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: Sarah Ihlefeld, Andrew Lucero & Kevin Maestas / NM News Port The Albuquerque mayoral race is down to the wire, and while the candidates generally share common ground on crime, they voice competing views on other key topics. State Auditor Tim Keller and his opponent City Councilor Dan Lewis sat down with New Mexico News Port to […]
By Nichole Harwood / NM News Port New Mexico ranks 15th among the 50 states in a study of Women’s Equality. The study was conducted by WalletHub, which compiled existing data from official, mostly government sources, including the U.S. Census Bureau, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and National Women’s Law Center, […]
By Isaac De Luna and Victor Santos New Mexico is no stranger to a volatile economy, but it seems as though a recent decision from the Trump administration might deliver quite a heavy blow to the state’s much needed economic growth and stability.The USC Dornsife: Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration recently released an […]
By Nichole Harwood and Courtney Salinger/ NM News Port While a recent WalletHub study showed that New Mexico has the second-worst school system in America it also revealed that New Mexico schools excel in a very important area — the prevention of bullying. Analyst Jill Gonzalez revealed that New Mexico has the 9th lowest bullying […]
By Katherine Whiting and Melorie Begay/ NM News Port Despite allegations of mistreated players and compromised drug tests leveled against University of New Mexico head football coach Bob Davie, the UNM Athletic Department doesn’t seem phased. NM Fishbowl first reported the allegations leveled at Davie by unnamed sources in September. UNM spokesperson Cinnamon Blair confirmed […]
By Sophie Wickert / NM News Port / ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The City of Albuquerque needs to work with federal monitor Dr. James Ginger — not attack his integrity — to reform a broken Albuquerque Police Department, according to the police reform advocacy group APD Forward. In a press conference outside police headquarters, APD Forward […]
By Naydeen Dajani & Haneen Khatib/ NM News Port The grandparents of 10-year-old Victoria Martens, the Albuquerque girl who was raped, murdered and mutilated last year, have filed a lawsuit against the Albuquerque Police Department. The civil suit alleges that Victoria Martens’ death could have been prevented had APD followed up on a referral from […]
By Jazzy Zama and Sarah Ihlefeld / NM News Port A lot of factors play into New Mexico’s low high school graduation rate, which, at 71%, is one of the lowest in the country, according to the New Mexico Public Education Department. These factors include truancy, lack of classroom engagement, trouble at home, poor performing […]
By Courtney Salinger / NM News Port Shoplifting continues to plague merchants around the country and here in Albuquerque. It’s even led to the enactment of new retail crime laws. According to the National Association for Shoplifting Prevention, over $13 billion of retail products are stolen yearly in the U.S. That’s an estimated 550,000 […]
By Victor Santos and Isaac De Luna / NM News Port The International District, in southeast Albuquerque, has been called the “war zone” for its enduring crime problem. An issue which only got worse between August and October of this year. According to APD and CrimeMapping.com, from August 7 to October 7, 2017, Vehicle Break-in/Theft cases […]
By Kevin Maestas and Andrew Lucero / NM News Port Albuquerque voters will return to the polls on November 14th, to decide a forced runoff election between the two top vote-getters in the October 3rd mayoral election. The two finalists are NM State Auditor Timothy Keller and Albuquerque City Councilor Dan Lewis. From the crowded […]
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 […]