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Latino Teen Is Being Charged As An Adult For Allegedly Throwing Rocks At A Cop During An Anti-Trump Protest

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The Albuquerque Police Department have made three arrests so far in connection with the violent protests that broke out at a Donald Trump rally last month. One of the three detained is 14-year-old Marcus Griego, who is now being charged as an adult for allegedly throwing rocks at a cop during the protest.


Marcus Griego, 14, is one of three people arrested in connection with the anti-Trump protests in Albuquerque, N.M.

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Donald Trump held a rally at the Albuquerque (N.M) Convention Center on May 24. Hundreds showed up to protest.


The protests, which started as a peaceful gathering, quickly turned violent.

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There were reports of police officers being injured during the altercations. Rocks were thrown at officers and people attacked police cars and horses as the protest raged on.


ABQ PD claims that the 14-year-old threw rocks at the officer.

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Albuquerque Police Department spokesperson Celina Espinoza told KQRE, “The commander actually witnessed Marcus throw a rock directly and hit the sergeant that was standing next to him.” After the rock was thrown, police confronted Griego, taking this picture and claiming that he laughed off the situation.


During a June 2 press conference, Albuquerque Police Commander Donovan Olvera said they wanted to lead Griego down the right path instead of making an example out of him.

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Olvera called Griego out by name in the press conference, offering some insight into what the Albuquerque Police Department thought should be done with a 14-year-old involved in the protest.

“We are working hard with Mr. Griego and his family to not only show him that his acts were wrong, but I feel, and the department feels, that he’s young enough to learn that what he did was wrong,” Olvera told the press. “Our goal is to lead him to the right path in hopes of bettering himself, still dealing with the consequences of what he did, but better understanding the roles of the police department.”


But the district attorney’s office had a different goal in mind, according to KRQE. They charged Griego with two felony counts of aggravated battery and will seek to try him as an adult.

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“NOTICE OF INTENT TO INVOKE ADULT SENTENCE: The State of New Mexico, through Vince Martinez, Children’s Court Attorney, hereby gives notice, pursuant to N.M.S.A. §32A-2-20(A) 1978, of its intent to seek an adult sentence in the matter and to have this matter presented for indictment or preliminary hearing,” the court filing read.


After the DA’s office made its announcement, the Albuquerque Police Department reiterated its wish to help rather than make an example of Griego.

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Rather than being tried as an adult, APD has expressed interest in having Griego spend more time with the police department. APD spokesperson Espinoza told KRQE that they would like the boy to participate in ride-alongs or help out with the police horse stables.


Even Griego’s attorney, Tom Clear, was blindsided by the DA’s decision to try his client as an adult.

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“Certainly to ask for a $20,000 cash-only bond would indicate a different scenario than one where they’re not trying to destroy this child,” Clear told KRQE.

Griego is currently in a juvenile detention facility. The judge in the case has set a $10,000 bond or surety before he could be released to await trial. For its part, the Bernalillo County District Attorney’s Office, who’s prosecuting the case, told Mitú that they don’t comment on cases involving juveniles.


(H/T: KRQE)


READ: Anti-Trump Protest In Orange County Got So Chaotic 17 People Were Arrested

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