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

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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

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