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 3, 2009

Eye Poll: Time to Go

We rarely see this kind of landslide in an Eye Poll. Last week, Eye readers sent a loud and clear message that it's time for Chief Schultz to go.

In our unscientific, poll a whopping 78% of readers said "yes, absolutely" when asked if APD needs a new chief. Only 17% of readers wanted to keep the chief, while 4% didn't know (view it here).

There are a lot of reasons why readers are ready for a change over at APD, but a lot of it comes down to the chief's inability to keep politics out of the police department.

Police officers are hired to do a job - a difficult, tedious, dangerous, and all too often thankless endeavor. When the primary function of the chief becomes anything other than protecting the public, he loses the trust of the public and just as importantly the faith of the men and women he leads.

75 comments:

Anonymous said...

Why is the eye ducking the comments left on the special blog post? It seems like most of your readers believe oil is a problem.

ched macquigg said...

Assume for the sake of argument (only), that Schultz is not guilty of anything that has been said and written about him. The fact that an overwhelming majority of people believe these criticisms to be truth, is reason enough for him to go and "spend more time with his family".

No matter what else, we are entitled to leaders we can trust personally and professionally.

I am disappointed that the Police Officers Union has not conducted a vote of confidence. No matter what our opinions, it is the opinions of his subordinates which needs to be heard and acted upon.

The last thing police officers need is union leadership that is afraid to make waves, or worse, in the pocket of the Chief.

Anonymous said...

Hopefully Mayor Berry with realize that a change needs to be made and not succumb to the "dog and pony" show going on to keep Schultz in place. Why is it that Darren is trying to keep this guy? Please pay attention to this Mayor Berry and get a real leader in there as Chief of Police. The men and women of APD, and the entire community need someone in that position they can trust and will make decisions based on what is right and best and not politics. Unfortunately, even though Darren has been in law enforcement, he is a self-promotor and politician first,and a cop second. We've had enough of this already.

Anonymous said...

what needs to go is drunk driving firefighters and cops. what a bunch!

Anonymous said...

This was a great win for the city of Albuquerque.
Unfortunately their has been appointed a fly in the ointment.
It doesn't take much to read between the lines.
His alligence to the new mayor is secondary to the chief.

Anonymous said...

Maybe the offer White's position was made with the string attached that he cannot rail to keep Schultz in place. Money & face time with the press is more important to White than loyalty to his "friends" as it is with all politicians.

Anonymous said...

good point about vote of no confidence. We had one and he was talked out of it by Joey and Ron and Fred.Funny, Fred sits there and bad mouths Ray all of the time about his way of disciplining and Calloways way of not knowing a darn thing.

Anonymous said...

This poll does represent the majority, rather the malcontents of APD. The Chief is holding officers accountable for their actions, their misdeeds and their criminal behavior. We need this Chief more now than ever.

Anonymous said...

As a veteran, I hope the County Commission does NOT appoint a person who went AWOL after boot camp back in 2005, to take over as Bernalillo County Sheriff. This person went AWOL from the United States Army in time of war and that is unforgiveable.

I know the veteran's that I hang out with, all have said they will vote against any County Commission member who votes to appoint this AWOL, with a bad discharge, to lead our deputies!

I hope Brasher, Armijo, De La Cruz, Stebbins and Weiner are hearing us loud and clear. WE DO NOT WANT SOMEONE WHO RAN FROM SERVICE TO THEIR COUNTRY IN TIME OF WAR LEADING OUR SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT!

Anonymous said...

Chief Schultz is the best Chief this City has had in years.

Anonymous said...

Darren is a self-promotor and a politician you hit the nail on the head. To keep this chief would not be good for BERRY!!!

Anonymous said...

Dan Moorning may be chief if Sheriff White has his way. How is it that Dan from Copo's always has his hands in the cookie jar over at APD? He was in the Marty camp with Bakas for so many years, now he's in the Berry camp???????? How does this guy do it?

On to the Subject, Chief Schultz must go as the men and women of APD have no faith and trust in him. That cmbo makes for a really bad chief no one respects. He can also take that over paid loser John Walsh with him. Another Bakas cronie! Here's a great idea, why don't all of you Marty fans go off and leave this great state and take the little troll with you!

Anonymous said...

The new mayor needs to do the right thing and clean house with the APD brass. We need a new chief that can lead this department. And when there is a new chief, let them run the department and put in place a command staff that has some integrity and guts to do the right thing. It has been years since the chief has been able to make a decision without running it by the powers across the street. All the officers know this to be true and have no faith in the leadership. None of them ever stood up against the mayor to protect the department when it was the right thing to do. These incompetent leaders have never demonstrated any guts and have only made decisions that are in their best interests to hold their jobs or to last until pension time. Now that it looks like their is an effort to keep Schultz in place, no one with rank wants to bad mouth him. These are the same people cursing him a month ago. Everyone protects their own self interest in lieu of doing whats right. Where are the real leaders anymore? I hope that Berry has some ties to the working cops in APD that can give him the truth....that may be the only way he gets it. Appears as though Scultz will do anything to last into next year to get himself a second pension. He should be ashamed of his demeanor and lack of courage during the past administration and walk away. He had over four years to show leadership and he failed. He should be embarrased. If the union had any guts themselves, they would do a no confidence vote....I would bet it would closely mirror the poll done here. In fact, it might even register higher disapproval numbers, since his appointed followers could'nt vote. But, where is the union on this???

Anonymous said...

Hell, go over to the Albuquerque Fire Department. When you are sworn to be a firefighter, you can then transfer to work on computers, be a camera/photo man, chaplin, drug outreach. All of this with a twenty year dangerous job!

Anonymous said...

http://nationaljuggernaut.blogspot.com/2009/09/this-cartoon-seemed-far-fetched-in-1948.html

It's strange how things still remain the same .... check out this cartoon made in 1948

Anonymous said...

Don't be fooled by all the behind the scene shenanigans going on Mayor Berry. APD needs new leadership.

Anonymous said...

Darren will keep Shultz. Wake up people. Its all polictics. Even Berry is a policitician

Anonymous said...

It is not going to matter who the chief is, there will always be employees who complain that they are worthless.

Darren White hasn't even taken over his position and there are those bashing him. Dinelli has held the position for years, did nothing, and no one seemed to care until the CNAU snafu occurred.

The whiners and bitchers will always be there, and on this site, no matter who is in charge. They are the minority and should not be taken seriously.

With new personnel things will change, and those changes will cause bitching from a disgruntled few. Fuck them...they are the minority and the ones the majority are tired of hearing from because they are the lazy ones.

The new management should make the changes it sees fit without listening to a few whining losers. Better yet, those few whining losers should be identified and dealt with swiftly so the department can move on.

Anonymous said...

WHY NOTHING ABOUT THE NEW DEBACLE THAT HUDSON CAUSED OVER AT SID WITH HIS BOYS PISTOL WHIPPING A DRUG DEALER? A DRUG DEALER WHO TURNED CI FOR THEM THEN RAN. HUDSON AND SMITH HAVE TO GO. DONT WORRY WORD OUT ON SMITHS RETURN TO SID. YOU HAVE YOUR EARS ON MARY HAHN YES YOU HEARD IT RIGHT SMITH GOING BACK TO SID WITH DAVID YOUNG AND HUDSON. CONTINUING WITH THEIR GOOD OL BOY SYSTEM.

Anonymous said...

Speaking of losers, where is that shit bag Lawerence Torrez. Is he still trying to come back to APD? If so, I hope the have hime work for me! He was such a traitor to APD and now he wants back so he can get his 20 year retirement!
Lawrence Political Hack Torrez, we are waiting for you!

Anonymous said...

I give it six months after office before Marty Chavez is popped for DWI. He will no longer have APD Officers to drive him from bar to bar as he gets drunk.

Anonymous said...

Who went AWOL?

Anonymous said...

All the commanders know that there are two deputy chief positions open next month. With all the talk of Ray staying so you think they will speak out? I think not? And the lieutenants will have two commander slots. Politics as usual. As for Ray holding officers responsible for misdeeds, how about holding his command staff responsible for theirs. Lead by example. This is what upsets everyone. Treat everyone fair. It shouldn't be different depending on your rank or who you are. No one has a problem. With disciplining officers as long as he is fair. Try spending some time keeping low standard applicants from getting in to boost your bs numbers

Anonymous said...

Read today's (11/5) Joe Monahan's Blog.

He describes how Darren White put his arm around Chief Schultz and declared to Berry that the Chief 'is a good man.'

Then and only then did the 7 hour interview by the Berry Transition Team start.

Draw your own conclusions.

Anonymous said...

Berry is missing a real opportunity! the people who really understand the city, from police to solid waste are not being contacted by Berry. A year from now it will only be more of the same. 1st big mistake, bigger than the CAO was Darren White!

Anonymous said...

Thanks dawne and paul for that long diatribe. as always you continue to remain some of the highest paid employees in the city and choose to anonymously attack cops from your grassy knoll. you really should leave the department.

Anonymous said...

Beth Paiz for chief of police!

Anonymous said...

Anybody seen David Young...he wasn't at property today?????

Anonymous said...

Who went AWOL?

I heard it was the same guy who destroyed Marty Chavez's parking tickets.

Dawne said...

anonymous at 250. you should know by now, if i post its under my name. Im not a coward. I have no idea what diatribe you are talking about, but thank you for the confidence to think I would have such a great vocabulary, and such good writing skills. Speaking of being the highest paid, i know you arent talking about me, Im not even close, but again thank you anyway. I truly hope investigations isnt your forte, you arent very good at it.

Anonymous said...

Come on Joey GIVE IT A BREAK Your boy Marty LOST..... Time to do union work....

Anonymous said...

Who destroyed Marty Chavez' ticket? He should be taken out back and hit with the ugly stick.

Anonymous said...

Facts all wrong. Not AWOL. Pretty ballsy to accuse anyone of that. Might want to get your facts straight first.

Anonymous said...

I don't care what DC Castro posts. The Chief is just very bad for morale. Thats all he cares about is money. He does not even care about the troops, he won't even talk to us because he thinks he's better than us. Some say he has changed his ways now. I know DC Castro is walking around being very nice to us now that he is leaving. However, we won't forget how they have treated us these past five years!

We want a cops cop to be Chief. Someone that will give us a fair shake and have intergrity and pride. A Chief that does not lie everytime he opens his mouth. A Chief that cares about us would be nice for a change............ We need another Bob Stover type. If you check the Field Officers without rank around and in private will will all tell you Chief Schultz and his DC's need to GO!

Anonymous said...

who are the two DC's leaving?

Anonymous said...

Just goes to show you: the more things change, the more they stay the SAME.

Anonymous said...

Berry needs to make the call on the
Chief's position. Darren is in it for Darren and for some reason has an undying need to keep Ray?
Has Darren ever really kept a job for a long time, first Texas then APD with the band, then the state and a vote of no confidence and then the SO before going to the City. He is nothing more than a politician and not really a cop. Never ever get tween him and a TV camera.

Anonymous said...

I heard Lawrence (Larry) is back at PD and keeping his fat pay.

Anonymous said...

Monahan? Please. Nobody reads that shit anymore. Right here is where the answers and news is.
If you buy the Journal to keep up with what goes on at City Hall, save yourself the 50 cents a day and just log on here.
Journal. Nobody will be reading that shit anymore either.

Anonymous said...

Whine Whine and Whine! Get to work u lazy slugs. They dont pay you to think who should be in charge.

Anonymous said...

Joey needs to do police work. Anyone who runs into Ops Review to hide right away has no business being in charge of the association (it is nowhere close to being a union), much less a cop. The troops at the bottom should have a say in who leads them. They don't get paid to think, but they sure do think better than those in charge who do whatever they want. Let the little people be damned, that's the attitude in charge of APD.

Anonymous said...

"The troops at the bottom should have a say in who leads them"

You are an idiot! Employees do not select their boss! I take it you have never been in the military. You probably have never held a civilian job. An I hope to God you are not a cop!

Go work anywhere in the world and you will not be able to select your boss I, unless you are a business owner or a millionaire, and if that is the case you probably worked for someone along the way.

Try to have it stay in that empty head of yours that the rank and file do not pick their bosses. If you are unhappy with your current employment scenario do us all a favor and look elsewhere for a job. Chances will be pretty good that no matter where you go you will have absolutely no input on who your boss is...even if you go work at McDonald's.

Now please, do not blog any more because it is evident that you are an idiot!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

What are the facts about the AWOL Story?

Is this why US Marshall would not take him?

Anonymous said...

I don't know who the heck they are talking about with this AWOL thing, but if it matters just show your discharge DD214. The type of discharge you got should put everything to rest, or stir everything up.

Anonymous said...

Get Schultz and Callaway out of there! They have destroyed morale for the last few years. Lets start off with a new chief that has some integrity.

Anonymous said...

Please Mr. Berry look over at The Albuquerque Fire Dept. Get rid of the Chief and all of his and Martys double dipping pals over at supply. The three of them need to go; Charlie Alderete, James Rebarchik and especialy Marty party man, Carlos Dominguez. Keep them and they will be working on Marty's next comeback election, on our dime!

Anonymous said...

AFD idots, shut the hell up. This is an APD blog. Go start your own.

Anonymous said...

eye on Albuquerque not eye on APD u idiot! i love when the firemen comment here it shows they are as fed up with their worthless administration as you APD whiners! I work across the street for the city of Albuquerque not APD!. Go start your own blog called eye on APD if you cant listen to other topics u ignorant idiot.

Anonymous said...

"You are an idiot! Employees do not select their boss!"

Thank God I am too smart to be a cop. (No disrespect to the hard working, intelligent cops out there). While workers don't select their boss, their input into who leads them is solicited in successful businesses. The military rarely has real leaders. Just someone following a set of rules because they can't be trusted to think independently. You must have never held a job in the real (civillian) world. Incompetence is rewarded with a failed business or a pink slip. Government follows the Peter Principle, and hence there are rarely any leaders. If a boss isn't selected that can work with the employees, there will be problems. So go back to whichever restaurant it is you eat at for free or with a discount and duck calls for the next 2 hours. Continue to do 50% of the work you could do if APD required you to work hard. Continue to think you have all the solutions. The civillian world, even McDonald's doesn't want you.

Anonymous said...

Oh Please Mr Berry, if you please sir.... I've clicked my heels together 3 times and I don't think I'm in Kansas anymore. Will you please make all these bad men go away,,, they make me work for my paycheck & I don't like them. You see, I'm a city employee & don't feel that I should suffer like other people in the country. I'm only here for the check and benefits...I'm scared Toto.

You people are pathetic... Grow up.

Anonymous said...

This isn't just a blog for APD. It mostly is, but other city concerns do crop up from time to time. Expand your horizons - APD is not the only game in town!

Anonymous said...

This blog is "Eye on Albuquerque" not "Eye on APD".

Anonymous said...

Has anyone seen the little troll Chavez around? It's so very nice knowing that short little POS is gone for good!!!!! He's crying at home. His political career is over and out! He's finished in politics.

Anonymous said...

Tell Schultz to go Mayor Berry, and let's get a real chief in there.

Anonymous said...

No one is sober enough to start one at AFD.

Anonymous said...

Darren's going to BS Mayor Berry into thinking that Schultz should stay. Darren and Schultz are very good friends. Also, did you see how they had the chief in the transition meetings while everyone gave their reports. No one in their right mind would say anything bad, especially with the rumours that Darren is going to keep this vindictive chief. What a dog and pony show that was.

Darren sure planned that one well to favor Schultz. Anyone knows in their right mind that the chief shoulsd have never been there! What idiot planned it that way.

I hope we don't get more of the same from Darren as we did from Chavez although, it appears so!

Mayor Berry, you pick our chief, not Sheriff White who has a political agenda!

Anonymous said...

The chief's office will say that this site is for officers and citizens that are disgruntled, but I asure you that the only reason we post on this site is to avoid being targeted by the chief's office for discipline. Ask any officer and they will tell you the same behind closed doors away from the brass. In fact, the majority of the brass will even say the truth away from the 5th floors ears! We all want them gone.

Anonymous said...

How bout the latest, that a Lieutenant is about to have a child with a PSA. Nice....

Anonymous said...

Can anyone really beleive what Schultz tells them? You can only cover things up for so long before the truth eventually comes out.

Anonymous said...

PLEASE Mayor Berry!!!!!!!
Give us a new Chief and Deputy Chiefs!

Anonymous said...

To the above poster. Chill, you seem very angry. We like AFD, grow up pal...

Anonymous said...

I hope Schultz stays to keep the cops working! If they hate a chief, usually it's a good thing for the citizens!

Anonymous said...

I read the story in todays paper about our Union President for the ABQ Fire Dept. First, I want to say, the only reason Diego got that hugh payrasie is because he promised Marty chavez our support in advance when Martyran for Mayor. Diego's salary has nothing to do with his job duties nd hours, all others have done it for their base pay, but the Mayor threw Diego a bone for our Union's support.
Don't let anyone BS you. It was payback from Mayor Chavez. Diego makes more money than our Capt's and Lt's, go figure. It's just not right.

Tibetan God said...

And...? You mean to tell me Mayor Marty paid someone money for a "payback" as you put it? NO? And this is news worthy how?

I checked into this story a little more on my own found that AFD's President pay of $81,000 is misleading, because his base compensation would be in the area of $48,000-51,000 a year. So he's getting somewhere in the neighborhood of $28,000-31,000 thousand a year for being the Union President.

I was also told that the person pushing this story is someone within the Department who has a vendetta against the President, and is running against him in a December Union President Election. This person also wants to curry favor with a certain Chief, and a Deputy Chief.

Ask most AFD firefighters, and they will tell you Diego and the Executive Board are doing an outstanding job for everyone in the department young, and old.

Like I said. I asked around and talked to those AFD members I know (7 of them) and they all told me the same thing.

P.S. If your Captains, and Lt's don't like it (pay) then maybe they should run for Union President.

Anonymous said...

WHO IS THE LT DOES HE WORK FOOTHILLS AND IS HE MARRIED TO A DISPATCHER?

Anonymous said...

HMMMMM no more comments about the AWOL in time of war issue.

I have a feeling the DD 214 comment made the AWOl person duck for cover, again.

I sure hope the County Commissioners read this blog so they don't embarrass themselves by even considering this guy.

Anonymous said...

if the Lt isnt married, he is doing one. How many cops havent done a d.p.

Station 4 Lt said...

To every member of The Albuquerque Area Firefighters Local 244 E-board... Thank You, for all you do for us.

It's a thankless job and we out
here in the field know what it was like under the old leadership (John Garcia).

Every member needs to vote on December 7th, and vote to keep Diego.

A vote for anyone else is a vote to go back to unanswered phone calls, a Union President in bed with Admin for personal gain, a Union President who will only look out for his friends.

The person who is running against Diego is a 20+ year Veteran, and is only looking to secure a quick easy base pay of ($81,000) for his top high 3 years for retirement. He's doing it for himself, and his affiliation with certain Chiefs. NOT for the best interest of ALL Local 244 members.

Anonymous said...

Wasnt there a commander that knocked up a PSA also. That commander is now gone but who's the PSA?

Anonymous said...

Wasnt there a commander that knocked up a PSA also. That commander is now gone but who's the PSA?

Shift Supervisor said...

if the Lt isnt married, he is doing one. How many cops havent done a d.p.

November 10, 2009 2:56:00 PM MST

These are the same married call takers, and dispatchers that are either married or dating someone who are sleeping with APD Officers or a couple of AFD Dispatchers that work right next door.

It's disgusting. If only your Wives, and Husbands could see your flirting, the inappropriate text messages, the lunches/dinners, and the "meetings" outside the work place. Everyone of you scumbags would see your PERA split in half in the divorce.

Anonymous said...

The PSA left the department.

Anonymous said...

THE ABOVE POST ABOUT PERA BEING SPLIT, HEY THOSE ARE FUTURE SUPERVISORS IN APD. THE MORE YOU MESS AROUND AND LIE THE MORE THE 5TH FLOOR LIKES YOU AND GIVES YOU CREDIBILITY.

Anonymous said...

Dear Eye,

I woudld like a new Police Chief. I would like Police Chief Shcultz to be fired. I have no felonies, no misdeameanears, no criminal history whatsoever. I would like Chief Shultz the little ......
to be fired. Albuquerque deserves a decent Police Chief somebody that will look upon APD Officers with the authority to command and demand honesty!

Anonymous said...

Hey Martin Chavez, WHERE ARE ALL YOUR FRIENDS NOW??????

I know, trying going to the Mayor Berry's Camp. You will find them all there.

Maybe next time you won't be such an a*s to those that helped you! Karma baby, ain't it sweet!

So long sucker!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!