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

Mar 1, 2011

Culture of Corruption; Does it Exist?

One of our Eye’s has found a serious deception in Berry’s Magical Spin Kingdom. Seems that back when our illustrious Mayor, Thee Honorable King Berry, had de-throned Martin Chavez, there was a mad dash to organize transition teams for twenty some departments throughout the City of Albuquerque. It appears the Transition Report for APD was “doctored” before it was submitted. The Eye wonders if other department reports were also “doctored.”

As the teams were being formed and selections were made for these prestigious positions, King Berry made two vex and faltered appointments; that being David Campbell, CAO and Darren White, to Public Safety Director. Now keeping in mind that it was determined two positions would or should be eliminated; one held by Joe Bowdich, Executive Director, Albuquerque Police Department and Pete Dinelli, Public Safety Director, City of Albuquerque. The Public Safety Director position was never eliminated and the appointment of White seemingly appeared strictly a “Political appointment” in return for White’s Monday morning endorsement of Berry. We recently heard that Campbell was “muscled” out by White, but the Eye does not know this for a fact. Rob Perry appears to be competent and an acceptable appointment.

Because of the Teams’ finding and before the final report was submitted to the Mayor and Public Safety Director White, a special meeting was requested of the two aforementioned to discuss some peculiar irregularities the team had revealed. The meeting was denied and the team was instructed to rush the report and turn it in. It didn’t seem to matter what was in the report and all wondered why? The team worked diligently on the report just the same and submitted it. The team later learned why they didn’t care what was in the report; the original report was re-written, “Doctored.” It appears that anything talked about or alluded to corrupt or the culture of corruption of any kind was taken out of the report.

Based on a periodical written by Dr. Neal Trautman, “How Police Departments Become Corrupt,” the team found many subtle likenesses to that of APD. These types of cultures start at the top and are cultivated. As this behavior continues, it radiates downward till the entire organization is corrupt. The Eye asks this question, when Schultz released a story concerning a female officer failing an alcohol test, is that not a culture of corruption on some level? “The Eye is not saying…the Eye is just saying.”

The transition team’s report was altered, revised and re-written, “Doctored.” Question is; who “Doctored” it and who gave it final approval? The original report contained findings that mirrored the “Culture of Corruption” that was intended and printed for the newly elected Mayor Berry to review. Did Berry know that there are two different reports? Did Berry see both reports? Who is the Spin Doctor?

Hence, another version, the so called ‘Official’ (Doctored) version was filed.
Both versions can be viewed via the links provided below along with Dr. Trautman’s periodical.


Once again, deception, lies and cover ups go back to the origin of the Berry Administration. Was the report that was submitted a result of a loyal subordinate or of an insubordinate deceitful employee? Maybe Berry has a spin doctor on his staff that does a magical spin that does all these foolish evil deeds. You will have to decide.


The public demands better, ethical and accurate reporting. Does this Mayor really know what’s going on around him? Perhaps assembling a new team selected by the City Council to re-evaluate the Police Department is appropriate. This would erase the appearance of impropriety or make it look good and have the magical “Spin Doctor” do the same thing as before all over again.

To view the two different reports, please visit The Eye On Albuquerque on Facebook @ http://www.facebook.com/.


Anybody want a bowl of “Fools Berry” for breakfast? Apparently this is the only item on the Berry Administration menu. The public are not fools and should not be treated as such.


What say you; Mayor Berry?




That’s what we thought…

53 comments:

Anonymous said...

OMG!

Anonymous said...

Could channel 13 possibly be talking about the EYE tonight

Anonymous said...

Would KRQE Ch 13 news editor Paul Burt's repeated statements that he "would walk through fire for Darren White" indicate bias or lack of objectivity when it came to covering White or his current wife negatively?

Let's see. Nothing about the doctored transition report. Nothing about Brad Ahrensfield. Nothing but pushing the government's spin out to the public.

The MSM is BIASED. That's why we need this blog. Hang in there EYE!!!

Anonymous said...

Did you all see the news (Channel 13) last night. I believe they are threatening to shut you all down! Glad Schultz let the citizens see how people feel about him and the other powers that be. I think it was a good thing overall. Now maybe more people will come forward with what they know about the goings on in city hall.

Anonymous said...

I say, bring it Ray. Your arrogance will be your downfall. I just hope you have enough "personal" money to pay for all the counter suits you're going to lose.

Anonymous said...

Talk about a culture of corruption. O.M.G.. I saw ch13 tonight and Ray Schultz making threats to go after officers and use Internal Affairs to do it. All I can say is Atty. Randi McGuinn she represented Sam Costales for the same damn thing. How much did that cost the taxpayers ? By the way Ray wern't you found guilty of violating Sams civil rights durning that trial ? Ray Schultz keeps spinning the budget when he knows it has nothing to do with the budget it is about CORRUPTION ! Now I read the Journal this morning and Darren White says yes we spent over one million dollars for alchol testing equipment that we could not use because TruTouch would not show us how to use it. ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!!!!!!! Have any of you ever bought anything and not used it because the salsemen would not show you how to use it, such as a washing machine or new car. Why Darren White did you not mention anything about the no bid contract you gave to TruTouch and and how much the owner of TruTOUCH donated to your run for congress. I believe it was over three thousand dollars. This city top officals and media have become a sewer of corruption. I have heard that the Journal has been bought by U.S.A. Today. Maybe just maybe there is hope for honest reporting. Hang in there Brad ! Stay the course Eye.

Anonymous said...

Heard about this page from the news. Censorship is against the law. Why would they try and take this page down? It frightens me. It reminds me of how chinas communist leaders censor the internet and prohibit facebook. Creepy.

~abq citizen

Anonymous said...

I'll walk through fire for brad because he's fighting for what is right

Anonymous said...

I DIDNT SEE THE NEWS BUT SCHULTZ IS THE WHOLE PROBLEM AT APD. I WOULDNT BE A BIT SURPRISED IF SOME OF THE DEPUTY CHIEFS START TO LEAVE BECAUSE THEY HAVE NO SAY IN HOW TO RUN THEIR DIVISIONS.

IT ALL STARTS AT THE TOP AND AT APD SORRY IT ISNT WHITE ITS SCHULTZ. WE ARE BLAMMING WHITE BUT IF YOU BEEN ON THE DEPT FOR 10 YEARS YOU KNOW BETTER.

SCHULTZ STARTS ALL THE RUMORS TO RUIN OFFICERS REPUTATION AND EVERYONE BELIEVES THE RUMORS. BRAD IS JUST ONE OF MANY BELIEVE ME.

Anonymous said...

According to peter drucker, 'Management. Is so much more than exercising rank and privilege ...it is so much more than making deals ... management affects people and their lives.'

Anonymous said...

APPARENTLY INSTEAD OF RESIGNING PEACEFULLY THEY WANT TO BE OVERTHROWN!!!

Anonymous said...

Re; Channel 13 and Chief Schultz.

Chief Ray Schultz is quoted as saying, "All misconduct allegations are also taken to the Law Enforcement Academy, which could pull an officer's license, and they would be fired." A Federal Court found him guilty of violating Costales civil rights. How come his case has not gone to LEA to pull his certification, so he may be fired?

Double standards clearly...

Anonymous said...

Another attempt to spin the story into a take home car and pay issue. Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.

Anonymous said...

"Rob Perry appears to be a competent and acceptable appointment". ??? He has been with City less than 1 year, never did municipal work as attorney but criminal defense work in private practice. Very close to Darren White and a White supporter. Also worked on transition team for Berry.

Anonymous said...

Culture of corruption? Duh, what was your first clue?
It was soooo corrupt under Marty that when Berry took over, and didn't get rid of Marty's cronies, and then they figured out that he wasn't going to keep them in check at ALL, they've lost their minds and have been doing whatever they wanted to do. Is it Marty's fault? Yes, but he kept them under his thumb. Is it Berry's fault, yes and no....they were already there, I just can't decide if he knows and doesn't care, or is too stupid to figure it out, or if he's actually going to use this to his advantage; while the dept's are all playing games is he skimming a ton of money behind the scenes? What is he really doing? Can he really be that dumb? Or is he smart as a fox?
If he didn't have a hidden agenda wouldn't he have gotten rid of all of them as he promised? While you guys are all busy looking at Shultz and White, who's watching Berry?

Anonymous said...

I viewed the clip from KQRE this morning. The idea he would ask the attorney general for assistance is scary. It also taints the Republican party in my opinion. I just sent an email to Gary King expressing my opinion on the matter. It's not only an abuse of power but affirms a police state mentality of the Berry administration and APD leadership. And if the AG follow through I see a big cost to taxpayers in the form of lawsuits.

"Cyberstalking" and "harassment"???
What a dumb remark.

Anonymous said...

Stop with the pillow talk Beth. We know your pushing info to Ron and hes pushing it to the Journal to try to make Darren look bad. There are consequences for stabbing people in the back.

Anonymous said...

TRUTOUCH-DARREN WHITE article in today's Journal.
What merit did this article in today's paper have other than the fact that the BCSO just blew $1.1 million of tax payers money?
It's interesting to me that one simple fact was left out. The fact that Darren White received a total of $3,500 in campaign contributions for his Congressional run,from TruTouch comes to mind. But I'm quite sure that had nothing to do with this no-bid contract to but this junk.
Also absent from this article is how TruTouch or BCSO was able to aquire the grant money to obtain this junk. The article mentions, Venture Capital Investment.
The NEXT QUESTION that comes to mind is, what role did long time friend (of Darren), Sherman McCorkle (VCI)play in securing funding for TruTouch Technologies?(or did he?)
Something smells, and the sniff test doesn't reveal anything made by AVON.
THIRD QUESTION; why did TruTouch as the article claims, refuse to train the officers on how to use these devices? Who sells someone a million dollars worth of equipment,than fails to train someone on it's use? Who does that? Did the BCSO have no recourse? Yes maybe, or was it just a node or wink, wink, knowing damn well that it wasn't going to work?
SUGGESTION; for Sheriff Houston and Captain Paiz; since this equipment is basically rendered 'Junk', why not open up this equipment to see exactly what's inside. Might be surprised to find two blocks of wood, instead of electronic parts, or boards.
That might explain why TruTouch refrained from training.
I would really like to know the answers to these questions, as I'm sick and tired of politicians using taxpayer's money as their own personal piggy banks.

Anonymous said...

Anybody out there have access to Gov. Martinez? This all needs to be dealt with at a much higher level. Schultz has announced he plans on going after people for his own personal benefit, but is doing it in the name of the law. It looks like Schultz is portraying himself as a thug in a police uniform. Shameful...

Anonymous said...

Who's really dumb here? Schultz? Berry? White? The answer is yes, however, who's the dumbest of them all?
Answer; THE TAXPAYING PUBLIC, DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS ALIKE, FOR NOT ENGAGING THESE FRAUDS.

Anonymous said...

Advice for Mayor Berry;
Either take charge, act the part as mayor,less you might be faced with a "Watergate" and follow Nixon's lead and be forced to resign.
Stop counting the strawberries and realize the mutiny that is happening right under your nose.
As your friend, this is free advice.

Anonymous said...

I hope that Schultz is not using public money, or APD funds and time to contact the Attorney General office. Liable and slander are personal issues, and as such, our taxpayer funds and time does not need to fund his witch hunt.

If he sent a request to the AG's office, it should not be on APD letterhead. It should not have been drafted by any APD employee (while on duty), and it should not have been done on any city equipment.

In the KRQE interview, Schultz said these are personal attacks. As a citizen I would like to know how to make sure none of our time and money is being used for him to pursue this personal action.

Anonymous said...

Saw Channel 13 news last night about the Chief's displeasure with The 'Fans of Albuquerque Police'.

Where was Mr. "Now Fear This",
Mr."Be afraid, be very afraid".
Ray's not the target, Darren is.

Suggestion; get some 'Gretchen Formula" looking a little 'gray' Ray.

Anonymous said...

Read all about the corruption.

http://newmexicoindependent.com/6521/white-contributions-may-sting-albuquerque-firm

White wouldn't go after TruTouch because they gave money to his campaign. At least that's the money we know about.

Anonymous said...

Google; TruToch,Darren White.
That will tell you the whole story on TruTouch campaign contributions.

Post above; good idea, open up that equipment to see what's inside.
You don't sell equipment,then refuse to do training on it. WHAT'S THE REAL REASON?

Anonymous said...

Maybe we all need to start a recall and get rid of Berry.

Enough is enough!
Enough is enough!
Enough is enough!

Anonymous said...

THE NATIVES ARE GETTING RESTLESS; CITIZENS TOO.
DON'T BE ANOTHER MAYOR SAAVEDRA RJ.
HE WAS A 'ONE TERMER' FOR A REASON.

Anonymous said...

we need to take back our city! as the wife of a City of albq employee these freezes and cuts are getting my family no where! So I feel for the families of APD! We are all in this together! I have come to the conclusion that, there is no hope for RJ he is just going to sit back and watch the department fight itself.

Anonymous said...

UNPROTECTED SPEECH
LIBEL
If someone believes that a defamation of their character has occurred by the publication of a known falsehood, they can bring a civil action of libel against the offending party and collect both compensatory and punitive damages. Libel and libelous statements are beyond First Amendment protection. Truth is the only defense to libel; good motives don't matter; half-truths are as bad as lies. Public officials are held to a higher standard than private citizens when proving libel because the Constitution says people can speak out against government, whether true or false (unless the libel is seditious or treasonous).
The New York Times test - from New York Times v. Sullivan (1964) requires that actual malice (knowledge that it was false or reckless disregard of whether it was false or not) be present, and that there be some presumed damage to reputation, profession, business, charge of an indictable offense, or tendency to bring an individual into public contempt.
The Hustler Magazine test - from Hustler Magazine v. Falwell (1988) requires that not only public officials but public figures in general must prove actual malice, or intentional infliction of emotional distress, even if no damage is done to reputation. The test is whether a parody, cartoon, or something clearly for entertainment purposes is outrageous in its intent.



The key phrase in this?

Public officials are held to a higher standard than private citizens when proving libel because the Constitution says people can speak out against government, whether true or false


Sorry Chief, looks like you can't intimidate people into silence after all.

Anonymous said...

Cyberstalking and harrasment?? WTF?! Then don't read the blog and don't go to that Facebook site. If anyone is a stalker its RAY!!

Anonymous said...

No dice on this. Gary King would have to be a fool to pursue this.
And he is nobody's fool.

Greg. said...

30 to 40 disgruntled officers and their families......over budget cuts..Dick you are an idiot. If you looked at your ratings you would understand that it is YOU and your decisions of how to run the news that makes 13 SUCK! When Darren gets exposed for the crook he is how are you clowns going to go back and try to rectify all the stupidity you have spewed???...Whats worse another slobbering of Ray or another Larry Barker story on the Chupacabra??? Your old enough to remember when news WAS NEWS not PUPPETS....

Anonymous said...

If the scumbags from the Westboro Baptist Chruch can get a US Supreme Court ruling in their favor that they have a right to free speech (no matter how disgusting), then Schultzie and company don't stand a freakin' chance. Really, who do these idiots think they are? All KRQE's report does is solidify the fact that these idiots read this blog, AND NOW THEY ARE SCARED. The truth cannot be covered up forever. Eventually, EVERYTHING is going to come out, and it will be the end of White and Schultz, as well as an end to Berry's political career. That's not libelous or slander...that, folks, IS THE TRUTH.

Anonymous said...

King isn't going to do shit for Berry. They're laughing about this at AG's office.

Anonymous said...

If Schults actually spends taxpayer dollars to go after this, then he's a bigger idiot than I had originally thought. Not to mention Mayor Berry. I can't believe this, but one good thing is now the public will read Eye and will be made aware of just how corrupt city hall really is! No such thing as "bad publicity"!

Anonymous said...

Ray starts the rumors, then sits back and watches all the commotion.
Nice!

Anonymous said...

Brad Ahrensfield here; Joey Sigala,,,,WTF,,,what are you doing??? You shook my hand multiple times remember!!! The city council meeting when I wanted to speak to the city council, about inquiring into the high level corruption going on here, and those text messages by Darrens wife-remember what you told me, Im behind you 100%!!! Now tell me what exactly you are doing behind me,,,because your not helping me or any of these others officers that you have chosen to represent!! This is 100% fact--the night of the no contest vote, a reporter waited 3 hours for you to call him back because he wanted to do the real story on the reason for the no contest vote, I know this because he wanted to interview me and felt he needed you for the lead in and you never called him back, I know he was available because he answered when other friends of mine called him,,,why did you not call him? Why did you not mention one of the major reasons for the no contest was Darren Whites actions on the stand in Federal Court under oath, also because he had information that could have change the scope and direction of a federal investigation instead he just let an Officer-ME get prosecuted to save his own political ass! Joey only you can stand up for the rights of these officers and families that YOU asked to represent and tell the public and the media what is really going on here!!! THATS WHAT YOU ARE PAID TO DO, RIGHT!!! You know Shultz straight up LIED to the citizens of Albuquerque, and the Department when he said "this is about the budget" WHAT A CROCK OF SHIT!!! there has never been a mention of the budget by the officers and you know it! THIS IS ABOUT CORRUPTION AND NOTHING ELSE! That means if stand by just like the media is currently doing and not say a word YOU condone it!

Anonymous said...

Just wanted to wish all you honest, ethical & professional officers the best of luck in your endeavor, but until people come forward with cold hard facts to get these two out and criminally prosecuted nothing will change. There have been a few who have done the right thing and paid the price. Some prevailed in a court of law others did not and for all of you I feel bad. However, there are some cops that are no better than the people at the top (honestly king of what?) and you seriously need to get out of law enforcement. Perhaps, the animal control department is hiring. Poor animals! What goes around truly does come around. For that, I am Time to move on because all this does it bring back bad memories!

Anonymous said...

Check out the video on The Fans of Albuquerque Police. WOW !!
They sure as hell aren't backing down.
Go to facebook; under search put in 'fansofalbuquerquepolice'

Don't know who these guys are but they have balls bigger than watermellons.

You're SO done Darren !!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

W T F Joey!

Anonymous said...

Three sites are kicking his ass.
Eye on Albuquerque' Fans of AP & 'Citizens against Darren White'
Fans & citizens have videos.

sappin out I say; snappin out !!!

He cannot recover from this. Darren is on the ropes, unless RJ orders them to kick down your doors.
Then what will that remind you of?
Can anyone say, Berlin, 1939?

Anonymous said...

Darren you dumbass! Ray set you up!! He knew that going to the state-run media and getting them to do a story would only add fuel on the fire and it has!!! He sold you on KRQE because he knows you believe they support you. 13 obediently did the story and now even more people are talking about Brad Ahrensfield than ever before! You two are the Backstabbing Buddies! Your perfect for each other! LMAO!!!!

Anonymous said...

Face it boys ( Ray & Darren) the old days are over and so are you.
There are people out there now who are so much smarter than you.
I think I'd hitch up the wagons and head to Beverly; Hills that is.
I heard Peaches is screaming to get the hell out of here.

Better off submitting resignation papers. You don't want to get 'termed' over all of this shit, most of which hasn't even come to the surface yet.

Anonymous said...

Darren; Let me "bottom line" it for you babe.
None of this would be happening if you didn't F _ _ K all of your friends over. But you didn't need them, you were better than them.
Nobody will be bring groceries to you house like they did years ago when you were down and out. Nobody will be bringing them to you in jail either.
Pay back's a bitch 'ole buddy.
Your arrogance is reprehensible.

Anonymous said...

What's this about going to the bathroom in pairs (buddy system)?
Someone gonna Corn H _ _E us in there.
Is it DW?

Anonymous said...

Darren and Ray, keep digging your hole deeper and deeper, don't you? The ball is rolling and it's only gaining speed. The longer you prolong this, the more charges you can add to the pile. Throw in the towel while you can. Stop putting your city in turmoil and don't think that you can get away with sending Ahrensfield to prison. People bigger than you know what's going on, and it's all getting ready to crash down. You are both fools if you think otherwise.

Anonymous said...

KRQE can't save you White. They may be your cheerleaders now but when the judge rules in Brad's favor they'll have to report it. They won't be able to pull the story off the website either. They care more about the little credibility and viewership they have left than they do about you. Babe.

Anonymous said...

What 'candy' did Berry take from Darren for him to defend this guy? Take a bite of the forbidden fruit did he?
Sounds like he's got his foot stuck in some quick sand or peach jam.

Anonymous said...

You mean the 'fair haired' one?

Anonymous said...

Someone should ask why APD has two Lts. assigned into their records section. Oh wait, one of them is the supervidor who went to the murder scene (Tera) in los lunas. As for the other remains to be seen.

Anonymous said...

Those two Lts. get to do whatever you want. Your right about the Los Lunas scene, could a tampering with evidence charge be handed down from a Grand Jury in Los Lunas? Never say never, being one of the boys won't help here. Schultz does what ever he wants moves Sgts and Lts to openings that arent advertised thats why we are in such a sad state.

Anonymous said...

After reading some of the comments in this site, it is apparent that PIGS are now carnivores! I love to see all the "so called" public servants feasting on each others s%&t! From what I gather, Ray and Darren are criminal...so what does that make you "public servants" who have witnessed this "criminal behavior" and do nothing? Accessories to the crime? Conspirators? Spineless public servants? IMO, your just as "criminal" as them if you've witnessed it and have done nothing about it! You know what they say about karma....

Anonymous said...

@ 12:43: You don't get it. The entire point of all these posts is that there HAS been and codntinues to be, information provided to the FBI, the media, etc., and it is being IGNORED.