Albuquerque riots?

Discussion in 'News and Current Events' started by mandn323, Mar 30, 2014.

  1. Mods, If you think it's worthy please create new thread.
    Guests can't make them.

    Very good news. Google News just posted this:
    fuck..I can't upload a screenshot? Oh, I'm a guest.
    Anyway, they posted a news source from Google Plus. Not CNN, Google.
    It was a YourAnonNews brief about a current situation in Albuquerqe
    Kinda big.
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    Above is what I could find, fwiw. Wow. Happy dance.
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  9. sallysock Member

    This is horrendous. People are thanking journalists for coverage? New thread mods?
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  11. rof Member

    What planet are we on again?

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  13. White Tara Global Moderator

    Ring-Wraith PD.
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  14. Albuquerque protests turn to ‘mayhem’ late Sunday, mayor says. ‘Hacktivism’ involved.

    • By Lindsey BeverMarch 31 at 3:39 am
    Hundreds of protesters blocked traffic, trying to get on freeways and shouting out anti-police slogans. They trapped police in a vehicle and tried to break the windows. Gas canisters were thrown outside police headquarters and Bernalillo County sheriff’s deputies charged at demonstrators to disperse the crowd.
    That was the scene in Albuquerque described late Sunday night by news reports. It was unfortunate but characteristic of riots.
    What wasn’t so typical was the work of “hacktivists” who reportedly sparked the protests, participating on the other side of the mayhem and teargas.

    Washington Post. The "hacktivists" sparked the protests? No, the killings did.
    The Hacktivists organized a protest.
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  15. laughingsock Member

    If only people would be as upset with the nsa and mass surveillance. Well, without the violence.
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    Albuquerque Journal poll: Few believe shooting was justified | Albuquerque Journal News

    Very few voters in the Albuquerque area believe APD officers’ shooting of a homeless camper was justified, according to a Journal flash poll conducted last week.

    The telephone survey of registered voters indicates that only 15 percent believe the shooting was justified and that 53 percent say it wasn’t. The remainder, about 32 percent, had no opinion or didn’t know.

    Mayor Richard Berry said he wasn’t surprised by the survey results, given his own emotions when watching a police video of the incident.

    But “as a mayor I have to withhold my personal judgment until we can get the investigation done,” he said.

    The video soon went viral with thousands of viewers from across the country watching it.

    The shooting “has struck a sensitive chord among Albuquerque residents that continues to reverberate throughout the community,” said Brian Sanderoff, whose firm, Research & Polling Inc., did the survey. “Everywhere I go, people are talking about it.”

    The poll question centered on the death of James M. Boyd, a mentally ill homeless man who was shot by Albuquerque police after a long standoff two weeks ago. The city later released video of the encounter, which showed Boyd turning away from officers as shots rang out

    Hundreds of protesters poured into Downtown last week to protest that shooting and others. Berry earlier called the video “horrific” but urged people to avoid judging the officers before an investigation is finished.

    In addition to the city’s own investigation, the U.S. Department of Justice announced last week that it would investigate the shooting for potential civil rights violations.

    Sanderoff said the release of the Boyd video allowed people to see the encounter for themselves. That meant they could form opinions without relying on the police or media to simply describe what happened, he said.

    Video documentation is likely to “become the norm, rather then the exception” in police shootings, he said. In Albuquerque, officers are required to turn on lapel cameras during encounters with the public.

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    Again, there are lots of news updates here: police&p1=[NewsVertical SortByDate="1"]
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  17. The problem is the simple fact that the truth would get in the way and kill a good scare.

    Remember: Hackers are a Boogy monster to ignorant people. Especially those people that confuse "Hacking" with "Doing retarded cracking or slow down a web page software program meant for stress testing and are a forever alone wanting and begging for prison ass rape after being caught".

    You are using a guest account. Register and stop using the guest account. You will never get what you ask for because too many Spam Faggots would capitalize on the features if it was available to guest posters. Considering most of the spam bots use proxies, it would make it impossible to IP Block them and WWP would be flooded with "Get drywall and latex paint covered pills that are suppose to be Viagra for $150 and as an added bonus you get your identity and bank accounts stolen!" threads and posts in no time.

    It don't matter how many times you post using the guest account. Guest counts are disposable and count for nothing. So register an account and get it over with. If you need help, a mod will be happy to assist you in any way.

    The problem is the fact too many have bought the line that it is out to catch boogy monsters like Terrorists or "Hactivists".

    Facts get in the way or kill a good scare. Without scare, people won't follow their ignorant path blindly.
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    Police Assault Protest Against Police Violence | Common Dreams

    Albuquerque uprisings swell following March 16 murder of unarmed homeless man, James Boyd

    People Protest Police Brutality in New Mexico, Cops Tear Gas Them | Reason

    Hundreds of people took to the streets of Albuquerque, New Mexico, yesterday to protest police brutality. The police responded by blocking the activists' paths and firing tear gas canisters at them.
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  20. laughingsock Member

    More protests are on the way. 1396301020348.jpg
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  21. laughingsock Member

    Concerned citizens asking why it's okay to kill an unarmed homeless man.

    The complete militarization of our local police is truly terrifying.
    This video is long,but i don't see anything that warrants firing tear gas at people who want answers from their public servants.
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  22. What's the prudent thing to do when citizens are protesting police brutality in your city, whether real or just perceived? Send in the armored cavalry of course!
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    New Mexico governor calls for calm as FBI investigates Albuquerque police | The Guardian

    A day after hundreds of people clashed with Albuquerque riot officers over police shootings, New Mexico's governor said Monday that she understands the public's frustration but called on protesters to remain calm while US officials investigate.

    Mayor Richard Berry said Monday that one officer twisted his knee but no protesters were hurt during the 12-hour demonstration on Sunday, despite the use of tear gas on the crowd. Four people were arrested in the melee, police chief Gorden Eden said Monday.

    Berry said officials monitoring events from an emergency operations center decided to use the gas after some people walked onto a freeway, endangering themselves. Eden says people laid down on the highway.

    On Sunday, protesters marching back and forth between downtown and the University of New Mexico blocked traffic, tried to topple street signs and called for the police chief and other city officials to resign, authorities said.

    Governor Susana Martinez watched the protests on television.

    "Albuquerque is going through a tough time, and they'll figure it out through the investigation," the governor said. "We want that to be thorough. We want confidence in the investigation, but I just don't want to see anyone harmed."

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    APD’s critics convene to hash out demands

    As protests against the Albuquerque Police Department subsided Monday, protesters came up with three demands for police.

    At a community forum held at the Albuquerque Peace and Justice Center on Monday night, more than 50 APD protesters voted to declare their concrete demands against the department’s excessive use of violence in the city.

    Protesters’ demands included the release of videos of all fatal APD shootings since 2010, the acquittal of all people arrested in Sunday’s protests and the indictment of all officers involved in fatal shootings.

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  27. DeathHamster Member

    Police surveillance unit deployed to catch flasher.
    Isn't good enough to identify the punks who vandalized it.

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  28. The Internet Member

    The city got ripped off with that shitty low res camera for $70,000. My iPhone takes better pics.

    Although, maybe not under very low light conditions.

    Most cops are good people so hating on all the cops is not right. We should just hate the really shitty ones.
  29. cuedude Member

    internet and video are the only hope against the police states of america were our politicians pledge allegance to the fortune five hundred that pay the lobbyists to pay thier perks with continual reelection of thier seats of power with truth justice and liberty for the one percent
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    wow this is disturbing
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    City Hall still dealing with cyberattack impact | Albuquerque Journal News

    The city of Albuquerque was still working Wednesday to recover from the “Anonymous” cyberattack launched over the weekend as part of a police protest.

    The city’s website for accepting online payments – including payments for parking tickets – remained down, and there were delays in payments to vendors earlier in the week.

    “There was significant disruption,” Albuquerque’s chief administrative officer, Rob Perry, said Wednesday in an interview.

    City employees say they have been directed to change their passwords and turn off computers at night. Employees’ access to internal information has also been restricted to varying degrees this week – from looking at maps to reviewing how much vacation time they have left. Some of the information had been restored by Wednesday.

    Top city executives aren’t saying much beyond that they’re trying to determine the cost of defending against the attack. They won’t comment on whether outside consultants have been hired.

    “We are in the process of collecting all costs due to the attack,” said Peter Ambs, Albuquerque’s chief information officer. “Due to security issues, the remaining question (about outside consultants) cannot be answered.”


    Also on Sunday, a Twitter feed purporting to be associated with Anonymous tweeted a link to a list of dozens of APD officers’ phone numbers and positions in the department. A department spokeswoman said she couldn’t say whether the numbers were authentic.

    On Saturday, another such Twitter page released a list of home address and phone numbers for department brass, including Police Chief Gorden Eden and the department’s three deputy chiefs. That information, however, was largely inaccurate and appeared to have been pulled from public databases.

    But it’s clear Anonymous is a formidable power. City executives have said repeatedly over the last week that they take the attack seriously and that Anonymous has a “100 percent” success rate.


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    Nice, except your pull quote should have been:

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    Charges to be filed Monday against APD officers in Boyd shooting | KRQE News 13

    District Attorney Kari Brandenburg plans to file murder charges on Monday against the two Albuquerque police officers who shot James Boyd in the Sandia Foothills last March, according to multiple sources with firsthand knowledge of her decision.

    It will mark the first time an APD officer has faced criminal charges for shooting someone in the line of duty in New Mexico’s largest city. APD has one of the highest rates of police shootings in the country, and the Boyd’s death was the result of the most controversial in a series of 27 fatal shootings here since 2010.

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  37. meep meep Member

    This is interesting,
    the DA doesn't need a grans jury
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    Albuquerque police officers to face 2nd degree murder charges in Boyd case

    A special prosecutor will seek second-degree murder charges against the Albuquerque police officers accused of killing a homeless camper in the foothills last March.

    Court documents show special prosecutor Randi McGinn accuses Keith Sandy of second degree murder, voluntary manslaughter, involuntary manslaughter and aggravated battery. Dominique Perez is accused of second-degree murder, voluntary manslaughter, involuntary manslaughter and aggravated assault.

    The differences between the aggravated assault and aggravated battery could point to differences in prosecution for each officer. McGinn has requested that an independent lab examine which officers' bullets hit Boyd, causing the fatal blow.

    Bernalillo County District Attorney Kari Brandenburg appointed McGinn to the position in April after her office was disqualified from the case over an appearance of a conflict of interest.

    A preliminary hearing has been set for Aug. 3 in the case. A judge will decide whether Perez and Sandy will stand trial in the March 2014 shooting death of James Boyd.

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    Family of James Boyd reaches $5 million settlement with city of Albuquerque in wrongful death lawsuit

    The family and estate of James Boyd has reached a $5 million settlement with the city of Albuquerque and Albuquerque Police Department in a lawsuit filed last June.

    The lawsuit, originally filed by Andrew Jones, Boyd's brother and the trustee of his estate, was filed June 27, 2014.

    It made 17 demands that would force APD to change hiring practices and policies, better train officers and create a specialized group of health care professionals who respond alongside police when confronted with a crisis while dealing with homeless or mentally-ill people.

    Boyd was killed in March 2014 when APD officers took a call from a homeowner complaining about an illegal camper in the foothills of Albuquerque.

    "The main thing is to work on ending homelessness," Jones said at the time the lawsuit was filed. "That's the main part of the lawsuit. I was born and raised in New Mexico. That is my calling. And my brother lived there most of his life. The main thing is my family wants change."

    Two APD officers – Keith Sandy and Dominique Perez – have since been charged with second-degree murder by a special prosecutor assigned to the case.

    Boyd's family said in a statement to KOB Friday afternoon that they believe the city is taking steps to ensure such a situation can't happen through training and policy changes.

    It also expressed gratitude to St. Martin's Hospitality Center and other organizations in Albuquerque helping to give a voice to the homeless.

    Shannon L. Kennedy, the family's attorney, released a statement to KOB Friday:

    "The family of James Matthew Boyd would like to thank this community for its continued support and the City of Albuquerque for striving for a solution to provide effective, compassionate, and constitutional policing to our most vulnerable residents, especially those struggling with mental illness and homelessness. They also give special thanks to St. Martins Hospitality Center, the James Matthew Boyd Outreach Team, Health Care for the Homeless, and Albuquerque Heading Home, some of the organizations in our community most committed to giving voice to the tossed aside and forgotten and achieving an end to homelessness in Albuquerque.

    For far too long, the Albuquerque Police Department fostered policies and practices that failed officers and, in turn, the community. The policies and practices created an atmosphere where the officers most indifferent to human life could recklessly interact with residents, killing them without significant concern or consequence. As a result, even the most well-intentioned officers did not, and could not, police constitutionally within APD. Because the killing of James Matthew Boyd was so needless, so preventable, finally, Albuquerque and department officials could not continue to turn away.

    Foremost, the family sought justice to ensure that what happened to Mr. Boyd never happens to anyone else, and they believe the city is taking necessary steps to ensure officers are provided adequate training, supervision, and support and Mr. Boyd's videotaped shooting and excruciating death changes policing for the better in Albuquerque. The family hopes Albuquerque becomes a model for other cities struggling with the same issues across our country."

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