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The Line: Man with Gun Verbally Harassing People on Santa Fe Plaza

1308 Line SF Plaza Gunman

August 23, 2019 – Gene Grant and The Line opinion panel discuss the growing concern over a man who, while legally carrying a gun on his hip, has been harassing vendors and others on the Santa Fe Plaza, including asking them for proof of citizenship. New Mexico law allows for open carry and the man has a right to free speech, but at Santa Fe’s Entrada a couple of years ago, protesters waving signs were corralled into “free speech zones.” Is letting this man have free rein of the plaza applying a double standard?

Line Panelists:
Adrian Carver, executive director, Equality New Mexico
Dede Feldman, former state senator
Dan Foley, former state representative
H. Diane Snyder, former state senator

For Further Reading:

Trump-inspired Hate Hits the PlazaSanta Fe Reporter

Uneasy on the PlazaSanta Fe New Mexican

City of Santa Fe investigates allegations of man harassing people on the PlazaKRQE

Mayor Responds to Plaza HarassmentSanta Fe Reporter

The Line: Border Update

Line Border Update

August 2, 2019 –  According to Jens Erik Gould, a reporter with the Santa Fe New Mexican, most asylum-seekers at the border will not qualify.  Yet migrants still stream through the border, as the Trump administration crafts a deal with Guatemala to first handle asylees passing through that Central American country from nearby El Salvador and Honduras.  Gene Grant and The Line look at border-issue updates.

Line Panelists:
Michael Bird, public health consultant
Dan Foley, former state representative
Christine Sierra, UNM political science professor emerita
Harry Van Buren, UNM Anderson School of Management

For Further Reading:

Santa Fe New Mexican migrant series by reporter Jens Erik Gould

Donald Trump Jr. visits private border wall amid immigration crisis, Mueller aftermathThe Texas Tribune

ACLU: U.S. has taken nearly 1,000 child migrants from their parents since judge ordered stop to border separationsThe Washington Post

Guatemala signs migration deal with US after Trump threats – BBC News

These Seesaws Were Built Across The U.S.-Mexico Border To Let Children Play Together – HuffPost