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The Daily Word in Harvard Library's human flesh collection, more police shootings and Trinity test downwinders

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It's Wednesday, April 2

and there's been another police shooting in Albuquerque, although this time it was the US Marshals and not APD,

a former Albuquerque policeman who was fired in 2011 after kicking a prone suspect "repeatedly" in the head would like his job back,

and family members of civilians exposed to radiation from the Trinity test are getting ready to protest at the bomb site's annual opening.

Meanwhile, Chile has been rocked by a deadly earthquake,

the Supreme Court struck down even more campaign finance limitations,

the latest Facebook scare campaign is claiming that kids are smoking coffee to get high; this guy tried it and says it sucks,

and Harvard's library discovered that at least three of their books have bindings of human flesh, one of which belonged to a man who was flayed alive.

Have a good day!

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The Daily Word in a 1,000 year old Native American, a 160 year old tortoise and a million jars of peanut butter

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Justifying the use of tear gas during Sunday's anti-police-violence demonstration, APD chief Eden points to a man allegedly wielding an AK-47.

The dialogue concerning APD's pattern of employing lethal force is taking place on some interesting social media pages.

Media outlets across the nation are picking up the story of James Boyd's death and the resultant public outrage.

A boy in Utah found the remains of an ancient Native American.

Kelly's Brewpub is canning their beer using a mobile cannery.

Defunct peanut butter manufacturer Sunland ended up dumping all their left-over jars of peanut butter.

Glenn Beck is the subject of a defamation suit related to the Boston Marathon bombings.

Did the press defame Dracula?

A 160 year old British war hero died.

White people are unhealthy.

Ukraine's next leader is Darth Vader.

Russia appears to be waging an economic war against Ukraine.

This guy is going to sleep inside a bear for two weeks.

The latest about Flight 370's disappearance.

Attention: Lego is a tool of Satan.

Swedish "cold yoga".

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The Daily Word in APD protests, mudslides and how you got that dent in your lip.

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Mayor Berry held a press conference to address APD protests and concerns of excessive force.

Improper logging led to the Washington mudslide.

A baptism ceremony was swept out to sea.

Elton John is getting married.

The healthcare deadline is here.

Ronan Farrow faces ratings woes.

Learn the proper way to eat Tic Tacs.

You can actually sell your crappy CDs.

How much pee in a swimming pool could kill you?

Learn to flirt scientifically.

Psychedelic drugs can relieve despair in terminal patients.

Happy birthday, Christopher Walken.

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Unnanounced Protest Brings APD Out In Force

APD Headquarters 3/30/14
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APD Headquarters 3/30/14

The sirens have finally died in downtown Albuquerque. Choppers are still making noise in the sky above the city from Nob Hill west to the Downtown neighborhood where today hundreds of protesters marched in protest against the most recent APD shooting. Unfortunately, James Boyd (a homeless man who was camped out in the foothills of the Sandias) is not the most recent kill by APD, simply the most high profile.

Riot gear, screaming fast police cruisers and a generally intimidating tone were the order of the day for residents of Albuquerque, a city which has become internationally famous for the brutality of its police department. Consensus is that the Duke City has one of the most dangerous, out of control police departments in the nation. The FBI has opened a criminal investigation into James Boyd's death.

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The Daily Word in Washington mudslides, a coin-flip removal and gay marriage in Michigan

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After two major mudslides occurred in Oso, Washington, authorities say up to 90 people are missing, and the death toll has risen to 17.

If Michigan won't recognize same-sex marriage, the federal government will.

President Obama arrived in Saudi Arabia today to smooth things over with King Abdullah.

Nine mid-level commanders charged with safe-guarding the US nuclear arsenal have been fired for “creating a culture that enabled” cheating on proficiency exams.

Mayor Richard Berry doesn't think a federal takeover of APD is a good idea.

Phillip Chacón flipped the coin, called heads and lost his city council seat.

A “new state-by-state comparison” puts New Mexico near the bottom in regards to university graduation rates.

Just in case you forgot why New Mexico is the Land of Enchantment

In case you're planning on playing basketball at the University of Georgia, know this: “Orgies and gangbangs are inappropriate.

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The Daily Word in the fuzz, the po-po and la chota

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Over at the Journal, UpFront columnist Leslie Linthicum tells the dude in charge of APD that, contrary to his exhortation, "we’re not good."

The APD shootings are scaring away much-needed tourists, businesses and retirees.

NM Attorney General Gary King will launch an investigation into the two latest fatal shootings.

Even the Guardian has a photo of an unsmiling, visibly uncomfortable Mayor Berry reacting to the Foothills shooting.

Local Police Union President Stephanie Lopez has some insight into the officers involved in the Foothills shooting.

Those clever internetz folk in Guy Fawkes masks are very interested in our police department’s web presence.

The Las Cruces Police Department has declined Mayor Berry’s request to investigate the March 16, 2014 APD shooting.

This week’s Economist turns a critical eye toward the militarization of America’s police.

The Voice of Russia has similar coverage of our nation’s descent.

Oh well ... At least K-9 Rico, a Belgian Malinois, will probably live.

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The Daily Word in more APD shootings, dog sex and conscious uncoupling

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It's Wednesday, March 26,

and yesterday, hundreds of people turned out to protest the fatal shooting of James Boyd by Albuquerque police,

so APD showed its willingness to take citizens' concerns seriously by immediately shooting and killing another person,

meanwhile, Her Enlightened Beingness Gwyneth Paltrow would like for her readers to know that she and husband Chris Martin will be "consciously uncoupling," or, as mortals call it,"divorcing,"

and kangaroos are invading Romania,

dog sex remains utterly weird and awful,

and Robert Basler of the Santa Fe Reporter isn't sure whether New Mexican food actually exists.

Have a great day.

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The Daily Word in exploding garbage cans, breakfast missions and protesting the latest APD shooting

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APD Chief Gordon Eden is no longer saying police were justified in shooting a man camping illegally in the foothills.

Some Santa Feans are driving down in a "funeral procession" to protest the latest APD shooting.

What does "APD" stand for anyway?

Someone is blowing up dumpsters in Albuquerque's NE Heights.

Some Chinese, disgruntled over the handling of the search for Flight 370, tried to storm the Malaysian embassy in Beijing.

The news about a giant mudslide in Washington keeps getting worse.

Obama says he is going to propose overhauling the NSA's phone records collecting program.

You may not use a drone while hunting in Alaska.

Folks are demanding Chevron apologize for handing out pizza coupons to residents of the town where there was a deadly natural gas explosion.

A 13 year old girl set a new record for selling the most Girl Scout cookies.

Taco Bell sent 1,000 people a free phone to aid them in "breakfast missions".

Apparently a supposed Banksy show in Stockholm was a hoax.

This Texas town is paying Ted Nugent not to play a show there.

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The Daily Word in mudslides, derailments and Gwar.

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A Washington mudslide has claimed at least eight fatalities.

An O’Hare Airport train derailment has injured at least 32 people.

Rest in peace, James Rebhorn.

Rest in peace, Oderus Urungus.

Japanese manhole covers are cool.

Do you want to build a snowman?

There was a police shooting in Los Lunas.

A man was rescued from Rio Grande quicksand.

Check out Albuquerque’s future buses.

Happy birthday, Harry Houdini.

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The Daily Word in golden parachutes, flight MH370 and Hawaii's prostitution

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No debris has been found after the second day of an international search for missing Malaysia flight MH370.

I want an $80 million golden parachute!

A motel on the Jersey shore caught fire this morning, leaving at least three people dead and others injured.

Officers in Hawaii want to keep having sex with prostitutes.

Doris Lark, 71, and Floy Watson, 74, say they didn't steal the scrapbooks.

A pedestrian was killed last night while trying to cross I-40 near Route 66 Casino.

A man has been put in jail after he allegedly “targeted” an Albuquerque police officer and his family.

A video of the Foothills shooting on March 16 has surfaced.

A woman withdrew her membership to Planet Fitness because they told her that her body was too rockin'.

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