In 2017, we launched Justice New Mexico, exploring crime and justice issues facing our state. We emphasize a mix of spot news, data reporting, profiles and in-depth multimedia features.
We’d like to thank our partners at the Asian-American Journalists Association and their CJ Project team for helping initiate and support this effort.
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 defendants […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
By Nichole Harwood / NM News Port Albuquerque, NM — On July 12, 2017 local bakery Golden Crown Panaderia was broken into, two thieves caught on camera lifting a handful of cash and two bottles of vanilla syrup. The owner, Chris Morales wants to reach out a helping hand. In his own research, he […]
By Cayla Montoya-Manzo / NM News Port The University of New Mexico’s Mandatory Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training, is a sexual assault awareness program, which has reached approximately 15, 500 of UNM’s 25, 000+ students. “That’s far better than we were expecting,” said Heather Cowan, UNM’s Title IX Coordinator. Cowan’s job is to assure the University […]
Katherine Whiting & Melorie Begay / New Mexico News Port This fall, the University of New Mexico Police Department is prompting a smartphone application to help students feel secure on campus. The Guardian App was actually rolled out earlier this year, but has yet to get wide usage. The phone app allows students to set […]
By: Danielle Prokop / New Mexico News Port “Black boys are dying and it’s trending on social media.” Twenty-three year old Nikki Archuleta read from her original poem, Friday evening September 22nd, in downtown Albuquerque at the Black Lives Matter rally she organized. The march opened with prayers and speaker leading a couple of hundred […]
By Justina Grant / New Mexico News Port An internal investigation is still underway at the UNM Police Department after a controversial video was uploaded to Snapchat on Aug. 25 showing a UNM Police officer punch a woman while he and another officer take her into custody. The incident took place around 12:40 p.m. near […]
By Kevin Maestas / NM News Port / With a mayoral election approaching, Albuquerque community members packed the 300-seat African American Performing Arts Center September 6th to hear candidates focus on crime, police reform and community policing. The forum was conducted using questions prepared by members of the public and the event’s sponsor, APD […]
By Angela Shen / New Mexico News Port ALBUQUERQUE—Not your typical high school class: students stand in rows with military precision, hustle into push-up position, and count out loud as an officer commands their drill. “One, sir!” “Two, sir!” This is the Career Enrichment Center’s police service aide (PSA) program. The three and a half […]
By Isaac De Luna and Victor Santos / New Mexico News Port Nearly 900 people rallied at Albuquerque Civic Plaza, Tuesday evening, to support immigrant youth after news broke that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program was rescinded Tuesday by order of President Trump. The Civic Plaza demonstration was preceded by a ‘Statewide […]