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The Line: Mass Shootings Hit Home

Domestic Terrorism

August 9, 2019 – Gene Grant and The Line opinion panelists look at the sickening wave of mass shootings in El Paso, Dayton and elsewhere. They debate whether calling out domestic terrorism will force a change in the conversation. The group also explores the rhetoric and reality of mental illness.

Line Panelists:
Lonna Atkeson, UNM Political Science professor
Eric Griego, former NM state senator
Sophie Martin, attorney
Kristelle Siarza, CEO, Siarza Social Digital

For Further Reading:

Santa Fe native among El Paso shooting victimsSanta Fe New Mexican

2 El Paso victims die at hospital, raising death toll to 22Associated Press

Texas tragedy: Search for answers continues in wake of El Paso shootingAlbuquerque Journal

New Mexico governor plans summit on domestic terrorismKRQE

Councilor pushing for more gun legislation in New MexicoKRQE

House speaker calls for special session on domestic terrorismAlbuquerque Journal

Ohio gunman’s ex-classmates decry missed chances to stop himAlbuquerque Journal

At vigil for a girl killed in Gilroy, news of another shooting compounds the anguishLos Angeles Times

The Line: Detentions at the U.S. – Mexico Border

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June 22, 2018 – This week, President signed an executive order to end the process of separating children from families after they are detained crossing the U.S. border illegally, but problems still remain. As a border state, this is a very tangible issue for us here in New Mexico, especially as one of the detention centers in Texas is very close to our state’s border. Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists look at how that proximity impacts the way New Mexicans weigh the issue, and what effect the situation might have on midterm elections.

Line Panelists:
Dan Foley, former House minority whip
Justine Fox-Young, former state representative
Eric Griego, former state senator
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, attorney at Cuddy and McCarthy, LLP