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 18, 2009

Ghosts of Mayors Past

On election night we were thrilled when The Almighty Alcalde went down to defeat and the city chose a new mayor in R.J. Berry. We believed that the new administration would bring with it a whole new crop of leaders who would - that the very least - open up the doors of government and let a fresh breeze blow through the stagnant recesses of city hall. Barely a month and a half later, one of the chief architects of cronyism and cover-up was introduced as the new chief of police.

Yep. The new is old again and like Dickens' Ghost of Christmas Past, Ray Schultz appeared at last night's news conference dragging his chains of scandal and was introduced as the new - now old - police chief. The chief's links of cronyism, cover-up, spin, and scandal are plain for all to see - except it seems the mayor-elect.

When asked about the obvious contradiction between campaigning against The Once Almighty Alcalde on crime and hiring Marty's top cop, Mayor-Elect Berry answered that he'd "sit down with his team" after December 1st (KRQE.com). Huh?!

Meanwhile, The Ghost of the Chief Just Past (and apparently future) indicated that he " look[s] forward to is having the opportunity to sit down and talk to him about what we are doing for property crimes" (KRQE.com). In other words, Chief Schultz is planning to drag his chains of propaganda back into office and try to convince his new boss that property crime is down when property crime is up, less is more, and the sky is green.


The truth is that keeping Chief Schultz makes about as much sense as keeping Marty on as CAO (or Ed Adams as COO for that matter). Further, our Eyes tell us that the decision to keep Chief Schultz was never vetted by the team that was in charge of the APD "seven hour grilling" as Monahan put it.
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It appears that Ed Adams will be staying as the new/old COO. Apparently, Adams has a clause in his contract that stipulates that he has to be kept around at his full CAO salary of almost $150,000 a year. If true, it's yet another example of one of Marty's despicable deals. But while the city may have to pay Adams, Mayor-Elect Berry doesn't have to give him any real authority.

How about sending him over to the pound to clean up cages, or make him low man on the totem pole in Council Services? Councilor O'Malley would more than likely loooove to order Ed Adams around and the pound always has some s#%t that needs cleaning. Hell, he's been waist deep in Marty's muck for years.
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It seems like Mayor-Elect Berry is taking advice from a very small group of individuals - each with their own agenda, each with their own motives and all with various working relationships or ties to the Chavez administration. So it's no surprise that Berry's choices are looking more like the old and less like anything new.

Appointments like Chief Schultz drag with them the weight of the chains that they have forged with the previous administration. Each link was created either at the direction of the previous mayor or through their own bad acts. The full weight of these Ghosts of Mayors Past will be firmly attached to the new administration on December 1. Worse, those who carry those chains have no interest in opening the doors of government and ushering in a new and open administration.

143 comments:

Anonymous said...

HUGE mistake Berry, now we all have to suffer. You lost a lot of votes if you ever decide to run again for ANY office. Darren you lost votes too, we all know you are the one who talked Berry into keeping him. Schultz already had seven years what can he change now that he hasnt had a chance to in the last seven years? BIG BIG mistake and you will pay for this for every. KARMA

Anonymous said...

WHEWWWW... Open a F _ _ king window!!

Jake34 said...

Same shit different day. Give me a break. Ray Schutz couldn't lead his people out of a wet paper bag. This is politics as usual. The morale at APD is at an all time low. The department is lacking leadership and the arrogant attitude of the 5th floor has to go. They lead by "DO AS I SAY , NOT AS I DO'. Ray lacks honesty and most of all INTEGRITY.

Anonymous said...

WHAT A FOOL!

Anonymous said...

Sorry guys and gals, you're stuck with him for 4 more. Apparently Ray is ready to replace David Copperfield. The smoke and mirrors he used to fool Berry must be pretty darn good to hide his lack of leadership. And by the way, Ray, way to wear a uniform and show solidarity with the officers. You can't even get that part right.

Anonymous said...

I don't understand why Mayor Richard Chavez, I mean Berry would keep Ray Boy. Well now that I think about it, its the only way Darren can keep a lid on his BS! Again Marty Berry,I mean Richard has lost all support he had two month ago. And I will support any person who opposes Darren in any future race!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Weird. Ed Adams was caught lying on the Larry Barker interview. You would think that would be enough to get rid of him. I would not want anyone who lies working for me.

Anonymous said...

Republican's, Democrat's. All the same. Dirty politician's...

Anonymous said...

This ship is sinking even though it hasn't even left the dock. Campbell, Schultz and Adams? WTF!Why did I bother voting??????

Anonymous said...

What leadership. There is no leadership in this whole state. The people are uneducated and don't even vote.
The city charter should be changed so clowns like Marty can't make these deals of high paying positions. Other cities dont have this going on. So, why here, over and over again in Albuquerque in Sante Fe, in Rio Rancho. But, I know how quickly everyone will forget.
The Holidays are coming sleep tight.

Anonymous said...

I guess Paul Heh can retire now. So can Mark Garcia....oh wait a minute Mark is going to be promoted to Lt. soon.

All of those so called supervisor who bitched about the last contract, the chief and threatened to retire.

None of them have retired.

Folks it's reality check time....business as usual. Get used to it or move on.

Anonymous said...

Marty will get hired as the new city workers comp atty. Come on Barry he needs a job.

Anonymous said...

I think that Darren has reached the pinnacle of his career because his political future does not look so bright anymore. Do think for a minute that pensions dont play a part here. I don't believe Darren has his PERA time in due to his "gypsy' cop moves he has made over the years so if he holds this position for a couple of years he should get his time in. As for Schultz, he needs to get to May to get his last five years vested in PERA again......that was his real motive for begging stay. Berry screwed this up big time. By the way, where is the transistion team report that is critical of Schultz at now? It never saw the light of day. Did it disappear into thin air? And what's up with TJ Wilham as the PIO? Talk about buying good press coverage....no wonder he never protected both Ray and darren...payback.

Berry showed how out of touch he is when he allowed a presss conference to take place where and Schultz revealed their stupidity. They haven't discussed issues yet? Gimme a break that is ridiculous. The looked and sounded ridiculous. Berry will be hands off and let Darren run Public safety which is a joke....his job should be eliminated and let the actual dept heads directly report to the mayor....otherwise Darren will hide things from the mayor and nothing will change. Sad day for the APD.

Anonymous said...

Paul Heh, like him or not was the only one with the stones to stand up for what he believed.
He was the only one who stood by mayor -elect Berry when no one else would, or doubted that Berry had a chance.
Dareen was with Marty & Ray till the polls changed.
Then he ran like hell out of Marty's bedroom with his pants down to his ankles with Ray in tow,to join Berry. and Berry fell for it hook line and sinker.
Meanwhile the loyal dog that he is,(Heh) had a meatloaf log shoved up his behind for helping get the majority of the APD vote for Berry.
Can anyone out there tell us where is the justice here. We thought we bought a good product here. What we bought is a pawn who is letting
the Campbell-Darren leash lead him and keeping him in the dark. Utimately, Mr Berry will have to take responsibility for the next four years of this deceit.
Get a clue. Make YOUR decisions. Not this many people can be wrong.

Anonymous said...

Berry will be a ONE term Mayor!!!!

Anonymous said...

APD its time for once to stick together and fight back..BLUE FLU!!! Lets get it organized start slowing down on your calls lets get it going. Sorry citizens we can not live under the heal of Ray Schultz for another four years.

Anonymous said...

What kind of daing, fool bullshit is this? And, what in hell is "Dick Ed' Adams doing getting a reassignment gig with the new mayor? What in hell is in his contract (that by the way; who approved?) that says the new administration must give this lying, cheating, stealing jit weed a job?
I guess we've all been had. Does anyone wonder why people don't bother to vote anymore.
Politicians need to look into the mirror to find the answer.

Anonymous said...

Come on Joey if you have something to say about Paul Heh Please say it to his face!!!!

Anonymous said...

Greg Payne is coming back in an advisory capacity at the airport.
'Emergency Support' for traffic flow and baggage handling protocal.
Ask Dan Morning, he's blabbing it to everyone that comes in the door at capo's.

Anonymous said...

Puppets have strings.

Anonymous said...

Is this administration coming in an accident. Was this what the citizens bought into. And we thought Marty was slick. Can't wait to see the sleazy deals that come out of City Council.
Campbell, no confirmation. No to Adams as well.

Anonymous said...

The more things 'CHANGE', the more they stay the SAME. sigh

Anonymous said...

Two weeks left. Marty will party hearty on the city dime. Giving people last minute promotions. Sticking the incoming administration with Ed Adams. Taking his pig buddies on a whore trip to Mexico and now a thumb in the eye, settling with the city for $37,000 for a sprained penis, all while the city is swimming in $40M worth of debt. What a hell.

Anonymous said...

wow and I thought I would never miss Marty!!

Anonymous said...

Berry is a complete F&#*ing idiot!!!

Anonymous said...

Time for the officers to take the union back for the sake of the department and show the public exactly what type of confidence they have in the chief....do a vote of no-confidence. Do not allow the leadership to speak for you.

Anonymous said...

It just keeps getting better. You couldnt make up this stuff for a novel. T.J. Wilham, Darren's boy at the paper. What a revelation, Darren used to leak the cheese on APD to Wilham, causing Ray stress. Now they are all in bed together! Ray has done a good job? "No serial killer in ABQ" Unpaid volunteers working prostitution cases and getting overtime for it! No repurcussions for the command staff at SID. Two Deputy Chief's with less than six months as commanders. What are they thinking?

Anonymous said...

Transition team? You mean Darren's rubber stamp team. All the Commanders who are at will employees went before the team to talk about the Department's problems (Ray). What a coincidence that Ray was allowed to be in the room in the front row. Do you think anyone that he could fire would speak the truth? T.J. Wilham, the guy who constantly slammed APD with info he got directly from Darren. I wonder if Darren will start slamming the SO now? What a disappointment you are Mayor Berry, oops I mean Mayor White. Thought you were your own man, but Darren's running the city now.

Anonymous said...

What the HELL. True, Berry never specifically said that he was going to get rid of Shultz, but he all but said so. Change, my foot. The only thing that's changed is who the heck is running this circus.

Anonymous said...

Another example of out of control property crimes in Albuquerque......--- Here is a scam....... Be careful!!!

A 'heads up' for those Home Depot customers. Over the last month I became a victim of a clever scam while at HD.
Don't be naive enough to think it couldn't happen to you. Here's how the scam works:

Two seriously good-looking 20 year-olds girls come over to your car as you are loading your vehicle. They both start wiping your windshield with a rag and Windex window cleaner, with their breasts almost falling out of their skimpy T-shirts.

It is impossible not to look.

When you thank them and offer them a tip, they say 'No' and instead ask you for a ride to McDonalds. You agree and they get into the back seat. On the way, they start undressing. Then one of them climbs over into the front seat and goes down on you while the other one slips her hand between the seats and steals your wallet...!!
I had my wallet stolen September 4th, 9th, 10th, twice on the 15th, 17th, 20th, 24th & 28th. Also October 2nd & 4th, twice on the 8th & 9th, and three times last Saturday and very likely again this upcoming weekend.

So tell your friends to be careful.


P.S. Wal-Mart has wallets on sale for 2.99 each~~ I found cheaper ones for $1.99 at Meijer and bought them out

Anonymous said...

APD is going to end up being run by the Department of Justice when it gets out that Darrens boys buried the transition team report that revealed corruption within APD. Someone should depose the members of the safe city strike force about what was going on that little group.

Anonymous said...

Looks like the Republicans will have to win the Mayor's seat for the first time all over again in four years.

This mayor-elect thinks he is humble and thinks he listens to others. But he just looks right through them as they drop their strategic pearls before closed, rather proud ears.

The death of this fake conservative will take a bit, but it has begun.

Let's check the bench for a real new day not too far away--Councilor Dan Lewis is looking pretty good. Courage, conviction, skill, and he tells the truth.

Plus, unlike the Mayor-elect, Lewis crushed his democratic incumbent opposition while all the while being a decent, kind, but consistently principledd man.

Keep that seat warm, RJ---a true, honest conservative Republican will claim it soon enough.

Anonymous said...

Dont think we didnt see the journal story that had the new mayor saying the apoa backed the retaining of schultz...nice backstab Joey..now step down..

Anonymous said...

Mark Garcia... Lt? Isn't he the one that broke in to that attorney's office downtown?

Anonymous said...

How long will it be beofre Dan Morning of Capo's and Darren promote their best friends, BONNIE MONTOYA and CHRIS BAKAS to Commanders. Dan is already working on it. Be ready for this one folks, it's coming! Everyone hates Bonnie, she's 10-40, nuts.

Anonymous said...

Yea Berry, Heh put his neck out for you and you chopped it off. I thought it was suppose to be the other way around when someone goes out for you like that? Silly me.

Everyone see Catherine Levy employee of the month, well that cost us $37,000. If that wasn't a thank you from the lil prick chavez it is so obvious even Berry could see that.

Schultz will continue to tear apart APD. Is that State going to pass a law that if youre Chief of Police for five years you get another full pension? Lets see.

Anonymous said...

Bonnie Montoya was shooting her mouth off two minutes after the commander promotions were announced and she was passed over. Bad mouthing those thosen over you doesn't set the best example. Now that Darren is in cahrge she may get promoted without having to leave the cozy confines of CIB that she has occupied for almost her entire career.

Anonymous said...

It seems that Darren needs Schultz, but for what purpose? Is that reason helping Darren with the Domestic Restraining Order? Is Jennifer a person that City Council and the City doesn't have to listen to because Darren and Schultz are buddy buddy? With 12 females found on the West Mesa is that the tone that Berry Administration (Darren and Schultz) are going to set? If so, then this really is the same as Marty!

Anonymous said...

Read the Journal Metro page NOV 19 2009. tHE stroy spells out the corruption of white and schultz. Get ready ray ray for page two. Just let me ask you a question, have you ever covered up a DOMESTIC VIOLANCE INVESTIGATION ? Prepare your answer well. I am sure the media will have lots of questions and the proof. Oh yes when you are done with that page three will follow very soon. I will also warn you on this blog when page three will be released to the press. white you have destroyed Berry to take care of your friend ray ray. Mayor it takes a big man to admit a mistake. GET RID OF THESE FOOLS BEFORE YOU ARE DESTROYED BY THEM.

Anonymous said...

HUGE DISAPPOINTMENT -- the appointment and the Mayor-elect. I am so sad. I voted for him to get RID of SCHULTZ. HUGE DISAPPOINTMENT.

Anonymous said...

Wow,,,can you hear the cracking of the seal..the collective cries of at least 90% of the APD? we voted for you and at least helped a little and you knifed us before even being sworn in..big mistake..sorry folks it is not going to get better..watch out for each other...remember that these peole do not care one bit about you,your families,or your partners. They care more about fooling the chamber of commerce into thinking schultz saved the world....These are truly dark days...

Anonymous said...

Now that people are being replaced, how about getting a PIO that can actually speak and looks professional. He's a though, bring back Trish Hoffman! At least she could complete a sentence and speaks using the King's English!

Anonymous said...

You know, instead of sitting on your ass and bitching about Schultz via this forum, why don't all you union members put up or shut up and put a vote of "no confidence" out there. I think that would send a pretty damn loud and clear message to Berry. It's not too late folks....you have a voice, and this isn't the place Berry is going to hear it. VOTE OF NO CONFIDENCE!!

Anonymous said...

I know the topic is schiltz but what about David Campbell as CAO? He won't answer any questions from council members. He wants to keep his extreme anti 2nd Amendment rights and other unrelated multiple conflicts of interest quiet until he is affirmed. With him there is much more than just the appearance of conflict. Just answer the questions David, It's been more than 2 weeks. What do you have to hide?

Anonymous said...

Isn't this the way things are done in Kabul?
Well, I guess living in a one horse, inbred town it's really hard to stop kissing your sister.

Anonymous said...

Lt Bonnie Montoya treats us all like crap, except her golden boys. They can do no wrong. She would be a terrible commander. Plus she has hid inside her enitre career. Maybe the new DC will hold her accountable?

I did hear Lt Montoya threw Sheriff White a big party when he became the new City's Public Safety Director. I'm sure between the party and her husband's friendship with Dan Morning she will get promoted. Terrible shame, as she is really a bad supervisor!

Anonymous said...

Blu Flu it is everyone needs to get on board and get this going. This administration is a joke. Thanks Mayor Berry for wasting everyones time in voting for you. You WILL NOT win next time, get a clue or get out.

Anonymous said...

RJ, you should have just conceded and let ol Marty stay and finish destroying the department. What a waste of time, can you not think for yourself, are you that ignorant? Good luck dealing with all the scandals Darren and Ray will stir up....or cover up I should say. What BS

Anonymous said...

Can someone get with this moron and help him get rid of these corrupt losers?

Paul Heh for MAYOR!

Anonymous said...

Mayor Berry by letting little Darren help all his buddies you just lost the next election. I hope you have fun these next four years because that's all your getting. Your reputation is in the toilet now. Ray and Darren....get prepared because a huge bomb is getting ready to drop on your A** ha ah aah ah ah ha You better get your stories straight on all your cover-ups that you think people dont know about!!

Anonymous said...

The Ray and Darren Relationship needs to be investigated fully....there is something there and its ugly.

Anonymous said...

A new Public information Officer would be nice. The one you have now just does not cut it. I am sure she's a nice girl, but PIO position, that's just not her calling.

Anonymous said...

WELL THIS IS SURE GETTING UGLY
.... AS MUCH AS NADINE NAMBY.

Anonymous said...

A full investigation of Ray and Darren is truly a good idea they are up to no good and the citizens and 34's have to pay for their corruption. That night right. It cant last forever all of their crap will come to the surface eventually.

Anonymous said...

Wow Did Darren know about the Domestic Violance Ray Ray covered up? Wow I cant wait for this to come out!!!

Anonymous said...

Now that the real budget numbers are coming out what will happen to APD and AFD contracts? Could they be postponed if the city does not have the money?

Anonymous said...

Blu Flu December 1st. Get a note from the doc

Anonymous said...

I told you freaking morons.. Hahaha. Sometimes you get what you ask for, now you got it. Wow

Anonymous said...

Deal with it or move on you whiners!

Anonymous said...

Mr. Berry, how dare you complain about your truck being stolen and complain about high crime, then keep the man in charge of taking care of crime. You wasted my families vote this time but it won't happen again.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous asked, "You know, instead of sitting on your ass and bitching about Schultz via this forum, why don't all you union members put up or shut up and put a vote of "no confidence" out there."

This question gets asked over and over and over.

Someone should answer it. Why won't the police officer's union step up and hold a confidence vote? or do an ethics survey like they did in the PRC.

Either the union is a bunch of pussies, or the people who post on the backside of the "eye" are a bunch of liars - which is it?

Anonymous said...

I keep seeing the name Dan Morning popping up here. Is he the one who owns Capos? Why is he having any say on promotions and policy at APD?
Free meals, the waitresses, what?
It's also a hang out for news guys, too lazy to go out and do real journalism. (Rod Green)
It's the gossip pit of APD.
I'd put a stop to that if I were mayor. Morning is a Marty supporter,now he's a Berry supporter. Madams and brothels operate under the same premise.

Anonymous said...

EVERY POSITION NEEDS TO BE LOOKED AT WE HAVE OFFICERS IN PLACES THAT ARE NOT DOING POLICE WORK. WE GOT HIRED AS POLICE OFFICERS AND THAT IS WHAT WE NEED TO DO. TWO PEOPLE FROM THE LOCAL MEDIA JUST GOT HIRED I AM SURE ONE OF THEM CAN BE THE PIO ISNT THAT THEIR JOB. THE GUY FROM CHANNEL 7 THATS WHAT HE DID HE WAS IN FRONT OF THE CAMERA ALL THE TIME. PUT NADINE BACK IN THE FIELD ALONG WITH ABOUT 30 OTHER OFFICERS WHO ARE NOT DOING POLICE WORK.

Anonymous said...

Oh, you mean Jack Ruby of PD?
Gee, that's real honorable.

Anonymous said...

Seriously folks....who is going to move for a VOTE OF NO CONFIDENCE? If 90% of 34's truly hate Schultz, and are truly pissed that Berry kept him, then you all need to have the balls to stand up and move for the vote. Period. I seriously doubt that Berry will read any of this, and if he did, it would bear very little credibility. The ONLY way to get your voices heard is by taking action. A vote of no confidence would send a LOUD AND CLEAR message to Berry--YOUR voices would be heard, and it would certainly stir up the voices of John Q. Public, not to mention the field day the media would have with it.

You all can vent your frustrations here, but the fact is, you can't expect anything to happen as a direct result of what's written in this blog. YOU have a voice. YOU are the heartbeat of this department. So are YOU going to lay down and take it in the ass for the next four years, or are you going to stand up and be heard?

It takes balls to be a cop. It takes dedication, courage, and integrity. Put those character traits to use and show Berry that you're not going to work for a man that doesn't possess those traits himself. VOTE OF NO CONFIDENCE!!! Now, who's got the balls?

Anonymous said...

Nobody does.

Anonymous said...

There is not a majority of Officers who are dissatisfied. It is only a minority who are bitching.

There won't be vote of no confidence on the chief or the mayor because only a few are complaining.

With the current economy many are happy to have a salary over $23 an hour, take home car, and numerous overtime opportunities.

For those that continue to whine....Wal-mart should have some openings this holiday for Loss Prevention. Wal-mart will be happy to have you and the APD will be glad to get rid of you.

Move on with you lives, go on Jerry Springer, do something other then the consistent complaining....that horse has been beat to death 10 times over!

Anonymous said...

How is it that an appointee can go around firing and hiring all of his cronies and friends to high paying positions when he hasn't even been confirmed by City Council? Explain please.
Berry has no knowledge of the history of who all these people are.
Mr. Campbell is passing out jobs to his friends as Berry has no cronies to fill the slots.
On the news, they compared old administration incomes to the new hires salaries. Some are lower some are higher. In the end, the city will save $230,000. Big whoop!
The news also said that because the salaries were reduce to a mere $90+ something, many better qualified people would not accept the job, so they were given to friends of campbell. Good excuse, but it won't fly.
I'm sorry, but in this economy or even a better anyone would jump at the chance.

Anonymous said...

Dan Morning is a piece of SH#*t !!!

Anonymous said...

This is for the douche bag that is calling for the "Blue Flu". First a Blue Flue or Work Slow Down is illegal for cops (it is a job action). If you really want to screw APD over follow these steps.

Do not code four your 82

Write warning citations (they have to be processed but do not generate revenue)

Write a report and tag a tape on every citizen contact (you do not know if someone is going to file an IA on you)

When taking a burglary call contact neighbors (you supposed to do that anyway)

Do not clear a call until your report is finished

If ordered to go back in service meake sure you write in your report that you were unalbe to complete your investigation because you were ordered to go back in service by your sgt or Lt and put their name in your report.

By doing these things you can not be diciplined and you are not pissing off the public

Anonymous said...

Use their own rules against them...

Anonymous said...

Lt Montoya a Commander, gag me!!!!!I know Dan Morning has some stroke, and even if his best friend, Lt Montoya had a party for Darren, he would not be that stupid to make it that obvious by promoting her. Darren's not dumb people.

Anonymous said...

These idiots that say that it is a minority of officers upset are wrong.....and it has nothing to do with salary...it has everything to do with integrity and leadership which are lacking. The fact people don't recognize this shows how disconnected the upper leadership is from those doing the work. This be glad to have a job and shut up is old school bs....wake up. The first step is to do a vote of NO CONFIDENCE. The the lies that it is few disgruntled people bitching will be put to rest. how can the officers allow the union leadership to speak for them and mislead the entire community. satnd up for yourselves or live in themisery because it is apparent that no one else cares enough.

Anonymous said...

I heard Dan Morning has hidden cameras, bugs & shit to monitor the comings and goings of people.
I won't be eating there anymore.

You're a great guy Dan. DB

Anonymous said...

Cameras? Bugs?
No doubt.

The little Capo cock-a roacha !!!

Anonymous said...

I hope there are no survaillence stuff at Capo's, otherwise you will be someones bitch overnight.
Wouldn't want the clips in the wrong hands.

Mr. Wolf said...

1. Berry would do well to remember that there are those that reached out to him BEFORE he became mayor and be suspicious of the motives of all those that came after he won.

2. Talk of the "Blue Flu" needs to stop. If you've even thought of it resign immediately because you're not worthy of the badge you wear. Cops do not do work slow downs or strike.

3. Poster above who detailed procedures is exactly right if you want to exercise judicious use of your time. The DP's will bitch but fuck them. Also, for you so-called supervisors out there, try listening to the air and make sure your officers ARE NOT dispatched to calls where an offender is 56 or without 82.

4. You posters that complain about the whiners on the sites. Keep it up because that is some funny shit!!

Anonymous said...

The issue is not whether any of us have "the balls" to move for a vote of no confidence. It is what happens to whomever initiates the move. RETALIATION by this administration is a certainty. Schultz is known to use this tactic and we have very little protection from it. Berry seems to be a taller version of Marty ( a poitician is a politician ). This is the way day to day government business is done in this city and all of New Mexico for that matter.

Anonymous said...

it is so great that the people (cops) that are sworn to protect the citizens and willing stand up to criminals with guns are too gutless to stand up to the chief of police for fear of retaliation. that is so unbelievably weak and gutless.

so to sum it up scary criminals...no problem...scary chief of police...problem.

not one cop has the guts to stand up to him? wow

Anonymous said...

A vote of no confidence from the APOA is worthless as far as getting actionable results but it sure is used against you if you ever plan on running for office! Ask White, so be careful how you target the intended individuals, dont drag the new leadership (DC's) into this!

Anonymous said...

There are only a few people in charge of the Albuquerque and they really don't give a crap how any of the city employees feel or the citizens for that matter. One lie after another one loser afer another.

So we only have 4 years of this crap then when this is over, we can start all over again with someone else, and yes that to will be crap. We are never happy but the ones that we vote in and put in charge don't have a clue as to what they need to run they City they just do what they want.

I think we need to vote in a movie star next. We do have a few passing through the city. Maybe one will stay and make Albuquerque their home. Seems like they know how to be a Mayor and or a Governor.

Anonymous said...

Ron shut up, the new leadership needs to stand up against Ray and that means your wife Beth!!

Anonymous said...

I voted no confidence for the whole department a long time ago. I am sure the females buried in the mesa did too.

Anonymous said...

Lets see if Rons wife will. I dont think she WILL!!!!!

ched macquigg said...

"The issue is not whether any of us have "the balls" to move for a vote of no confidence."

Au contraire, it is exactly the issue. If it didn't take balls to be a leader, everyone would be a leader.

Whether or not a vote of confidence would "do any good" is debatable. We won't see anyone fired over the VoC alone, but it will demonstrate that the rank and file in the police department aren't a bunch of sheep.

Which reminds me of a joke - why do sheep herder screw sheep on the edge of a cliff - because they push back harder.

Time to push back.

Anonymous said...

Don't drag the DC's into this??? What kind of statement is that? They drug themselves into it by saying nothing (along with the peers) that would shed a bad light on Ray. that is because they were doing a CYA in case he stayed, and he did. It is called self preservation. As for Beth, she used to have the guts to speakk up, but only time will tell. As for Banks, he is as two-faced as they come. Comes across as a nice guy on the surface, but he tells everyone want they want to hear. Even if it has to do with bad mouthing people behind their. He is all about making himself look good at the expense of others( his competition). But, this has served him well to get where is is today. But can anyone provide an example of Banks ever standing up for anything throughout his career. He always had suggestions and ideas of what was wrong, but gets other people pitted against each other so he always comes out looking the best. Anyway, these two put themselves in limelight by accepting their positions and positioning themselves so close to Ray.....It comes with the territory. But, don't count on them to be anything more that minions for Ray.

Anonymous said...

Banks is Two faced, and weeks before she was promoted Beth was saying Ray Boy hated women! Now they will both defend him until his head is on the chopping block. Once that happens both new DCs will attack the person that promoted them, just take a close look at their history. They both are in their new position because of their lack of moral conviction!!!

Bad Attitude said...

This tension between newer and veteran officers is political science 101. Newer officers have no knowledge to base their perspective on and veteran officers know all too well folks who have risen through the chains of command. This department caters to newer officers as exemplified by the existing contract...there's no inducement for people to remain until they've put in enough years for retirement. That being said, what senior officer is going to stick their neck out and move for a no confidence vote (btw it's too late now....) and why would a newer officer bother with it?

Where's the rub? The rub is in the APOA and its leadership. They were quick to publicly stand behind Marty but are they going to be equally quick to be public about issues they object to? There remains a DCOP that has led and stood behind MANY of APD's failures and short comings. Ray's gonna be here for a while but there's much to do about that diminutive DCOP that was never a real cop and knows very little about supervision, actual police work, or integrity for that matter...anybody seen any notes???

Anonymous said...

Adding to the post above about doing things by the book (ie tagging tapes, etc):

Know your SOP, they can't do you (legitimately) if you are following the SOP. Remember that everytime you find drugs, even weed it needs to be tagged. That means a trip to the sub so it is secure and not left on the floorboard of your car. Written statements or taped statements should be obtained, especially for EVERY felony case. This helps the detectives follow-up, but also takes time to do the job properly. Officers are responsible for returning calls from citizens. Give everyone your card. Tell them to call you with ANY concerns. You'll have to call them back at the begining, end or middle of your shift. Keep the messages and document when you called them. Everytime a fellow officer goes on a traffic stop or out with a suspicious person, someone should be heading towards them for back-up. Your priority 3 call can wait, safety is paramount.

Anonymous said...

Echoing Mr. Wolf's post, Mr. Berry should have taken heed that an endorsement from the APOA (Police "Union") of Chief Schultz should carry little credence to him. This is the same Joey Sigala telling the mayor-elect that Chief Schultz is a good choice, when just a few months ago was sending out e-mails with his name and the APOA (text below) telling Mr. Berry to tell the truth, and endorsing Marty.

"I'm Joey Sigala, the President of the Albuquerque Police Officers Association and a police officer with APD.

R.J. Berry is NOT being honest with the voters of Albuquerque. He calls Albuquerque a "sanctuary city" - it's a lie.

Tell the truth R.J., you're misleading us on purpose!

I'm a police officer and I know the facts. Any person here illegally who commits a crime is arrested and reported to Immigration for deportation. Albuquerque is NOT a sanctuary city.

Marty Chavez is tough on criminals, tough on crime and tough on those here illegally. He's always been honest with us and it's why the Albuquerque Police Officers Association and the Fraternal Order of Police are proud to endorse him.

LISTEN TO THE TRUTH!

Thanks so much for your time.

Sincerely,

Joe Sigala, President
Albuquerque Police Officers Association

Paid for by Marty Chavez for Mayor"

Anonymous said...

Ironic that Joey claims to be a police officer when all he has done is run into Ops Review then the APOA. Similar to an aide-de-campe for a general claiming to be a soldier.

Anonymous said...

His mentor must be DCOP Callaway!1

Anonymous said...

I'd be willing to bet Paul Heh has the balls to move for vote of no confidence. I'd put money on it....

DO IT PAUL!

Anonymous said...

Beth will be the same as the rest of them!!!!

Anonymous said...

Berry is a disappointment as is Campbell, White, Schultz. Great job on the DC promotions Chief.

Anonymous said...

talk about two faced! Joey go work with Marty somewhere, your loyalty to him is obvious with that letter you wrote!

Anonymous said...

The more things change, the more thing stay the same...

Anonymous said...

Hear tell that Beth Paiz is Darren's choice for Chief if Ray faulters. Very interesting! Do also hear she has been putting the man that promoted her down. Lt. to Chief in less than half year, what she got the other guys don't have?

Anonymous said...

She already is!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I've been told that men cheat on their wives, but how many are politicians using public funding to cheat on their wives? I believe that when a politician cheats on their wife that the taxpayers have a right to review invoices of trips, dinners etc..... to find out how much public funding was used for the politician to cheat on their wife.

How much if any did Sheriff Darren White misuse to cheat on his wife? Trips, lunches, dinners etc...?

Anonymous said...

Well then maybe we should change....

Anonymous said...

OMG! That's the funniest damn thing I've heard all day. At least Marty gave you guys warning and a jar of petro. Berry is all about the pain! lmao!

Anonymous said...

Beth is working her womanly charms on Berry so that she is the next Chief. Banks and Beth have no experience, how could Berry consider either. White on the other hand could succumb to one of them and I think I know which from his history. I can't wait for retirement.

Anonymous said...

One of these days Berry will wake up and discover that Darren is only interested in Darren and if Berry gets in his way he will screw him.

Anonymous said...

I hear Darren was involve in a domestic in Las Vegas and the cops were called because his girlfriend popped him one, any truth to this?

Anonymous said...

You stupid republicans voted Marty out. Now you have Mayor Campbell.
Now you're stuck with a far left liberal. Look at the appointments so far. You all bought into the greatest switch and bait ever.
At least Marty took charge, not be lead around by some winnie liberal.
Can anyone say WTF ????????????????

Anonymous said...

She's the most qualified and skilled plain and simple. Hard truth but its a fact. If you worked for her you'd know this.

Anonymous said...

How about common sense and compassion! That's what make a great supervisor. Our Area Command thinks she's great! These green eyed other supervisors can say all they want, just because they don't have what it takes to be a REAL leader. They think just because they were able to climb up the chain that qualifies them for the position, wrong. Case in point, look at how screwed up the command staff is at SID, and other places around the dept. Those guys should not be supervisors. The majority of Commanders and present Chiefs are all in it for themselves, they don't care about the troops or the dept, just what they can get! The officers know who you people are and that's why we have spoken out. Don't believe me, walk around the dept and ask the officers who they want to work for and who they trust! We know who's a good supv and who blows.

We want a leader that cares about the troops for a change. Anyone that really knows the Commander knows she does not talk about anyone, period! That's what makes her so special. Say what you want, but she's the greatest and we will always line up to work for her any day! So go take your toys out of the sand box and go home and cry in your milk. That's why your a poor supervisor. Most of you Commanders and Lt's would stab your own mother in the back to get ahead. I've seen you do it for the last 12 years. You know who you are. Quit being so envious of APD great supervisors!

Anonymous said...

Beth Paiz is an incredible supervisor. She has made the NE pleasant to work in and makes us want to work harder. Next time you decide to put Beth down, you should do your homework, you moron.

Anonymous said...

Are you kidding me about most qualified and skilled? Tell me what she has done that puts her above the other Commanders who have proven themselves over the years. There are very qualified commanders with over 4 years experience that were passed over. Allen and Beth are very nice people and easy to get along with, but that does not make them qualified to have such an executive level position. What accomplishments do they have as commanders in the 6 months they were in the position? What initiatives have they implemented? What new ideas have they instituted? NONE.

Anonymous said...

She has a history, just ask Ron's ex-wife and get the real story. Women officers cheat just as much, she is proof of this!!!

John said...

What a shame. We all know many of the AFD firefighters, and we know that there is far less anamosity between them and Ortega than there is between us and Ray. It is extremely difficult to find anyone under the rank of captain that has any respect what-so-ever for him.

So exactly what happened that would lead Mayor Berry to remove Ortega, but keep Ray. You have thought that if anything, it would have been the other way around.

AFD got theirs, but we didn't get ours.

Next time, we ask the candidates directly, are you going to keep the chief or not.?

Anonymous said...

Give me a break. Most qualified what a bucnh of BS.

Anonymous said...

Why don't you all whining Marty puppet Commanders retire. Get the F*#K out as you're all worthless and lazy and stupid I might add. Let some of the new blood in to be promoted. We can take this dept way into the future. Leave you dead pieces of wood, you've over stayed your welcome. Ride that bus with Marty on out of here. You all kissed his ass so much and pushed so hard for him, now WTF are you gonna do.

Way to go Mayor Berry, get ride of all those lazy Commanders and promte Lt's that have ethics, integrity and a strong work ethic. The lazy dinosaurs need to go! Is Comdr Anya still hold that Chavez for Mayor sign? Does Cmdr Murray Conrad still do radio clips for Marty. Do they still tear up tickets for Marty. These guys need to go.

Anonymous said...

BLUE WALL! HA HA BERRY BE CAREFULL WHO YOU LISTEN TO! GREAT CHOICE FOR CHIEF WHAT A JOKE!

Anonymous said...

Good fucking job Ray Ray and Dough boy Darren....$662K to Sam Costales...RJ...is this what you call transparency????

Anonymous said...

Why all the talk about Beth being the Chief, is Ray going somewhere?

Anonymous said...

I would agree with the post on Paul Heh having the balls to move on the no confidence vote. Why dont you all get on board and do something???

Anonymous said...

$662k for what. A settlement. You have got to be kidding me. They had it coming boys. Good for you Costales. At least someone stood up to these morons

Anonymous said...

Just because you have been an area commander for a while does not make you qualified to be a DC. Look at Levi Anya, piece of crap with no balls or Integrity. He is never around. Murray is a nice guy but he gambled on Marty and lost. Picking Beth and Allen can't be that bad. Look what we have now

Anonymous said...

I agree with the last post. The only reason these guys were promoted to Commander in the first place was because of the mass exit by those 7 captains that did not want to work for Chief Schultz. These guys were all Jr Lt's at the time, but it was ok then. Commander Murray with all his IA issues and radio hatch act violations endorsing Mayor Chavez on duty, should have never been a Commander in the first place, The WS Comander, Candelaria tears up Tickets for the Mayor and has other issues, Commander Anaya was walking around with a sign vote for Mayor Chavez on duty, Commander Warfield is always golfing on duty, Commander Hudson should be in jail for the stuff he pulled at SID. So, these are the SR Commanders,,hahahahahah Their a joke and should retire. These guys have no ethics, intergrity or morals. Give me a frickin break, these guys are lucky they still have a job. These Commanders were all bought and paid for by Mayor Chavez. The have done nothing to improve this dept, they are only in it for their own self interest. They need to leave so we can move up the list and be promoted Lets replace them with younger people who have new fresh ideas, not to mention integrity and work ethic!

I still have half my career to go and would like to move to the next rank, however, if these commanders, that all have 23 plus years on don't move, this dept will just become stagnant. I know they are all just circling waiting for DC Callaway to leave, but I hope Mayor Berry picks another Young Commander that has not been corrupted by Chavez.

Way to go Mayor Berry, promote Commander Geier to DC next, he's not like the other older Commanders and we all like him. He treats us good and is fair and has integrity. He would be great in the FSB DC's slot.

Anonymous said...

Ditto, For the Deputy Chief. Cpt Geier for the Field. He would be fantastic as the Deputy Chief there! I also think none of the present Cpt's are worth putting in that position. Let them all retire and leave! We need a fresh start, no more Smarty minions like Murry, Conrad and Levi. We need command officers with integrity.

Anonymous said...

We need new blood at the top! Berry needs to get all the old command staff to retire. Everyone that has their time. Lets start new, we deserve it. Mike Geier would be a great deputy chief! He is the only commander that is worth promoting now, Hes honest.

Anonymous said...

Only you think Capt Geier is that great. He has a bunch of worthless Lieutenants and Sergeants and Detectives maybe he should send them to the field then we can look at the great work he did but not so great yet so shut up lambe!

Anonymous said...

WE NEED YOU GUYS TO STOP KISSING GEIERS ASS HE NEEDS TO GET RID OF THE DEAD WEIGHT IN CIB AND SRO ALL THE LIEUTENANTS AND SERGEANTS ARE DEAD WEIGHT IN THERE AND THE DETECTIVES FOLLOW THEIR LEAD MORE DEAD WEIGHT WHY DONT YOU GUYS LEAVE! IF YOU DONT LIKE THE COMMANDERS THAT WE DO HAVE JUST LEAVE I THINK THEY ARE GREAT AND EVERYTHING YOU POSTED ABOUT THE COMMANDERS YOU NEED TO GET YOUR STORY STRIGHT BECAUSE YOU LIE!!!!! AND YES I WILL TELL YOU YOU LIE!!!! YOU ARE NOT WORTH BEING A COP YOU SHOULD BE FIRED FOR THAT LIE YOU POSTED. YOU ARE SCUM!!!!!

Anonymous said...

DC Beth Paiz great choice and great history this department would have. FIRST FEMALE CHIEF yessssssssssssss GOT MY VOTE! I will say she is the only female that could handle the job, she is it. No other female could ever be Chief they climb the ladde. DC Beth Paiz earned her position with her brain!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Ron, enough with promoting your wife.

Anonymous said...

Commander Geier for DC of Field Services. All the other Commanders are Marty minions, have extensive IA records, are corrupt or only have a high school educations and it shows. Some of these clowns have everthing listed above to include, 4 worthless years in that rank! Clear them out Mayor Berry. These are Commanders that are still very loyal to Marty Chavez. They bought their promotions from Marty.

We need new fresh ideas? Not Marty tactics! Get rid of them.

Anonymous said...

Maybe it is diversity in action that got a WFA and a BMA promoted to DCs. But really who cares? The remaining commanders should focus on their friggn existing jobs and do them well or just go. Brass whining like little p2c's makes me sick. Do your job with no expectations and as that faggot likes to say.....get over it!

Anonymous said...

Mike Geier will make a great DC of Field Services!


To the poster that likes the old commanders, you're just one of those kiss ass Marty boys yourself. Retire with those corrupt Commanders, their are plenty of us on the list waiting to be promoted who will not be corrupt for Marty. we just need the chance. Retire with those hasbeens, never should have been commanders! Go fix tickets or do talk shows for Marty. Cover his 10-15's It's what you guys do best! Cover shit up fior Marty! Not any more Jack! Hit the road, the ride is over.

Anonymous said...

High level sources say Beth is Darren's choice if Ray goes. Darren and women, here we go again, or is it the other way around. Come on Berry do yourself a favor and get rid of "I am the all important Darren". sHe is just going to cause you more problems.

Anonymous said...

For the asshole that keeps telling lies shut the FU@% UP. You are a pussy stop with your shit you idiot! If you dont like your Chief or the DC get the FU@% OUT leave!!!!!!!! Don't retire just LEAVE!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Berry doesn't have any new ideas so shut the FU@% UP and just leave asshole!!!

Anonymous said...

I have only met the woman probably twice in my life, and she is one of a handful of women in APD that is respected and actually got where she is today for her brain and talent for the job. I can't even believe what I see in APD when it comes to some of the females, well and males at that, on the department. Overweight, sloppy, no respect for themselves. She will make a great Chief, Beth will. Mark my words, Shultz will be gone in a year and Beth will be Chief. She's totally respected.

Anonymous said...

When Ray Shitz, is gone (which he should be be now), RJ needs to bring in someone who has the experience with APD and the support of the Department (i know no one will have full 100% support). He needs to bring in Rt. Lt Steven Tate! I heard that he even was ASKED to apply for the Chief job, which he did, only to have RJ keep this idiot as chief. I just hope once Ray makes his 5 years, RJ gets rid of him and hires Tate!.... if in fact RJ didnt ruin it by not hiring him now!

Anonymous said...

Whos is saying Beth will be Chief in one year Darren or Ron?

Anonymous said...

Try, who's next time Ace!

The Commander was great to us here in the NE, we hate to lose her. She repects each and every one of us as a person and officer. We have the utmost respect for her. You'll see, wait until you work for her. Try not to be so judgemental until you have experienced her work ethic. It sure is refreshing for a chance. What do you want, someone that was unethical for Mayor Chavez! We have plenty of those types of Commanders. Our Commander threw the PIO, Walsh out of the VA Sub for trying to solicit signatures and money for Mayor Chavez on city time. Tell me that was not bold! Like I said, enough with these unethical commanders, let them all retire. We need intergrity for once on this dept! I may not be like you guys with your 10 plus years, but I know a great supervisor when I see one. I spent 6 years in the military and yes, left with an Honorable Discharge. I served my Country, now I serve my community.

Anonymous said...

"Whos is saying Beth will be Chief in one year Darren or Ron?"

Actually, I don't work for APD.

Anonymous said...

Well if you did, you would know who the players are on APD and would also know which supervisors are good honest hard working ethical folks and which are just out for themselves! We have a lot of the former here. I work Graveyard, so I don't have everyday direct contact with the big brass, but my Ex commander made it a point to come to our briefing regulary and ask us if there was anything we needed. It was just refreshing to see someone take an interest in our lives and what we were doing. So many times in the past, I would get in an elevator at the main with very high ranking command staff from the 5th floor and they would not even smile or say hi. It was as though I was not even there. So, when you get a commander that actually talks to you and asks you question about your family and job, it's very refreshing. Wow! here is someone who cares about my me.

So again, I tell you, until you experience working for a person who really cares about the officers and the dept more than themsleves, you will never know what a great supervisors truely is. We had one up here in the NE!

Anonymous said...

Steve Tate, please keep posting self promotion on this site I find it humorous. I remember you hiding out in the APD video unit for years. Chief??? You lazy prick, stay retired!

Anonymous said...

WOW, cant belive the anger at APD. You guy's sound like middle school brats. Grow up.

Anonymous said...

Steve Tate was a great Lt. He was well spoken and smart. Everyone liked him! Nice guy to be around.

Anonymous said...

VIDEO UNIT FOR YEARS??????? Dude or Chick, do you even know who Steve Tate is?? Sounds like you were sniffing white out when you should've been working.
Anyway, what's done is done..........@ least for now