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

Nov 13, 2007

Scam-era Sanctuary

The Almighty Alcalde's weekend announcement that he's forming a task force to cover his a... uh, study Albuquerque's scam-era program got us skulking around the web for red light camera stories after a couple month hiatus on the topic. We were curious whether there were any new victims of "public safety" minded greedy municipalities. It didn't take long to find out that our neighbors to the southwest in Tucson are in the early stages of this public policy fleecing in the name of public safety.

Since misery loves company, we skimmed through a couple of stories and found that the scam is pretty much following the same pattern as it did right here in Eye Land. The city with the aid of the main stream media, market the scam as a way to cut down on accidents and speeding (read it here and here). At first the public generally accepts the idea - the first cameras are installed and the money starts to roll in.

Once those flashes start to count and drivers realize that it's not always the other guy that has to pay the fines, the first questions start to be asked; in this case, a question that we should have asked here but failed to consider. It seems that citizens of our sister city to the south thought to ask the question - what happens when the scam-era catches a vehicle from Mexico or any other foreign country for that matter?
"Right now, if a car from another country blows through a red light at the intersection of Tanque Verde and Grant Roads, police cannot track that driver."

"'Even a police officer who observes a Mexican plate on the street cannot run it for registration information," said Lieutenant Mike Pryor with the Tucson Police Department's traffic division.

Lt. Pryor says there's just no uniform system of tracking outside the United States."
Albuquerque is already a defacto sanctuary city. Now we find out that in addition to getting a pass from APD due to their don't ask and especially don't tell ICE SOP, illegals get sanctuary from RedFlex scam-eras too. Makes us want to make a run for the border to register the Eye Mobile in Mexico.

-----Correction-----
Thanks to the reader who correctly pointed out that we meant "border" not "boarder." One is an international boundry - the other is someone who pays rent. Since illegals don't even pay scam-era fines, it would be ridiculous to think that they'd be paying us rent to be here.

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow!! If it weren't so damn true it would be funny. But, there's not a damn thing funny about this City's scamming the public and letting illegals skate while we take the the shaft of this mayor up our super highway. Oh, and while we're at it let's piledriver the trolley and that stupid Road Runner train up our asses too.

Anonymous said...

Show me the cameras, I mean "Show me the MONEY"

Anonymous said...

REPENT YOU SINNERS

Anonymous said...

I don't like to tell people what to do, but can you please not post pictures of the mayor?
It upsets my tummy.

Anonymous said...

cmom eye..border is spelled BORDER.. not BOARDER...haven't you seen enough Taco Bell commercials to know that??
Great job..keep it up!!

Anonymous said...

This web site is the best.
C'mon newspaper people turn it up a notch. Be reporters,not pencil pushers for the politicians.
Channel 2,4, 7 & 13; get with it as well.
Take command of the occupation that you chose.

Anonymous said...

Udall for senator

Anonymous said...

If you or anyone you know has ever been ripped off by the scameras donate $50.00 to Udall. This is the best way to send a strong message to Smarty Chavez!!!

Anonymous said...

Yes - I have seen several of those Mexican plates in town, and it pi&s^s me off!

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Anonymous said...

I agree, start with Mark B I mean the "Eye", he looks like an alien......An alien space ship, damn, have you seen the size of that guy's gut? Have some pride man, push away from the table....

Anonymous said...

You really crack me up. Mark is not the 'Eye' , really.
This thing really has everyone real jumpy. like pins and needles.
You never know jack is going to pop out of the box next.

Anonymous said...

Those of you that are hiding and hoping that your not next,keep taking those Rolaids. You're going to need them. Keep puking. You deserve it and I'm enjoying it.

Anonymous said...

The new CFO has had her job for one week and just lied to the media, what a perfect fit! The mayor and the chief stole money Mrs. Lamberson, do something about it! as always, forget the PD or the union to do anything about this latest crime

Anonymous said...

That's all this Mayor does is illegal shit!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Last post. What does your post have to do with any of this. Doesn't even make sense.

Anonymous said...

Look at that smug photo, holding a bucket of HIS,I mean OUR MONEY.

Anonymous said...

Now that Gail Reece is gone, they'll just throw her under the bus and blame her for all this stealing, thieving shit.

Anonymous said...

What does Gail have to do with Marks gut?

Anonymous said...

This may come as a shock - but not all people from Mexico are illegal aliens. And using critical thinking one might reason that if you were illegal you would not call attention to yourself by driving around in a car with plates advertising you are from Mexico. I would suggest you think a bit before writing such nonsense - and inciting your readers to call for street executions of all Mexicans. Very classy that you left that posted.