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

May 13, 2010

Albuquerque Moves Closer to Arizona

It only took a graphic example of what could have been prevented, but today at least the City of Albuquerque took a step closer to Arizona. Mayor Berry announced APD's new policy regarding illegal aliens which boils down to if there's suspicion that a person who's arrested is in this country illegally ICE will be notified. It will then be up to the Feds to determine whether or not the suspect is held for an immigration violation.

Unfortunately the move came too late to save a 6 year-old girl from an alleged rape, but at least police officers will be able to notify immigration authorities when they have an illegal in custody for another crime. Obviously the blame for the previous sanctuary policy rests squarely on the shoulders of previous administration. This new policy is a good start, but may not go far enough.

28 comments:

Anonymous said...

Now that sounds like a reasonable way to handle illegal immigration without violating Hispanic American civil rights. If you don't want illegals here go after the people who hire them. In addition, don't grant driver licenses or any other services to them unless they are here legally (that goes for all illegal aliens - not just the Mexicans). However, one should be aware that things/services will cost more because labor costs will be higher without those folks. I would love to see the white folks mowing their own lawns, cleaning their own houses, taking care of their own children, etc.

Soon, Arizona will be broke from the lawsuits. As we all know, Albuquerque has had to pay out some huge settlements for the stupidity of a few at the top and it was Berry who hired or kept those I'm referring to. I don't think Abq taxpayers want to pay out more in lawsuits, so they had better be careful about the type of laws they pass.

Anonymous said...

Be careful EYE. As soon as another person knows your identity (Shadow?) it is know longer a secret.

Anonymous said...

BULLSHIT!!! Berry didn't change anything in his BI-lingual press release (check it out at www.cabq.gov)

APD is still stuck with the same policy we had before. We DO NOT have the BSCO policy. WE ARE STILL A SANCTUARY CITY.

Read Berry's own press release. He's fine with illegal immigrants as long as they don't commit crimes. Even though their being here ILLEGALY IS A CRIME!

In the Ferry's own words: "As far as these new procedures are concerned, a person going about their day to day business has no reason to fear that they will be questioned about their legal status."

MEET THE NEW BOSS - SAME AS THE OLD BOSS!!!!!

Anonymous said...

It is about damn time we allow the police to help uphold the Constitution there swore to uphold. Fortunately for all Mayor Chavez is history or we would still be giving sanctuary to child rapist. Good move Mayor Berry.

Jake34 said...

Correct me if I am wrong but isn’t that lame duck Chief Schultz part of the past administration? Mayor Berry IT"S ABOUT DAM TIME. Now if the state/city had the balls to stop giving them free Education, Health care, EBT cards, Housing etc etc we would be on the road to recovery.

Anonymous said...

I take offense to the asshole in above comment.
"I would love to see the white folks mow their own lawns,...."
I'm considered white I guess (son of Irish immigrants) but what I am is an AMERICAN first and foremost. I mow my own lawn, my wife cleans the house. Not because we can't afford to hire a Mexican, or an Asian or ANOTHER WHITE PERSON to do so, it's because we choose to do our own servile labor. So get off your high horse with your racial references. Many Hispanics who are wealthy or otherwise hire immigrants, Mexicans and yes illegals to do the chores they rather not do. Maybe it's because they want to give their cousins the ability to work in this country or maybe because they're too lazy.
Case in point, the owner of Blakes Lota Burger hires many Mexican immigrants and extends the opportunity to better their lives. I assume they are here LEGALLY, and I applaud him for doing so, as his employees are very courteous and consciencious in their work. This is a prime example for other employers to follow.
So before you slam the white folks for hiring slaves to do their dirty work, shut up and stop spumming more of your La Raza hate.

Anonymous said...

There isn't anything new about this policy except that its official now. I might be wrong, but I think ICE even has their own office at MDC. Even if they don't, they're definitely there every day checking for illegals.

All this sanctuary city talk is just a political crutch politicians use to play on the fears of uninformed voters. If we broke down the numbers, I'd bet that per capita, the majority of crime in this city is committed by U.S. citizens. When I look at the property crime and dwi offenders published by the Journal I don't see an overwhelming amount of people who look like they might be illegal immigrants.

My point, there is nothing wrong with asking somebody about their immigration status if they are suspected of committing a crime and being booked in to MDC. But singling people out for car stops or further questioning because their skin is brown is wrong.

The Arizona law allows police to detain and investigate people who look like they might be illegal immigrants. 45% of the population in NM fits that bill. You want the State or even just the City to allow law enforcement to detain and investigate 45% of the State's population for no legitimate reason other than they look Mexican? I thought you libertarian types placed a high value on individual liberty? Or do you only value the individual liberties of people who don't look like they might be Mexican?

Anonymous said...

My interpretation of this policy is that ICE will be notified EVERY time ANYONE regardless of race or color who they think is here illegally, is arrested. So if you are blonde and have a swedish accent, they will call ICE in and yes, ICE has a comfy little office set up at the new prisoner transport center. It's nothing like Arizona's tougher law, it's just that Berry is making it appear that it is. my understanding is that APD always called the feds. if they suspected someone they arrested or detained was illegal, they just couldn't do it themselves and they still can't. It's Berry Bullshit at it's best. So Eye, don't make Berry out to be this big-ass hero.

Anonymous said...

enough already here is the best solution. barboa for chief, he can do white's job, be the PIO, we can the four PIOs we have. oh yea the DCOPs he can do your job to. we forget he can do everything. schultz VC wanted sgt griego and you made a huge mistake by not puting her there. 34s are leaving VC and the public will pay the piper since you dont care about APD.

Anonymous said...

According to today's Albuquerque Journal, ANYONE who is transported to MDC can expect to be asked about their citizenship status. As Americans, we only have to tell them we are a US citizen, there is no "proving" it. Think about it, when you go through a Border Patrol checkpoint, what are you asked? If they have questions then they can query their computer system. Its no big deal.

Also, I note that according to one Hispanic human rights group, Albuquerque is not a sanctuary city nor was it in the past. Of course, they don't believe anyone should be asked about their status - period. Of course, I doubt they support the same for Americans living illegally in Spanish speaking countries like Mexico where being their illegally gets you jail time and deportation.

Anonymous said...

To the one who takes offense. I must have hit a nerve when I said I would love to see white folks mow their own lawns etc. Guess you don't like being profiled - well guess what neither do Hispanic Americans. And, yes I too am American (for generations) I've never received any type of gov't aid and I have a college education. I too can afford to hire someone to clean my house and mow my lawn, but choose to do those things myself. I guarantee that if I were racially profiled and pulled over for no reason other than because I am brown I would definitely sue the city of Abq. It's not all that difficult with the idiots that run it. Yes, I am proud to be Hispanic and will fight for my rights just like you would if someone steps on your civil rights.

Anonymous said...

I I I,,How many times can you refer to yourself in one paragraph. It has been my experience that hispanic folks complain about the illegals more than what you call white people.

Anonymous said...

III
That's true - no one should be here illegally and take advantage of our system. However, that is not what the Arizona law is all about. It's about racial profiling. Believe (me me me) because I do believe in the Constitution and don't want (My My MY) civil rights violated. I am an AMERICAN and will not be detained for even a minute because I am brown. The prisons are full of all kinds of people and most of them are American. Depending on where you're at, the prisoners are mostly white or mostly brown or mostly black, etc. Get the picture? If you don't then you are stupid!

Anonymous said...

After the city's approx. 8% pay/benefit cut, a lot of COA workers will be the ones cutting lawns & using EBT cards to make ends meet.

Anonymous said...

Good for Mayor Berry! It's about the damned time we stop the rush of Canadians swarming across our borders.

Anonymous said...

This is not a civil rights or racial issue. Its about money and crime. Calling people racist will not change that fact. This is a different world and these changes are coming. In the long run it will be better for the Mexicans who want to work in this country.

Anonymous said...

READ Arizona's law!! Then respond. It doesn't have any language about racial profiling or violating people's rights. I am an American first and a Hispanic 2nd. Not a Hispanic American! I have lived in Arizona and feel that it is about time that our country, The United States has taken a stand to protect us from illegal immigration!

If we are so concerned about what law should be applied, then maybe we should use the law that Mexico uses! Again problem Solved!!

Anonymous said...

Don't worry, you will not be racially profiled because your skin color is brown. Don't be stupid, your educated, so you say. Besides many officer at APD are Hispanic and their not about to treat people of color unfairly.
Remember, there are assholes on both sides of the fence. ( no pun intended)

Anonymous said...

Who is running this city?
There's a poll that the "eye" should be putting up.
Put four names up as choices, and I guarantee Berry will come in dead last.

Anonymous said...

I think it's called reading between the lines and using reasonableness. Obviously, they aren't going to blatantly state we are going to practice racial profiling. I've read enough of the law to know it stinks. What I do know is APD is made up of some pretty cocky cops who would like nothing more than to have an excuse to harass people, because they are too chicken shit to go after the real bad guys. Hell, for that matter you are to afraid to go after the corrupt leadership you have. All I see on this blog are a bunch of crybabies, who complain and do nothing. At least there are citizens who stand up for their rights. It's more than I can say for you.

P.S. To "Don't Worry" - The word is they're not their. Guess I got a better education than you. Yes, I know there are assholes on both sides of the fence. I'm not from Mexico - remember!
If you guys love Arizona so much GO. I'm sure there will be a need for more cops.

Anonymous said...

After reading many of the comments it only shows how stupid the individuals are. I have heard everything from "I will have to carry my borth certificate" to "If Im bron I will get deported". Read the AZ Law. It mirrors federal law. If you are here legaly you most likely have a social security number, drivers license, ID card etc. Think before you speak your liberal trash. Im tired of paying taxes to support those who are here illegally.

Anonymous said...

Ok, you can spell, and are educated.

Ignorance however,is avoidable

Anonymous said...

Actually, I hope they pull me over to question my citizenship. I could use a few bucks from you idiots that think you're going to solve the problem with that ridiculous law (Arizona). APD cops don't have the guts to police themselves. All you do it talk! Go find a burglar, meth dealer, murder etc THEN run them through the system and if they're illegal do something.

It's been stated that the AZ law is the same as the federal law. HELLO - then why did they need the new law. Just enforce the federal one without racial profiling.

Anonymous said...

If people from Mexico want to be here then do it legally!!! Get a Visa and take the proper steps to become a citizen. If you don't want to do that then go back to where you came from. Go after the businesses who hire illegals, there are plenty of people here legally who can use a job. I have friends who are from Mexico and they have jobs, pay taxes, and follow the law all while being actual AMERICAN citizens. Respect our flag and our country if you want to be here.

Anonymous said...

blakes does hire illegals. sorry.
they have their fake cards and if they look good enough, they get hired. you can't check someone's social before you hire them, but you can after. however,no one is checking. blakes knows because they get back from the irs and state pages and pages of ss numbers that don't match and guess what, all that payroll tax just sits in a pool, never to be used because it can't be matched up and legally the gov can't use it. sad. thanks blakes, thanks construction industry, between the two of you, alot of illegals get jobs. huge amounts of illegal cards are being made everyday. only costs about $50, a small amount compared to the $3000 they pay the coyete to get them here. the answer: help mexico create a capitalist society so they can and want to stay there. the have resources and people and could be a rich and productive country if they would get their asses in gear over there.

Anonymous said...

Finally - a few of the posts here make good sense. Go after the contractors that hire them. If people from ALL other countries want to be here - do it legally. Don't give a bunch of white supremacists the power to legally racial profile people under the guise that it is best for the country. Next it will be your rights violated and you won't like it. Just like all the other immigrants that came here we are all the same, so don't target Hispanic Americans or American Hispanics (whatever) because that's a fight you won't win - not in NM.

Anonymous said...

ha ha that is so funny, have barboa do everything. that would be good. then instead of just screwing other peoples wives and strippers and waitstaff he could screw everyone. wouldn't that be great. where he goes i won't. alot of people feel that way. he should get a job as a manager at a skank place, cuz then he wouldn't have to drive drunk and he could get his meal and his ho in one place.

Anonymous said...

Just watched GMA this morning and George S was interviewing Rand Paul from Kentucky and he has stated that he thought private restaurant owners shouldn't have to serve minorities - at least that's the gist of it. So for all you minorities that think the AZ law is ok then just wait until someone refuses you service solely because you are a minority. This isn't just about illegals.