Justice New Mexico

  • Turning guns into plowshares
    Amidst a backdrop of trauma and loss in an at-risk school in Albuquerque, New Mexico, students take a creative approach to address gun violence’s impact on their lives. Collaborating with a non-profit organization, the students repurpose surrendered firearms into art and tools, aiming to raise awareness about gun violence’s consequences in their community.
  • UNM seeks input on campus safety
    By Elijah Barela

    UNM’s Campus Climate Survey seeks student input that could be used to make changes on campus.
  • Roberta Ramo helped pave the way for Title IX
    By Skye McMillon

    As Women’s History Month comes to an end, one thing that continues is the historic change in women’s sports thanks to Title IX and thanks to influential women like Albuquerque lawyer Roberta Cooper Ramo.
  • APD sets up new cop shop at UNM
    By Syaire Riley

    Officer Michael Santana is one of 40 new officers working to stop crime around the campus of UNM. It’s part of an APD effort to concentrate more resources in the UNM area.
  • Lawmakers consider voting rights
    By Syaire Riley

    The New Mexico Voting Rights Act is a 45-page bill sponsored by House Democratic leaders, designed to expand and protect the right to vote.
  • Who paid for Solomon Pena’s campaign
    By Joshua Bowling/Searchlight NM

    Before he was accused of orchestrating the shootings at elected officials’ homes, he was able to court an influential New Mexico conservative.
  • Clemency for Leonard Peltier demanded decades after his incarceration
    By Maddie Pukite/Source NM

    People in Albuquerque joined others across the country demanding the release of Leonard Peltier from federal prison. “He was meant to be made an example of, to show people this is what happens if you speak out”
  • UNM reels from violence on campus
    By Joey Wagner

    Most college campuses are relatively safe, but UNM students are anxious about violence after a recent shooting outside the dorms.
  • John Allen to be BernCo Sheriff
    By Joey Wagner

    John Allen becomes the first Black Sheriff of Bernalillo County, defeating Republican Paul Pacheco by a 12-point margin.
  • How will the next New Mexico governor reduce crime?
    New Mexico has one of the highest crime rates among all U.S. states. In the race for governor, Michelle Lujan Grisham and Mark Ronchetti have dueling strategies to reduce crime.
  • Disinformation endangers democracy in NM and beyond, experts say
    Conspiracy theories are infecting the election cycle and jeopardizing voting rights. This report by Andrew Beale for Source NM is part of worldwide “Democracy Day” coverage.
  • Inescapable barbarism: the post cards that promoted lynching
    Kevin Mullet discusses how postcards were used to spread racism and terror in the United States. His guest is an expert on “lynching photography.”