“Blood Money”—Life and Death in Gallup, NM

Click here to read the full story “Blood Money”—Life and Death in Gallup, NM on Gallup law enforcement, the liquor economy, Native exploitation, 36 unnatural deaths of Native people in 2014, and border town violence.

Pt 5—’You Try to Live Like Me’—Looking to Understand ABQ’s Homeless Natives

“Border Town, USA” Series – Indian Country Today Media Network

This is this fourth piece of a series on border town violence in Indian Country Today Media. The next installments will include an analysis of border town violence and profiles of three cities: Albuquerque, NM, Gallup, NM, and Rapid City, SD.

Click the link to read the full story: Pt 5—‘You Try to Live Like Me’—Looking to Understand ABQ’s Homeless Natives

Pt 2 – Border Town, USA: Brutal Violence in Border Towns Linked to Colonization by Melanie K. Yazzie

“Border Town, USA” Series – Indian Country Today Media Network

This is this second piece of a series on border town violence in Indian Country Today Media. The next installments will include an analysis of border town violence and profiles of three cities: Albuquerque, NM, Gallup, NM, and Rapid City, SD.

Click the link to read the full story: Pt 2 – Border Town, USA: Brutal Violence in Border Towns Linked to Colonization by Melanie K. Yazzie

The People Take to the Streets to Protest Police Brutality: A Photo Essay

My photo essay from Saturday’s (June 21, 2014) “March to End Police Brutality” in Albuquerque, NM.


The People Take to the Streets to Protest Police Brutality: A Photo Essay
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Protesters Against Police Violence Converge on ABQ City Council

Sam Markwell’s writing and my photos of last night’s City Council meeting.

La Jicarita

Photos by NICK ESTES

Article by SAM MARKWELL

Wednesday's City Council meeting, the first since the release of the video footage of the APD killing of James Boyd, was devoted entirely to critics of APD. The meeting drew a capacity crowd of over a 150 people, with an overflow crowd outside. Wednesday’s City Council meeting, the first since the release of the video footage of the APD killing of James Boyd, was devoted entirely to critics of APD. The meeting drew a capacity crowd of over a 150 people, with an overflow crowd outside.

City Council President Ken Sanchez presided over the meeting and the public hearing about the recent the most recent spate of police violence, stemming from APD's killing of James Boyd and Alfred Redwine and response to recent protests against the department City Council President Ken Sanchez presided over the public hearing about the most recent spate of police violence stemming from APD’s killing of James Boyd and Alfred Redwine and response to recent protests against the department.

Protesters held banners against police violence and pictures of APD's victims. Protesters held banners against police violence and pictures of APD’s victims.

Members of the various organizations that have worked on bringing demands to the City Council about APD violence in the past sat amidst in the middle of the City Council chambers. Members of the various organizations that have worked on bringing demands to the City Council about APD violence in the past sat in the middle of the City Council chambers.

A black coffin with the names and pictures of the 23 people killed by APD since 2010 laid at the feet of the councilors as the listened to public testimony. A black coffin with the names and pictures of the 23 people killed by APD since 2010 lay at the feet of…

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