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

Feb 6, 2008

Scam-era Sightings

There were some strange goings on at the scam-era intersection of Carlisle and Montgomery this morning right around 9:30am. Our Eyes reported that a couple of what looked like maintenance men were out with a $5,000 laser radar checking the speeds of east bound and west bound traffic. The radar operator would "shoot" a vehicle and call out the speed of the target. Then the second guy would dutifully write down the number on his clipboard.

We don't know exactly what was going on this morning, but according to our Eyes it looked as if the two workers - who didn't appear to be law enforcement officials - were checking the Redflex scam-era site. Could it be that the intersection is malfunctioning... again? You'll remember that a KOAT TV employee proved that the Carlisle and Montgomery scam-era site was malfunctioning back in May (read it here).

The city has routinely denied requests for full discovery including maintenance logs and claimed that calibration is unnecessary because the units are "self-calibrating." Makes us wonder what the heck they were doing out there with a laser radar. The only way to find out is to specifically request information about today's goings on either through a Freedom of Information Request or insisting on discovery regarding today's activities.

In another recent scam-era sighting, one of our Eyes spotted a scam-van NM license 456PCP, hurrying up Comanche. Our intrepid Eye clocked the scam-van doing 46 in a 35. Where was the fire (or emergency speed trap)? Our Eye spotted the scam-van sitting in a residential driveway at 3708 Camino Sacramento NE; and unless the house there was suspected of speeding there was no way that the scam-van was in operation.

In keeping with the procedures of the scam-era program we waited 6 days to notify all of you and hopefully the driver of the scam-van that he had been caught speeding. That's still 4 days better than the STOP program provides the rest of us.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Just proves the point that what this city does is illegal, and this is just the tip of the iceberg. Stop licking your behinds Albuquerque and get the balls to say "enough".
How much graft will it take before this town's citizens speak up and get their City Councilors to start investigating what's really going on in this administration.

Anonymous said...

These crooks/spies/city puppets/maintenance workers were checking the calibration at the intersection as they do at all 20 intersections on a regular interval. I'm surprised, according to the LIE, you guys know it all. Guess this one slipped your 20-20 Hindsight. If you have a complaint about one of the vans speeding or driving inappropriatly, then call 311 or IA and file a complaint.

Anonymous said...

IA?

Hasn't that always been the fox watching the hen house? Unless of course you're a Captain trying to expose corupt actions of one of the Cheif's friends. That Captain gets moved in the night and now a Lieutenant runs it and reports directly to Chief Schultz. Oh, and that corupt friend, now a DC.

What a joke!! What ever happened to that police oversite. I guess that program is only for the officers trying to do their jobs. And when a disgruntled friend of the Mayor gets caught doing something illegal the officer(s) is ostracized.

Most cops are law abiding and dedicated employees. It's those bad seeds that need to get booted. And the Serpico's are afraid to come forward, for fear of their family's and their own lives. Believe me, I have gunshot holes in my home.

Now I go to work, go home and have nothing to do with PD events or any gatherings on my off days. There's no way I'd encourage anyone to join APD and they wonder why they have trouble recruiting.

Anonymous said...

They(police) can't control crime on the streets. Reason; we can't recruit enough officers. Reason; We(Citizens) can't control crime at City Hall.

Anonymous said...

Have you looked at the stats for the intersection of Montgomery and Carlisle?
Carlisle and Montgomery
speeding:30031 red light:6187

They are inconsistenly higher than other intersections. From APD website:
http://www.cabq.gov/police/redlight/results.html

Kettle said...

Maybe it's because most of APD has a "God Complex" and nobody wants to be associated with a bunch of backstabbing, liers....? There are some good officers out there but most are being replaced by a bunch of 21 year old, first job they ever had, snot nosed punks. Who wants that protecting their 6? AFD has no problem with recruiting. Strong Union, Brotherhood, and they don't stab each other in the back. Hey POT this is .........!!!!

Anonymous said...

Serpicos, come forward, or contact the 'Eye'for legal protection.

Anonymous said...

Last week in a meeting of about 20 citizens, none of whom are APD, someone suggested to a member describing a PD problem that they contact IA. The rest of us just spontaneously laughed. What a joke! Everyone knows it. Better idea: why don't you just put a big red target on your forehead and say, "Mess with me and make my life miserable."