Unnanounced Protest Brings APD Out In Force
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.
The Daily Word in Washington mudslides, a coin-flip removal and gay marriage in Michigan
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
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.”
The Daily Word in the fuzz, the po-po and la chota
Over at the
Journal, UpFront columnist Leslie Linthicum tells the dude in charge of APD that, contrary to his exhortation, " we’re not good."
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.
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.
clever internetz folk in Guy Fawkes masks are very interested in our police department’s web presence.
Las Cruces Police Department has declined Mayor Berry’s request to investigate the March 16, 2014 APD shooting.
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.
The Daily Word in more APD shootings, dog sex and conscious uncoupling
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,"
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.
The Daily Word in golden parachutes, flight MH370 and Hawaii's prostitution
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!
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.
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'.
The Daily Word in hoops, marine mammals and booger sugar One of the policemen involved in Sunday night’s fatal shooting of a homeless man in the Sandia Foothills was fired by the NM State Police in 2007; he is currently a detective with the Repeat Offender Project.
Lobo men’s hoop squad is in St. Louis for the NCAA Tournament. On Friday the pack takes on Stanford.
Finally, there's gonna be a
German restaurant and beer garden in Burque!
Center on Law and Poverty is suing the New Mexico Public Education Department. NM officials dispute federal research that suggests behavioral health services in the state have declined.
abandoned fraternity house caught fire on the UNM campus yesterday.
Burque blogger Joe
Monahan is wary and weary of state government initiatives, especially when they involve job creation.
Starting this weekend at the BioPark, its
Marine Mammal Appreciation Week.
As WIPP is temporarily shuttered,
nuclear waste may have to go to Texas.
That Church's Chicken hot sauce shipment was actually
a load of booger sugar and bambalacha.
Burque knows BoB ballots count And you do too, VOTE NOW!
ABQ's gas tank runs on your opinion
Spring is in the air. Everything is coming up roses. Time for a new favorite ... bike path .... Nah, maybe it's just time to punch the mayor of '
Burque in the nose. Hopefully while accompanied by the chick with 'Burque's best tattoo. After ogling Duke City's best bar staff. Or the city's best mural. Whoever you vote for will forgive you. Or laud you. Since you already left the best casino, y'all take note when you bring your car to your fave mechanic and gab about Albuquerque's best TV personality. Don't misinterpret that, we're talking about television. You open-minded, best adult-shopping, filthy-minded folk.
Albuqurque residents want to express their opinion. This is the time. This is the place.
Weekly Alibi's Best of Burque is registering your thoughts. Your opinions. Your needlessly biased self-esteem and ego-centric positions on the what-not and the that thing-a-ma-jig that is SO 'Burque. Mmm, sexy.... What is the best vintage apparel store?
A better question is who is the "
best street artist"? When you're driving the kids to school, who is the " best local radio personality"? Remember that billboard on northbound I-25 advertising the psychic? No? Weekly Alibi is fairly sure you have psychic friends anyway, so vote already, citizens!
The Daily Word in St. Patrick’s Day, your weird brain and another police shooting. Obama has sanctions for Russia . George Michael gave up sucking on pot pipes. IOS 7.1 has problems. Rest in peace, David Brenner . Happy St. Patrick’s Day. Let’s turn the river green . Let’s try to have an ASMR episode today. Don’t forget to remember to forget . What puts the fire in the firefly ? Police shot a guy in the foothills. It’s illegal to sleep in your car and to drive in your bed. Happy birthday, Kurt Russell .
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High schools are just now catching on that
a later start time means healthier students. Did you think beauty rest was a myth?
Authorities now think the Malaysian plane that's been missing for almost a week was “
deliberately flown off-course.”
The NSA has made Mark Zuckerberg so mad that he
called the President to complain.
Police in California arrested a teen father for allegedly biting the nose off his
1-month-old son because he wouldn't stop crying.
It's looking like
fewer planes are gonna land in Albuquerque. Renatta Torres, mother of Christopher Torres (who was fatally shot by APD almost three years ago), took to the stand to talk about her son. Anthony Samora, 46, is getting life in prison, plus 27 years, for raping and murdering a 16-year-old boy. This was his second conviction for rape.
According to a report released today, a truck that caught fire at WIPP was “
I guess this just adds to the many reasons
I don't like snakes.
The Daily Word in UFC, SXSW and UFOs
In Austin, Texas, a
driver evading arrest crashed into a SXSW crowd, killing 2 people and injuring 23 more.
Murdoch is officially off the hook.
Aragon’s name is now mud.
An employee of the NM State Parks Division was
allegedly found passed out from drunkenness in her state-issued vehicle.
Jayhawk track squad is coming to Burque this weekend.
A UFC dude from Albuquerque is known as “
The Natural Born Killer."
notable West Coast graffiti artist returned to his Albuquerque roots at Hidden Park this past weekend.
Former mayoral candidate Paul
Heh is demanding an investigation regarding his former boss.
UNM is still a
decent place for grad school.
A federal court trial held in Albuquerque
will determine whether there will be a Ten Commandments monument at the Bloomfield City Hall.
About a month ago,
a blimp-like UFO was spotted near Deming.
The Daily Word in killer Portland cats, Kanye West and the gangs of Disneyland
There are things in the world beyond your understanding. One is Bitcoin and another is Kanye West. Now, you can save time by not understanding both in one convenient package: the
Coinye. Kanye, by the way, is totally suing.
Just because the cops tell you to administer a forcible enema and colonoscopy
doesn't mean you should do it.
A family and their dog barricaded in a bedroom and police frantically dialing animal control. When will humanity learn its lesson?
Beware the cats of Portland.
In the wake of WIPP's
radioactive leakages, officials at Los Alamos say they are looking into "alternatives" for storing their toxic waste. No word on what those alternatives are, but this analyst suggests shoving the boxes all the way into the back of the closet and then putting more boxes on top of them.
The Neverlanders Social Club, with their Walt Disney tattoos, cartoon character dress code and penchant for hanging around the Small World ride, may not fill you with fear,
but you're bound to be unnerved.
Finally, all you never wanted to know about what went wrong with 1994's Street Fighter movie
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