Community Connection – Las Cruces Chamber Ballet – Kevin Self



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In this next Community Connection, we meet with the Artistic Director of the Las Cruces Chamber Ballet: Kevin Self. Kevin tells us about how he got into Ballet, how long he’s been doing ballet and talks about the Chamber Ballet’s longest major production, The Nutcracker.

Cities: Skylines – Las Cruces (part 21) Botanical Garden + Observatory + finishing up Los Algodones



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BOWLING ALLEY MASSACRE IN LAS CRUCES 20 YEARS LATER



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Almost 20 years later, not everyone remembers the Las Cruces bowling alley massacre, which is considered the worst crime the community has ever seen. But reminding people of the incident brings chills to people. It hurts, it hurts, said survivor Melissia Repass to emergency dispatch. It hurts? OK, Melissia I’ve got an ambulance and police officer en route, responded dispatch. Another lucky survivor was Ida Holguin who was the bowling alleys cook, in the wrong place at the wrong time. I was supposed to work at night time, but I changed the schedule and I put myself for the daytime, said Holguin. On the morning of Feb. 10, 1990, seven people, from staff to family and friends, were inside the bowling alley when two men walked in. Holguin was in the kitchen preparing food. He said this is a hold up come with me, said Holguin. The men took Holguin and pushed her into the business office with six others. The men stole an estimated $5,000 from the safe and the assassinations then began. They told us to get to the corner and so we all did, said Holguin. Then they told us to put our heads downthen they just started shooting us. All seven victims were shot execution style and Holguin was hit with several shots. I did feel the one when they shot me in the head, I did feel that one, she said. I was dying with my own blood, I was drowning. Repass was miraculously able to call police moments after the men ran off. They told me to get down and they shot me five times, she said to dispatch. “The bullet’s in my head.” Tell me how many people were shot? asked dispatch. 1,2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. Seven people are hurt, she said. Twenty-six-year-old Steven Teran, 13-year-old Amy Hauser and 6-year-old Paula Holguin (no relation to Ida) died instantly. Two-year-old Valerie Teran died at the hospital. They had never seen a crime of this magnitude and the city wasn’t ready for it, said Detective Mark Myers of the Las Cruces Police Department. Myers is currently in charge of the case and said very little was preserved from the original crime scene that could be used DNA-wise today. Would we have had some more tools to throw at the investigation? Some more resources to throw at the investigation? Absolutely. Does that mean we would solve it today? I don’t know, said Myers. There are the only sketches of what the men may have looked like and, so far, no one or any database has been able to recognize the faces. You had two individuals that put some thought into what they were doing, said Myers. But did they ever tell their secret to someone else? Since crime scene evidence has not come through, Myers hopes that may be the key to crack the case. I think some day someone’s going to gather the courage up to say, all right, it’s time, I need to get what I know off my chest, he said. And after sustaining three shots including one to the head, Holguin bravely tells her survivor story. But she, like the rest of the community, wants more. I hope that one day they do find them, I think I’ll be so happy, I really will be, said Holguin. The frightening story of that day has now found its way to the big screen, and beginning Wednesday, you can watch a full-length documentary film called A Nightmare In Las Cruces. Click on the links mentioned section of this Web site for show times.

Las Cruces PD and SWAT arrest man for Warrant 08/27/2015 Part 1



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Milks Badge #863

Las Cruces PD and SWAT arrest man for warrants in Buena Vida Apartments on La Fonda Drive. Officer Milks #863 can be seen hustling around. He seems to be really taking care of the scene and was quite polite even though he was carrying an assault rifle
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Apartment manager was rude when I got to the scene and didn’t let me film on her property. She is the one lady wearing sunglasses leaning on the black car. Even when I was on a public sidewalk she sent her landscaper to tell me to move. I had to explained to him that I was fine where I was at.

PART 2:

NM Police Officers Slam Inmate Into Wall, Floor | Caught on CCTV | Las Cruces Cops Attack Video



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NM Police Officers Slam Inmate Into Wall, Floor | Caught on camera (CCTV) | Las Cruces Cops Attack

A New Mexico man is planning to sue after he says two police officers beat him so severely in a jail cell that he had to spend several days in a hospital’s intensive care unit.

Russ Flynn was arrested Dec. 23 after allegedly threatening a neighbor and ignoring officers’ commands at the scene. He was placed in handcuffs and put in a jail cell.

A surveillance camera (security) shows Flynn kicking the jail cell door and talking back to officers. Two officers then entered the cell. What happened next is at the heart of Flynn’s lawsuit.

“It’s absolutely shocking,” said Flynn’s attorney, Christopher Cardenas. “It was a vicious attack on Mr. Flynn. Mr. Flynn was handcuffed. He was already in police custody. So he was posing no threat to the officers.”

No one at the Las Cruces Police Department would talk with the media, but one of the officers described the incident in a written report. The officer says Flynn hit his own head and back against the wall and that the officers kicked him with their knees to distract Flynn from grabbing an officer’s belt.

The report also says Flynn pinned an officer between himself and the wall at one point.

“The report by the officer doesn’t exactly follow what was recorded in the video. As a matter of fact, the officer seems to be shifting as much blame to Mr. Flynn as possible,” Cardenas said.

Cardenas says Flynn was in the ICU for days with a fractured skull and other injuries. The attorney sent a notice to the city of Las Cruces that they intend to sue for $12.5 million.

“There needs to be repercussions for that. Otherwise, what will end up occurring is these situations will be repeated because there will be no punishment,” Cardenas said.

A man is suing officers who he says beat him while he was being held at the Las Cruces Police Department
A man is suing officers who he says beat him while he was being held at the Las Cruces Police Department.

WRAL reports that Russ Flynn was being held Dec. 23 after allegedly threatening a neighbor and for ignoring officers’ commands at the scene. He was placed in handcuffs and put in a cell.

In the video now made public, Flynn is seen kicking the jail cell’s door and talking back to officers. Two officers then enter the cell and shove him back against the wall, prompting a struggle.

The officers strike Flynn with their knees, swing him around into the wall again and finally throw him to the floor. Flynn is in cuffs during the entire incident. Once Flynn is on the floor, the officers pick him up and set him on one of the cell’s benches.

A written report by one of the officers states that Flynn hit his own head and back against the wall, and that the knee kicks were to distract Flynn from grabbing an officer’s belt.

The report also said Flynn pinned an officer between himself and the wall at one point, which doesn’t match what’s shown in the video.

Flynn was in the ICU for days with a fractured skull and other injuries. His attorney sent a notice to the city of Las Cruces that they intend to sue for $12.5 million.

“There needs to be repercussions for that. Otherwise, what will end up occurring is these situations will be repeated because there will be no punishment,” said Flynn’s attorney, Christopher Cardenas. (full hd video)

inmate slammed to ground by LCPD
A Las Cruces man is suing the city after being hospitalized with a skull fracture after two officers with the Las Cruces Police Department used force on him.

The incident happened Dec. 23, after Ross Flynn was arrested for allegedly threatening a neighbor and ignoring officers’ commands.

Surveillance video from his jail cell shows him talking back to officers and then kicking the cell door.

Officers Richard Garcia and Danny Salcido open the cell and slam Flynn into the wall and onto the floor.

In a written report, Garcia stated, “I did go over to the male subject and advised him he need to sit down or he would be handcuffed to the bench.”

According to the report, Flynn did not comply.

Garcia wrote, “I grabbed onto the male subject and started walking him back where he started to pull away. He was walked back all the way where he did hit his back and head against the wall.”

In a separate written report, Salcido wrote, “Mr. Flynn continued to tell me that he didn’t want to have any problems with us but (was) willing to cooperate as much as possible. However, his attitude and his behavior showed otherwise.”

Salcido wrote, “As soon as we opened the door, Officer Garcia and I immediately grabbed Mr. Flynn to move him back and sit him against the bench and handcuff him to the bench. As we attempted to do so Mr. Flynn then began resisting, pushing us back and not allowing us.”

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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Las Cruces | Review HD



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Suspicious Person Getting checked on by Las Cruces PD



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Milks Badge #863

Milks is everywhere in Las Cruces, NM. At least he seems to be a decent cop. I still wouldn’t recommend telling him too much though.

This was a checkup on a suspicious person. Fortunately they let the guy go.

One cop (not Milks) didn’t seem to appreciate me being there. He slowly drove towards me after everyone else left. I think I’ve seen/recorded him before. I’ll have too look back at my videos.