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The Line: New Constitutional Amendment Proposed for Public Safety


May 24, 2019 – Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists discuss the perception by many Burqueños that the city is a dangerous place in which to live, and debate Bernalillo County District Attorney Raúl Torrez’s proposed constitutional amendment that would make it easier to detain certain people accused of a crime before they’re found guilty.

Line Panelists:
Tom Garrity, The Garrity Group PR
Sophie Martin, attorney
Serge Martinez, professor, UNM School of Law
Rachel Sams, editor, Albuquerque Business First

For Further Reading:

BernCo DA unveils plan for defendant detention – by Katy Barnitz and Elise Kaplan, Albuquerque Journal

District Attorney Torrez introduces pretrial detention proposal – Rebecca Atkins, KRQE

Albuquerque shaken by crime – by Daniel J. Chacón, Santa Fe New Mexican

State Police role in ABQ questioned – by Elise Kaplan, Albuquerque Journal

The Line: Fighting Crime In New Mexico Cities


October 5, 2018 – The commissioner from the New York City Police Department came to Albuquerque to share strategies his department is using to fight crime in the Big Apple.  Can those tactics work for the Duke City? Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists discuss

big-city strategies and how they might be adapted for Albuquerque, and look at what other New Mexico communities are doing to deter crime.

Line Panelists:
Jeffrey Candelaria, Konnection Now & host on KKOB
Julie Ann Grimm, editor and publisher, Santa Fe Reporter
Sophie Martin, attorney
Rachel Sams, editor of Albuquerque Business First

Suggested Reading:
The future of predictive policing in New Mexico
UNM’s number of car thefts on the rise