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
Aug 5, 2012
WHAT'S WRONG WITH HIM IS WRONG ALL THE WAY THROUGH
This past week has been busy for our friends on APD’s 5th Floor. Busy in that Mayor Berry’s police chief, Ray Schultz, has seen his attorney Kathy Levy defeated in hearing after hearing. For the first time in Schultz’s career, good citizens have breached his crooked castle walls and his armor seems to be brittle and weak. Schultz’s personality, long familiar to officers in APD, reared its snarling mean head and showed how indignant he’ll act when he cannot control the questions or dictate the setting.
In the latest installment of the Doyle v. Schultz employment, many revelations came to light regarding process and procedure. Most significantly was of course the use of force. If you recall, Chief Schultz fired Officer Doyle in late 2011 in an effort to stay off a US Department of Justice inquiry into APD’s patterns and practices. While there is much to discuss regarding the hearing our Eyes tell us, one thing remains abundantly clear regarding the incident Blume initiated with Mr. Doyle—it is anything but clear.
Our Eyes tell us that testimony by city called witnesses asserted Mr. Doyle:
- Kicked Blume for over five minutes
-That he kicked Blume repeatedly in the head and shifted around to continue increase his angle to kick Blume in the head even harder
-Mr. Doyle should have drawn his gun and simply held on Blume until Mr. Woolever handcuffed Blume (without covering Mr. Woolever of course)
-Mr. Doyle should’ve have abandoned his alertness for the 2nd subject and joined Mr. Woolever in the wrestling match
-Mr. Doyle kicked Blume 6-8times in the head
-Mr. Doyle’s effort exceeded LAPD’s efforts against Rodney King and lasted longer
-Mr. Doyle should’ve used his Taser even if he hit Mr. Woolever
-Mr. Doyle should have deployed his baton
-And from Chief Schultz himself…that Mr. Doyle should have gotten on top of Blume and put his knee on Blume’s lower neck.
Use of force experts consulted by the Eye tell us, all these scenarios are nonsense in that they would’ve resulted in either increased jeopardy to the officer or increased injuries to Blume. In fact, we’ve been told that Mr. Doyle’s efforts were consistent with the necessary force one would take if a subject wanted for felony crime were prone on the ground, had a hand or hands in his waistband and was actively resisting another officer while a 2nd subject was unaccounted for. In other words….that which exactly happened that night when a recidivistic felon was apprehended with minimal injuries.
Meanwhile, across town, a skilled lawyer defeated city lawyer Kathy Levy’s deceptive litigation efforts in District Court. Judge Nash justly ordered APD to produce records it denied it existed. Judge Nash also ordered APD to preserve digital cell phone data that it also denied existed. We wonder who will investigate Chief Schultz as the leader of APD for his failure to tell the truth about records kept in his department and the lies represented to the court by his lawyer agent Kathy Levy? Chief Schultz once remarked that he is bound to uphold the “laws and Constitution of the United States and the State of New Mexico.” We here at the Eye would like to remind Chief Schultz that in that statement he commits to upholding Section 1 of the 14th Amendment which states:
“…nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.”
It’s clear that, as a state agent, Chief Schultz’s due process violations of Mr. Doyle are nothing short of a game of “hide the ball” and “move the line.” It’s also clear that when it comes to misconduct by people in the upper echelon of APD and the city of Albuquerque, Chief Schultz will not honor his duties to enforce equal protection of the laws.
This is a difficult question to ask, but we here at the Eye must ask the obvious…If Chief Schultz is so willing to violate the very Constitution he routinely says he’s sworn to protect, what else has he broken?