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

Apr 11, 2012

A Zebra Cannot Change its Strips or Can They?


A person is generally the sum of their habits, passions, and values. Different circumstances may enhance or suppress certain traits, but those distinct characteristics that make a person unique are always there. For example, a general attribute of police officers is their willingness to engage conflict. Persons who fear conflict generally do not thrive in the environment officers work in on a daily basis. The attributes that make a person a successful officer do not simply disappear when they take off their uniform. They remain assertive and direct, and willing to confront challenges. Most people remain aligned with their attributes regardless of the circumstances because it is the healthy and natural thing to do. Recent studies indicate there are serious health consequences when one is being unfaithful to their attributes and out of alignment with them. Such consequences include high blood pressure, weight gain, and diminished immune system.

Why is the Eye concerned about this? For some time we’ve been watching and trying to figure out what is going on with the City of Albuquerque’s Chief Administrative Officer, Rob Perry. APOA Attorney Fred Mowrer recently described Mr. Perry as “…the one actually running the city.” Mr. Perry is lawyer and graduate of Whittier College School of Law (a school perpetually on the American Bar Association’s probationary list for accreditation), and after a brief time with a prosecutor’s office in Florida, Mr. Perry came to New Mexico and bounced around between significant politically appointed jobs and private law practice. In New Mexico, Mr. Perry worked as an assistant to democratic Senator Tom Udall when Sen. Udall was the state attorney general. Shortly thereafter, Mr. Perry’s political contributions came through and in the late 1990’s he became the state’s Secretary of Corrections under then governor Gary Johnson. Mr. Perry appears to have done a respectable job streamlining the state’s prisons and was aggressive in combating corruption and abuses especially in the privately run prisons. Frustrated with actions by the private for-profit companies like Wackenhut, Mr. Perry remarked, “I'm at the point where I don't want to hear explanations or excuses. I want to hear about corrective actions.” (Lubbock-Avalanche Journal 8/25/99)

When AG Udall won his bid for the US Senate seat, Mr. Perry was quick to campaign for the state’s Attorney General as the Republican candidate. Mr. Perry lost that bid to Patricia Madrid. Mr. Perry then went back to private practice focusing on employment and criminal defense cases. This is where Mr. Perry catches the Eye’s concern. As a private attorney BEFORE he was hired by Mayor Berry, Mr. Perry defended criminals, employers in EEOC suits, and police officers. Mr. Perry was most notably known for his defense of Capt. Marie Miranda when APD tried to blame the evidence room scandal on her and other officers in 2005. In dealing with the over 200 cases the scandal compromised Mr. Perry stated,

"The prevailing thought in the chief's office was what people don't know won't hurt them…when you lose evidence in 235 drug cases, you don't tell anybody that is really a problem. They are trying to make excuses to sell to the mayor.” (ABQ Journal 3/18/05)

"I think it is unfortunate this has to be done in a cloud of secrecy. That is what got them in trouble in the first place," Perry said. "The public, as well as Capt. Miranda, has the right to know who did what and what action was taken against the wrongdoers." (ABQ Journal 8/16/05)

As a private individual Mr. Perry continued playing politics behind the scene with his devoted support of Darren White in Mr. White’s failed bid for congress. Mr. Perry was a large financial supporter of Mr. White and contributed $2300 him on 12/17/07 and another $2300 on 7/17/08.

What concerns us at the Eye is that while Mr. Perry has waged a seemingly honorable battle against government inefficiency and abuse he appears to have put this commitment on the shelf as Mayor Berry’s city attorney and CAO. He has consented to abusive employment practices where if he were in private practice he would be representing the officers in their actions against the city. He remains a supporter of APD’s Chief Schultz whom he opposed in heated litigation over a scandal that should’ve subjected APD to the terms of a federal consent decree and continues with the very same “cloud of secrecy” practices Mr. Perry criticized the department of in 2005. When a city hearing officer asserted that the city failed to justify the termination of an officer in a controversial case, Mr. Perry did not order an inquiry into APD’s ineptitude but moved to have respected hearing officer T. Zane Reeves recused from future cases and questioned Mr. Reeves’ credibility. Instead of dealing with APD the same way he dealt with the state’s prison system, Mr. Perry appears to let Chief Schultz continue with his abysmal record of management. Is this the same Rob Perry that streamlined the state’s prisons and increased their efficiency? While APD’s budget continues to grow despite decreasing manpower, we wonder where the efficiency hawk Mr. Perry identifies himself as remains. Where's the advocate for doing what's right when there have been actions by "wrongdoers"?

From recent outbursts with the media, city council, and most notably in defense of Darren White during the WhiteGate scandal last summer, to his general unfit appearance, we wonder if Mr. Perry’s lack of alignment is starting to catch up to him. After all it must be very unsettling to see Chief Schultz, a former defendant, continue to call the shots….

54 comments:

Anonymous said...

No offense but Saenz made ger bed. Sold out the department as the APOA pres and then made her career breaking the backs of other officers on the way up. Never actually earned a rank and retired after being burried in a position away from everyone...one she jacked up anyway. Not a good example as bad as Perry is.

Anonymous said...

Great article! Don't forget Schultz was a DCOP during the evidedence room scandel. How he came back as chief, to fix the problem he helped to create, only makes sense in the bipolar world of Albuquerque politics.

Anonymous said...

Perry for the mostpart has been a no nossense lawyer. One has to wonder if the politics has taken its toll on him. Eventually pride gets in the way of everyone and they will fall on thier sword in the end. Too bad

Anonymous said...

Nice try but incomplete. Mr. Perry's history is dirtier than this. He oversaw the privatization of prisons and allowed the terrible security that caused a Guard's death in Santa Rosa. He never isued any sanctions for any bad performance by the private companies and he could have. He has political connections that he thinks will keep him safe (they won't) and people can see that he gives settlements to some attorneys like his buddy Paul Kennedy ($2.5 million so far). All other attorneys he makes them go to court and fight. Nothing wrong with fighting for what is right but dont give it away to your buddy. Maybe Mr. Perry is afraid of his buddy.

Anonymous said...

Weren't the 5th floor cops once...Oops, yea...um NO! There you go right there. Some are cops and some just wear uniforms. They just wore uniforms.
There are agencies (big city departments) where you have to spend 20 years on before you hit a deputy chief position, for that matter a command position also, yet these entitled babies reach that in 8 to 10 years. That is a crime in itself. Your feet aren't even wet at 8 years. They definitely aren't wet when you went to a unit with three years on the job. Don't tell them that though. They are too busy judging officers whom they couldn't hold a candle to, or accomplish half of what they have done on the street.

Anonymous said...

Mr. Perry and Paul Kennedy had a company together to raise funds for the Republican Party. Wonder if their company gave money to the Mayor's campaign.

Anonymous said...

Perry must've popped a cork when he found out Liar Levy told the labor board they were gonna appeal unfavorable decisions made by Zane Reeves. So much for at least hiding her prejudicial motivations. Or maybe Perry told her to say that, Levy couldn't be that stupid could she???

Anonymous said...

The below article is about a hero police chief unlike the one we have here.

Greenland Police Chief Michael Maloney, who was due to retire in less than two weeks, was killed Thursday evening when he and other officers entered the house during a drug raid.

This chief stood beside his men. Not behind them with a knife in their backs or a gun to their heads. He didn't push them in front of a bus. He was a noble leader who took to the trenches with his soldiers. Not this chief. Not his DC's either. It must be an honor to work with a command staff like the Greenland NH PD has. God bless that chief and his men.

That chief was due to retire in three weeks. That is courage. We can't even get a deputy chief to tell the truth here for their officers, out of fear of losing their precious pension. How sad this place is.


http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/04/12/11172347-police-chief-killed-4-officers-hurt-suspect-and-woman-found-dead-after-nh-drug-bust?lite

Anonymous said...

What a contrast in leadership for sure. The 4 councilors missed a real opportunity to provide Berry with a suggestion in their letter. They forgot to add the line....please remove Chief Schultz immediately. I think they were implying it, but need to come out and say it. I guess Berry isn't bright enough to take their hint.

Anonymous said...

My, my. Perry and Berry just approved a $1.7 miillion dollar judgement against the City on a case where the City was going after drug users or drug houses. (Channel 13 report today) Another case that should have been tried but a settlment pays excessive attorney fees to one of Perry's buddy attorney friends. The attorney gets $566,000 in fees and the class members of about 150 each get about $7,500. Why does anyone challenge Perry and the blank checks he habds out to his Plaintiff attorney buddies.

Anonymous said...

Ray looked like he is constipated at the press conference.

Anonymous said...

Thats not constipation. Its the look of having all your treachery found out, packaged up and rammed up your ass without lube. Its only going to get worse. All, and I mean all of their credibly is nonexistent. Its all catching up to them now. Dirty dirty dirty dirty dirty !!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Ref 4/13 8:55....who was the plaintiff's attorney? Plz don't say that toad Kennedy, he can't and never could do anything real.

Anonymous said...

Perry doesn't make sole decisions to settle lawsuits. There are many people involved in the settlement process for the city.

The city isn't ran like the APOA where you have one person writing his wife/girlfriends/himself checks at will.

Anonymous said...

OMG, I can't understand how so many in that city think ray-ray is the shit, berry,you really are ball less, as I stated before, I have and will continue to push co-workers and friends from ever going to the 505, yes I'm 800 miles away, and you might not give a crap, but Texas does have alot of money and we will spend it some where else.....Eye, keep up the great work...

Anonymous said...

Apd v Comacho....Comacho wins
Apd v Perea......Perea wins
Apd v Wilson.....Wilson wins
Apd v Carr.......Carr wins

At this rate even Kindle will win. Levy has NOT done any service to the city and shd've been let go long ago. Its clear RayRay keeps her for other reasons. It couldn't be more obvious because it sure as fuck isn't for her success rate.

Anonymous said...

How dare the coward of this administration attempt to tarnish an arbitrator Like T Zane Reeve's reputation. Not one of the corrupt, inept liars could attain his level of professionalism or respect.

The guy is first class:
http://www.tzanereeves.com/

Anonymous said...

Are the attorneys for this city idiots? Are they for real? Maybe they would fair better in 1942 Nazi Germany?

In the city's motion to remove a hearing officer they state:

"4. The City need not prove that Dr. Reeves is biased. The mere appearance of bias is sufficient to disqualify him"

Are we still in America? Is the clown who drafted this document on lithium? Why do these arrogant morons think they operate on a higher plane than everyone else?
THIS is the problem here! I can not believe that they are so stupid as to preach this stuff and put it in writing.You can't take action against someone without facts. Plain and simple. How would you like to be arrested because of the mere appearance of your corruption. Hell, these people get away with crap when it can be proven they are corrupt. How in the hell does this mentality flourish in todays world?!?!?!

The same could be said for LEVY. That character sure does appear to not follow the rules governing arbitrations in the wrongful terminations of employees. Right ius right. A city atorney's job is to deal with wrong doing also. Not to muddy the waters, play games, lie, play stupid and defend the wrong actions of city officials. That is what a defense attorney is for. Correct me if I am wrong, but is not the person who sees wrong doing, and lets it continue, just as guilty and even more culpable when they help to cover it up. Well, what level do you characterize it when you bump it up a notch to then fabricating slanderous allegations to deflect attention brought about when you are caught by attacking more innocent people?

The typhoon engulphing the City of Albuquerque caused by the actions of vindictive, hateful, deceitful, self serving parasites is spinning out of control. Those shining the light on them have irrefutable evidence of the wrongdoing, yet the guilty are allowed to continue with their cancerous spreading of chaos that engulphs even the unwilling innocent participants of this city; the tax payer who is footing the bill for their indescretions.

The people of Albuquerque should know that their tax money is being used to cover up the wrongdoings of corrupt police officials who lie at arbitrations, lie in investigations, use illegal labor practices and engage in conduct that immoral and unethical to say the very least. The loss of money hasn't even begun yet. At least the the revelation of corruption has. The city officials and their lawyer seem to have no credibility now.

Anonymous said...

I for one hope Perry is still not listening to D.White regarding R. Schultz.

Anonymous said...

He looked more like Mumbles From Dick Tracy with that turkey neck.
HAHAHAHAHAHA.

Anonymous said...

Ref 4/14 8:52...if Perry doesn't make the sole decision than explain the disparity in treatment. Why does his GOP fuck buddy get preferential treatment???

Anonymous said...

Just watched that story on 13 about that Safe City Strike force thing. If any of the families involved in calling for Schultz's removal read this I hope you saw the pseudo "death" cards the criminal nuisance abatement used. In my of the pictures of that video there was an ace of spades. That card among other things were put there by people like Det Ron Surran. They would put that card there as if they landed a big kill. They also took grotesque photos of themselves posing with there guns and shitvin front of the people they kicked out of the house. THIS is the real reason why this case was settled because Chief RaybSchultz also knew this type of stupid disgraceful behavior was going on with certain cops and AGAIN he failed to do anything. They settled this case so all of the evidence of this bullshit wouldn't come out.

Anonymous said...

The media should make a public records request and air those photos that 6:17 mentions.

Anonymous said...

What info do you have about speical treatment for Perry's GOP buddies? List it since your so knowledgeable about everything that goes on in City Hall.

Anonymous said...

Wrong Kennedy regarding Perry's FB. He's not friends with Joe, it's Paul Kennedy he's tight with. Joe's the one that does real work anyway.

Anonymous said...

OMG, the lies just keep coming as quick as Perry breaths. NOW we have an idea what those fools at CNAU were doing with their retarded death cards and obnoxious pictures...

http://www.krqe.com/dpp/news/crime/crime_krqe_albuquerque_investigation_sidelines_3_apd_officers_200904181820

Anonymous said...

Mumbles.......lmfao!

Anonymous said...

Ref 5/15 12:41

"4. The City need not prove that YOU are biased. The mere appearance of bias is sufficient to disqualify YOU"

Isn't that your rule number four.

Typical COA administrative attitude here. It's good for everyone else, but not for yourself. You are not above the constitution, God, or anyone else for that matter. As we are all seeing here in this city now.
Everyone has put up with this behavior for long enough. IT IS OVER!

Anonymous said...

Joe and Paul Kennedy are brothers. Perry is the driving force behind all the settlements and huge attorney fee payouts to Plaintiff attorneys. Before becoming City Attorney and then CAO, Perry had an office with Paul Kennedy and worked with Paul Kennedy on GOP issues. When Perry was City Attorney,he made sure to get rid of the no settlement policy in police misconduct cases and Perry quickly started settling as many cases as possible instead of forcing Plaintiff attorneys to trial and making them prove their cases and earn their fees. Both Kennedy brothers make a great living suing the City whenever they can. Between February 4, 2010 and December 5, 2011, $2,553,000 in attorney fees was paid to the Kennedy brothers law firms according to a print out of checks paid for attorney fees from City Accounting. Cases are still being settled with Perry being the driving force arguing that it is saving taxpayer money. So much for transparency in government. The Journal report says the City may pay $1.7 million in a settlement and says 30% is the normal fee, so the Kennedy Law Firm will get at least $510,000 if the article is correct.

Anonymous said...

Rob Perry has a lot of influence on which cases are settled.

Paul and Joe work together on cases. Joe may be on the front lines but Paul is helping him behind the scenes.

Anonymous said...

Councelors O'Malley, Sanchez, Benton, and Garduno, I commend you for your courage to stand up to an administration that can't take the truth, an administration that retaliates against you for calling them on their wrong doings, an administration that will stop at nothing to ensure their own parasitic proliferation and political well being. You are right. The problem lies with the LEADERSHIP of the Albuquerque Police Department. They have broken this city. They are the ones solely responsible for the sad state of affairs here. They have been caught in lie after lie after lie, in depositions, under oath, in arbitrations, and to the media. They use the media to spread their lies and to falsly act as if everyone else is the problem. They manipulate facts, lie, and distort their presentations to the media in a concerted effort to fool the citizens of the City of Albuquerque into thinking that they are not the real problem.
The officers know that the City Council of this great city supports them. Every officer also knows, but is terrified to say that the leadership of APD does not. The officers feel no backing and they fear that they will be the next sacrificed for these imposters to protect themselves.
Finally someone is stepping up to the plate. This was a long time coming.

The ones accused in your letter to the mayor again, did what they have always done. They have spun your words around to use against you, acting as if they are defending the police, and you are not. They attack the integrity of everyone who resists their wrong doing, and calls them out. They are pros at this. Do not let them get away with this. DO NOT BACK DOWN. STAND YOUR GROUND. They are the ones lying against officers at arbitrations, violating their civil rights, and rights to due process, creating hostile work environments, suppressing the voices of officers wronged by threats of termination for speaking out, perjuring themselves at arbitration hearings and lying at depositions.

Morale within the PD is pathetic, and it has everything to do with the leadership. The proof is in action. Does a mayor who removes vehicles from his officers, cuts their bennefits, dishonors a binding contract, and badmouths officers who protect our citizens from violent criminals really support them? I think not. Does a chief who blames his officers for everything from the discharges of DWI cases, to taking a bounty for shootings, and using them to make himself look good really back HIS officers? NO HE DOESN'T!
Does a union who cows down to both of these individuals back their officers? NO! They can't even speak out for their officers when this so called "Leadership" bashes them.

Please stand fast. Press them for resignations. Press them for facts and the truth. Keep at them. Chase the evil out of this town like the plague it is. Uncover their misdeeds. Do what no one else has had the fortitude to do. Do it for the city, it's citizens, and the officers of APD.

Thank you for your work.

Anonymous said...

There were 4 Detectives who used the playing card. Two are now dead (suicide and disease) and the 4th quite APD and left the state for another agency.

Anonymous said...

Nice behavior by Rob Perry at city counsel meeting the other night. Way to show your true colors Rob. If that's how you are in publice before the city's legislative body I uses we have a very clear idea of how you are in reality!!! Eye you're right this fool is gonna stroke out!

Anonymous said...

To the members of city council: You punked up perry, now continue on and punk the mayor then have the chief terminated.

Disregard that crap from the union. They are the chief's pets. The cops want action taken against the chief. If the officers live in fear, I couldn't believe what the citizens live in. Do this city justice, Clean it up starting with that chief.

Anonymous said...

Do we citizens live in fear? Hell yes we do. Schultz is Albuquerque's war lord who rules by terror. Doesn't anyone have the balls to throw this criminal out? The good people (cops and citizens alike) deserve much, much better than this.

Anonymous said...

Consider this: If a lawyer learns something in the course of his representation of a client, he has an obligation to keep it secret, with the exception of pending life threatening criminal acticity. His only recourse is to make a "noisy withdrawl". That's not an option for a City Attorney - short of quitting their job, pension, benefits, etc. For whatever reason, the lawyers in the City Attorney's office have been heading for the exits in droves. Everyone in legal circles dealing with the City Attorney's office knows what a demoralized misery farm its become.

Anonymous said...

Why does Kathy Levy has an office on the 5th floor?

Anonymous said...

What a crock of shit from a bunch of whining, self-serving, disgruntled employees!

Get another job or move to another community. You are the minority and not the majority!

Anonymous said...

10;46.....I guess the question of whether Perry reads this blog or not is answered! Hahahahah charade you are!

Anonymous said...

Ref 4/8 10:46

Go back to your handler's lap. Yet another person who looks the other way while corruption is going on speaks out to protect his cushy assignment. It's easy to have your rose colored glases on when you are sitting on someone's lap.

Sad fact; the majority of citizens are disgusted with the leadership of this city and APD. The majority of officers are fed up with cruddy leadership who does not back them in the least.

Maybe you should open your eyes, pull your head out of your fat ass, and flush the shit out of your ears before you run off at the mouth, because you have no idea what you are talking about.

Fidel Castro said...

"Why does cathy Levy Have an office on the 5th floor?"

Why did Russia have missiles in Cuba?

Anonymous said...

Don't be afraid of Schultz if you let him push you around you will go crazy. I've stood up to him and I did pay a price but I am happy looking in the mirror everyday.

Anonymous said...

Hey Mr. Crock of Shit - shooting number 28 today! Maybe you are the minority. Look into your cystal ball and tell me, how do you know the postings are employees? Jumping to conclusions is what gets this dept. and people like you into a corner.

Anonymous said...

Correct me if I'm wrong but wasn't Darren running the nuisance group during this time frame..??? Before his druggy wife scandal he was the clown always bragging on tv how "the city" was looking out for citizens acquiring property......

Anonymous said...

The shooting was justified and no Darren wasnt running the nusiance group. I would like to say he was, but it was Denalli.

Anonymous said...

I love how Perry whines about Democrats being secretive yet he and his flunky BerryPie are the most secretive of all band oh yeah, don't think people didn't hear you bitch about the city's bond rating be held down again. Watch'n the voters dump your worthless asses out of office is gonna be fun!!!

Anonymous said...

It's already in the works. Those two are going to be jobless next election. They pissed up the wrong oak!

Anonymous said...

To fidel castro:good one!!Lmfao!.....On\
about perry: One can only hope O'Malley keeps ripping Perry a new one at every council meeting. sooner or later he'll implode. I hope the DOJ finds out about his slush fund of taxpayers dollars being paid out to his Kennedy buddies, and who else? Perhaps berry & schultz-ie??

Anonymous said...

Bergman was right, they lost against Reeves, now they go after Reeves' boss.

Anonymous said...

What next?!?! Reeves bosse's family?!?! His freakin pets?!??!
When are these out of control scum bags going to be put in check? They operate like Mexican cartels. All these cowards do is try and dig up dirt on people. They can't face you head on. Nothing but cretins. They lose every time they enact their treachery, then they wonder why they lose.

If only the chief of police, his DCOPS and that city attorney were fired, everything would follow suit, and this place would do a 180. The mayor would have no choice but to start doing what is right. Five people, and an entire city would change for the better. It is disgusting that so few have so much of a say. Dirty, Dirty, Dirty, Someone get some fucking soap!

Anonymous said...

Larry Barker was on that story before the City lost in front of the Board or at least at the same time. Conventional wisdom says someone on the inside dropped a dime om Rena and Albertorio.

Anonymous said...

And once again the city shows it's support of the corrupt administration of APD and the city attorney's office. Once again the desperate underhanded individuals who like to stack the odds in their favor are dragging the arbitration hearing officer into court again in an attempt to keep their corruption flowing. It is amazing how certain dirts in the city administration attack ANYONE who sheds light on their corruption. GET IT THROUGH YOUR HEADS DIRTS, YOU ARE NOT GOING TO WIN. YOU ARE CORRUPT DIRTY LIARS. EVERYONE IS FED UP WITH YOU ALL! THIS IS JUST THE BEGINNING! THE THINGS THAT WILL BE COMING OUT IN THE VERY NEAR FUTURE WILL BE UNDEFENDABLE. YOU CAN TRY TO REMOVE EVERY FAIR PERSON IN YOUR WAY. ANY CIVILIAN JURY IN THW WORLD WILL ALWAYS SIDE AGAINST YOU AND YOUR CADRE OF PROVEN, RECORDED LIARS.

Anonymous said...

Wow Perry, couldn't even do that face to face! You lose in the hearing, you lose before the labor board, you lose in district court so then you just throw in the towel. Did they teach you that while you were CorSec? You may have forgotten about folks back there but you can be damn sure they've not forgotten about you. Hold on for blowback....you just started a fight you can't simply resolve by terminating the employment of people....

Anonymous said...

Chicken Shit Perry...you are such a blowhard coward. Stupid puppet running around like a crow in a suit. Getting all puffed up a city council. Wait for the request for information.