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

Oct 19, 2007

State of New Mexico vs. Jason Daskalos

You probably remember Jason Daskalos from his recent brush with the law when the prominent Albuquerque developer and amateur race car driver was accused of DWI (ABQ Journal - Subscription). Daskalos was ultimately cleared of all charges stemming from the 2006 incident (ABQ Journal - Subscription).

It's a good thing that Mr. Daskalos is a wealthy individual because he's may find himself back in court again, this time on domestic violence charges. A criminal complaint has been filed against the fast driving (and apparently fast living) Daskalos alleging battery against a household member (read the Metro Court case activity here).

According to the criminal complaint, Daskalos and his friend Jason (whose last name is unknown) got into a verbal confrontation at a local bar. The victim, Chrystal Buzzard tried to intervene in the argument and allegedly got shoved to the ground by the defendant (Daskalos). Apparently, the three left the bar and headed over to "Jason's house" (we assume the friend of Daskalos not Daskalos himself) where they resumed the evening's main event with Ms. Buzzard ringside. The complainant tried to intervene a second time in the continuation of the argument where the defendant allegedly pulled Ms. Buzzard's hair and punched her in the face.

Officer C.D. Baker took the complaint from Ms. Buzzard and was able to reach Mr. Daskalos in order to arrange for him to return to we believe, Ms. Buzzard's residence in order to give the officer his side of the story. According to the complaint, Mr. Daskalos failed to return and could not be located by the end of Officer Baker's shift in order for him to take Daskalos' statement. The result is a Criminal Complaint and a Summons for Jason Daskalos.

First of all let's remember that Daskalos despite his numerous brushes with the law and his amazing propensity for finding himself in Metro Court is innocent until proven guilty. Second, it's not unusual for the victims of domestic violence to shall we say, forget to show up in court; resulting in a dismissal. However, there are a couple of troubling aspects to these allegations particularly if you happen to be Mr. Daskalos' wife.

The bar where this whole thing allegedly started is located at 6001 Brentwood Ln. NE. The business at that address is TD's North - a local strip club. More troubling is the nature of the charge, Battery Against a Household Member. Our Eyes tell us that the 26 year old Ms. Buzzard is not Mr. Daskalos' wife, but in order to be charged with Battery Against a Household Member there has to be an established relationship between the two parties. When you put two and two together, it's easy to assume that Ms. Buzzard is Mr. Daskalos' girlfriend.

Why is any of this important to anyone other than the parties involved? Mr. Daskalos has a long history of using his political influence and personal connections to make his traffic violations go away (ABQ Journal - Subscription). Daskalos' DWI charges resulted in an investigation that revealed 20 of his 36 traffic citations had been dismissed and resulted in the resignation of city attorney Ellen Argyres, and the firing of officer Ben Kirby. He clearly has very little regard for those who are harmed by trying to help him out of a tough spot. We would hope those who might be tempted to bend the rules in his favor and for his favor remember that.

In addition, Domestic violence carries its own unique stigma and considering Mr. Daskalos' history and willingness to use his political influence to get himself out of trouble, it would be incumbent upon the successful developer to put pressure on everyone from DA's to judges in order to make this thing go away. Frankly, we're not willing to just let that happen.

It's more than likely that should this go to trial, Ms. Buzzard will not show up; it happens a lot and certainly wouldn't be unusual for domestic violence cases. But we believe that it's important for everyone to bound equally by the law, despite their political connections or lack thereof. Mr. Daskalos' alleged actions are part of the public record, he has retained an attorney and the legal process should continue without interference from outside parties whose only interest is to see their friend and benefactor kept out of the hooskow.

----- UPDATE -----
Our Eyes tell us that this post had the powers that be up on APD's 5th floor spittin' nails on Friday. We wonder... since the allegation is part of the public record and since Mr. Daskalos is just another citizen, why would the revelation of these allegations bother anyone at APD? That is of course, assuming that the mayor and 5th floor didn't have other plans like say... making the charges disappear.

Speaking of public records, we found out that one of our deep links to the Metro Court case look up system isn't functioning properly. We've made a change to the link so hopefully it will work but just in case it doesn't, here's how to find the information:

1. Go to this link: http://www.metrocourt.state.nm.us/casemanagement/
2. In the field marked Name of Defendant enter: Daskalos Jason [No comma]
3. Click on Search
4. You'll need to scroll past the other 42 misdemeanor charges to the one marked DV416407. (Yes you read that right - 42 other misdemeanor charges most of which are traffic violations.)

55 comments:

Barbarossa said...

Jason is and always will be a ''user'' of people and things. "Crystal Buzzard"? That's the victims name or staage name.... I mean come on, that is not a name so much as a description of a tweeker stripper.

Ched MacQuigg said...

My money is on him buying a dismissal.

Anonymous said...

Possibly, but this 40 year old child's shit is getting old. A spoiled brat that is a Doati Fayahd wanna a be, and Crystal Buzzard is no Diana. Please, throw the book at these scanks and get the little rich kid off the streets. A little hard labor may be just what he needs. Maybe he needs to enlist, go to Iraq and be a man instead of some leech on society. I'd like to be the first to put some lead in his ass, as I'm sure there are some APD officers that would like to do the same.

Anonymous said...

Wow, the cover up just got uncovered.
Have a nice weekend everyone.

Anonymous said...

Can the Journal be kept silent ONCE again?
Journalists, do what you're supposed to do; REPORT THE NEWS.
The public is wise to Marty, Ray, & company shutting down the newspaper.

Anonymous said...

Everybody having a fun night downtown? I'll bet.
How you gonna cover this one up?
Stay tuned, mores a commin'.

Anonymous said...

Two words: Who Cares

Anonymous said...

About Davalos? Yes maybe, unless he kills one of your family members while driving drunk.
Most importanly,the powers to be, won't be able to cover it up AGAIN. If it were not for his family's influence and money, he'd be doing time just as you and I would be.
So 'who cares'? Everyone!

Anonymous said...

I hate little spoiled rich kids.
He needs to go to work. He's no kid anymore. He's in his 40s for Christ sake. Grow up already. Getting drunk, starting fights, and banging whores is what 20 year olds do.

Michelle Meaders said...

Must be some household. Isn't he the guy who's building that large project in Nob Hill, and son of a developer who seemed to pay very little property taxes, and who was allowed to neglect the Russell's bakery complex for years?

I think domestic violence charges are taken out of the hands of the victim so they can't be scared into backing off. Anybody know about this better?

Anonymous said...

Yes. The prosecution of a DV case is in the hands of the state. The state can prosecute with or without the victim, based on victim statements and other documentation. So if something "happens" with the victim....the State can still proceed. I would say that the State is probably still burnt by the last case that they were scammed on by Metro court....hopefully they will get a decent judge and be able to have a fair shake.

Anonymous said...

#3 post UR right on the money!! His lawyer Gorence is also a hugh heap of shit. I don't know how Officer O. kept from beating the crap outa that SOB in court, but Ofc. O. didn't take the bait Gorence was so obviously putting out. Instead he controlled himself because he's a true gentleman and a real man (unlike Gorence and Davalos) Davalos is nothing but a jacked-up shit for brains, whining, spoiled, balding, over the hill washedup, cop-hating, crack-head skank banging, wanna be Nascar driver. Oh yeah like that's ever gonna happen--NOT!! Nascar never even heard of this freak.

I don't know why Ben did what he did for that scum sucking bottom feeder but I'd be willing to bet that the directive came from down from THE TOP.

As for the skanky-ass tweeker stripper, she'll be paid off (or threatened) by the scummy Davalos family not to show up to testify. Altho the state is "representing" her they cannot make their case when their "star" (ugh) witness doesn't show to testify.

Stay tuned!!!

Anonymous said...

Ummmm to the poster above? If you are gonna post can you at least get the names right? For instance His name is not Davalos it's Daskalos. Who is Ofc. O? That's why DASKALOS will get off. Nobody can get their shit together to put together a CREDIBLE Prosecution. You are right on all accounts. Even if it is chalked full of hyperbole, and misspelling.

Ched MacQuigg said...

Some body please explain to me how the privileged class is going to be stripped of its privilege;

except by a huge uprising of people who actually show up somewhere and don't leave until powerful people are stripped of their self exception to even the law;

and they find themselves honestly accountable to meaningful standards of conduct by systems over which they have no control; and even against their will?

Anonymous said...

#8 post got the name wrong too I guess. Try to keep up: Ofc. O is offier Otzenberger - Ben is officer Ben Kirby, Crystal Buzzard is the skanky stripper, Gorence is the lawyer for "Daskalos" I may not always get the spelling correct, but at least I know the playas....hahahahaha.....

PS: Is there any reason why you capitalized the word "His" in the middle of a sentence? Should DASKALOS now referred to "Him" as in the Almighty?

Just wonderin!!....................

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much! At least you got on the same page and cleared up some confusion and spelled his name right. I think you got the point. Have a good day!

Anonymous said...

You're welcome!......thanks for the feedback and you have a great day also!

Anonymous said...

Don't all these cops have Marty's list of his buddys you are NOT supposed to bust?

Anonymous said...

It's the other way around. Marty has a list of officers that will do whatever he ask i.e. excuse D.U.I., DV, and Larceny like make sure you knock off .2 cents to avoid a felony charge against a certain daughter, not show up to court, etc., etc.

Anonymous said...

Speaking as a victim of domestic violence, you'd be surprised at the many ways in which the perpetrator's can get off and I'm talking the ones without any money. I can't imagine how quickly someone with money can make the charge go away. Just sign me "forced into playing cat and mouse games just to stay alive". You gotta just love the system in this town--NOT!

Anonymous said...

To the poster above. I'll sign you as "The Mayors Ex-wife".

Anonymous said...

Lets see, i have a feeling this will disappear as quickly as sally mayer's son (got arrested for dwi) is going to vanish.

i guess they rule the town!

Anonymous said...

ooooooooooooooooh...please don't sign me as "The Mayors Ex-wife" I'd sooner give my real name and post my photograph on here to boot just to prove I'm not...your apology is accepted.

P.S. as my perpetraitor has just this week made the choice to up and flee to avoid facing his next day in court, I may just post his name and photograph here soon. Go ahead and sign me "The Mother of the little S.O.B."--no not THAT S.O.B.!!! eeeewwwwwwwwwwwwwwyuk!!

Anonymous said...

EXACTLY! DWI is a joke! Sorry to all the people who lost family to drunk drivers, but the truth is the truth. Ask District Attorney Brandenburg how her daughter got such a favorable outcome on her DUI trial? Her Daughters charges will not show up in her future. This is almost never to non offered to others before the court. The Fire Chiefs brother (Ralph Ortega) will win his case on the 6th month rule. It doesn't matter as long as you are related or connected to someone with in the court system. Go ahead Albuquerque drink the KOOL-AID! It's all about who you know and who you are related too!

Anonymous said...

Whatever happened to the days when if you happened to be the child of a "prominent" figure you were unfortunately delt with a bit more harshly rather than "coddled"???? I know that has probably never been the case in Albuquerque, but I come from a somewhat more intelligent species.

Anonymous said...

Mr. Daskalos was not "cleared of all charges" in that DWI case. He was found not guilty by a jury. You mislead your readers by not being precise about your reporting.

Anonymous said...

Isn't that the same thing?

Barbarossa said...

2 posts up, "cleared of all charges" sounds better I agree, while "found not guilty by a jury of his peers" is more accurate it also is the same thing that can be said about OJ and Robert Blake. Although it is not criminal I'd direct people to look at Daskalos' property under development on Paseo NE. He is the only developer who was allowed to access Paseo del Norte directly, even AFD's fire station up East on Paseo is set up to require emergency vehicles to use a side street to reach Paseo del Norte. It takes a lot more stroke to pull that off than to beat a single DWI in New Mexico.

Anonymous said...

Gee that's all to be proud of. Daskalos, Blake, & OJ.
These people have not the respect of their peers, just fear. I'd rather be liked for the good that I do and the contributions I make to society.
To be gainfully employed, instead of running about like an asshole on daddy's money, causing problems for everyone and being an embarrassment to his family. Get respect, get a job and stop being a feeble fuck-about, dumb asshole loser.

Anonymous said...

I met Mr. Daskalos once--I had no idea who he was at the time and was introduced to "Jason"--and was totally appalled at his language first and foremost. Every other word was a curse word and most of these started with "F". It was clear to me and has been borne out by what I later learned that this is a very hostile individual, someone who thumbs his nose at society--see the 42 now 43 charges against him. He gives all of us here in Albuquerque the finger, but his many traffic violations make him a menace to all of us. He's someone who needs to be taken out of society as he's a ticking timebomb threatening each and every one of us and our families on a daily basis. One wonders what kind of parenting he had, if any. Truly an unhappy person and an out and out menace.

Anonymous said...

Take that prick down to animal control and put him to sleep.
And, if any politicians that are benefiting from that family's money don't like it, tuff shit.
He'll for sure some day run into the wrong person and find himself 6 feet under.

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Anonymous said...

I looked up Jasons cases on the metro court site. He has had trials on traffic cases that he has won. Some of his tickets were for no insurance. Come on, the guy pays more on car insurance than most of us pay on rent. I think the media is stupid for making him such an attraction. There is no such thing as bad publicity, even if you are a daskalos.

Anonymous said...

Ok, he just can't understand normal thinking...point taken.

Anonymous said...

Again, I hate little prick rick kids.
I'm sorry I mean little prick 40 year old 'immature' man.

Anonymous said...

The only reason anyone cares what he does is because of his name. How many men hit women in this town and we don't see it on the news. Maybe he's a nice guy who got a bad wrap. I'm not saying he's perfect but we all make mistakes but because of his name we all hear about them. Did any of you stop to think maybe she's lying. She's a stripper, maybe she just wants his money. If he pays her off she won't go to court, but maybe that's her plan. And on the
Paseo access, read the paper...the city is charging him 1 million dollars to have it, they aren't giving it to him. I'm sure if the Fire station would pay that they could have an access road too. What ever happened to innocent until proven guilty. Albuquerque has one of the highet DUI rates, clearly he's not the only one to have got off on DUI charges.
You are all very harsh on someone you've never met.

Anonymous said...

WOW, you all are awfully harsh on someone you don't know. The only reason we hear all his dirty laundry is because of his name. If he was Jason Armijo who hit his girlfriend(allegedly) no one would care. Clearly he's not perfect but come on have you stopped to think maybe he was done with her and shes getting her revenge. Maybe she wants a pay off, she knows he has money. And don't you guys read the papers, Daskalos has to pay 1 million to get his access off of paseo. I'm sure if the fire station would pay that they could have one too. The city isn't "Giving" it to him. What happened to innocent until proven guilty. Abq, has one of the hightest DUI rates so clearly he's not the only person to get off on charges. He's just the one we always hear about because his name is "Jason Daskalos".

Anonymous said...

To the last two people who posted: who called you up with a list of talking points?

BB said...

It isnt only up to the city, State Hwy Dept has to sign off on that too -- and that was done wefore the "city" got involoved... 1 million is cheap compared to the fact that the design calls for NO ONE to have that access. The fire Dept. should have to pay the "city" for access?? That calls for a total disregard for logic. One, they are public safety, if you are in need of rescue you shouldnt have to wait the extra minute, nor should they have to pay their own city from their budget to have access to a highway. News storys from the time the station was built addressed it and they did ask and were told no. Jasno -- be honest -- that was you in the last two posts huh??

Anonymous said...

Really, you all are tooooo mean. I mean, it's not like the guy doesn't contribute to society. Think of all the positive aspects he's brought to our fine city. If it weren't for his family bringing him down he might've been a bishop...so please stop it. He's a victim as much of all of us. Give 'em a pass.

Anonymous said...

Okay, so if you're a stripper, you're automatically a liar. If you're a bartender, you're automatically a drunk.
SOOOOO.. I guess if you're the mayor or the chief you're really a lying, thieving, swindler, backstabber.
Guess that sums it up.

Anonymous said...

Nope, I've met some bartenders that are good people!!

Anonymous said...

Leave him alone already.

Anonymous said...

It's sad that people don't have lives of their own and that the every day life of Jason is suddenly everyone's business. He's a human being just like everyone else and I'm sorry, no one has the right to place judgement on any other person. For all those haters out there, understand this...One is innocent until proven guilty and if you don't have all the facts then you don't have the right to speak. He's not a spoiled little brat and for those of you who don't know he's up every morning just like you or I working for a living on a daily basis. Has anyone even thought about the good he does for the community and the foundations he's involved with and the youth organizations he supports. Sad to say that hasn't crossed anyone's mind, huh? It's about time everyone get a life and stop worrying about the personal life of a small city developer that you would think walks the red carpet on a daily basis. Get a life !!

Anonymous said...

Fuck that little sawed off turd. Someone should chin check that little bitch and pull his punk card.

Anonymous said...

Jason Daskalos-Albuquerque's answer to Paris Hilton.

Anonymous said...

Isn't it awful that Daskalos has all the power and you have none? None, none, none!!!!! Absolutely none. Never, ever, ever! No power-All his. None for you! HA!

Anonymous said...

I can't wait to stick a ball gag in this little punk bitches mouth and fuck him up the ass when he fucks up and comes to jail. Mmmmmmmmmmm fresh ass meat, and well funded we loves those kind in jail.

abqwit said...

well i guess the big fat bald greek is back on the drinking scene again... spotted him out doing what he does best getting drunk at the strip club fighting with his girlfriend. knew it was just a matter of time before he will do something stupid! good job mr daskalos... we wouldn t expect anything less from you!

Anonymous said...

I know for a fact Jason comes from a very good family. Whoever does not have skeltons in their closet come forward. He is not a fat bald greek..veryyyyy good looking! he has had his moments, those will pass. I think we all need to not be so jealous of him. He and his family have built up this sleepy town for many, years. My Grandfather spent many wonderful times with his Grandfather decades ago. That was the real Albuquerque, forgive and forget.

Anonymous said...

JEALOUS!!!! Get over it! So he has a lot of money and knows alot of people that doesn't make him a bad person if you could get out of a traffic ticket you know you would! Sad the man running for president comes to our town and Jason makes the front page! LEAVE him alone!!!!

Alex said...

You people talking trash are ridiculous as is this article in general. Whoever wrote this should be ashamed as a writer for writing with such judgement without having any idea what they are talking about. I'm confident they have no idea who Jason is personally and have little relevant information by which to base their joke of an editorial. If you are going to write about something you should take the time to really understand the subject, you obviously have not done this because Jason truly is not the person you are trying to paint him as, he's actually a really good guy.

I wouldn't approve this comment if I was you though, because if you try and argue with me I will make you look completely ridiculous. Do some research especially if you are going to try and trash someone.

Anonymous said...

Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now keep it up!

Anonymous said...

Sept 2014 ... I am a neighbor of this mobster family. THE kid just killed a black lab racing down San Bernadino from their mcmansion...hit and run... dog was on a leash... out front of his owner.... one of the family came racing down in one of those racing cars they own... and BOOM... dog was whimpering and screaming... the the Daskalos? -- just kept driving.

I have no idea if the owner called the cops... but from what I've read here... Jason is immune from the rules others take for granted. This guy -- this CRIME family should be stopped....

Anonymous said...

Edit for above post

I am the neighbor who saw the hit and run of a black lab on Tennyson [runs parallel to Tramway just south of Paseo.

Neighbors of the Daskalos family listen to high performance cars racing down Bernalillo [the street which runs along the arroyo just south of Paseo at Tramway] day after day.

Runners and dog walkers must leap from the street as the white convertible or other racing cars fly past at 60 70 MPH>

They fly down to the the dog leg at The Church of the Good Shepard at Tennyson... then they turn north to Tramway Terrace.. at 50-60 mph... then scream onto Tramway - meeting other racing cars and fly off at speeds approaching 140 MPH ...

I've been listening to this for years. The man or son almost hit me a few years ago.. I had to jump off the road with my yorkies..

The black lab wasn't so lucky.. the owners didn't want any 'trouble'... so I think they just packed up their dog and went home.

Rumor has it in the neighborhood that this family is untouchable.
They do what they want to whom they want ... buy and sell elected officials and the sheriff's office.

I called BOTH candidates for Sheriff in Sept of 2014... Baird and Gonzales - and challenged them to do something about the racing almost 3 nights a week... it's no secret who it is. You can hear the cars leave the Daskalos house up at 12000 come down, scream around the corner at the church.. then up to Tramway Terrace.. and then out onto Tramway... some poor soul is going to eat it coming home from the casino some night.. it's only 2 lanes and these guys race side by side...

Who will stop them?

interested parties can call me at 856 1026. Shame on Albuquerque. These gangsters should have been stopped years ago.