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Several family members of men shot and killed by Albuquerque police want the city to cancel a national police-shooting competition it’s hosting next month, calling the event insensitive to the relatives of those who have been killed.
About 20 people gathered on Civic Plaza Wednesday evening to protest the Albuquerque Police Pistol Combat Tournament and the National Police Shooting Championship, coming to Albuquerque from Sept. 10 to 18. Several people spoke on the plaza and then took the elevator to Mayor Richard Berry’s office, where they hoped
to deliver a letter that asked Berry to cancel the competition, which is organized by the National Rifle Association.