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 15, 2007

Ticketing Tinters

Our Eyes have it that APD has begun a new initiative to crack down on dastardly tinters; evildoers who have darkened their windows in order to prevent unwanted sunlight from having its way with their vehicles interior. This crackdown has an eerie similarity to the recent push to punish drivers for protecting their vehicle's (and their own) rear-end with plate covers that foil Marty's Money Maker Scam-eras. We wonder if it's for the exact same reason.

We've noticed that license plates in Albuquerque are finding new homes in the rear windows of vehicles and are perfectly visible from behind but would be difficult to see when viewed from the vantage of a red light scam-era. Those plates would be even harder to spot if behind tinting.

The New Mexico Traffic Code addresses window tinting saying, "the side windows behind the driver and the rearmost window shall be nonreflective, shall have a light transmission of not less than twenty percent." The law is perfectly reasonable and more importantly it protects the lives of law enforcement officials during a traffic stop.

However, our Eyes tell us that when confronted by local media about the number of citations being issued for tinted windows and with the observation that speed scam-era vans sport tinted windows; Chief Schultz told them that the law exempted law enforcement vehicles. If true, Chief Schultz should take the time to reacquaint himself with the New Mexico Traffic Code. The restrictions on light transmission apply to every vehicle in the state including the ones in his fleet and Marty's Scam-era Vans.

The truth is these scam-eras have created an environment where drivers suspect (with good reason) that the city is always looking for ways to take their money. Trust is essential to good government. The Chavez cabal has clearly lost the trust of a large number of the people of Albuquerque. With the recent sanctuary city debacle, red light scam-eras, trolleys, and pandas just to name a few; we wonder if they will ever get it or is it their own arrogance that prevents their ability to see clearly?

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

I have installed window tint in a number of APD vehicles and the officers all say to dark it completely out, even though this violates state law. Once again Schultz shows us he has no clue what the law says. He only knows what Marty tells him.

Ched MacQuigg said...

I would hate to see police officers put in a position where bad guys can black out their windows in order to get the drop on a cop.

Sometimes you have to consider giving a little (and not protecting your plastic) for a greater good; safety for those who are enforcing the law for us all.

Anonymous said...

How about being fair!! If you are going to give a ticket for dark tint then remove it from your police car. Is it no wonder the public begins to not trust the police. Plain and simple its a double standard.

Chupacabra said...

How about concentrating on those wankers that have tinted windows AND no license plate AND a temporay permit obscured behind the tint? I see at least 10 of those cars every day. You know they're up to no good. But they want to harass normal people I guess cause they have the money to pay up...

Anonymous said...

Most of them are illegal aliens and APD isn't allowed to touch them. Thanks Ray and Marty!

Anonymous said...

You need to just get over the speed vans and red light cameras - they would not be necessary if people would obey the traffic laws - it is not a scam to use technology to enforce speed laws and it is not unreasonable to expect people to ACTUALLY stop for red lights. I hope you never get hit by someone running a red light as you speed through the intersection - See how you like living your life in a wheelchair...

Anonymous said...

Using technology to enforce traffic laws is fine. Circumventing the criminal procedure of a traffic citation with an administrative civil procedure is the problem.

Sloppy said...

Anonymous, don't bring safety into this. We could all be a lot safer if we abolished the Bill of Rights and all our other laws, and just let Big Nanny declare civil judgements against anyone He suspects is doing something that isn't for the greater good.

Alas, safety would be as worthless as life itself. The founders understood this.

There are centuries of tradition and LAW for dealing with people who endanger the public, such as those who run red lights. The scameras (or more importantly, the "legal" process by which they're implemented) are all about defying that law and tradition.

When the government treats The People's law (the due process that the Bill of Rights tries to protect) with contempt and disrespect, then it should be no surprise if the people view the government's law (these radical new ordinances that are intended to circumvent the traditional legal process) with the same disrespect.

Public safety is a very distant secondary concern, compared to type of relationship Marty & team are trying to create between people and government. If we can't trust our government to obey the law (and its spirit -- if Bob White finds some technicality by which to defend this nonsense, it still doesn't solve the problem!), then why would we trust them with public safety?

Anonymous said...

But if that red light driver is an illegal alien I(the American citizen) will be screwed. The illegal alien will be allowed to continue to speed on our streets, run red lights, have heavy tint and temp tags because the they will just thumb their noses at the cops because the only thing that scares them is deportation and in Albuquerque Marty and Ray will not enforce it.

Did you hear Schultz on KKOB this morning? I am just a good soldier. That made me want to puke. He was honest though he is just doing what Marty tells him.

Anonymous said...

I would like to see the real numbers at camera enforced intersections. I would bet that the vast majority is for speeding (couple of miles over the speed limit) through a green light. Where is the safety consideration when someone speeds through a green light at 3 in the morning with no other vehicle within a mile?? I'm not talking about being reckless, just a couple of miles over. And by the way they do issue citations for this. Don't let Ray Boy lie to you.

Anonymous said...

YA! The Mayor needs a policeman with him on the weekends when he is out of his office. I wish I could take a picture of our Mayor and then I could show the police who they should be watching and protecting.

Anonymous said...

Hey EYE. Your sources are giving you more bad information. There is no citywide concerted effort to enforce tinted window violations. Please verify your info, before you lose the little creditability that you have left.

Anonymous said...

If someone gets a ticket (for whatever reason) and it is a violation of current law then Police Officers are doing their job. For those crying about violators that they see....give APD a call and sign up, then you can take enforcement action once you're a cop...If you choose be a vocal concerned citizen then call the Chief's and Mayor's Office and complain about how few Police Officer's are on the street. If all you do is choose to place a blog on a website, then live with the current crappy Policing situation in Albuquerque and keep your mouth shut

Anonymous said...

2 blogs up. Has anyone in APD ever given a ticket for a dark tinted window? Answer: YES
Are some police cars in violation of state law? Answer: YES
You are no above the law, this is a double standard. Pull your head out and look at the facts!!! You are so arrogant!!!!

Anonymous said...

i think U DO NOT A \#&#$ CULE ~!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Hey Marty & Ray, get a FREAKING clue. Just resign while you still have any dignity left.
Good soldier. So was Herman Gerhing.

Anonymous said...

License plates in rear windows are illeagal, and drivers should be cited! Fake/expired paper tags are also illeagal. Plates/paper tags must be affixed to the rear licence plate holder where it is illuminted with a light-bulb. :)

Anonymous said...

GOOD IDEA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I think the cameras are a good deal. Stop speeding and trying to beat everyone through the light and you won't get a ticket!!

Anonymous said...

I have not met one police officer on the APD force who I believe is there to "serve and protect" me. As a young professional who moved to ABQ last year, I have been harassed several times by APD and have not received the assistance I when I have actually needed the police. And now, just a few blocks from my home APD was stopping people to check their tint. All of a sudden the tint I have had on my car for 9 years has all of a sudden become illegal?! Here goes another waste of my day in court, taking time off of work, and having to pay to have my tint removed and put back on. I have had to go several times to Metro for stupid citations that were in error upon the officer's part (eg not knowing laws about mopeds). Thanks, APD for taking the time to pull over cars and citing for tint while on the next street cars are being stolen.

Anonymous said...

I know I'm a bit late to this, but Albuqerque law actually differs from state law in that you are allowed no darker than 35% on the two front windows.

Anonymous said...

I just got cited for my deck and window to dark and talkin on speaker phone .. my phone was on my boob ... can these be diamissws?