Our Eyes on the Inside tell us that the almost constant stream of information coming from the city about Tortillagate - which was dutifully posted on this site yesterday - has steamed some high ranking APD officials (Deputy Chief Castro you know who you are). So much so that they've assigned Captain Dave Depies the task of finding out who we are. (We addressed the issue of Anonymity here.)
We want to remind those on the 5th floor that investigating individuals for political and not criminal reasons is illegal, not to mention a serious misuse of department resources. Freedom of speech, particularly political speech, is guaranteed by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Our founding fathers believed that we should have the absolute right to criticize those that govern. Like it or not, Mayor Marty, APD, the City Council, and every other department fall into that category.
It's this type of stuff that makes us hoppin' mad! You may work for a politician, you may answer to a politician, but you are not his personal geschtapo charged with investigating the Almighty Marty's or your own detractors. That's a breach of public trust, and a waste of your time and our money. We would recommend that instead of trying to hide your dirty laundry... clean it up and start investigating crime.
On that note, if you are one of our readers down at City Hall, be aware that using a city owned computer through a city owned and operated Internet gateway, your activity can be easily traced by the city's IT department. We would recommend that you view the Eye at home on your own computer and through your own Internet gateway, particularly when posting comments that Big Brother (or Little Brother) doesn't want to see.
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