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

Feb 15, 2014

100 Days starting...

With announcement of Albuquerque mayor RJ Berry's "selection" of Gordon Eden as the new chief for APD, our 5th Floor and 11th Floor friends have been busy spinning some interesting representations.  In a search that seemed to be never ending, until Banks was forced to come out and admit he lied about wanting the job and is fleeing the state, suddenly the search wrapped up and we now have Mr. Eden and his 100 day plan. (Our Eyes tell us Banks ran to the cameras only because Texas news stations were running the story with their announcement. Way to lead Allen).

In interviews since Friday, Mr. Eden expressed the following as the top 3 things APD needs attention on:

1. Recruiting and retention; "The biggest deficiency is the numbers."
2. Community engagement; "Restore what we've lost."
3. Leadership voids and gaps; "I really don’t want them stuck in an office, that’s not where they belong. Where they belong is out in the field, working side by side, supporting our officers"

Among other concerns expressed by Mr. Eden is the operations of APD's internal affairs unit. He stated it seems to operate too slowly, and wondered if it needs more personnel, new systems, or new training.

Funny how all of these things were given an "A" by disgraced former chief Ray Schultz back on September 12, 2012. And more recently concerns about these very items were refuted by mayoral candidate RJ Berry during the election when he boasted about APD's strong employment numbers, its great leaders, and its strong and healthy relationship with the community.

Given Mr. Eden's prior professional relationship with Ray Schultz, while we like what we've heard, because let's face it we've been saying the same thing for years now, we will believe Mr. Eden when we see it.

Mr. Eden's resume speaks loudly of his accomplishments here in New Mexico. And while under most circumstances that would be a good thing, we know that all is not well in the Land of Enchantment and to be able to persevere in NM means one must make deals. Given Mr. Eden's radio spots when he openly stumped for candidate Susana Martinez, to say Mr. Eden is above the fray of politics is inaccurate at best and deceptive at worst.

If Mr. Eden follows through with his representations then indeed there will be some major changes going on behind the scenes. However, if Mr. Eden truly walks his talk, then he will be left with no option but to hold the people who have created this mess accountable. And that includes his employers Rob Perry and RJ Berry. 

Does Mr. Eden have the fortitude to do what's right regardless of who it effects. Or will he follow the model set by his predecessor Ray Schultz and do what's right only when it's convenient.

Remember, we did not get to the crisis we have overnight. It occurred over several years and is the results of a pattern and practice of department leaders concealing information, destroying evidence, stealing evidence, covering up crime scenes, covering up criminal conduct, fabricating situation, unfair personnel treatment, nepotism, cronyism, financial self-dealing, perjury, labeling, discrimination, and lying.

One last bit of advice, Mr. Eden. During Friday's press conference, a pictorial representation of "Keep your friends close, but keep your enemies closer" could not have been better composed. Flanking you were two people that obviously are hiding things. Behind you were three people that are terrified.

Good luck Mr. Eden, you'll need it.

Hey let's all squeeze together and say "Cheese!"
P.S. Don't think we don't smell a play being made RJ. We know you like your football metaphors, and we also know what screen is.  If selecting a former DOJ employee as your chief gets you out from under the scrutiny of the current DOJ, we'll see....


60 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hold the Academy director accountable and fire Wolfe for the horrible job he has done. Accountability would be a great start. Then get rid of the stupid college requirement.

Anonymous said...

It looks like Mr Eden will be signing a big check upon his first few months. Another murder victim of APD, no finger prints on the gun but supposedly he gained control of Hilgers weapon? And CJ Brown with is comment of..."the fear of god". What a fucken joke! You muthafuckers are god-less, and don't believe in God! If you did, you would actually be doing the right thing versus the wrong thing. As we all know, the "right" thing is always the hardest thing to do, especially in difficult times.

Anonymous said...

This is gonna be rich. Ok Gordy, since recruiting and retention is priority #1, what are going to do with Wolf? Are you gonna back those statements up with action or just talk. Wolf and his sex affair, his lying to staff and cadets, let's put up or shut up. Any real administrator would kick this perv to the curb. Let's see it.

An Ex-police chief said...

These people are pathetic. That photo of those clowns stuck together like dogs in heat is disgusting. It is amazing how some people will grovel, lick boots, kiss ass, sell out, prostitute themselves, bend over, and do anything else to have a position that everyone knows they did the aforementioned to get. Barbara Eden, photo op boy rosebud, that midget frog looking stairwell dwelling garcia, mac the sis paige, wannabe thug boy joe pesci perry, and JR Woodhead Smallfruit Berry....

It is no coincidence that the new chief looks like aqua man and flash gordon, because he will have to swim efficiently through the cesspool called APD and COA with lightening speed to avoid the turds and keep from getting shit on himself.

Someone should brief this guy on reality. APD is in severe disrepair, and it will take not 100 days, but a decade to repair. This man wants to come in here as mister positive bullshitter, when he should be coming in here as mister reality and call it like it is. If he came in and admitted it was broken, people would have more respect for him, but the fact that he came in here mitigating this mess from the start gave him no credibility and showed the side he is on.

This is going to be interesting.

Anonymous said...

This is from the transcript of the interview of APD Officer Leah Kelly, the day after her shooting of Chandler Barr. She is being interviewed by APD Detectives Andrea Ortiz and David Primason in follow up to the shooting:

DET. PRIMASON: I do. You know, I do have one quick question. Reference to the knife and the Taser and the gun thing, when he was ten to 15 away before you shot, do you feel if you do not shoot, then he was coming at you, then not following commands, if he continued towards you and you did not shoot, would he attack and stab you if he did approach you?

OFC. KELLY: I believe so. I believe that he absolutely would've used his knife on me, stabbing me, either killing me or seriously injuring me. And, you know, I also had my weapon out, so there's the possibility of, you know, if that happened, him getting my weapon, hurting Officer Jara, hurting somebody else. And I 100 percent feel he had continued forward, I would have been stabbed, if not killed.

DET. PRIMASON: Okay.

Anybody see any issues with this?

Anonymous said...

Besides the obvious, Primason needs to learn how to ask questions. I had read the question four times due to lack of quality.

Anonymous said...

SSDD....blah blah. Eden is schooling rj on how to suck up to DOJ. I am void of the possibility of hope and there is no way things at APD will improve.Face it, if rj really truly wanted to fix things at APD he would have brought in someone from the outside. Eden, or the. "Ken doll ", comes complete with his own baggage, and more connections than a laptop. Rj does everything to benefit himself not the officers of APD or the citizen's of Albuquerque.

Anonymous said...

Could they spoon feed Kelly any possibly more. Is this how all suspects are treated during a criminal investigation? Wow..just wow.

Regarding Eden...um Banks announced he was leaving because he didn't know if he was going to get the job. Eden then says he submitted his application this past Monday after Bank's announcement....seriously, Mr. Eden, we're going to start off by lying? Please don't tell us you had not talked about this at all. You might have formerly put your application in on Monday but let's be real, this was a predetermined outcome....

Anonymous said...

Primason...lol.....toolbag.

I love that pic. That is one of the funniest things yet EYE and without the usual bullshit markups.

Miller, Page, Garcia all standing in the shadows but doing whatever they can for a glimpse of light. Have some dignity for crissakes. And what the hell went on between Garcia and Berry?? Mad dog right there...

Anonymous said...

If berry thinks he is going to "connect" his ass out of what the DOJ has is store, he is more of an idiot than I thought. The DOJ isn't something you try to manipulate yourself out of after the fact. They will see it for what it is and wreck the place.

If every day citizens and employees see the blatant corruption, do these fools think for a minute that the DOJ has missed a trick.

Anonymous said...

Eden=damage control. A few months ago he did not return call asking for his attention to APD corrupt handling of a murder; exactly a year ago Gov Martinez'S office showed no interest in APDcorruption; three years ago US Attorney Ken Martinez (now federal judge) had no interest in APD corruption, but sure was interested in what was the name of that officer that answered " You know more than you think you do" when asked" Is this some kind of cop/gang shit ? " at a compromised murder scene.
Scheize !!!!- the Nazis ARE here.

Anonymous said...

Shuffling the same deck of cards- Eden was USMarshall, Head of US Marshalls CAndelaria was APD for years. What DOJ investigation ?
Smoke and mirrors......

Anonymous said...

Fact: Eden and Schultz are BFF!

Anonymous said...

Don't understand why everyone keeps crying. Who are the dumb asses that voted Berry back in? He must be great at kissing ass and fooling everyone, he is our mayor again. He did not get my !vote

Anonymous said...

Well, so. As soon as the guy calls APD a good entity you know where you're at, don't you? I spoke with an EMT in Albuquerque not long ago, a real, honest, decent person, out doing good and helping their fellow man. It was great to hear them say what I already know.."Fuck! Those cops are such criminals! I have seen so many people who've been in accidents who I've told cops 'This guy is sober! You can't give him a DWI!' and they do anyway! Those guys are just completely corrupt! It's just this: If you have to get out of your car, you're going to jail. They don't care if you're guilty of anything or not, you're going!" You know, APD, there's getting to be a LOT of us hanging around getting your pictures. 36 separate traffic violations in just over three miles of city driving? What do you think is going to happen when your video is taken to every court appearance you try to stand up and testify at? We're tired, and you're obvious. Bad combo for you, crooked, slow-witted bully cops. As for you Berry, what would happen if just under three-hundred of us worked out a schedule and we started following you around everywhere it was legal to follow you? It doesn't cost us much in terms of money or time or....but you....we'll just keep busting you for every misstep, right out loud....You of course won't mind a bit excusing everything you do wrong, but you're not going to be tolerated holding yourself above the law for long. Perry, you're on a short list as well.

Anonymous said...

Well, Darren White has used his influence to pick APD's Chief once again. Talk about a waste of money, 30k to do a search that someone was already selected for. That sure is not good use of taxpayer money.

What does Eden know about IA, he's never been a police supervisor, much less a commander.


Really, what does he even know about running a 800 person police dept. He's never even run a squad taking calls for service.

Darren sure pulled another fast one on the citizens of ABQ.

Berry, how did Darren's last choice for chief work out for you? Don't you ever learn.

Darren himself was never a real cop. A patrolman/sgt that played music. Then sheriff, not even in the same league as running a big dept and taking thousands of calls for service. If you don't believe me, look at the CLOWN running BCSO now. That place would have imploded if his staff let him do what he wanted, that guy's a total idiot! Sort of like Darren and SAL were.


I guess we will get more of the same.

Anonymous said...

When was White at Palace with his pet snake?

Anonymous said...

Eden is nothing more than an empty suit. He has "Admin " seeping out his pores..not a cop that's for sure. BTW Berry didn't pick this guy...the puppeteers pulling rj'S strings picked him. Schultz and the republican conglomerate that runs New Mexico picked him. Another Nazi tactic by the inner circle of witches and warlocks.

Anonymous said...

Primary selection committee of Bargiola and Huertaz, followed by a review committed of Perry and McCorkle. Gee and they pick their golden republican boy whose wife gave money to Berry. Hahahahahahahahahahahaha sooooo funny. Totally legit! And our MSM takes it spoon fed just like Kelly did in the Barr shooting criminal investigation.

Anonymous said...

Well on a complete side note; cant wait for COPS to start filming again and showing the world what a strange, crime ridden city this place is. It seems that most administrators dont get it and neigther the public. This will be a great eye opener on what really happenes on the streets.

Anonymous said...

So Baregiolla had his hands in the selection of the chief. White's old under sheriff. Well that says it all! What does that dumb ass know about being a cop, he never went through the police academy. he came on through the reserves.

I agree with the above post! Heck, if the village idiot can be sheriff, anyone can. The guy can barely speak and pronounce words. I too was told by some deputies that his DC's run every thing or else that place would be much worse than APD, if he and his little troll made the decisions.


Berry will never learn, what will the department look like 4 years from now.

Anonymous said...

" If you don't believe me, look at the CLOWN running BCSO now. That place would have imploded if his staff let him do what he wanted, that guy's a total idiot! Sort of like Darren and SAL were"

You guys are too freakin funny. Give the guy a chance. Gil Gallegos, Polisar and other chiefs were all the same. They came up the ranks not managing 800 cops and were Chiefs of Police.

Give the guy a chance and see what he does. As far as BCSO is concerned calling Houston a clown is too funny being that BCSO has better equiptment and is well respected in the community. Its all those you surround yourself with. BCSO has the best equipped and paid dept in the state and better commanders too.

Like I said give Eden a chance to make things right you goonish fools

Anonymous said...

COPS coming to BCSO??? The county commission has asked Houston to reconsider. It's an election year, that brain trust is doing everything he can just to make headlines to be re-elected. It's too bad everything he does turns to shit. How dumb can he get? From everything we have seen, he's a pretty stupid guy.


Even RJ is smart enough to not let the officers be filmed. Shouldn't the new chief be making that decision? Oh, I forgot, RJ and Perry are running the PD

Anonymous said...

We do have some very good commanders, but some bad as well. Katz, womanizer, OT hound, Baird, lazy, stuck up and M.Gonzales, womanizer, 10-40, selfish,just to name a few bad ones.

Anonymous said...

Wow talk about leading a witness. Geeeeeeez detective needs more training. My six year old son asks better questions.

Anonymous said...

Q: isn't it true that in order to justify your use of deadly force you had a reasonable fear of great bodily harm or death because this guy was holding what appeared to be a knife and you know from your training and experience that people armed with knives and closer that 21' present a deadly threat and that you saw his actions as threatening?

A: Yes

Presto, justified shooting.

Anonymous said...

When I see this blog, I believe some good things could come from it, however it is disgraceful the way were constantly insulting each other. If we can not be united on anything how do any of you expect anything to ever change.

Anonymous said...

Post 12:31 The ass kisser defending Eden. You must be one that has his head where the sun don't shine. Maybe BCSO since you are defending Houston. riddle me this, why is there not one deputy supporting Houston on his Facebook Page and Scott Baird has lots of deputies supporting him on his FB page. I just checked. Houston has bad morale issues.

Also, why is Houston using Facebook for campaigning in uniform. Doesn't BCSO have a social media policy against it. If a deputy came out in uniform he would be punished. Double standard here. read your policy that your boss is violating.

Anonymous said...

Community Engagement? Karen Fischer to the rescue. That was her job. She built community partnerships, then turned that APD Unit into her own company,ARAPA, and got her own police unit free of charge, Organized Crime Unit. That unit got team of the year to prove how good she was.
Now we need to get back "what we lost". How convient. Ray needs to pay off his divorce and the number two priority puts his girlfriend in line for a big contract.

Anonymous said...

@723 we are united. We are unified in our absolute disgust at anyone who thinks the last few years are a ok.

Anonymous said...

Noticeably absent from the media photos: Kathy Levy and TJ Wilham.
Could it be, could it be, are RJ and Perry distancing themselves?
"We were mislead by our previous administration. We trusted those we trusted to uphold the law. We have only know learned of the actions of Schultz, Levy, Banks, and Wilham and we thank the Dept of Justice for brining this to light. Together we are going to get to the bottom of this and clean up the mess they created. I'm RJ Berry and I'm running for Congress"
Sure the words might change slightly but I'll bet a whole bottle of Scotch this is the next spin we will be hearing.

Anonymous said...

These people will eat their young and sell their mothers to maintain power. Because the local media all but give cover to them and only scrutinize the front line officers don't expect much change unless they see scrutinized. Perry has already thrown Schultz under the bus, watch Berry distance from Perry once it's clear his drunk loud mouthed jelly backbone filled blowhard is a liability.... And Gordon, your career of privilege is over. You just tarnished your resume with these liars...

Anonymous said...

Fuck Eden and fuck the slimy sekf serving scum bags that picked him to look out for their self serving interests. You want to see unity. Watch the "goonish fools" continue to shine the light and keep the pressure on these shitbags until they realize the stress and exposure is not worth it anymore. When the DOJ beatdown is unleashed, you will see this arrogant behavior go limp like their soft weak pathetic sissy bodies. The goons here are the city admin. lying thug cowards. Get it strait, son.

Anonymous said...

Ha ha ha. Berry and the city attorneys are shitting themselves over COPS coming, because it will expose more of the truth about how bad it is with APD in reference to the conditions. They are in panic mode. Total panic mode. They get that way when threatened with the truth.

Anonymous said...

APD's social media policy is very clear, if we violate it, we can be fired. Officers have been fired or given heavy discipline over posting job related stuff or uniform pictures on FB. If S.O. has a policy and its like ours, that would be a serious violation.

Figures, that the head of the S.O's organization would be saying "Do as I say, not as I do!" That's so typical of todays leaders.

Anonymous said...

I agree. Gordon is fucked. He just bought some of this real estate. Good luck Gordon, nobody connected to this regime is coming out of this respected. Nobody.

Anonymous said...

Thank you eye for keeping a watchful eye on NM Law Enforcement, APD/BCSO. left unchecked, these departments would do what they want.

Anonymous said...

For those of you with half a brain: NEWS FLASH-a sitting Sheriff can campaign in Uniform as the Hatch Act was challenged and the law was changed. It is lawful, numb nuts, it is not permitted by anyone else except an elected Sheriff's. So for the rest of you in uniform, you are bound by policy so it is not a double standard so quit talking out of your ass.

Anonymous said...

Gee 2:38 why so angry.

Anonymous said...

Who cares about crazy Dan it's off subject. Fact is Berry chose an insider like Eden because if Eden's loyalties to the Republicans. Plz somebody dispute that. Eden will hammer rank and file unlike ever before and will do scotch'du Rob's bidding. Watch just watch. Meet the new boss WORSE than the old boss. They obviously were terrified at having an outsider come in and look at their mess...

Anonymous said...

State house passes "Omaree's Law" bill, how useless and a great way for Berry to take everyone's eye off the ball. The cops are to blame, there were procedures in place to prevent this type of thing from happening, they just didn't bother to follow them and its soooo shameful. Need to gut APD and get some REAL officers in there.

Anonymous said...

2:38,
Fuck you asshole. Just because its allowed doesn't make it alright or ethical. The rule was obviously put in place by incumbents to benefit incumbents. NM politics as usual. Abuse of power. You dickhead.

Anonymous said...

I agree, forget about that crazy old guy Houston, he's not our problem! he's BCSO's nut job, not ours! Hold comments until the eye makes a post on him to comment on that topic.

We have our own mess to deal with and it's about to get worse. RJ and crew are going to drive APD into the ground over the next 4 years!

Anonymous said...

Omaree's Law is nothing but a dog and pony show for the masses. = vote buying down the road...
This is what needs to be done..
1. Identify and hold accountable to the full extent of the law those responsible.
2. Enforce the laws on the books or do away with them before giving more powers that won't be enforced.
3. After 1 & 2 are done all others in power resign in disgrace.

FSB SGT said...

One of the first things Eden is going to do is get rid if all the paperwork I have to do? Let's see under my last lieutenant all I had to do was 42s, time sheets, and a green sheet or two for a knucklehead who can't driver. Under my LT now um that and some tac-plans. Yeah for real I'm stuck in my office. Not. Is this a JOKE?!?!

Anonymous said...

APD fires real officers.

Anonymous said...

Looks like GE is going into energy saving mode already over the latest lawsuit payout.... Lets see, could this be a violation of S.O.P.s placing the department in disrepute???

http://krqe.com/2014/02/18/lawsuit-leads-to-city-payout-for-unm-football-player/

Anonymous said...

Gordon, turn in your resignation. Turns out the Mayor and the City Attorney don't need you to run the department. THEY HAVE IT ALL UNDER CONTROL!!!!!!

http://www.abqjournal.com/355377/news/duke-city-mayor-issues-warning-to-cops-show.html

Anonymous said...

As a 34, I'm glad COPS is coming back. Good for Dan!

Anonymous said...

Looks like Berry (the dictator)and Tourek are spinning out of control with regard to COPS coming to Bernalillo. Who do these people think they are?? It is lawful to film public servants performing their duties, Tourek needs to go back to law school.

Anonymous said...

Tourek needs to go back to flipping burgers, out of state...

(Anyone notice he is camera shy? He hasn't been sitting at the table the last 2 CC meetings next to Perryhead.)

So much for GE, that didn't even last a week....fucking JOKE!!!!!

Anonymous said...

COPs is great! Good for Houston showing his deputies he supports them, he does not give a rip what the Commissioners say, he is the Sheriff and there is not sqwat they can do about it, and by the way, he will be reelected by a landslide! Any fool that runs against him will be pissen in the wind so break out your raincoats and galoshes boys and girls.

Anonymous said...

Looks like GE has a bigger problem on his hands then he thought. Hey Gordy, sorry to break this too you but the system doesn't have "cracks" it is shattered to pieces. Why don't you call it a day, take a back seat, and let the people fix it. You have already proven you are incapable.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXVzxcFgZjg

Anonymous said...

I realize that COPS is fun but don't we all watch it and criticize, joke, and make fun of every mistake that is made. Do we really want to be part of that?

Anonymous said...

To the above post, if you don't know how to do your job then stay the fuck away from the cameras dumb ass! Let the rest of the deputies do their job. We want to see SHIT go down, and we are proud of the work our police officers do. If you are afraid to be open and honest, then go stand with APD.

Anonymous said...

Gordon is not eligible to do the two week recert, hasn't he been out of uniform for over 20 years? He will have to go through a full blown academy and I don't think he can make it. I hope they don't try to pull some kind of scrap to claim he is a certified officer.

Anonymous said...

In that photo, behind Perry there is a pile of shit. I think Perry thought he was going to fart and had one of those accidents. It looks like he shat something out. It was such a big one that they named it Mike. You can see Perry looking back and smelling it. Nobody knew it though because everyone there smelled like shit too.

field34 said...

Bro, thats one of the funniest posts ever. You got Berry looking back saying "who the fuck ripped that and what are looking Eric, your girl aint here."

Then there's good ole dufus Macario thinking to himself, "this doesn't look like the line for the short bus...maybe i'm in the wrong place. And do they know it was me that ripped one???"

And finally but not least there's Robby Perry looking back to see who grabbed his ass. Who the fuck touched by ass! he's saying. But really, I think what down was they all saw this video and wanted to try to restage it:

Monkey Balls!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFGyq1xcKEU

Eye, you've got to do a picture with fill in the blanks captions of these clowns, too priceless!

Anonymous said...

Macarena doesen't fart. It's not lady like!
He queefs.

Anonymous said...

That question is leading the witness ...objection....she is the one that should be testifying not her attorney ...