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

Aug 26, 2007

Malfunction

Our justice system is predicated on the belief that we will receive a fair trial. Entire governments have fallen when the governed stop having faith in those who govern - see the American Revolution.

Right here, right now in Albuquerque, we are being asked to believe that the RedFlex cameras that snap away night and day are doing so without fail and without failure. In fact, the scam-era hearings are predicated on the very notion that RedFlex has created a system that is infallible and therefore if you are in fighting a scam-era citation, you're wasting your time. Further, you are forced by the nature of the "violation" to defend yourself with evidence that is provided by RedFlex and the prosecution.

Last week we were sent a recording of the RedFlex scam-era focused on eastbound Montgomery at San Mateo. In the video you can clearly see the eastbound lane at a complete stop, yet the "infallible" scam-era is busy snapping away. We have uploaded 1:40 for your review. Take a look and make up your own mind.

We don't know what was triggering the false photos and frankly we don't care. The recording clearly shows the infallible fouling-up. This malfunction is particularly troubling when applied to the speeding "citations" issued by the scam-eras. Police officers who issue speeding citations using radar equipment are required to perform checks on the system at the beginning and the end of their shift. In addition the unit performs a self-diagnostic and the officer can compare the reading on their speed to their vehicle's speedometer.

That's an awful lot of independent verification, of which there is none incorporated into the RedFlex scam-era system. After viewing the above recording, we're even more concerned about the accuracy of the scam-eras.

28 comments:

Anonymous said...

Abolish this system once and for all.

Anonymous said...

Since the city is hell bent on keeping this unethical sytem in place, what other agency can force the City to take down this sytem? Any lawyers out there know the answer?

Anonymous said...

What happened to the class action suit against the City?

Anonymous said...

All Legal Beagles need to jump on this and call for the scameras removal.

Anonymous said...

I work at APD and I have not found any officer that has ever checked this system with a Lazer or Radar. If so, then produce the calibration logs for the last three years. If any appeal ever made it to District Court these would all be dismissed. If this whole system was truly about safety then the yellow cycle would be extended and the red cycle would be 4 way for at least a full second. This would eliminate most if not all accidents. Just reviewing the facts would seriously suggest that money and not safety is the Marty, Ray factor here.

P.S. Not a disgruntled employee, just not a yes man.

Anonymous said...

Last post, great point1 We are glad you're not a yeas man there seem to be way to many on APD's brass. Keep up the great work. We truely appriciate honesty for once from a govt official.

We the citizens of Albuq are behind you and the men and women of the APD. We are just not very confident in your administration!

Anonymous said...

To the post above, Thank you very much!

Anonymous said...

If a Police Officer receives a scammer citation they can choose to just pay it. If they pay it, it is all over. Now if the officer decides they want a hearing they not only have to pay the scammer citation they are also refered to Internal Affairs for punishment, such as days off without pay. Can anyone say extortion.

Anonymous said...

...nah its just poor leadership with a promotional system primarily based on attrition.

This scam has grown tiresome. Yeah the city should get slapped really HARD for the unlawful "hearing" system it has setup but you guys don't get it. Sure it's about money but do you really think this much of a production would be put on for something that generates at best an additional 1% for the city's budget.

To be sure it's about money but not that measly $6M...do some research and you'll see what it really about!!!

Anonymous said...

You'll get over it....

Anonymous said...

Do it again, but this time show the camera in the picture. The way this was done, the "flash" could be from any other source, not necessarily the red-flex camera.

Anonymous said...

Oh please,stop already. Yeah someone's out there flasing a hand held camera. Get over YOURSELF.
Stop sticking up for this shit ripoff and get back to work Roy.
Stop playing golf on City time.

Anonymous said...

Just FYI....the way the department SOP is written, regarding the Cameras....The officer can pay the ticket or fight the ticket, regardless...the officer faces administrative action from a designated "Compliance Officer" in internal affairs. Once again...Double Jeopardy. Another shot from the 5th floor to rule by intimidation.

thebigpurplefrog said...

I got my speed van citation dismissed last week because it was proven that the van was set up before the speed limit on I25 changes to 55 north of the Sunport. Once this was proven the police officer says, "Oh yea, I remember these. I was extremely uncomfortable about issuing these tickets, and wanted to dismiss them all when originally reviewed. But they told me just to go ahead and send them out." No kidding. How's that for a scam.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone on the City Council besides the two Marty ass-kissers, have any gumption to call for an open investigation from an outside source, to this blatant fleecing of the public?

Anonymous said...

Oh Brother,,,,,here we go again with the conspiracy crap. Get a job!

Anonymous said...

It's not a conspiracy, they are too stupid to conspire with each other, and there is no honor amongst thieves, they can't trust each other even, but it is bad management, and extortion of the tax paying public. And or mal or misfeasance.
What it is not, is about public safety.....

Anonymous said...

Who said anything about conpiracy? It's just called a criminal investigation. No conspiracy.
I have a job that I maintain based on merit, not some appointed one for blowing someone.

Anonymous said...

Here we go again with the conspiracy crap.......

Anonymous said...

Morale ia a reflection of management!!!!!!!

The APD's morale is in the toilet!

You guys need to fix your problems.

Anonymous said...

The 5th floor doesn't even think they have morale a problem. I've heard them say so in their weekly meeting.

Their to worried about their own interests to understand what is going on out in the field.

Anonymous said...

If you are that unhappy, go get another job!

Anonymous said...

Yeah, God forbid that anyone stay until it's fixed. Typical 5th floor thinking right there.
Keep making our point about morale for us, thanks!

Anonymous said...

With an attitude like yours, you couldn't fix my kids bike so, you might as well just quit & go find another job!

Anonymous said...

"If you are that unhappy, go get another job!"

...spoken like a true political hack!

Anonymous said...

Thank You.....I resemble that remark.

Anonymous said...

At least you're honest about that!

Anonymous said...

I'm always honest about everything!