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Video: Protesters Clash with Police Over Albuquerque PD Shootings

March 31, 2014  | 

VIDEO: Protesters Clash with Police Over Albuquerque PD Shootings

What began as a peaceful protest on a sunny day in Albuquerque turned more and more unruly Sunday, as hundreds of people marched back and forth on Central Avenue until police threw more than two dozen canisters of tear gas and arrested at least half a dozen protesters, reports the Albuquerque Journal.

Marchers took over much of Downtown and the university area during a daylong demonstration, where they called for accountability for Albuquerque police and justice for James M. Boyd, a homeless, mentally ill man who was shot and killed by officers March 16 in the Sandia foothills. Protesters also decried past APD officer-involved shootings.

The rally began at noon. After 9 p.m., police used around a dozen canisters of tear gas to disperse protesters near Central and Vassar, several people were seen being arrested, and Mayor Richard Berry said in a late-night news conference that an officer was injured.

The march along Central boiled over at several points, with protesters ignoring police commands to disperse and having a standoff with officers in riot gear. The demonstration came after an online “hacktivist” group, known as Anonymous, issued a call to action in response to seeing video of Boyd’s shooting. The group also waged a cyberattack against the APD website, which was inaccessible throughout the day Sunday, and what appeared to be a number of officers’ personal phone numbers were released by a purported hacker.

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Capt. Crunch @ 3/31/2014 5:22 PM

If a mentally ill person is trespassing on your property with a knife in each hand he/she is dangerous. If a non-mentally ill person is trespassing on your property with a knife in each hand he/she is also dangerous. So why should a law abiding citizen protest if they were not even there when the shooting took place. Sometimes people really amaze me.

Steven @ 4/1/2014 5:20 AM

If you have bean-bags, tasers and a dog at your disposal Capt Crunch then why are you using life rounds? The shooter was clearly poorly trained. He/she is a poor shot and too nervous to even be allowed to handle a gun.

Dep. Donut @ 4/1/2014 7:12 AM

Steven, any person within 21 feet of me with a knife is a deadly force threat, regardless of their mental acuity. To respond to a deadly force threat with anything other than deadly force would be not only unsafe and ignorant but also a violation of department policy. Police are trained (correctly) to match force with force. Deadly force threat equals deadly force response, always, as it should be. Those who would protest or think otherwise are simply ignorant. But that's ok. We'll still keep you safe too.

Capt. Crunch @ 4/1/2014 4:45 PM

@ Steven I hope you read Dep. Donut's comment because he said it all. I just want to add that if you want to be a crusader for the homeless they might be better off if you (Steven) give them some of your money or have them stay in your house. This I think is better then being part of a riot.

Aware of new internal mil @ 4/2/2014 6:56 PM

This whole situation could have easily been taken care of with asking person 3 x to drop the knife and hands on head or he will get MACED and TASSED --never any need to just shoot this man to death"" EVER"""? Murderous mentality and total disrespect for one's life. Clearly this has been happening quite often in Albuquerque N.M. and spare me the higher ups ie FED from investigating for that is like the WOLVES investigating the fox?

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