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The Line: Alarming Number of Shootings in Bernalillo County

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May 2, 2019 – The Albuquerque City Council recently hosted the first of three public hearings on the fiscal year 2020 budget, and citizens voiced their opinions on how that money should be spent.  On Monday (April 29) of the following week, the Albuquerque Journal reported that 114 people had been shot in Bernalillo County since the year started 112 days before. Should fighting crime be the top budget priority? Host Gene Grant and The Line opinion panelists discuss.

Line Panelists:
Mark Boitano, former NM state senator
Martha Burk, political psychologist and women’s issues expert
Julie Ann Grimm, editor, Santa Fe Reporter
Diane Snyder, former NM state senator

For Further Reading:

Disturbing trend in Bernalillo County: More than 100 shootings in 114 days – by Todd Kurtz, KOAT-7

Citizens give their 2 cents on CABQ budget– by Jessica Dyer, Albuquerque Journal

Addressing Gun Violence in New Mexico

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March 30, 2018 – The student-led March For Our Lives event in Albuquerque last week drew thousands of people out into the streets and to Tiguex Park near Old Town. But student organizers says it is only the first step in their efforts to address gun violence here in New Mexico.

Producer Sarah Gustavus sat down this week with four organizers to talk about why the issue of gun violence is important to them and what they plan to do next.

Guests:

Riazullah Alkozai, senior at Highland High School
Zoe Craft, sophomore at La Cueva High School
Blair Dixon, freshman at UNM
Jonathon Juarez-Alonzo, sophomore at Native American Community Academy (NACA)