We've been scratching our head over this whole Kirby grand jury thing since last night. It seemed strange that suddenly some 14 months after the Daskalos DWI Dash occurred, a grand jury would be impaneled to investigate charges of conspiracy and tampering with public records.
Some time back we heard that former Officer Kirby was considering suing the city in order to get his job back. As it happens Mr. Kirby filed suit in District Court September 5th naming as defendants the City of Albuquerque, the Albuquerque Police Department, and the City of Albuquerque Personnel Board (you can find the filing at nmcourts.com or by clicking here.)
Could this grand jury thing and the civil suit filed by Mr. Kirby be connected? Being of a somewhat suspicious nature it's pretty easy for us to connect the dots. There's an old saying "the best defense is a good offense." What could be more offensive than an indictment? Sure would make it difficult to get your law enforcement gig back if you're on trial for breaking the law.
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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