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

Dec 28, 2010

Presenting: His Majesty and a Flawed Policy

For many years, police officers with the Albuquerque Police Department have been allowed take home vehicles. The “Take Home” policy is a benefit to the officer(s) and to the citizen(s) of our great City. The moment a police officer gets in his/her squad car; they are considered on duty. Here is the benefit; the officer gets to use the vehicle and the citizen gets the service of an officer without the officer being paid on the clock, while they are utilizing the vehicle. Officers are bound to stop for in progress crimes, traffic hazards, etc… Many times, police officers have been flagged down to take various actions simply because they were driving a police car. Officers understand and accept this, as it is part of the policy. Obviously, if they are already on duty, this is not anything above or beyond the call of duty. The presence of a police car provides a certain sense of security. In law enforcement it is referred to as an “Omni Presence.” The Mayor and his administration (in their infantile stage of an administration) believe that days of take home vehicles are over. Well, over for many, but not for all. Any police officer residing outside of city limits (within 11 miles of the Big I) can no longer use their take home vehicle. The exception to this movement is; if you’re a crony of his “Majesty” or part of the administration you are exempt and are bestowed this privilege.

What does this mean for those affected? They are forced to drive to work in their personal vehicles. Which may not seem like a big deal but it is more complex than it appears. Driving personal vehicles is a huge officer safety issue. There are people that have a disdain and hatred for police officers, and will do anything to get an officer in a position of disadvantage. Just ask those who have dealt with COPWATCH. Out of the six area commands, there is only one that provides a secure place for officers to park their personal vehicles. In the spirit of officer safety, the best action for the officer is to drive to his/her police substation and change into his or her uniform. None of the area commands have enough secured lockers or facilities for these officers to achieve this goal. In some of the substations, the plumbing barely works.

What about the civilians who are allowed to keep their take home cars and provide absolutely no benefit to the citizens? If the take home car policy was changed, solely for budget issues, why are civilians (none sworn employees) allowed to have take home vehicles? For instance, the police fleet manager has a take home car. He is not on call and does not respond during off duty hours. He has a desk job and keeps track of all city owned vehicles. TJ Wilham (who prided himself in bashing the City and the police while working for the local news paper) has a take home car. Now he is triumphant of the actions of the City and the police. The question is; for what reason, no one would give us a clear justification. The Mayor has two take home cars. Why? Many of Berry’s administrators have take home cars. Why? The Prisoner Transport Center supervisors have FULLY marked (lights, sirens, radio equipped) take home cars. Why? Darren White and TJ Wilham have been observed responding to incidents running code (full lights and sirens initiated and going through all intersections) in their take home cars. Why? Neither one is a fully sworn member of the Police Department. Only police officer may run full police equipment while responding to an emergency. If we are truly in a budget crunch, the Mayor needs to clean his closest before he starts cleaning someone else’s. This hypocrisy must stop and produce the product that was promised to the citizens by Mayor Berry.

Just this week, Chief Schultz was seen driving his City car with family, like personnel aboard. Although the citizens are appreciative that he followed traffic laws (turn signals and seat belts), why is he allowed to bend the rules? For those inquisitive minds, our Chief was eastbound on I-40 and exited at San Mateo, at approximately 11:00 A.M. One of our eyes sent us this information and a few photos. TJ Wilham was seen shopping at Walgreens and going for a bite in his take home vehicle, even though it is doubtful that this was part of his official duties. The photos we have does not show any crime tape or the mobile crime van. Maybe he was grabbing a quick snack for Mr. White or for the Mayor.

If the City Council is truly worried about the budget, they need to start at the top, and work their way down. Why is the City Council allowing the targeting of the police officers? Mayor Berry, Darren White, TJ Wilham, and others are certainly taking advantage of their positions and by proxy taking advantage of the City. The City Council definitely needs to do their homework. Our citizens elected them to be their voice; it’s time for the Council to voice the will of their constituents.

Although,the Eye is not a financial wizard and does not claim to be, here is one thought; pull the City vehicles from the administrators and City employees who do not need them. If by some “fluke” they are forced out to a scene, pay their per diem following the federal guideline. We all know that each entity within the City already has a chain of command on-call roaster that should be used. This alone could save a great deal.

The Eye has attached a few photos for your amusement only. Although the Eye is not the jester for his Majesty Like others appear to be; nevertheless this is entertaining.



47 comments:

Anonymous said...

T J Wilhelm has lights, sirens and can run code. Wow. Sheriff Andy (Darren) Taylor has given Barney a real police car. Schizam!! Is he packing heat? Does he have one bullet like Barney? Can he pull us over? Will he be allowed to carry a tazer?

Anonymous said...

How appropriate: TJ pulling up to a fast food drive thru. no shock there. How offend does a PIO get called on anyway. Are these civiliam positions really needed. I thought that a sworn officer is all we needed. What do they do all day anyway, ( that is besides fetching Darren's lunch and laundry.)

Anonymous said...

GREAT POST. Boldly going where the chikenshit reporters at the ABQ Journal, KOAT, KRQE, and KOB don't dare to because they don't want to upset His Majesty and the rest of the court jesters. They want a cush gig (and a city vehicle) like TJ and Chris Ramirez. Or they're too lazy to do anything other than slurp up the bullshit the city PIOs serve them. REAL REPORTING like this is what our screwy, bassackwards city needs.

Welcome back to the fight, EYE. We got fooled in 2009. We won't get fooled again.

Anonymous said...

How are they surviving the recession at City Hall? In style! That's a nice luxury sedan at Taco Bell/KFC. It's TJ's? He already makes $80k a year. You can buy your own car and gas on that. You can afford to live in the city, too.

HOW MANY OF THESE WELL PAID UPPER CRUSTERS WITH TAKE HOME VEHICLES LIVE IN THE CITY THEMSELVES?????

Anonymous said...

At APD when you make the rules you don't have to follow them. To the poster that asked why TJ is needed? Very simple do you see the local media reporting on anything except maybe a snow storm. Media control we have no free press in Alb.

Anonymous said...

Any truth to the rumors White was put on admin leave over Ahrensfield?

Anonymous said...

This is hypocricy at it's absolute finest. I pray for the day that Darren or his little (I use that term very loosely) ankle biter TJ get into a wreck while running code. Can you imagine the shit storm that would follow? I'm so sick of these assholes....ALL OF THEM. BERRY, YOU HAD BETTER WAKE UP!!!

Anonymous said...

"BERRY WAKE UP" . HE'S SO DUMB.
HE WAS NEVER A BUSINESS OWNER HIS WIFE WAS. AND WHAT ABOUT HIS TAXES? NEVER REVEALED THOSE.
DARREN, TJ CHRIS, FAIRY CAMPBELL KEEP HIM IN THE DARK.

DEMOCRATS; CALL FOR AN INVESTIGATION ON THESE GUYS AS THE REPUBLICANS SURE AS HELL WON'T.
THIS GOLDEN BOY DARREN AND HIS CORRUPTION NEED TO BE EXPOSED.

Anonymous said...

Does the Eye have employees out there watching all of these City officials? Do they know that you are taking picture of them?

Anonymous said...

*"Does the Eye have employees out there watching all of these City officials? Do they know that you are taking picture of them?"*

Who gives a shit whether or not they know if thier pictures are being taken? They are driving vehicles paid for by taxpayers, and are being paid by taxpayers. I'd love to hear one of them complain about thier picture being taken while on our dime. And you better believe that when TJ t-bones a family of four while running code through an intersection, OUR tax dollars will be paying for that too....

Anonymous said...

TJ WAS PUT IN HIS POSITION SO THAT THE SID DAVE YOUNG SCANDAL WOULD GO AWAY....AND GUESS WHAT IT DID..CHUNKY MONKEY ROLLED APD AND THEY DW AND RS DECIDED IF YOU CANT BEAT THEM....FUNNY HOW THE MIGHTY ARE RUNNING WHO CARES ABOUT A CAR AT TACO BELL IN THE GRAND SCHEME IT MEANS NOTHING ITS THE CORRUPTION THAT GOT THE CAR THERE THAT MATTERS

Anonymous said...

This places a new meaning on "Your Tax Dollars at Work!" TJ the Jelly Roll and Ray; Mr. RedFlex!

Anonymous said...

I say take the photos. We taxpayers are paying. I have seen many officers off duty using the vehicle for personal use, including screwing. Yeah, we know the list.

Anonymous said...

Screwing in a city vehicle? Eating in your unit? Well TJ will never be accused of doing both, that's for sure.

Anonymous said...

Darren HOW DO YOU LIKE THE EYE?

Anonymous said...

Word is that DW had a badge made for himself, with the words Director Public Saftey. Wonder if TJ has one too?

Anonymous said...

Its a GREAT thing that the EYE is back. I am a daily reader of the Albuquerque Journal and one thing is fact, when TJ left the Journal he effectively neutered them and the citizens of Albuquerque. The EYE plays an important role in getting facts in the public purview.

My thanks to everyone who posts regardless if its anonymous or not. The citizens need to know what's going on.

Pictures of publically funded vehicles are always correct and useful. Nothing gets peoples attention like a photo. Keep up the good work.

Anonymous said...

*"Screwing in a city vehicle? Eating in your unit? Well TJ will never be accused of doing both, that's for sure."*

HAHAHAHAHA!! It's funny because it's true.

Anonymous said...

Hope you enjoy the Eye Darren. Maybe you will get used to it like Barboa. He is one of those personal use abusers too who thinks he is above the law.

Anonymous said...

This is what the Journal should be writing about instead of some rim job of a story about how R.J. gets his own meatballs. Were they giraffe meatballs?

Anonymous said...

Come on Journal; front page news. Our humble mayor fetching his own meatballs.You're kidding, right?
Why aren't you reporting the news.
By the way that article was poorly written.

Anonymous said...

TJ does have his own badge. Inscribed is P. I. G.
(Public Information Goober)

Anonymous said...

The journal at its finest. front page mayor berry pets a puppy, by the way I hear the dog took a long bath after the photo opp. I am mayor berry I can drive a car and walk while carring papers but cant chew gum at the same time. you fools at the journal would not know news if if jumped up and bit you in the ass. or maybe just maybe you are bought and paid for. do you wonder why your papaer keeps geting thiner and thiner ? berry wake up !

Anonymous said...

No wonder the Journal subscriptions are at an all time low. What's in it? Certainly not good journalism.
You all we be out of jobs soon.
Shit stories that for sure.
Who gives a rats ass if the mayor gets his own meatballs. One thing's for sure, he's clueless, otherwise he'd be all over this. louis Saavedra also keep his head buried in the ground.
I got your meatballs hanging.

Anonymous said...

everyone turn your unit in. organize, stick together for once. anyone that has alreadylost their unit, if you work anything but day shift it is overtime to get pm done as long as it takes. the federal law is not being followed. joey get off your ass and force the city to follow federal law ! maybe just maybe you are not fighting this car issue for a reason. by the way darren is the one who had the cars taken away, just ask berry.

Anonymous said...

Sigala is a clown. Just a worthless little butt monkey for Ray.

Anonymous said...

Here is a plan that someone suggested. Every officer bring your car to the next city council meeting. Empty your car and bring your key to be placed in the box provided. Officers will then present the box to City Council and Darren White. The cars will be legally parked around the Main and in the underground parking. It is time to speak up.

Anonymous said...

TJ how about you try out for APD or would that be to hard for you? Do you just like to act like a cop?

Anonymous said...

here we go with barboa, when will you learn he is untouchable? just move on from that topic already.

Anonymous said...

barboa may be untouchable but he is still a worthless lying piece of shit!!!!

Anonymous said...

Every officer driving their POV to work because of this change: make sure you are changing into and out of your uniform and equipment on city time. DO NOT do this on your own time, they have to pay you for this.

Anonymous said...

barboa you wish you were untouchable. Your cockiness will catch up to you soon.

Anonymous said...

Is there an Eye ban on city computers?

Anonymous said...

The eye is untouchable!

Anonymous said...

The APOA is a social club not a Union. Sigala is a child trying to buy friends with Officers money. Why dont they hire outside attorneys who arent bought and paid for and a professional negotiation team. Police Officers wouldnt have attorneys doing a building search for them. Be smart lets play with some firepower

Anonymous said...

DOES THE UNION HAVE A LIST OF ALL TAKE HOME CARS IN THE CITY AND WHO THEY ARE ASSIGNED TO. IF THEY DO I WISH THEY WOULD MAKE THAT PUBLIC AND CITIZEN CAN SEE THAT IF YOUR A FOB, FRIEND OF BERRY, YOU GET BENENFITS. WE FORGET ALL THE E85 FUEL THAT CHAVEZ BOUGHT ARE WE STILL USING THAT UP.

Anonymous said...

What PIO is worth 75K per year? Please! Add to that another $12,000 for his take home vehicle and you've got 87K. Plus "you fly,I buy".
That's right, PIO Cmdr. Wilhem fetches breakfasts, & lunches, for an added bonus of another $3,000 for food. That's 90k.
(BTW; average car payment on new vehicle; $500. Insurance and fuel, another $500. = $1,000/mo X 12 = $12,000)
I know the city's broke, and it's cheaper than having Capos do the catering.

Anonymous said...

What are the officers who have lost their cars doing about court time? Are they now claiming mileage? Can they claim mileage? Are they now required to go to the substation and pick up their patrol car and then go to court? Are they being compensated for the extra time to pick up their car? What is going to happen when an officer gets into an accident on his way to court in his POV? Who will be responsible? The officer’s own insurance company won’t cover him since technically he is using his POV for work? Will the officer then have to sue the city?

Anonymous said...

The officers who have court off dduty are doing what all the attorneys, judges, and citizens are doing to get to court. THEYRE DRIVING THEIR OWN CARS!

ANGRY said...

"The officers who have court off dduty are doing what all the attorneys, judges, and citizens are doing to get to court. THEYRE DRIVING THEIR OWN CARS!"

GET IT RIGHT IF YOU AR EGOING TO SAY IT. I'M SURE THE COPS AREN'T CLAIMING THEIR PERSONAL CARS FOR TAX PURPOSES. AND A CITIZEN GOING TO COURT IS THERE FOR BREAKING THE LAW, SO PLEASE DON'T COMPARE THE TWO, YOU LOWLIFE DIPSHIT MORON.

Anonymous said...

What a bunch of crap. This article talks about how ABQ gets free police service every time an off duty cop gets into his car when off duty.

I tell you what we really get is an off duty cop that is too cheap to buy his own gas and run his own car.

Then while he is driving around, since he is off duty he ignores motor violators.

So then violators get the idea that cops don't care. And violators that get that idea feel like they are getting over or getting away with.

So do you think those little fish advance to bigger crimes?

I do.

Anonymous said...

The officers who have court off dduty are doing what all the attorneys, judges, and citizens are doing to get to court. THEYRE DRIVING THEIR OWN CARS!"

GET IT RIGHT IF YOU AR EGOING TO SAY IT. I'M SURE THE COPS AREN'T CLAIMING THEIR PERSONAL CARS FOR TAX PURPOSES. AND A CITIZEN GOING TO COURT IS THERE FOR BREAKING THE LAW, SO PLEASE DON'T COMPARE THE TWO, YOU LOWLIFE DIPSHIT MORON.


So your saying the judges and attorneys who use their own cars to drive to and from cout daily are lawbreakers and only the officers using their personal cars are there for business? You my friend a complete IDIOT! Get over it the cars are gone and theres not enough support to bring them back. Keep whining so they can take them from ALL officers next.

Anonymous said...

ONCE AGAIN THERE IS NO FAIRNESS IN THIS ISSUE. IAM NO LOOSING MY CAR BUT SEVERAL OF MY BUDDIES ARE. WHEN YOU HAVE UNDERCOVER OFFFICERS GETTING TO TAKE THEIR CARS HOME SINCE THEY ARENT MAKRED IS WRONG. IF IT WAS ACROSS THE BOARD AND FAIR IT WOULD BE DIFFERENT. BUT AGAIN THE CHIEF IS NOT FAIR AND HAS HIS BUDDIES THAT HE ALLOWS TO DO ANYTHING THEY WANT. HAVENT SEEN A COMMANDER OR LIENUNTNT BE ON CALL.

Anonymous said...

It is an across the board policy except for commanders! Its up to the individual undercovers supervisor to enforce it. Complain to supervisors who are supposed to be enforcing the policy if you have a problem with it you idiot. Your argument is completely worthless.

Anonymous said...

the post at 5 42 so its up to the supervisors to ensfore the policy. i didnt see that in sop revision but will bring that up to the commander. i also didnt see in sop that commanders were special, idiot.

Anonymous said...

these guys drive drunk in their take home cars. not the cruisers the uc cars. i know it for a fact.
drunk drivers - these are sgts and detectives. look for the malibu at tds or tps or where there are skanks...youll see a malibu or a skank or both.

Anonymous said...

If I ever see TJ running code to anything, he will be booked for Reckless driving and impersonating a Police officer. The car will be impounded as evidence until after the trial.