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 14, 2014

And Introducing Chief....Eden

****UPDATE: Hello Chief Gordon Eden


Well, after the much promoted and heavily funded "headhunting" search for a new APD police chief the finalists were announced yesterday. They include:

Assistant Chief Thomas Lawrence of the Dallas Police Department
Assistant Chief Craig Goralski of the Houston Metro Police Department
Secretary Gordon Eden of the New Mexico Department of Public Safety

    Lawrence                Goralski                        Eden          

Hmm, so with Chief Lawrence we have:  "He joined the Dallas Police Department on October 12, 1983. He immediately began to distinguish himself through his exemplary performance at the police academy. He graduated number one in fitness, academics, and overall ranking. Upon his graduation, he was assigned to the Southwest Patrol Division where he continued to demonstrate a high level of performance. In 1985 he was selected as the Police Department’s Rookie of the Year. Assistant Chief Lawrence was later promoted to sergeant then lieutenant, but chose to remain in patrol where he felt he could provide the most benefit to street-level officers. As a sergeant, Chief Lawrence was selected as runner-up for the Supervisor of the Year. Chief Lawrence was promoted to deputy chief in October of 2006 and assumed command of the Homeland Security and Special Operations Division. Here he was responsible for multiple units such as SWAT, Traffic, and Love Field Airport Security. In December of 2008, Chief Lawrence was transferred to the Northeast Patrol Division. Under his leadership, the Northeast Patrol Division experienced a 9% crime reduction in 2009. In addition, Chief Lawrence organized the first annual White Rock 5K run to raise money to benefit officers and their families with medical related expenses."  --DallasNews.com

With Chief Goralski, we have: "Goralski was captain of the Special Crimes Division in HPD's Criminal Investigations Command. His tenure at HPD included command level positions in Internal Investigations, Training, Northeast Patrol and Administrative Operations. He earned his bachelor's degree, master's degree and doctorate of jurisprudence from the University of Houston. He's currently enrolled in the Master of Science-Criminal Justice Leadership and Management program at Sam Houston State University."  --RideMetro.org

With Secretary Eden, we have: Eden was a NMSP officer who ultimately led the department's training and recruiting division. Former MVD secretary, former appointed US Marshall for NM, and current secretary of the state's Department of Public Safety

Well, out of a candidate pool of about 45 applicants, we end up with only three competitive candidates: 2 bona fide police officers and an administrator who for the last twenty years has been a political Republican operative. Hiring this headhunting firm was not money well spent.

We're not gonna taint the selection process because we're sure Berry and Perry have done a very fair job in interviewing the candidates. Given their history of backing such disgraceful characters such as Banks and Schultz, we wouldn't want to speculate who is going to be chosen. Not that politics and cryonyism have any place in, ahem, Albuquerque city government. Or competency or skill for that matter.....but we're sure we'll be singing "Won't Get Fooled Again" by The Who very soon.....

Whomever is selected will have to have the very same political bend as Perry/Berry and will be taking over a department in total failure. Best of luck.

72 comments:

Anonymous said...

Guess Darren didnt want the Corrections job, guess he wanted his old job back. Wonder how much his raise will be. Hows that for transparency?

Anonymous said...

Gordon Eden was a NM State Cop. He will probably be the pick since in 2009, in comments in your very own blog site, it said Berry was looking at him for Chief.

What will be even more interesting, and scary, is who Eden brings with him.

Anonymous said...

The politicians selected Eden, another politician. Another sad day for APD.

Anonymous said...

When one looks at this list, one really has to wonder how Ray Schultz got the job in the first place. He nor Banks couldn't compete with any of these three guys. And now that all of Schutz's little secret trysts at the expense of the public are coming out, the question really is, Will he be doing the perp walk with a pair of bracelets on?

Funny how city public records differ from pubic speaking engagements at conventions isn't Ray.... Let's see if you get tagged with the same offense Joey Sigala just plead No Contest too....except this time it's well over $1000 and on numerous occasions.......

Anonymous said...

APD got their very own Uncle Dan!

Anonymous said...

Watch this, it's called the Susana Shuffle:

Eden to APD
Mercantel to DPS
White to DOC

Any takers????

Anonymous said...

Both Texans are insanely more qualified than Eden, like you said, see who gets the job?? If you're going outside the Dept the Chief sure as hell should be the best qualified candidate. Oh yeah, this is Neuva Mexico.
Nothing surprises me anymore in this State. Maybe Darren can change his name, get his picket fence fixed and grow a mullet again. I want you to meet the new DPS director, Billy Ray Force, (from his band days for you old guys).

Anonymous said...

Is this place New Mexico or Mexico.

Anonymous said...

Wow is all I can say.... SMH

Anonymous said...

There's sum Voodoo shit goin on up in here. Couple ya'll sum clairvoyant mother fu.....Why dont u pick my lottery numbers.

Anonymous said...

I think he may have been a state police officer and US Marshall

Anonymous said...

Sorry Eye you have the info wrong, Eden was a State Police Officer. Post his resume....Ray Ray probably couldn't even spell half of what's on it.

Anonymous said...

Was the decision made before or after RJ announced the position came with a giant raise? How much of a pay raise is he getting for leaving the State? Will this give him a nice new top 3 for PERA? How much leave will he cash out from the State? As a new City employee will he only get the 2 weeks leave the rest of us get?
Will he move to Albuquerque or will the 5th floor now officially be only people who don't live here?!

Anonymous said...

Hey KRQE how did Eden serve as US Marshall for New Mexico up until 2011 when Conrad Candelaria got that job in 2010? Did our new Chief already lie on his application or is the media upselling again?

Anonymous said...

Selecting a republican political operative like Gordon Eden as APD Chief has Darren White and Jay McClusky written all over it. Berry and Susana are nothing more than figure heads. Jay McClusky is both de facto Mayor and Governor with Rob Perry and Darren White acting like his little hatchet men.

Anonymous said...

Whoever Stealth is has to do his homework before posting on the site, only to confirm how stupid he/she really is about the facts surrounding Gorden Eden,
Gorden was a NMSP officer who has been to court and was the US Marshall for NM. For those of us who remember, Galvin was from Ohio and we know how well that worked out. Gorden is good middle ground.
I do agree with Stealth on one issue. Spending $30,000 was a smoke screen of BS.

Stealth said...

We've corrected the info regarding Eden's history with NMSP. Perhaps those so quick to point out the error will step up and assert when Eden was with NMSP.

Anonymous said...

Of course Eden got the nod. Could you imagine the "Cowardly Lion" trying to tell a real Texan cop what to do.
Tis another sad day for ABQ.

Anonymous said...

Proctor will u please take ur assburn somewhere else send shut the fuck up.

Anonymous said...

Proctor will u please take ur assburn somewhere else send shut the fuck up.

Anonymous said...

Hey Stealth, this is your time to shine. Do some of the detective stuff you should have done in the first place.

Anonymous said...

Should be interesting now that White's back in play, look out Uncle Dan, the white is back.....

Anonymous said...

Really people, that position had Gordon Eden written all over it. Those poor Ret APD folks never had a chance!

Anonymous said...

Well I am sure the DoJ, LULAC and NAACP will question this choice. Eden is much lighter than Banks. But they are both blue. I firmly expect race to become an issue.

Remember Jesus and Santa were white too.

Anonymous said...

Don't forget the women's groups, once again APD has left qualified women out.

I guess in Berry world a woman can't do this job. Nature at Play huh RG.

Nice job Berry, you won't get this woman's vote again.

Anonymous said...

I dont know much about Eden other then the US Marshalls that worked with him liked him as their commanding officer

Give the guy a chance. Mayor Perry and CAO RJ may actually allow him to do his job.

I hope and pray he does what he is supposed to do and gets this dept and community back on the right track where it belongs.

Anonymous said...

He started with NMSP in 1975. Something which the idiot up above failed to say while bitching about the Eye

Anonymous said...

McCleskey got his man, status quo preserved, skeletons will remain in the closet.
So now we will have Nature at Play, in the Gordon of Eden......

Anonymous said...

Thank God! Roy "The Boy" Melnick" was flushed! This over educated piece f shit carpet bagger just spent over 20,000 on a course at Harvard! In the last few years he has applied for over ten Chiefs positions. One would hope the good people of Los Lunas will elect a new Mayor and send the Wannabe Melnick packing! The Los Lunas Fire Department could use a new Chief too! Hear that Lito? No we don't want your lazy ass son! 35 years is enough, LEAVE!

Anonymous said...

To the complete liar up above about giving Eden a break...this whole show was orchestrated. If not, why was Marcantel telling people back in December he would be leaving DOC in February? Why was White rubbing elbows with Martinez inner circle people at the bars in SF? Why is Marcantel already setting up shop at DPS? Negative on giving Eden a break, he is a hack just like the Eye said. You watch and if you need more evidence look at the caliber of the DCOPs at today's press conference. Good lord we are in hell.

Anonymous said...

When is someone going to wipe up the floor with that smug fucker Miller. What was waste if a human being that jackass is. I can't believe they had him on camera. But then again, he is high up the food chain at the ass licking trough.

Anonymous said...

Wow did ya see all the people of rank trying to get as close as they could to Chief Eden today. Geez it was disgusting. They were pushing and shoving to get to the front of the ass kissing line. Chief Eden needs to start with a clean slate. Start with all the DC's, and work his way down. And there is NOT one woman qualified to be promoted. He'll there aren't that many men either, let's just hope things are better then what we have had to deal with for so long. Calloway put in for Chief geeeeeeeeeeez. Talk about nature at play. ICK.....

Anonymous said...

Miller is probably saying Ha Ha to the shmuch that rubbed his face in green jello back in high school. And will somebody give Garcia a fkn step stool at press conferences please?!?!?!??

Anonymous said...

are people not paying attention christie up in new jersey. jay n susana new mexico

Anonymous said...

Whoa whoa whoa, stop the presses. "Chaos and crisis," really Shawn. What the fuck. Your homies Ray and Allen were just last week great chiefs. Now you admit the department is in chaos? What the fuck?

Anonymous said...

Ellos ocupan la frase: Bueno por conocido que malo por conocer, obviamente bueno para sus intereses y no bueno para los intereses de la sociedad.

Anonymous said...

Perry goes from $147,000 salary to a $180,000 salary. Eden goes from $118,00 state job to $160,000 city job that had paid $130,000. Berry increases department head salaries by 10% to 20%. Yet Berry and Perry want rank and file city employees to be satisfied with 1% to 3% pay increases. The only thing Berry and his people are interested is lining their own pockets with outrageous salaries and pensions for unqualified political hacks.

Anonymous said...

@ February 14, 2014 at 10:50:00 AM MST
Mexico, the country, under Nieto, has way less corruption than we do. And the people don't kick their children to death there and molest 4-month old babies. There aren't police shootouts in the street like there is here. We have them on a weekly basis because the criminals are so emboldened by the disheveled police department. The Mexicans love their children and they care about each other and their community. It's hell here in Albuquerque, figuratively and literally, and it’s only going to get worse with a 50% drop out rate and a school system rated at the very bottom, 50 out of 50 states. Thanks to the Eye for exposing the truth about what's really happening here.

Anonymous said...

FACE IT THE MAYOR HAS IT IN FOR US AT APD. HE WANTS TO BUST OUR UNION AND HE BRINGS IN AN OURSIDER. GOOD LUCK MR EDENS THE LAST OURSIDER HAD A HAND FULL TRYING TO CHANGING US

Anonymous said...

"gordon of eden"........ Lmmfao.
Now we'll have nature at play in the gordon of eden.
This is fucking hilarious. You can't make this shit up.
This search was a sham. They knew they were going to pick someone from NM. These cowards just can't relinquish control. They HAVE to have someone in that position who is still a political insider with whom they can still control NOW... Is it still a mystery that Susana Martinez is behind some of the shit going on here?
I am willing to bet she has her hand in most of the filthy things going on in the COA and APD. As a matter of fact, it's evident now.
Hey Susana, you are not immune to the DOJ investigation if it leads to YOU.

Political analyst said...

And the beat goes on.
They will play the image game, making it look like this new guy is cleaning the place up by "allowing" him to attack benign issues that have no link back to the real issues; the mayor, the administration, and eventually the governor's office. It will be the same old smoke and mirrors shock and awe bullshit beginning with the hollow winning of the hearts and minds of the troops bullshit that everyone will fall for while the same shit continues on behind the scenes.

Anonymous said...

Well Darren White and company are back in control of APD. Should be interesting to see how the idiot across the hall reacts?????

APD will get more of the same, nothing will change it will only get worse.

Anonymous said...

However you dress it up or spin it, you have to admit Banks had no business EVER wearing stars nevermind being a contender for the position. so promoted past his skill level it's hysterical. Banks should be better off asking, "do you want fries with that?"

Anonymous said...

so will Eden Gordan get his uniform at Nate Korn's Kaufman's West?

Anonymous said...

Next thing you know White will take control of the SO from that moron who can't control his mouth, temper or bias.

Then White will have total control of all LE, state, local and county. geezzzzzz What's NM LE coming too.....

Anonymous said...

The SO is way better off than APD, are you kidding me, the brainless trust above has no clue. Darren White is a has been, demoted to the bottom of Republican ocean expanse, he is a bottom feeder. Look towards one of Chuck's boys to get the DOC after Gregg goes to DPS. It is the Susana shuffle, and who the hell needs more Texans in New Mexico anyway? "Gordo" was the best of the 44, come on, really? Medina, Conrad, Banez, Castro, shall I go on? R.Paiz or Larry Sonntag would have been the only two acceptable from within APD, neither of whom put in for it knowing the abyss of shit the PD is in!

Anonymous said...

Bring in the Mexican Federales.

FSB SGT said...

Here's a question Gordon, with all the opportunities that have been given to you, how would you feel about being inferior to Darren White as the Public Safety Director? How would you have handled White's gross misconduct at the accident scene involving his wife? You know the same scene where he called the original 911 caller and "checked" on them and their conversations with the media? How would you handle this Gordon?

And to the blowhard up above defending Gordon, since you seem to know him so well, what would he have done? Let's not speculate. Let's just assume there was misconduct on behalf of a city leader and Gordon is aware of it, what does this new chief do???

Anonymous said...

To that guy above who wants to be Eden's keeper. I think it's 12:54. It sounds like you are Eden's cabin boy.
Well, lets get it strait right now. You better get some harder bark on your tree, because your boy is going to have to contend with this site like every other public figure. So if you are getting 3rd person butthurt already, you are in real trouble boy. I will tell you this, it doesn't matter what the guy was. Show me a street cop with 10 to 15 years on the street in the roughest part of town who didn't hide from the street with some inside job or someone hogging up every training opportunity that came down the pike in order to get out of doing the job or someone who paid for their own education. Show me someone who doesn't kiss the political ring, or who has gotten everything on their own accord or merit. Show me someone both mentally and physically strong, instead of these baby buttery soft handed, soft ass police executive types who demand respect rather than earn it, and I will then be impressed. Now I'm not accusing your boy of being these things. Time will tell on that. But I am willing to say the Eye will surely be there to watch and report. And a lot of people are grateful for this.

Anonymous said...

Hey Jay and Darren...quite the bromance you two have going on. But really the bother night when you were drinking it up at the Palace in Santa Fe, telling everybody that you got Gordon in to clean up Schultz's mess was a little pompous. I mean cmon fellas, really??

Anonymous said...

Darren is the one who put Schultz in there in the first place. He convinced Berry to keep Schultz to make his new job of City Public safety easy! Talk about imploding.

Now he gives the APD/ Berry and Perry, Gordon????????

Anonymous said...

I would say there is a huge difference between managing hundreds of first responders and managing a few handfuls of US Marshals! Apples and oranges folks! Your telling me no one was qualified from APD, past or present.

Just saying, this screams politics! In 3.5 years Berry will be gone and the citizens will be left to pick up the pieces.

What was APD like before Berry/Perry took control. 1100 strong, no major issues. Now look at the APD after 4.5 years of their administration, 800 strong with major issues. Something is way wrong here people.

Berry/Perry could not select a good chief if the tried. It should be up to the ABQ City Counsel to pick a good chief.

Anonymous said...

Everything that Eden has done has been politically appointed. What has the man done on his own without the use of politics?

Just a NMSP patrolman, not even a Sgt. That's it, everything else has been given to him. he's earned nothing on his own.

This is APD's new Chief!

Anonymous said...

WTF is this crap about this ass polyp White? Now this dickhead is some Doctor fucking Evil?
This guy is nothing but the white dot on the top of chicken shit. gutless little MMA groupie.

Anonymous said...

Oh yea, and Darren won't have control if his bowels when the shit hits the fan with the feds.

Anonymous said...

He stated that he does not think the morale is low? WTF

Anonymous said...

First press conference Eden did he said "I was approached to put in for this job" there's your proof the system was rigged at the cost of 30k of taxpayer money.
Thanks KRQE for airing it then removing it.
DOJ who is this out of state firm and what political connections were used to dole out this contract. This contract that was based on false advertising and a dog and pony show.
Looks like someone stole the pony and replaced it with a donkey. The only question left is who is stuck on stage with it next.

Anonymous said...

What fucking planet are you living on? Mexico is one of the most violent countries in the world with drug cartels running rampant and corruption is institutionalized! Juarez is one of the most dangerous cities in the world and has one of the highest murder rates on this continent. Tell me some more fairy tales about this wonderful country you say is so much better than here.

Children, including babies are routinely molested, abused and exploited in Mexico because scum know boundaries and when you can buy kids from dirt poor parents for a few bucks, abuse abounds.

If you truly believe Mexico is so much better than the USA, go live there. Abq and NM have issues but to say that dirty, stinking, totally corrupt 3rd world country is a shining example to be emulated is a crock of shit!!!

Anonymous said...

The headhunter reached out to comment leaders and individual citizens, accepted a report compiled by them, calling it exceptional and the city council accepted it as something the headhunter should use as their guide. Looks like the powers in Santa Fe overruled all of it.... Is this what ABQ needs, outside overseers???

Anonymous said...

Whoever stated the morale us not low is a LIAR.
You got that, LIAR?
I will walk up to you and call you a LIAR to your fat lying face.
I have spoken to A LOT of officers over the last year.
They all state that there is no morale at all. They state that because of the manpower crisis, NOBODY is allowed to take off unless it is a family emergency.
This is why there is a social media policy. It. Keeps officers from speaking out publicly about the truth.
The officers say that the brass is looking to hang any cops they can find to take the heat off of the department. They say "you can't be a cop today".
They say they have no respect for the brass.
They say APD needs to be gutted from the rank of commander on up. They say the mayor and CAO are corrupt. Not one cop has complained about dealing with the public or the citizens. Their stress does not come from the streets. It comes from a mayor and police chief who run a police department like a dictatorship. The officers actually hope the Department of Justice smashes the mayor and PD into rubble. That is what the officers think.

Anonymous said...

They can state whatever they want. Everything they say or are about to say is already known to be confirmed lies. Lies, lies and more lies. It's all they know. Lie then make the lie better with more lies. When you get caught? Lie some more.

Citizen Vigilante said...

These filth make me sick. There is always a scheme with them. They spend taxpayer money like it's a joke to fund their enterprise of enrichment. There is no doubt in my mind the mayor, and people like McCleskey, McCorkle, and the rest of the micks trying to emulate Boss Tweed and their Tammany Hall Society approached Eden and knew their pick before hiring the firm. All of the other candidates should know they wasted their time at the hands of these selfish scheming liars. This is just the reason they can't get cops to come here. Nobody is going to risk their integrity and life at the hands of the likes of these creeps. Who wants to work for corrupt criminals who lie, cheat steal, fill their own pockets and insult and attack everyone around them who so much as questions these scum. Do these scum forget that they work for the citizens?

Anonymous said...

10:32,
Give it time Mijo.

Anonymous said...

Unless you were talking about Murry Conrad, none of the above are acceptable.

Anonymous said...

Murray Conrad "let me let your drunk ass go because you work for the AFD, City" Conrad? This is the kind of special and selective treatment the community is sick of. Let my drunk ass go next time then, no you won't cover for us regular folk huh? Either enforce the law or don't but don't act unethically when your job is to enforce the law. He was a Commander when this happened, not a good example for the younger guys. Those days are gone folks

Anonymous said...

Oh you must be confused with former Commander Conrad Candlestick and now US Marshall Candelaria...or are we talking about former APD Chief Ray Schultz the absolute KING of tisk tisk let me make this go away....

Anonymous said...

You have your Conrads mixed up and you are the drunk ass from the looks of your post. Idiot.

Anonymous said...

No dumb ass, Murray Conrad, DWI road block, and the other Conrad only fixed the Mayor's wife's ticket. Your IQ is lower than a spermatozoa that is heading the wrong way, up the anus. Not good so check yourself.

Anonymous said...

9:16,
Really,
You have a real mouth on you, scum bag. Your mother is a dumb ass for not getting an abortion. It's funny how nut less sacks like yourself hold grudges because you know the guy would probably smash you like a beer can and you never had the balls to confront the person. Your rant means shit. Conrad would probably shine his boots with your sorry ass then throw you in the rag bin with the rest of the used up shit rags. Must suck going through life a pussy.

Anonymous said...

Geez Conrad. Don't get so angry. The dude has a right to his opinion. Don't drag his mama into it. But if its fair game on this blog. Then all I can say is your mama should have swallowed.

Anonymous said...

That's definitely not Conrad. He would say what he needed to right to your face. I don't think he would give a sniveling keyboard commando the time of day or waste his time responding to such a clown. You have to think, does someone unintelligently crying about something that makes no sense really matter at all? Go find the guy and say it to his face. Anything else is just being a coward. Coward.

Anonymous said...

Here we go again - the cream of APD reaching the pathetic upper limits of their IQ's, ranting about each others' mother (like middle school punks), psyco level concerned with "who has the balls to go face-to-face" over meaningless crap, who qualifies to be a "pussy" and why, getting down on their knees to count sperm cells swimming up someone's shit pipe, totally brainwashed with the mental delusion categorized as "I'm a legend - just ask me! I'm tough, I'm a person who demands and deserves respect and fear, and most of the time I'm scared shitless and tend to react that way".

I used to wonder why so many people had no respect for you guys, and some actually despised you. But it has become obvious - APD (overall) has EARNED the disrespect and visible anger and dislike for it from the very citizens who pay these "hero douche bags" for their "service". Please note above my caveat "overall". I know that there are many exemplary men and women in APD who should be admired, respected and honored. But there obviously is a significent number of individuals wrongly employed in this organization who qualify as "living proof" that Darwin was right.