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 17, 2013

Letter to the Eye

The following is an email we received from an APD officer who asked us to publish it is a main post. It's because of officers like this that gives us hope:

Dear "Eye",

Since the late 2000's, like everybody else in the department, I have been a regular reader and occasional poster to the Eye on Albuquerque. And over the years I have watched in utter disappointment as my department has declined in morale, personnel, professionalism, and in reputation.

When I joined in 2002, I could not believe the knowledge and expertise that I saw from senior officers. These were people, that even though I was in my late 20's, were why I wanted to become a cop. Now they are all gone. While we were lucky if Chief Gallegos got to work before noon, at least he was one of us. And he was approachable. Then when Schultz came in, an iron wall came down. He was not one of us, and it always seemed like he carried himself above us. Now we have Banks, a person who I didn't respect when he was the IA lieutenant, nor as a commander, DC, and now of course he is a chief. Cream is what is supposed to rise to the top, but the exact opposite has become true in APD. 


But we haven't made it hard for this to happen. Our own APOA has failed to lead by example. We had Lawrence Torres sell us out, then we had Olivas sell out officers, then we had Sigala steal our cash, Weber was just ridiculous, and finally Stephanie seems to be holding her integrity and I'll reserve judgment. But Willoughby is a disgrace. Barely he worked the field before going inside and his appearance is an insult to all of us who take fitness and appearance seriously. If you're going to be representing us cops, please look like one. Shave the SID style goatee, lose about 75lbs, and get in shape. It's hard for citizens to take you seriously when you don't take yourself seriously. But all that doesn't even matter because Shaun did the unthinkable and supports Banks as chief. Really Shaun? Was that the deal? Did you forget they tossed our contract, our union, and our credibility as officers aside and into the wind? What did they promise you? The same as what Weber got?

Shaun, just leave. You suck up to the admin and try so hard to be a player but let's face it. You sucked as a cop and you suck at this.

I too have heard the mumbling lies come out of Banks. I too am aware of all the stories that precede Allen and his "do you have black in you" disgusting comments. Banks has rammed more unjustified discipline on officers than any supervisor I can remember. And only because he can't think for himself or because he was being vindictive. Perhaps he forgets the very suspicious accident he himself was involved in so many years ago....

Mainly I write to vent. I've spent over a decade in the FSB, and here I'll remain. But I am now starting to look at options to go elsewhere. I'm tired of having things scrutinized endlessly and by people that never really worked in the field. I'm tired of seeing fellow cops get hemmed up for doing their jobs while there are other supervisors and command staff that are the true cause of DOJ being here and the endless changes in SOPs and endless new special orders.

For a while I have to say I was sick of your constant criticism and thought you contributed to the division in our department. I was midly entertained with the comments though and that kept me coming back. But now, I don't feel that way. I know your writers, at least some of them, are cops. And now I think differently of you. You are a symptom of what was coming and what we are. Keep up the work Eye, I can only hope there will be a day when you are not needed. It wont be soon though.

NOT a Cop!

33 comments:

Anonymous said...

Eye

Let's see more about this "do you have black in you" comments from Banks. This is the type of conduct that the media will pick up on once exposed. If Banks has really made these comments they need to be exposed. Have there been complaints? We all need to know. Mr Laid Back Berry would be forced to do something if his newly appointed chief is shown to be a womanizer (I know, I know it is just nature at play and APD certainly doesn't have a history of this type of conduct, sic).

Expose this! This is the story we have been waiting for.

Anonymous said...

Shaun, you are a disgrace.

Anonymous said...

You left out the fact that they let go of one of the best this department has ever seen. For anyone who does not believe me, look at the status before and after her departure. She did F.I. work, she did investigative work, she did everything for the department and always had your back. If you disagree, look at the DWI stats, look at the monthly stats. ONE person made a huge difference and all because a couple of men got their panties in a wad and their feelings hurt, YOU ARE DESTROYING THIS DEPARTMENT. Hire her back and I bet my paychecks for an entire year that you will see a HUGE difference.

Anonymous said...

It's pretty sad that APD has gone down so much. I have worked with Law Enforcement and the Courts for many years and all the veteran officers I knew who had integrity and knowledge and pride in their jobs always made me want to become a police officer. I went through the entire testing and application process with flying colors but was not selected. After how I was treated and after seeing how it's run I'm so disgusted that I'm going to leave my retirement and change careers to the furthest thing from Law Enforcement. All the people I knew and admired have left that shit hole to better things.

Anonymous said...

I've witnessed this guy sit at his desk playing video games on his phone for hours.
He is a good cheerleader, reminds me of a used car salesman. A cop and a union Rep not even close. Between him and Fred the officers are getting traded out for favors and sold out. I watched it happen, Ron and Greg were sell outs!! I agree go hide somewhere else Shaun
and sold out.

Anonymous said...

APD is such a shit hole all together. They need to take fat ass Shaun and the rest of the assholes that sit behind a desk all day doing nothing and put them out on the streets to take calls. Why are so many 34s doing clerical work, there's no need for a gun and a take home car to sit under Berrys skirt and wait for a crumb to drop.

Anonymous said...

Oh little miss fat ass wasn't so good either. I'm not saying she was fired for any good reason but she had her hand in the cookie jar too, ask her how many "bonuses" she accepted. She is a back stabber just like anyone else, she done her share of shit too.

Anonymous said...

I hope everyone complaining about all the trash in APD went out and voted for Pete or Paul because if you didn't that you deserve to sit in that cesspool. I voted and now with this shitty outcome I'm moving out of state and hope all the criminal fuckers go to hell.

Anonymous said...

Shawn sells out cops for favors to Banks. And that's fucken period. Not a fan of DR but Banks had no basis to fire her despite what the drooling idiot in the corner drinking ripple whines about.

Anonymous said...

I agree with the first post. Let's get some solid proof of whether or not Banks used sexual terms when speaking to females. This Black in you comment needs to be verified. If true this is a huge issue. If false then those who are saying it need to stop.

Is there any truth to these comments?

Anonymous said...

Omfg, Banks has been saying this for years and you all act like this is fucken news. I know that meets the standard for CH7 and the Susie standard for news--so old everybody's forgot about it so we can break it--but please, this old shit. And yeah, I agree with the writer, Willoughby looks disgusting and everybody I know says Wtf when his face is on TV.

Anonymous said...

@2:57 pm:
YOU are calling someone "little miss fat ass"? That's funny, coming from the waddling personification of "Thunder Thighs"! Need some more corn cobs in your Ripple trough?

Anonymous said...

"Not A Cop": Damn strait on that one!

Anonymous said...

Another breech of contract costs the city $3.57M....
Chalk another one up for Dingleberry's brain trust.

http://www.abqjournal.com/284248/news/lawsuit-loss-costs-357m.html

Anonymous said...

Question: Can we organize a petition online or otherwise to have the Mayor removed from office? For one, it's the only way our votes will REALLY be counted, secondly, is he paying for all these lawsuits from the General Fund, and isn't that fund where our raises come from. Third, speaking of raises, he IS AND HAS given raises to non-union employees 3 times now and nada to us, even though he said he would give ALL employees a raise. I can get this going. I am the person that caused Animal Control to turn over Jordy, who Animal Control said had to have his eyes removed. I said there's no need for his eyes to be removed, and that he should be placed with a rescue group or I would go to the media (which I did here) I contacted Mercys Miracle and Jordy was pulled the next day. That's more pull than Rob Perry had achieved when he was there!
So if everyone is on board with this, e-mail the Eye and we can do an online petition to revoke this lying Mayor.

Anonymous said...

Follow San Diego's example for a recall. www.RecallBobFilner.com

Or follow what the Han family has been doing (have you signed the petition?)

http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/justice-for-mary-han-1

Anonymous said...

If this type of petition is possible to do please let us know on this site. I will do anything to help and I will get a strong group of people to help as well. We need to get Berry out one way or the other.

Anonymous said...

Petition? Hahahahahahahahahah, we just had an election and small fruit won. Fuck the petition. Engage in hostilities.

Anonymous said...

Do the petition drive yourself. If you figured out how to access the Eye you should figure out how to do a petition drive.

Stop having others do your dirty work. Have the balls to do some of this stuff yourself.

Anonymous said...

Let's do it! Not familiar with this kind of work, but I do take instructions well and I certainly agree with the cause!

EYE - please don't ask Cosby about this - just go with it!

Anonymous said...

What a bunch of cowards.

Always saying "Someone should do this" or "Can someone stand up and do this".

Do it yourself and quit making excuses to have others do your dirty work. If you want a petition figure out how to start it up and put your name on it. Do you have the courage? I doubt it. Most posts on this blog are just junior high profanity rants and name calling.

Show some courage. Put the soda and chips down. Push yourself away from the computer. Go down to the City Clerk's office and ask how to do a recall. There I did half the work for you. Do you have the courage to do the rest?

Anonymous said...

Banks not only says black in you all the time back in the day when Dinelli was public safety Banks was banging his secretary, the not Ms Banks

Anonymous said...

Richard Berry recall, Albuquerque, New Mexico (2012)

An effort to recall Richard Berry from his position as mayor of Albuquerque, New Mexico, was launched in June 2012.[1] The recall effort did not result in a recall election.
Reasons for recall

Members of a number of Nob Hill neighborhood associations initiated the recall effort. The issue at hand was a gas station at the intersection of Carlisle Boulevard and Constitution Avenue NE. Recall supporters said that gasoline fumes choke residents and traffic creates backups. Recall supporter Pat Toledo said Berry "seems to be blind and silent to our pleas of help...This is directly impacting our safety, our air, and the bicycle paths that go there...Somebody is going to die here. Somebody is going to get injured and we have pleaded with the mayor to come out."[1][2]
Path to the ballot

On June 19, James Nelson, Pat Toledo, and Andy Carrasco met with Albuquerque City Clerk Amy Bailey to formally initiate the recall process. Recall organizers needed to present their reasons for recall to a district court judge in order to prove that the mayor had either violated his oath of office or committed an act of misconduct. If the judge had accepted the grounds for recall, recall organizers would have had two months to gather 29,000 signatures.[1] No recall election took place.

Anonymous said...

What else is new.....our former Chief endorsed that type off behavior. He practiced what he preached, yet only holds non brass to a"higher standard" as PIO Martinez herself had said many times! Who holds her and the rest of the fifth floor to a""Higher Standard"??

Anonymous said...

PIO Tasia will be there forever or at least until Banks is no longer on the 5th floor. He hand picked her and made sure she is there for his "every" need. Her lack of experience on the streets of ABQ would get her hurt anyways so its prob for the best she keeps "servicing" him right where shes at.

Notice PIO's of any and every department in this state are females?(except good ol State Police) They all will do whatever their masters tell them to without question.

Banks you and your PIO are a disgrace! At least get a female up there who can speak with knowledge of how calls are handled. Use Nora Sulier or Debbie Heshley at least theyve worked the streets fighting crime!

Anonymous said...

Fuck schultz. He is nothing but a pussy ass coward who hid his bitch ass behind a uniform and protected position for years. No doubt he will be looking for another position to abuse and hide behind because guys like him can't hack it in the private sector where they can't get away with his cowardly bullshit and lies.

Anonymous said...

Is that a photo of Grimmace from Sesame Street?
Yes. Yes. That's the Grimmace!

Anonymous said...

Someone needs to drop a dime on SW. Watched him turn red as a beet and breakout into a sweat after climbing just two flights of stairs. No way he can pass a physical...

Anonymous said...

HAHAHAH!!!!! SW doesn't take stairs! I see him use the elevator to go up one dam floor!!!!!

Anonymous said...

He sweats everytime he eats a double cheeseburger.....hahaha
What a lazy fat ass excuse for an officer!!!!
I am ashamed........

Anonymous said...

If you weighed that much you would take the elevator too.

Anonymous said...

I hate Shaun he's a fucking backstabbing fucktard!!!!! Fat fucker!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Shaun is on the same diet Perry is on. They are also on the same workout routine.....squatting under Berry's desk. It's not working you fat bastards!!!!!!

Payroll wasted on two good for nothings