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

Mar 5, 2007

Circle the Wagons Around the Cash Cow

Our Eyes on the Inside are telling us that Mayor Marty is on the campaign trail. No, not for mayor or for governor, but to make sure he keeps his cash cow. Marty is rallying the troops (a.k.a. the APD 5th Floor) and is sending them out to pack the council chambers tomorrow night. Conducted primarily via email, various levels of APDs management are sending out missives to neighborhood leaders and asking them to support the city's red light districts.

So, what's wrong with that? Well, for one thing it's a direct violation of APD's Standard Operating Procedure (SOP). Police officers of any rank can not be involved in advocating policy while in uniform. They certainly can't be used to mount a campaign to promote policy on behalf of the Chavez administration. The following email was sent to neighborhood leaders by APD Captain Murry Conrad:
From: MurrayConrad@cabq.gov
Sent: Monday, March 05, 2007 10:26 AM
To:[Redacted]
Subject: Fw: Mandatory Attendance

The red-light cameras are doing enforcement at high crash intersections where we can't have officers 24/7. Crashes are down 8% in Albuquerque. I would like your support to keep the red-light cameras as they are in the current plan.

I received an e-mail from the Deputy Chief asking that we attend the City Council meeting Tuesday, March 6, from 5pm to 7 pm.

I will need each of you in attendance at the Town Hall mtg tomorrow night (Tuesday, March 6) from 1700-1900 hours at the City Council Chambers ref the Red Light cameras. Also, if you can reach out to your neighborhood constituents in favor of the program and solicit their attendance as well. I will be in Santa Fe tomorrow regarding this matter but should be back in time for this as well.

Thank you for your support.
Deputy Chief of Police, Michael Callaway
Take a look at the Subject line... it reads, "Fw: Mandatory Attendance". Obviously, Captain Calloway simply forwarded the email from Deputy Chief Callaway. The DC is making Councilor Winter's Town Hall Meeting mandatory for his senior officers. Further, they are to "reach out to [their] neighborhood constituents in favor of the program and solicit their attendance."

Unless Captain Conrad is working the night shift, he was on duty when this email was written. Further, he used his city email address.
§ 3-1-21 POLITICAL ACTIVITY.
No employee shall participate in the following types of political activity:

(A) Using his or her position or employment with the city to influence support of other officials or employees of the city for or against any candidate or issue or political action committee or other similar organization in any election or pre-election activity; provided, however, that nothing herein shall deny the right of an official or employee of the city to express his or her views on any issue.
Seems pretty clear that Deputy Chief Callaway is using his position to influence support of an issue and thereby hoodwink the general public into believing that every police officer shares that view.

One thing is absolutely certain; Mayor Marty is circling the wagons around his red light cash cow and won't give it up easily.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's my understanding that it wasn't just APD that has been ordered to attend, it's ALL the department heads.
Pack the house with Marty supporters, no one else gets in to voice their objections, so it looks like EVERYONE loves them, damn, what a scam.
Can we get Brad Winter to run for Mayor? At the very least he's calling for meetings to let the public voice their concerns with this....and it seems he's the only one, why is that? What is everyone afraid of? Marty? Marty is going to hang himself with his poor managers, the red lights, the cell phone ban, the toilet issue, etc etc etc. Not all of the public are stupid, and some of us actually have money, vote, and read.

Anonymous said...

What a pathetic city we have. What pathetic leaders, certainly not real or honorable men. Just thieves and cowards.

Anonymous said...

Callaway has his head so far up Schultz' ass. This is the same person who went door to door for Marty Chavez. Huh, wonder why he was promoted. These people think that we are blind to their crap!!!