Category Archives: Line

The Line: Plea Deal For Former Martinez Official

April 20, 2018 – A plea deal for former Environment Department Secretary Ryan Flynn has been under scrutiny in local media outlets this year. Jeff Proctor and Justin Horwath recently wrote about new information they uncovered in public records requests for the Santa Fe Reporter and New Mexico in Depth. Gene Grant and this week’s Line opinion panelists discuss the case and who has access to plea deals when charged with drunk driving.

Also mentioned:

Columbia Journalism Review: A scrap over DWI coverage spurs accountability questions

Line Panelists:
Mark Boitano, former NM state senator
Viki Harrison, Common Cause New Mexico
Serge Martinez, professor, UNM School of Law
H. Diane Snyder, former NM state senator

The Line: Racial Profiling In New Mexico

April 20, 2018 – Many people in New Mexico, and across the country, are talking about the arrest of two black men at a Starbucks in Philadelphia. Where is racial profiling happening in New Mexico? Are the steps being taken by the company enough?

Host Gene Grant and this week’s Line share their opinions this week. And we want to hear from you.  Share your thoughts here or send us a note through our comment form.

Line Panelists:
Mark Boitano, former NM state senator
Viki Harrison, Common Cause New Mexico
Serge Martinez, professor, UNM School of Law
H. Diane Snyder, former NM state senator