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

Oct 22, 2012

Something "Korny" Going On

"Nothing can destroy a government more quickly than its failure to observe its own laws, or worse, its disregard of the charter of its own existence."
--U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clark (1961)

The city of Albuquerque has many ordinances that mirror state laws but are refined to the particular, and allowable, form of municipal government that we all know as Albuquerque. To be sure the city is not a true sovereign entity; it owes its creation to state statute. Its capacity to exist and govern itself is contingent upon being faithful to its own laws and not deceiving the very citizens it hold jurisdiction over. As Justice Clark remarked, a government that fails to hold itself accountable and simply disregards its own laws voids its very existence.

At the forefront of Albuquerque's code of ordinances is the "Conflict of Interest" ordinance §3-3-1. The main point being that "An employee shall disqualify himself or herself from participating in any official act directly affecting a business in which he or she has a financial interest." Since Albuquerque officials are entrusted with authority and money from the citizens they serve there is no greater breach of duty than to act in a manner where a city official puts their interest before the citizens...and from this ordinance there are endless other that effectuate a code of conduct that, if followed is beyond reproach:
§ 3-3-6 CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION.
§ 3-3-5 CONFLICT OF INTEREST; EMPLOYEES.
§ 3-3-7 CONFLICTS OF INTEREST; FORMER EMPLOYEES.
§ 5-5-22 ETHICAL CONDUCT
§ 5-5-27 PURCHASES BY QUOTATION
§ 5-5-28 COMPETITIVE SEALED BIDS
§ 12-3-4 EMBEZZLEMENT
§ 3-3-4 GIFTS AND DONATIONS PROHIBITED

Recently, our Eyes alerted us to a corporation known as “Friends of SWAT.” What caught our eye concerning this is not only does Friends of SWAT involve many current APD officers, but retired officers as well: APD Sgt. Jason Peck, Officer Armando Limon, Retired Commander Dan Cafferkey, Officer Ron Tosta, and citizen at large Nate Korn (or is that Nathan Kornfield?). Our Eyes wanted to know what a dominant city vendor would be doing as co-director within a corporation staffed with current and former city employees. We think it is hardly appropriate for a vendor known for selling police gear and equipment to the very employer of his co-directors!

Given Mr. Korn’s grandstanding about ethics and integrity while he sits on the state’s LEA board, we found this beyond disturbing. Through his business Kaufman’s West, Mr. Korn contracts with the city hundreds of thousands of dollars in police and police related equipment to APD each year. Given that each vendor is supposed to disclose any conflicts they may have when responding to the city’s RFP’s we wonder if competing vendors knew of Mr. Korn’s legal business relationship with these APD employees. What influence did they have in crafting RFP’s in a favorable way so that Mr. Korn edged out competition? What inducements has Mr. Korn given these or other APD employees? Can Mr. Korn and these officers honestly say their activity is consistent with these city ordinances and the many parallel state statutes?

In reviewing the details of the above city ordinances, it seems Mr. Korn and all of the directors are in clear violation of these laws. Sadly, it gets worse. According to the state Public Regulation Commission, Friends of SWAT has been operating out of the Valley Area Command since 2007 as its corporation and mailing address is 5408 2nd Street NW (Link: HERE). How is this possible that a private business has been operating out of a secure government police facility? Who has been in charge of the Valley Area Command to allow this to go on? How much on duty time have these individuals spent in furtherance of their corporate interests while at work? What material benefit have they derived from the their relationship with an equipment vendor known widely for his “donations?”

While we thank our Eyes for forwarding this information, not only are we shocked and outraged, but we are dismayed. Given Mr. Korn’s personal relationship with APD’s Chief Schultz we think it is very unlikely Chief Schultz has no knowledge about this. On behalf of all the concerned citizens of Albuquerque and all of the hard working rank and file officers who operate by the very rules they enforce, we demand that the State Attorney General ans/or the State Auditor commence an immediate investigation and prosecution of all and any persons found in violation of the law.


61 comments:

Anonymous said...

"we demand that the State Attorney General ans/or the State Auditor commence an immediate investigation and prosecution of all and any persons found in violation of the law".

Really? That's how investigations are done? By demanding on a forum? It needs to be sent to the Attorney Generals Office ASAP. Just like the Criminal Complaints and reports on the State Fair 47 case. Talk is becoming real cheap and there is no action being taken anywhere.....

Anonymous said...

What exactly does "Friends of SWAT" do and what is it? The only thing I have been able to tell is that it is classified as a charitable organization.

Anonymous said...

Something is not right here. It would be nice if the Friends of SWAT would reply.

Anonymous said...

Professionalism and the use of the English language to include an idiom left me a bit bewildered four days ago.
While in a popular gun store I was privy to a conversation between a new officer and the store's employee. It was obvious that the young officer had made a mistake of some sort. During their conversation the officer stated "My Bad". Upon hearing this I wanted to say something to the officer. The comment "My Bad" has no place in dealing with the business community. Was this immaturity on the part of the officer or a sign of poor training at the police academy?

Anonymous said...

Nate Korn...always in the middle of this stuff...the ultimate wannabe...

Anonymous said...

To 1:50:00 PM MDT, Are you serious? That's all you have to bitch about? Now you're worried about what slang words are said by police officers. Or should I say.... That FOOL'S comment was WACK he needs to CHECK himself. He needs to RECOGNIZE and just give some PROPPS to the PO-...PO

Anonymous said...

A blatant corruption issue like this comes out and some asshat talks about bullshit my bad comments. You have gotta be kidding me. This is the problem here. People need to be in jail, and everyone's worried about the weather outside. You bunch of numb sheep. What does it take to get things done around here. Oh, I know, it takes something being done to you, then the world is ending. Everyone is only worried about themselves, while the ship sinks. Sad.

Anonymous said...

Out of the Valley Sub?!?! Whhhhhaaaaaat!?!

Anonymous said...

Proverbs 14:11 The house of the wicked shall be overthrown: but the tabernacle of the upright shall flourish.

Game on!

Anonymous said...

To 8:06 PM MDT As the old saying goes "serious as a heart attack" If the cops want to be treated as professionals let them speak as such. They may have whatever conversagtion they like between themselves. Then again you might be onto something, why am I in a discussion with an idiot?

Anonymous said...

Gee, Isn't it a coincidence that the cheif's howler cow runs that place? Now isn't it a coincidence that Jason the fair haired servant boy is the treasurer? And kornfield, aka korn who is the chief's appointed ego stroking board "member at tiny" on the NMLEA board, is the head of that LLC. If that is not a conflict of interest and a violation of so many SOPs and laws, I don't know what is? This corn hole has business dealings with the city through sealed bid? I wonder if the owners of TLC, Nieves, and the other vendors who submitted bids for work equipment to the city for APD know just how cozy Mr cornbread from New Your has been with the city? I think this man now needs to step down from everything he is involved with with the PD and city. It seems that this guy is nothing but another weakling snuggling up to anything that will give him some sense of power and if he can't do that, it looks like he tries to buy influence. Look at his campaign contributions. This really looks like a disgusting violation of ethics and criminal law. Maybe I should get myself a fat size triple XL motorcycle vest and start a business inside the Valley sub. Maybe a jerkey stand or a pinion table???? Hmmmmmmmmm......... Will the fatttt one approve? The bunch of scum.

HAhahahahahaha.... looks like someone took a piss in the kornfield.

Some asshole should have made sure their closet was clean before they started pointing fingers.

Anonymous said...

Limon,Peck,Wallace,Buckner,Sandy,Montoya,Cafferky,Johnson,stephenson, and the fait accompli ringleader korn.....if you guys haven't figured out the pattern yet you never will..

Anonymous said...

Whats up with a Sgt getting the officer of the year award in the valley? I sure hope she is downtown breaking up fights on the weekends and giving her self I's and use of force. We are not doing it anymore.

Anonymous said...

34's are supporting Nate Iam still seeing cars there all day. Money in from us fools. We need to be on the same page and stop spending money. Stop payroll withdrawls to him.

Anonymous said...

WORD IS THERE IS A FEW PEOPLE WHO HAVE SOME MAJOR DIRT ON HIGH RANKING BRASS (ENOUGH FOR CRIMINAL CHARGES) AND THIS ISN'T EVEN A BLIP ON THE RADAR SCREEN COMPARED TO WHAT'S COMING.

I HEARD IT INVOLVES FUDGING A FEW THINGS.

TAMPERING WITH EVIDENCE.

WITNESS INTIMIDATION.

PERJURY.

ABUSE OF POWER.

AND A FEW OTHER THINGS, AND THE CHARGES ARE FEDERAL.

LOOKS LIKE THIS BUSINESS IS COMING TO AN END

Anonymous said...

Lots of SID guys at Kornholes...how much gear is he giving them and then dbl billing the city?

Anonymous said...

People are weird in this town.

Schultz is convicted in federal court in 2009 of violating hispanic APD officer Sam Costales civil rights and the city pays out $900,000. Schultz keeps his job and nothing more is said.

Dan Houston is accused of violating his employees civil rights. He has not been convicted of anything and yet people want to tar and feather him and force him out. He has not even had a trial yet.

So I want to know where all of these people were at when Schultz was convicted? It is not too late to demand that that convicted civil rights abuser be removed from office. Where is the CPOA? Where is the ACLU? Where is the APOA? They all should be demanding Schultz be removed.

If you want to know the problem at APD, just look at the civil rights offender who is running the place.

Change starts at the top.

Anonymous said...

Someone's about to go down the path of Tammy and Jim Baker.....
Hypocrisy, I'll tell ya. It's like the punks of this world's drug of choice.

Anonymous said...

Wow, I guess somebody's ass is chapped. I went to Kornholes (lmfao!) With a gift certificate today and they wdnt honor it w/o his approval. Got to love a place staffed with idiots that don't trust cops--their main customers.

Anonymous said...

A sergeant as valley "officer" of the year?!?! Good lord, Mason can't do anything right as Commander can she!!? I wouldn't do shit if I worked down town. Let the drunks burn it down. And good point regarding the bullshit bias in the paper. Lots of huge stories go unreported. I've heard the recordingsron Proctor myself......

Anonymous said...

Verily, I come unto you and sayeth unto you a third time: be not weak in your hearts; fear not. It is written (many, many, many times in this blog, by many, many, many posters)that SOMETHING truly commeth! And when that SOMETHING arriveth, it will cause SOMETHING to happen! However, SOMETHING observes NO man's schedule and SOMETHING might cometh during the life-span of your great grandchildren.

Anonymous said...

WOW! A Sgt. For officer of the year.. Because it's not bad enough the FSB 34's get looked over alot of the time.. What's next RayRay is going to get officer of the month for his stunt in September.

Thy Regulator said...

12:28,
Pusheth fate, and consequences that whilst affect thee all the way to thou great grandchildren's generation will cometh! Now speaketh to thy children who can't even looketh thee in the arrogant cowardly face and prepare them. Ooopeseth....They are already disgraced by thee....
Closure to what is already known cometh! Enjoyeth thy show, pointy hat bearing bells wearing leotard clad jester thou art!

Anonymous said...

That fat bag of shit that hangs off a motorcycle can't run an area command to save her ass. Nice facebook photo you fat disgusting waste of a uniform.

Anonymous said...

Here is a nice article on the truth. Maybey the journal could do an internship with this online periodical to learn about journalism.

http://lajicarita.wordpress.com/2012/08/22/albuquerque-police-chief-ray-schultz-all-but-admits-im-clueless/

A big THANK YOU to the writer of this article.

Kornhole Sucks said...

"By feigning cooperation with the press, he hopes to shore up his fast dwindling support. So now instead of a blue wall of silence from Schultz, he throws everyone under the bus. At this most recent news conference, he blamed the victims of police violence, blamed his officers for unnecessary force, blamed his Commanders for breaking administrative protocol, and blamed the press for hounding him about his lack of transparency."

Yup, and the APOA pussies just sit there takin it. Now the LEA board is gonna fuck you even worse.

Anonymous said...

Are you kidding? CPOA is run by white Detectives in Homicide. It's a farce.

Anonymous said...

The LEA board is going to find out that by drinking Schultz's Kool Aide, therefor taking on his liability just like the Walck case they are going to have their asses sued off. This will now open the state for liability and payouts because of Schultz's vindictiveness and attempts to cover up his screw ups by having the LEA board bach him up. A board with this Kornfield cheerleader who got on the board by Schultz and Schultz heading it. They will see the constitution at work when this hits the supremem court and is found to be unconstitutional and they are forced to pay out damages for the personal agendas of two clowns. Anyone who shops at Kaufman's west is a fool. You can order what you need on the net for half the price or go to Nieves or TLC. Boycott Kauffman's West.

Anonymous said...

Eenone is in a rush to point the finger at 34 Rice and after reading the above posted article. There a 34 in the 57 unit that should have been pulled off the street a long time ago. He has always been reckless with his guns and I know he fired and didn't even realize he fired his rifle. He should be in records but that would admit wrong doing. I guess 54ing the vehicle and making up a reason isn't enuff. We will just compound our problems.

Anonymous said...

I find it funny how someone is on Fans of APD defending kornball. It's funny how someone's reputation is all relative to who is giving their opinion, and what that person has done for them. This woman thinks that running off at the mouth like a nut about her husband and everything else that gives her heartburn makes her a badass.

The fact is that this korn got his position through ray schultz and he is a ray schultz cheerleader to the point that it is disgusting. Either you have an issue with this regime, or you don't. Cancer is thorough. You can't have a problem only the tumor and not the matastacized mess it has created. Now you have this article exposing a corporation where a vendor is one of the heads. It is headquartered in a city sub station, a police station none the less. This guy has won bids to provide the city with police gear. They can paint that corporation out to be the make a wish foundation but the fact is that this is a huge conflict of interest and ethics issue without even touching on the legality of this relationship. That is a whole other matter. Is it any coincidence that Sgt. Jason Peck is the treasurer? Another chief's ball washer who can do no wrong unless it's to others.

I, personally am fed up with the corruption, kickbacks, fuckovers, setups, and lies concerning these people. It's about time they get what they have been trying to do to so many people for so long.
It's the same people over and over again. I will tell you what, after reading the poste here, along with the topics, you can see what is going on here. Peck was involved in another investigation where he tried to frame a battery on a Valley unit, and lied to that unit's 82 during that investigation over some broken fingers. REmember that one Jason?The guy is nothing but a slimy lying sneak punk. He will do anything the chief wants. All of them are the same. How much power and influence does one tiny guy need. It seems the more feeble the subject, the more they throw around their money and self promote. I think korn should have stuck to running his fleamarket occasionally running out of the back to measure only the pretty cadets and officers for their vests and uniforms. People remember crap like that. It's funny how he likes to only measure the women.

Here's one for you:
When you point fingers, there is three of them pointing right back at you.

And for his buddy, the supposed deacon man of the cloth:
"Don't focus on the speck in your brother's eye while ignoring the log in your own eye."
Your buddy Jesus said that you weasely bastard.

Anonymous said...

Just wait until ( ) becomes chief.

Anonymous said...

The "fans" page used to be just that. Now it's worse than anything because they just clip crime stories from the local stations and repost them. is that what "fans of APD" do? Hardly. LH why don't you get out there and stir things up ON BEHALF of the rank and file? Or should it just simply be the Fans of the Hoisington Family or Hicks Family website? You guys used to do some funny as videos, and you even became the news, but I guess somebody got taken care of because now you're defending Kornhole....nice, real frkn nice...

and yeah i'm anonymous cause i"m on duty....

Anonymous said...


"I find it funny how someone is on Fans of APD defending kornball. It's funny how someone's reputation is all relative to who is giving their opinion, and what that person has done for them. This woman thinks that running off at the mouth like a nut about her husband and everything else that gives her heartburn makes her a badass."

To me, it's funny that the second I read that post I knew EXACTLY who the poster was talking about without even a hint of her name.

The "Fans of APD" site is a bad joke. Its primary function has become a stage for the LH whacko and a few others to get up on and "impress" people with their stupid "Hey, look at me" comments.

Anonymous said...

You're anonymous because you're a fucking pussy. Sincerely LYNETTE HOISINGTON

Jerry Hicks said...

I love how someone ties the "Hicks" name to the Fans of APD site. I have nothing to do with that site and IF I did, I would claim it. Anyone who knows me, knows that. Unfortunately, there are way too many people that want to get on these sites, or RUN these sites and talk shit about people, slander people, tear peoples reputations apart all from the safety of their keyboards. If you are going to make personal claims against someone, then put your name to it, otherwise you are just a coward. You can claim, "I am on duty", or "social media policy". Yea, I know, I took days off for the social media policy!!! But I put my name to it.

Anonymous said...

Hey Jerry if you wanna defend Kornhole and his Kornies that's on you pal. Nobody attacked you or your spouse so I dunno what you're whining about.

Anonymous said...

Conflict of interest goes on all over different city depts. The "Friends of. The Library" is not a city entity yet their office is in the main library. Furthermore they use city employees to do all the packing unpacking delivery (in city vehicles) to recycling. Plus they take in thousands of dollars a day in donations yet there's no listing of this on the transparency website. Mayor Berry sucks and won't do anything to stop it.

Anonymous said...

Way to go LH, real lady like. You have no class, get a life.

Anonymous said...

LH - it's that "anonymous fucking pussy" again. I'm curious as to how anything would be different if you had a name? You would change your porker act to "fucking pussy (name)"?

The zookeeper said...

Someone send this woman to Kaseman for a mental health evaluation. It is obvious that she needs some help. Someone that out of control of themselves around officers is dangerous. What kind of woman says the kind of things that come out of her mouth? Maybe people dont post their names because they dont want this woman stalking them or trying to kill them. Nothing positive comes out of this womans mouth. Ever. Foul language, threats, complaining, hatefulness, attacks against anyone who opposes her opinion. What a vile creature. Does this insane person ever leave their compuer? It seems like all she does is look for trouble like a troll. Imagine having to live with something like that. It sounds like this person needs medication and confinement. Someone give this poor hag a taffy or a cupcake. Maybe take her to a circus and let her paint her face like the angry clown from the movies. Someone buy this woman a puppy. Take her out to the ball game, miniature golf or a happy meal. Buy her a slurpee. Put some shoes on her feet and give her a soft bed to sleep in. It really is a shame. Poor thing.

Dr. Phil said...

To sweet 5:02,
What is a Hicks? Is there a bag of them? Are they associated with what they rhyme with? They surely aren't male. Do they live in the hills? Why would a man be on the internet crying about what he thinks someone said about him and using capital letter voice inflections like some high schooler sissy to say it? Why oh why Jerry? Did the foul mouthed hag hold your hand on your way here to cry together like two emo nutballs? Does she change your depends? I heard someone called this guy out a long time ago, and he bitched up like a coward. This guy seems to think running his mouth makes him the man. No, what makes you the man is what you do when someone steps up in your face and tells you that you are a punk. You wouldn't do a damn thing if someone came to you and called you a punk to your face but file a complaint, you internet sister. Do us all a favor and replace the H with a D. I can't believe this clown wore a uniform. He has skin as thick as an onion. The public must have had a great time dealing with this worthless loser with a chip on his shoulder. What kind of police work did you do Jerry, chase jaywalkers, roll drunk bums, round up truants, suck up OT on party patrol busting up parties like the big bad man you are, write parking tickets downtown? Go back to your keyboard kid. It seems you weren't even a has been. Go back to your childish social media crap ya baby. The crying is hurtin my ears. Holy shit is there a mental health issue with APD when you let idiots like this fella be a cop.

Mr. Anonymous said...

9:36

You are a huge rusty ball and chain.....

Signed, Anonymous

Anonymous said...

Tweedle Dee and Tweedle dumb,
You two have got to be kidding me. EVERYONE has to listen to you two bigmouthed idiots bashing the shit out of everyone on the internet and you want to cry victim? Give us all a break and crawl back under your dried up dog turd.
It that all there is around here? Hypocrits?

It's a suprise that the COAST team doesn't have a file on you paranoid schizophrenics!

Anonymous said...

Guilty conscience or paranoia? Which is it, ya nutz?

K1 said...

It seems that "a woman" is over in the FANS page obsessing about how she is the topic of conversation here. I didn't see a name here, but she comes over here with here cuckold starting nonsense over someone posting opinions. Thi sperson needs to get over themself. An opinion is an opinion whether someone signs their name or not. She is actually over there saying people call her crazy and sending her letters. One word of advice. Save those letters. Make a police report and have them processed as evidence. I wonder if she has made a police report or is this one of those things people do when they seek attention, like sending themselves their own letters. Anyhow, going back and reading all of her posts, you can see all the ranting personal attacks, threats and negativity in all of her posts. She has no leg to stand on accusing anyone of what she is accusing them of.
Wow is that some crazy ranting. Talk about the kettle calling the pot black. And one of her buddys responds with a "let us know if we need to roll out to NM" What a riot. Someone is going to come here like some gang cartel when they don't even know who they are screwing with? Talk about stupid foolish people. Is this who this person associates with? Gang members with big mouths? What a bunch of idiots. Come on out to NM buddy.

Anonymous said...

Me thinks me hears the onset of a stroke.

Anonymous said...

I'd be afraid that if she got a puppy she might hurt it.

20-80 WFA said...

LDH, please, no disrespect is meant to you but, really, nobody is interested in you. For whatever reason, you took a position defending Korn and got called on it. Korn is NOT a friend to LEOs despite how he seems to throw his cash around. I've seen him write up full priced invoices for the material he "gave" away so really, he's not giving away anything. His position on the LEA board and his endless efforts to kiss Schultz's will set LEO rights back by years. For whatever reason other board members are scared of him. And Hicks...good riddance. But have fund posting in response....it's entertaining at least.

Mighty MG said...

LDH needs a dose of LSD to get her moods stabelized.

Anonymous said...

It's all fun and games until somebody gets their EYE poked out.

Anonymous said...

LOL! Sorry this made me laugh so hard. I always wondered how this lady knew so much about the department, she doesn't even work for the department. Shut up honey and cook some dinner.

Mr. Clean said...

Mopwringer!

Anonymous said...

It's all fun and games until someone loses their mind and gets committed to an asylum....
Hey... What am I talking about?
APD is the asylum, and the inmates are runnin it.

Anonymous said...

CIT referral for LH, she is no supporter of law enforcement.

Anonymous said...

From the "Fans" page:

"our "FANS" Agreement~ 1. Keep it civil and stay on topic.. 2. No vulgarity, racial slurs or personal attacks. (Profanity is ok, if kept at a minimum.)"

Unless you are LDH...then all bets are off. Kinda sounds like Ray Schultz!!!

Anonymous said...

BOYCOTT KAUFMAN'S WEST ARMY NAVY IN ALBUQUERQUE. ANY COP WHO PURCHASES EQUIPMENT THERE IS NOT ONLY PAYING TWICE THE PRICE, BUT YOU ARE SUPPORTING A POLITICAL LACKEY OF THE CHIEF WHO DOES NOT CARE ABOUT THE RIGHTS OF OFFICERS OR DUE PROCESS RIGHTS.

GO TO TLC, NEIVES, OR ORDER YOUR EQUIPMENT ONLINE.

Anonymous said...

I AGREE. DO NOT BUY ANYTHING AT NATE KORN's SHOP. BOYCOTT KAUFMANS WEST.

Anonymous said...

Leave Nate alone............

Anonymous said...

I needed some duty gear, and compared what I needed online to what Kaufman's was selling the same for. I found everything cheaper, some by as much as 25% with free shipping. I bought everything on line. I will no longer shop at Kaufman's. Boycott this overpriced bigmouth. There is nothing in his store that you can't buy somewhere else way cheaper. Go to Neives for your uniforms. They are better quality and they are good people there.

I will not give my business to anyone who thinks he can bully a law enforcement board. It is a disgrace that an entire board is intimidated by a tiny little guy and the media. Mabe cornhole should pay the legal bills when the courts tear this policy to shreds. Why should the taxpayers be forced to foot the bill for these lawsuits? This is New Mexico. The seven dwarfs could take this state over. You pussies.

Anonymous said...

@442, yeah we'll leave Nate alone when he quits gouging cops, quits bein a badge bunny, quits backstabbing cops, quits lying at the LEA board, resigns from the LEA board, quits gouging the citizens with his rigged bidding deals, quits acting like he's a friend. Other than that he's a " great" guy.

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