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

Mar 24, 2014

Does Silence Equal Consent????


After reviewing the footage of the recent Foothills police involved shooting which lead to the death of Mr. Boyd, the Eye has consulted with a technical expert on the equipment used, specifically the rifle wielded by the helmet camera equipped shooter.

Did anyone notice the level of noise from the flash bang, then the Taser shotgun? How about the bean bag gun at the end? Did you notice the extremely suppressed level of muzzle signature emitted from the AR-15 rifle used by the shooter, compared to the rest of these weapons?

If so, continue reading. 
An AR-15 is extremely loud, and would have been obnoxious had it been fired close to the camera that was filming it, but this one wasn't. Being close to the recording equipment, the AR should have been louder than the shotgun, but less louder than the flash bang grenade. This one sounded like a .22. Why you ask?
Because, if you look closely at the stills in the provided photos, you will see that attached to the end of the muzzle of this officer's weapon is a long fat cylindrical item. That folks, is a sound suppressor aka silencer. Why do you ask would an officer need a suppressed rifle for a situation like this? That's what we would like to know too. 
Chief Eden and the rest of the tactical cool guys will say these pieces of equipment are used by swat teams for sound and flash suppression in volatile environments like in the clearing of meth labs and to preserve hearing in close quarter situations indoors. They can say that, but how many documented cases do we have nationwide of civilians being shot with suppressed weapons, the same weapons that SEAL and SF teams use in warfare. This was not a meth lab situation, and the incident occurred outdoors, so why the silencer? Is this an approved piece of equipment? Was it personally owned? If not, when did the city issue silencers? Is this equipment on the officers range weapon's card? Is this why there was a discrepancy and some confusion on how many shots were fired? Is this why Eden looked so scared?

For our doubters out there, we were advised that this was an Advanced Armament model M4-2000. It is a quick detach suppressor that mounts over the flash hider with a ratchet mechanism to lock it in place. This means that it is easily removed in a few seconds, so the excuse of it being permanent, or labor involving to remove is out the window. Also, something like this makes your rifle front heavy and increases it's length, which is not conducive to operating in rocky vertical terrain. See the provided photos for comparison. 
After comparing, if you still have any doubt, this rifle was also equipped with an Aimpoint Micro T1 red dot sight mounted on a riser to co-witness with the Troy back up flip sights, and Aimpoint 3x magnifier, and a Badger Tac Latch charging handle. Thems some good Eyes!

Some serious questions and soul searching needs to be done into the culture and militaristic mentality of APD. This has to be a first. An Albuquerque citizen shot by police armed with a suppressed automatic weapon.


78 comments:

Anonymous said...

A NMSP Officer lost his job for shooting at the tires of a fleeing suspect. I sure hope ALL of the involved officers, from top to bottom are FIRED/CHARGED WITH 2ND MURDER! No need for a can, on an M4 in this situation. The only CAN needed was of mace or pepper spray! FUCKEN COWARDS! You think you look cool with a tricked out M4? You think it is right to point and MURDER a crazy homeless man? ALL of you are FUCKEN SCUM, ROT IN HELL!

THE TREMENDOUS REGULATOR said...

We are all getting to see what a true coward Berry is. he is a liar too. No mayor in this world goes on vacation and is unreachable. Does this fool think people are stupid?
Mayors have a city phone, and it would be imperitave that A, he was briefed and without a doubt knew that that video was being released, and B he knew that the chief, Gordon Eden was giving a press release, because no brand spanking new chief in their right mind would go off on their own and give a press release on something this volatile without permission from the mayor and CAO.
This was conspired by Berry's handlers to get him out of town in order to have him play the innocent role while the video was released, then come back as the bullshit voice of reason. He is a hypocrit and a liar.
He vetoed the City Council vote to have the DOJ come in and now he wants the DOJ to look at this!?!?
And how many agencies need to investigate this?
State Police, BCSO, IRO, DA'S office and now Las Cruces!?!?

Berry and Perry should just handcuff each other and walk into the US attorney's office to turn themselves in.

Anonymous said...

Give me a break. I can't believe this site. Or this city for that matter.

Anonymous said...

KOAT aka the Journal affiliate already has the SID RED FILE on Boyd. The fair haired liar SID Sgt. Peck must have been working overtime putting the RED file together for the news Spin on The shooting. The guy was a mental patient, and sometimes a public nuisance. It is hilarious watching these guy's drum up what Boyd did years ago as opposed to what he didn't do last weekend.

Anonymous said...

And why is a ROP Detective working a SWAT callout?

Anonymous said...

Hey everyone small fruit Berry finally came out of hiding and now wants a DoJ investigation into APD.

This would be funny if it wasn't so cowardly.

Why cowardly? This guy vetoed the city council request in August 2011 asking for the DoJ to investigate APD. He said Schultz and APD were fine.

Flash foward to March 2014 and Berry sees his political future burning up in front of him. Now , after a week of saying nothing, Berry comes out and asks the DoJ to investigate APD.

Berry you had your chance to change things in November 2009. You decided to keep Ray Schultz and continue APD's march to Hell. Well it is 2014 and it sure is hot outside. Berry has himself to blame and the citizens need to hold him accountable.

Recall Richard Berry!

Anonymous said...

6:03,
Why don't you take a nice long camping trip in the foothills for us, will ya? If you think any of this us kosher you truly are an asshole. Oh yea, don't forget your two swiss army knives. Pussy!

Anonymous said...

6:03,
Why don't you take a nice long camping trip in the foothills for us, will ya? If you think any of this us kosher you truly are an asshole. Oh yea, don't forget your two swiss army knives. Pussy!

Anonymous said...

And how many agencies need to investigate this?
State Police, BCSO, IRO, DA'S office and now Las Cruces!?!?
I see it this way, Berry has to be able to say, when he runs for governor 2018, that he ordered this big investigation into this shooting. The DA's Office already takes every case to a grand jury. And asking the DOJ to investigate it, I bet they already had it at the top of the pile.
Berry did leave out the Attorney’s General Office, oh wait a minute let’s see. State Police was over seen by Eden and the Chief is appointed by the Governor, BCSO has a republican Sheriff, and Las Cruces is the Governors home town has a prosecutor. So I guess the Attorney General’s Office just has the wrong party affiliation.
So, the purpose of it being investigated by State Police, BCSO, IRO, DA'S, it's a show. So enjoy the show.
By the way I wonder if the BCSO guys will have the COPS camera crew with them.
And don’t forget to vote in November.

Anonymous said...

Believe it ASSHOLE! Fact is stranger than fiction in the land of oz where a shit stain like McCleskey arranges a political makeover like this fir someone like Berry.

Yea, Mister mayor get out of town while we release this video....

Ok, now come back and act like you had no clue there was a shooting, video release, or press release then throw Eden under the bus, climb the white tower and call for a DOJ investigation.

This will fool everyone into thinking you are cleaning things up and that you were really the right choice for mayor.

Hahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!
If these political assholes weren't so predictable with their schemes and plots it would be funny. How pathetic and stupid. Then you have that asshat stewart dyson with your paid propaganda machine channel 7 say the mayor is out and answering questions. Yea right pal. You always go to the journal or 7. You wont go to 13 because they will call you on your bullshit. Is it a coincidence that you get called out here for hiding, then channel 7 says the mayor is not hiding from questions. You fraud. You are terrified of the Eye! Everyone reads it!

Its no coincidence you went somewhere within driving distance to cover your booking times and how they will coincide with the events at hand. No doubt this plan was hatched just before the video release.

Anonymous said...

Name a time and place and I'll be happy to give you a break. Obviously you believe the Berry cool aid.

Anonymous said...

Ha ha ha... Every one of those candidates for police chief are laughing their balls off right now.

Hey Gordon, how does it feel to be publicly humiliated, used and thrown under the bus by your boss for his political benefit. You are nothing but a boot licking lackey if you don't give him your resignation letter today.

Anonymous said...

Hey Zach Stephenson! Sandy lost his virginity! Are you proud? Know how you were riding him at ROP for being a virgin because he hadn't shot anybody? Now he has! Why don't you call IA, DOJ and the news media and tell them all how proud you are that Sandy joined the club, you fascist maggot.

Anonymous said...

Saw Berry's interviews on Channel 13 and Channel 4 and very pathetic, not just for him, but for the stations and its reporters. Berry look uncomfortable, his eyes puffy and his voice cracked in one interview. No hard questions at all by the reporters. No questions as to how much he,Perry and Eden were in the know last week nor why top APD management did not have better control of the situation. No questions asked if he intends to discipline or hold Eden accountable for his quick judgment that the shooting was justified or if he regrets appointing Eden. No questions on Perry's role. No questions as to where was Berry all week.

Berry referring the case to Justice is a joke seeing that it no doubt will be looking at the case anyway. Berry also vetoed the Council's resolution that asked for a referral to the Justice Department. Berry referring the case to Las Cruces Police Department accomplishes absolutely nothing seeing it has no jurisdiction to do anything.

Berry should be calling for a special grand jury investigation of his department, put all the officers involved in the shooting on immediate leave, and relieve Eden of his duties and figure out that he needs to look for another Chief. Berry should also tell the Department of Justice to stop dragging its feet, finish its investigation and take over the Department seeing that Berry's management team, especially Rob Perry, for the last 5 years has not got the job done.

Eden is clearly over his head and should not have been appointed Chief. Berry had no problem saying Eden made a big mistake and Eden should not have said what he said. Berry needs to admit his own mistake of appointing Eden seeing that Eden has now lost all credibility in the eye's of the public except Berry's law enforcement expert and number one Cheerleader Sherman McCorkle. Hey Sherm, way to pick em!

Anonymous said...

Recall Richard Berry!

Anonymous said...

BOOYAH!!!! It's a command for the dog???? LO-fing-L!!!!

Anonymous said...

Why is law enforcement the investigative team and another one called in from Las Cruces? This will not quiet the public opinion unless people aren't listening and don't understand the investigative review team is by multi-agency police officers. Should be comprised of citizens, like juries. Not more police calling one on their own. Future ruling-justified by the mayor's team. Sickening.

Anonymous said...

So Berry brings in Las Cruces PD to investigate because they are the 2nd largest metro department in the state...but hires Eden as chief over two candidates that held the rank of AC at much larger metro departments in Texas. So does size really matter Berry? Maybe he should invite Dallas or Houston metro in to investigate this shooting.

Anonymous said...

Suzanna Martinez is from Las Cruces (via. Texas)...hmmm

Anonymous said...

Channel 13 interviewed Eden and he said he was "caught of guard by the question" was it a justified shooting? He said he was wrong with his answer that it was a justified shooting. Are kidding me? He had 5 days to investigate and be prepared. He gave his answer and opinion, was thrown under the bus by Berry and Perry, and now looks like and absolute fool.

Anonymous said...

sign the petition for justice for Mary Han - convene a grand jury against APD brass: http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/justice-for-mary-han-1

Anonymous said...

This is what zach Stephenson always envisioned, a group of wanna be military pussies who were bullied like him. Got a badge and some punk ass tac gear and BOOYA! ROP team. You're neck deep in this Zach. Hear that sound yet? Where's your bitch Robles now?

Anonymous said...

Wow. This is chilling!

Anonymous said...

Bad cop., good cop. Only problem is Berry isn't a cop and neither is Eden...
No one is going to be fooled by these fools..

Anonymous said...

Eden is officially the mayor's punk. Hahahaha. The mayor says the chief was wrong, and the chief says yep, the Mayor is right, I was wrong. I'm not disagreeing, but holy shit, you can't make this shit up. It is amazing how much these guys will sell their own asses down the river for greed and politics. The honorable thing to do would have been to tell the mayor to fuck himself and resign. How pathetic. The groveling and shit eating is disgusting. I have absolutely no respect for any if these greedy dishonorable city officials. Everyone of them will bend over and do anything to get what they want. They are whores plain and simple. WHORES.

Anonymous said...

A simple question for anyone who works for APD....why do you still work there? I have never met a happy police officer, nor have I ever seen a post on this site that was at all positive. All I see and hear are complaints that the department has gone off the tracks. Any quality officer should be able to leave and find work at a better police department for higher pay. So again, why are you still here? I have never encountered a group of people that hated their workplace yet refused to make any changes with their lives, APD is very perplexing. Maybe we are stuck with the un-hireables....

Anonymous said...

Good question. The short answer is, speaking for myself, we don't hate our jobs. Most of us are from Albuquerque, we have homes and family here. We do our jobs day in day out never having to shoot anyone. our problem is the current city administration and it's conplex dysfunctionality. We want to see this once stellar department restored to it's prior status and we want the criminal minds running the city and police dept behind bars. we prefer to stay and fight than run and hide. we want our department and city back and we have a constitutional right to express our opinion about that whether you think its complaining and negative is your opinion .

Anonymous said...

Here's the Berry Perry administration

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

Anonymous said...

Who are the members of this ROP Team? They seem more like a para military group than undercover detectives.

Could ROP be going the way of the Burglary unit of 1979? Remember Bailey, Harper, Hobson and Bob Davis? All APD Burglary detectives who started robbing and killing people. With the comments about ROP and killing people that have been made I think we might have a rogue unit on our hands.

A cop said...

The answer to a simple question.
APD was once a good department. There are good officers on The department. The problem is complacency, laziness and lack of courage in the ranks when it comes to the problems plaguing the agency and pure greed, immaturity, unethical behavior, retaliation, dishonesty, selfishness, perversion, self dealing and general corruption at the upper ranks. A police department is not like a blue collar job where you can smack the shit out of some back stabbing little creep when they cross you. It is also not like a white collar job where you can complain on a supervisor without being retaliated against. So, yes it is very perplexing. It is a place where some people see it as only having 20 years to squeeze out the biggest pension they can. Most places people work till they are 60. Not here. It is not a hard job. You have those that took the job to be a cop for the right reasons caught between those who took the job for what they could get, the power, the connections and other selfish motives and their political owners. The real cops are the ones who can handle the authority without abusing it. The lunch money victims are the self serving scum who have ruined the department, seek rank and politics and financial gain above the oath they took.

Schultz brought much of this on with his dictatorship. He collected information on his enemies and targets to use against them. He kept certain valuable people close, and kissed political ass. When you stood up to him, he retaliated. Because of this culture, those officers with balls became outnumbered by officers that were afraid of some pink flabby punk chief who would ruin their careers just because they spoke out against him. A person like Schultz can always find people to do his dirty work for lucrative rewards of promotions. As this culture grew and took over APD, everyone started to only worry about themselves.
Morale was lost. The cancer started at the top.
Nobody trusts anyone within APD. I have never seen so many people whisper and look over their shoulders so much.

Considering all of the above along with some officers who don't know anything different, short timers and the ones who truly wouldn't get hired anywhere else, and you have most of your employee makeup. With the downfall do the department, most agencies will not hire from APD now. The place is a cancer and once sucked in you become stagnant unless you just have the balls to pull the plug, and move on, a lot of the good ones are doing just that. Money isn't everything. Schultz and his band of cowards who all retired and ran away the last few years are the reason for this. The mayor's hiring of a spineless non-cop will ensure the legacy.

Anonymous said...

Wow! You guys are too funny.... AND predictable.
Now Eden tries to save face by saying that YESTERDAY he told the mayor that HE thought his comments were premature and that he was wrong. OooooKaaaay......
Right! No dude, the mayor got egg on his face, and told YOU to get out there and say you were wrong to save HIS sinking career.

Anonymous said...

Let me start by saying I am truely disgusted by the way this scenereo was allowed to play out. This man was needlessly flashbanged, shot and killed. This is not representative of the majority of APD officers, past or present.
This is a total lack of Command and Control by the cowardice Mayor all the way down to most of the APD Sgts.
As many have said, this should have been handled by Field Officers and their Supervisors. I have resolved several similar encounters with Emotionally Disturbed People armed with knives, very similar to this situation with no loss of life or serious injury.
If the Field cannot handle the situation a SWAT callout can and should have been approved.
ROP should never have been involved in this incident, except for gathering intel. Instead, ROP and their "Team Leader" was allowed to take "control" of this call.
When one looks at the TL's resume he appears to be a highly trained operator and sniper, dont get me wrong, he is very good as a shooter. However, when he opens his mouth, you find an immature, loud mouth punk who is an embarrassment to his badge and department. He is ultimately responsible for what occured that day as it was his Team. Even the dog did not see the aggression from the man and did not attack.
Everyone involved in this incident should be relieved of duty and their conduct should be looked at not only administratively, but criminally.
This man should be alive, all be it locked up in Las Vegas with the rest of the violent EDP's these officers deal with everyday of the week in this fucked up city.

Anonymous said...

@7:21
Said it before, all the real 34s need to stand up and say Enough. Public will support any effort to fix this mess, more so if 34s are out with them. Be proud because only you who are on the job can make the changes needed to end this Tyranny !!!

Anonymous said...

I'd like to see all of you live 2 days without the police department

Anonymous said...

Where are all of the “moral” leaders; the Christians, Jews and Muslims. And humanists, where are you? Your silence is deafening, especially because you are accountable to no one. Yes, that’s correct, the IRS has waived their requirement so they are not required to file ANY tax returns or show how much money is donated to ANYONE or where that money is spent, because they are accountable ONLY to the HIGHER AUTHORITY. You have no idea what they do with your donations. Their silence makes them just as responsible for what is happening in Albuquerque and NM. NOW IS YOUR TIME TO STEP UP for this gross injustice if you really are the moral leaders of this society that you profess to be. Have you read your Bible, Torah or Koran lately? Obviously not because you certainly don’t apply the common principles that are stated IN ALL OF THEM. YOU are just as corrupt as the rest of this morally-bankrupt society. Followers of these false leaders should spend their money on reading the teachings yourself, or just do your search on the internet for free, instead of wasting your hard-earned dollars on these false and morally-bankrupt “leaders.” Step up to the plate or put your clothes back on because YOU ARE JUST AS NAKED AS BERRY AND MARTINEZ and the rest of this city and state government!


We are reminded that God’s work may not always be done in a way that we would expect. Nevertheless, God, our shepherd, is actively working through those around us, leading us beside still waters and comforting us in the darkest valleys. THANK YOU LEADERS OF THE PROTESTERS AND BRAVE PROTESTERS TODAY AND IN THE FUTURE.


At times, it may feel like signs of God’s work are few and far between.
Watch for signs of God’s work in the world, and bear witness to those encounters with God. As sure as the changing of the seasons, God is at work.

And today, the protesters have the Energy and Protection while you are protesting of the killing by firing squad of a homeless, mentally-ill man just trying to survive by the ones who are supposed to protect us. WE WILL NOT DISSIPATE UNTIL JUSTICE IS DONE.

Psalm 23

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures; he leads me beside still waters;
He restores my soul. He leads me in right paths for his name’s sake.
Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I fear no evil; for you are with me; your rod and your staff— they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord my whole life long.

IT IS A VERY DARK PERIOD IN ALBUQUERQUE AND NM’S HISTORY. DEMANDS JUSTICE AND NEW LEADERSHIP. THAT IS THE ROOT OF THE PROBLEM WHICH IS OBVIOUS BY THE CONSISTENT PATTERN WE SEE. It’s real leaders like Mary Han, whose fight for justice ended in her death. They are the ones who should get the recognition for standing up for justice, even at the expense of losing their lives. Don’t let James Boyd, Mary Han and all of the other victims of this government die in vain.

Anonymous said...

Gordon Eden isn't even a good liar. Eden's statement "I realize that my comment on Friday was premature. I was caught off guard by the question. ..." is pathetic. FACT: Gordon Eden had five days to prepare for the press conference and was quick to site case law to reporters. Hey Gordo, what about all those meetings you had with Perry and Toureck to get you ready for the press conference? Eden, Perry and Toureck anticipated the question if the killing was justified. It was probably City Attorney David Toureck or Kathy Levy who gave Eden the case law to cite during the press conference. City Attorney David use to work for the State Risk Management Department after he left the DA's office and they defended State Police Officers in excessive use of force cases. Toureck knows all the defenses in excessive use of force cases. Perry and TJ Wilham orchestrated Gordon's press conference and when Gordon's comments blew up in their faces, Berry and Perry threw him under the bus.

Anonymous said...

ROP has always been rogue... remember in the late 80's when Polisar's crew killed that guy on Tramway? They couldn't find the weapon the guy supposedly pointed at them. Then, miraculously the gun appeared... of course that was AFTER they had done the search warrant on the offenders house... And of course the one officer on the scene who's statement was the he never saw a gun was threatened and intimidated all the way up to the DC's office...

S. Sgt. Paul J. Heh (RET.) said...

Mayor you want Las Cruces Police Department to investigate this ! Was the Governor not the District Attorney in Las Cruces ? How long did it take your political handlers to come up with that one ? How about a Grand Jury investigation ? everyone NEEDS TO STEP OUT FROM BEHIND ANONYMOUS. We are better than this. Please join with me your voice needs to be heard. If we stand together we can fix this. 505-459-5545

Anonymous said...

Why do you sssume there hasn't been a theft/murder ring since ?
Think the Korean couple, UNM engineering student, and ???? Same APD involved.

Anonymous said...

Well, well, well, fine mess we have got our selves into. Sandy you better start liquidating your house because you may loose it over this one since you really can't even step foot in a federal court house much less raise your right hand. NOT ALLOWED!!!! Montgomery I hope you are paying attention cuz you were told you lied to by a District Court Judge, same issue you will have.

Anonymous said...

To 3-25 7:21-I admire your honesty-it's not about hating your job, when an officer speaks out against the atrocities within APD, it's because they love their job, swore to protect citizens and have a right to speak about the corruptness they must work under every day. BTW, I am not a police officer, but feel very strongly that we cannot generalize or stereotype APD officers, based on the actions of those that should not be police officers. Doing so, only makes one as ignorant as the APD officers who violate the civil rights of the citizens. I am as outraged as others by the corruptness and killings as the next person, and hope DOJ takes over.

Anonymous said...

Well said. With any luck in about 3-1/2 years we may have a chance of having our City back.

Anonymous said...

A group of lawyers protested at one point, after discovering that our officers tested at an average of 33 out of 50 on standardized tests. When pressed those community leaders averred that retention rates among officers suffered when more intelligent applicants were hired. Thus, to keep officers longer, less intellectually gifted is preferable. Go look it up.
Our city leaders have played a very dangerous game. Mayor Berry won’t pay for good police, he gives the job to doormen and bouncers, men who make $9 hourly until they get a dream job @$36k a year…They’re given extra rights and allowed to flex those extra rights by a leadership who are quick to cover for them when they do something illegal they get caught for….ever wonder why?
I’ve been researching these guys for several years now, since my own bogus, costly, run-in, I can tell you what I am reasonably sure keeps our cops safe from retribution:
Our city leaders, DAs, judges, councilmen, the mayor, his buddy Perry..they’re really busy making money off of all of us who the ostensibly, humbly serve. Blah. They steal money(think about city attorney Tourek, and his stealing and auctioning of cars after the ACCUSATION of DWI, and before the verdict of guilty) from innocent and guilty alike, making it a practice to have the cops accuse whoever is standing nearby with some crime, any crime. Most of you won’t have had this experience, because they’re pretty good about going after guys with little or no money. If you’re asked, and you can provide your own attorney, you’re good. If, however, you need a public defender, they’ll pretty much say and do anything they feel to you. What are you gonna do, hire an attorney and sue?
The jail is filled to bursting with panhandlers, jaywalkers, shoplifters. They stay through full sentences, and head out, homeless, jobless…to await the next cop, who can now take them in for vagrancy. The dangerous guys that get taken in? I don’t know why the jail has such pull, but those get released almost immediately. The jail doesn’t like dealing with hardened criminals either, you know. It’s why you are left asking ”What Much of our poorer population spends much time at MDC (I’ve never been given a straight answer regarding their generation of capital, who gets it, where it goes, who pays for inmates, who pays for alcohol treatment programs they force panhandlers to take) based on accusations from these police of ours. I met a jaywalker with a debit card in property at MDC, but with no friends or family listed as contacts, and so who spent 93 days in jail for a $50 ticket they would not let him pay. I could list many more instances just as grievous, but details are too lengthy to detail here.

Anonymous said...

The point is, your cops are creating criminals to fill the jails. They lie, and innocent people go to jail. The judges and the prosecutors, who used to be tasked with stopping abusive policing tactics, now condone and encourage these criminal behaviors. The DA and hers make careers on convictions. Faced with twelve years worth of bogus charges, almost everyone pleads guilty to one charge, to avoid the risk of having the DA go after them as hard as they can(to keep the next guy from fighting for his rights) while they wait in jail for a court date. The judges, likewise want to see as many hot-button cases as they can be gravely concerned by, hand out harsh sentences for, get re-elected about.
was this guy even doing on the streets?!” when someone does something horrible and has are really dark past.
What is the trade off for having cops willing to steal lives and ruin reputations to make money for our “Trusted leaders”? Well, if you employ a bunch of criminals who aren’t opposed to perjuring themselves several times a day, every day, to make money for you(and you need to think about why these guys want your money so bad. An honest government would never be underhanded to acquire money, they’d just request what they need…it’s our infrastructure, after all.) then you’d better let them get away with stuff like this when they mess up real good, even pay 10 million taxpayer dollars if you have to(and why not let’s go demand our cops pay for their own mistakes through indemnifying themselves, and when they can no longer get a three million dollar policy we dump them?) because if one of these D- students ever got mad enough to talk about being part of a massive criminal machine at the behest of our community leaders, with their tacit approval, well, that won’t work now, will it?
I know, my words are hard to digest, and I get that. The toughest part of realizing how bad, how corrupt our police are, is admitting you were completely foolish, enough to believe in these guys. You’re not so foolish, police, our courts, our “Trusted community leaders” are supposed to be people who rise to their positions because of their exemplary, life proven characters. I assure you, these people deserve to be far higher on the scale than any of the real criminals on our top ten most wanted lists….
In any profession, when it is possible to go further, faster, by being unscrupulous or a criminal, those people at the top of those professions will eventually, inevitably, be unscrupulous criminals.

Anonymous said...

ROP has been rogue for a long time...they operate in an Extra-Constitutional manor, often employing the use of abatement and zoning teams. They are "above the law" and are used to dealing with Ex-cons that might actually have some limits on their rights.

Anonymous said...

Ingram---failure to supervisor--you will be removed from the Sgt's list for failure to supervisor, if you are not in custody.

Anonymous said...

Here's an idea, lets reorganize put a boat load of people in the field, gain control like it use to be and it will cut down on shootings. GUARANTEE IT. We need to take back the streets and pull all of those detectives and specizlied units out to field.

Anonymous said...

EYE, YOU ARE REALLY GROPING AT STRAWS WITH THIS STORY. WHY AE YOU NOT GOING AFER THE BIG STORY, THAT BEING, WHERE HAS THE MAYOR BEEN FOR THE PAST 4 YEARS WHEN APD WAS MAKING A MAD DASH TO THE BOTTOM. QUIT BEING SO PICKY.

Anonymous said...

Yes, innocent people go to jail everyday, with false police reports and abuse of power. If you can't afford to hire an attorney, you might as well plan on a plea regardless. Sadly, the officers who falsify police reports are not disciplined and the wrongly accused loses everything. The DAs office is equally guilty for trying to frame the alleged offenders for political reasons. Beleive me I know...I moved from ALB to CO because of this.

Anonymous said...

@3-25, 8:58am. How many times have you been told NOT TO SMOKE THE SHIT IN THE PENCIL SHARPENER? Now it has caused your brain to get disgusted with you and just get up and walk away from you!

Anonymous said...

Joe Monahan's blog was great. There were entries submitted by Jim Belshaw and former APD Sgt Tom Grover. Both were exactly what needed to be said. Those guys are right on the money. Of course Monahan's wasn't chopped liver. Enjoy reading his blog.. Check it out.

Anonymous said...

Very well put.

Speaking Turth to Power said...


A though occurred to me about how to derail Mayor Berry’s future political career – or just neutralize him.

When you have 10 minutes to spare you should watch this video: http://krqe.com/2014/03/24/raw-video-mayor-berry-on-fatal-officer-involved-shooting/

The old saying from Spiderman goes like this, from Uncle Ben to Peter Parker: “With great power comes great responsibility.”

We know that power and responsibility go hand in hand. Irresponsible use of power eventually destroys both the power and the wielder – that’s just the natural order of things. Only with vision, care, responsible use, and unwavering ethics can power be maintained or grown long-term.

Here’s where it gets interesting to me: what happens when people willfully shirk responsibility? I’d suppose that Uncle Ben would say that as you choose to forfeit responsibility, power will leave you, too.

When you watch the video of Mayor Berry running away from his responsibility to manger his police department in a manner which does not "horrify" him and his citizens, you come to the inescapable conclusion that he should not have any power over the City, its police department, and more importantly us.

Anonymous said...

Isn't the shooter in this case the same ROP detective that tried to shoot a suspect in broad daylight in Rio Rancho a couple months ago? Rio Rancho being a completely different county which APD does not have a police commission to enforce the law in. These guys are out of control! I couldn't agree more that APD needs to get rid of all these specialized units and put cops on the streets. If you have a department of 800 officers then why are there only 2-4 officers working patrol in an area command at any given graveyard shift? They need to shitcan the administration and bring in someone from a huge department outside New Mexico and restore APD to its previous department of dignity and honor...

Anonymous said...

5:29,
Groping at straws?!? The mayor is addressed in damn near every new topic. I think the fact that a silencer was used on a civilian by some navy seal want to be pussy is an issue. A big issue.

The fact is that when this goes to trial, that silencer is going to become a very big issue.

Anonymous said...

"Speaking of Berry, we posted in the first draft of our blog Tuesday that he had been in Brazil with local officials for a trade mission last week. We are now told Berry did not make that trip but was on a spring break vacation with his son in Arizona.. . ." Joe Monahan 3/26/14

Eye, is this what the citizens have come to expect, a mayor who lies to us as to his whereabouts during the most crisis filled week this city has seen in years? Where was Berry? Not Brazil? Are we sure about Arizona? Could this be a lie to? If he was in the country why didn't he promptly return to Albuquerque? Was he hiking the Appalachian Trail (like the ex governor of South Carolina). Are we going to accept that Berry has lied to us as to his whereabouts. Is it time to recall this lazy laid back fool of a mayor? Do we accept being lied to?

Anonymous said...

Video of latest shooting, taken by a witness. Appears suspect if surrendering, walking out of the house, apparently unarmed and is shot. Bloggers, your reaction?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bSrA83BevWo&feature=youtu.be

Anonymous said...

One must have to believe that there must be a least fifty different ways to handle the John Boyd situation. This poor man wasn't going anywhere he was camping in the middle of nowhere with nobody around. What was the rush to get him off the mountain? Why not a least buy Mr John Boyd a last meal before inflicting capital punishment for illegal camping?

If John Boyd would have been a wild bear with razor sharp claws there wouldn't have been six officers and a dog antagonizing him. Mr Boyd would've been shoot with a tranquillizer and later released back into the wild.

I'm left wondering, if all police shooting were captured on video would the term "justified police shooting" be believable?

My assumption why our mayor, Richard Berry doesn't want the Cops TV show filming in Albuquerque is because it would portray the City of Albuquerque administration as a ruthless criminal enterprise with the Real Time crime center as the command center to gun wielding tugs in police uniforms.

I woke up this morning to see that APD response to yesterdays peaceful rally was for APD to shoot another person. I'm hunted by what will happen next. These police shootings are a treat on the American way of life...

Anonymous said...

If you listen to the audio on the video directly after the shooting an officer says, "booyah".

Urban Dictionary definition for, Booyah: an exclamatory statement, often said when someone is extremely overjoyed. Often people do a hand movement simultaneously as they say 'Booyah'(clinching fist and thrusting their elbow downward vertically)

I got an A on my chem final. Booyah!

Anonymous said...

This mornings shooting looks like the guy had a gun to his head and then points it down and fires a round or two. In an urban setting that is going to get you shot by the police and rightfully so. Look at the video and you see civilians all over the place. This guy is shooting rounds somewhere, if one of these shots had hit a citizen the police would be blamed for that.

This is a no win situation for the police. Do nothing and risk idiot civilians who aren't smart enough to get inside and out of harms way, from being shot. Shoot the guy to stop his actions and everyone says you are trigger happy.

I told my kids not be become cops or teachers. You get paid like shit, treated like shit and blamed for everything.

Anonymous said...

From one extreme to another... Absolutely nothing done on the Omaree Varela case, to killing a dude for being in an open space area without a camping permit. What's next fishing with two poles w/o a license.

Anonymous said...

Why was Kathryn Levy at the scene of the police shooting last night? Why? This liar is seen at every controversial situation that goes down and she has her filthy hands in every dirty case involving APD. There is no place for a city attorney at a crime scene like that while the investigation is being conducted. None, unless someone needs advisement on what to say. And we all know she is good at that. When the Feds come in and gut the place of unethical liars like this who are pulling the strings from behind cover, that is when there will be a change here.

Anonymous said...

PLEASE Ken let COPS come to Burque ,we are getting sick of watching people get shot and killed. We need to see good ole fashion drunks and dealers getting busted!!!

Anonymous said...

I don't think the officer says booya. Listen closely and it sounds like he is breathing out. Like he was holding his breath while shooting.

Then again APD says it is a K9 order. I doubt that too.

Anonymous said...

I wish we all could be treated like Sandy that means being a liar, still arresting people, killed someone, had my SID truck pulled but me, no worries, SID gave me a pool car to drive so I still don't have any accountability. What's next?

Anonymous said...

Who gives a shit if one of the cops had a suppressor?? That's not anywhere near as important as WHY the guy was shot. Not to mention WHY the initial responding officers were unable to deal with the guy armed with a couple of pocket knives without calling for the fucking mall ninja, wanna be SEAL clowns.

Where is the footage from that initial contact is what I want to know.

Anonymous said...

DOJ. Please help us!!

Anonymous said...

Idiots. It's not booyah. Proof that uneducated morons shouldn't be allowed to speak.

Anonymous said...

Krqe would not post this link, but I thought it's worthy of reading, considering current situation in ALB.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-watch/wp/2014/03/27/interview-with-a-former-swat-commander/?tid=hpModule_6c539b02-b270-11e2-bbf2-a6f9e9d79e19&hpid=z10

Anonymous said...

WOW Passionate discussions

Henry said...

People put suppressors on rifle in order to protect their hearing. The fact that suppressors are NFA firearm components is a national disgrace. They are cheap to manufacture and should be available at any firearms store for anyone, not just people willing to pay a $200 tax and a background investigation.

There is nothing sinister about using a suppressor.

Anonymous said...

Unless you are shooting a citizen with one you fucking tea bag asshole.

Anonymous said...

@Henry-

Bullshit..protect their hearing? Suppressors are used to minimize muzzle flush and the sound of the rifle. This aids the shooter in maintaining cover and stealth and/or reducing the possibility of igniting a flammable atmosphere. Go bullshit someone else! A cop, in the great outdoors, does not need to use a suppressor. That idiot just wanted to look cool with his tricked out tactical rife, how immature and dangerous! Henry, go spread your bullshit to people who don't know any better!

Anonymous said...

CITIZENS USED AS TARGET PRACTICE BY THE POLICE

Public Servants, whether in the police or military, seem to be more and more emboldened to use innocent citizens as live target practice without consideration or care for serious repercussions for doing so, with or without photographic evidence of their wrong-doings.

What are we to think of this worrying turn of events, where it would appear that acting public servants face no serious reprimands or serious criminal action to discourage similar behaviour amongst their ranks, for what most right thinking people would consider unacceptable behaviour.

Is there a way of understanding why this is happening ?

Indeed there is, when we correct our perceptions to help us ‘see’ how it is public servants are able to justify their actions against what appear to be innocent people, or for that matter, why they don’t have to even justify those very same actions.

At the same time, when we explore how relationships are formed, we will come to an understanding of why it can be seen or at the very least considered, that public servants represent occupying forces who fail to identify themselves as being from a foreign jurisdictional territory, and therefore are, acting unlawfully outside of that territory when they act against those elsewhere, when we read -

PUBLIC SERVICE, COMMON SENSE AND THE LAW – PART I
http://thereisnodebt.wordpress.com/2013/08/20/public-service-common-sense-and-the-law-part-i/

DIAL 911 AND DIE
http://thereisnodebt.wordpress.com/2014/02/09/dial-911-and-die/

Anonymous said...

Just for the benefit of those that don't quite understand what role public servants play, and more importantly where they are to be found, this should be of interest to all concerned, both public servants and people in general -

MUDDYING THE WATERS
28 USC § 3002 – Definitions
(15) “United States” means—
(A) a Federal corporation;
http://thereisnodebt.wordpress.com/2014/01/02/muddying-the-waters/

The rationale for the definition given by the United States Government in the United States Code (USC) can be found here -

Political Charters Create Corporate Countries As Fictions
http://thereisnodebt.wordpress.com/2013/04/28/the-law/


RULE THYSELF LEST YE BE RULED
http://thereisnodebt.wordpress.com/2014/01/22/rule-thyself-lest-ye-be-ruled/

Anonymous said...

You would think that with all of the rhetoric about the masses fearing cops that calls to 911 would go down. Not happening. Cops are responding to more calls. So, who is telling the factual truth?

Anonymous said...

You are responding to more call because the number of 34s in the field is going down.

An angry cop said...

8:27,
Hey TJ,
You fat bag of dog feces, why don't you keep your mouth shut? And while your at it, what gives your untrained sloppy ass the right to announce "Commander on deck"
Every single time you waddle your fat smelly disgusting ass into the real time crime center. You are a real man pulling that bullshit with rookies, injured cops and employees that will keep their mouth's shut in order to keep their position inside, aren't you? Pull that shit and I hear it, and I will embarrass the living shit out of your worthless ass. Commander.... Ha ha ha. Let me hear that shit just once you fat motherfucker. Then you can run to the Dcops and chief to cry about it you coward.