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The Line: Man with Gun Verbally Harassing People on Santa Fe Plaza

1308 Line SF Plaza Gunman

August 23, 2019 – Gene Grant and The Line opinion panel discuss the growing concern over a man who, while legally carrying a gun on his hip, has been harassing vendors and others on the Santa Fe Plaza, including asking them for proof of citizenship. New Mexico law allows for open carry and the man has a right to free speech, but at Santa Fe’s Entrada a couple of years ago, protesters waving signs were corralled into “free speech zones.” Is letting this man have free rein of the plaza applying a double standard?

Line Panelists:
Adrian Carver, executive director, Equality New Mexico
Dede Feldman, former state senator
Dan Foley, former state representative
H. Diane Snyder, former state senator

For Further Reading:

Trump-inspired Hate Hits the PlazaSanta Fe Reporter

Uneasy on the PlazaSanta Fe New Mexican

City of Santa Fe investigates allegations of man harassing people on the PlazaKRQE

Mayor Responds to Plaza HarassmentSanta Fe Reporter

The Line: Mass Shootings Hit Home

Domestic Terrorism

August 9, 2019 – Gene Grant and The Line opinion panelists look at the sickening wave of mass shootings in El Paso, Dayton and elsewhere. They debate whether calling out domestic terrorism will force a change in the conversation. The group also explores the rhetoric and reality of mental illness.

Line Panelists:
Lonna Atkeson, UNM Political Science professor
Eric Griego, former NM state senator
Sophie Martin, attorney
Kristelle Siarza, CEO, Siarza Social Digital

For Further Reading:

Santa Fe native among El Paso shooting victimsSanta Fe New Mexican

2 El Paso victims die at hospital, raising death toll to 22Associated Press

Texas tragedy: Search for answers continues in wake of El Paso shootingAlbuquerque Journal

New Mexico governor plans summit on domestic terrorismKRQE

Councilor pushing for more gun legislation in New MexicoKRQE

House speaker calls for special session on domestic terrorismAlbuquerque Journal

Ohio gunman’s ex-classmates decry missed chances to stop himAlbuquerque Journal

At vigil for a girl killed in Gilroy, news of another shooting compounds the anguishLos Angeles Times