Police Arrest Suspect of ABQ Muslim Murders |

Police arrest suspect in ABQ Muslim murders

Albuquerque Police and the FBI announced yesterday afternoon that they had arrested 51-year-old Mohammed Syed and charged him with murder in two of the four fatal shootings of Muslim men in the past nine months: Aftab Hussein on July 26 and Mohammed Afzaal Hussein on August 1. APD President Harold Medina said in a press release that detectives will continue to work with the 2nd Judicial District Attorney’s Office on potential charges related to two other murders: the August 5, 2022 murder of Naeem Hussain and the November 7, 2021 murder of Mohammed Zaher Ahmadi. Yesterday, at a press conference with a large number of speakers from law enforcement, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and U.S. Representative Melanie Stansbury said officials received hundreds of leads that eventually led them to Syed. In the remaining two cases, police asked the public to continue to stand out (505-843-DUR) as the suspect continued to investigate his involvement. “We’re going to keep getting all these clues for one reason,” said FBI Special Agent Raul Bujanda, “because there may still be evidence. Someone may still have seen something that keeps us from missing anything as this investigation continues.”

In a criminal complaint filed against Syed last night, during interviews with detectives conducted with a Pashto translator for Syed from Afghanistan, he denied involvement, but said he had known Naeem Hussain since 2016 and “knew Aftab Hussain from parties”. society.” Authorities in yesterday’s news release said they found evidence that Syed “knew the victims to some degree and that an interpersonal conflict may have led to the shootings.” He refused to speculate on reports that he might have committed the murder out of anger. “We have some information about these events,” he said, “but we’re not clear as to whether that was the real cause…it’s really important that we’re still investigating.” said he had seized a large number of firearms; In an interview with the police, Syed said that he was in the special forces in Afghanistan and fought the Taliban. Police records show that he was arrested three times, twice for domestic violence. Albuquerque Magazine reported that hundreds of people gathered at the New Mexico Islamic Center last night and vowed to “stay together” as the community mourned.

NMED filed an administrative complaint against Rust film

The state environmental agency announced yesterday that it has filed an administrative complaint against Rust Movie Productions with the Occupational Health and Safety Investigation Commission. This complaint follows the April 19 excerpts that the Department released after a six-month investigation into the October 21 shooting death. Rust cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and director Joel Souza. In that report, NMED cited the company’s “clear indifference to the known hazards of firearms that result in death, serious injury, and unsafe working conditions on set”, citing the highest citation: Intentional—containing a $136,793 fine that the department now asks the commission to consider. serious quote. Rust Movie Productions objected to the April excerpts, but the parties were unable to reach an agreement during the 90-day administrative review period. According to an NMED news release, the film company will have to submit its response to the commission within 15 days of serving yesterday’s complaint, at which point the commission will schedule a hearing. The environmental department’s action comes after First Forensic District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies said last week that her office has not yet finished its investigation pending extraordinary evidence.

SF Archbishop condemns nuclear weapons

During a Mass and debate to mark the 77th anniversary of the US atomic bombing of Nagasaki last night, Archbishop of Santa Fe John C. Wester prayed for those harmed by the production and use of nuclear weapons: victims of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings; New Mexico’s Trinity Test spoilers; uranium and nuclear weapons workers; and future victims of atomic weapons. He also criticized increased funding for the state’s nuclear labs, such as Los Alamos National Laboratory’s production of plutonium pits. “It is the most critical part of the government’s $2 trillion plan to completely rebuild existing nuclear weapons with new military capabilities and purchase new missiles, submarines and bombers to deliver them, at the expense of the enormous taxpayers,” Wester said. “This is nuclear weapons forever.” The audience followed Wester’s January 2022 pastoral letter urging New Mexicans to work towards nuclear disarmament. It also coincided with a recent joint multi-media investigation by the United States. LA Times and turned ProPublica into “decades of disease in the small communities of Murray Acres and Broadview Acres in northwestern New Mexico” as a result of uranium mining.

COVID-19 in Numbers

reported on August 9

new cases: 572; 598,960 total cases

deaths: nine; There were a total of 332 deaths in Santa Fe County; There were a total of 8,297 deaths statewide. statewide hospitalizations: 179. Patients using ventilators: 11th

Case rates: According to the state health department’s most recent report on geographic trends for the seven-day period August 1-7, Roosevelt County had the highest daily incidence rate per 100,000 population: 73.9, followed by Quay County at 61.3 and McKinley County at 57.9. ; Santa Fe County’s case rate continues to decline, to 34, down from 42.2 the previous week. The state recorded a statewide total of 5,274 cases over the seven-day period – a decrease of approximately 16% from the previous week, based on reported cases.

Community levels: Eight New Mexico states have “red” or high levels for the seven-day reporting period (map updates Thursday), according to the CDC’s latest update for COVID-19 “community levels,” a framework that combines case rates with hospital measurements. ). Santa Fe County remains “yellow” or medium. Seven counties have “green” or low levels. The community levels site has relevant recommendations at the bottom of the page. CDC also provides a quarantine and isolation calculator.

resources: Vaccination record; Amplifier record free at home rapid antigen tests; Report a positive COVID-19 test result yourself to the health department; Covid-19 treatment information: oral treatments Paxlovid (12+ years) and Molnupiravir (18+ years); and monoclonal antibody therapies. Toolkit for immunocompromised individuals. People seeking treatment without a medical provider can call NMDOH’s COVID-19 hotline at 1-855-600-3453. Vaccines for children: Parents of children aged 6 months to 5 years can now make an appointment for vaccinations at VaccineNM.org.

You can read SFR’s full coverage of COVID-19 here.


Science/health radio show Pulse He studies recycling, including attempts by people like Santa Fe resident Shirley Knarr to minimize what ends up in the landfill. Knarr has personally been recycling since the 1970s and is determined to find ways to use items that aren’t allowed in recycling bins: “I think most of our community is very recycling conscious and frustrated that they can’t recycle more than they can,” he says. . She is also a member of Eldorado 285 Recycles in New Mexico, a group that collects and redistributes non-recyclable items such as pens and rubber bands. “A friend’s son calls us re-psychos,” says organizer Karen Sweeney. Pulse.

Santa Fe local

Santa Fe earns a point best lifeThe list of “Top 10 Cities to Visit in the USA for Architecture Lovers” comes in at number 7. , designer, writer and host I’m Moving to Italy! podcast tells best life. “If you want to feel like you’ve stepped through a portal into another dimension, this city is for you. Not only is this city home to some of the country’s most talented artists, the Pueblo and Greek Revival architectural styles found here also speak their own language.” (Here’s a little info on Santa Fe architecture). Meanwhile, Boston took first place, but Santa Fe beat New York. Speaking of Santa Fe architecture, this story tells us that the Friends of Santa Fe Architecture tell people about their favorite Santa Fe landmarks, areas, buildings, etc. It reminded me of the “Spaces Speak” map, where you can read his posts about.

green chile every day

We read the story (not listed in any particular order) about a Colorado native who swore to eat green chile every day for a year: 1. It appeared in Denver’s weekly newspaper. Westword, a publication we love; and 2. See if New Mexico will accept Will Dozier’s chile commitment. It certainly is. First off, Dozier’s “go to” place in Denver is Adobo, owned by former New Mexico resident Blaine Baggao. Dozier got married in Santa Fe and served green chile apple pies at his wedding from the Chili Line Depot in Tres Piedras. In fact, he and his wife eat one of the pies on their anniversary every year—Deb and Gill Grades, owners of Chili Line, actually took the cake to Dozier and his wife in 2020 (Dozier seems less keen to pop in a bottle of green chile wine) in New Mexico. took). Despite the key role that New Mexico absolutely must play in the life of any chile addict, Dozier refuses to take sides in the New Mexico/Colorado chile wars. “I like it if it has green chile in it,” she says. Westword. “I get it, people love competition, but there’s room for everyone’s suffering. There’s no bad chile. There’s just better chile.” More correct words.

it will rain again

Today is mostly sunny, high near 85 degrees, some showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon with a 50% chance of precipitation. The National Weather Service estimates that these storms can produce heavy rain, with a 30% chance of additional scattered showers and thunderstorms this evening.

Thank you for reading! Word found it Atlantic letter from a clinical psychiatrist Condemning idleness during the holidays (as a conduit for misery-inducing introspection) is quite amusing and potentially persuasive.

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