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Balloon Fiesta Security Heightened | The Line

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September 27, 2019 – The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta will lift off in just over a week. Always one of the state’s biggest tourist draws, this year’s event will come with some pretty big security changes. Organizers have placed metal detectors at all of the public entrances to Balloon Fiesta Park. And undercover officers will be spread throughout the festivities. Host Gene Grant and The Line opinion panelists talk about if the clamp-down is too much, too little, or just right. They also debate whether the measures are a sign of the times.

Line Panelists:
Merritt Allen, Vox Optima LLC
Michael Bird, Public Health Consultant
Jeffrey Candelaria, Konnection Now & KKOB
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, Affirm

 

For Further Reading:
Balloon Fiesta Ramps Up SafetyAlbuquerque Journal

Public Safety Measures Announced for 2019 Albuquerque International Balloon FiestaBalloon Fiesta Website

Balloon Fiesta Security Facebook Live Q&ANew Mexico in Focus

 

The Line: Security Fence Proposed for UNM

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June 7, 2019 – Crime is a problem around Albuquerque. It’s a problem around the University of New Mexico campus, too.  But is putting a fence around UNM the answer? Initial reactions, at least in the court of popular opinion, seem to be negative. But parents of current and future students want university officials to do something substantial to make the campus safe.  Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelist debate the best way to address UNM’s safety issues.

Line Panelists:
Eric Griego, former NM state senator
Kristelle Siarza, CEO, Siarza Social Digital
Diane Snyder, former NM state senator
Harry Van Buren, professor in the UNM Anderson School of Management

For Further Reading:

UNM proposes to build fence around entire campus for safety concerns  – by Jeannie Nguyen, Albuquerque Journal

In wake of student death, APD & UNMPD partner – by Danielle Prokop, DailyLobo.com