police violence


V.25 No.37 | 09/15/2016

The Daily Word in Manhattan bombing, drought farming, and the Emmys

The Daily Word

A homemade bomb exploded in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan on Saturday night, injuring 29 people. The prime suspect of that bombing and an earlier one in New Jersey, Ahmed Khan Rahami, was arrested after a shootout with police this morning in New Jersey.

13-year-old Tyre King was fatally shot by police in Columbus, Ohio last week. An independent medical examiner has stated that King was "more likely than not" running from police when he was killed, based on the location and direction of the bullet wounds.

There's been a years-long drought in the Breadbasket of America, and the Ogalalla Aquifer -- the underground water reservoir that serves the farms of the Great Plains -- is drying up. It's time for us to revisit our destructive methods of farming and irrigating.

The Emmy Awards show was this weekend. Here's the highlights.

There's a nip in the air and people are starting to talk about "leaf peeping" again. It's autumn, hosers. In honor of the season, let's revisit this classic McSweeney's essay: "It's Decorative Gourd Season, Motherfuckers."

V.25 No.31 | 08/04/2016

Daily Word

The Daily Word in smaller rocks, Holm's thumb, Brandenburg and hotdogs for bait

The Daily Word

The city of Albuquerque replaced some landscaping in order to prevent its use in violent protests.

An official at ABQ Ride says bus ridership in the city has declined due to lower gasoline prices.

Holy Holm had surgery in Burque to fix a thumb she busted in Chicago.

The newspaper of the party for socialism and liberation writes that New Mexico, suffering from endemic poverty and violence, "is sick of capitalism."

Here's a BuzzFeed feature on Bernalillo County DA Kari Brandenburg. The article has caused some local controversy and Brandenburg says she was misquoted regarding her opinion of hizzonor Richard Berry.

This week's New Mexico fishing report says it's possible to catch catfish at Tingley Beach using hotdogs as bait. Oh, and Bluewater lake is full of Tiger Muskies.

V.25 No.12 | 03/24/2016

News

The Daily Word in fake plane hijacking secrets,more violence at Trump rallies and goodnight and good luck from Al Jazeera America

The Daily Word

One of the Donald's campaign aides has been charge with assaulting a journalist at a Trump rally.

Sunset Memorial Gardens cemetery lost a WWI veteran's headstone after replacing it with a headstone meant for another man of the same name.

Even repeat offenders have the same civil rights as all citizens have.

Details continue to emerge about the "fake hijacking" of an Egypt Air flight.

Oh Lord, no. Some dude in Taipei beheaded a three year old girl in the street.

Some last words from Al Jazeera America, soon to be no more.

V.23 No.16 | 4/17/2014
Zak T Photography

Editorial

Department Corrections

Reforming APD’s culture of violence requires radical change

Wherein Alibi Managing Editor Samantha Anne Carrillo reflects on the US Department of Justice investigation into Albuquerque police violence—specifically the resultant scathing DOJ report—and entreats citizens to engage in critical dialogue with both the DOJ and elected officials about our city’s future.
V.23 No.15 |

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The Daily Word in APD, DOJ and justice

The Daily Word

The United States Department of Justice has “reasonable cause to believe that APD engages in a pattern or practice of use of excessive force, including deadly force, in violation of the Fourth Amendment and Section 14141."

Here, in summary, are the findings of the United States Department of Justice:

Albuquerque police officers shot and killed civilians who did not pose an imminent threat of serious bodily harm or death to the officers or others.

Albuquerque police officers used deadly force on individuals who posed no threat to anyone but themselves.

Albuquerque police officers’ own recklessness sometimes led to their use of deadly force.

Albuquerque police officers used force against individuals who were passively resisting and posed a minimal threat.

Albuquerque police officers used excessive force against individuals with mental illness, against individuals with impaired faculties, and against individuals who require medical treatment.

Supervisory reviews do not address excessive use of force.

Force incidents are not properly documented.

Shooting investigations are inadequate.

Internal review mechanisms are not implemented.

The Department’s training deficiencies contribute to the pattern or practice of unreasonable use of force.

The Department’s deficient policies contribute to the pattern or practice of unreasonable use of force.

Under-use of the crisis intervention team contributes to the pattern or practice of unconstitutional force.

The Department’s ineffective use of its tactical deployments contributes to the use of excessive force.

The Department’s aggressive organizational culture contributes to excessive force incidents.

The Department’s limited external oversight contributes to the pattern or practice of unconstitutional uses of force.

Inadequate community policing contributes to the department’s pattern or practice of unconstitutional force.

Read the entire findings letter, including recommended remedial measures, at bit.ly/DOJfindingsAPD.

V.23 No.15 | 4/10/2014
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Letters

Wherein the readers write—about legalizing recreational use of marijuana in New Mexico, informing consumers about GMOs and dealing with the problem of police violence in Albuquerque.
V.23 No.5 | 1/30/2014
Jesse Schulz

La Jicarita

Life and Death and APD

The problem of police violence in Albuquerque

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