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Albuquerque’s Response to Protests

View of downtown Albuquerque at sunset from afar.

June 19, 2020 – The Line opinion panel returns to discuss the interview with Mayor Tim Keller, his response to violence and vandalism at protests, the interactions Albuquerque police have had with militia groups, and his plan to create a third city department that could respond to 911 calls without a police presence. The mayor’s…

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Mayor Tim Keller on Albuquerque’s Response to Oñate Violence

Composite of portrait of Tim Keller, and the seal of the City of Albuquerque.

June 19, 2020 – Protests over racial injustice sparked renewed conflict in Albuquerque over statues glorifying the Spanish colonial leader Don Juan de Oñate, decried in his own time for his extraordinary brutality. As protesters attempted to tear down an Oñate statue in the city’s Old Town, armed militia members surrounded the statue and one…

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