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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

Feb 21, 2008

Eye on the Grapevine: Another Castro Resigns?

The Eyes have it that rumors are flying downtown that yet another Castro is set to resign. No, not Raul Castro of Cuba but Michael Castro, Deputy Chief of APD's 5th floor. It's interesting because the deputy chief is known in the rank and file for his devotion to the mayor monetarily and otherwise. We don't quite know what this signals if indeed it signals anything, but we'll keep our Eyes on it.

----- Update -----
It looks like the Grapevine got it wrong. Our Eyes tell us that - as often happens - DC Castro's comments about being dissatisfied about recent happening were either exaggerated or misinterpreted to mean that like Fidel he was heading into the sunset. Apparently, those rumors were untrue and DC Castro will be staying right where he is.

32 comments:

Anonymous said...

His 1 year term as DC must be coming up. Now he can collect retirement at DC pay and Marty will have to find him a 100K job
to round out his committment to him.
The favors don't ever stop with DC retirement. We can start on the next career at some made up position to burn through those tax dollars. After all we're shelling out $5M to PIO's. So what the hell.
If Deborah James can be paid 95K a year then bus drivers and certainly the police should be paid for their worth, don't you think? Nah, That would take too much out of the "Country Club" job set- aside $ for retirees.

Anonymous said...

Castro has never liked Schultz and thinks he is an idiot.

Anonymous said...

DC Mike does not want to be part of the APD BS anymore and wants to save his name. He does not want to go down with the ship. He is also tired of the Mayor's B.S. and the lowering of APD standards.

Anonymous said...

I’m wondering if he was under investigation or Marty gave him his money from the red light cameras. So who is next in the rank and file to leave?

Joseph Lopez said...

I think Castro is a good guy, I don't know him well, but saw him in the cigar shop a couple times, he was not too stuck up to talk to a lowly security guard, and knew what to smoke!

I think he gets a bad rap about the DC position, he was just the best candidate for the job. Did the contributions that are mentioned frequently have influence in his promotion? Is the political process, our right to participate in funding the campaigns of those in our political party, or someone who we initially thought would be a good public representative, off limits to cops?

I think the soon to be regular citizen non-cop Castro, or present day DS Castro should be able to donate what he wants to who he wants, as long as promotions are based on merit.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, you guys are selling Castro short on this (no pun intended). He is actually a hell of a good guy who fell into some politics and can leave (retire) now so why on earth would he stay.

Anonymous said...

Oh, say it's so. Two Cstros in one week , gone !!!

Anonymous said...

oh please...mike is hardly a victim. he went faster up the ladder of promotion than anyone else. the ink on his checkbook wasn't even dry yet

Anonymous said...

The only reason Castro was promoted to deputy chief in the first place was because Commander Candelaria had too much pride/intergrity to work for Chief Schultz as a deputy chief. The Commander pretty much told the chief to put that deputy chief's position where the sun doesn't shine! So, that's how Deputy Chief Castro ended up with the job. Well, Castro has probably also had enough of Chief Schultz, hence the departure.

Anonymous said...

Can someone pleeez keep Joseph Lopez off this site. Until you work at APD you don't have a CLUE what type of back stabbing person Castro is!

Anonymous said...

Are we talking about the same Candelaria that got into trouble for shredding Mayor Marty's parking tickets a few years back?

Yep that is pride/integrity APD style.

Joseph Lopez said...

The Eye can ban me at any time, all he has to do is ask.

As to Castro, you must hate the man to want a poor, disabled security guard who has an open mind to be silenced.

I know bully bosses, APD manufactured Gil Lovato for APS Security Police to cope with for 17 years, he is a BIG asshole, so I get that APD brass CAN be assholes, just don't agree that Castro is one.

I may not have worked for APD, but I was certified cop for ten years, don't tell me I don't know police work or the dynamics of how much of an asshole a cop can be when he uses the color of law to enforce his own personal agenda.

I truly hope Mr. Castro is not such a person; from the APD 34s I know, they say he is getting a bum rap from some cops who don't know his true motivations. Try talking to the man face to face, then if he shits on you, come and prove me wrong.

Until then, why don't you shut up about me not posting here.

Anonymous said...

Now , now , evrybody settle down. It's not worth it. Opinions there are many, and all are welcome. That's what keeps it interesting.
Let Joe speak. At least the 'Eye' doesn't censor like the city. You can't view comments or post on this web site at the airport. That's censorship. The internet there has blocked the 'Eye' for view only.

Anonymous said...

Guess the Ray and Mikey aren't playing very well lately.
Rumor has it he's not retiring, so he be a constant thorne in Ray's ass.

Anonymous said...

5 PIOs salaries; how much? ($1,000,000.
Debra James makes $95,000. Come on.
Joe Bowdich has two retirements and is paid $90,000+ to do what?
Cheif and three deputies; easily half a million. And 5, at the new rank of Commander, easy another half Million. Yet we focus an enormous amount of time on red light cameras. How about focusing as much time on cleaning up this city and ridding it of all the scum that's ravaging our homes, businesses, our property our loved ones. Red light are not the priority here gang. It's CRIME !!!

Joseph Lopez said...

Another message to "pleeez" -

Why do some APD cops expect everyone else to do their work for them? Does your sarge still dot your i's and cross your t's for you? Does he rent your girlfriends from TDs for you?

If you want to actually do something yourself for once, instead of pleading for others to do it for you, I have a proposal for you. Let's enter a martial arts tournament, (I know Kenpo and Kung Fu as well as the law enforcement defensive tactics instructorship), and if you beat me I will stop posting on The Eye. If I beat you, you stop posting. And we can donate any proceeds that don't cover your medical expenses to buying you a new bullet resistant vest.

What do you say, "pleeez", are you cop enough to enter a martial arts tournament, or will you have someone else fight your battles for you again?

Anonymous said...

Well put Joe. At least you have the balls to post your name while the rest of these pricks hide in anonymity and spew their BS.

Anonymous said...

You all post here in regard to speculation about DC Castro and his reasons for leaving. Have any of you even asked him whether or not he is leaving? I did and he's not going anywhere anytime soon. Mike's a pretty straight shooter. If you want to know what his intentions are, ask him instead of believing what you read on this blog.

Anonymous said...

Good ppoint, Mike is approachable -- just catch him somewhere and ask - he is a really decent guy.

Anonymous said...

Joe, look at the time. Oh snap, it's time for your meds!

Anonymous said...

I'm still waiting for the media to report that the chief of police will start arresting red light runners. Didn't you guy's say that?

Anonymous said...

"How about focusing as much time on cleaning up this city and ridding it of all the scum that's ravaging our homes, businesses, our property our loved ones. Red light are not the priority here gang. It's CRIME !!!"
The PROBLEM is that much of the crime is being perpetrated by those in charge, including the judiciary and the court system. So NOW WHAT???

Anonymous said...

What I know about Castro I'd have to agree he seems credible. But he had to buy his way up, cover-up for Marty, shred something, or have those political connections. Mike is a smart dude and probably does have ethics, but that doesn't apply to about 99.9% of Marty's at-will employees. It has nothing to do with "merit", "Joe"!

Problem is once a person falls into the Marty quagmire there's no turning back. You either go the "my way or the highway" Marty mentality, you quit, or hang on the siderails for the next administration who will probably boot you anyway, because of your Marty association. It's a catch-22. Unfortunately, Mike has sold his soul to the devil!

Now as far as "Joe" and his martial arts. How about he get into that mud wrestling ring, naked, with "Scrufy Big Bill" & "Marty the Scum Bag Chavez"? Wow, I'm really a-scared of "Joe's" martial arts background.

"Joe's" admitted himself he's not a Q city employee, so he really doesn't know what it's like and has nothing to lose. But keep posting, "Joe".

And "Joe Lopez" what a convenient name. I may as well quit posting as anonymous and use the name of "John Doe".

Anonymous said...

Joe, anybody with any salt would not brag about his martial arts ability. Usually the ones that brag can't fight to save their life. They really good fighters never say anything. You my friend, seem to fall in the former, rather than the latter.

I know APD had a group of guys that were around Capt Debuck. These guys seem to always be working out with that martial arts stuff. I am not a martial arts person, nor do I want to be, but I have seen enough of the really bad asses to know they don't go around bragging how good they are!

Joseph Lopez said...

"pleeez" pussy:

come to my site

http://thoughtholder.blogspot.com/

I think you have many good points, and I am glad to hear them about Mr. Castro, maybe you are right, but I doubt it.

I have no meds, son, but if you want to come and do a welfare check on me, I'm sure you can find me. Look up case number 04-18929, I was the victim of an aggravated battery with great bodily harm - initially classified as a Battery on School Employee. I still live in the same place.

Yes, it is my real name, dumbass.

Joseph Lopez said...

Joe, anybody with any salt would not brag about his martial arts ability. Usually the ones that brag can't fight to save their life. They really good fighters never say anything. You my friend, seem to fall in the former, rather than the latter.
"I know APD had a group of guys that were around Capt Debuck. These guys seem to always be working out with that martial arts stuff. I am not a martial arts person, nor do I want to be, but I have seen enough of the really bad asses to know they don't go around bragging how good they are! "

Fair enough, from Pride comes the Fall, good advice.

My apologies to Master Lin and Mister Winklejon if I have embarrased them in any way. It was not my intention to brag by saying I knew both Kenpo and Kung Fu. Niether do I wish to embarass any of the "train the trainer" instructors I learned from in Police Nunchaku or Defensive Tactics.

Thank you for the dose of humble pie, I think I needed it.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous posters are pussies.

Anonymous said...

Joe,
how could you be a victim of an "aggravated battery with great bodily harm"? I thought you were the martial arts guru??

Signed,
Grasshopper

barbarossa said...

JOE:
Dude, chill, these guys are just pulling your chain -- however, getting into the ring here with a bunch of type A personalities and acting "bad" is hard - especially when you admitted that being a school security guard gave you post traumatic stress syndrome. That one just does not buy you street cred. Sorry, just sayin.

Joseph Lopez said...

I love this blog, I get honesty here and no where else everyone else is afraid of or laughing at the tinfoil hat wearing former security guard

i am looking to get some meds, so thanks trained observers, you got me pegged, seriously , thanks for the suggestion even if it was made to pull my chain, it was accurate

i am no big badass, and ptsd is nothing to be ashamed of, but i really am not afraid of sparring with anyone

i am pretty fucked up from getting my ass kicked, but I did call for help and no one came, and i know i signed up for that when i took a job that i had no access to a gun

I tried the best I could, but one of them got behind me while I was cuffing Brenden and kicked me in the head

so, yeah, i am not as much of a badass as some, but I recovered and put the cuffs on Brenden myself

Sorry to call anonymous "pleeez" a pussy, I hope I didn't hurt his feelings, and it was uncalled for

Anonymous said...

Hey Joe don't let all this talk get you down bra, just because one is a school crossing guard doesn't mean you don't have any credibility with the big dawgs.

Now on the other hand, for the Kung Fu shit, you will only manage to impress Chuck Noris, just saying.

Blue Mass said...

DC Castro, I know this is rhetorical but be sure to remind Calloway he will be DC of Field Services where not only did he leave his area of responsibility in a WORSE condition than how he found it but significantly smaller. These will be the hallmarks of his tenure and failure as a Deputy Chief especially if he gets his 5 8's.