American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico » Freedom Forum https://www.aclu-nm.org New Mexico's Guardian of Liberty since 1962 Thu, 19 Feb 2015 19:08:44 +0000 en-US hourly 1 2015 Legislative Session Preview https://www.aclu-nm.org/2015-legislative-session-preview/2015/01/ https://www.aclu-nm.org/2015-legislative-session-preview/2015/01/#comments Fri, 16 Jan 2015 23:28:11 +0000 https://www.aclu-nm.org/?p=1851 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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Police Shouldn’t Just Film Themselves Being Santa’s Helpers https://www.aclu-nm.org/body-camera-christmas/2014/12/ https://www.aclu-nm.org/body-camera-christmas/2014/12/#comments Thu, 18 Dec 2014 18:23:53 +0000 https://www.aclu-nm.org/?p=1829 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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ACTION ALERT: Ask ABQ Mayor Berry to Reform APD https://www.aclu-nm.org/action-alert-ask-abq-mayor-berry-to-reform-apd/2014/03/ https://www.aclu-nm.org/action-alert-ask-abq-mayor-berry-to-reform-apd/2014/03/#comments Thu, 27 Mar 2014 17:23:16 +0000 https://www.aclu-nm.org/?p=1693 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? https://www.aclu-nm.org/why-is-u-s-border-patrol-shooting-rock-throwing-teenagers/2014/03/ https://www.aclu-nm.org/why-is-u-s-border-patrol-shooting-rock-throwing-teenagers/2014/03/#comments Wed, 12 Mar 2014 22:28:13 +0000 https://www.aclu-nm.org/?p=1683 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 https://www.aclu-nm.org/deaths-and-injuries-during-encounters-with-cbp-officials/2014/02/ https://www.aclu-nm.org/deaths-and-injuries-during-encounters-with-cbp-officials/2014/02/#comments Wed, 19 Feb 2014 22:41:14 +0000 https://www.aclu-nm.org/?p=1669 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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“Do the Yankees Want More Hitters?”: My Encounter With a U.S. Border Patrol Agent https://www.aclu-nm.org/do-the-yankees-want-more-hitters-my-encounter-with-a-u-s-border-patrol-agent/2013/09/ https://www.aclu-nm.org/do-the-yankees-want-more-hitters-my-encounter-with-a-u-s-border-patrol-agent/2013/09/#comments Fri, 20 Sep 2013 00:13:09 +0000 https://www.aclu-nm.org/?p=1592 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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Compassionate Aid in Dying: Adrienne’s Story https://www.aclu-nm.org/compassionate-aid-in-dying-adriennes-story/2013/09/ https://www.aclu-nm.org/compassionate-aid-in-dying-adriennes-story/2013/09/#comments Thu, 05 Sep 2013 22:22:33 +0000 https://www.aclu-nm.org/?p=1568 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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Frequently Asked Questions about Marriage for Same-Sex Couples in New Mexico. https://www.aclu-nm.org/frequently-asked-questions-about-marriage-for-same-sex-couples-in-new-mexico/2013/08/ https://www.aclu-nm.org/frequently-asked-questions-about-marriage-for-same-sex-couples-in-new-mexico/2013/08/#comments Thu, 29 Aug 2013 17:46:40 +0000 https://www.aclu-nm.org/?p=1565 The past two weeks have been filled with historic ‘firsts’ here in New Mexico. A state judge has declared that denying the freedom to marry to committed, loving same-sex couples is unconstitutional, and issued a n order to Santa Fe

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Why Marriage Matters New Mexico – Suzie & Checky https://www.aclu-nm.org/why-marriage-matters-new-mexico-suzie-checky/2013/06/ https://www.aclu-nm.org/why-marriage-matters-new-mexico-suzie-checky/2013/06/#comments Wed, 26 Jun 2013 20:18:39 +0000 https://www.aclu-nm.org/?p=1525 Albuquerque couple Suzie Corley and Checky Okun talk about their recent blessing ceremony within the Episcopal Church and why they want their relationship to be recognized as a marriage in New Mexico. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HUzbWcB0rA This video was produced for the Why Marriage

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Why Marriage Matters New Mexico – Ryan & Sal https://www.aclu-nm.org/why-marriage-matters-new-mexico-ryan-sal/2013/06/ https://www.aclu-nm.org/why-marriage-matters-new-mexico-ryan-sal/2013/06/#comments Tue, 25 Jun 2013 20:29:25 +0000 https://www.aclu-nm.org/?p=1510 Las Cruces resident Ryan Steinmetz and his partner of six years Salvador Adame talk about why they want the freedom to marry. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1JM6l3whXM This video was produced for the Why Marriage Matters New Mexico campaign, an effort by the ACLU of New

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