Former Public Safety Director, Peter Dinelli, announced publicly he is running for Mayor. Dinelli was the Public Safety Director for the City of Albuquerque when APD was involved in several police shootings. Dinelli left when Berry was elected and was replaced by Darren White. Dinelli’s successor, the nefarious Darren White, made several bad decisions, including, retaining Ray Schultz as chief and later resigned in disgrace and embarrassment.
Ray Schultz worked for Dinelli while he was the Public Safety Director. Dinelli, like White, chose to keep the worst chief of police in APD history. We anticipate Dinelli will stand on his soapbox and try to be the “knight in shining armor” that is going to “now” save the City of Albuquerque from this menacing chief. The vast majority of votes will see this as a political ploy and nothing more. As with most political magicians, Dinelli will pull his magical wand out of his pocket and promise everyone that he will make everything better.
Dinelli is a “has been” and when he had the chance and opportunity; he blew it. As a former city councilor, Dinelli spent most of his time fighting over frivolous and fruitless issues. As a public safety director he had many opportunities to rid the City of Schultz. While Dinelli was head of the City’s Safe Strike Force he had ample opportunity to report and help correct the deficiencies at APD and other city departments. Dinelli failed at every position and opportunity he was given. During Dinelli’s announcement ceremony, the media hammered Dinelli hard asking why he had not handle Schultz when he had the opportunity. Being a seasoned typical politician, Dinelli played word games and never answered the question.
Our Eyes tell us Dinelli will come with an enormous amount of baggage. Starting out a campaign by omission of the truth to the media and the voters and with this much baggage will probably leave this candidate and campaign stuck in the sand…Our Eyes have told us that Dinelli was told by some and asked by others not to run.
Here is our simple analysis of Dinelli’s candidacy:
Dinelli will only serve to split the Democratic vote. This will allow Berry and the rest of the parasites to remain in power for four more years.