The Piercing Truth
This is right from the dictionary and seems to describe Albuquerque, Berry and Schultz. Fascism (f ash ,izem) noun An authoritarian right wing system of government and/or social organization. (in general use) extreme right wing, authoritarian, chauvinistic and/or intolerant views or practices. Fascism tends to include a belief in the supremacy of one group over another, national, ethnic, especially social strata or monetarily; a contempt for democracy, an insistence on obedience to a powerful leader, and a strong demagogic approach. Compliments of one of our Eyes
Sep 20, 2017
The scent of Santolina has now entered the mayor’s race… Contradictory politics, flip flopping, and two faced politics that has reached new depths.. We connect the dots on the political attacks on Tim Keller.
Folks, Santolina is a perennial genus of chamomile plant that was introduced to this area in 1952 from the Mediterranean. It thrives in a barren, infertile, environments that are well drained, and it lives close to the ground, spreading rapidly. Sound familiar? Because it is a metaphor for what is going on in our community.
For the last eight years large businesses owned by connected individuals have been thriving through political connections, while the poor in this state have been suffering while being drained. The current administration is a perfect example of this, with their slimy no bid contracts, and Berry hooking up his construction and developer friends as in the Albuquerque Rapid Transit Project. While all of this has been going on, we have been trying hard to connect the dots, put faces to those responsible, and outline exactly what is going on, so the filth is exposed to the light.
While all of this is going on forked tongued, politicians in sheep clothing have been portraying themselves as operating in the interests of the citizens, while attacking those who actually have a track record of exposing corruption and truly wanting to do good without enriching themselves.
After years of writing, and exposing behind the scene dealings, pointing out illegalities in the actions of city and government officials, and linking the work of others with the intel we have gathered, that closes the gap on exactly what is going on, and why… this may without a doubt be the most important story we have ever written.
The question exists… WOULD YOU WALK AWAY FROM $8,000,000,000, and just what would you do to insure your investment in something that could bring you that kind of money? Please read this with an open mind, and you do the math. We are just going to provide the intel.
THE BEGINNING OF THE SANTOLINA DRAMA AND THE PLAYERS
Western Albuquerque Land Holdings has been seeking approval of a Planned Communities Master Plan, called the ‘Santolina Master Plan’ in SW Bernalillo County.The area is about 13,851 acres, and is bound by I40 to the north, 118th Street and the escarpment open space to the east, the Pajarito Mesa to the south, and the area adjacent to the Rio Puerco Valley on the west. Along with access from I40, the property is can be reached from several roadways, including Central Avenue, Dennis Chavez Boulevard, Atrisco Vista Boulevard, and 118th Street. In June, 2015, the Bernalillo County Board of Commissioners adopted the Santolina Level A Master Plan for the entire 13,700-acre property. It is a sprawl development.
Jeff Garrett, of Garrett Development Corporation is the asset manager for Western Albuquerque Land holdings, and owns the land that would become Santolina.
The Law firm representing Santolina is the Rodney Law Firm. The four lawyers there working for the Santolina Plan are John Salazar, Richard Minzer, Justin Horowitz, and Robert Lucero.
Bohannon Huston is the engineering firm hired by Santolina for the construction project, and the CEO of this firm is Brian Burnett.
THE POLITICAL ATTACKS BEGAN
During the 2016 Bernalillo County Commissioner election the Santolina project became the main topic, and candidates were viciously attacked by interest groups connected to a political action comittee called New Mexicans for New Mexico (NMNM). Steven Michael Quezada won this election. The Albuquerque Free Press did a story covering this, and the Treasurer of that PAC was Donna Madrid. Donna claimed in that article that she wanted to elect someone who would bring jobs as seen in this quote.
“I’m tired of those with good jobs saying we don’t need jobs in our community. Why Santolina funds? I know Santolina wants leaders who are job friendly, so I asked for them to contribute to help candidates that I want to create jobs.”
Remember this, because it is just one example of where ones words do not correspond to their actions, or to a feasible plan.
You can read the Free Press story here:
ABQ FREE PRESS SANTOLINA ENTERS COUNTY COMMISSIONER RACE STORY LINK
The New Mexico Political Report also did stories on this and you can see them below…
NEW MEXICO POLITICAL REPORT SANTOLINA STORY #1 LINK
NEW MEXICO POLITICAL REPORT SANTOLINA PAC CONTRIBUTIONS STORY LINK
Please read the above articles and all links posted, because it will reinforce your understanding as we go along.
As the Santolina Building plan moves through approval phases, we are now moving to elect a new Mayor in one of the most important mayors, races we have ever seen in this city, and now the attacks are coming again. While everyone has been distracted by the infighting with the Republicans, the real treachery is going down right in front of everyone's faces. Those responsible have just used variations of their names to conceal, their connections, but we found out who they are, and it is not good. You see, this is why the populace are considered sheep. This is why most politicians are able to manipulate people. This is why they are arrogant.
Just as many citizens, employees, and others are crossing party lines to get the best candidate elected, the Democrats seem to be doing something way more dishonorable, and nefarious in the name of money and greed.
SNIPING FROM COVER
Out of the blue last week a political attack was launched in the form of an ad attacking Mayoral front runner Tim Keller. This ad was all about his voting for a Bill, that if had passed would have prevented legal complications for local municipalities in reference to enforcing sex offender laws.
The state AG favored the bill, saying that failing to pass, it could result in local governments adopting exclusionary zones restrictions that could open them up to legal challenges.
The Sex Offender Management Board, responsible for making recommendations to the state Sentencing Commission for managing sex offenders, supported the bill too. The general consensus was that “Imposing blanket restrictions has had a destabilizing impact in every jurisdiction where it has been implemented, and most experts believe that it is dangerous and counterproductive,”
Tim Keller responded to this Political Action Committees attempt to manipulate and defraud the public with the below statement…..
“As a father of two young children, it is absolutely offensive to suggest that I would let anyone harm our kids, let alone make life easier for those who do,” Keller said in a news release. “What the attacks don’t tell you is that as a senator, I fought for and passed the nation’s strongest sex offender laws to date, and as auditor have been a champion for public safety and tackling the rape kit backlog.
Since then, several victim groups have come out to support Keller, and denounce the attack as a bogus, baseless, and without merit. This attempt backfired in the faces of those responsible, as seen in the below quote.
“[Tim] is a champion for sexual assault survivors. He is focused on public safety and ensuring accountability among the agencies responsible for fixing the problem.” - Connie Monahan, statewide coordinator for SANE and co-chair of the state Sexual Assault Evidence Kits Memorial Task Force.
WHERE THE SNIPER CONNECTIONS ORIGINATE
Sometimes you just have to watch the smiling guy in the corner a little closer. When there is utter chaos in a cutthroat race, and you are number two or three, and you are just sitting there giving the perception that your hands are cleaner than the Virgin Mary, you just have to think… Why? When Dan Lewis and Wayne Johnson are kicking the piss out of each other daily, along with going at their democratic rivals, Brian Colon has been a little quiet. But what we say is why be quiet when you are number two or three. It just defies tactics…. UNLESS an unconventional third party is willing to do your work for you in order to keep your hands clean, and this is where you need to pay attention.
BACK AZIMUTH DETECTION TECHNIQUE, AND THE VALUE IN MULTIPLE REFERENCE POINTS TO COME TO ONE POINT OF ORIGIN
There is a technique used to identify an enemy snipers position, called the back azimuth detection technique, where one inserts a dowel, or rod into the bullet hole, noting the angle of trajectory to estimate the range, then recording it’s reverse azimuth to determine the direction from which the shot was fired.
As Keller was attacked by what turned out to be a benign add, that was eventually snuffed out by the truth, because of it’s trumped dramatics, and lies that could have swayed those uneducated on the true reason the bill was voted for, we looked at just who launched this add, did some digging and investigative work, and found out it was launched by a Political Action Committee called MAKE ALBUQUERQUE SAFE. This PAC, like the one (NMNM) in the BernCo Commissioners election popped up just as quickly, and suspiciously launching attacks before anyone knew who they were or who was donating to them. That was until now.
Make Albuquerque Safe was formed on 8/29/17. The Treasurer is none other than Donna Taylor… Donna Madrid-Taylor. The same Donna that used her Madrid last name for the NMNM PAC that attacked anti-Santolina County Commission Candidates.
Donna Madrid-Taylor is listed as a paralegal for the Jason Alarid Law firm. The monkey business here that raised our suspicions was when we found out that a possible relative of Alarid, Vanessa Alarid, is a lobbyist that was hired by Barclays Bank of London to sell Santolina to us all through our politicians. She is the primary lobbyist for Santolina. Not only that, but Vanessa Alarid is married to Antonio “Moe” Maestas who is a Democratic member of New Mexico State House of Representatives. And do you want to guess what district Moe represents? You don’t have to, because we’ll tell you. Moe represents District 16 which covers the West Mesa of Albuquerque. Why use two last names… unless you do not want people to pick up on the connections? Just our thoughts.
Notice the two different last names on her career networking profiles below....
Moe and Vanessa...
The Albuquerque Free Press AGAIN did another article on the impact of Santolina fiscally on Albuquerque, and we advise you to read it below:
ABQ FREE PRESS FOOLS GOLD SANTOLINA STORY
Is this the motivation behind the attacks on Keller? We think so.
The connections just don’t end there. Back in 2007 Brian Colon decided to run for Chairman of the Democratic State Committee against Michael Olguin. Governor Richardson appeared to remain neutral in support, but Brian colon made no bones about two things back then…..
Being very proud of raising $56,000 for Richardson’s campaign at the Sandia Casino, and being what he called himself… The New Generation of Democrat, which is another name for progressive. He was also supported by the progressive wing of the political party, and was heavily aligned with Antonio Moe Maestas. There ya go people.
Joe Monahan did an article on this and you can read the details there…
JOE MONAHAN'S BRIAN COLON DEMOCRATIC COMMITEE STORY LINK
DEMOCRATS BETRAYING DEMOCRATS VIA THIRD PARTY SNIPERS FOR BIG MONEY CORPORATE DEVELOPER INTERESTS AGAIN
If you look at what we have here it is people claiming to be Democrats, looking out for jobs for people, but who are only in it for the short run to make a profit, and they could care less about the long term. Is taking water away from out South Valley people looking out for Albuquerque? Read the below article from Las Acequias…..
LAS ACEQUIAS SOUTH VALLEY SANTOLINA THREAT STORY LINK
Some of contributors to the NMNM PAC were below:
Rodey Law firm gave $25,000
Jeff Garrett of Western ABQ Land Holdings LLC Gave $5,000
Bohannon Huston CEO gave $10,000
The above are all democrats, or democratically affiliated. The difference here is that Colon Supports Santolina, but Keller does not. People connected to Colons political friends are behind the attacks coming at Keller…. All over sprawling developer interests.
We hear that Colon expects support from those he does things for, and we are sure this goes the other way too, but this is just plain disturbing.
Colon has claimed that he was not involved in any of the things, or the investigation into former governor Richardson’s pay to play investigation, and that he was never even interviewed, but he was the Democratic Committee Chair Person during the time in question, and he was not the one who called for an investigation either. Let's see him try to flip flop again, like he did with firing police chief Eden, when it comes time to make his stance, since people have accused Keller of being an extreme Progressive when in all actuality he is very grounded and willing to just do the right thing.
As we see it, Brian Colon is in a very sticky situation here as Santolina interests infest this election as it did the BernCo. election last year, with the same characters behind the shenanigans.
He is in an even stickier one after seeing the below video.
If 40,000 $200,000 homes are built in Santolina, that amounts to $8,000,000.
You do the math. We know the motivation.
SELLING OUT THE BARRIO
Here is the deal folks. Brian Colon is benefitting from an attack ad being driven by Santolina supporters and personal friends of his. While everyone seems to be distracted by the fights between Lewis and Johnson, the real fact is that the Colon camp has come at Keller with a knife.
And we thought Berry was bad…
THIS IS A PUBLIC SERVICE MESSAGE FROM YOUR FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD EYE.
Sep 17, 2017
We would like to take a break from our usual topics today in order to let everyone who has not already heard know that the KRQE news chopper suffered a fatal crash today, north of Carrizozo at 4:30AM. Pilot Bob Martin was piloting the chopper. Friends family and co-workers of Bob are devastated. We would like to extend our condolences to everyone, and urge all to keep Bob and the above mentioned in your thoughts prayers and actions. We are very sorry for your loss.
Sep 13, 2017
“I like chicken a lot because chicken is generous - that is to say, it's obedient. It will do whatever you tell it to do.” Maya AngelouWell folks, we here at the Eye are just flabbergasted. The hits just keep coming. We did not know there was some kind of Homosexual agenda going on. You see, we are all human beings, and most of our agendas are to survive, and be free from attacks, prejudice, hostility or ignorance, based on our ethnicity, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, or disability. That includes the survival, and fair treatment of our families, friends and everyone around us. We here at the Eye take that one step further by dealing with the bullies who attack people base on the above categories, or for that matter attack, and bully ANYONE in our own special way.
We have seen the smiling faces of candidates who put up fronts in our lifetimes during election time, in order to get what they want, while at times knowing the truth about how these people really are, but this election may just pan out to be most epic in that category. There was recently an article written about Dan Lewis in the Albuquerque Journal titled Pastor: Lewis won’t support homosexual agenda. This article discusses Legacy Church’s endorsement of Dan Lewis for mayor by the church pastor Steve Smotherman. The article came with a quote stating “I wholeheartedly support Dan Lewis for mayor. He’s the one true believer in the race, and could never in anyway support the homosexual agenda,” Smothermon posted on his Instagram account recently. “He will bring business to our city and he will reduce crime.” WTF IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN? You can see the article here:
JOURNAL LEGACY CHURCH PASTOR ARTICLE LINK
Newsflash for you shitweeds… There are millions of LGBT business owners, executives, investors, and workers who do not want to live in a place where turds think like this, or is governed by a mayor who says one thing, and does the other behind their backs.
Maybe Dan and Steve would like to chime in, and explain what their concept of a “homosexual agenda” is, because it appears we are seeing the real Dan Lewis come out in these gaffs, flubs, and slip ups.
We all know that the pastor to Legacy Church had supported Berry in his bid to get elected, and is not foreign to a homophobic way of thought, as he demonstrated back in 2012 when he ran his mouth about the governor hiring a gay gentleman to the state Public Regulation Commission as seen here:
2012 LEGACY CHURCH PASTOR ARTICLE
Folks, this does not only just go back starting at 2012. No. This type of thought process comes with piss poor upbringing. The same exact verbiage from 2012 was used in what brought this to light… AGAIN!
Notice how Dan Lewis did not turn down this offer of support, and we have not seen any condemnation of this type of talk either. As a matter of fact, this church is known to be very politically active, and has supported those in this administration. How about that?!? There is another church in this country that thinks like this called Westboro Baptist Church folks. Please tell us we do not have our own little Westboro right here in Albuquerque.
Our question is: What was said between these two to elicit this statement by Smotherman?
HMMMMMMMMM…… WE WONDER.
What say you Dan? Since we are all in a voting state of mind, yay or nay? Come on. It’s a lose lose either way, but this time it’s all your doing, especially with this little gem we snatched off of the interwebs Facebook, as you snubbed Equality New Mexico.
You see, if you are true and honest, there is no pretentiousness, no facade that is put up that we have to see right through. There is no keeping track of your stories. There are no slip ups or insults to the intelligence of those who know better. There is none of this when intentions are honest and pure. Nobody likes to be snubbed, and the last week has spoken volumes. Chickenshit comes to mind when we see good people attacked, and the real personalities behind the politicians come out.
20,000 votes makes one beholden to a hate monger, and if that hate monger wants a hand in politics so much, then he obviously does not understand what separation of church and state is, and needs to pay taxes on all of those tidings.
To our LGBT readers…. Feel free to discuss in the comments section what this agenda stuff is all about with these two clowns. You seem to have them terrified.
Enjoy the campaign tailspin.
From time to time, the Eye puts up guest writings concerning matters important to what is going on. The below writing was submitted by Dennis Maez. In case you do not know Dennis, let us tell you that he was the man, who through his hard work, and commitment to what is right, exposed that his grandson was wrongfully charged in a murder case involving APD. Dennis spent 30 years in law enforcement, and is a well respected, retired federal agent of the Secret Service who retired as a Special Agent In Charge. He is also an Albuquerque business owner.
Below is his opinion on the state of affairs concerning the election, and the plans of our mayoral candidates.
Comparison of the Keller, Colon, Lewis and Johnson crime mitigation plans and APD changes:
I’ve always been a “big picture” guy, and not much for the bits and pieces when it comes to issues. When I was SAIC and ASIC with the feds, I would let the supervisors that worked with me know what the “plan” was, then let them get to work and get it done. I did not micro-manage supervisors, because my thoughts were; if you have to micro-manage the supervisors that work for you, then you probably made a mistake in making them supervisors. But for this little exercise I’m going to get into the weeds, and make some comparisons, then give my two cents on what I think, because I’m the one writing this little gem.
I printed out each “plan” and am going off of what is written on their web sites, and the comments made by each of the four candidates. I don’t spend every waking moment following these guys around like a puppy, so if they’ve added parts to their plan that’s not on their web sites, and stuff I haven’t heard, those additions won’t be included in this little analysis.
The reason I didn’t include Garcia-Holmes, Chaves, Pedrotty and Wheeler-Deichel is because I don’t think they have a realistic chance of making a runoff, much less a first vote win. I’ve only commented on parts of these plans, that I think are the most important. The reason I did this was to try and focus the conversation to what I think is important, which are the issues, and not all the BS about who’s getting what money, and from whom and how. I surely wouldn’t get too wound about the Keller “in kind” issue, because from what I’m told there’s a lot more to come out on that deal, (like his campaign got a legal opinion before they did what they did), and the ethics complainant will have some answering of his own to do soon on some of his contributions. Anyway,,,,,, about the “plans.”
Tim Keller, Dan Lewis and Wayne Johnson have said from the beginning of their campaigns that they will replace the current Chief and Command Staff. Brian Colon, at first said he would wait until he was elected, then meet with Chief Eden before saying he would get a new Chief. Brian told me that he has since met with Chief Eden, and as a result of that meeting he will definitely replace him with a new Chief. Brian’s explanation for his wanting to meet Eden before deciding was sincere, and after hearing his rationale I believe he did the right thing for himself, Brian. Everyone else can make up their own mind on that.
I didn’t see a time frame for a new Chief for Lewis, Johnson or Keller after they were to take office, Colon states that he will hire a new APD Chief within 60 day or taking office.
Manpower & APD staffing:
• Brian Colon’s plan states he will have 1200 sworn APD officers within 30 months of taking office.
• Tim Keller’s plan states he will have 1000 sworn APD officers within 24 months of taking office.
• Wayne Johnson’s plan states “we will need to fully staff the Albuquerque Police Department in order to sustain a secure environment.” There is no time frame given, and the budget now calls for 1000 sworn.
• Dan Lewis plans states he will have a “fully staffed” department. Again, I think that’s 1000 sworn but gave no time frame given.
As much as I’d like to see the APD have 1200 fully trained, highly qualified and highly paid officers the fact is that isn’t going to happen for many years. The goal of 1200 officers seems impossible to attain in 30 months, or 48 months for that matter. With the factors in play that the new Mayor will be dealing with on day one, such as the DOJ, a department in transition until a permanent Chief and Command Staff are on board and functioning, and not having an infrastructure to recruit, hire and train large numbers, having 1200 cops in total within even three years I just don’t think is a reality. Even if there were sufficient numbers of qualified applicants, the police academy isn’t geared at this point to handle and train more than three recruit classes a year, which I believe is their current rate. The average is 30 officers graduating per class. Keep in mind that based on attrition in APD in 2015, and 2016 if the same pattern holds for the next few years, there would need to be 500 officers hired to hit a staffing level of 1200 sworn. For ’15 and ’16 there was a combined total of approximately 150 sworn that left for retirement, other departments, or “other” reasons. If you do the math it just doesn’t seem that Mr. Colon’s goal is realistic.
I looked over his plan, and frankly didn’t see any immediate solutions that would be effective in working to get more cops on the streets immediately. The longer term goals are reasonable like, “Strengthen staffing levels of the Narcotics Unit, Burglary Unit, and Area Command Impact Teams to address unique crime concerns for different parts of the city, including a stronger presence in our schools, and improved safety for Albuquerque women.” Another quote “To be a truly Safe City, the Colón Administration will devote the time, effort, and resources necessary to truly embrace effective community policing in the City of Albuquerque.”
Increasing the detective units is a great idea, but with not enough officers now to handle calls that are stacked up I just don’t see where officers would come from to be able to move more sworn into the detective units, until the PD is fully staffed. I agree with Brian that embracing community policing is necessary, but again, I don’t think this is a viable option until there are enough officers to make community policing an option, now and for the foreseeable future.
Disclaimer- My analysis of Mr. Lewis and his plans are tainted so take it for what every you think it’s worth. The reason my analysis is tainted is simple. Dan Lewis has been a City Councilor for 5-6 years (?) and to me it seems like he just woke up recently and discovered that the City has a crime problem, and the APD has a leadership crisis. Now I know that as a councilor, he called for the replacement of Chief Schultz, and I guess that had merit at the time, but I’m more interested about what he’s done or hasn’t done about the current APD leadership, and to my recollection, he hasn’t called for Eden’s resignation, or a council vote of confidence on either Eden or Berry.
I think any city official who sat on their hands, while the situation has been allowed to get to the stage it is has been a part of the problem, and definitely not a part of the solution past, or in the future. It seems to me Lewis should have been screaming at every council meeting that the ship was sinking, and it needed drastic changes. Maybe he did, and I just didn’t hear about it, but if he did he should have been screaming louder, and banging on the table to get more people’s attention.
Also, the Lewis plan has a couple of things that I think are just plain pandering to the voters. Mr. Lewis states that he will pull all APD officers out of DOJ taskforces until “they (the DOJ) comply with the same CASA requirements APD officers have to comply with.” He thinks the feds should wear body cameras, maybe they should, but good luck with that one. Maybe if Mr. Lewis, and his fellow councilors would have shown more leadership in the past, there wouldn’t have been a need for the CASA requirements in the first place! His response has been, “I’m just a councilor”, my response is, and you should have been a vocal leader screaming about the direction crime was going, and the bad leadership at APD, as well as a councilor. Also, from a practical standpoint, taking APD out of federal task forces doesn’t make sense from a law enforcement standpoint, no matter the reason. That’s just bad policing, period.
This seems to be the ONLY plan that has any immediate solutions for dealing with the current crime problem. The Keller plan has the long term solutions that are similar to the Colon plan, but the short term solutions are more defined, and actually are there.
Some of Keller’s short term solutions:
1. Get rid of the Major rank, and evaluate each non-field services assignment to get more officers in the field. One example he gives is having one civilian, and one sworn PIO only.
2. Add the rank of Corporal and Senior Sergeant, to incentivize officers, and reward senior patrolmen, and long serving Sergeants.
3. Have officers not assigned to Field Services on a rotating basis work in the field, in uniform to supplement Field Services officers, until more cops are hired. This adds immediate numbers or officers in the Field to make sure officers have more security for themselves, and quicker response times to citizen calls. Nothing, nothing is more important than making sure that there are enough street officers, when they are responding to high priority, violent crimes, to cover each other, and not making citizens wait for hours, when they need a police officer.
4. Partner with the other agencies to “develop a multi-agency Safe Streets Task Force for targeting high-crime areas with saturation enforcement. The interim chief should immediately meet with the local heads of federal law enforcement agencies; the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office, the Sandoval County Sheriff’s Office, the Valencia County Sheriff’s Office, and the State Police commands serving central New Mexico. We must recognize that criminals don’t pay attention to jurisdictional boundaries. Our crime problem demands a cross-jurisdictional approach. The more we can coordinate with our local partners, the better positioned we will be to root out organized criminal activity. Cross-jurisdictional collaboration will be a huge force multiplier. If each agency were to assign just two individuals to this task force, and cross-commission officers, they would be able to saturate high-crime hotspots anywhere in the metro area.”
5. More from his plan. “We will enforce quality of life ordinances regarding liter, public defecation, intoxication, vandalism, and others designed to make public spaces safe again. By enforcing what some would consider minor laws, police can establish a proactive presence in troubled neighborhoods, to send a signal to criminals to get out of the area. We will follow up with saturation patrols in all areas on a random basis, which catch criminals off guard. This method seeks to eradicate criminal activity in high priority areas, and will be employed as a near-term strategy to lower crime rates, and make neighborhoods safer, while the department staffs up.”
The folks who say that this philosophy targets minority, and low income citizens should talk to the folks who live in those “low income and minority” neighborhoods. The good folks in those neighborhoods are begging to get more officers in their neighborhoods, to stop the thugs that prey on their lives. Frankly I’m surprised that any Democrat would advocate for what is basically the Broken Windows policy.
My thoughts about Mr. Johnson are similar to those of Mr. Lewis. Where have you been as an elected official Mr. Johnson, did you just notice the problems in the city and with APD? The one thing I will say about Johnson is that he isn’t as off base as Lewis, (in my humble opinion) in some of his long term strategies, but as with Colon, and Lewis I don’t see any immediate “solutions.” The solutions he proposes are to fire Chief Eden, hire more officers and re-negotiate the CASA with the DOJ. Although I do think (and hope) under the new Attorney General the mandate’s put forth by the Obama AG will not be as stringent, but, the policy proposed by Johnson is more of what we currently have with the current Chief and Command Staff at APD. Simply put, an adversarial relationship with the DOJ will only keep the DOJ in ABQ longer. It seems Mr. Johnson wants to keep the bickering and non-compliance between the APD and DOJ going into the future. At least Colon and Keller want to do what is needed to get the DOJ out of the APD, and start moving forward.
This is a comment I put on the Eye’s Facebook page last week dealing with the DOJ:
“I've been around a long time, 30 years active carrying a gun and badge, and I've been around a lot of police departments both in the US and around the World. To this day I still work with police departments around the country and in Latin America as a consultant, and one thing I know for sure, is even with all the problems with this department it still has great officers that go to work every day and want to be able to be professional and protect the public. Every cop I've talked to here in ABQ that want to do the right thing, but, they are demoralized to the point that many are counting the days they can get on with another agency or retire. Comments like those of Mr. Harness don't help. To the police officers in ABQ, and their families and friends, please strongly evaluate the candidates for Mayor, read the information that is posted in places like the The Eye On Albuquerque, and be smart on who you support. One of two things will happen in the next few months, this city will elect a Mayor who will make the changes that are needed, or one of the candidates who will keep things the same will be elected, and the situation will get worse. Don't let those who scream about the DOJ and the CASA be a distraction, a lot of departments that have been in the same situation have survived the DOJ, and have come out the back end better, and stronger than ever. Candidates that support the DOJ CASA reforms are not necessarily enemies of the street cops, or the Department. It will take a strong Chief to educate the next Mayor about the way to take advantage of the CASA to benefit the department as a whole, and the street officers in particular. It can be done. The big issues for some, is the DOJ use of force standards and reporting. Turn those issues to your advantage, by showing when you handcuff the police you need more police to get the job done to make police officers safer on the streets, because criminals become emboldened. More highly paid, highly trained officers, and more show of strength will result in less incidents where bad guys will take on the police, which will mean less confrontation. And for those who make the mistake of taking on the cops, well, big mistakes result in big consequences. A strong pro-APD Mayor and Chief that will stand up for the officers will make this department one of the best in the Country, again. Hopefully better days are coming.”
The election isn’t far off, it really is time for us to stop with all the cursing and name calling, blah, blah and get down to looking at these folks, to see who’d do the right thing for the city and the PD. The rest is weeds, it’s time to get out of the weeds.
Sep 12, 2017
Marjorie Childress of New Mexico in depth drops a bomb on campaign financing in this election.
Read this article and don't be played in this election.
Realtors and developers give big money to ABQ mayoral candidates
Click on the above link and be amazed.
Great work from a real journalist.
Holy Shit folks. Let the games begin.
Read this article and don't be played in this election.
Realtors and developers give big money to ABQ mayoral candidates
Click on the above link and be amazed.
Great work from a real journalist.
Holy Shit folks. Let the games begin.
The last couple weeks of the election trail here in Albuquerque has been an example of what has been going on for years, and what put this place in the situation it is in. We all know how politics can get, but New Mexico politics is probably one of the more slimy nationally. Those here would rather see failure, than to put their ego aside for the common good, and they will do anything they need to get what they want.
Last week we saw Albuquerque reporter Chris Huffman Montalban Smith Jones Chan Nikolai Ramirez do a surprise article on Keller donations over in kind donations that there is no ruling on, and which are documented. It is interesting to note how McCleskey was on the grand jury investigative hook for a long time, but no surprise visit interview was done there. A point to remember was that this reporter used to work for Berry. Those donations are legal, and unlike the criminal actions of this administration, and their political supporters, millions were not lost in lawsuits, nobody was defrauded, nobody lied about it, the record of all of it is there, no employees or citizens were railroaded to cover it up, and nobody lied when the issue came up. It is all documented. Good luck getting documents from this administration, or the millions lost to their malfeasance.
There were also many people going around citing the KOB and KRQE polls as the first numbers out on public opinion on candidates. That isn't the case either. There was also a poll in the Albuquerque Business Journal weekly. Keller won that poll, but it seems some very odd things are going on with these polls, as they are shut down early.
ABQ BIZ JOURNAL SURVEY
Recently, the KRQE poll conducted last night after the Mayoral Debate was shut down before the twenty four hour mark even hit. If you read the comments, you can see some accusations, and we have received a few complaints here. Lets hope this is not the case. There will be no change electing someone who is just a Berry 2.0, or someone who is tied to Schultz by their balls. That is a fact.
KRQE MAYORAL DEBATE POLL
We here at the Eye feel that there are some very sincere people in this election. We also feel there are some wolves in hamster clothing who are in it for financial gain, political drag, to hook up their cronies, and to fill their pockets, while feathering their nest for the future on the backs of our citizens and employees. You will see things play out very soon in reference to all of those who are in it for the wrong reasons, because the unjust can not help themselves. Keep your eyes peeled for the usual antics of finger pointing, and attacks from those with their own back yards full of garbage. Look for the crying and playing of victim too, because they are all traits of the current administration’s culture.
What is worse? Representing filth, and standing like a man, saying yes I did that, or representing someone, and denying that person to distance yourself from them, because it does not look favorable for your campaign? It really does not matter, because we bet the representation of Ray Schultz was never officially ended, meaning that if Ray needs an attorney, Colon’s firm would represent him. Not only that, but Ray Schultz’s long time BFF Nate Korn, who owns Kauffman’s West Army Navy donated $800 to Brian Colon’s campaign. No surprise there! It is funny how these self preserving / serving individuals will flip flop any which way they have to in order to benefit their agenda. We all know how imbalanced, unfair, and outright crooked the NEW MEXICO LAW ENFORCEMENT ACADEMY BOARD WAS under Korn. We all knew that there was an unexplainable amount of disparate punitive measures laid out on anyone who Schultz deemed a target to be revoked, or retaliated against, and the proof is there to stand it up. One assistant AG had resigned over tampering with cases, along with other hearing officers over the conduct going on up there. We all know that Nate Korn buys in when it benefits Nate Korn and this sends a clearer message that Colon is allied with those connected with Schultz.
One last thing. Today through social media, we found out that Dan Lewis’s own Turf is supporting Tim Keller in the election. Yesterday it was announced that ABQWest Chamber of Commerce is endorsing Tim Keller. You can read it above. Now that folks is a kick in the balls.
Most every union and association in the state seems to be behind Tim Keller. We will wait, and see what the APOA does in the near future, considering who they will be supporting. From our Eyes in the field, we know that most of the officers with APD are supporting Tim Keller. Our Eyes are telling us there is much wavering over possible money issues, and personal promises made, but Keller laid it out as opposed to the others. Things will be negotiated, and he will support our officers so that they can do their job under a just, and not corrupted administration. No lies like Berry told, but admitting there will be raises.
As for the rumored attacks coming down the pipeline… we will be watching closely, and observing for the usual suspects, along with their motives, and where these snipes are originating from, because you are going to see the same creeps who stood by while this administration burned down the barn, twist words, manipulate circumstances, and flat out lie to make it look like someone ate a chicken egg that wasn't theirs. Remember the difference between what something looks like, and what it is, because all of these attack traits can be seen in this administration.
We are looking forward to a new administration, and an end to this back biting, candy ass, horse shit, and it will be nice when we have positive things to say for a change.
Below is a social media release from Keller we picked up from the net.
Sep 8, 2017
HA HA HA…
There is nothing like seeing results from the dissemination of information about corrupt dealings. For weeks we have been hearing about chosen employees within this filthy administration being shuttled into protected positions, so that the next administration is yoked with problems from the past.
Back in July we did a story about resident toilet bowl ring TJ Wilhelm who was in the process of being set up with a protected position as this administration prepares for the evacuation of Hanoi. Well, the administration went right ahead, and did it anyway, like the imbeciles they are. They not only did that, but they did worse. You would think with the light on these idiots they would quit the antics. Not these idiots. No, not these stupid jackasses. They say insanity is the act of doing something over and over expecting a different result. These jackholes make an art out of that. Even criminals are smart enough that when they get told HEY ASSHOLES, WE KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING, they stop doing it, or change their methods. Not these turds. Is it stupidity? Is it desperation? We do not know, but we are enjoying the show, because it is entertaining.
You see, our Eyes within have told us that TJ Wilhelm was admitted to a training program put on for police commanders, and APD Lieutenants were denied this training so he could go. This was at a cost of $4000.00 each.
Caleb James from KOB did a good story on this political appointees promotion from an at will position, to a protected position. Our Eyes are telling us that the job was posted, but people were skipped for the position so good old BLOATED water boy TJ could be shoe horned, wedged, towed, craned, airlifted, greased, parachuted or whatever else it takes to get someone or something like this into the position they wanted him in. You can see the story here…..
KOB RTCC TJ WILHELM PROMOTION STORY LINK
All of this was going on while the same exact scheme was being pulled for Berry’s little gem Dayna Crawford. Mrs. Crawford was an at will mayor’s communications director, and director of ABQ RIDE, but coincidentally was recently given a permanent position… but for this princess… the job position was changed to a protected position. Aren’t these clowns tricky?
KRQE DAYNA CRAWFORD PROMOTION STORY LINK
Well, now the Albuquerque Inspector General is conducting an investigation into what the hell is going on here, because it is obvious that the water carriers are being taken care of.
See the story here:
KOB UNPROTECTED TO PROTECTED STORY LINK
Let's hope the IG does a better investigation than his office did with the Dan Lewis / Desert fuels contract we wrote on here:
EYE LEWIS ARTICLE
ANOTHER EYE LEWIS ARTICLE
And so went the big freak out when this filthy, dirty, biased administration found out that word of all of their jackassery got out and the media was on it. Red Faced Rob Perry apparently tried to get the stories squashed, and the back-peddling began, along with the sweats and cases of the shit the pants, with a little of the old “let's start an investigation into how this got out, so we can retaliate,” in other words, more business as usual, as this administration continues with their stupidity, burdening the next administration with toxic spillover sure to pollute progress in December.
When are they going to learn that we will be making this hard for them every single day until their worthless asses are out the door. Even then, it’s not over till we say it is over.
Of course, today the Urinal gives this administration an unchallenged forum to respond with more horse shit. You can see the article below, and believe us, it is a challenge in self control to not explode over the response. Of course the nutless sack of a mayor we have didn’t respond. The response came from his anus in the form of an alcohol soaked fart. Read it below:
ABQ URINAL ARTICLE WITH PERRY RUNNING OFF AT THE MOUTH
“For eight years now, we’ve held ourselves and our management team to the highest ethical standards, and we don’t appreciate anyone impugning that,” Perry told the Journal late Thursday.
Our response: Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaaa...
Oh boy as if we didn't need any more proof the administration of this city is lead by drunk, delusional, undiagnosed Sociopaths. We don't even need to address That quote, because our blog is full of evidence proving otherwise.
Well, Mister Perry we don’t appreciate you assholes impugning our entire city.