The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of New Mexico condemned the Third Judicial District Attorney’s and the New Mexico Attorney General’s failure to hold Las Cruces Police Department (LCPD) Officer Jared Cosper accountable for shooting an elderly woman, Amelia Baca, on April 16, 2022.
A group of immigrants detained in inhumane conditions at New Mexico’s Torrance County Detention Facility (TCDF) is suing U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for certifying a sham inspection in 2022 that allowed ICE to evade federal law and continue detaining immigrants at the facility.
The American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico condemns this act of racist and hateful violence, as well as the cruel effort by the Rio Arriba County Commission to engage in cultural erasure and violence by honoring a colonizer against the wishes of community members.
ACLU Sues Private Prison Company After Preventable Death of Asylum Seeker at Torrance Detention Facility
The wrongful death estate of Kesley Vial, a 23-year-old Brazilian asylum seeker, filed a lawsuit yesterday against the private prison company CoreCivic, which runs the Torrance County Detention Facility (TCDF) in Estancia, NM.
Court Gives City of Albuquerque Six Weeks to Comply with Order Protecting the Legal Rights of the Unhoused
A Bernalillo County District Court judge issued a preliminary ruling today giving the City of Albuquerque six weeks to change city practices that punish unhoused people for their presence with their belongings outdoors on public property.
An Alamogordo resident will receive $45,000 from Otero County after former Otero County Commissioner Couy Griffin silenced him and the Otero County Sherriff forcibly removed him from county commission meetings for voicing his opposition to banning books and local election denier