Sept. 20, 2017
Topic: crime

Justice Denied

A tangled bureaucracy has left tribal communities facing an epidemic of violent crime

Features “It’s not safe. There’s no safety. You can’t trust anybody. You got to protect yourself,” Rebekah Apachito says. As one of about 1,600 tribal members who live in the Navajo community of To’hajiilee,...

Tuesday, October 2, 2012 Colleen Keane


Broker Testifies About Richardson Pay-to-Play Scheme

Local News Former Gov. Bill Richardson could be the Obama administration’s commerce secretary. But he’s not, because of his involvement in a alleged pay-for-play scheme with a Beverly Hills, Calif. brokerage firm call...

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 Justin Horwath

Freud or Fiction?

Cowboys, Crime Novels and the CIA

Book Reviews Michael McGarrity is a former deputy sheriff for Santa Fe County. For the release of his 13th novel, titled Hard Country: A Novel of the Old West, he asked Valerie Plame Wilson, a former CIA Operations Officer ...

Wednesday, May 9, 2012 Jackson Larson

Big Picture

Crime Is Other People

Local News As I once had to explain to a semi-hysterical caller to SFR, we regularly report on political corruption, burglary, homicide, rape and more. Just because we run a story about something doesn’t mean we condone...

Wednesday, March 21, 2012 Ramon A Lovato

Big Picture

A More Perfect PRC

Local News Long before Jerome Block Jr.’s third arrest for violating the conditions of his drug court program, the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission had problems. In 2007, former Commissioner David King was convic...

Wednesday, January 25, 2012 Alexa Schirtzinger


Are Santa Fe’s homeless criminals or just easy scapegoats?

Local News Randal Peifer has been using St. Elizabeth Shelter for the past 20 years, about as long as he’s been homeless. He lives just feet away from the shelter near the back lot of a gas station. He sleeps under ...

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Fed Up

In Brief

Local News After City Councilor Patti Bushee kept hearing horror stories involving drug deals, burglary and loitering from her constituents, she decided to hold a public meeting about it. Roughly 40 people, including cops...

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Blocked Memory

The past and future legacy of perhaps the worst public official in modern New Mexico history

Features This summer, Block’s life began to unravel again with another series of absurd, but completely plausible, allegations of malfeasance. Of them, the most disgusting is evidence indicating Block may have imprope...

Wednesday, September 14, 2011 Dave Maass


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