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V.23 No.15 | 4/10/2014
Still from lapel cam video of the James Boyd shooting
Albuquerque Police Department

La Jicarita

Is There Justice For James Boyd?

What explains the relentless history of police violence in Albuquerque? There are no simple answers to that question. But we may begin to seek an answer in the hard life and violent death of James Boyd.

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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,"

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 a football camel's death, NSA's data and a photographing poser

      President Obama says he will “end the National Security Agency’s ability to store phone data collected from millions of Americans.” Sure …

      A 4-year-old girl in Detroit accidentally shot and killed her 4-year old cousin.

      In case you haven't heard, the 2014 Academy Award nominations are out!

      A voting law in Pennsylvania that would require people to show photo ID's at the polls was struck down.

      ABQ police are on the lookout for man claiming to be a UNM photography student who takes photos of girls.

      Congress has cut funding for horse slaughter operations by passing a $1.1 trillion budget bill that prohibits the Department of Agriculture from spending money on inspectors for equine facilities.

      In the aftermath of Tuesday's Berrendo Middle School shooting in Roswell, N.M., police are looking at suspect Mason Campbell's Instagram page to see if it bears any relevance.

      Elias Montoya, a New Mexico State Police officer who was fired for opening fire on a minivan full of kids in Taos, gives his side of the story.

      Princess, a football-predicting camel, dies weeks ahead of Super Bowl. RIP.

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        A 4-year-old girl in Detroit accidentally shot and killed her 4-year old cousin.

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        A voting law in Pennsylvania that would require people to show photo ID's at the polls was struck down.

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        Elias Montoya, a New Mexico State Police officer who was fired for opening fire on a minivan full of kids in Taos, gives his side of the story.

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