Albuquerque Protesters Backed By Anonymous Decry Deadly Police Shootings

Mar 30, 2014 Full story: Switched 24

Hundreds of protesters marched past riot police in Albuquerque on Sunday, blocking traffic, trying to get on freeways and shouting anti-police slogans days after a YouTube video emerged threatening retaliation for a recent deadly police shooting.

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Since: Apr 10

Albuquerque, NM

#1 Mar 31, 2014
I support this protest. How is the APD going to shoot a homeless man for 'illegally' camping? HE WAS HOMELESS!!!!!
If the APD wants to revert back to the 'Wild West' days, then I'm sure the angsty population of ABQ will accommodate those wishes.
FMS

Albuquerque, NM

#2 Mar 31, 2014
This wasn't a protest, it was a joke! They defeated their so called purpose about a man they wouldn't have given a second look at, much less a quarter, had they seen him on the streets. They used him as an excuse to get their pierced faces and unwashed head of hair on the TV screen. They defaced a flag and carried it upside down. What did disgracing our country's flag have to do with the death of a homeless man?
figures

Albuquerque, NM

#3 Apr 1, 2014
If a more balanced ratio of protesters would have been portrayed on the news it might get some positive press. But when you see mainly university aged millenials in every scene it brings up the image of bored students giving the pigs a bad time. The message gets lost.
Whitewinger

United States

#4 Apr 1, 2014
The message is clear you can get shot if you
Follow police orders....they just want some action
To have a chance to use all their tactical weapons
And shoot unarmed people for misdemeanors.
I have a feeling more citizens will be shooting first
And asking questions later. If you get pulled over
And could be shot in the back at any second..,
People who have CCWs are more likely to
Defend themselves against cops. Good thing
For dash cams and helmet cams.

“Eys so hendsum!”

Since: Jun 09

Ol' Juarez

#5 Apr 1, 2014
figures wrote:
If a more balanced ratio of protesters would have been portrayed on the news it might get some positive press. But when you see mainly university aged millenials in every scene it brings up the image of bored students giving the pigs a bad time. The message gets lost.
I agree, but it seems that some took it as an opportunity to break the law, so the message was lost, that a life was taken needlessly by the people that are supposed to protect us. All this does is instill fear of the citizens. People are going to think twice before calling for APD to respond.

Since: Jul 08

Location hidden

#6 Apr 1, 2014
A few bad apples don't spoil the whole bunch.. Bunch of cop haters...
Ret Captain DSP

Massena, NY

#7 Apr 1, 2014
I am a retired Delaware State Police Captain with 37 years of service. For about 20 of them I taught defense tactics and firearms training at the academy. I have investigated fatal shootings of many PDs around the State. Of course we do not have the full video and the facts of what truly was going on.but there is a rule of deadly force. This is the last and I mean last option. APD must of been trained in other tactics before rising to that level. Not going to Monday morning quarter back anyone here. I found most of the fatal shootings that were very questionable was the lack of training. And the other was the lack of full backgrounds on recruits and their anger management in high stress situations. Frankly I assisted in the removal of Troopers who acted improperly.

“US Navy”

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#8 Apr 1, 2014
Nothing wrong with protests at all -PROVIDED- they are peaceful, and this one obviously got out of hand due to the actions of a few. Not the first time nor the last time that idi0ts and zealots ruin the process.
protesters

Albuquerque, NM

#9 Apr 1, 2014
are probably some of the entitlement crowd who are angry with obama and taking it out on the police since they have nothing else to occupy their worthless lives. don't break the law.
Ralph

Bloomingdale, IN

#10 Apr 2, 2014
protesters wrote:
are probably some of the entitlement crowd who are angry with obama and taking it out on the police since they have nothing else to occupy their worthless lives. don't break the law.
Sadly in some states it is agsinst the law if you are in possession of sandwich bags, drano, and Coleman fuel, not to exclude matches, and starter fluid. Should people in posession of these items have to forfeit their lifes?
There are so many obscure laws that people can violate, should you be shot dead because of a mistake, and perhaps a quick movement?
Perhaps the police are a little too trigger happy. The standard police weapon in many areas, the Glock has a safety involving the trigger, which can be made too lite. One police shot and the whole herd would open up.
The police used to protect the public, and stop, or prevent crime. Is illeagle camping worth dying for? Gosh I hope you are never caught breaking the law.
Whitewinger

United States

#11 Apr 2, 2014
A few bad apples? This is an epidemic in police
Departments all over the country....trigger happy
Cops emptying their clips on innocent people.
Just google dash cam shootings...a guy on a
Motorcycle pulled over and shot in the back...
An old man grabs his cane and is shot at about
Eight times, hit once cause these cops seem to
Just point and empty their guns . Blood thirsty
Aholes.
RegenoldKills

Amsterdam, Netherlands

#12 Apr 2, 2014
orpheusz wrote:
I support this protest. How is the APD going to shoot a homeless man for 'illegally' camping? HE WAS HOMELESS!!!!!
If the APD wants to revert back to the 'Wild West' days, then I'm sure the angsty population of ABQ will accommodate those wishes.
It's a way to weaken everyone by the rich.
I live in LA, north of you, and this morning, my landlord claimed she could enter our apt for "repairs", but the repairs were for another unit, not ours. The a-hole started banging on our walls, we called the police, and then cancelled it, and the maintenance man, who won't give his name, searched our unit.
That is a felony.
The cop, Regenold, threatened to kill us because we were witnesses to another snitch of theirs, he's up on child molesting charges, so he threatened to kill me unless I shut up. The neighbor we were complaining about has 3 felonies, including for drugs, they are using him to harass us. It's the new chief, sgambellone.
ABQ is nto the only place. LA has TWICE as many cops as it needs. The dispatch guy said they were going to come in, and "check". You can hear the noise outside, I put up a youtube video. The cop, now thwarted, was unable to murder us, and showed up at our usual hangouts later.
I have told my attorney about it.

“I ain't afraid of no ghosts.”

Since: Aug 08

Dear old mucky Drasnia

#13 Apr 2, 2014
What I would like to see done is a correlative study done to see when the shootings increased versus when they stopped requiring an Associates degree because of a lack of qualified applicants.

I wouldn't be surprised if there is a strong correlation there.

“US Navy”

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#14 Apr 3, 2014
Silk_the_Absent1 wrote:
What I would like to see done is a correlative study done to see when the shootings increased versus when they stopped requiring an Associates degree because of a lack of qualified applicants.
I wouldn't be surprised if there is a strong correlation there.
Really? You think that a degree makes a better qualified LEO and that one learns common sense with an AD+ vs w/o? Wow...

“I ain't afraid of no ghosts.”

Since: Aug 08

Dear old mucky Drasnia

#15 Apr 3, 2014
CornDogz wrote:
Really? You think that a degree makes a better qualified LEO and that one learns common sense with an AD+ vs w/o? Wow...
It at least implies that the recruit took a little responsibility for themselves, as opposed to some thug who wanted to be in a position of power after his juvenile record was seal on his 18th birthday.
Horace

United States

#16 Apr 3, 2014
The trend seems to consist of 2 things:

1. The militarization of law enforcement. A day doesn't go by without hearing about another LE department buying another armored vehicle or some other military gear such as automatic weapons, etc.

2. The pool from which to draw LE personnel seems to be hugely infused with ex-soldiers returning from actual combat. These people have been brainwashed to shoot first and ask questions (if ever) afterwards. The amount of re-training of these types by civilian police is ineffective.

Combine this with the crazy people wandering about and the inevitable happens.

“US Navy”

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#17 Apr 3, 2014
Silk_the_Absent1 wrote:
<quoted text>
It at least implies that the recruit took a little responsibility for themselves, as opposed to some thug who wanted to be in a position of power after his juvenile record was seal on his 18th birthday.
And what of those who don't have an AD+ & want to be in LE - are they all thugs? I think not. I fail to see any correlation whatsoever between the two.

“US Navy”

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#18 Apr 3, 2014
Horace wrote:
The trend seems to consist of 2 things:
1. The militarization of law enforcement. A day doesn't go by without hearing about another LE department buying another armored vehicle or some other military gear such as automatic weapons, etc.
2. The pool from which to draw LE personnel seems to be hugely infused with ex-soldiers returning from actual combat. These people have been brainwashed to shoot first and ask questions (if ever) afterwards. The amount of re-training of these types by civilian police is ineffective.
Combine this with the crazy people wandering about and the inevitable happens.
#1, True, however in general its also true that criminals are much better armed and bolder than they were a few generations ago - generally speaking of course. That pretty much forces LE to keep pace (with arming upgrades).

#2 lends itself to my assertion that soon everyone will be classified as MI, but the degree to which they are will become the next phase if IDing/classifying people. We've become a society of useless classifications/categories that we do nothing with/about, its become an excuse rather than somethinig that has real meaning.

“Eys so hendsum!”

Since: Jun 09

Ol' Juarez

#19 Apr 3, 2014
CornDogz wrote:
<quoted text>
#1, True, however in general its also true that criminals are much better armed and bolder than they were a few generations ago - generally speaking of course. That pretty much forces LE to keep pace (with arming upgrades).
#2 lends itself to my assertion that soon everyone will be classified as MI, but the degree to which they are will become the next phase if IDing/classifying people. We've become a society of useless classifications/categories that we do nothing with/about, its become an excuse rather than somethinig that has real meaning.
I rarely agree with you on issues CD, but the one on MI is questionable. What I have been seeing lately is persons that are truly MI and do need assistance are falling through the cracks. Yet, others are screaming MI and getting assistance. There has to be a line drawn somewhere. I want the MI to get the help necessary, but I am tired of seeing people who are not MI taking advantage of the system.
CallousOneToo

Albuquerque, NM

#20 Apr 3, 2014
XENA 54 wrote:
A few bad apples don't spoil the whole bunch.. Bunch of cop haters...
Cop haters????? You say that like it's a bad thing.

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