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

Jul 20, 2013

Journal lacks understanding

Below is an open letter to the Albuquerque Journal from (Ret.) Captain  DM Gilmore.  The Journal often will not publish an opposing view or views that are critical of the Journal or its' staff.  Please read on...
 
The Journal's editorial of July 12, 2013 asking, "Why didn't APD slow down response to vet?" leaves me perplexed and questioning the Journal's understanding of police work in general.
 
The Journal has written a number of stories in the recent past dealing with the slow and slowing response to calls for service by APD and the impact it has on public safety.  I can imagine the beating APD would have taken had someone been stabbed or killed because APD decided to hold the first arriving officer until a supervisor or crisis intervention officer had arrived.  The first officer on the scene as the Journal reported "did not see any weapons or immediate threat" took the proper action by engaging the vet in this fluid situation without waiting for the supervisor or crisis intervention officer. How many stabbing victims would the Journal have found appropriate before the officer intervened without the supervisor being present?  Almost every single time the media slams APD either in print or by facial expressions/verbal tone on TV.  Has the media given up on the concept of personal responsibility?  Does every cop now have to concern himself or herself with the type of childhood a person had or the relationship they had with their mothers?
 
The Journal fails to understand that the Albuquerque Police Department Standard Operating Procedures serve as a guide for the officers and that there must be some latitude based on each situation for the officers discretion.  There is an old saying about walking a mile in the other guy's shoes.  I would say the media needs to do this instead of conjuring up bogus issues to attack law enforcement, a basically thankless yet rewarding profession.
 
To the involved officer, I know you would have wanted a different outcome.  For myself I am happy that you went home safely and unhurt to your family and friends.  As a former Viet Nam vet myself, if I could, I would tell Mr. Wood that I am sorry and ashamed by the fact that you were not properly cared for by the government that sent you to war.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Schultz is from Michigan, he has brought the Detroit curse to Albuquerque and the CAO and Mayor bought it. Banks is a failure of APS and Albuquerque High (their basketball program has been suspect for years). Now LULAC will battle with the NAACP and the best qualified will be overshadowed by local organizations that want their yes man in the position. This town is doomed.

Anonymous said...

Just like the Nero, the Emperor of Rome, Berry plays the fiddle while the city of Albuquerque burns all around him. Union employees, most city workers have not had a raise in 4 yts.& it's not because the city can't afford it....it is out of hatred and spite for us peons who need protection from lying, dishonest managers. They all got raises two raises now in 2013. Berry is also like Nero in that he too is a tyrant. A sociopath. He has brought a city that was on the brink of sucess to a stinking rotting pile of manuer. The many employees with families to feed will continue to get help from Roadrunner Food Bank and othet sources. We will tell our children oral history of the meanest,most dishonest Mayor ever who was a tyrant, Richard J Berry.

Anonymous said...

How true that is. Banks always was the biggest "yes" man on the department. He never had an original thought or idea.

Anonymous said...

To the APOA, bottom line, if you want Berry out you will need to financially support Paul Heh so that at the least he can split the Republican vote and maybe push this to a run off. If the APOA fails to take sucha action Berrry will remain, APD will continue its downhill run, Schultz will be in the picture and your pay raises will still be in limbo. Madam APOA President the ball is in your court.

Anonymous said...

Schutlz = Banks and Banks = Schultz

When will you current officers ever learn?

Anonymous said...

Great letter, too bad the 5th floor fails to take his lead.

Anonymous said...

what is going on with Don Roberto being fired?

Anonymous said...

"BOGUS criticism?"

Captain, the Journal has many more actual and real cases of APD disrespect for citizens, overly aggressive treatment in arrests, overzealous and unnecessary use of force that it could ever publish!...IF if would choose to. 99% of the time the ABQ Urinal is a servant of the ABQ power structure.

Anonymous said...

Why now, after he's been acquitted, instead of earlier when it would matter more? This seems day late/dollar short to me. Were I Tera's family, I'd be extremely upset that you're willing to tell the whole tale.............now. Do you have new evidence that could lead to a retrial, or anything to help appeal the verdict? Or do you just have words on paper so you can gather attention by telling the "real story" when it costs you comparatively nothing to do so?

You've had multiple years and five weeks to come forward. You didn't. That stinks to me.

Anonymous said...

3:47,
Oops... Sounds like we have a worried journalist....
Whaaaa.... "my articles are better!!!!" whaaaaa.
Hahahahahaha

Anonymous said...

Because every "tell all" book or magazine article always come out after the verdict. Drew Peterson, Casey Anthony, OJ, etc.

Anonymous said...

3:47.....bwahahahahahahahaha, go back to your hole you filthy choad. Seriously, just shut the fuck up. We all expected the prosecution to do their fucken job. Remember they were considering the death penalty in this case thats how strong it was. Why would there be any doubt that Levi was gonna get convicted.

Ooops, seems to be another plan. Levi and his scumbag uncles and father are rotten to the core and this tree is do for being ground up...