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

Dec 26, 2013

APD Contract: Backpedaling Berry/Perry Style

On December 15, just 11 days ago, Albuquerque police union president Stephanie Lopez sent an email to members presenting the proposed Tentative Agreement. In her email she stated:


"Voting will be held on December 30, 2013. We will have 1 box located at the APOA office from 8am-4pm and 1 box located at the Moose Lodge from 12pm-7pm."

In the days since this posting of the Tentative Agreement at substations and here, officers from across all spectrums in APD have voiced opposition to it. From supervisors, specialized units, senior officers, to rookies, all have pointed out the obvious: it restores little from what has taken away and makes things worse.

In numerous postings APD personnel have pointed out the seemingly endless deficiencies of the agreement and the obvious rush by the APOA to get the agreement approved.

Yet today, our Eyes tell us Ms. Lopez has confirmed what everybody has been saying. In an email to members she writes:

"[T]he city is still in the process of writing the final draft of the APOA contract to be viewed by the APOA membership. There were a lot of mistakes that still needed to be corrected and addressed within the tentative contract. There is not a final copy of this contract completed yet, however as soon as it is finalized it will be posted for 10 days before a vote will be held."

Ms. Lopez backs away from the 12/30 vote as states that there will now be an informational meeting regarding the tentative contract at 8:30am and 5:30pm at the APOA office on 2nd Street NW. Ms. Lopez then adds in closing to her email:

"The city has been very deceptive in the wording of the language in the contract so I am grateful for those of you who to take the time to read this contract and bring issues to my attention."

Excuse us? On December 15, the summary sheet attached to the tentative agreement that was disseminated and posted at each substation had a recommendation by the APOA Negotiating Team. Their recommendation was: ratification of the tentative agreement. And this is the team supposedly led by the city's former negotiator Paul Broome...

Folks, these are things that make one go hmmmmmm.

Not even two weeks ago APOA "leadership" was promoting the passage of this contract. After years of "negotiating" they presented this agreement as the best that could be done. Now, after the massive dissent expressed here and amongst the rank and file, Ms. Lopez has offered a glimpse of truth: that the city is engaging in deceptive negotiation tactics. That they are saying one thing but writing something else in the contract.

We and our Eyes have been saying this all along: Given that the city unilaterally broke the previous contract, what makes you think they'll honor even this absurd one?

In the Christmas day paper, the local edition of the Albuquerque Journal ran an article about staffing shortages in New Mexico law enforcement. The author sidesteps the fact that while APD is in a staffing crisis because of deceptive practices and the DOJ investigation such practices have invited, APD's sister agency BCSO is not in such a crisis. He also somehow misses the fact that the state's DPS and NMSP academies are full and maxed to capacity. Here in Bernalillo county, how is it that two agencies who share the same geographic footprint have such stark differences of problems? It is because of deception and incompetence by APD and APOA leadership. It's that simple.


39 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nice, way to go. Nice quote y'day Steph. Liars, the whole lot of you from 5th floor to 11th floor to 2nd street, fucken Bermuda triangle of liars.

Anonymous said...

Just as many voice-full citizens have been saying for years...ABQ/APD is being run by a pack of charlatans. it's time for the nature at play circle jerk to fall off a cliff.....RJP and RJB leading the way weeeeeeee!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

"The city has been very deceptive in the wording of the language in the contract so I am grateful for those of you who to take the time to read this contract and bring issues to my attention."
stephanie,
so you present a contract you don't read, or were the words too big for you? APOA is a joke

Anonymous said...

What a pack of scrotum sucking prima-donnas! You scream she screwed up and then she listens to the membership (granted she should have done so first) and corrects the mistake. A bunch of instigating vaginas you are. Try assisting in the fix rather then attempting to divide the membership (if you are in fact a member of the APOA or that shitbag president of the FOP who has been attempting an over throw of the APOA for years).

No matter what contract the city produces it will be voted down. They disregarded a current contract and reduced pay so there is no requirement for a contract to replace what was taken. The city council needs to realize this. Once the current (evergreen) contract is made whole, then true negotiations can begin. This should be the focal point of any contention that the membership needs to grasp.

Before any contract is accepted, the current contract needs to be enforced.

Anonymous said...

Maybe the APD should hire Diego!!!

Anonymous said...

It's because she and they want us to approve the contract. That's why we're pissed moron. If Stephanie stepped up and publicly said This is bullshit, you have fucked up this department and rob Perry deserves to be fired then guess what, we'd have her back. Because that is what we are all saying. But nothing but silence from Steph and Shawn. And speaking of Shawn we heard more from him when he wanted the stupid APOA frat house then now. Hush money fat boy or what????!!!

Anonymous said...

For the uninformed. The City has historiclly said they have no money only to find millions after the contract is signed. Showing good faith the City should give back what was taken before you enter into any contract negotiations.

Anonymous said...

I wonder how many 34s that voted yes on the prior contract and the ones who are complaining today. The prior contract should have been turned down without a doubt and we would not be in the position we are today. As usual we vote into the City's plan and we get fuc*#d. Way to go.

Anonymous said...

10:45,
Grasp your vagina you asshole. Oops.... that's right, you can't see it you fat motherfucker. If you knew anything, the "evergreen" clause was ruled invalid by supreme court recently. It does not apply now. You are a fucking idiot. Lopez should have gone over that shit with a fine toothed comb. So, you fat bigmouthed motherfucking failure of a rat bag, self serving, piece of shit union vice president, go fuck yourself. And when you are done doing that, go back in front of city council and apologize for embarrassing everyone with your stupid rhetoric. Idiot!

MM said...

Anytime you wanna meet SW. Anytime.

Anonymous said...

The supreme court ruled this, ruled that. Yes, the issue was appealed by the city, and the SC reversed what the lower court ruled. The SC isn't the end all....there's more appeals...the lawyers will just keep bumping it up the next level. My understanding is this is now what is happening...I know the Clerical Union is trying to get that reversed, I can't speak to what APOA is doing.

Anonymous said...

3:23

That was for a AFSCME contract, complete different animal. The APOA suit is still in play. May want to get your facts straight.

Anonymous said...

Who is MM and SW?

Anonymous said...

Mark Manary and Shawn Wiloughby

Anonymous said...

http://newmexicomercury.com/blog/comments/crimes_against_humanity_dont_disappear

Two big of an incident NOT to involve other major players here in Abq......

Anonymous said...

No it's not. Evergreen is evergreen. Yes, the suit is still intact only for negotiations. The terms are not held. Get your facts strait.

Anonymous said...

Fred Mowrer is the lawyer on that suit. Good luck with that fucking sellout creep asshole.

Anonymous said...

Today's Journal fluff/PR piece on APD officer Banks displays the lack of ethical journalism, and suggests collusion of the "powers that be"and APD. Your definition of fascism fits. Thank you for displaying correct freedom of speech principles, asour local media do not.

Anonymous said...

Maurer must have gotten his law degree out of a crackerjack box, just like the rest of the 'professional liars' (lawyers) tied to the city.....

What part of the 2000 (law) city ordinance is it that the APOA and APD agreed to don't they understand????? Time for them to cease and desist speaking to anyone anytime anywhere and take a seat in the back row.

9-4-1-14 MANDATORY COOPERATION AGREEMENT.
The City Council believes that full participation and cooperation of all parties involved is essential to the success of the new police oversight process and its IRO, and that APD hereby agrees and understands that their full cooperation is necessary, hereby agrees to mandate that its officers provide honest and truthful responses to all questions by the IRO or the designated independent investigator. If any officer refuses to answer the questions proposed to him or her by the IRO, or the independent investigator, he or she may be subjected to termination or disciplinary action at the discretion of the Police Chief. Compelled statements given to the IRO or the designated independent investigator, by a police officer will be used only for the IRO's investigation. The actual statement will remain confidential and will not be included in a final report or be forwarded to the POC. The IRO may summarize conclusions reached from a compelled statement for the report to the POC and the Chief, and in the public record letter to the complainant.
(Ord. 31-1998; Am. Ord. 6-2000; Am. Ord. 1-2001; Am Ord. 28-2004)

We citizen's could give a rats ass as to what you pass in your CBA....

And in the meantime you honest 34s are getting another POS CBA jammed up your asses....by having your fear played upon with lies....

Anonymous said...

11:49 WHO IS DIEGO?
COULD IT BE DON DIEGO AKA

ZORRO

Anonymous said...

fucking pathetic

Anonymous said...

http://stream.wsj.com/story/latest-headlines/SS-2-63399/SS-2-414821/

Wall Street Journal. What's wrong with New Mexico.

This is what you get from 4 years of no ideas from Martinez and Berry. Keep looking at the Sandia Mountains there RG, maybe you will have a thought someday.

Anonymous said...

Loved the article about Banks. He managed to mention Shawn McWethy, Phil Chacon, Coach Hulsman in the same article. Even though Hulsman is the only one who actually knew him.

He also gets in how he also is a victim of the DWI problem in New Mexico.

Then he doubles down with the race comment and how full of faith he is.

This guy wants chief so bad he will do and say anything to get it.

Funny how Mary Han wasn't mentioned. Or how Banks reduced the untruthfulness SOP. Or how he was part of the chain of command that hired Begay. Hmmmm he musta just forgot.

Anonymous said...

Maybe he will remember where those rings are.

Anonymous said...

The Anti Eye:

should we blame Banks for the twin tower bombing, Jesus getting hung on the cross, the mass shooting in Sandy Hook ememetary, the shooting at Emcore and Christopher Chase shooting. Geeeez people, fucken ahh, do you really think he was watching every step of the way of Begaye process. I worked with the guy{Begaye}, he was weird, but fuck, were all a little weird to do this shit for this cash. I'm not excusing him, his a fucking pedifile. I'm not defending Banks and Lopez, but I think there trying to make the department better. Just remember we do have some idiots here. Be safe and vote down this stupis ASS contract please.

Anonymous said...

8:36

The AFSCME Evergreen ruling only applies to that particular case. It is not a blanket ruling. You must be a Perry follower trying to cast a "I know everything" blanket. Go back to your pitcher of scotch and prostitutes.

Anonymous said...

Mary Hahn, what about the massive grave on the west side? When is Fiest going to publish his book regarding the investigation? When will Jennifer Garcia be removed from the 5th floor while her husband (or ex) is a Deputy Chief? What happened to the Sargent that shot her officer? What is the status of the Academy Director? Hell, this is better than the Duck Dynasty. It should be easy target practice for the DOJ.

Anonymous said...

Anti Eye,

Banks was part of the chain of command that approved Begay for hiring. There job is to make sure shit birds don't get in. FSB officers wear lapel cameras and are second guessed on a daily basis regarding their job performance. When will we start holding accountable those outside of FSB who are not doing their jobs? Is field services the only place where there is accountability?

Anonymous said...

BRIAN MAURER ISNT A LAWYER HE IS A COP AND ONE OF THE BEST. HE HAS FOUGHT FOR THE UNION AND AT LEAST HAS THE STRENGTH OF HIS CONVICTIONS TO SIGN HIS NAME UNLIKE THE REST OF YOU COWARDS.HE ACTUALLY TOOKT HE TIME TO READ THE CONTRACT AND POINTS OUT THE FLAWS. YOU CALL HIM A LAIR YOU DONT HAVE THE COJONES TO CARRY HIS FLASHLIGHT.

Anonymous said...

Anti Eye:


Other people do the back ground and then they presnt it to the command staff, i'm not excusing him, but things slip through all the time. Hell I make mistakes in FSB every once in a while.

Your right about FSB being the only division scrutinized at all levels. Brutal isn't it. I don't know why were down 34's, lol.

Anonymous said...

Yeah the Banks article was so sweet I got a toothache reading it. There is always some stupid crap in the paper at the end of every year. I think the article on Perry will be next year....

Anonymous said...

There will always be males and females that make it through the process and become officers on every department. APD is just in the spot light due to all the shootings. The people in this state that have been shot by law enforcement have only themselves to blame. They choose to not do as they are hold. Their family members know they are scum bags but still insist they are such nice people.

Anonymous said...

at 7:14....Cliff....get a life. And while you're at it, remind us all why your wife got her police certification revoked?

Anonymous said...

9:58,
Its fred mowrer you asshole. Step out into the daylight some time.

Anonymous said...

Pitcher of prostitutes? That's a new one !

Anonymous said...

If Fred Mower isn't a lair, then ask him why he hasn't lifted a finger to get your dues back from that scumbag Joey and the rest of his ilk who were scamming off the top of your union funds....You have got to be kidding me....
Wow, Fred points out the obvious crap in this new contract and all of a sudden he is your patron saint... Go find a brain, I hear there a lots of them buried, better ones, out on the west mesa.
Schultz is gone you ball-less water-carrier, time to get off the bench and into the game if you have the conjones....oops, never mind.....

Anonymous said...

Read the minutes of the latest LEA board online. The wonderful Apoa attorney is there to represent a client who is not there. He repeatedly admits he doesn't know the case he is there to talk about. Is this who we want representing us, an attorney who can't bother to learn the case before he is supposed to defend us.
If I were the BCSO guy I'd report him to the ethics board

Anonymous said...

Do tell!

Anonymous said...

Who has the rings NOW?!?! Still wondering?