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IT'S TIME TO ACKNOWLEDGE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN IN NEW MEXICO

fajardo-image.jpgFrom intimate partner violence to sexual slavery, women are being brutally beaten, raped, and sold as chattel in our communities. The market for sex trafficking is thriving on the internet as women and girls can be bought and sold on a smartphone. New Mexico ranks 48th out of 50 states in the frequency of sexual assaults. (The state auditor says that one in four women will be raped in their lifetimes). And men in New Mexico are murdering women at an alarming rate-the state is unenviably third in the nation per capita in that respect. Yet law enforcement and the media have remained ambivalent to violence against women. Sadly, it's open season on women in New Mexico, as Jacquelyn Barela recently learned.

EYE ON NEW MEXICO: ADA LAWSUITS

eyeonnm.jpgKOB 4 exposes numerous lawsuits filed by a single lawyer and client against 99 Albuquerque businesses alleging noncompliance with the ADA's accessibility requirements. Shannon and Laura appeared as panelists on the show, discussing the ADA and a lawyer's professional responsibilities.

ALTERATION OF APD LAPEL VIDEO

Reynaldo-Chavez.pngKOB4 ran a story highlighting sworn statements by APD's former records custodian manager Reynaldo Chavez. During a newly released deposition, Mr. Chavez disclosed that it is possible to alter APD lapel camera footage through the creation of an "orphan" video clip which is later substituted for and made to look like the original "parent" clip. These alterations can include inserting objects, such as a gun into lapel footage.

A COP FIRES. A TEEN DIES. YET SIX POLICE BODY CAMERAS SOMEHOW MISS WHAT HAPPENS.

322d19787f9a461b902f00d6fda5d13d_18.jpgThe shooting of Mary S. Hawkes is profiled in an article by The Washington Post. Through the facts of Mary's case, the article illuminates the broader problems with the use of department-issued body cameras in police departments across the country. Read more at this link.

A.M. v. HOLMES FEATURED ON SCOTUSblog's SPOTLIGHT OF SUPREME COURT NOMINEE GORSUCH

dc-web.jpgJudge Gorsuch's dissent in Kennedy Kennedy & Ives' case A.M. v. Holmes is being featured on SCOTUSblog as a part of a feature on the Supreme Court Nominee's First Amendment Jurisprudence. Read more at the link below. 

HAWKES' RIGHTS VIOLATED, ACCORDING TO APD INVESTIGATOR

handgun_by_u.s._pacific_fleet2_credit.jpgThe ABQ Journal has published an article in connection with the shooting of Mary S. Hawkes. In the article, Sgt. Norris confirms that police mishandled evidence, and that Mary's constitutional rights were violated that night. Read more at the link below.

SILVER CITY PD ACCUSED OF PROTECTING COLLEAGUE BEFORE HE KILLED GIRLFRIEND

KOB4.jpgKOB4 profiles the tragic killing of Nikki Bascom, a Silver City resident and mother of two who was murdered by her ex-boyfriend, Silver City Police Captain Mark Contreras, who then killed himself.

Jail Closet Rape Claim Costs Metropolitan Detention Center $680,000

a01_jd_14jun_verdugo1-175x175.jpg"Bernalillo County has settled for a reported $680,000 in a federal civil rights lawsuit filed by a woman inmate who was allegedly raped by then-Metropolitan Detention Center guard Andres Verdugo in June 2014, the Journal has learned."

How Police Body Cams Were Designed to Get Police Off the Hook

cxfykwya14cukydefssp.jpgIn an era of civil unrest and protest over police brutality, many are calling into question the validity of body cameras worn by policemen. Initially, the cameras were meant to prevent police from performing unnecessary violence, however the history of police body cams has revealed that the devices have often had the opposite effect. Read the full article here

Why 'Active Investigations' Don't Justify Keeping Police Video Secret

handgun_by_u.s._pacific_fleet2_credit.jpgPolice policies nationwide declare that body camera footage should not be released if the situation at hand is part of an active investigation. The ACLU argues why this does not justify keeping the police videos secret. Read the full article here. This firm is currently involved in litigation related to this issue in a case involving public records requests for documents and materials associated with the killing of James Boyd. 

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