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 19, 2014
COPS, Sheriff Houston, Berry, Transparency....Oh My!!!
For those that were around in the 90s, APD used to have regular appearances on the Fox-TV show "Cops." For many of us, it was a source of pride because we got to see how well APD officers stood up against their counterparts in other, but much larger, cities such as Dallas, Phoenix, and Memphis. Not surprisingly, APD officers held their own, were very professional, and were a source of pride for the community and New Mexico. Then of course the politicians got into it and were threatened by the show's, and APD's, popularity and terminated any more episodes showing APD cops at work. The excuse back in 2004 was that it cast Albuquerque in a poor light and threatened the city's economy.
Well, here we are 10 years later and we can see that plan failed because what was a good economy is now in shambles. But in support of his troops, Sheriff Houston has invited the producers of COPS to come back and start filming segments with his deputies. While we know many of our readers have issues with Sheriff Houston, we think a department leader who is willing to let the public see what his deputies do on a regular day-day basis should be applauded. After all, what's the harm in showing the public what public servants are up to?
Well, in the land known as Berryquerque, all that should be right is treated as wrong. While the city's mayor continues to SAY the city of Albuquerque is the most transparent it has ever been, we know their ACTIONS are far from agreement with his statements. In fact, from hiding lapel videos, police reports, financial disclosures, contract agreements, and employee perks, it seems everything and anything touched by Berry/Perry is tainted with fabrication or omission.
And they definitely don't like the idea of outside videographers filming their police force.
Why is that we wonder?
Why would the mayor of the state's largest police force NOT want the country to see his police department in action? After all, now many times has he said he's so gollee gee proud of his officers and his chiefs? One would think that with the new Chief Administrator of the Police Department (let's be real, Mr. Eden hasn't been a cop for quite a long time) this would be a great opportunity to show off how fine the department is operating?
And besides, Albuquerque's reputation as one of the most violent and cruel cities in the country has all but been confirmed since Berry/Perry took over.
Anyways, we digress. Bravo to you Sheriff Houston, we hope you don't yield to the pressure of Berry and his cronies. And we look forward to seeing the hardworking deputies of BCSO on a COPS broadcast soon....
But as a reminder Sheriff, we all know how quick Berry likes to take the stage with you...