Cavalier at his South Valley homes backyard.
  • Original Navajo Code Talker still tells his story

    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) -- Tourists hurry inside a shop here to buy books about the famed Navajo Code Talkers, warriors who used their native language as their primary weapon. Outside, on a walk sheltered from the sun, nine of the Code Talkers sit at a table autographing the books. Each is an old man now. They wear similar caps and shirts, the scarlet and gold of the Marine Corps, and turquoise jewelry. One of these men, who signs his name as Cpl. Chester Nez, is distinguished from the others......
  • 6 dead in New Mexico business shooting, police say

    07/12/2010 11:39:43 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 64 replies · 4+ views
    CNN ^ | July 12, 2010
    New Mexico authorities said a former employee shot and killed five people at a business Monday in Albuquerque before turning the gun on herself. Police said officers responded to a 911 call at 9:26 a.m. (11:26 a.m. ET) that multiple shots had been fired. When officers entered the building, they found a total of 10 people shot -- four were dead, including a woman believed to be the shooter,
  • Albuquerque No Longer A Sanctuary City

    05/21/2010 10:15:25 AM PDT · by epithermal · 78 replies · 1,926+ views
    KOAT7 (ABC) ^ | May 13, 2010 | Staff
    The city has implemented a new policy that will screen every person who is arrested to see if the person is in the country legally.
  • Republicans Win Big in Albuquerque (GOP wins Mayor race and City Council)

    10/07/2009 12:29:00 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 43 replies · 2,729+ views
    Ballot Box ^ | 10/7/09
    Not only was Republican Richard J. Berry elected mayor of Albuquerque yesterday, but the G.O.P. also took control of the Albuquerque City Council, as the New Mexico Independent reports: GOP challenger Richard Berry surprised even himself Tuesday, knocking off longtime Democratic Mayor Martin Chavez and avoiding a two-man runoff while doing it. Berry, a two-term Republican state legislator, bested Chavez in convincing fashion, collecting nearly 44 percent of votes to Chavez’s 35 percent. Richard Romero received nearly 21 percent of the vote. Only provisional ballots remained to be counted early Wednesday. ... City Councilor Michael Cadigan lost a bid Tuesday...
  • Republican Challenger Upsets Three-Term Mayor Chavez; No Runoff Needed (Albuquerque)

    10/07/2009 9:06:25 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 33 replies · 2,083+ views
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | October 7, 2009 | Sean Olson
    State Rep. Richard Berry scored an impressive victory Tuesday with an outright win over three-term incumbent Martin Chávez to become Albuquerque's next mayor. "We had a message that resonated with voters in Albuquerque, and we worked hard," said Berry, a general contractor and two-term Republican state representative who campaigned as a "common-sense" business owner with conservative themes. ...Berry maintained a 5 percentage point or better lead over Chávez throughout the night and finished above the 40 percent threshold needed to avoid a runoff election next month. Richard Romero, the third candidate in the race, was trailing, with about 21 percent....
  • ABQ Elections: Absentee results in too; Berry extends lead

    10/06/2009 7:46:48 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 104 replies · 3,286+ views
    The New Mexico Independent ^ | October 6, 2009 | Matthew Reichbach
    Richard “RJ” Berry appears to be winning a plurality of the absentee votes posted to the Bernalillo county Web site moments ago. Berry now has 41.62 percent of the vote compared to 36.03 percent for incumbent mayor Martin Chavez and 22.18 percent for former state Pro Tem Richard Romero.
  • *CUBAN* National Discovered On ACORN Payroll in USA: In Connection w/ Election Fraud/Drugs (N.M.)

    09/19/2009 6:55:56 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 34 replies · 2,469+ views
    YouTube from KOAT-TV, Albuquerque (2004) ^ | 24 June 2008 | AmericanInTokyo
    ACORN Registration Forms Found In Apartment During Drug Bust. “A search of a northeast Albuquerque apartment as part of a drug investigation led to the discovery of about a dozen voter registration forms, police said. The forms were filled out and had dates from late last month, Albuquerque police said. Authorities had not determined the authenticity of the forms. The occupant of the apartment, a Cuban national, was arrested on drug charges. He told authorities he obtained the documents while working for the Association of Communities Organized for Reform Now or ACORN.” (“Albuquerque Police Find Voter Registration Forms At...
  • "Welcome Tea Party Express" KRQE News 13 Albuquerque VIDEO

    09/01/2009 7:13:37 PM PDT · by GVnana · 8 replies · 909+ views
    KRQE.com ^ | 9/1/2009
    Tea Party sets up in Rio Rancho Updated: Tuesday, 01 Sep 2009, 12:34 PM MDT Published : Tuesday, 01 Sep 2009, 12:34 PM MDT Reporter: Kaitlin McCarthy Web Producer: Todd Dukart RIO RANCHO, N.M. (KRQE) - Protestors gathered at Haynes Park in Rio Rancho starting Tuesday morning, getting ready for another stop in a national tour of protests against proposed health care reform and government spending. The Tea Party Express tour, organized by a conservative political action committee called the Our Country Deserves Better Committee, is scheduled to wrap up on Sept. 12 in Washington, D.C., where a protest march...
  • Thousands attend tea party protest in Albuquerque (Local News Video)

    09/01/2009 6:23:35 PM PDT · by GVnana · 21 replies · 1,708+ views
    Thousands attend tea party protest in ABQ A vocal crowd of over a thousand people gathered near Montgomery and Louisiana Boulevard in Albuquerque Wednesday to protest the federal government's spending habits. Retired teacher Yvonne Estrada gave up her bowling night to join thousands of other New Mexicans Wednesday who turned out to voice their concerns about the economy and the federal government's spending habits. Estrada says she's worried about where America is headed. She joined a march of several hundred people along a busy Albuquerque street during rush hour. Her sign read, "I am not your ATM." Estrada says she...