05, Dec 2013 - Bernalillo, NM Gang crime a 'serious situation' in NM
According to officers with the gang unit, Bernalillo County is home to more than 300 active street gangs. Those who track gangs in the state say gang members are arriving now from California and from cartels in Mexico. New Mexico?s lack of a gang enhancement law as the reason why.
01, Dec 2013 - Marlene Tapia, New Mexico Woman Maced On The Vagina, Files Civil Rights Suit Against Bernalillo Cou
A New Mexico woman filed a civil rights suit claiming a corrections officer Maced her vagina during a strip search, contending the conduct was cruel and unusual punishment. The lawsuit, filed last week in New Mexico federal court against New Mexico corrections officer Blanca Zapater, alleged that a “chemical agent” was sprayed on Marlene Tapia’s vagina as a way to “punish” her.