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
Sep 16, 2012
Schultz Makes a Specticle of Himself
Our Eyes have been busy this weekend covering the often looked over details of APD’sChief Schultz’s greatest timed caper. It seems once again “the Terrible” that continues to plaque Albuquerque can’t just get enough attention.
On the opening day of the state fair a driver, trying to get through the parade,forced himself and created a giant stir and glanced some pedestrians. Rushing in to save the day was none other than Chief Schultz and Deputy Chief Banks. As stated by PIO Officer Rob Gibbs, Chief Schultz and Deputy Chief Banks could “smell alcohol coming from the car, saw blood shot watery eyes, and heard the driver communicate with slurred speech.” After the driver stopped for the two Segway mounted officers, according to Officer Gibbs, he refused to roll down his window at which point Chief Schultz shattered the driver’s window with his baton and attempted to extract the driver from the car. Mr. Gandara was booked into MDC and charged with Aggravated Eluding a Police Officer and Tampering with Evidence.
As with anything Chief Schultz touches, this entire incident seems shattered.Despite the fact that Mr. Gandara had stopped his car, our Eyes tells us Chief Schultz induced jeopardy by attempting contact with the driver of a motor vehicle from the Segway’s moving platform. Despite the fact that the car was surrounded by other APD and NMSP officers, Chief Schultz escalated the event with a use of force that left many scratching their heads. Many of our Eyes tell us there was a lot of discomfort as it was unclear if the chief had even tried opening the car door himself. The media seems focused on whether or not the chief and deputy chief operated their lapel cameras…well the obvious answer is of course not. An interesting precedent these two department leaders have put forward…
Below is a picture emailed to us by one of our Eyes…we also find it disturbing that Deputy Chief Banks (and Chief Schultz we’re told) were not wearing helmets while operating their Segways. Thankfully APD’s motor unit officers wear helmets, and according to OSHA it’s a requirement to wear helmets whether on horses, bicycles, or Segways. As usual once again, our leaders do NOT lead by example. We’re still trying to figure out how Chief Schultz and Deputy Chief Banks were able to discern the drivers lack of sobriety without seeing him drive in an impaired manner. Given that they could smell the alcohol (don’t you mean alcoholic beverage Officer Gibbs?), see the driver’s bloodshot watery eyes, and hear slurred speech, we’d think two of APD’s most senior leaders would want to protect themselves and model proper behavior before all of the children watching the fair. Of course, with APD’s command, it’s better to look good than to be good.
We look forward to reading Chief Schultz and DCOP Bank’s reports. We hope that the officers who got saddled with having to clean up this mess didn’t get stuck too long with a call that, frankly, was unnecessarily complicated by Mayor Berry’s police chief.