We at the Eye love checking our Monday morning mail as it's always like a box of Cracker Jacks...there's always an interesting treat in it. Today's mail had the following email and image sent to us from a new contributor to your loveable blog...
Eye, I'm a longtime reader and am now stepping into the fray. Today's Albuquerque Journal featured an editorial praising Richard Berry's new "initiative" in dealing with the city's homeless problem. In the editorial they wrote:
"Mayor Richard Berry last week announced an initiative to help people in
crisis. Berry didn’t directly tie the new effort to any particular
events, but he did say there have been “many situations in recent
months, where we’ve … had tragic incidents with individuals who are both
homeless and suffering mental health issues.” Albuquerque Journal, Op/Ed, 6/2/2014
Who are these people kidding? First we had the "Bringing Albuquerque Home" program that attempted to find housing for the city's GIANT homeless population. Now the paper is trying to make Berry into some kind of here. Except we've been down this road before. I saved the above email from OCTOBER 2011 (don't ask me why) and here we are again except this time we saved from having APD's Ray Schultz in the mess. Isn't the irony truly tragic. This "summit" from back in 2011 was promoted as an effort to avoid the exact type of tragedy which occurred with the shooting death of James Boyd.
I hope you will post this because what's abundantly clear is that there are NO ideas within the Berry Administration and what they do have are intended to AVOID problems rather than resolve them.
Hmmmmm, seems like we've been down this road before. Perhaps Berry will be looking at hiring PERF to assess APD's issues? Or contract for another Matrix report???
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