Tag Archives: ACLU

SUN Reporter Claims Retaliation by Sheriff’s Office | The Line

October 18, 2019 – Rio Grande Sun reporter Tabitha Clay has alleged that sheriff’s deputies have retaliated against her on three separate occasions after she wrote a story about a deputy who tased a special needs student at Española Valley High School. Gene Grant and The Line opinion panel look at these allegations of police harassment and retaliation for Ms. Clay’s coverage of the now-fired Rio Arriba County sheriff’s deputy.

Line Panelists:
Janice Arnold-Jones, former state representative
Michael Bird, public health consultant
Dede Feldman, former state senator
Edmund E. Perea, attorney

For Further Reading:
SUN Reporter Files Claim Against Sheriff’s Office for Retaliation  – Rio Grande Sun
ACLU: Sheriff’s office retaliates against reporterAlbuquerque Journal
‘Cease and desist’: Journalism’s strained relationship with policeColumbia Journalism Review

The Line: Solitary Confinement in New Mexico Prisons

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March 1, 2019 –A recent study finds the rate of prisoners held in solitary confinement in New Mexico is more than double the 4 percent that state officials claim. Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists discuss the use of solitary confinement, a practice the United Nations has declared is a form of torture and the ACLU says results in psychological distress.

Line Panelists:
Carolyn Carlson, reporter, The Weekly Alibi
Dan Foley, former NM House minority whip
Eric Griego, former NM state senator
Diane Snyder, former NM state senator

For Further Reading:

UNM study disputes state’s solitary confinement rates – by Chris Ramirez, KOB 4

New Mexico study disputes state’s solitary confinement rates – by Mary Hudetz, Associated Press