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    Lack of funding strains public defender system

    By Angela Shen and Alissiea Hernandez / NM News Port   When people dismiss their better judgment and find themselves in court, they might choose to hire a pricey attorney as opposed to a public defender. “The phrase ‘f— it’ has made us a lot of money,” private criminal defense attorney Ousama Rasheed said.  If […]

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    APD Encourages Community to Help Fight Crime

    By Nathan Barnes / NM News Port   Albuquerque police are asking residents of the Northeast Heights area to keep working with them to make neighborhoods safe. As they do in meetings around the city, APD officers used a Sept. 12 meeting of the Northeast Area Community Policing Council to offer crime prevention tips and […]

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    APD-Involved Crashes Rose 46 Percent between 2015 and 2016

    By Marco Woods / NM News Port The number of APD-involved crashes rose 46 percent from 2015 to 2016, according to a presentation by T.J. Wilham, manager of Albuquerque’s Real Time Crime Center, during the Albuquerque’s Police Oversight Board meeting on Sept. 21st. APD’s Real Time Crime Center is a part of APD’s Investigative Bureau […]

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    New Mexico Youth Programs Credited for 50% Decrease in Juvenile Justice Referrals

    By Jazzmin Zama, Sarah Ihlefeld and Andrew Lucero / NM News Port Albuquerque youth programs have been putting a dent in juvenile crime referrals in recent years. The number of juvenile cases was cut in half between 2009 and 2016. According to the New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department (CYFD ) 2016 report, a […]