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Boyd Feature

ACTION ALERT: Ask ABQ Mayor Berry to Reform APD

Boyd Feature

On Sunday, March 16, the Albuquerque Police Department (APD) sent a heavily armed unit to confront James Boyd, a homeless man who was “camping illegally” in the Sandia Foothills. The encounter ended with officers shooting and killing him. This is

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Why is U.S. Border Patrol Shooting Rock-Throwing Teenagers?

By Vicki B. Gaubeca, Director of the ACLU-NM Regional Center for Border Rights Sixteen-year old José Antonio Elena Rodriguez was walking near the U.S.-Mexico border in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico to meet his brother for a late-night snack when he was

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Deaths and Injuries During Encounters with CBP Officials

Deaths and Injuries in CBP encounters from January 2010  to Feb. 19, 2014 (including off-duty incidents and when CBP was acting as backup)  Dead and Injured by CBP Officials since January 2010 (PDF)

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“Do the Yankees Want More Hitters?”: My Encounter With a U.S. Border Patrol Agent

By Caroline Iosso, RCBR Project Coordinator “Well, I pepper spray them in the face, of course, drag them to the ground, kick them, and handcuff them” The U.S. Border Patrol agent laughed and waited a beat before giving a more

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Adrienne Dare and her mother together in 2001

Compassionate Aid in Dying: Adrienne’s Story

Adrienne Dare and her mother together in 2001

Today I am celebrating my mother’s life and thinking about the comfort her choice of physician-aid-in-dying has brought to me over the years.  On my walk this morning I had a big smile on my face thinking of my time

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