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 10, 2013

Police Officers get “Corn Holed” again

Oddly enough, Gov. Martinez re-appointed Nate Korn (AKA: Nathan Kornfield) of Kaufman's West Uniforms to the LEA Board (Law Enforcement Administration Board).  In an article from the Santa-Fe New Mexican (READ IT HERE), Phil Sisneros, the spokesmen for the Attorney General stated, there doesn't appear to be a conflict of interest.

It appears Phil has been smoking something strange or he was given bad information by the AG's Office.  In a story here on the Eye On Albuquerque (READ SIDEBAR), it was proven what Nate Korn was actually doing and why.  This all appears to be part if a "pay-to-play" scenario.

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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 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 and/or the State Auditor commence an immediate investigation and prosecution of all and any persons found in violation of the law.
 
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 Between drumming up his own business by being closely connected to the law enforcement community across the state and being part of a "unique group" who raises money for the sole purpose of buying police equipment; folks, the fix is in! Guess what Nathan Kornfield sells?  That is right; police equipment! We won't even talk about the donations to Martinez' campaign by Korn. Ironically, the Governor who is suppose to also be an attorney has failed to do her homework and by proxy she has failed everyone in this state.

Based on the appearance of impropriety, let alone the actual impropriety, Korn should has never been appointed or re-appointed to the LEA Board.   The police officers will pay for it on both ends. Remember Korn and Schultz are buddies...

Why is the media so afraid to call things like it is?

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

What other vendor gets to walk around the RTCC

Anonymous said...

I don't know about others but I am tired of hearing about Korn. This is because I see police cars in his parking lot all day long. The best way to knock him out is stop buying his high priced equipment.

Anonymous said...

Notice how everything in the State has stayed shitty.Doesn't matter who's running it, Democrats or Republicans. I thought the Republicans were pro Public Safety.

Former mediator said...

Korn, ha ha ha. Someone already sent in proof that backdoor dealings are going on concerning the LEA board, pre decided verdicts, and putting the fix in concerning certain officers and favors for Schultz. A certain agency is currently awaiting decisions that are blatantly out of line with case law and as soon as these dopes do it, heads, reputations and careers are going to roll.
By the way, this correspondence contained the plot of recusals to make it seem as if they are doing the right thing. Funny thing is that the names were already named and the proof of the plan is already in the right hands.
This is going to get interesting.
The head of the LEA board resigned 6/7 over these types of shenanigans. Its going to be nice to see these fools dig themselves into this one with their stupidity.

Anonymous said...

Eye,

Rumor has it that the July 1 roster shows only 878 sworn officers for APD. Is this true? Eye, if anyone can get a copy of the current manning levels it is you. Please get it and post it. Maybe someone with the APOA has it? We need to get this information out to the public. We had 1,200 officers in 2009. After 4 years of Berry and Schultz we are down to 878!!!!!! This city is unsafe and Berry needs to be held accountable!

Please find the current manning roster and post it.

Anonymous said...

The PR show put on by Schultz regarding the APD's latest killings was pathetic! What schmaltz.

Doesn't APD have access to non-lethal (or less lethal) weapons such as bean bags, tasers or rubber bullets?

Anonymous said...

SHOULDNT APD BE BOYCOTTING KAUFMANS NEVES IS SO MUCH BETTER

Anonymous said...

This city each and every department is awash in corruption and illegal use of city premises to conduct private business
I only wish all my complaints, proof and information provided to the investigations office were acted upon..but no way..this city is beyond help.

Anonymous said...

Speaking of faucets, good ole Dawne Roberto is getting a month off for running her mouth...

Anonymous said...

our swat team is a joke. our "sniper" missed his last shoot and his sgt simply said "im not surprised", yet he is still on the team as a sniper. way to go.

Anonymous said...

I AM KORN HOOLIO!!!!! LOL!

Anonymous said...

I don't know what planet you dropped off to stay that SWAT is joke. I have had more than 10 years exp with swat and thy are bad assess. Maybe the pre investigation sucks cock and puts swat at a disadvantage. SWAT being the men they are doesn't ever put anythinh in wrighting... God for bid that another cop puts their feelings in wrighting and we poloic ourselves.

Anonymous said...

I know ur fone has smellck bud fer focks sayk I hope yu shute more bettyr then use wryte.

Anonymous said...

@ 1016...

It's a good thing you don't put things in "wrighting", otherwise people may not take you seriously.

Toodles!

Anonymous said...

Here we go with the "badass" shit again.
Give it a break drew, you fucking imbecil.
Shoot up a whole house and miss. Shoot a guy with a fucking ash tray. Yea, real fucking badass. A housewife could do better with a Lady Smith .38 in the dark.