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 4, 2013

Sham and more...

The leaders of Albuquerque seem to be living in upside down land. Not only in how they spend our money, but in how they address challenges on the street…

Faced with spending about $10,000 or more than $500,000, the Albuquerque City Council openly revealed how they could care less about citizen tax dollars. A citizen initiated ordinance which would change the “viability” date of late term abortions from 24 weeks to 20 weeks, is prepared to go to the voters. But instead doing what they have the power to do and include the measure on October’s city ballot, city councilor’s are instead desiring to have a special election for the matter. At issue are to matters: 1) Can the city council approve an election resolution and 2) can city clerk Amy Baily certify the 12,000 or so signatures of the approximately 28,000 turned into her by September?

Costs for a special election are anticipated to run between $500,000-700,000. But why spend $10,000 when you can spend over half-million?! Instead of moving forward with the necessary resolution and offering to supplement Amy Bailey’s staff to certify the necessary signatures by hiring people, the members of Albuquerque’s city council want to bilk tax payers for the cost of the special election. While they had no problem approving a “consulting fee” of $10,000/per month for recently departed chief of police Ray Schultz, city councilors can’t seem to assign a few people for $20/per hour to help count signatures.

But this kind of upside down thinking shouldn’t surprise us. Even though the current mayor, RJ Berry is supposed to be a “businessman” (we thought that meant making and saving money not wasting it…) under his administration, APD has shrunk and not grown. At latest report there are approximately 853 sworn officers. And his approach to dealing with crime in the city is also the inverse of what needs to be done. Instead of dealing with it, he hides from it then says it doesn’t exist.
Under Berry, gang violence has increased and now there are midday shootouts where recent gang violence spilled up to 70 bullets into the streets in gun fight last Sunday afternoon (READ IT HERE). This didn’t happen in some remote section of the “International District” or some destitute area of the South Valley, but in the busy intersection of Menaul NW/4th NW. But because of officer scarcity no dayshift officers responded to the call nor swingshift officers. Only an off-duty sergeant who was headed into work but whose shift wasn’t to start for another half hour.

When asked about this mess and the lack of officers, newly pressed APD Chief Allen Banks openly stated to City Councilor Ken Sanchez that APD’s Gang Unit has not been disbanded but merely “dispersed.” (By the way, even KRQE anticipated gang violence weeks ago (READ IT HERE) and we at the Eye called it months ago).

SIDEBAR

We will be reporting more on this motorcycle gang war. There is a MAJOR turf war that is headed for Albuquerque between the 505 Banditos and California's Hells Angels. The Berry Administration will not tell you to be cautious but we here at the Eye call it like it is; we will tell you to use extreme caution!

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Like STD’s the legacy of disgraced former Nefarious Public Safety Director Darren White continues to give. Just recently the city settled a high profile case where he encouraged aggressive action on citizens back in 2010. In the fabled “4th Street Mall” case, we got to see how litigation rich targets, also known as Leah Kelly and Jennifer Jara, pushed their badge around on citizens not violating any crime (READ IT HERE). And this is the second case in this incident that the city settled with the total tab running to about $100,000.

The conduct of officer in this incident is really beyond comprehension. We’ll let you see this for yourself: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5I9RhVaW72E.But hey, when the Nefarious Public Safety Director Darren White says the gloves are off, he means it (See the Memo below)!

This is the same Leah Kelly who would be involved in a shooting a few months later which has yet to fully litigated. Will the city settle this one also or will they take it to court and risk another $10 Million? Given the target of the shooting was found to have not committed any crimes and Kelly has, well, an endless discipline and complaint history we expect there to be a lot of fireworks in this mess. We'd like to see the lawyers involved in this matter grill White as to what personal liability does he have Kelly's actions against her victim/target. By failing to discipline Kelly and Jara for their behavior on the 4th Street Mall did he encourage and incite such aggressive behavior? If not for White's inaction to appropriately discipline Kelly and Jara did they not feel they were untouchable and fully empowered to go on their own shooting rampage?

The point is folks, just when we thought things couldn’t get worse, well they are. Then there is the matter of some discriminatory practices involving what is known as “The Kirk” that we at the Eye have uncovered.  We’ll leave that for next week though…..

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Today is Sept. 4th, so is Schultz really gone, or did his $10 k consulting fee just get rolled alone for this month behind the scenes. Anyone know if Schultz filed for his PERA benefits ?

The Tremendous Regulator said...

Berry,
It seems your scheme is backfiring. Your campaign assholes dug another hole for you. You jumped into it, and now Heh and Dinelli will add and throw the dirt over your sorry ass. Stupid ass. Releasing that video was a pathetic attempt to sling mud. Talk about Hypocrisy. Too Funny.

Berry says that change is needed, then tries to blame Dinelli for the shit that has been going on for the last 4 years. Lets get this strait small fruit, Dinelli called for the termination of the officers in that video. Your boy Schultz (aka Mister do no evil ivory tower dwelling self appointed savior of APD who sees the DOJ as a challenge) covered it up like he did so many other fiascos, until it became no longer convenient for him to do so. What did YOU do Small Fruit? YOU kept Schultz, and the both of you along with that punk Perry ran APD and the city into the dirt. Schultz covered for the star player in that video, officer Surran. That's right Berry. The same officer Surran seen in a photo here with his foot stepping on a person's head while they were handcuffed. THAT happened under your watch didn't it Berry? You kept Schultz and you knew all about his baggage, Then you dump him for your campaign image. I have more respect for the criminals on the street that stick together than I do you pathetic cretins who will whore yourselves and sell your own mothers to get ahead. You and the ones around you epitomize the utmost in filth, dishonor, and lack of moral character and courage.

Enjoy the crash and burn. At least KOB laid it out.

http://www.kob.com/article/stories/S3148063.shtml?cat=500

Anonymous said...

I reviewed the video with Lara and Kelly. I counted four other APD cops who did nothing, as rights were violated. Pathetic.....little pansies with their leather gloves on....once again, legends in their OWN minds. APD = Another Pathetic Department!

SE is 10-6 said...

Eye, its Leah Acata not Kelly. As in Officer Mel Acata's chick. Yeah go figure. He's what a whole foot shorter but just as wide as Leah's ass. Not to worry Mel, she won't be your problem for long...she's up to her usual ways.....

Road Rage Punisher said...

Please do tell. Where is Schultz?
I am willing to bet he gets paid till after the election and Berry plans to make him Head of Public Safety, so he can follow in Darren White's footsteps. Yet another lie Berry told. Wasn't he supposed to abolish this position if elected? Maybe he likes having Schultz around to intimidate women, then drive recklessly over a barricade with children in a city Charger off duty. Any other city employee would be fired for that shit. Not king dirt bag though. Something tells me he is going to pull that shit with the wrong person and both he and the mayor will not be happy with the outcome of that mistake. That's right Ray, you fucking punk creep, more than a few people saw you act like a bitch at summer fest west.

Anonymous said...

Here's a classic from a while back:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/pamela-meyer/how-to-spot-a-liar_b_2094610.html?icid=maing-grid7%7Cmaing8%7Cdl6%7Csec1_lnk1%26pLid%3D234032

Watch it, then apply it to Berry and his fools EVERY time you see them open their mouths.

Anonymous said...

Schultz is not gone. Fischer is not gone. Joanna Hamman is not gone. They all got "consulting" gigs so they could double dip.
Flashback and Berry campaigned for ending the double dipping. Guess he only wants it to end for everyone except the 1% of City admin at the top
Just another group of 1%ers sucking ABQ dry

Anonymous said...

Yeah let's see. We got Dave "gypsy cop" Baca, and oh look, the wife of an ATF agent...how bout that....

Anonymous said...

And another APD cop gets arrested and resigns. Damn between retirement, resignations, and arrests, 'taint gonna be ANYBODY left by years end.......

Anonymous said...

Schultz, Fisher, and Hammam the three stooges. All Fisher and Hamman did all those years was shake their asses & tits in the faces of anyone that would look and they got anything they wanted. And Schultz well not exactly sure what he did all those years....

Anonymous said...

How many officers did PIO fixing Martinez sleep with as she moved up to the fifth floor after maybe one year on the streets...?????? If you have tits you can do and go where ever you want!!!