Video: Citizens Take Over Albuquerque City Council, Call For the Arrest of Chief

Video: Citizens Take Over Albuquerque City Council, Call For the Arrest of Chief

“We now serve a people’s warrant for arrest on Albuquerque Police Chief Gordon Eden.”

May 6, 2014

Angry protesters took over Albuquerque City Council Monday night calling for immediate change at APD and the ousting of both Albuquerque’s Police Chief, Mayor and more.

Protesters even called for the arrest and issued a “people’s warrant” to APD Chief Gordon Eden.

“This is no longer your meeting, this is the people’s meeting,” protester David Correia, an assistant professor at the University of New Mexico, said into a commandeered microphone as shown in the KRQE video below. “We now serve a people’s warrant for arrest on Albuquerque Police Chief Gordon Eden.”

This type of action is incredibly heartening! As more and more people refuse to accept such brutality, we will begin to see some very real change.

These protests stem from a string of police involved shootings, and the subsequent Justice Department investigation.

“Officers used deadly force against people who posed a minimal threat, including individuals who posed a threat only to themselves or who were unarmed,” the report stated. “Officers also used deadly force in situations where the conduct of the officers heightened the danger and contributed to the need to use force.”

Read more at  The Free Thought Project.

 

  • Number1Framer

    This was awesome. We need more of this – real mass citizen protest without ham-fisted ideology and violent rhetoric. Look at the makeup of the crowd: looks like all different types from a broad spectrum of society. This is what people need to be doing right now if they actually want change – uniting around the issues we can all agree on and tackling them first. We can hash out our differences later, but for the present time, grumbling about wedge issues and conspiracies we can’t do anything about anyway is just leaving a vacuum of citizen power the pigs and corruptoids are happy to fill. My city and probably everyone else’s could use a similar protest.

    • overdone

      You’re right, however, I believe it is the TPTB who are starting a lot of the bullshet controverses, to obscure the important ones in the mess.(or… it’s hard to keep your mind on draining the swamp, when you’re up to your a$$ in alligators, and it is the government itself, who while in charge of draining the swamp, is providing the alligators).

      • Number1Framer

        Plenty of examples to support your speculation of secreting people away: Barret Brown, Cecily McMillan, NATO 3, and I’d speculate hundreds more we never hear about. The ones we do know about we know only because of their ties to indie citizen-journalists who get info out via Twitter and blogposts. You won’t hear about John Kiriakou et al on the 11:00 nightly news.

    • http://www.sacredgeometryinternational.com/ Camron Wiltshire

      So you’ve alluded to much but defined nothing. Who exactly are you referring too “Framer”? Keep this in mind, also realize that it matters not what color the people doing the protest are, but that they all have the RIGHT to do it regardless of their station in life, color of skin, gender etc. No need to make “wedge” issues when there are none.

      • http://www.sacredgeometryinternational.com/ Camron Wiltshire

        To be clear, which “ham fisted ideology or violent rhetoric” are you referring too exactly? If you are referring to the Bundy case you will notice that no violence was committed by any of the protesters in fact it was only the BLM who engaged in violence and were aggressors. Just want to be clear given all the shrapnel thrown my way whenever I bring up uncomfortable facts (like Cliven Bundy not being a racist and that being a tactic of diversion and derision), some disinfo commenters demonstrate their own bias and kill the messenger and the message all at once without actually hearing either. Cheers.

        • Number1Framer

          “Ham-fisted ideology”: This Neo-Libertarian rugged individualism that sees itself manifested mainly as anachronistic machismo frothing at the mouth every opportunity it gets. It just doesn’t work. Bundy is not a ‘victory,’ it’s a rain check from the government who has also gained several dozen new persons of interest in these militiamen who painted targets on their own backs. Meeting force with your own force doesn’t win, it escalates things and guess what? They own ALL the big toys that grandpappy’s AR will never stand a chance against. If they think they’re owed money, they’ll be back for it. But a blood bath is in no one’s interest. People without guns or loud diatribes extolling the virtues of their particular idea of freedom have stopped homes from being seized by banks and environmental catastrophes from being codified – simply by showing up in numbers and refusing passage. Look beyond infowars; there’s a whole big world of indie journalism out there that shows resistance isn’t anywhere because it’s everywhere.

          “Violent Rhetoric”: From Washington Times: Appearing on Fox News’ “The Real Story” on Monday, former Sheriff Richard Mack said he and other protesters “were actually strategizing to put all the women up at the front. If they are going to start shooting, it’s going to be women that are going to be televised all across the world getting shot by these rogue federal officers.”

          Also: “I would have put my own wife or daughters there, and I would have been screaming bloody murder to watch them die,” he said. “I would’ve gone next, I would have been the next one to be killed. I’m not afraid to die here. I’m willing to die here.”

          Yeah, that’s a sensible strategy. I invite anyone who thinks martyrdom to be such a lofty cause to go ahead and put their money where their mouth is.

          • overdone

            Bet Geo. Washington and his boys, felt the same way about England, back in the day(that it was a lost cause due to England being the world power at that time). But that didn’t stop them.
            So, I’m gathering, that you are saying, it is just better to lay down and let them walk all over you, because they are bigger, better equipt and more versed in the art of war, than you are? (in other words become a compliant slave, willingly?) Because they damned sure aren’t willing to listen to the “law” or to reason, they have demonstrated that over and over again. If it is law, they over-ride it, and if you come to them with logical reason they ignore it.
            What would you suggest as an alternative, so your decendants do not live as slaves to TPTB?

          • Number1Framer

            Non-violent resistance and disobedience work, have worked, and will work again (such as in the video post these comments are coming from). This “The Second Revolution™” crap is foolishness. Go ahead and grab your daddy’s shotgun and prove me wrong.

            While we’re on Washington and the revolution and since conspiracy theories run so rampant around here, have you heard the one where the only reason the Redcoats lost is because they were told to strategically stand down over a bet between British elites? I’d give you a citation on that, but someone borrowed my copy of “Secret Societies of America’s Elite” by Steven Sora and never gave it back, but it’s in there. Boy, it sure would suck if that was true since it would prove believing in yourself doesn’t topple and empire and that we didn’t really ‘win’ after all.

          • overdone

            Yeah, I know what you mean, I see it in the news on a daily basis how non-violent demonstrators are making the government shake in their boots.

        • overdone

          I agree Cameron,…. Bundy (IMO)was only trying to point out that at their worst point in “history”, they were better off, in some ways, than they are now, thankx to the policies of “our” government. and that isn’t racist.

          • http://www.sacredgeometryinternational.com/ Camron Wiltshire

            Thank you Overdone. I agree that his intentions were good and the powers that shouldn’t be again slandered an honest American who dared challenge the power structure.

  • overdone

    About flecking time !!!!! There needs to be a Peoples Court held on him too, not a judge appointed, by the system, that allows the type of action, that caused the people to rise up. There needs to be a sentence imposed that is equal to, or greater than the accessory to murder that was perpetrated, by the mayor who approved and the police chief that instructed, the badges to commit the murders.

  • LightStrider

    Notice that the local media automatically sides with the police, and that none of this was ever mentioned on the national media. In fact I’m only just learning about this now from happening onto this website. I applaud the protesters who were neither “unruly” nor violent. They were boisterous and angry of course, which is to be expected from an oppressed people. This nation was never intended to be a democracy…. only the illusion of. Any country founded on genocide will inevitably lead to fascism, no matter the purported ideals of the founders.

    • Number1Framer

      “…purported ideals of the founders.” Very nicely put.

    • Oginikwe

      CBS had this story. So did DemocracyNow!

  • kowalityjesus

    Albequerque, one of the places where America is still alive and kicking.