Morning Fix - ABQ Still Trying to Keep Head Above Water

UNM ponies up $100K for city bus service. Students will continue to ride free.

APS waits for other shoe to drop. Second round of budget cuts might mean total of 700 jobs lost.

Two APD officers Tazer "faggot" 6 or 7 times. City forks over $275,000.

Hot stuff from Craigslist: "***Sexy Cop Costume*** $40"

Car theft ringleader busted. Back on deportation list.

Gerald set to sue UNM in Locksley locker room choke case.

Boy saved--rescued from arroyo after 5 miles.

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Comment by once banned twice shy on July 29, 2010 at 9:49am
Sometimes I think our arroyos are there to prove Darwin's law.
Comment by Not A PC Kinda Guy on July 29, 2010 at 10:18am
The Tazer story brings up again who must residents be most afraid of, actual "criminals" or the police or both? Reported several days ago was an incident with a BCSO officer displaying his negative attitude toward gay men.

The money award prompts me to make readers aware of the large number of law suits brought against the City Of Albuquerque as a defendant, cross defendant, or respondent.

Since the Berry administration took office on December 01, 2009, public records show the City Of Albuquerque ( ALBUQUERQUE CITY ) is the subject of 112 law suits in State District Court where they are a defendant of some sort in 95 of those cases and in the Federal Court; Albuquerque is a defendant in 36 cases filed since the start of the Berry administration and of those 36 the City Of Albuquerque is is a defendant in 27 civil rights cases.

This does not count the years of cases still in litigation prior to the Berry administration. How many dollars are spent in settlements and how many dollars are spent on legal costs annually?

It would be a good thing if some "journalist" did an in depth story on how the City handles it's legal problems. An ounce of prevention in many cases might be less expensive than the eventual cure.
Comment by Benny the Icepick on July 29, 2010 at 1:01pm
Re: UNM Students ride free

I still think this is one of the greatest things UNM and ABQ Ride could have come up with. I know of so many students who are taking the bus now - one of them realized that it was actually quicker to take the bus than it was to drive to campus, find a place to park, then wait for the shuttle to take them to main campus.

It's doing much more than raising ridership - it's raising the profile of the buses. These students are getting on board and seeing plenty of people just like them. It does a great job of shattering that old misconceptions that only bums and loonies ride the bus, and instills in them the value of public transit that hopefully will continue even after they graduate.
Comment by Krista on July 30, 2010 at 11:08am
oh ouch, OBTS. Being from Tenn. he did not get the same lectures most kiddos here do and I guess needs a little fear of La Llorona (and the power of the rains here) instilled in him...

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