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The Daily Word on the City Council meeting, APD violence and Mickey Rooney died.

Today at 5pm, the Albuquerque City Council meeting will exclusively consider the issue of public safety and APD violence.

Meanwhile, APD got their own rally of support on Sunday.

Rest in peace, Mickey Rooney and John Pinette.

There were earthquakes in Oklahoma.

Cops and firemen duked it out in a charity hockey game.

Watch what happens when an alligator bites an electric eel.

Oxygen injections make breathing unnecessary.

They’re making a Goonies sequel.

Scientists have given names to 15 more emotions.

New MU-MIMO chips will triple wifi speeds.

Someone is pooping on slides in Michigan.

The Supreme Court ruled that Elane Photography’s refusal to photograph gay weddings is discriminatory.

Happy birthday, James Garner.

V.23 No.14 | 4/3/2014
Albuquerque citizens protest APD’s fatal officer-involved shootings on Sunday, March 30, 2014.
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Opinion

APD Ad Absurdum

Mainstream media misses protests’ point

By Mike Smith
Author Mike Smith urges Albuquerque citizens against cherry-picking chaotic moments from hours of peaceful protest against APD’s inordinately high number of fatal officer-involved shootings.

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APD Chief Gordon Eden
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Crib Notes

Crib Notes: April 3, 2014

By August March
Test your knowledge of last week’s New Mexico news—from APD protests to air travel to bears—with our weekly pop quiz.

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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

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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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

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

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.

V.23 No.13 | 3/27/2014
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Crib Notes

Crib Notes: March 27, 2014

An all-APD pop quiz

By August March
Test your knowledge of the Albuquerque Police Department in this week’s APD-centric pop quiz.

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

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.

V.23 No.12 | 3/20/2014
Compfight cc via Todd Shoemake

Crib Notes

Crib Notes: March 20, 2014

By August March
Pencils down! Test your knowledge of New Mexico news with our weekly pop quiz. Now with A/V!

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The Daily Word in a radiation spike in Carlsbad, a news chopper crash and more NSA revelations

Carlsbad has seen an increase in radiation levels, but it's not related to the recent accidents at the nearby Waste Isolation Pilot Plant. Click here for a schedule of informational meetings about the radiation leaks.

A local school bus driver was arrested.

The man recently shot by APD may have been homeless.

Banksy is having a new exhibit in Stockholm.

Russia is going to annex Crimea.

There was a dramatic news helicopter crash in Seattle.

More money has been added to the fund to compensate workers and family affected by the garment factory collapse in Bangladesh.

How to get out of jury duty.

Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 appears to have changed course on purpose.

The NSA can record 100% of phone calls.

A guy fell into the Grand Canyon.

The New Mexico Senate is considering a bill that would help preserve native seeds.

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The Daily Word in Mark Zuckerberg's complaints, a WIPP truck and a dog-eating python

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 “improperly maintained.”

I guess this just adds to the many reasons I don't like snakes.

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The Daily Word in the Super Bowl, Groundhog Day and Philip Seymour Hoffman

The Seahawks won the Super Bowl.

Punxsutawney Phil predicts six more weeks of winter.

Rest in peace, Philip Seymour Hoffman.

Dylan Farrow accuses Woody Allen of sexual abuse.

A fisherman survived 13 months adrift in the Pacific.

How do they make that yellow first down line on the football field?

J. K. Rowling says Hermione should have hooked up with Harry.

Look at these Star Wars football helmets.

City Council will consider changes to APD oversight.

Bridget Romero is on the loose.

Will it finally rain today?

Happy birthday Morgan Fairchild.

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