Nicole Chavez, Nate Gentry

A look at anti-crime measures proposed in New Mexico

FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2015, file photo, Nicole Chavez, left, mother of a teen killed in a drive-by shooting, listens while New Mexico House Majority Leader Nate Gentry, R-Albuquerque, speaks about proposed legislation to punish repeat violent offenders, in Albuquerque, N.M. A slate of proposed tough-on-crime measures brought in reaction to shootings, a spate of assaults and a homicide rate in Albuquerque that increased by 53 percent in 2015 has become a major focal point of the 30-day legislative session that began this week in Santa Fe. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras, File)SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A push is underway in New Mexico to lengthen prison terms and let judges deny bail. The agenda is reminiscent of a wave of 1990s anti-crime laws that some states are now reversing.

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