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Why Violence Persists in New Mexico's Indigenous Border Towns

One March night last year, two teenagers briefly sneaked away from a hotel party in Albuquerque, New Mexico, intent on murdering a Native American homeless man before returning to the festivities. Surveillance footage showed 50-year-old Ronnie Ross running in the early morning as gunfire flashed behind him. According to police, the teens had shot Ross 12 times, and later admitted to doing it “for fun.”


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