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Diverse Voices Merge for Equality
LGBTQ / News

Diverse Voices Merge for Equality

Editor’s Note: The original version of this article incorrectly stated the gender of Allanna Rose Chilcoat. It has been corrected below. We apologize for the error. By Robin Brown — The mood was celebratory last night as Albuquerque’s first march to honor transgender rights activism drew around 70 people outside the Transgender Resource Center of New Mexico. “We … Continue reading

ABQ Public Outspoken On Cop Reform as Council Passes Budget
Council Compass / News / Politics

ABQ Public Outspoken On Cop Reform as Council Passes Budget

By Margaret Wright — There were no activist stunts; no one was escorted out of Albuquerque City Council chambers by uniformed officers. But last night’s regular meeting still saw flares of tension as legislators plodded through a thick agenda that included fixes for the maligned police department and crafting of a new city budget. Councilors also … Continue reading

Transparency Concerns Follow Release of APD Shooting Records
New Mexico Compass / Transparency

Transparency Concerns Follow Release of APD Shooting Records

By Margaret Wright — It was an anxious wait for a response to the public records request Compass Editor In Chief Marisa Demarco submitted to the Albuquerque Police Department. Because she’d asked for the audio and video recordings associated with every fatal, officer-involved shooting since 2010, we were prepared to fork over fees for an … Continue reading

Responsible Speech and Responsible Cops
Council Compass / News

Responsible Speech and Responsible Cops

By Carolyn Carlson — “You can’t cover the sun with your hand.” “The airwaves belong to the people.” “Give the civilian police oversight some teeth.” “Listen to and stand up for your constituents.” The public gave the Albuquerque City Council an earful before a packed house at the Monday, April 21 regular meeting. Most comments … Continue reading

Hundreds Pack Council Meeting to Speak Out on APD Shootings
Council Compass / News

Hundreds Pack Council Meeting to Speak Out on APD Shootings

By Carolyn Carlson —Jose Martinez has seen more than a few rough nights on the city’s streets. He said he’s seen things he would like to forget. What he can’t forget is how some of the city’s police officers treat folks who are struggling. “The homeless are brutalized,” he said during last night’s City Council meeting. … Continue reading