Sunday, October 3, 2010
It has been more than 1 1/2 years since the skeletal remains of 11 women were discovered buried in shallow graves on a mesa in Albuquerque, N.M. Some of the victims' families say police and the media haven't paid enough attention to the killings.
A local protest band called the Raging Grannies headlined a demonstration on a recent Saturday morning in front of police headquarters in downtown Albuquerque.
Brightly colored women's dresses tied to pink crosses fluttered above the 80 or so people who showed up. Demonstrators called for police to step up their investigation into who killed nearly a dozen women in the city.
"What p - - - - - me off the most is apathy," said Donna Roe, director of a local youth advocacy organization. "It's killing the people we love, the people I've worked with."