Apparently for the Berry Administration it is an $80,000.00 a year job paid for by your tax dollars. It appears that TJ Wilham knows too much (we know that’s a stretch at any rate) and Schultz is afraid to let him go. Wilham has been reassigned to Chief Schultz’s staff on the Fifth Floor as a PIO. Wilham was originally hired by Mayor White, we mean Berry as a PIO. The history of this slug is interesting.
Berry hired Wilham as his PIO. Wilham was forced out of the nest by PIO Chris Huffman-Ramirez. Our Eyes told us that Wilham was fired while Boss Hog Darren White (read it here) was out of town. When White rushed back into town, he gave Wilham back his job and reassigned him to a position that was nonexistent and that was not funded. White assigned Wilham to “Special Projects Coordinator.” This position was under the watchful eye of White and former Undersheriff, Sal Baragiola. The job was never listed on the City web-site. There was never a job description or duties assigned to this position.
Our eyes told us that White was making APD pay for Wilham’s salary. Schultz demanded the body that he was paying for and Wilham was transferred from doing nothing under Baragiola to APD. Wilham’s new job was overseeing a program that would not exist in APD for another five years. Now, Wilham is on the Chief’s Staff as a PIO. The question is why?
The Albuquerque Police Department already has a supervisor in charge of being Ray Schultz’s PIO. That person is Sergeant Trish Hoffman. Of course Sgt. Hoffman does not supervise anybody but still receives supervisory pay. Now, Sgt. Hoffman has TJ “Yo quero Taco Bell” Wilham working with her. In addition to Sgt. Hoffman, APD has PIO’s assigned to every shift; day, swing, and graveyard. What does this “gypsy” do to make $80,000.00 per year? He was not and is not needed. Perhaps, the only reason for the huge salary is “hush money?” Perhaps the IG (Inspector General) should investigate why the City is giving this money away.
We would advise the IG to be cautious about what Wilham tells them. Our eyes tell us Wilham told a classroom full of police officers (in from of current PIO, Sgt. Hoffman), “the only way to make money in media is to lie.” Sgt. Hoffman challenged Wilham and asked, “Did you lie to me?” Wilham replied, “I lie every day.” What a model City of Albuquerque employee. Of course, Chief Schultz made lying acceptable when he was convicted in Federal Court.
The only job that Wilham has been documented and photographed performing is getting Taco Bell. Some refer to Wilham affectionately as “Taco Bell TJ” or “Yo quero Taco Bell.” In any event, delivery boys usually work off of tips and do not receive a huge City salary of $80,000.00 per year. If this is the case Berry is going to have every Domino’s and Pizza Hut driver applying for the same job.
The big question is; what is it that Wilham knows that would force Berry and the boys to keep this slug on the payroll in order to keep him silent?
Quote of the Day
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