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

Jan 13, 2010

Gone are the Days of Diego

The Days of special treatment are over for Firefighter 1st Class Diego Arencón. Tuesday, the Albuquerque Journal reported that Arencón - the IAFF Local 244 Union President - was instructed to report to Fire Chief Breen for assignment. Until Monday, Arencón was pulling down the tidy sum of around $90,000 (read our take here). Not too surprisingly, the suddenly poorer Arencón wasn't happy about the new arrangement.
The union negotiated for the president's salary when it reached a contract agreement with the city in 2008, and the city should honor it, Arencón said. The salary agreement is separate from the main union contract.

Arencón said firefighters "absolutely" will consider going to court to enforce the salary agreement. Refusing to honor it will cost the city legal fees, even though mayoral executives know "full well that their accusations aren't justified."
But don't worry, back in December the members of IAFF 244 re-elected Diego to another term which means so he's still got access to the union credit card to pay for his coffee and trips to the local watering holes (read it here). What will be more interesting is whether or not the union membership will agree to pay for a lawsuit for the express purpose of getting Diego Commander's pay and out of having to do fight any fires.

The side agreement entered into by former Mayor and Not-So-Might Alcalde Martin Chavez was determined to be illegal by attorney and current CAO David Campbell.
In a memo to Arencón, Campbell said the salary agreement:

• Violates the anti-donation clause of the state constitution, which bars the city from providing a gift or aid to someone.

• Might violate state law making it a felony to use or accept public money for "services not rendered."

• Wasn't properly ratified.

• Violates the city's "Merit System Ordinance," which calls for employees to be paid according to a classification plan.


What we're wondering is how Campbell - an attorney - can determine that Arencón's little side deal with Marty is illegal when he's got an even bigger fish - Ed Adams - making a lot more over in Municipal Development.
An agreement signed in 2006, when Martin Chávez was mayor, says Adams can keep his $147,000 annual salary even if he's moved into a lower-level job.

That's where the 2006 memo comes in. Bruce Perlman, Chávez's chief administrative officer at the time, signed a memorandum telling Adams his "rate of pay will be maintained" if he ever returned to a regular city job.
The legal arguments used by CAO David Campbell in the Arencón case look strikingly similar to the ones made by policy analyst and attorney Bruce Thompson on behalf of city council despite the opinion of one of Marty's Minions - City Attorney Bob White - that the Adams' deal "does contain the essential elements of an enforceable employment contract" (ABQ Journal - Subscription).
Thompson's eight-page opinion outlines some potential problems with [former CAO under Marty] Perlman's action:

• It probably violates the city's Merit System Ordinance for employees, which says regular "classified" employees should be paid according to a plan based on their rank and classification. It's not clear that a CAO can "ignore the MSO by issuing an administrative instruction" on someone's salary.

•An administrative instruction that apparently gave Perlman the right to determine Adams' salary came from Perlman himself and may not be valid. In any case, it's not clear whether Perlman complied with it.

• The Adams' salary agreement could be considered a "professional services" contract that requires City Council approval.

• The Adams' salary agreement may violate the anti-donation clause of the state constitution, which prohibits the city government from making gifts. Adams' salary guarantee could violate that clause if it's intended to reward him for past work, and not compensation for future services.

Then there's Lawrence Torres who slipped in and out of APD and like a thief in the night stole a 20 year retirement and two months worth of an $80,000 a year salary from the department aided abetted by Ed Adams who signed a similar "agreement" with Torres.

Look... If Arencóns dirty deal with Marty is illegal then so too is Adams' deal signed by Perlman. If Adams' deal with Perlman is illegal then so is Torres' deal with Adams and for all of the same reasons.

Paying Firefighter Diego Arenón the same as other firefighters and requiring him to well, fight fires is a good start. But while the Days of Diego may be over, those benefiting from dirty side deals with the devil, uh... Marty are still in play and we're paying for them.

80 comments:

Jimy The Greek said...

I bet a court will rule in Diegos favor on his MOU, a court will rule in favor of APD/AFD contracts if they choose not to open them up for talks.


1. Diego will win in court on his MOU.

2. The Union contracts by both APD/AFD are legal, and binding.

City Legal can posture, and flex all they want, it doesn't make a bit of difference.

To your point of Local 244 members, allowing Diego to use Union money to fight it.... I suggest "The Eye", City Legal, Berry, White, and the rest of City Admin research The IAFF, it's not some piss ant association.


Next........

Anonymous said...

You are correct, Eye. There's no difference between these deals. They're all illegal.

Here's what you're missing.

Campbell isn't going after Adams because they have a "relationship". Adams helped out Campbell and Campbell's clients when he headed up DMD and as CAO.

Campbell CAN'T get Adams because Adams will rat Campbell out if he does.

The "outrage" you're seeing from the Berry Administration over the Adams deal is bullshit. It's a show. Anyone who thinks it's anything else is a sucker.

Berry supporters, once again you got PUNKED!!

Anonymous said...

New Mexico Politics, gotta love it

Anonymous said...

Great blog! The city needs to indict Ed Adams and Lawrence Torres for conspiring to defraud the citizens. They both know that what they did for Torres was illegal. Make Lawrence repay everything and bring them before the grand jury.

Anonymous said...

BYE BYE DIEGO,YOU AND CARLOS DOMINGUEZ CAN GO HAVE A COLD ONE AT INBIBE ON OUR DIME. PLEASE TURN IN YOUR FREE CITY CARS. WAKE UP BOYS TIMES ARE A CHANGING!

Anonymous said...

ARENONS PAY SHOULD BE STOPPED. There is no doubt he should not be making 90,000.00 a year. But as we all see he is a rank and file worker. What about Ed Adams ,TORRES and the rest of darrens and rays marry band of thieves. Bottom LINE RAY AND DARREN SCREW WITH CITY CONTRACTS AND WE WILL WALK. CLEAN YOUR OWN HOUSE !

Anonymous said...

"Bottom LINE RAY AND DARREN SCREW WITH CITY CONTRACTS AND WE WILL WALK"

I triple dog dare you to walk away from your job. You don't get it, 1 in 5 Americans are out of work and your greedy butt is threatening to strike!!!!!!! Go strike, please so we can fire the whole bunch of you and get some people in who do care about their community. If the city can't afford your contracts then they need to be reopened. Greedy bunch I hope you do go on strike!

Anonymous said...

To Jimmy the Greek,

Do you read any national news? Courts are ruling nationwide that contracts can be reopened. All around the nation Cops, Firemen and teachers are being laid off. If you guys don't play ball and help Berry fix the mess Marty left, many of you will be out of work. Will that make you happy? Wake up and realize we are in a depression and no one is safe from it.

Keep talking like you are and you will be in the soup line.

Anonymous said...

Lay-offs are coming. I here Los Lunas PD is hiring.

Anonymous said...

Berry wants you to think this is about principle. It's about politics.

Fire went all in for Marty and now they're getting paid back.

Diego isn't the only one out there with this kind of deal. He is the one Berry is singling out and targeting for retaliation.

Anonymous said...

bad move for the city...berry has no clue whatsoever about politics..they have called down the wrath of the national level..the IAFF has been big in getting Washington to funnel money to our city for afd purposes and other political issues..bye bye..the rest of you are simply haters..period..

Jimmy the Greek said...

To Jimmy the Greek,

Do you read any national news? Courts are ruling nationwide that contracts can be reopened. All around the nation Cops, Firemen and teachers are being laid off. If you guys don't play ball and help Berry fix the mess Marty left, many of you will be out of work. Will that make you happy? Wake up and realize we are in a depression and no one is safe from it.

Keep talking like you are and you will be in the soup line.

January 14, 2010 9:04:00 AM MST

Your wrong on all fronts. Read the Union Contracts, and or the Merit Ordinance System. I will not be laid off due to the small fact I have over 17 years on the job, and my man #, and Seniority within my Department.

You can pass that bit of "Nation wide lay off" information to Fire Chief Breen. I'm sure he will want to review it for personel reasons as his Son is so new it would affect him.

Thank You for your concern, and please while we are on the subject of depression, and money can you ask Mayor Berry why he needs a PIO (Chris Ramirez), and why each APD/AFD have PIO's but Berry hired another member of the media T.J. Wilhelm to do the same thing?

P.S. The IAFF has huge (money) legal defense pockets.... How much is it worth Mayor Berry, and his deflated budget???

The answer from the City will tell you how fiscally responsible they truely are.

Good bye from: My Job!

Anonymous said...

Jimmy the Greek, reminds me of so many public safety workers in Albuquerque. He has seniority so he could care less about the new guy that is going to get laid off so Jimmy can get his pay raise. Sort of reminds me of Judas and his 30 pieces of silver. Jimmy loves his money more than he loves any other fireman. Don't you feel good with him watching your back.

Anonymous said...

IF CHIEF BREEN WOULD THIN OUT SPECIAL OPS(BIG JOKE), TECH SERVICES; RETIRE IN 20 TO FIX COMPUTERS? TINGLEY BEACH DIVE TEAM,THREE OR FOUR FIREMEN TO GIVE OUT MEDICAL SUPPLIES,TWO OFFICERS TO SUPERVISE THREE CARPENTERS, AND WHY DO WE NEED A CHAPLIN? ALL BACK TO THE FIELD, WE SAVE A FEW ACADEMY CLASSES.

Anonymous said...

Buck Ferry. Get him out of the closet.

Anonymous said...

Berry supporters who got PUNKED will be out in full force WATCH come election time!!!!

Anonymous said...

Wilhelm is tight with Ray boy & Darren. Berry got fooled by what bullshit they told him. Wilhem is there for one reason, to keep bad shit out of the newspapers. Berry knows that,and has accepted the fact this whole scene and the players involved, is one 500 lb. bag of shit. He'll wish in 6 months he never took this job as this whole Berry, Campbell, Darren circus will emplode around them.
They are amatures at best, out of their league, AND WAY OVER THEIR HEADS in this sneaky, sleazy sesspool. Mayor Campbell is no match for Marty Chavez.

Anonymous said...

This is small potatoes compaired to what's coming. Campbell, keep Obama on speed dial as you may be needing to hook back up to that wagon again. $ 159,000 a year. Man that takes stones in this economy.

RJ ! you awake? Are you catching all of this shit. Catch up.

Anonymous said...

All the re-hires would be laid off first. That's about 120 officers. The only places laying off police officers are where the police departments are overstaffed. There are still plenty of police departments hiring officers because the police officer, like the true conservative politician, is hard to come by.

Anonymous said...

Lay-off the double dippers. That will take care of the problem.

Anonymous said...

This senior citizen who never worked a govenment OR union job applauds Mayor Berry. Why should I pay a fireman an additional salary for being the union boss? GET REAL. You serve the citizens of Albuquerque. It's OUR tax money you are siphoning.

Anonymous said...

All the double dippers should be laid off. This will save money and the jobs of younger workers. This must include public safety. There is no hiring crisis in public safety, we have many good vets who would make great cops and firemen if the double dippers would quit and open up those jobs. Our vets deserve this.

I also think all APD officers who are working on computers, doing chaplain work, etc etc etc, should be forced back to field services where they do real police work. I mean isn't having an officer assigned full time to be in charge of chaplains a total waste of police manpower? Cops and firemen need to being doing cop and firemen work, not all this other stuff that civilians could do for a lot less money.

Anonymous said...

Why didn't Berry get rid of the Chief Public Safety Officer position? It was only created by Farty for Nick Bakas.

Now White's in there and they've hired his mistress to "assist" him and T.J. Wilham to be his PIO.

What's that costing taxpayers?

Anonymous said...

Haters!!!

Anonymous said...

I could care less about any of the new hires (the last 5 years) within AFD.

Nothing but a bunch of nepotism,selfish, out for themeselves, childish, little kids. They got hired because they either were related to a fireman, or Mayor Marty forced their selection onto the Department.

Screw you new punks, do your time you crybabies, and if you do get laid off.... OOOOOHHHHHH WELL!

Anonymous said...

Fire and Police dept's around the country are laying off by the hundreds! What rock are you hiding under to not see that!

AFD will lose those bogus rasies by Farty Marty because they are illegal, our members did not vote on it and will not support a suit on it as well! It was done by the Mayor and Union President only, not by our membership. We all can't stand Marty, but he bought and paid for our Union with that big raise. Good luck winning that in court, Diego!

Thank god that crook Marty is gone. Now Breen can clean up this dept and cut away all the fat and worthless relatives Ortega hired

Anonymous said...

Memo to RJ

What a fluke ! You just got elected and don't have a clue.
I'll run the city and D will run PD.
Just stay out of our way. Here's the deal;
I'm puttin all my Dem friends in positions and the hell with the REPUBLICANS who elected you.

A retired cop waiting to come back

Anonymous said...

Double dipper Darnell is gone finally. Cultural services is going to the dogs and it's not at the zoo. Public safety should not be cut -- it should be the temporary workers (50 of them?) at the libraries.

Anonymous said...

Marty Chavez was a crook who stole tax payer money and gave it to his friends, so he could win
re-election! He should be put in jail.

Anonymous said...

Go to the gym report to work at 1030 hrs. Go to lunch at 1130 hrs return at 1330 hrs. Go home at 1530hrs.
Just a regular day for a few capts around here. (DD)

Anonymous said...

Got to love those firefighters. They have the biggest scam going on and they want even more. Think about it tax payers, we pay them to sleep and essentually only work 8 days out of the month, they get paid to eat and sleep while on a 24 hour shift. What a scam, I bet hey fight like crazy to get to stations in the heaights so they do not get woken up. The only ones I have real respect for are the poor medics who never get any sleep cause they have to run med calls all day and night. Medics should not be on 24 hour shifts but a 12 hour and firefighters on an 8 or 10 like police officers. Go ahead and threaten the tax payers of the city with your frevilous MOU covering your assoc. president, it would be way to much of you all to just do the right thing and ask him to go back to the floor and take the salary cut like a proffessional. everyone is getting sick and tired of hearing about unions and the special deals and priveledges they want while the rest of the tax payers struggle. I say the city should declare a financial crisis and take all the contracts to court and get the District Court to void them.... How about that firefighters?? "Fill the Boot", I think not this time with tax payers money....

Anonymous said...

Jimmy the Greek is certainly no lawyer. A legal document is not valid if it is deemed illegal. And just because it's deemed legal by one lawyer or judge, doesn't mean another can't come along with a different argument and reverse it. Diego's sweet deal is done. And no, the IAFF isn't a small piss ant organization. More like King Shit of Turd Island.

Anonymous said...

If Diego is getting all this money from the city and is classified as a firefighter, there is something wrong. Exactly what does he do that justifies the extra money? Too much politics and too many hands in too many pockets. The sad part is that if he is coming to the fire stations, he hasn't made it to the county stations. Diego is the President of the local 244, he should be working for all of the firefighters with both agencies. We never see him at our stations. I sure hope my union dues aren't going to be paying attorney fees for him to keep his salary, when the county firefighters can't even get a raise.

Anonymous said...

Well then I guess you better get off the blog and go to work whoever you are. You have become a big pile of bull shit, that is who you really are a piece of shit who only complains because he/she is at the bottom and can't reach the top. You need to go back to the state you came from. You are not a true New Mexican leave!!! You don't even know what the brotherhood is all about leave. You are an asshole leave!

Ol timers please stay The city needs you and your experience. The city can do away with all the wet noses! In now way does anyone want you to leave.

Anonymous said...

why doesnt the chief assign DWI unit to dayshift and they can work overtime ODWI if they want at night.

Anonymous said...

The double dippers have a salary already let the rest of them work and support their families. What a mess.

Anonymous said...

"Ol timers please stay The city needs you and your experience. The city can do away with all the wet noses! In now way does anyone want you to leave."

Are you kidding me! These are the fools that got us into this mess. Move on and let new blood in.

Anonymous said...

Chief Schultz get rid of tech services and mayors detail u'll have an entire extra squad in the field. Makes total sense because your just removing 8 patrol officers and a sgt from the field for the elite night detective squad anyways.

Anonymous said...

Assign DWI to day shift? Ok are you really that stupid or just acting like it. That has got to be the most idiotic thing you could have said....

Anonymous said...

BARBOA YOU LIE LIE LIE LIE

Anonymous said...

Your new blood sucks you are a pile of shit. You are the fool, why should the city give the new hires $7000 to be a police officer when you don't even know how to wipe your ass. If you want to be a police officer then just do the job don't expect the big bonus for passing the academy, we all know it is not as hard as it used to be.
The old timers earned their badge. The new guys had their badge handed to them because the city needs to fill the slot. New hires just apply because the pay looks good once you pass the academy all you do is complain. The brotherhood sticks together! You should leave and go back to the shity state you came from!

Anonymous said...

Cry baby cry, why don't you do your job. If you don't like who you work with or who you work for then look for another job. Nobody is holding you back leave!!!!

Anonymous said...

"You are not a true New Mexican leave!!!" WTF???, who wants to be????

Anonymous said...

Old Timer double dippers are greedy vampires who suck the blood from young working families for their own greed. I wish double dipping would have been around when these "old Timers" were trying to get hired as new cops. Maybe then they would see the folly of their ways and how selfish they are. If double dipping had been around 20 30 or 40 years ago none of these double dipping old timers would be here now, because none of them would have been hired.

Anonymous said...

"Mayor Campbell" get used to that

Anonymous said...

how come DWI gets different way of paying for court overtime than everyone else? how many hours a night are they really working? come on, they are letting rookies join, everyone who is worth a dam quit.

Anonymous said...

You know all you do is complain you should just stay home and eat your gun. Everyone would feel better at least I know the ol timers would feel better. JUST EAT YOUR GUN!!!!

Anonymous said...

There are not that many people applying for APD so shut up, most have shity back ground and the city is hurting for LE that they hire junk like you. So the City already knows the Ol Timers are good cops that is why they hire them. What would you want protecting your city, a good cop or a gang banger with a wet nose who thinks he/she knows it all. You don't have a family because if you did you wouldn't be so negative.

Anonymous said...

"There are not that many people applying for APD so shut up, most have shity back ground and the city is hurting for LE that they hire junk like you. So the City already knows the Ol Timers are good cops that is why they hire them. What would you want protecting your city, a good cop or a gang banger with a wet nose who thinks he/she knows it all. You don't have a family because if you did you wouldn't be so negative."

You are a fool and it seems we hit a sore spot with you. So instead of your lies, lets set the record straight. There are so many good candidates apply for APD that Chief Schultz said last year he gets to pick the cream of the crop. APD has no hiring crisis. In fact we are turning away excellent veterans because there are over 100 old retired rehires taking their jobs. How does that make you feel? Oh I know, you could care less, you selfish lazy puke.

Old timers that are good cops hmmmmm. Let's see one old timer just sued the city and won for $1,000,000 and he was a lazy slug. Another old timer was drug tested after he was already back and working and he came back dirty for Oxycontin, without a perscription. Most of the old timers are sitting behind desks doing nothing. So don't lie to us that you guys are so great. A lazy bunch is what I would say.

It is pretty sorry that you call the younger officers gang bangers. I actually don't think you are a cop at all. That's right, your a retired lazy fart.

Anonymous said...

Wow hit your sore spot and I made you mad, you cry baby, you are a pile of shit you have no idea what a veteran is or stands for because you are a pile of shit without a badge.
Veterens well they just finished a career and are retired so it okay to hire them but not APD veterans. You suck you are just so mad that you don't get to sit behind the desk, just go do your job you lasy shit bag. I don't think you are an officer you are a wanna be well go wanna be some where else shit hole!
Lazy I don't think so I know I do more work than you because you are way to busy on this blog you suck, go eat you gun that is if you can actually carry one or get a hold of one. If you don't have one just jump off an over pass wait for the big semi tho. LMAO

Anonymous said...

Hey this post is about Diego, APD you guys suck!!!!!!! stay off the blog!!!!!!! go fight somewhere else like at your APOA meetings!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

THE REHIRE PROGRAM WAS INSTITUTED BY THE CITY BECAUSE THE NEWER OFFICERS WERE GETTING OUT OF THE ACADEMY THEN LEAVING FOR PLACES LIKE VEGAS,DURANGO,AND ARIZONA.THERE WERENT ENOUGH APPLICANTS, SO THEY BEGAN ASKING RETIRED OFFICERS TO RETURN. YES I SAID ASKING US TO RETUR,I WAS. THEN THEY BEGAN OFFERING INCENTIVES FOR EXISTING OFFICERS TO STAY(PAY INCREASE, RETENTION BONUSES ETC.)AND THEY BEGAN OFFERING NEW APPLICANTS INCENTIVES. LIKE A HIRINGB BONUS AND HOUSING STIPEND.NOW THAT THE ECONOMY HAS GONE SOUTH THERE ARE PROBABLY ENOUGH APPLICANTS AND YOU YOUNGER OFFICERS WOULD PROBABLY LIKE TO SEE US GONE, NO DOUBT. YOU'D PROBABLY ALSO LIKE TO FORGET ABOUT REHIRE OFFICERS LIKE MIKE KING AND RICHARD SMITH WHO WERE REHIRES AND GAVE THEIR ALL. REHIRED OFFICER BUSTING ASS ON GRAVEYARD

Anonymous said...

That's sad you have to invoke two really good guys like Mike and Rich to try to back up your arguement. They, like famiilies should be off limits on this blog.

Getting rid of the double dippers has to do with helping younger people get work. Helping our New Mexico veterans, who after serviing 4 years or more come out of the military and can't find jobs. If a military guy retires you don't see him taking a job back in the military. That is what we are saying, if you want to retire and go back to work, go ahead, but don't come back to your old job. No matter what you say about younger officers (they are good officers), they deserve the same chances you had. Move on and make room and help these younger officers out. That is what solidarity is all about. All we hear from the rehires is selfishness. It is all about them. Well I hope the fat lady (richardson) is starting to sing so we can repeal this bad law and move forward.

Anonymous said...

Whoever is bringing Mike and Rich into this should be fired! We do not do this. You should be ashamed of yourself.

Anonymous said...

RETIRED OFFICER BUSTING ASS ON WHAT EVER SHIFT THEY WORK NOT JUST GRAVE. RETIRED OFFICERS KNOW HOW TO DO THEIR JOB AND THEY DO IT WELL!
I AM A REHIRE AND I DON'T WORK GRAVE ANYMORE BUT MIGHT NEXT BID. CAN'T WAIT TO BID WITH THE REST OF THE 34'S MIGHT JUST SHOCK THEM TO SEE HOW MUCH SENIORITY SOME OF US HAVE. I LOVE MY JOB AND OR SECOND CAREER AND YES I AM FSB.

Anonymous said...

TO THE ONES WHO KEEP SLAMING THE REHIRES GO GET A LIFE. REHIRES ARE STILL YOUNG THEY ARE NOT OLD LIKE TO CALL THEM. YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF YOURSELFS FOR DOING THE INNER FIGHTING. GET A LIFE, KISS THE GROUND YOU WALK ON, KISS YOUR MAYOR AND YOUR CHIEF YOU HAVE A JOB! QUIT FIGHTING. THAT IS WHAT IS WRONG WITH SOME OFFICERS, NOT ALL, JUST THE ONES ON THIS BLOG GET A LIFE! ALL YOU DO IS NAME CALL. YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF YOURSELVES, AND I AM ASHAMED OF YOU. THE CITY GAVE YOU A BADGE TO PUT ON YOUR CHEST. THE CITY SHOULD RIP IT OUT WITH YOU HEART BECAUSE YOU DON'T HAVE ONE!

JUST FOR THE RECORD MIKE AND RICK WERE REHIRES. GET OVER IT, YOU KNOCK THEM DOWN WHEN YOU KNOCK REHIRES DOWN. EVERYTHING YOU CALL AN OLD TIMER YOU THROW IT AT THEM. YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF YOURSELVES!!!! YOU ARE THE WORST THIS CITY HAS WORKING FOR THEM, SHAME ON YOU!
REHIRES THANK YOU FOR PUTTING YOUR LIFE ON THE LINE FOR THE CITIZENS OF ALBUQUERQUE!

YES I KNOW THERE WILL BE A JERK TO COMMENT ON THIS WITH A NEGATIVE ATTITUDE! BUT THE CITIZENS OF ALBUQUERQUE ARE GRATEFUL FOR WHAT YOU DO EACH DAY!

Anonymous said...

I think APD has enough officers with PTSD no more PTSD veterans need for along time, try another job dodo bird! I think that is what is happening to you. YOU HAVE PTSD!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Rehires are young, then as a taxpayer I think we should change the PERA system to a 30 year minimum age 60 for retirement, just like the private sector. I pay the majority of your retirement contribution. We just changed the teachers to a higher age and years served. Since you cops are so young and apparently you have many more years to do the job, let's save some taxpayer money and change your retirement also.

I also think, as a citizen looking in at this, it is horrible to bring up the two officers who died. Would you care for them less if they were not rehires? These officers can no longer speak for themselves, so don't drag them into this. Stand on your own two feet and debate this issue.

Anonymous said...

You as a citizen can not even comprehend what the post above yours is stating. So who ever you are butt out. WE ARE THE BROTHER HOOD AND EVERYONE THAT IS BLUE COUNTS!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Well if you think you pay that many taxs why don't you keep your penny that is about as much as you paid for my retirement!!!!

Anonymous said...

To the citizen who likes debates I think you are a worthless individual debates are held at a meeting not on this blog you dumbass!!!

Also your opinion on this sucks!! You in no way should speak for any officer nor for Mike or Richard they were blue and will always be blue. You can't comprehend what this means so butt out!!!

Anonymous said...

"You are not a true New Mexican leave!!!" WTF???," who wants to be????"

Don't complain leave the state and if you already left or you are bloging from some other state keep you nose out of eye on albuquerque it should be none of your business as to what is going on here.
Where every you are from I'm sure there are more problems over there than there are here.

Anonymous said...

"Well if you think you pay that many taxs why don't you keep your penny that is about as much as you paid for my retirement!!!!"

A penny? The last time I looked at the PERA website the police plan employee only pays 4% into their retirement plan. My tax dollars pay the 21%. So if you are unwilling or that dumb to not know the facts surrounding your own retirement you should probably not blog anymore. You need to address issues from a factual standpoint, not from the anger and fake world you live in. If you truly represent the police, then APD is in a sorry state.

Anonymous said...

"individual debates are held at a meeting not on this blog you dumbass!!!

Nice to know that you set the rules, NOT! Do you even know what the constitution is? Or did you just raise your hand and swear to uphold it, without any idea of what you were doing? Every police officer swears to uphold the constitution. I do believe my point is made as all you can do is cry like a little baby and say we don't debate on this blog. You can't argue with facts, because you either know the truth and can't bear it or you are really a stupid person and all you can do is cry and make noise. Did your mother not hug you enough?

Anonymous said...

"WE ARE THE BROTHER HOOD AND EVERYONE THAT IS BLUE COUNTS!!!!!!!!!!"

Oh I get it, forget about the citizens that you swore to protect and serve, and who pay your salary. With that type of thinking you are not a police officer. You are just a bully who slipping in because you could not get a job anywhere else. I figure you are riding a desk or hiding in a closet somewhere. You stain the badge.

Anonymous said...

Mike and Rich are true police officers. Neither you nor I could ever, or should ever, speak for them. For you to bring them up to try to support your issue is a sign of cowardice. As I stated earlier, I believe fallen police officers (true heros) and their families are off limits.

But what I see on this blog is officers slamming each other and their families all the time. You should hold yourself to a higher standard, You are the "brotherhood" aren't you?

Anonymous said...

"A penny? The last time I looked at the PERA website the police plan employee only pays 4% into their retirement plan. My tax dollars pay the 21%. So if you are unwilling or that dumb to not know the facts surrounding your own retirement you should probably not blog anymore. You need to address issues from a factual standpoint, not from the anger and fake world you live in. If you truly represent the police, then APD is in a sorry state."

It's the rehires the young officer is knocking down so get back to your home work, the rehires paid alot into their retirement. Yes the younger offiers are paying 4% so maybe you are paying more for their retirement but pay attention you sound like a sour puss. Like I said do your home work you sound dumb!!! Might just look dumb too LMAO

No,just a sorry city lol. Im not an officer but I am glad to start get you terribe people that live in albuquerque pissed off. LMAO,,,

Get back to Diego this is what this blog it is all about. You like me don't pay that many taxes so get off you high horse.

Anonymous said...

"But what I see on this blog is officers slamming each other and their families all the time. You should hold yourself to a higher standard, You are the "brotherhood" aren't you?"

To whoever thinks they are above the law and thinks they know it all shut your flaper you sound stupid!

Anonymous said...

"Nice to know that you set the rules, NOT! Do you even know what the constitution is? Or did you just raise your hand and swear to uphold it, without any idea of what you were doing? Every police officer swears to uphold the constitution. I do believe my point is made as all you can do is cry like a little baby and say we don't debate on this blog. You can't argue with facts, because you either know the truth and can't bear it or you are really a stupid person and all you can do is cry and make noise. Did your mother not hug you enough"


I think your PTSD is showing, just go to the VA and stay awhile you will feel better in a few weeks. Don't want to here that you are having a stand off with APD

Anonymous said...

Wow WTF lets all get back to Diego $90,000 a year. So does anyone know if he is still making that much money or is he getting paid firefighter wages?

Anonymous said...

"Don't complain leave the state and if you already left or you are bloging from some other state keep you nose out of eye on albuquerque it should be none of your business as to what is going on here."

Thin skinned new mexican little girl you are ese!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Not trying to change the direction of this blog at all, but has anyone heard the latest to come from the City, CAO and Mayor? ANY MOU's signed while Martin Chavez was in office are now NULL AND VOID.

(Can you say Class Action Lawsuit?)

Anonymous said...

Good luck on your class action lawsuit. The city, in all contracts, retains the right to postpone raises it can't afford. Go to this blog and read up on it.

http://mgbralley-whatswrongwiththispicture.blogspot.com/

Read the blog on January 15 2010 called " Let's Get a Fact Straight"

It is in black and white, the unions need to play ball or they are going to get taken to the cleaners. You will get your raises, but when the city can afford them. And for those who say they will leave for greener pastures, I say I double dog dare you.

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately, there are no greener pastures out there - the state is furloughing everyday peons (not execs.) and a friend in public safety is also furloughed one day a week. The county, forget about it-they pay crap anyway, and the private sector is not a place to work if you have a family, want job security & benefits. So yeah, we are stuck here at at COA at the whim of the contract-violating middle managers who actually have put a temporary worker in charge of "real" city employees (cultural services). We now answer to a temp! We wouldn't still work here if there were greener pastures out there, believe me. So here we are, having a temp. tell us (who have been here for 10 years) what to do! I wonder if it's even legal? Probably is, since the union isn't very concerned about it.

Anonymous said...

Because Bralley wrote it it's right? hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah ya kill me!!!

Anonymous said...

"Thin skinned new mexican little girl you are ese!!!!!"


WOW NOW WE HAVE THE KKK ON THE BLOG. GET A LIFE!!!

Anonymous said...

"Because Bralley wrote it it's right? hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah ya kill me!!!"

It kills you to read up on the truth. If you don't think Bralley is correct then produce your own set of facts. I will bet you can't.

Anonymous said...

What is true is not always what is right. You said what Bralley wrote is right, that doesn't make it true.

You're still killing me!!!!

Anonymous said...

You are a nut.

Anonymous said...

I've waited to see the type of comments before I expressed my thoughts and it seems that you all don't know him like I do. So, I will take you back to a time before he was elected president...

If you guys think Diego is all that, let's remember back to when he use to trade out shifts so he could go play in his little band while getting paid to be on the clock and never paying us back. I could never get him to work for me when I needed it because he always had something to do. This is our "stand-up, honest guy?" Maybe someday we will get paid back! Funny thing is, obviously the majority won the vote for him to be re-elected and he has done some good things but he's a crook, a liar and a cheater who wouldn't know how to tell if he had to. He's one big lie and some of you are still buying his crap. You'll learn! He uses the union credit card for "official" (personal) business and has not had to explain or more appropiately defend his fiduciary misconduct. The other union I use to belong to had the same problem and the union president was impeached and was under investigation by both the international union and the IRS for tax evasion. Are we really going to use our union funds to fight his pay adjustment? This is a win-win for him because he can fight it as long as we allow him since it's not costing him anything. Like my grandfather use to say in regards to accounting "figures never lie but liars figure." WAKE UP Brothers and Sisters!