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Guns in Schools, Developmental Disabilities Wellness Checks & ‘Rust’ Charge Dropped

NMiF Senior Producer Lou DiVizio introduces the show with an update on the hazing scandal at New Mexico State University. Plus, the Navajo Nation Council is calling on Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham to withdraw her nomination for secretary of the state’s Indian Affairs Department.

Gene Grant and The Line Opinion Panel unpack the recent arrest of an Albuquerque teenager police say brought two firearms onto school property. Gene asks why the teen is still being held in jail and the growing number of firearm-related incidents at schools in Albuquerque.

Then, the panel discusses a new report alleging dozens of instances of abuse and neglect by developmental disability caretakers. Gene asks if the state’s system for investigating those claims stands up.

Finally, The Line reacts to a decision from prosecutors in the ‘Rust’ filmset shooting dropping the involuntary manslaughter charge against Alec Baldwin. The charge was dismissed without prejudice meaning prosecutors could refile it. Gene asks the panel if that’s a realistic possibility.   

Host: Lou DiVizio

Line Host: Gene Grant

The Line Opinion Panel:  Cathryn McGill, founder, director, NM Black Leadership Council  Sophie Martin, attorney  Dan Boyd, capitol bureau chief, Albuquerque Journal 

For More Information:

State Leaders Instruct NMSU to “Take Immediate Action” After Lawsuit – Las Cruces Sun News

Navajo Nation Council Passes Resolution Opposing Gov. Lujan Grisham’s Indian Affairs Appointee – New Mexico In Depth

Student to remain behind bars after allegedly bringing guns to Albuquerque charter school – Albuquerque Journal 

Gun seizures on APS campuses have already surpassed last year’s numbers – Albuquerque Journal 

Developmental disabilities waiver home visits: How are they being carried out? – Albuquerque Journal 

Judge OKs monthslong delay in hearing for remaining ‘Rust’ criminal case – Santa Fe New Mexican