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

Jun 5, 2012

Former PSO, Darren White, Claims new fraudulent Title and solicits help from a known Problem

While results of the state’s primaries have unfold, the question of whether or not the status quo in New Mexico remains narrow and shallow has already been answered in many arenas. Here in Albuquerque, the floundering “Racino” project chugs along despite there being little market based evidence supporting its existence. The Racino is the gambling enterprise at the New Mexico Downs horse racing facility. But evidence supporting its multi-million dollar renovation and multi-decade lease are secondary concerns when political favoritism and cronyism exists. Never mind that its “security consultant” is failed Albuquerque director of public safety, failed congressional candidate, failed county sheriff, and failed state secretary of public safety Darren White. When you deliver votes to the Martinez/McClesky administration, it doesn’t matter whether you succeed at anything, only that you deliver votes—or at least appear to do so. However enamored folks are of Mr. White, we’ve seen that such love is subject to immediate termination. When one’s actions overstep your authority and create a conflagration that burns into your employer’s office, as White did last summer in the scandal locally cherished as “White Gate,” we see how quickly we go from being public safety czar, to czar of nothing.

It seems, Mr. White is headed for yet another such disaster of over stepping his abilities and experience. In the real World, it's referrred to KSA and O's (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics). You see, the Albuquerque Downs have floundered as a casino enterprise and the Governor has scheduled it for massive renovation and remodeling. Mr. White’s position as “security director” at the Downs didn’t exist prior to his termination last summer with the City of Albuquerque and was solely created for him by Governor Martinez to provide a “soft landing” and easy income given he hasty departure from the public payroll. But it seems a job without a purpose is not enough and given that over $30,000,000 is on the table for the construction of the Albuquerque “Racino,” Mr. White has a new title as he so casually asserted in a recent meeting. As the “Construction Manager” of the project, Mr. White now oversees the expenditure and operations of one of the largest projects currently underway in the city and the state. Interestingly enough, Mr. White seems to not have a general contractor’s GB-98 license as required by the state’s Construction Industries Division never mind any real experience managing anything for profit. But since Mr. White’s position as security director lacks purpose, it’s not surprising his position as construction manager lacks substance. As the self-appointed “Construction Manager” has no real experience in building, never mind running a private enterprise, it only makes sense that Mr. White bring in some help. Not surprisingly Governor Martinez’s second favorite lawyer and Texas-Tech graduate, Mark Shoesmith, is involved in the project. But our Eyes tell us this did not make things better, in fact things went from bad to worse.

Mr. Shoesmith was involved in the City of Albuquerque’s Sunport observation deck scandal where a project scheduled to cost $1,200,000 ended up costing over $700,000 more and closed out at nearly $2,000,000 because of unexpected ADA and code requirements. That’s a whopping 58% increase in budgeted costs. (See “Price of Airport’s New Deck Soars,” Albuquerque Journal 09/23/1997 Page--A1). To think that the Sunport’s observation deck was either underfunded because of code compliance oversight speaks of people not knowing what they are doing in the management of such a project. To think otherwise suggests people were cutting corners. Or perhaps the additional funding just disappeared as such much money simply seems to do in large scale public projects in New Mexico….

Combining the efforts of Mr. White and Mr. Shoesmith with a $30,000,000 project appears to make little sense unless the state’s taxpayers are ready to foot the bill for a project that, based off of the experiences and previous results of these two persons will probably exceed $45,000,000. With a “construction manager” who has no experience managing large scale projects without taxpayers being responsible for cost overruns, and a favorite government lawyer who only knows how to finesse the system so that cost overruns continue to be burdened by the taxpayers, a perfect storm looks to be in the making.

Perhaps Mr. White and Mr. Shoesmith will call upon the experience and skills of Albuquerque mayor RJ Berry. He ran his campaign on his much promoted experiences in the private sector as he spent government funds on various construction projects under his wife’s company and he does hold a GB-98 license. Our Eyes have told us he already is intimately involved…

Incidentally, in case anybody hasn’t noticed, the observation deck at the Sunport is still closed and it’s unknown when it will reopen after it’s short stint of use….perhaps after spending tens of millions of dollars, the new and improved “Racino” will stand boarded up as well.


28 comments:

Anonymous said...

The gapped tooth crook is at it again. This guy is like an STD that just won't go away. Is the corruption ever going to end in this city? Will the Feds please come in and rip these bastards to pieces?

Anonymous said...

Darren and Dan Mourning. A wacko and Capos.....please go away already.

Anonymous said...

The GOP Party's best - NOT! Think b4u vote. It's your job that may be cut or your collective bargaining rights stripped!

abqtrc said...

The Racino is a complete joke. That the Expo NM Mgmt consistently (no matter who is in the position) posits that The Racino is absolutely necessary to keep the Expo solvent is completely disingenuous. Never mind the fact that the surrounding neighborhood associations have wanted it's ouster for no less than environmental concerns, or even quality of life concerns, what is salient is this deal is completely out of the hands of the public and rests solely in the corner of the Governor. The state would be better off opening all four corners of the Expo up for retail establishments, letting the entrepreneurs of Albuquerque cultivate thriving business than to sink all the eggs in the basket of the Racino. The surrounding residents favor overwhelmingly putting an Asian American Cultural Center on the corner of Louisiana and Centrel rather than parking for the Racino. It's no surprise that cronyism and political campaign funds wins over public opinion. We should put the Racino's operation at the Expo NM grounds up on a referendum and let the public weigh in. Because these minions of the Governor have no interest in a proper RFP for operating such a facility.

Anonymous said...

Berry had a big hand in awarding the RFP contract to Paul Blanchard and his partners. Two out of three of Berry's top people were on the contract selection committee who made the final recommendation to the Fair Commission. One of Berry's people was John Garcia, the munchkin that is Berry's Economic Development Director who is paid $95,000 a year to do absolutely nothing and who is seldom at work. Berry got his marching orders from McClusky and Gov. Martinez. McClusky managed Berry's campaign for Mayor. Virtually all the surrounding neighborhood associations opposed building the Racino where it is now being built at Central and Louisiana. The Casino is being built in one of the poorest parts of town, with the highest crime rate, the highest number of rental properties and in the high school district with a 50% drop out rate. Berry was no where to be found to oppose the Casino, but all other elected officials for the area (State Senators, State Reps, City Councillor) opposed it. Darren and his GOP lawyer/lobbyist Pat Rogers lobbied heavily to get the Commission to award the contract. Rumor is Darren got a huge bonus when the State Fair commission voted to award the contract. It was Darren White that got Dan Morning his job as State Fair Manager and when Darren got booted by Berry, Dan Morning made sure Darren was taken care of. Governor Martinez got thousands of dollars in campaign contributions from the owners of the Casino. Now a free standing casino is being buildt on Central with free access from the street and a huge parking lot. No impact study to the area was ever peformed and should have been demanded by Berry. Watch the casino become a magnet for crime including prostitution, car break ins, car thefts and parking lot violent crime. Darren White will be head of security for the Casino. Very sad. The area was finally cleaned up when the City shut down the Blue Spruce and the Last Chance Bar and Grill. The International Market was buildt along with the Farmers market on the corner of Lousiana and Central. But Berry, Darren White, and Pat Rogers could care less about the people that live in the area and area residences will have to live with the consequences of the greed of these people.

The Gardner said...

The demise of this regime is coming like a freight train, slow and steady, but it is coming like a freight train. When it gets here it will be unstoppable, and it will roll right through these corrupt vermin. They can try to laugh it off, but they know they are doomed. Their lies have worn out everyone's ears. It is over for them. They think they have a chance but it is OVER! You got that you filthy dirty liars? I hope you do, so you know where all this is coming from. Know that you created your own headaches that the citizens of Albuquerque have to pay their tax monies for. Know that there are people that money doesn't matter to, and they want you in jail. Try to escape before justice comes for you but you will only be uprooted like the parasitic weeds that you are.

Padre Pio said...

Padre Pio has something for every dirty lying corrupt criminal in the administration and APD. It's called a place in hell!

Anonymous said...

Verily, I say unto you AGAIN - SOMETHING is coming (still) and it will cause SOMETHING to happen that will confound the miscreants and maketh their eyeballs pop out of their heads. It cometh in the darkness and causeth great gnashing of teeth and uncontrollable bowel movements. So it is written and so shall it be.

Anonymous said...

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/
local/breaking/chi-excop-gets-12-years-for-stealing-police-union-dues

And that's spelled S-I-G-A-L-A

Anonymous said...

To: 3:08:00
"A former head of the Chicago police sergeants' union was sentenced to 12 years in prison today for looting more than $1 million in union dues to pay for steak dinners, gambling trips to Las Vegas and a second residence in the city's Sauganash neighborhood"

Not even comparable to what took place in Albuquerque....the investigation is underway. If criminal wrong doing is found he will be charged. Move on people!

Anonymous said...

To 9:18,
Keep defending that weasel punk crud. We all know why things are screwed up. Idiots like you defend a theif while you throw officers under the bus. You dirttbag.
It is more than comparable when you factor in all the other issues that WILL be coming out involving that creep and the 5th floor.
Just for that, I will laugh when I see all of you company men go down for hindering an investivation.

Anonymous said...

"not even comparable".....right, that CPD sergeant didn't beat his wife and defraud the state of welfare funds. Dumbass you are.

Anonymous said...

@ 12:56........
Oooooooh........
Good one!
AhhhhHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Anonymous said...

Well we now know that SE officers will be stretched even thinner than they already are with this stupid casino being built. We also know that with Darren's chubby little fingers in it,nit'll be a total disaster.

Anonymous said...

State Police are responsible for the Fair Grounds but APD is responsible when all the Racino/Casino LOSERS spill out onto the streets... what a mess...

Anonymous said...

State Police are responsible for the fair grounds? Shoot, I was at the APS Graduations and thought Alb Public Schools was in charge. They were walking around issuing orders like no one's business. They had absolutely no jurisdiction. Wonder if Dan Houston knew this was going on.

Wonder if any lawsuits are gonna come out of the APS throwing their weight around during graudtions with absotutely NO AUTORITY. YES THATS YOU APS GUYS

Anonymous said...

APS needs to realize they are working off of the BCSO jurisdiction and every time they mae a bad move they are quite possibly opening the door of a civil suit on down the road.

Sheriff Dan Houston take note, were only trying to protect you from having the APS People run wild and it gets outta hand.

Anonymous said...

Darren White in charge of Casino security on State Fair property?? What sort if police powers does Darren the clown have? Will he have authoriy to give orders to State Police? You can almost see Darren in his self designed little casino uniform with casino chips sewn on the shoulders of his jacket and carrying a slot machine hanlde like a police night stick intimidating the senior citizens while they gamble.

Anonymous said...

So I hear some lt.'s are a little upset over the last promotion's and they got left out. CARMA is a bith aint it. All those tests that all you lt's sit in on and rigged for "my buddy" and not for Officer who did the best job on the test.

You can leave and no one cares LB. You were the worse about making sure you took care of your friends. Don't let CARMA hit you on the way out in September.

Anonymous said...

"CARMA is a bith"

You illiterate fool. What a solid representation of APD!

Anonymous said...

No matter what side you represent, I cannot stand the grammar police from some people. All it says to me is that you have nothing better to defend yourself against besides the fact the other person didn't use spell check or type a phrase out correctly. Get over it! stop changing the topic at hand, read between the lines, and STFU.

Anonymous said...

Les brown it may have said bith but you still got the point. everything you touch goes to shit

Anonymous said...

Wow, somebody has heartache for LB. Why is that? He's a lieutenant in SID which basically means nothing because Cmdr. Doug West runs the show over there. Or at least he thinks so. Dunno what a noose is Doug really? Do you know what a wedding band is Doug? And what's this 100% crap???? Duh, OK so it was 99% accurate...good enough there.

And where's RayRay's interview, or any other brass in this article. STUPID shit this all is!

Anonymous said...

Standard Operating Procedure for APD brass when caught is to dance around the facts and play word games. THAT IS THE SAME AS LYING. NOT A KNOT EXPERT?!?!? A 5 year old knows what a noose is. If you showed a picture of that noose to a kid they would know what that is. It is obvious as hell that there is a culture of lying and dodging the truth among the upper portion of APD's administration. It is a disgrace and embarrassing. These liars can't stand up, be a man, and own something they know is their's. That to me is a coward.
Schultz and his entire crew has insulated themselves (so they think) with henchmen who will conduct shoddy investigations while blatantly violating sop's, lie, fabricate distractions, and commit acts of retaliation and vengeance for their handlers. THIS is why they fear the entrance of the Department of Justice. They know that it will be everyone for themselves when the Feds come in and start to uncover what has been going on for the entire time Schultz has been the chief. Deals will be cut and the low level foot soldiers who lacked the courage to stand up and do what was right, will be working deals to get out from under the orders they were given. Remorse and the excuse of "I was just doing what I was told" just won't work. There is a special place in hell for Nazis orders or no orders. One of their henchmen is already giving them up.

Anonymous said...

For some reason 94 rock KZRR addresses Darren White as the "Honorabls" Darren White. When did Darren become a judge? That guy resigned his position under a cloud of allegations of wrongdoing and misconduct. To me, resignation is an admission and way out. Darren White started the ball rolling this year in reference to the downfall of the APD. I don't know why the Morning show at KZRR thinks this guy is so righteous. Maybe they need to read up more on this guy. Apparently Darren will be on the morning show tomorrow. Today is the last day I will listen to 94. Is everyone in this state totally blind?

Anonymous said...

The noose has been ROP's mascot for how long????? West you are trying so hard to get moved to 5th floor arent you. Better get some climbing exp before you head over there or you will be tied in knots and not know what is happening.

Anonymous said...

How the hell do you expect some slack jawed baby huey to know what a knot is?

Anonymous said...

The only knot he knows is the one on his head from when he was dropped on it as a baby.