November 19, 2013 |
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- The nation's first citywide ballot initiative that would ban abortion after 20 weeks was trailing in early returns Tuesday night. Among 50,000 early and absentee ballots, about 56% opposed the proposal and 44% supported it. There was no way to know whether those returns would be representative of the full turnout in New Mexico's largest city, however. Polls closed in Albuquerque at 7 p.m., but news reports showed that people were still waiting in line to cast ballots.
November 27, 2012 |
Justice Department officials announced Tuesday that they have opened an investigation into whether Albuquerque police used “unreasonable deadly force” against civilians. The announcement came after a series of controversial officer-involved shootings and abuse cases in New Mexico's largest city that triggered protests, lawsuits and demands for a police department overhaul. City officials had previously rejected appeals for a Justice Department review, but agreed to cooperate after federal officials began a preliminary review last year.
April 6, 2014 |
ALBUQUERQUE - When Wynema and Michael Gonzagowski moved to town about two years ago, family and friends warned them about what they described as the heavy-handed tactics and aggressive attitude of Albuquerque police. At first the couple brushed off the warnings, saying things couldn't be as bad as what they had experienced in Los Angeles in the LAPD's Rampart Division, which became infamous for corruption in its anti-gang unit in the 1990s. But the Gonzagowskis, like others here, began to grow suspicious of their Police Department.
August 7, 2013 |
At the Candy Lady shop in Albuquerque, customers can chose from 20 flavors of fudge, a wall of licorice, handmade chocolates and bags of blue-tinged crystals made of rock candy. Owner Debbie Ball calls it "Breaking Bad Candy" after the show that, until recently, was a fixture in her community. Ball supplied 100 pounds of the candy as a crystal meth prop for the AMC series "Breaking Bad," about a chemistry teacher turned methamphetamine maker. When the show stopped needing her services, Ball decided to sell the crystals in her store.
April 23, 2014 |
The latest Albuquerque police officer to fatally shoot a suspect was caught in a lie three years ago during the case of another officer implicated in a deadly shooting, according to an attorney and sworn testimony. In 2011, Officer Jeremy Dear told a police investigator that he saw the suspect, Alan Gomez, holding a cigarette and standing in front of his house talking with police, according to federal court records. Gomez was a suspect in a hostage situation and was considered armed.
November 12, 2012 |
When it came to an outrageous business ploy, New Mexican Keith West-Harrison decided the only move was to go bad. As in "Breaking Bad. " His Albuquerque-based spa products firm is selling "bad" blue meth-looking bath salts in honor of the popular cable television show. The product looks very similar to the pure meth seen on the AMC series, which is filmed in Albuquerque and stars Emmy-winners Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul. Even though West-Harrison's sky-blue "Bathing Bad" bath salts are not illegal drugs, they are marketed in 8-ounce plastic bags to carry the show's illicit theme.