Alibi V.20 No.25 • June 23-29, 2011 
Michael Lee had the words “Not Guilty” tattooed across his back while he was in jail. The work was done by several inmates with sharpened staples and ink made from Vaseline soot.

News Feature

Justice at a Price

The City locked up Michael Lee for murder, then paid him $1 million

Michael Lee spent 15 months in the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Detention Center before being released in March 2009. He was facing the death penalty for the murder of the Yis, an elderly couple who'd been found dead in their Northeast Heights home in December 2007. "It's the scariest thing I've ever been through. Hands down."

Council Watch

Seven-Hour Cram Session

The Council crammed a lot into their last meeting before summer recess. Councilors voted to: review APD’s deadly force policies; allow big restaurants not to install fire sprinklers; and let the city to vote on red-light cameras.

Answer Me This

What do you know about last week?
See? Hobbies.

Ask Kat Curious

Dating in Your Forties

The Alibi’s advice-bestower talks about love lives in Burque and doing the robot.
Odds and Ends

Odds & Ends

Funny because it happens to someone else.

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Please Don't Name it Tom Braidy

World’s Longest Braid

Witness a Guinness Book World Record attempt for the longest textile braid and make history with an interactive braiding bar for public participation.
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Image by Clarke Condé

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Planting Day

Help plant over 300 trees at the 3rd Annual Bosque Planting Day on Saturday, Feb. 22 from 9:30am to 3pm. RSVP by emailing Alejandría at alyons01@unm.edu, grab your gardening gloves and get on down to Bosque Cultural Healing Garden Project for a day of reforestation with volunteers revitalizing the Albuquerque Bosque. It’s free and open to arborists of all ages.

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