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 27, 2007

Scam-era Suspension: Update

We just got our eyes on a copy of the bill being proposed by Councilor Winter (read it here). As we suspected, the legislation is a moratorium on STOP operations based on indications that scam-eras don't save lives, are not "scientifically reliable," the program is for revenue generation, equipment operation (calibration or the lack thereof), and due process concerns (Marty-roo court).

The bill also talks about Marty's Task Farce that was created to cover... uh, "study" the STOP program and uses the task force as part of the reasoning for suspending the program "until the council has reviewed and independently considered and analyzed any report of the Mayor's task force and has acted to authorize the continuation of the program."

Certainly the move is welcome if long overdue and it does protect the public from a continuing red light scam. We also like that it requires the council reauthorize the program before Marty can start raking in the dough again regardless of Marty's Task Farce report.

However, we're concerned that the council will be too addicted to the revenue stream to enact the moratorium in the first place; much less act on it at the December 3rd meeting. After all Marty and crew have already been caught balancing the budget on the backs of scam-era victims.

30 comments:

Anonymous said...

My praise to coucilor Winter! Finally, one of the community's representatives have stepped up to the plate to protect us from Marty's gross unjust and incompetence!

Just say the word Coucilor Winter; we will back you 100%...

Anonymous said...

The City of Albuquerque is screwing the public. This is unconstitutional and illegal.
LAWYERS; come on, get out there. with all of the clients out there that are being railroaded by this, there should be a lot of business to be had.
POST YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION.
Contact the 'Eye'

Anonymous said...

Councilor Winter is right. You don't keep fining people when this program is in question and being evaluated.
The task force is a joke. Just another group of Marty hacks, that will come up with reasons why the cameras and speed vans need to stay.
The public just isn't that stupid.
This whole thing is politically motivated and in place to balance the budget, and line their pockets.

Anonymous said...

Marty & the Chief actually get on camera and lie as if were second nature to them.
Give me a break.

Anonymous said...

Councilor Winter & Commissioner Brasher; You guys go.
Go after them hard, head on and take them to task. The public is watching and rest assured the majority of the population of this City are in your corner and want you to drum Marty & company out of business.

Anonymous said...

The state legislators are gunning for him as well. Can't wait to shut this illegal money scamming scheme down.
This guy's dictatorship and days are numbered.
SENATOR?
I T-H-I-N-K N-O-T !!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Councilor Ken Sanchez needs to get away from Marty Chavez. We Know you two are very good friends.

Councilor Sanchez needs to help his people, not Marty Chavez!

Marty is on the way out!!!

Anonymous said...

The Branch Law Firm is filing a class action suit against the City of Albuq's red light camera citations.

They will tear up Marty's Attorneys.

Anonymous said...

I'm all for calling out this multi-million dollar SHAM by Marty but come on; I count NINE daily posts about this topic in the last week or two. A tad bit of quality covert investigative reporting (i.e. some anonymous interviews of city employees) by Eye on Albuquerque would reveal many times the sham of the cameras by Hizzoner throughout his years in office. Then again, if you're SO outraged by the cameras alone, you probably COULDN'T HANDLE THE TRUTH (Jack Nicholson).

Anonymous said...

Marty for US Senate !

Anonymous said...

Does Marty plan on taking his APD body guards with him, so they can drive for him when he gets drunk at the bars.

What a waste of tax-payer money . One APD Sgt and a patrolman or two. Tell me, why do we have a APD Sgt there? We are paying some serious overtime just so Marty can drink in peace!

How much a year does the city pay for Marty's guards. I would say it cost the city tax-payers over $300,00 a year, salaries and overtime. I bet now with all his traveling around the state it will go way up!

Media, this would be a great story!
Larry Barker or ch-7, even the paper!

The citizens would like to know the costs.

Anonymous said...

APD Union, Anybody, but Marty signs would work!


Smarty does not like bad press!

Use it against him.

Anonymous said...

Go Branch Law Firm!!!!! :)

Anonymous said...

Larry Barker..HA!!! depends on who is greasing his pockets..If he is hooked in on the 11th floor you can forget about ANY INVEStIGATIVE report. He has no guts. He bats for the other team..

Anonymous said...

Lets see how the APD Chief's Office tries to cover this one up!

It should be interesting to see them try.

Anonymous said...

Go Marty, we love & support you!!

Anonymous said...

The media will never get to the bottom of a glas of milk let alone the bottom of any wrong doing? They just go downtown and say,
"Say it aint so Ray', and Ray says it ain't so. So they just put there pen back in their pocket and go home. That about right?
Christ! where are the reporters in this town? As for Larry Barker; a few comments up, had it about right.
Hanging out at Capos resturant
(The Judas Brotherhood Lodge)all day, working both sides of the fence. He knows stuff that could people in prison, but why bite the hand that feeds you.
investigative reporter(?)..... Please.

Anonymous said...

Marty for US Senate !

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Anonymous said...

SENATOR TOM UDALL! It's what Washington and New Mexico want!

Anonymous said...

Now is the time to stick it to the City--do an FOIA request for all documents regarding any and all red light camera incidents, tickets, crashes, speeders, etc.....seems like some other city departmnts are getting hit with FOIAs now also.

Open the flood-gates, bring it and watch Admin. drown!!

Anonymous said...

FIOAs ? Better yet, get lawyers to subpeona these damn things. See if they fuck around providing the information then.

Anonymous said...

Marty for US Senate !

Anonymous said...

Marty for federal corrections!

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Anonymous said...

So what do you care? As long as he brings down "Mini-Mart" and the bobble-heads in his administration, I sure don't care.

Anonymous said...

How does calling Brad a Mini Mart get us anywhere? Damn, you people are really a bunch of back stabbing bitches aren't you ?

anon said...

I think he was calling Marty a "Mini," not Brad; as in "as long as he (Brad) brings down Mini-Mart (Marty). . ."

Anonymous said...

I think he was refering to Brad

Anonymous said...

Yes, anon thank you, that's exactly what I meant. But you both got the "he" part wrong; I am a "she".