On Feb. 2, 1980, Mary Racicot was at drill with the 744th Medical Detachment of the New Mexico National Guard when her commander, Major James Buckman, told her to load up all the unit’s emergency medical equipment. They were going to Santa Fe to perform damage control at a riot inside the New Mexico State Penitentiary.
At 6:40 am on a Saturday in November, the sun lingers below the
mountains, and the temperature in Santa Fe lingers below freezing. We
are waiting for la camioneta, the 15-passenger van that makes the
12-hour trip from Santa Fe to Chihuahua, Mexico, four days a week.
In August 2009, Inara Cedrins walked into St. Elizabeth Shelter. Four months later, she left so dissatisfied that she filed a lawsuit. The suit, filed in March of this year, charges St. Elizabeth with not adequately helping Cedrins.
Sometime on the night of Aug. 10, a burglary occurred at SFR. Around 6:30 the following morning, employees called the Santa Fe Police Department dispatch. Officer Corrine Jones arrived at 7:15 am; finding no one, she left without filing a report.
Santa Fe City Councilor Matt Ortiz claims his client, Advantage Asphalt, a city contractor at the center of a public corruption probe, has been unfairly targeted by a headline-grubbing sheriff and his opportunistic allies.
Darya Peterson, 25, teaches people how to stick up for themselves—unless they’re already too good at sticking up for themselves, in which case she teaches them how to cool it. Peterson is a program coordinator and instructor at IMPACT Personal Safety.
A top New Mexico lobbyist who is old friends with Gov. Bill Richardson has been accused of benefiting from money stolen from a tribal-owned business. The allegations, which have not been previously reported, are laid out
in criminal and civil court records, as well as federal documents.
Benjamin Esposito (Ricardo Dar'n) is at the end of his professional career as a court investigator, but remains haunted by one case. In 1974, he was assigned to investigate the vicious rape and murder of a lovely young woman, Liliana Coloto. It is a crime that has stuck with him for 25 years.