Albuquerque is in the throes of an armed robbery epidemic, but police, prosecutors and business leaders have joined forces to fight back. “We’re not sitting on our hands, nor are we wringing our hands,” said Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry. Berry and District Attorney Raúl Torrez, together with business leaders, are working on strategies that range from making businesses and their employees less vulnerable to overhauling how police and prosecutors do their jobs.
There is some down side in New Mexico’s criminal justice system for using a gun to commit a crime. But not much of one. “In the state system, there are no real consequences for a felon having a gun,” said District Attorney Raúl Torrez, a former federal prosecutor. “State prosecution is seen as an empty threat.”Torrez, who took office Jan. 1, is placing a priority on prosecuting offenders if they are a convicted felon who used a firearm.
Karl Benedict found himself staring down the barrels of two handguns. He had stopped at a Smith’s grocery store on Academy NE near Wyoming on his way to work the morning of May 11 to pick up ice cream for a co-worker’s birthday party at the University of New Mexico, where he is an associate professor and director of Research Data Services. Benedict had parked his oversize pickup truck in an isolated area away from the store and the cars of other shoppers.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".