News & Opinion
 Alibi V.29 No.35 • Aug 27-Sept 2, 2020 

News Feature

Community Looks for Answers In Death of Ken Reiss

A murky timeline, strange actions and a video add up to confusion with friends

When a community faces the loss of someone who was well-loved, it’s palpable. The moments and memories they shared with those around them become something held by one less person, with more untold and lost forever. On the morning of Tuesday, Aug. 11 citizens of Albuquerque woke up to the news of just that. Ken Reiss, a local bartender at Carraro's & Joe's Place in the University area, was shot and killed by officers from the Albuquerque Police Department.
Crime Scene Do Not Cross
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News Interview

Officer Involved Shootings Are Nothing New

Interview with civil rights attorney Rachel Higgins

Dozens of officer involved shootings took place from 2000 to 2014, and the subsequent public outcry brought the DoJ into the city’s police department to oversee reform measures. Ken Reiss’ death on Aug. 11 was the sixth APD officer-involved shooting this year. Weekly Alibi sat down for a conversation with Rachel Higgins, attorney for the Reiss family.
Amy Biehl cafeteria
Clarke Condé

Community News

It Is What It Is

Teachers just say no to unsafe school openings

Unions that represent over three million teachers in every state in the nation are calling for safety strikes as a last resort if school reopening plans don't meet the demands for keeping educators healthy and safe during the coronavirus pandemic. Teachers just say no to unsafe school openings
Maggie Toulouse Oliver

Election News

13 Election Myths

Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver debunks them all

At the Weekly Alibi, we’ve heard our fair share of fake news about voting in the election, so we went to the source for accurate information about what is actually happening here, New Mexico’s Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver
The News Monkey


A newly appointed civil rights commission held its first meeting to discuss reforming provisions that protect New Mexico police officers from lawsuits against misconduct; Gov. Lujan Grisham said she might be willing to open up more of the state’s economy soon; PED Secretary says the department is having trouble meeting the needs of some students during the pandemic.

Alibi News

On brink of closure, Albuquerque’s Weekly Alibi gets new owner

Iconic local newspaper gets new life to continue nearly 30-year legacy

Albuquerque’s weekly alternative newspaper is getting a fresh new face. After operating under NuCity Publications for 28 years, Weekly Alibi will now be published under new ownership, Good Trouble LLLP, a partnership of Pat Davis and Abby Lewis.
Odds and Ends

Odds & Ends

It's funny because chocolate snow happens to someone else.