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 9, 2011

Cushy gets another Cushy Job

As only reported on the Eye, TJ Wilham, Darren Whites protégé, was bounced out of the Mayor’s Office. According to a media release the Eye received it was a “requested reassignment.” The media release claims that, “Public Safety Director Darren White honored that request and assigned him to serve as a special projects coordinator in the Office of Emergency Management.” (The message that the Eye received is at the bottom of this post.)

Here we go again, hasn’t Berry and Darren White been banging their hands on pulpit telling us tax payers how the City is in financial despair? Didn’t the Berry Administration cut pay to the cops and firefighters claiming that they didn’t have the money to pay them?

How is it that Public Safety Director, Darren White, found a none-existent position (Special Projects Coordinator) under his former Undersheriff pal, Sal Baragiola, and the money to fund it? The shenanigans’ in this Administration continue. Can anyone tell the public what a Special Project Coordinator does? What are the qualifications for this job? Why wasn’t this job posted or circulated on the City’s website?

It appears that Darren White introduced the Berry Administration to Cronyism and apparently this administration favors this process. This does not pass the smell test. What the Eye is saying is; something stinks.

Mayor Berry, could you please enlighten the taxpaying voters who placed you in office?
To think that Berry actually pulled his head out was obviously giving him way too much credit. The Marty Chavez Administration is proving to be ten times the leadership that we have seen so far from the Berry Administration.



Media:

Please note the following changes in City of Albuquerque communications staff.

The Administration has spent several weeks realigning communications staff to ensure we have employees in positions that will provide the greatest benefit to the City, the taxpayers, and the media.

This week TJ Wilham requested to be reassigned to a different position for personal reasons. Public Safety Director Darren White honored that request and assigned him to serve as a special projects coordinator in the Office of Emergency Management.

Erin Thompson will assist me with the daily handling of media inquiries for all city departments. Until further notice, Erin and I will handle all the duties that TJ previously performed.

Erin Thompson’s Contact Information:
(505) (Edited) mobile
(505) 768-3000 office
ekthompson@cabq.gov
In the event I am unreachable, you can always call Erin.
Please continue to utilize Sgt. Trish Hoffman and the designated APD PIOs to answer your questions for police matters.
Melissa Romero continues to remain available to take media calls for AFD.
Any questions about these changes should be directed to me only.
Thank you and please make these updates in your contacts immediately.


Chris Ramirez
Director of Communications
Office of Mayor Richard J. Berry
City of Albuquerque
ctr@cabq.gov
(505) (Edited) c
(505) 768-3000 o

45 comments:

Anonymous said...

Berry is a girl. He's being lead around by the nose and is participating in yet another cover up.
Apparently the Gestapo handled TJ's termination as PIO with such grace, no professional regard and now faces an employee that could be dangerously toxic to Rj , Darren and Ray. The baby is screaming, so just give him another bottle of warm milk.
Berry has no stones. Sorry ladies, guys have stones, so he must be a girlie-man; Darren's other wife.

Anonymous said...

If this is true, then TJ must know an awful lot and have the goods on Darren. I mean come on, does this fool anyone. This just keeps getting worse and worse. At least Marty didn't pretend to be something he's not. He didn't pretend to be this boy scout and then do unscrupulous things. he told you he was and made no bones about it. A lot of people didn't like that about him but at least he wasn't A PHONY.
Oh, BTW, Marty was a lot smarter, this guy's over his head and out of his league.

Anonymous said...

TOTAL PAYOFF TO KEEP TJ QUIET!!!

RICHARD BERRY = RICHARD NIXON

FMB

Anonymous said...

THIS IS BULLSHIT. WHY WAS THIS JOB NOT POSTED?
BLACKMAIL AND EXTORTION IS HOW YOU GET AHEAD IN CITY POLITICS.

GUESS WE'LL JUST HAVE TO GET SOME REAL GOOD DIRT ON QUEEN BEE.

Anonymous said...

This is absolutely disgusting. Who in the hell is going to clean this mess up? Not even sure why we even bother to talk about this crap because nothing is every going to happen to these idiots. They continue to break the law, waste taxpayers money, and do as they please and NOTHING ever happens. When and how is this ever going to stop?

Anonymous said...

This happens all the time in other city departments as well--job titles appearing out of nowhere and never posted out for bid--poof! a new employee shows up with a new job title!

Anonymous said...

What "special projects"? There are five employees over there.

Anonymous said...

MARTY MARTY MARTY!!!

Anonymous said...

There are no special projects for the Office of Emergency Managment. The Emergency Operations Center gets open up once maybe twice a year for declared emergecies and is federal and state grant funded. The EOC Director Sal Baragiola is a double dipper and is paid $65,000 by the City to manage 4 employees and the Center. TJ no doubt keeps his $80,000 salary with nothing to do and no work at the center.

Anonymous said...

I think it's time we get Berry out of office. Anyone know how we do that?

Anonymous said...

I wasnt even sure what Sal did now he has a SP Proj coordinator?
Did he get texts from Kathy (Like Erica Ruiz)as well?

Serpico said...

Can anyone tell me what a journalist knows about emergency management ? This puts the entire city in danger to put an unqualified person in a position that their decisions and lack of knowledge could cost citizens lives on a grand scale. So lets look at this: Sal Baragiola was Whites undersherrif now appoined emergency manager. T.J. got fired yes fired to say anything else would be a lie, right Mr. Ramierez ? T.J. knows to much and is going to tell all so to shut him up you created a job for him and try to spin this crap to the public. City employees have suffered pay cuts and in case you haven't noticed thousands of our citizens are out of work, but Berry pays hush money to T.J. to keep his big mouth shut. Where is the city council ? The word is out you shut down the local media with your spin machine but despite all your threats you have not been able to shut down THE EYE or FACEBOOK and thousands are reading the truth. City Council you better stand up and stop this corruption or I feel you will have a hard time getting elected to anything. Now is the time, not at the next election.Either lead now or get the hell out of the way.

Republican said...

I swear on my oath that I will not vote for Heather Wilson unless she distances herself from this city administration. I call on all republicans to do the same.

Anonymous said...

Hey Eye. Yesterday you were praising Berry for his leadership and for pulling his head out. Sticking with that? LOL

Anonymous said...

TJ for Chief! PT standard dismissed!

Anonymous said...

What’s with all these re-treads Sal baragolia director of emergency management? Piglet as his special project officer, those two clowns couldn’t find their way out of a wet paper bag. The entire city needs to get rid of the double dipping moochers and give some new blood a try. Berry WTF are you doing, other than making yourself a one term looser?

Anonymous said...

TJ was FIRED yesterday. His city laptop and security pass were confiscated and his employment terminated. TJ threatened to start talking so White talked Berry into moving him to Emergency Services today to keep TJ quiet.

David Campbell signed the termination paperwork. Ask him what the truth is.

Anonymous said...

Is he keeping his salary? What is his job description? Was the job posted or interviewed for? Where can we get answers?

Anonymous said...

For "personal reasons"? Like what? He was hired to be Darren's PIO and paid 80k a year to do the job. Had a city car and maybe a gun. Were his "personal reasons" the fact that he revealed confidential info about an Internal Affairs investigation?

WHERE'S THE TRANSPARENCY NOW?

Anonymous said...

THIS IS CORRUPT MR. BEERY AND NOW YOU ARE PART OF DARREN'S BAD BEHAVIOR. OH, THIS WILL COME FULL CIRCLE AND YOU MOST DEFINATLY BE THE JERK IN THE MIDDLE. YOU SIR ARE CORRUPT.

Anonymous said...

I want to know what training TJ has to be be qualified for this position? Darren doesn't even know anything about emergency management, let alone TJ.

Anonymous said...

FMB

Anonymous said...

Don't mean to change the subject but over on the Fans of the APD FB page something odd is going on. It appears that as long as you imply an act of violence at the hands of a police officer you're OK. Otherwise, you will be banned form the site.
The only thing I can deduce from this is that the moderator of the site and the majority people posting on that site are so pro LE that they have lost touch with reality. Isn't corruption at all levels of government the enemy we are all fighting here?

12 Hours ago:
FANS OF THE ALBUQUERQUE POLICE DEPARTMENT STATES: "Violence or violence that is implied..whether it points to someone else doing it, or the person who posts it, will not be tolerated in any form on this page. We take these comments very seriously and they are not to be joked about or made in general. This is a warning. Anyone who participates in this behavior will be permanently banned from the site. Thank you."

6 Hours ago:
LYNNE GALLOWAY BLAKE STATES: "My son was just arrested on his second DUI I wish the cop woulda kicked his ass :)"
Seana Hicks Responds: "That's my kind of parenting style!"
Terry E. Costales Jaramillo Responds: "Tough love - you don't get that much anymore!"
Carol Del Santo-Mabry Responds: "I hope he can get it figured out...Tough love Mom...I admire you and I would have said the same damn thing. Thanks to APD for keeping the streets safe."

Anonymous said...

IT'S TIME FOR THE CITIZENS OF ALBUQUERQUE AND THE TAXPAYING PUBLIC TO REQUEST THAT CITY COUNCIL INITIATE A FULL INVESTIGATION INTO THESE MATTERS. THIS IS MORE THAN WRONG. IT IS CORRUPT TO SAY THE LEAST. HOW MANY OF YOU 9 COUNCILORS ARE WILLING TO LOOK INTO THIS AND ACT ACCORDINGLY. I KNOW AT LEAST 8 OF YOU THAT SHOULD. ONE FOR SURE IS IN RJ 'S POCKET, AND SHE WILL SOON BE REPLACED AS COUNCILOR IN DISTRICT 8.

Anonymous said...

City council, you have the authority to act. Question is; do you have the will?
Is there not anyone in this city to say ENOUGH?
Elections have consequences. We are now seeing the consequences of Berry's election. What about your own?
Rey Garduno and Debbie O'Malley; you have proven in he past that you are not afraid to ask the tough questions of these bafoons that are running our city. Seems as though you two are the only ones who think Darren, now RJ are less than honorable. This city is dead broke and in the RED. Is this behavior okay with you?
WHAT SAY YOU?

Anonymous said...

Is BLACKMAIL AND EXTORTION okay?
Is the judge that's deciding on Brad Ahrensfield's appeal looking at this?

Anonymous said...

Brad; where are we at with your case? When is it going to be heard?
Can you elaborate?
Darren White is acting like nothing will happen to him.
HIS REIGN AS PUB. SAFETY DIR. MUST END.

Anonymous said...

All the councilors are chicken shits. Ken Sanchez you will never be mayor because you have no spine and no guts.

Anonymous said...

Here Here!!

Anonymous said...

SINCE WHEN DO YOU GET FIRED FROM YOUR JOB (TJ WAS IN FACT FIRED) AND THEN THE VERY NEXT DAY GET RE ASSIGNED TO ANOTHER POSITION.
DAVID CAMPBELL SIGNED THE TERMINATION PAPERS. SO THE PRESSER THAT RAMIREZ PUT OUT YESTERDAY WAS A BOLD FACE LIE.
IS IT OKAY FOR BLACKMAIL AND EXTORTION TACTICS BE USED TO PROMOTE ONE'S SELF AND GET ANOTHER POSITION AFTER BEING FIRED? IF IT WERE JUST A SIMPLE TRANSFER AS THE STATEMENT SAID IT WAS, WHY THEN DID THEY CONFISCATE HIS SECURITY CARD AND COMPUTER AND PACK UP HIS STUFF. IT WASN'T UNTIL THE 'EYE' EXPOSED THIS THAT DARREN WENT INTO OVERDRIVE TO CONVINCE RJ TO REHIRE, RE ASSIGN TJ, OTHERWISE THEY BOTH WOULD GO DOWN. the public is going to find out and not tolerate it.
YOU'RE DOING A GREAT JOB RJ, ALLOWING DARREN TO CONTROL YOUR DESTINY; AND THAT SIR IS EXACTLY WHAT HE IS DOING.
GOOD LUCK WITH THAT.

Anonymous said...

An online petition has been started to see how many supporters we can get to start the process of impeachment on Mayor Berry. If enough people sign the petition, an official request will be submitted to District court to show misfeasance and malfeasance on Berry's part. This is in accordance with the New Mexico State Constitution Article X section 9.
If we the people cannot depend on our mayor to do the right then, and we the people put him in office, then we the people can sure as hell take his office from him.
There is a box under the comment section that you can check to make your name appear anonymous to public viewing. Here is the link
http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/impeachberry/

FMB said...

Berry, you're done. You WILL NOT serve a second term as mayor of Albuquerque. I will make it my personal daily mission to ensure it. You f***** the wrong people, babe. I'm not a cop. As a matter of fact, I don't even work for the city. But I have ALOT of friends that do, and they talk...ALOT. You had better re-think your inner circle, bud...it's collapsing on you. :)

FMB!

Anonymous said...

It appears that County government is starting to corrupt City government. Former County Sheriff Darren White is a virus who is contaminating city government. We need to get rid of him before contaminates the city. Fire him and TJ. They are both at-will employees. It appears that the Journal is now going after former County officials.

Anonymous said...

Does not the City Council have to approve and appropriate funds for this made up pretend job; or do we just eliminate the ESSENTIAL PIO position he held and just move his salary to the 'Projects Manager's' position?
is this Kosher? Does that work for City Council and everybody else. If so, all-righty then. Same (actual) job, "DOING NOTHING' and except for a couple days of disruption, shouldn't alter the runs to Taco Bell at all.
What a way to run a rail road.

Anonymous said...

Send emails to the councilors that you think will ask some tough questions about this at the next city council meeting (the 21st I think. I've done that and they've come thru for me. O'Malley, Garduno, perhaps even Sanchez. Winter might also be a good one if he can't stand the person. email Rey Garduno for sure.

Anonymous said...

White's next friend to be given a sweet deal will be Jeff Landers, the current County Attorney tied to Thedeus Lucero . Landers was Lucero's right hand man. He is now about to get the boot from the County, so his close buddy Darin White is going to give him the City Attorney's job, which is vacant after Perry took the CAO post.

Lander's has cost the County millions and now the City of ABQ is going to get him.

We wish you all luck, as White is pulling all his cronies over to the city.

Anonymous said...

Impostor Masquerades As Police On Twitter.

Hahahahahhahahhahhahahahhahhahhahhahhahahaha!!!

Anonymous said...

Maybe the twitter impostor is really not an impostor and they want to make the APD fans web page look bad to the public. Just a conspiracy theory!

Anonymous said...

Why was TJ fired? For leaking that Ramirez and Economidy are...friends? Screw it, THANKS Trey/Byron....when they go to require us all to have dept issued guns ONLY we know to thank you. There I said it.

Anonymous said...

Looks like the folks at the APD fan page want the impostor tossed in jail for talking smack about the officers. Yet they want to be left alone for talking smack about the APD Admin. Seems odd to me.
I think there is enough real BS going on on both sides of the APD coin that it's all deserved.

Anonymous said...

All the councilors are cowards. Either afraid of the media or bought off by Berry. Don't count on them for anything but disappointment.

Anonymous said...

Manager of KRQE GOV 13 is on bob clark 770 kkob right now. Call in and ask why they pulled their story about Darren White and Brad Ahrensfield and why they won't cover this story!!! 243-3333

Anonymous said...

Trey I hope your documenting/recording everything. Especially if you are at LEF.

Anonymous said...

Don't forget how Marty took care of all his cronies with huge raises and cashouts once he lost the election. He did some good things, but was as corrupt as they come and left the city broke. His legacy was coming in at the right time, spending lots of money, leaving a deficit and bragging about how great he was. He's still nothing but a turd. Keep the pressure on this administration and the light will shine!!

Anonymous said...

I'm not holding my breath, but when will Sgt Hoffman perform a police officer's (or supervisor's) duties? If civilians can perform the job of PIO, why waste an officer, much less a "supervisor" in that capacity? Put that gun and what little experience where it will do some good. Not to mention civilians have a 25 year instead of a 20 year retirement, so the city and state can save some money that is preciously needed.