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Does this sound familiar? 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
Feb 20, 2011
Police State; Is the Media controlled by the Der Führer?
Look around and analyze a little bit of history and the results. When well-padded, Bill Richardson was the Governor, he started this trend. He started hiring big media names such as, Tia Bland, Juan Reyes, and the all popular, Conroy Chino into PIO (public information officer) jobs all over the State of New Mexico. He paid them all huge salaries as PIO’s. APS hired Monica Armenta. Metropolitan Court hired Janet Blaire, and the newest hires come from Mayor Berry’s Administration. Berry hired our local Albuquerque Journal reporter and former exposé of APD’s problematic past (and Taco Bell patron), TJ Wilham and Channel 7’s Chris Ramirez (Huffman). What is the real purpose behind these types of hiring’s? Is it to control all media outlets by shutting down the radio, TV and printed media by proxy?
Former Governor big Bill Richardson was bullet-proof. No one could touch him and the media would not say one bad thing about him or his administration; even if it was true. Now the truth is starting to come.
APD issued an order (see below) instructing officers that they do not have first amendment rights, when on or off duty, when speaking about the Department. Our Eyes behind the badge claim that White and Schultz have issued a “gag-order” directed towards the officers’ wives or significant others. We all know that the officers have no control over their significant others speech. The spouses or significant others have rights. Neither the Chief of Police, Ray Schultz or Chief Public Safety Officer, Darren White, have any right or authority to abridge their speech. If our local Führer’ can’t control their own partners; what would lead them to think that the officers could control their spouses? Is this really becoming a “Police State?”
Chief Ray Schultz was displeased with the decision of our Honorable District Judges. Chief Schultz proceeded to go on a “rant” on Tweeter and television. Chief Schultz is an Officer of the Court and his actions were clearly insubordinate. Did White, Chief Schultz’ boss, say or do anything? White was too busy trying to beat Schultz to the camera, he never knew that Schultz was bringing the Albuquerque Police Department into “disrepute.” Chief Schultz completely violated his own newly written policy. It was a clear violation of the APD Standard Operating Procedures Manual. Is Chief Public Safety Officer, Darren White, going to discipline his subordinate, Chief Ray Schultz based on the SOP violation?
These PIO positions are a waste. Why not let the Chief of Police speak on behalf of the Police Department? Allow the Director of Senior Affairs; speak on behalf of Senior Affairs? The Mayor or CAO should speak on behalf of the City of Albuquerque?
Are our City leaders starting down the road of suppression, the public’s right to know? Going after officers spouses to silence them? Ladies with all due respect; under the Constitution Amendment 19, Women’s Suffrage, allowed women to vote; now it appears that our City leaders are trying to remove your rights a little at a time. Under the Constitution of the United States of America, women are guaranteed the right to vote. Is this leadership trying to ruin what has taken several life times to fight for?
Our Eyes behind the badge told us that Chief Schultz per, Darren White, ordered that officers would not be allowed to vote in the substations. This was in regards to a Vote of No Confidence against White, by APOA members. The vote of No Confidence passed with a whopping 84% margin. Officers’ voting at the substations was a custom and practice that APD has allowed for over twenty years. The officers being treated as second class citizens voted in parking lots or on the sidewalk areas. Did this really help out White’s plight; really?
There are several different Constitutional Amendments that should be look at closely by this Administration.
• First Amendment; which provides freedom of Religion, speech, assembly and petition.
• Ninth Amendment; which protects the rights retained by the people.
• Fourteenth Amendment; which covers due process and equal protection of the laws.
• Fifteenth Amendment; right to vote.
• Nineteenth Amendment; which provides women with the right to vote.
What’s next, burning books, going after a certain class of people, etc…? Who is the Der Führer and is that person controlling all the media? Are they really after these precious rights? Is this just another one of the “shenanigans” that has become a common place with the City? When will the blunders stop? Is Albuquerque becoming a “Police State” or a communist community? Where is the rest of the City leadership or City Council?
These “boys” better wake up; we have the new Honorable Governor Martinez who is a female and a police officer’s wife. It is unlikely she will not stand for any type of abuse of officers’ spouses, from this Administration or from anybody else.
You will have to decide the answers to all these questions and act according to your conscience.
Mayor Berry; it’s time you pull your head out of the sand!