Thursday’s Morning Rush Video, 5 Facts: Albuquerque protesters demand justice for James Boyd

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The 5 Facts You Need to Know

1. The streets are quiet once again after dozens of protesters took to the streets following the mistrial of two officers accused of murder. About 40 of them, marching, holding signs, demanding justice for homeless camper James Boyd. For the most part, things stayed peaceful but when confronted by officers in riot gear, protesters became angry, yelling “Jail killer cops.” No arrests or injuries were reported.

Full Story: Group of protesters gather in Downtown Albuquerque 

2. Albuquerque’s mayor is proposing a 14 point plan that includes putting retired officers back on the streets. But instead of working as cops, they will be unarmed Community Response Specialists to handle certain calls and conduct CSI operations on certain types of crimes. The mayor is also asking voters to approve a constitutional amendment to keep some suspects locked up without bond.

Full story: Albuquerque’s mayor announces 14 point crime plan

3. Thursday, mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 70’s to lower 80’s. Thursday night, clear. Lows in the 40’s.

Video: Kristen’s Thursday Morning Forecast

4. Two burglars caught on video are still on the run, and police are asking for help. Police say the two were caught on video in May rummaging through cars in the Foothills. One suspect appears to be armed with a gun. Police say both suspects appear to be in their 20’s. Anyone with information is asked to call police.

Full story: Police looking for armed and dangerous thieves captured on video

5. University of New Mexico students are still pushing for diaper changing tables in all restrooms, including men’s. UNM officials say they just don’t have the money for it, but will consider it as they start construction on campus. This, after the student senate passed a bill requesting the changing tables to follow suit with the “BABIES Act” signed by President Obama.

Full story: Student senators pass ‘Baby Changing Table’ bill at UNM

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