Video: Monday Morning, March 31, 2014

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Tear gas and riot gear were employed by Albuquerque Police Sunday after protesters converged on the APD Headquarters. The crowd of protesters grew and contracted during the 10 hour protest which culminated in offices releasing tear gas. The protest was prompted by the March 16th fatal shooting of James Boyd, a homeless man camping illegally in the foothills.

APD’s website is up and running again after being attacked Sunday. The Hactivist group called “anonymous” delivered on its promise of a cyber attack on the City of Albuquerque. The City’s IT staff detected some unusual activity on APD’s website Sunday morning, knocking it and the City’s website offline for hours. Last week, Anonymous posted a YouTube video linking viewers to a software site to download to harm the City’s websites.

Student, faculty and staff at UNM will have a little extra money in their pockets. On Friday, the Board of Regents rejects a one and a half percent tuition increase, but okayed a three percent pay raise for faculty, and a two percent pay hike for other staff.

The deadline to enroll for Health Insurance this year is midnight tonight. If you do not sign up by then you will not be covered this year which will cost you either one percent of you annual income or $95 per person, whichever is higher.

Police are searching for Omaree Varela’s stepfather, Stephen Casaus. When he was stopped for DWI earlier this month, police found cocaine, pot and heroin in his car. Casaus bonded out of jail but did not show up for court. Now there’s a warrant for his arrest. Although Casaus has not been charged in the kicking death of Omaree, a police report says he told officers he heard the attack while it was happening.

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