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Legislature Ready to Tackle Crime in 2022

January 7, 2022 – State lawmakers are getting set to take on crime during the 2022 Legislative session. But, will tightening laws and lengthening sentences work as an effective deterrent? Our panelists share their opinions, and give other ideas that could help bolster our state’s criminal justice system in the long term.

Host: Gene Grant

Line Opinion Panelists:
Serge Martinez, UNM Law School
Inez Russell Gomez, editorial page editor, Santa Fe New Mexican
Rebeca Latham, CEO, Girl Scouts of New Mexico

For More Information:

NM Legislature Gearing Up to Crack Down on Crime – Santa Fe New Mexican

Albuquerque Shatters Homicide Record by 46% – Associated Press

Editorial: ABQ Has to Handle Crime in New Year – Albuquerque Journal

Feds: Fentanyl is No. 1 Drug Driving Albuquerque Crime – Associated Press

When you add more police to a city, what happens? – NPR: Planet Money