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Video: Demonstrators Protest NRA Police Shooting Championship in Albuquerque

September 21, 2015  | 

VIDEO: Demonstrators Protest NRA Police Shooting Championship in Albuquerque

For the second straight year, demonstrators took to the streets of Albuquerque to protest the annual National Rifle Association's Police Shooting Championships.

More than 50 people showed up. Many of the protestors dressed in black, representing local people killed by APD in recent years.

"We're having this March because we’re opposed to state violence. We view this competition as a glorification of the violence that is a huge problem in communities across the nation and especially here in Albuquerque,” organizer Erin Boldt told KOB TV.

According to the Department of Justice, Albuquerque officers killed 20 people between 2009 and 2012.

Albuquerque contracts with the NRA to host the police shooting competition and the contract runs through 2017.

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Tom Ret @ 9/21/2015 3:48 PM

I would hope most people would applaud officers who want to improve their proficiency with hitting what they aim at. Of course these aren't normal thinking people. The news media is desperate to give credit to a miniscule amount of people who don't like something the NRA or police do. Who gives a
rip what these morons think!

HRPufnstuf @ 9/21/2015 6:06 PM

So let me get this straight: these groups protest that police need to be better trained, then when they do things to be better trained, they protest? WTF!

kevCopAz @ 9/21/2015 9:30 PM

would they rather Police don't practice shooting at all? Probably, but then when we hit someone by accident due to lack of training they will protest that too. Perhaps we should involve them in the competition, as running targets!

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