This week on New Mexico in Focus, filmmakers Michael Miller and Geri Lynn Weinstein-Matthews stop by to talk about their documentary, "Justice Denied," screening at the Albuquerque Film and Media Experience. The film features military sexual trauma survivor Michael Matthews, who will also be in-studio.
Additionally, the Line opinion panel takes a look at the Supreme Court decision upholding laws that allow states to collect DNA samples from people arrested for certain crimes. New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez filed a brief supporting the law in the federal case. In 2006, New Mexico became one of the first states to collect DNA from those arrested but not convicted of certain crimes. Currently, all felony arrestees in New Mexico have their DNA collected.
The program airs Friday nights at 7 p.m. on channel 5.1 and On Ch. 9.1, Saturdays at 5 p.m. It appears online at NMiF shortly thereafter. There are no repeats this week.
• Michael Miller, the co-director of "Justice Denied"
• Geri Lynn Weinstein-Matthews, the co-director of "Justice Denied"
• Michael Matthews, Military Sexual Trauma Survivor
• Dede Feldman, former New Mexico State Senator
• Dan Foley, former New Mexico House Republican Whip
• Sophie Martin, editor-in-chief, New Mexico Law Review
• Rob Nikolewski, New Mexico Watchdog
• Megan Kamerick
• Gene Grant, Weekly Alibi columnist
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