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 22, 2013
Berry & Perry: APD's Most Wanted Property Offenders
The above picture was forwarded to one of our Eyes who is an APD officer. They said this advertisement was on the bottom of the page of APD's weekly full page all color (and very expensive) ad in the Albuquerque Journal this past week. Like everybody else, we thought the irony was too rich and your loveable Eye just had to weigh in.
Why on earth would the 5th & 11th Floor braintrusts be promoting their need for officers amongst an ad promoting wanted property offenders? Is there some sort of connection between people wanted for stealing property and the people at city hall?
Despite how ridiculous we think the targeting of the ad is, we found some very odd things about the ad itself. Look closely and follow along...
Our 5th Floor friends don't promise officers will receive anything, all they say folks will receive is the "opportunity" to make $87,000.
The "opportunity" to retire at 90% of your top FIVE years of pay.
The "ability" to retire after 25 years of service, and the "ability" to work in 30 specialized units.
That's a lot of maybes. Kinda like maybe officers will make $28/hr. Kinda like maybe one could make $87,000 in gross pay, if they work a regular 40 hour work week AND 18 hours of overtime each week.
Maybe you can retire at 90% IF you don't get fired for simply voicing your dissent or IF Berry doesn't get his way with PERA. Or if you don't get injured and the department simply abandons you like we've heard has happened to so many officers who have been injured in the line of duty.
Maybe you can work in all 30 units IF you don't spend more than ten months in a given unit IF you don't mind not having any real ability to do anything well at any given time. As many officers have told us, they often go, "Hmm should I be in K9 this month and get no sleep or work in the RTCC and play video games all day? RTCC it is!!!"
The funny thing about this ad is there is one truth to it. They say, "Up to 150 hours of compensation." Well we don't really know what that means because in any given year there are 2,080 hours of full time hours of compensation. But if Berry/Perry are accidentally telling you you're gonna get ripped off, then they are accurate. Incidentally, 150 hours of extra compensation is almost the amount each officer would be due if Berry/Perry had honored the original contract and were paying the difference of what they CHOSE to pay officers now.
Folks, this is but another example of this city's administration lies and the extent they will go to distort facts and manipulate data. If they cannot be truthful with a simple ad in the paper, what makes you think they will be truthful with a contract proposal?
Especially when by their own actions they don't honor existing ones....