Tag Archives: Hector Balderas

The Line: New Mexico’s AG Looks to Change State’s Sexual Offense Laws

Line Epstein Fallout

July 19, 2019 – Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists discuss how Attorney General Hector Balderas wants to change the state’s sex offender laws in the wake of the Jeffrey Epstein scandal, as well as new information about his connections to New Mexico.

Line Panelists:
Michael Bird, public health consultant
Jeffrey Candelaria, Konnection Now & host on KKOB
Inez Russell Gomez, Santa Fe New Mexican
Mary T. Torres, attorney

For Further Reading:

AG looking into potential Epstein crimes committed in NMNM Political Report

Epstein Absent from Sex Offender ListSanta Fe Reporter

Jeffrey Epstein Registered as a Sex Offender in 2 States. In New Mexico, He Didn’t Have To. – The New York Times

Epstein’s tracks in New Mexico remain murkySanta Fe New Mexican

The Line: Militia Group or Vigilantes?

Line Border Update

April 26, 2019 – At New Mexico’s southern border, activities took a new turn recently when the

FBI arrested the leader of a self-proclaimed militia group that has been seen detaining migrants at gunpoint. The Line opinion panel discusses this new development at the border, and host Gene Grant also speaks with the local head of the ACLU about its response.

 

Line Panelists:
Adrian Carver, executive director, Equality New Mexico
Dan Foley, former NM House Republican whip
Stephanie Maez, executive director of ProgressNow New Mexico
Kristelle Siarza, CEO, Siarza Social Digital

Guest:
Peter Simonson, ACLU New Mexico

For Further Reading:

F.B.I. Arrests Leader of Right-Wing Militia That Detained Migrants in New Mexico – by Simon Romero, The New York Times

Armed vigilantes along border bring national attention – Matthew Reichbach, NM Political Report

Lawyer: Border militia member hospitalized after incident in jail – Angela Kocherga, Albuquerque Journal