Feb. 23, 2017
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Uneasy Sanctuary

Advocates say local policies are strong, but they don’t always keep cops from calling immigration

Local News The Santa Fe Police Department generally prefers to make its own law enforcement decisions. On paper, that means leaving federal immigration authorities in the dark on cases involving people who ma

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 Jeff Proctor

Justice Agenda

‘Constitutional crisis’ could dominate criminal justice debate at state legislature

Local News Criminal justice reform will burn up some of the oxygen at the Roundhouse during the 60-day session. But what “reform” means depends on who you talk to.The problem is repeat criminal offenders who

Friday, January 20, 2017 Jeff Proctor

By the Hour

Hundreds of thousands in public money flows to private attorney, but Gov. Martinez’ staff won’t say how much

Local News Gov. Susana Martinez’ administration continues to insist on keeping secret how much taxpayer money has flowed to a well-connected Albuquerque attorney who frequently represents the governor in court.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 Jeff Proctor

High Courts

Nakamura likely first female Republican elected to state Supreme, but race too close at presstime

Local News Judith Nakamura appeared headed for victory in a nip-and-tuck race for a seat on the New Mexico Supreme Court, and if she maintained a narrow lead into the night would be the first Republican woman to win elect...

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 Jeff Proctor

Martinez on Trial

Free press and open records are at the heart of the newspaper’s lawsuit against the governor. At last, a judge will decide.

Features The journalists huddled, expectant but wary, around a disarranged desk in the cluttered newsroom on Marcy Street.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 Jeff Proctor

Beyond Theoretical

So far, police shooting reviews dominate Santa Fe DA’s race

Local News Santa Fe has become the latest American city where prosecutors’ handling of police shooting cases will at least in part define the battle in a district attorney’s race.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 Jeff Proctor

Special Juries Still Alive

Despite earlier statement, SF district attorney schedules cop shooting for investigative grand jury

Local News First Judicial District Attorney Jennifer Padgett says she has been in the middle of a “paradigm shift” over how best to decide whether police officers acted lawfully in shooting citizens.

Friday, April 15, 2016 Jeff Proctor

Puff of Smoke

How the justice system was designed to clear the cop who killed Jeanette Anaya

Features A joint investigation between SFR and New Mexico In Depth reveals the inner workings of the investigative grand jury process that cleared a state police officer who killed Jeanette Anaya in a Santa Fe neighb...

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 Jeff Proctor

Get out of Jail

Free? Not hardly. NM bail reform debate looks at those behind bars because they can’t afford to pay bail

Local News State lawmakers are debating whether to ask voters to change the constitution and give judges more flexibility in New Mexico’s longstanding cash bail system.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 Jeff Proctor

Vapor Trail

E-cigarettes gain popularity and avoid regulation

Features The fall day is cloudless, calm and temperate. I’ve just finished a great meal on the patio of a popular café not far from the Plaza. An espresso is en route, and now, there’s only one thing left

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 Jeff Proctor
 
 

Morning Word: To Protect and Troll

Morning Word Santa Fe Police Sergeant Troy Baker has a lot to say about some of the people he's sworn to serve and protect ... and it isn't nice. ... More

Feb. 21, 2017 by Matt Grubs

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