Tag Archives: Albuquerque crime rate

The Effect of Violence on Youth

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November 8, 2019 – New Mexico in Focus takes a hard look at crime’s effect on young people with Albuquerque filmmaker John Acosta, whose documentary Growing Up in the Real Breaking Bad aims to raise awareness about youth violence. NMiF host Gene Grant interviews Acosta, who is joined by a group of young activists who say policymakers need to listen and try a different approach to addressing the problem. 

*Note: Working Classroom and SWOP will hold a screening and public discussion on the issue of youth violence on Saturday, November 23rd, 6-7:30pm (updated). The event will be held at Working Classroom: 423 Atlantic Ave. SW) 

Guests:
John Acosta, Filmmaker, Growing Up in the Real Breaking Bad
Adrian Baca, Youth Organizer
Janelle Astorga Ramos, Youth Organizer
Xiuhtecuhtli Soto, Youth Organizer 

Watch Documentary on YouTube: 

Growing Up in the Real Breaking Bad 

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Growing Up in the Real Breaking Bad 

 

The Line: Albuquerque’s Public Safety Tax Dollars Lack Oversight

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March 1, 2019 – Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists discuss the handling of over half a billion dollars raised by the City of Albuquerque’s Public Safety Tax, and the likelihood a good portion of the money raised since its inception in 2003 has not actually been spent on public safety.           

Line Panelists:
Janice Arnold-Jones, former NM state representative
Lonna Atkeson, professor, UNM Political Science Department
Justine Fox-Young, former NM state representative
Zackary Quintero, UNM law student & president, Student Trial Lawyers Association