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Unnanounced Protest Brings APD Out In Force

APD Headquarters 3/30/14
G. Hudson
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
Filter Forge

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
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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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The Daily Word in Amanda Knox, a car theft ring and those poor penguins

The penguin population in Punta Tombo is dropping due to climate change.

A Catholic Diocese in Montana is filing for bankruptcy protection in the wake of proposed settlements for lawsuits claiming the clergy sexually abused hundreds of people over a period of decades.

Amanda Knox ain't gonna “go willingly.”

Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the man accused of being responsible for the Boston Marathon bombing.

Police may have cracked one of the biggest auto theft rings in Albuquerque history.

Russell Glanton has been accused of touching a girl inappropriately; the gymnastics community is left flabbergasted.

Is Colorado trying to horn in on the green chile?

The Department of Corrections is reviewing its options concerning men behind bars being able to marry and father children while being locked up.

A Pizza Hut employee was arrested for spitting on a cop's pizza pie. Revenge never tasted so yucky.

V.23 No.5 | 1/30/2014
Jesse Schulz

La Jicarita

Life and Death and APD

The problem of police violence in Albuquerque

By David Correia
David Correia examines Albuquerque’s longstanding problem with police violence in the latest installment of the Alibi’s media partnership with La Jicarita.

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The Daily Word in repealing Obamacare, truck-stop stripping in Moriarty and another expensive settlement in another wrongful death suit against APD

RIP Pete Seeger

New Mexico lawmakers will consider a bill that would make it illegal to promote prostitution online.

Ongoing investigation into the National Institute of Flamenco fire translates to a downtown Albuquerque eyesore.

Albuquerque appears to have settled a wrongful death suit against APD to the tune of nearly eight million dollars.

Jonathan Banks (in his Breaking Bad character, hit-man Mike) will be joining the cast of Better Call Saul.

A group of Republicans have yet another plan to "repeal and replace" Obamacare -because we all want to be denied coverage due to pre-existing conditions, right?

Obama expected to tell Congress off in tonight's State of the Union speech.

Part two of the Moriarty, NM strip-club story by VICE Magazine.

The sage words of Newt Gingrich.

Kim Jong-un is going all Stalin on his perceived enemies.

The story of "Howdy-Doody."

The original Porsche was discovered in a warehouse.

Black banana Darth Vader sculpture only slightly smelly.

Pete Seeger died.

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The Daily Word in assisted suicide, an APD shooting settlement and Third Reich space aliens are running the United States

The third season of "Longmire" will commence shooting this spring in and around Santa Fe.

"Human Waste Disposal" APD cop Economidy cost the city about $300,000 by justifiably shooting a man three times in the back.

A New Mexico District Judge's decision paves the way for changes to the state's assisted suicide law.

Farmington has Blue Meth. It's real, but of low quality apparently.

An Iranian news agency is reporting that a new Snowden leak proves that since 1945 the US has been run by the same space aliens that comprised the Third Reich.

Here are some laughably misogynistic ads of yore.

Meet the "Swiss Cheese Pervert."

There was an argument over texting in a theater that ended in a fatal shooting.

Vice Magazine headlines are inherently fake-sounding.

Not "doing all right" in South Korea.

Ford is going to start making aluminum trucks.

-Look! A woolly pig.

Swamp pizza.

Another Juggalo lawsuit against the FBI. And DOJ.

It appears that the DEA has been backhandedly assisting the importation of muchas drogas into the US.

Kanye West punched a guy in Kim Kardashian's chiropractor's office.

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The Daily Word in poodles, perfect pitch and penis captivus

Happy Blue Monday.

It’s cold.

National security is now the FBI’s primary mission.

You can’t smoke pot in the Denver airport.

Pregnant moms who drink wine may produce calmer kids.

France thinks comic Dieudonne is less funny than Jerry Lewis.

Utah’s judiciary puts a hold on gay marriage.

Bighorn sheep make a comeback.

Penis captivus is real.

Once there was a terrible online dating profile.

One more sandwich and I will stab you.

Poodles for sale.

Perfect pitch in a pill?

Somebody killed bigfoot again.

The jerky factory caught fire.

There might be more cops downtown.

The Devil Mask Robbers strike again.

New Mexico ranks poorly in economic freedom.

What’s going on today?

Happy birthday Rowan Atkinson.

Thanks to Alyx Brannock, Mark Lopez and Geoffrey Anjou for the links!

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The Daily Word in an Edward Snowden interview, Nob Hill wants more cops, stripping in Moriarty and some obligatory Christmas stuff

A New Mexico judge got arrested.

Director of the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish resigned.

Nob Hill needs more cops to prevent vandalism of Weekly Alibi newspaper boxes.

McDonald's doesn't recommend eating their food.

Bye bye, banana.

More from the guy who called Duck Dynasty star Phil "the Rosa Parks of our generation."

Themes in country music: 2013.

Alberta is screwed.

Two female film makers came to a Moriarty, New Mexico strip club to work and make a film.

There is a big Edward Snowden interview in The Washington Post today.

"Santaland Diaries" here.

It's a Bad Brains Christmas, Charlie Brown, here.

Weird/gross/delicious Christmas food, here.

Paul Alone, here.

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