Posts Tagged ‘New Mexico’

New Mexico Governor: Cops Need Legal Immunity to Abuse in Order to Protect Taxpayers

Thursday, January 11th, 2018

Despite having the highest rate of police shooting deaths in the nation, New Mexico’s governor is trying to pass a law giving legal immunity to cops who kill and abuse.
Governor Susana Martinez, a former prosecutor, says the law would protect taxpayers from having to pay settlements resulting from police abuse.
But who is going to protect the taxpayers from the cops?
Obviously, not her.
“I don’t believe that police officers should be under this constant threat of lawsuits that will often cause them to pause,” Martinez recently told The Albuquerque Journal.
“If they’re following their training, there should be something that protects

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New Mexico Couple Awarded $1.6 Million in Police Abuse Case

Friday, February 17th, 2017
The New Mexico cops did not appreciate Jillian Beck walking away from them after they responded to a neighborhood dispute, prompting an officer to grab her arm, twist it behind her back and slam her to the ground, leaving her with a fractured arm as he planted his knee on her back.
When the woman lifted her head to console her four-year-old son who began crying, the Las Cruces police officer slammed her face on a bed of rocks, leaving her with a broken nose and a bruised and bloodied face.
When her husband became alarmed, thinking his wife was choking

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Albuquerque Police Shoot Carjacking Victim for her Safety

Monday, February 13th, 2017
Watching a man carjack a woman as they were chasing him Friday, Albuquerque police opened fire, striking both the suspect and the victim.
It was all done in the name of safety.
Both the victim and suspect survived the shooting, ending up with bullet wounds to their legs.
At first, Albuquerque police acknowledged the victim was shot, but refused to admit they did it.
But today, police confirmed that they were the ones who shot the victim.
This was how it was reported Friday in the Albuquerque Journal:
They found him near the Mazda dealership on the west side of the freeway. Brandenburg ran and

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WATCH: New Mexico Cops Exchange Fist Bumps After Smothering Man to Death

Thursday, December 8th, 2016

New Mexico cops from three agencies were smothering a mentally ill handcuffed man with their body weight as he repeatedly told them he could not breathe, only for them to keep asking for his date of birth, never once acknowledging they could possibly be killing him.
“I’m dying,” Anthony C de Baca groaned, but the cops ignored him as they made small talk while planting their knees on his back and forcing his handcuffed hands down into his wrists in a pain compliance tactic known as the wristlock.
They had also placed a “spit sock” over his face because they say he had

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Libertarian’s Gary Johnson has never been the typical politician

Sunday, October 16th, 2016
Ronald Reagan won a historic landslide victory in the 1984 election, taking 49 of 50 states. But he failed to win the vote of a young Republican businessman in New Mexico whose willingness to go against the political grain has made him this presidential campaign’s X-factor.
Outraged at the GOP president’s budget deficits, Gary Johnson for the first time voted for the Libertarian candidate. Ten years later, Johnson became New Mexico’s governor, and was known for vetoing bill after bill before he became a national curiosity for advocating legalized marijuana.
Now, at age 63, he’s the Libertarian Party’s presidential nominee, a

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Albuquerque Cop Trial Results in Mistrial in Shooting Death of Homeless Man

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016
Three jurors voted to convict two Albuquerque cops on second-degree murder charges today in the shooting death of a mentally ill homeless man.
But nine jurors voted to acquit the cops, resulting in a mistrial.
Now it’s up to Special Prosecutor Randi McGinn to determine whether to retry Keith Sandy and Dominique Perez for the shooting death of James Boyd in 2014.
Judge Alisa Hadfield declared a mistrial Tuesday after three days of deliberations when it became evident that none of the jurors were going to change their minds.
Both Sandy and Perez, who have since left the police force, were facing up to 15

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New Mexico Cops Arrest Citizen Journalist For Filing Internal Affairs Complaint

Monday, September 28th, 2015
This past Tuesday, a citizen journalist – whom we’ll call “Mike” to protect his full identity – was cop watching in Las Cruces, New Mexico.
The New Mexico cops he filmed from the Mesilla Marshals department harassed him, trying to prevent him from cop watching on a public sidewalk, and accused him of committing a crime as you can see in the raw video below.
But when Mike tried to file an internal affairs complaint two days later at the Mesilla station house, everything went wrong.
A Mesilla Marshall retaliated with arrest on the spot.
The Mesilla Marshal arrested Mike for attempting to petition his

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New Mexico Police Arrest Man At Walmart, Won’t Say Why Man “Became Suddenly Unresponsive” and Dies (UPDATED)

Monday, September 7th, 2015

UPDATE: Four Bernalillo police officers have been suspended from policing, and placed on paid administrative leave due to this incident already according to local outlet KOB4. The Bernalillo Police were not forthcoming with information surrounding the death of a man on Sunday evening outside of a Walmart while in police custody. Not even his name …
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