Albuquerque mailman condemned after utilizing TikTok to humiliate folks in Worldwide District
“You can be assured that this alleged incident will be fully investigated and that the postal service will take all appropriate measures,” he added.
The videos showed women falling out of their clothes and struggling to walk. The others show people going through a medical episode or sleeping on the sidewalk.
Community members told KOB 4 that the videos could cause further problems for the region.
Street Safe New Mexico, a local nonprofit that helps women on the street, said it knew at least one of the women in the video.
“The videos on TikTok were unsettling,” said Christine Barber, the group’s executive director.
“The video shows that there is already a culture that supports looking at people on the street and saying they are being laughed at and then laughter turns into cruelty and cruelty becomes deadly,” she added.
Others worry about the stereotypes the videos represent.
“Allowing them to make derogatory comments or make fun of our community enables the continued divestment that sustains these kinds of conditions,” said Reyna Luz Juarez, a community organizer in the international district.
KOB 4 addressed the area’s elected leaders, Alderman Pat Davis and County Commissioner Adriann Barboa. Neither of them wanted to comment on the videos.
Mayor Tim Keller also did not respond when asked. However, a city spokesman sent the following statement:
Most of us will need support at some point in our lives, and family and community services provide a safety net if that happens. Every single member of our community is important and our team is ready to offer compassion, support, and connection to service when needed. Anyone who does not have access to services such as food and staples, mental health resources, shelter, shelter, or rental assistance can contact cabq.gov/family on 311 or learn more.
According to the USPS, customers can report concerns and complaints to the United States Postal Service at 1 800-275-8777.