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

Jun 28, 2009

Letters to the Eye: Let APD Do Its Job

There's been a lot of talk about immigrant gangs since the Denny's invasion and murder. Notice that we don't refer to the incident as a "tragedy." What happened to Stephanie Anderson was abhorrent and unacceptable in our society. Referring to an invasion and murder as a "tragedy" implies inevitability akin to a natural disaster.

The terrorism and murder at Denny's restaurant was a direct result of the planning and intent of three terrorist thugs with no respect for law or liberty. Their reprehensible acts are the very reason we have... or rather had a death penalty.

This past week we received an email from a neighborhood leader. Kevin Smith, President of the newly formed Juan Tabo Hills Neighborhood association forwarded his letter addressed to the City Council on to us requesting that we publish it as a Letter to the Eye. We are happy to do so as I think Mr. Smith's concerns echo how many feel in our community.

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Dear Councilors,

I’m writing you tonight to express my concerns over the latest murder by unchecked criminals roaming our neighborhoods. I have a daughter that works in a restaurant and she was the first thing I thought about when I read the story about these MS13 cretins that murdered that female worker.

The TV series ‘Breaking Bad’, fictionally depicted Albuquerque in a pretty bad light. I’m not so sure about the fiction part anymore.

It seems that we have just buried our heads in the sand in dealing with drug, gangs and have accepted it as just part of our culture. When I see these types driving around in brand new Chrysler 300s and Escalades, in the middle of the afternoon wearing their ball caps backwards, one has to wonder; just what they do for a living. Now be honest, you see what I’m talking about out there.

One must wonder. That’s laughable. EveryONE isn’t wondering one bit. Everyone knows what they do for a living. We all don’t like it, but do we have to accept it. Do the police have to accept it? Seems like it. Albuquerque apparently has become what is known as a "Sanctuary City". Just what is that? In other words we have to leave them alone so they can go about their business (Drug business). I know, that would be profiling, not PC, might get in trouble with the ACLU; bla, bla, bla.

They aren’t harassed, questioned, scrutinized, because they are protected by what is known as a ‘sanctuary’ and they know that politicians have basically castrated the police department, as politics trumps public safety. How much more must this society tolerate? How many loved ones must die needlessly at the hands of gang members because they got in the way of their daily routine of burglary, drug selling, and killing for fun and so on.

My challenge to you; get in front of this. Look into why this is continuing to get worse. Ask any cop that you know how the fight is going out in the streets, and they’ll tell you they’re getting their asses kicked. Not because they are overwhelmed and are weak, it’s because their hands are tied.

It’s a well known fact that they are instructed to lay off suspected illegals. Why. Politics.
I have warned prospective mayoral candidates that this illegal alien, drugs and gangs will be a huge future problem, the likes of what we’ve never seen before, and the next mayor, no matter who it is, will have to take this head on, as it will be the number one issue until it is eradicated. They’re here and they’re killing citizens of this city. Loved ones of someone, God forbid your loved ones.

It's time to say E-N-O-U-G-H. Not one person makes the laws, not one mayor makes the decisions for all of us. You were elected to change policies, make the city a better place to live. I think you all took an oath to uphold those principals, did you not?

The Albuquerque Police Department, regardless of their shortcomings from time to time is the best trained and most dedicated police force and we’re damn lucky they have our back. However, they can only be as good as the politicians, judges and the community that support them.

So take off their muzzles and leashes and let them do their job, and rid this city of this third world filth that is ravaging your (our) city.

Kevin S. Smith, President
Juan Tabo Hills Neighborhood Association

45 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great letter! This entire City is going to hell in a handbasket. Get your head out of the sand Marty! It's a shame that gangs control so much in this city. Who can stop them? They out number and out gun the police. I live in South Broadway, in the 90's this neighborhood got fed up with the gangs, the drugs and the violence. Thanks to the police and the neighborhood associations, they really cleaned it up, then. Now, the past few years back to square one. Street corners are filling up with sellers, gun fire nightly, people getting beat up on the street. Call the cops, sometimes they come, sometimes they can't. Time to start grass roots community policing again. What else can a community do. No place in Abq is safe.

Anonymous said...

The APD has plenty of gang experts they just arent favorites with the 5th floor and no enforcement will ever be done becuase everything is politics just like the mayor's office. All of these experts work every every unit but the gant unit. Who is going to suffer, the citizens of albuquerque, just remember that when you people in the level voting for the lil hitler chavez.

Anonymous said...

Let's hear Schultz say it one more time, "we are an immigrant friendly city, not a sanctuary city". I love the spin. If Schultz keeps saying it long enough maybe it will cost Marty his re election.

Anonymous said...

This letter is so RIGHT ON !
I don't want to hear about Police brutality, or any of that other indiscretion crap.
It's high time that the law abiding citizens and the police department kick some serious ass and the judges just better tow the line on locking them up and throwing away the key.

Anonymous said...

Yes, the judges are a huge part of this problem. Do your jobs. Start protecting the rights of LEGAL citizens and stop worrying about the rights of these illegal pieces of crap. Oh, and while you're at it stop letting the ACLU push you around and grow a set.

Anonymous said...

Get over it....Marty doesn't give a shit. The point is to educate Romero or Berry and hope one of them gets it right because one of them is going to be the next mayor.

Anonymous said...

Smith endorsed Cadigan. The eye loves the free market hating liberal Cadigan.

I WANT MICHAEL TO TELL US IF HE SUPPORTS THE WORDS ON THIS BLOG.

When he tells us his opinion, the eye and smith will understand District 5 needs a real leader.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Mr. Smith for the support of our police. Too bad the council doesnt have our backs.

Anonymous said...

Immigrants will stay home when this country gets out of the rest of the world. People come here because they have no other option after we destroy their country.

People from Viet Nam are living in our city because we went to war in their country. People from El Salvador live here because we went to war in their country.

If we do not help the people who supported our troops when we fight in their country, we will not have friends when we enter another country.

MS-13 are the children of those brave El Salvadorians that fought with Americans. It is called BLOWBACK.

Anonymous said...

WHY DOES THE EYE HATE APD?

Anonymous said...

The name Jackson killed this story. People care more about the king fo pop than they do about a gang fro El Salvador.

Anonymous said...

The EYE does not hate APD. The Eye supports the men and women in the field. I think your confused with the EYE being critcal of It's administration; that being the fifth and eleventh floors.
Lets understand the difference.
THINK, if at all possible.

Anonymous said...

A few comments up. Viet Namese people aren't running amuck killing people. They're hard working and mostly honest people.
Other places that our troops fought in; Korea, Germany, Japan.
You don't see these people acting like a-holes in our country.
Maybe we didn't do a good enough job in El Salvador. Obviously we didn't kill enough of those bastards and their parents.
That's okay, we'll just finish the job and kill them here.

Anonymous said...

Ok, lets not drift from the topic. Forget Michael Jackson, and leave that up to the no job, no brain, clueless Perez Hiltons to sort out. None issue to most of us.

Refocus on taking out the MS-13 tripe and any local gangs as well.

Joe said...

The policy you speak of is a policy that prohibits APD from asking somebody about their imigration status when they get pulled over for a traffic stop or something like that... when somebody is arrested their immigration status is checked and if they are illegal, they get an ICE detainer put on them while at MDC. ICE then has a certain amount of time to come pick them up and deport them before they can be bonded out or released from jail. So, illegals that are violent or arrested and booked into MDC are checked for imigration status. So, the problem is not APD or the policy which you speak of.

This problem is not an illegal immigrant problem either. There are far more law abiding non-violent illegal immigrants then there are MS13's in this city. The problem is gang violence. And there are plenty of legal US Citizen gangsters running the streets and selling drugs. I would argue that there are far more US Citizen gang bangers in this town then there are illegal immigrant gang bangers. There are plenty of US Citizens in Albuquerque that kill rob and sell drugs everyday but you all don't give a shit until the news tells you the killer is an illegal immigrant.

You people are all sheep. When shit happens you don't want to look in your own back yard to find the problem. You want to blame the problem on those that are not like yourselves.

Anonymous said...

I truly hope that the Denny's killing and Marty's "sanctuary city" policy are the nail in his political coffin.

Anonymous said...

Why does the 5th floor hate the truth?

fubar said...

Many comments back, last word BLOWBACK: WTF are you smoking? You need to get your medication re-evaluated.

Anonymous said...

I have not checked the New Mexico State Statutes for Gang laws, but what about the idea of State Legislators enacting a State Law that would give APD room during interrogations of suspected gang members. For example, it is illegal to be in a "gang" that involves illegal activity. If a gang member does not admit to being in a crime while being questioned by APD, then make that a crime. For example, a gang member who admits to being involved in a crime can get up to a year in jail. A gang member that doesn't admit to being in a gang can get up to five years in jail. If anybody has ever dealt with any legal proceding in a court of law, it takes time and money! Money to hire an attorney and time to take off time to go to court. A gang member suspected by APD of being involved in a gang is in unable to "talk" about gang activity, might just find out how much more money and time that a court case takes!

Anonymous said...

If a new law was written such as the one suggested above, then the District Attorney would be able to charge the gang from Central America with more crimes in either admitting or not admitting to being in a gang.

Anonymous said...

Joe said;

Yes we do have LEGAL criminals here as well. Dah, we get that.
But lets not add to it by shouting from the roof tops that we are open and friendly city to your obvious cousin MOTHER F _ _ Ker relatives, third world no good for nothing a - holes. Remember we have our OWN a-holes to deal with. We don't need to import more.

Anonymous said...

when someone is booked for a crime, their citizen status is not checked or verified. ICE used to be notifed if APD called them and gave them the heads up. If our government really cared about who came in our jails, they would have an ICE office at MDC. Everyone would get interviewed and checked for immigration status.

Anonymous said...

Bill and Marty don't want to piss off their bros.
They want their vote.
As letter writer states; Politics over public safety.

Anonymous said...

Agreed... PUBLIC SAFETY better damn well be paramont in this next election.
Sanctuary City be damned

Anonymous said...

Proving a person belongs to a gang can be challenging at the cost to the taxpayer (a well worth cost).
Did the two men in custody from the Central American Gang admit to being in a Gang? How did the APD figure that out? I wonder if there is state law that adds more jail/prison time to a Gang member that admits vs. fails to admit being in a Gang uponing questioning by police.

Joe said...

Anonymous said...

But lets not add to it by shouting from the roof tops that we are open and friendly city to your obvious cousin MOTHER F _ _ Ker relatives, third world no good for nothing a - holes.


My cousins/relatives? My family has been in NM for hundreds of years. When did you and yours move to my beautiful state? I thought this would be a place for thoughtful discussion but you really came out and showed your a$$ didn't you. Figures it'd be an idiot like you trying to turn a tragedy into a soapbox... just like candidate Berry. Go ahead and vote for that opportunist. See where that gets you. My support will be behind Romero. At least when Romero was interviewed by the media after Berry's little show downtown Romero had the sense to see that this was not an immigration problem but rather a gang problem.

Anonymous said...

I like to watch Breaking Bad because it shows Albuquerque for what it really is. If you live a sheltered life and do not see this on a daily basis, wake up, it is real and it is right next door.

Anonymous said...

Anyone catch Schultz and Rob on Eye on New Mexico....? Interesting that Schultz denied ABQ is a sanctuary city when asked by Stuart Dyson. Instead he insisted ABQ is "immigrant friendly" WTF is the difference?? bye-bye Mayor for Life, oh yeah, and please take your "friendly immigrants" with you!

Anonymous said...

Well here's a solution. If they are convicted of anything and it is found out that they belong to a gang, then brand them on the side of the face with a cattle branding iron, then there will be no need to wonder in the future. Treat them like the animals they are.
Then after the third offence, take them to the slaughter house and give them the same treatment as a cow. Better yet, just take them out to the city dump and off them there.

Anonymous said...

Smith makes a good argument; Question is does the City Council have the nads to change this lame ass 'Sanctuary City' policy?

Anonymous said...

Do any of you realize people in this state cannot be prosecuted for "gang" crimes because there isn't any definition of gang or gang member on the NM books? Most certainly this problem is multifaceted. The other question--particularly to the Denny's crime is ---has anyone looked into how the suspects came to the US and ended up here? I'm curious to know the answer to that one.

Anonymous said...

"Has anyone looked into how the suspects came to the US and ended up here"
How? Dah ! they drove here?
We have no one stopping them.
Why? 'Cause the mayor has invited them. Afterall it is an open city for legals and illegals to do any damn thing they feel like.
As for the "Breaking Bad" get used to it, it's our new reality. Bullshit; well got one thing to say. It doesn't HAVE TO BE.
Is it any wonder that you can't find guns, ammo etc anymore.
Can't wait till the law abiding citizens start blowing away some of these banger bastards.

Anonymous said...

Gangs thats what makes Albuquerque. Every kid wants to be a gangbanger and ever kids dad wants to be a biker. Tattoo ink must be sold by the gallons in Albuquerque. It's the mentality of the people here. I dont believe the majority of the people want a clean law abiding image for Albuquerque. It's a shame

Anonymous said...

The only elected offical that I know of who stands for law and order in New Mexico is Sheriff Darren White. The next mayor who gets elected/re-elect, should appoint Sheriff White the Police Chief. Sheriff White has values and morals and always stands for what he believes in.

Anonymous said...

Shultz will stay Chief and Darren will be the Chief Public Safety Officer (Petes Job) guaranteed. The Chief is not going anywhere. God help us

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I heard there is a big hole in the fence down south. It has a sign next to it with an arrow pointing toward NM stating liberal judges and free drivers licenses.

Anonymous said...

Not to long ago, I remember seeing on television on 60 minutes or some program similiar about a Prosecutor who argued successfully what the definition of a gang is, in order for the Court to find that crime had been carried out by a Gang. I believe what specified a Gang from say, a group of Basketball players, is that a "Gang" will use signs and symbols to communicate with one another often using grafitti, tatoos, clothing, hair-styles that uses signs or logos, with certain elements, signs, symbols that the Gang members all have in common to convey their affiliation. Gang members are engaged in activities (hateful) often involving a rival or perceived rival gang. Gangs often involve territorial activity associated with a certain geographic location within a city. The Prosecutor was able to trace some grafitti left by a Gang member
as a way to identify that person as being in a Gang and also identified signs in the clothing attire of the Gangs members. The goals of a basketball player are to achieve success in the number of games won. The goals of a street Gang member often involve illegal activity. Basketball players meet in a regular stadium to practice and play. Street Gangs meet in locations "to hang out" with no goals except those involving violence or protection.

Anonymous said...

Differences between regular groups of people vs. Street Gangs

A Softball team meets in a Softball Park

A Street Gang meets in the Streets of Albuquerque

A Church Choir meets at a Church

A Street Gang meets in the City Park

A Hockey team meets at a Hockey Stadium

A Steet Gang meets in the streets
of Albuquerque for drive by shootings and graffiti.

A Football team meets in a Football Stadium.

A Street Gang meets in the streets of Albuquerque.

A Street Gang has no known meeting location other than the city streets and parks.

In specifying what a Gang is the best distinction in separating a Gang from people forming associations is the meeting place of that Street Gang which is the city streets and parks.

Anonymous said...

The bottom line is this:

There is enormous incentive for the Mayor to direct police activity to areas such as downtown, because those areas are affluent and are a source of campaign contibutions.

Because of this "incentive", the police are required by the Mayors Office to spend an inordinate amount of time downtown enforcing petty laws on loud motorcycles, panhandlers etc.

As a result, our less affluent neighborhoods with truly serious crime issues are left to suffer because they have nothing to offer in the way of money or votes.

None of this will change until the Mayor is held accountable for the City as a whole, and not just the areas where his next contribution is coming from.

Anonymous said...

Someone above asked how we know the thugs in Denny's take-over were members of M-13. This Senior woman even knew that: One had '503' shaved into his hair. THAT's how. Sheesh.

Anonymous said...

I arrested an illegal Mexican for a violent felony. He was let go because INS failed to pick him up in time.

Anonymous said...

Tattoo's doesn't mean gangbanger, ya ding-dong. It's a current fashion statement. Many in public safety have them.

Anonymous said...

WELL THEN THEY ARE CONSIDERED A GANGMEMBER, WHO IN THE HELL WOULD TATTOO THEIR AREA CODE ON THEM. DID THEY FORGET THE FIRST THREE DIGETS? OR WOULD YOU THINK THEY ARE CLAIMING THEIR TURFF? DAH!

Anonymous said...

Albuquerque is a "Sanctuary City" WTF

Anonymous said...

APD's "gang experts" are not in the current gang unit? That's the dumbest thing I've ever read!! I'd LOVE to know who these so called "experts" (that aren't in the unit) are!!!!