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

Mar 21, 2008

Plugging Leaks

The 5th floor has begun an investigation into the mayor's alleged hit and run. Of course it's not the kind of investigation where they're trying to get to the bottom of what actually happened Sunday, March 9th - it's an investigation designed to find out who had the temerity to release public information about allegations involving the mayor.

Our Eyes tell us that Ray and company held a meeting today in which it was decided that the brass needed to find out how we got such detailed information that included dispatch timelines, CAD numbers, and the incident's case number. We told you about the bizarre meeting in which officers were threatened with termination if they released information to the press (or to your lovable Eye) about something that they wouldn't name (read it here).

In the meantime, the 5th floor brain trust decided that the best way to handle questions about the alleged mayoral mishap (and run) was to claim "mistaken identity" - which Chief Ray did on 770KKOB's Bob Clark show this week. Normally a claim like that would almost be irrefutable - except for the fact that we were able to get our hands on the call detail and our Eyes have evidence in their possession that the mayor admitted to being at the scene but claimed there was no damage.

Now, APD has been busy fielding questions about an incident that they never wanted to talk about and in fact, made every effort to keep locked down. The fact is that the mayor and the police department have tremendous power to investigate crime which also gives them the almost unchallengeable ability to cover it up. You need look no further than the 2005 evidence room scandal that cost Chief Gallegos his job and brought Chief Schultz into the picture.
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Our Eyes tell us that Chief Schultz was in charge of the APD evidence room at least part of the time that evidence was disappearing. It's ironic that he was the one tapped to clean up the mess and restore confidence in the department.
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Now their investigative authority - authority granted them by all of us - is being used to plug a leak that may reveal felonious activities in the police department. If the original allegations are true (and we believe they are), Marty's mishap and run would be a misdemeanor. Anyone involved in attempting to cover-up that misdemeanor could be guilty of a felony. If the mayor is personally involved in the cover-up he would also be guilty of a felony.

It's time that an outside agency takes a long hard look at APD from the evidence room to Marty's mishaps. APD is not Marty's personal police force tasked with protecting him both physically and politically. They work for us... and their job is to keep the public safe from those who disregard the law, even if it's the mayor himself.

31 comments:

Anonymous said...

HEY! EYE! Get ahold of an outside agency already and take care of this mess! You will be forever indebted to Albuquerque! You seem to know everyone and what's going on! Contact the Gov, anyone!

Anonymous said...

I'll bet Governor Richardson would love to help. It's sad, but APD is Mayor Marty's personal police dept which he uses to cover up felony crimes that would hurt his political future.

Ray Schultz is bought and paid for by the Mayor. Schultz will cover up anything to keep his job! Schultz called Gov Richardson's Metro Court corrupt. What a hypocrite Schultz is!

Schultz covered up the Mayor's accident, lied about it and that is that!

Schultz knew about the APD Evidence problems and knew who was responsible, but covered that up, as well to protect Nick Bakas' friends and keep the mayor from being embarrassed! As Gov Richardson stated "Chief Schultz has still not put anyone in jail for the theft of money and drugs".

In fact, the only people that Schultz went after were the Officers that exposed the Evidence room thefts. They were all ordered, like now, in the Mayor's accident, to keep their mouth shut or lose their jobs!

This administration works on threats and intimidation to keep their officers from telling the truth. It's SAD!

Maybe if everyone that reads this blog would send the Governor an email asking for an investigation into corrupt APD's Chief Schultz and his staff the Governor might listen......

Anonymous said...

Two ex-APD officers that know how corrupt APD'S 5th floor has become now work for the Attorney General's Office. They are Michelle Garcia and Earl Holmes. Maybe these two would be able to help???? They know all the dirty player's first hand.

Anonymous said...

It figures that the fifth floor would do everything in their power to find the leak about who released the information about the mayor. But they refuse to find out who leaks out information when Officers are falsely accused of crimes and it devastates their careers and families when they are plastered all over the news.

Anonymous said...

unfortunately that will never happen. They are ALL in bed together on some level or another.

Anonymous said...

I can't even imagine why APD's Chief would waste man hours trying to find out who leaked information on a lie they are trying to hide reference the mayor's accident. The Chief wants to discipline officers because he lied to the public and dosen't want to be exposed, so the chief will target officers over his covering up of a crime.

PLEASE, WHERE IS THE JUSTICE IN THIS CITY OF ALBUQUERQUE.

THE CHIEF OF POLICE LOOKING TO DISCIPLINE HIS OFFICERS OVER THE CHIEF COVERING UP A CRIME!

LOCAL MEDIA, YOU SHOULD BE ALL OVER THIS, HAVE YOU NO INTERGRITY. PLEASE THIS CHIEF NEEDS TO BE STOPPED!

MY GOD, WHAT HAS THIS POLICE DEPT COME TOO. TARGETING THEIR OWN TO COVER CRIMES!

Anonymous said...

First few bloggers - you are very naive to think Gov. Richardson gives a flying crap about corruption. He's in the center of a ton of it himself, and constantly appoints corrupt cronies to state positions. Your only hope is that Richardson wants to dig at Marty a bit. But probably not, because then Marty will turn around and throw out some juicy dirt on the Gov. I wish we could really get them going at each other. Not only would it show each of their true colors, it would be pretty funny! This blind faith in Richardson never ceases to amaze me.

Anonymous said...

Oh brother, crickets,,,, does anyone hear all those crickets? Who friggin cares? At this point I'd be happy to hear from the guy wanting the oatmeal cookie recipies.......Boring

Anonymous said...

Michelle Garcia Ha thats a joke!!!!

Anonymous said...

Marty will find a way to beat this and get re-elected. Face it folks, he's untouchable. If his ex-wife can't bring him down, who can?

Anonymous said...

So, who are they going to get to do the investigation??? Hey EYE I suggest we request a copy of all cell phone records, we as citizens pay for they, they are public record, and maybe we will get lucky and they didn't use another cell to call each other. Schultz is a LIAR LIAR and should be fired just like he is ready to do to any Officer before the facts are reviewed. I don't know much about investigations but I do know cell phone bills don't lie

Anonymous said...

But Mr. Mayor, if you just don't hit and run you have nothing to worry about, right?

Bbbbbbwwwwaaaaaahahahahahahahahaha!

Anonymous said...

somebody should do something

Anonymous said...

I bet lil dictator marty was driving, ray ray the passenger, screwey louie sanchez was in the back,,, who we missing

Anonymous said...

The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority! (Blanchard)

The Schultz administration has alot to learn!

Anonymous said...

This stuff would never happen in AFD, our union looks out for its members, even if the mayor controls them. Why don't some of you officers start a petition/letter around your dept for a vote of no confidence on your chief. Then give it to the media. Tell your story. You don't need your union, as I know they made a deal with your Chief's Office and the Mayor and would screw you over anyhow. I know you guys hate him, but Lawerence Torrez took care of us. Ron Olivas screwed you! You all never saw it coming. The guy will be taken care of in the future, like Lawerence was. Look at how they take care of our Union Prez...... However, he still takes care of ALL of us, not just some.

Anonymous said...

"Oh brother, crickets,,,, does anyone hear all those crickets? Who friggin cares? At this point I'd be happy to hear from the guy wanting the oatmeal cookie recipies.......Boring"



Introducing Marteenie's Oatmeal Cookie Recipe:

2 1/2 oz gin
1/2 oz dry vermouth
1 pickled shrimp or lemon twist for garnish
Drink with an oatmeal cookie

Lather, rinse, repeat

Hit and run

Coverup, optional

Ummm, ummm, good!

Anonymous said...

"I bet lil dictator marty was driving, ray ray the passenger, screwey louie sanchez was in the back,,, who we missing?"

Your mother, pulling a train!

Anonymous said...

Hey APOA, you still have the infamous site up from October. Modify so that officers can sign anonymously with a non-confidence statement for Ray. How much worse does it have to get. This whole place is about to unravel anyway.

Ron, I know they'll gun for you but you can either be the guy who stood up to these douchebags or the guy that stood by. BE A LEADER AND TAKE THEM ON....YOU'VE GOT 82!!!

Anonymous said...

i was in there too :-)

Anonymous said...

What do you mean this would never happen in AFD???? The prior union prez, John Garcia, who never was a real firefighter, spent his time on the inside. Sold the membership down the river on many occasions. That went on for years...

He misappropriated union money for politicians including, Marty, City Councilors, County Commisioners, the Gov and others. He is now the Chief of Bernalillo FD. He's not experienced to be running a department nor has the time, but we all know that has nothing to do with it. Example: AFD Chief Robert Ortega.

Ortega's known for covering up Marty's indiscretions. What firefighters showed up to Marty's house when he beat the shit out of Margaret? Where did those reports go?? Some of those people are now AFD Deputy Chief's. And a lot of Ortega's family/friends have had many prior arrests, felonies, and they get the primo spots on Ladder trucks, which should be earned, but not in AFD. A nephew, who had been directly promoted to drive a ladder, ruined a million $ truck on a fire scene because he didn't know what he was doing. Where did that info go, into the corupt black hole.

The AFD union is now struggling to get out of the red. They just had a recent dues increase. The new prez has done the membership good. He stands up to admin and the 11th floor, if they're not legit. He seems to know how to be diplomatic but still represent the membership. Hopefully he'll be able to maintain his integrity. Power seems to equal coruption.

Oh, and to "bored". If you're so bored why do you keep reading the EYE, the blogs, and keep posting?

Anonymous said...

hahaha!! Luv that receip--make mine a double

Anonymous said...

"Ron, I know they'll gun for you but you can either be the guy who stood up to these douchebags or the guy that stood by. BE A LEADER AND TAKE THEM ON....YOU'VE GOT 82!!!"

I love this comment, Ron should just run right out there and do it. Oh the guy that posted it didn't leave his name! hmmmmmmm guess it is ok for Ron to take the heat, but the "82" isn't brave enough to post his/her name. What does that tell you about the APOA!

Anonymous said...

Yea, AFD not only got a raise that positively affected their whole org., but they also had the city agree that a firefighter can can get one DWI without being fired.

Anonymous said...

The AFD also got our longivity pay that Olivas gave away in addition to the 19% they all got across the board.

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry, I thought Ron was the President of the APOA? Is he not anymore? Maybe he's a lot more devious than I give him credit, and if he is, I will be the first to pat him on the back. If the president doesn't want the spotlight...that is dysfunctional.

I notice you didn't leave your name either so I know you're in agreement with me at least on this point...those that are truly outspoken get hung out...

Anonymous said...

I am just saying, if you are going to demand someone carry the banner and get shot at (which we know Ray and Marty will do) then have the guts to put your name on it and stand with him.

If you are afraid you will get hung, then what do you think they will do to Ron? I have seen too many times APOA members demanding that their president go out on a limb, only to find he is the only one out there. The APOA usually does NOT back up their own.

Anonymous said...

So if he is afraid to lead the members, then why run for APOA President? How many excuses is the APOA going to bring up to justify their incompetency. If I hear another board member tell me to run for the board if I want fairness, I swear I'm going to bitch splap him.

Anonymous said...

ok bitch! start slappin!

Anonymous said...

Here's an idea, how about all the good folks at the APOA defend the contract. I'll hang up and listen...

Anonymous said...

Oh please this would never happen at AFD!! Are U friggin nuts? They're all related over there and are always (trying) to cover up for all there DWIs. The brass over there carry water for Marty as much as Schultz and his crooked bunch do!
Oh Please!