5 Things You Need to Know Before You GoJune 24th, 2014 at 6:00 am by Mary Ann Hatchitt under 5 Things, Latest Posts, Morning Show
5. Internationally, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in Iraq, for a second day, trying to negotiate a peace deal between three warring factions, the Sunnis, Shiites and Kurds.
A few groups of U.S. Special Forces have boots on ground in Iraq to observe the fighting and determine whether air strikes would help stop it.
4. Some immigrants, who’ve come to the US illegally, may be housed in Artesia, New Mexico before they’re deported. It’s part of an ongoing nationwide debate. New Mexico Congressman Steve Pearce (R) says 700 immigrants will stay at Artesia’s Law Enforcement Training Center. Some in Artesia are opposed to the idea, other’s don’t care. You can weigh in here on KRQE.com.
3. It turns out the Española teenager shot and killed by city police earlier this month had a cap gun. Officers shot and killed 16 year old Victor Villalpando after they say he called 911, and reported a suspicious person who was armed, then described himself. Investigators say Villalpando pointed the cap gun at officers, so they shot him.
2. The American Civil Liberties Union is asking questions about whether APD violated its own policy. The latest controversy stems from the presence of undercover officers among the crowd of people protesting APD last weekend. The department is supposed to videotape people only when they think a crime has been committed. APD is not supposed to do surveillance based on politics and unpopular causes.
1. It’s going to be another hot one, mostly sunny with a high near 87. Southwest wind 5 to 15 mph becomes southwest in the morning. Tonight it’ll be mostly clear with a low around 60 and a southwest wind of 5 to 10mph becoming southeast after midnight.