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2015 Legislative Session Preview

Following the recent shakeup in the legislature, bills that would substantially undermine civil liberties in New Mexico now have a much greater chance of passing during the 2015 legislative session. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of New Mexico is gearing

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Body Camera Christmas

Police Shouldn’t Just Film Themselves Being Santa’s Helpers

Body Camera Christmas

By Micah McCoy, Communications Director You may have seen the viral video making the rounds on social media: a millionaire “Secret Santa” donated $100,000 to the sheriff’s department in Jackson County, Missouri, to hand out to the less fortunate in the

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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 2010

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