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Old 03-30-2014, 10:23 PM
 
Location: New Mexico
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Default Albuquerque Police Protests and Riots

Looks like it's getting nutty downtown and Nob Hill today with the APD opposition. What do you think is the best way to handle the APD's actions lately?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWC-Rrg4AbY
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Old 03-30-2014, 10:37 PM
 
Location: New Mexico USA
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Recent videos from tonight. Channel 4 and Channel 13:
Tear Gas was eventually used.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2is...FPvd7wWbPUDdGA


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWg6...FPvd7wWbPUDdGA


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Zyb...t8O-eVZdNOqQ8g


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9KB...t8O-eVZdNOqQ8g
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Old 03-31-2014, 02:35 AM
 
Location: Happy in Utah
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APD, was bad when we left NM 10 yrs ago, so sad it took another death for people to finally get upset.I knew some really decent officers however they seemed to be the few and far between.
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Old 03-31-2014, 04:45 AM
 
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This is very sad. It doesn't surprise me though. When I lived in the city, even a casual encounter w/ the police showed they were brutish and thuggish. Of course, this sort of thing comes from the top down, it isn't just a few rogue cops either. Those cowards that shot the homeless man should be in jail w/ murder charges, but it will never happen. Maybe it's the proximity to military stuff, but I was forever being caught short by the sight of men w/ guns strapped to their legs, even in the Frontier restaurant. Bad scene, no need for it.
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Old 03-31-2014, 08:09 AM
 
Location: New Mexico USA
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Old 03-31-2014, 10:56 AM
 
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APD, was bad when we left NM 10 yrs ago, so sad it took another death for people to finally get upset.I knew some really decent officers however they seemed to be the few and far between.
23 more deaths (since 2010), unfortunately. I'm not sure what's going on at APD but their recent actions sure give the impression that they're ineffectual without resorting to excessive force. Surely an effective crowd control/demonstration response plan would include non-violent ways to keep a protest where you want it, rather than letting a small group of protestors lead you on a merry chase all over Albuquerque for 9 hours?
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Old 03-31-2014, 01:26 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Police across the country have been using a lot of force, it's not something unique to Albuquerque.
Officer involved shootings on the rise in Maricopa County - FOX 10 News | myfoxphoenix.com

Police across the board need better training and we as a society need to do more for those with mental illness.
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Old 03-31-2014, 02:17 PM
 
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Police across the country have been using a lot of force, it's not something unique to Albuquerque.
Officer involved shootings on the rise in Maricopa County - FOX 10 News | myfoxphoenix.com

Police across the board need better training and we as a society need to do more for those with mental illness.
I agree. APD seems to be especially bad lately when it comes to not escalating situations with the mentally ill, though.
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Old 03-31-2014, 05:13 PM
 
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All of this really makes ABQ a place companies want to relocate to and grow in. I wonder if Tesla and others will think twice about keeping ABQ on their short list.
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Old 03-31-2014, 05:59 PM
 
Location: New Mexico USA
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All of this really makes ABQ a place companies want to relocate to and grow in. I wonder if Tesla and others will think twice about keeping ABQ on their short list.
1. Tesla has nothing to do with the subject of this thread.

2. You were apparently not aware that "Tesla Motors, once a poster child for a green manufacturing revolution in New Mexico, will not break ground in the state. The San Carlos, Calif., electric car start-up, which had agreed to build a $35 million plant on Albuquerque's Westside to build the $60,000 four-door, five-passenger Model S sports sedan, announced Monday that the vehicle would be manufactured in California." Jun 30, 2008, Tesla Motors backs out of NM deal - Albuquerque Business First Any wagers if they will build here this time?
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