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V.25 No.3 | 1/21/2016

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The Daily Word in APD, Ted Cruz and the spirit of David Bowie

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APD is looking to other states to recruit officers.

Donald Trump can drag people but can’t handle getting dragged.

The New York Daily News has no chill towards Ted Cruz.

But did Sean Penn really think meeting El Chapo would have a good outcome?

David Bowie may have passed but his spirit is definitely kept alive and it warms my heart.

Say goodbye to 269 Wal-Mart stores.

V.24 No.43 | 10/22/2015

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The Daily Word in Bearded Villains, SNL spoofs the Democratic debate and Eddie Murphy’s Bill Cosby impression

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UNM has stopped dicking around and is now actually trying to help its students.

What to do when your groom splits before the wedding? Host the reception for area homeless people, of course.

Larry David as Bernie Sanders on SNL is everything this country needs.

Eddie Murphy was presented a Mark Twain Prize for American Humor and surprises the audience with a mini stand-up set.

APD gets facial recognition technology to identify crooks.

A group of bearded men were mistaken for ISIS members, but to be fair, their group name is Bearded Villains.

Matchmaker, matchmaker, make me a (dog) match.

Homeland hired graffiti artists to decorate the set, and didn't bother checking the final product.

Here is your Monday morning jam, “Sing” by Pentatonix.

V.24 No.19 | 05/07/2015

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The Daily Word in the DOJ, Nike and lots of pot

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The Department of Justice is launching a “federal civil rights probe” on the entire Baltimore Police Department after the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray, who died while in police custody.

A federal appeals court ruled that the NSA exceeded their authority by collecting and storing phone records.

Nike says it will create 10,000 jobs if President Obama's Trade Promotion Authority and Trans-Pacific Partnership deal goes through.

Footage has been released showing a Delaware police officer kicking a black suspect in the face as he followed orders to get down on the ground.

The city of Santa Fe has settled a lawsuit with a former police officer who pleaded no contest to charges involving women who sued him civil court. The charges included stalking, harassment and unauthorized computer use.

US Customs and Border Patrol officials found 3,846 lbs. of pot in a semi truck at the Santa Teresa port. Dayumn!

Sex offenders are all up on Facebook, even though the social media site says sex offenders aren't allowed.

A retired cop has sued the Albuquerque Police Department, claiming they retaliated against him when he raised questions about police instructors' certifications.

A woman in San Antonio, Texas, found a small package of cocaine in a Nature Valley granola bar.

V.24 No.18 | 04/30/2015

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The Daily Word in Ben E. King's passing, inmate art and a two-faced calf

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Singer Ben E. King, noted for his amazing songs “Stand By Me” and “There Goes My Baby,” has died at the age of 76. RIP, good sir.

The Justice Department is putting $20 million into a nationwide program to increase the use of body cameras worn by police officers. Just make sure you teach them how to turn them on.

New Mexico's State Auditor, Tim Keller, found a pattern of perks and consulting work between former APD chief Ray Schultz and Taser International and has forwarded his findings to prosecutors.

A teenager from Weatherford, Texas, has received a 45-year prison sentence for fatally shooting his sister and mother.

Prison inmates are gearing up to sell their art at the second annual Craftsmanship and Trades fair at the penitentiary in Santa Fe tomorrow. The money raised will go to their families and the victims they hurt. It goes from 9am to 4pm and costs $5 to attend.

KOAT shared a list of the 10 best breakfast burritos in New Mexico!

District Attorney Kari Brandenburg fears for her safety after filing murder charges against two APD officers.

A calf named Annabel was born this past Monday in Florida. Oh, and it has two faces.

V.23 No.45 |

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The Daily Word in bin Laden's shooter, Detroit's bankruptcy and brains

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A judge has delayed the sentencing for friends of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the Boston Marathon bomber, due to a question still pending before the US Supreme Court over what is considered “tangible” evidence.

Due to recent marijuana legalization victories in Oregon, Alaska and Washington, DC, pot proponents are looking toward California to make it legal for recreational use.

After the name of Osama bin Laden's shooter was revealed, other members of SEAL Team Six are speaking out in disagreement over who actually fired the fatal shot.

A judge is expected to rule today on a restructuring plan that could get Detroit out of bankruptcy.

New Zealand has withdrawn its charge against AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd for allegedly trying to “procure a murder.”

A priest in Gallup, N.M., up and left the church, leaving parishioners wondering why he left and if he took any of the church's money with him.

Dr. Kent Kiehl of the Mind Research Network in Albuquerque says that the brains of child killers are “strikingly different” from those of other children.

The city council voted 8-0 last night to approve the Department of Justice's agreement, which gives APD four years to make necessary reforms aimed at their use of excessive force and how they deal with mentally ill people.

Elaine, a 38-year-old chimpanzee, gave birth to twins at the BioPark Zoo this past week!

This little guy was really upset that he couldn't vote.

V.23 No.14 |

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The Daily Word in leg waxing, pooping on bluebonnets and APD managing to not kill someone

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Good morning, it's Wednesday April 9th,

and New Mexico's law enforcement academy is being sued by former instructors for encouraging illegal activity,

but APD officers managed to take in a suicidal gunman without getting anyone killed,

and he'll enter care at the Metropolitan Detention Center, currently the largest mental health care facility in the state.

Meanwhile,

a mass stabbing at a Pennsylvania school injured 20 people,

Vermont farmers are watering their crops with donated human urine,

a company called Veet is selling leg-waxing products with ads that demean women, trade on homophobia and just generally make a case for tearing down our culture and starting fresh,

and Texans are inadvertently pooping on bluebonnets.

Have a great day!

V.23 No.12 |

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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.

V.21 No.29 | 7/19/2012

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The Daily Word in prosthetic limbs, London cabbies and Tim Tebow

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Hillary Clinton warns about a potential terrorist haven in Sinai.

Mark Hamill says Mitt Romney is “not actually human.” You’d have to think Luke Skywalker has an eye for that sort of thing.

Meanwhile, the Obama campaign likens Mitt Romney to Batman supervillain Bane. Bain. Bane. Get it?

The FDA approves the first drug to reduce the risk of HIV infection.

Michael Johnson thinks runners with prosthetic limbs have an unfair advantage.

Hundreds of London cabbies protest the 30 miles of “Olympic Games Lanes.”

Yet another sign 2012 may very well be end times; church groups plan pilgrimages to the Jets’ training camp to see Tim Tebow.

Prostitutes are wreaking havoc on dozens of street signs in New Zealand.

The Albuquerque Police Department reveals mobile surveillance trailers to assist SWAT situations.

I had no idea I needed this Legend of Zelda key holder so badly.

It might pay to complain to DirecTV about their dropping of Viacom’s channels.

Marissa Mayer has been named Yahoo’s new CEO. She became Google’s first female engineer back in 1999.

Happy Birthday, David Hasselhoff!

V.21 No.25 | 6/21/2012

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The Daily Word in blue lobsters, tickle monsters and cave paintings

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The Obama administration announces it will no longer deport young undocumented immigrants as the election draws near.

The debacle comes to a close as the Lead-Coal corridor reopens this morning.

The Albuquerque Police Department drops a hangman’s noose as the official logo of one of its elite units.

Military drone, or transported UFO?

Using Skype in Ethiopia could net you some serious jail time.

An accuser says Jerry Sandusky referred to himself as the “tickle monster” before touching him inappropriately.

The New York Mets are considering adding an autism-friendly “quiet section” in Citi Field.

These Spanish cave paintings are thought to be the oldest in the world.

Who shot J.R.? The TNT premiere of “Dallas” is viewed by a year-high 6.9 million viewers.

Security forces in Egypt surround Parliament after military rulers completely dissolve it.

A Nova Scotia man catches an extremely rare bright blue lobster.

The FBI recovers a rare first-edition Book of Mormon.

Don’t, under any circumstances, purchase these ten things for your dad on Father’s Day.

The Virginia Circuit Court appoints its first openly gay judge.

V.19 No.36 | 9/9/2010
Jerome Armijo pulls partner Carmen Michaud’s Segway behind him after she hitched a ride with a detective to transport a prisoner.
John Bear

News Profile

Rolling Hard

Downtown’s Segway police

Officers Jerome Armijo and Carmen Michaud catch a woman jaywalking at First Street and Central, just across from Alvarado Transportation Center. They run the woman’s name and it hits: She is wanted for felony burglary. After placing her under arrest, they call a detective.

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V.19 No.30 | 7/29/2010

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Wrong Side of the Law

Will the city’s agreement with ICE impact immigrant victims of domestic violence?

The city's agreement allowing immigration agents into the Prisoner Transport Center Downtown may have unintended consequences for victims of domestic violence, advocates say.

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V.19 No.17 | 4/29/2010
Executive Director of the Rape Crisis Center KC Quirk (left) with Crisis Services Manager Kate Davis and Community Educator Amy Whitfield
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com

News Feature

Sexual Assault in Albuquerque

Reports are on the rise but resources are spread thin

This is the first article in a series

You probably know someone who’s been raped. In fact, you probably know several people who’ve been sexually assaulted at some point in their lives; and if you’re a woman, there’s a one in four chance one of those people is you.

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