Category Archives: Public Safety

Connecting Neighbors For Safer Neighborhoods

NMiF: Connecting Neighbors For Safer Neighborhoods

Photo by ABQ CiQlovía

December 1, 2017 – Those who work with neighborhood associations believe that a connected community is a safer community. Producer Sarah Gustavus sits down with leaders of neighborhood coalitions to share how they are making their streets safer through initiatives such as the Light the District project.

Enrique Cardiel, Urban Health Extension Coordinator with Bernalillo County
Bernadette Hardy, co-coordinator, International District Healthy Communities Coalition
Sara Mancini, manager, Office of Neighborhood Coordination

The Line: Responding To The Mass Shooting In Sutherland Springs,

NMiF: Texas shooting

November 10, 2017 – The mass shooting at a church in central Texas has sparked conversations across the country about how to address warning signs that someone might commit an act of violence. The shooter, Devin Patrick Kelley, was once stationed at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico. In 2014 he was given a “bad conduct” or “punitive” discharge for committing domestic violence. According to federal law, Kelley should not have been allowed to purchase guns because of his domestic violence conviction.

Host Gene Grant and this week’s Line opinion panelists discuss the broader impact of the shooting and how current gun laws address domestic violence.

Line Panelists:
Mark Boitano, former NM state senator
Tom Garrity, The Garrity Group PR
Sophie Martin, attorney
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, attorney at Cuddy and McCarthy, LLP