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

Jul 8, 2014

APOA Contract Pass: But Who's to Blame?

Yesterday the much discussed APOA/City contract passed 260 FOR versus 194 AGAINST out of a possible total vote of about 775.  Quickly issuing a statement concerning the split vote, APOA president Stephanie Lopez said:



"The APOA membership is thankful that this contract met with the approval of the majority of our Officers. We view this as a key element in the continued efforts necessary to build trust and cooperation with the citizens of this great city. The hard work of our leadership, the administration and city council has proven that we are moving forward in the right direction, to restore what our Officers have been harmed."

But quickly taking credit for the contract was Mayor Berry (who came out of his bunker for one quick second):

“I am very pleased that our police officers voted to accept this contract that takes their cumulative pay increases since I took office to almost 12 percent, while ending the practice of taxpayers footing the bill for union business. I appreciate the efforts of the City Council for appropriating the funding and of the APOA and my staff for putting together a contract that makes sense for officers and our community."

Hmmmm.....

58 comments:

Anonymous said...

While Berry and Lopez continue to blow smoke about their success, citizens are starting to wake from their slumber about the crisis in Albuquerque:

http://krqe.com/2014/07/07/neighborhood-leaders-to-hold-city-accountable/

It's good that they are joining the fight to address the crisis in Albuquerque, but do they realize that there are hundreds, if not thousands, of citizens who have been trying to do this for years? Let’s hope that the neighborhood associations unite with and learn from the existing Movement so that collectively we can fix the pervasive corruption, incompetence and cover up.

Speaking of incompetence, you might want to take a look at the progress report for Albuquerque which can be found here:
http://www.cabq.gov/progress/
Note in the report goal 8 which is GOVERNMENTAL EXCELLENCE
AND EFFECTIVENESS. Also note that it is the ONLY goal that has no desired condition, therefore no way to measure it. Why? Because they are so incompetent and corrupt, not only because they can’t think of ONE MEASUREMENT criteria, but because they don’t want to be measured. I can think of plenty! Their excuse:

“Excellent government and ethical behavior is like great
theater—you know it when you see it, but it’s nearly
impossible to define. Citizens want their government
to be “cost effective”, and their leaders to be
“accountable”, but these are subjective criteria.”

Do they think citizens are stupid? Or are they so stupid that they would put this in writing?

Since this is the basis for the Goals Forum on July 19th, http://www.cabq.gov/dfa/news/help-guide-albuquerques-vision, I do hope citizens will be able to make sure that desired conditions for government excellence and effectiveness will be incorporated. And if not, then we’ll just have to do it ourselves.

Anonymous said...

Way to give up guys.

Anonymous said...

So, this proves that the officers who passed this contract either did not read it thoroughly or perhaps are unable to read. Approximately 58.5% of the APOA membership voted...where were the rest of you fools? Many of you obviously just saw percentages and overlooked what was given up or restricted. You all complain about how bad things are yet you line up to bend over to take it from the City. I guess this vote proves that Albuquerque only hires mentally challenged individuals to wear the uniform. You all deserve what you get from Berry and his fools. Lopez, you are a fool and an obvious puppet of Fred Mowerer (who is in the pocket of the APD administration). I hear a huge lawsuit is coming, I hope the APOA has deep pockets! APOA=Corruption aiding the Corrupt!

Anonymous said...

Very sad, another reason to be ashamed!

Anonymous said...

A little bit closer now...
A little bit closer now...

Thermonuclear in
3....
2...
1..

Anonymous said...

EVERYONE THAT VOTED FOR THE CONTRACT JUST VOTED FOR NO BACK PAY ON THE CONTRACT THAT WAS NEVER INSTITUTED. SO FOR .75 CENT AN HOUR RAISE YOU GAVE UP THE POTENTIAL FOR $1000S IN BACK PAY. IM SURE ALL OF THE NEWBIES VOTED FOR THEY LOSE NOTHING BUT THE VETERANS LOSE A LOT. WAY TO BE BRILLIANT

Anonymous said...

So I guess from the outside looking in, I'm confused. According to Lopez out of 775 Officers only 454 thought this was worth going out to vote for? Officers are pretty lazy if a whopping 321 Officers chose to stay home, and ignore what seems to have been an important contract decision.

Another issue is the 775 number provided by Lopez. So are there only 775 detectives and officers and the rest are command staff? I hear anywhere from 1000 to 1100 Officers are supposed to be employed by the city. So does that mean we are down over 300 Officers?

This all seems like "fuzzy math"! How hard is it to disclose how many actual badge wearing sworn police officers exist at APD. And out of that number how many are actually taking calls for service in patrol cars?

Anonymous said...

Eye,

I just want to say thank you for all that you have done over the years. Your persistence has allowed a shift in Albuquerque and NM. And it's entities like yours that have evolved into a Movement to make the world a better place than it was.

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-shift-movie-a-movie-made-by-a-movement

Anonymous said...

THERE ARE LESS THAN 50 OFFICERS IN THE FIELD TO TAKE CALLS ON ANY GIVEN SHIFT, USUALLY LESS, CITY WIDE THE SOUTHEAST COMMAND TAKES 60,000 calls for service every month.

Anonymous said...

Here we go again, we bash the contract which was voted on so it is what it is. Just like the idiots who voted for Berry and let me remind you, the Mayor election was a landslide. We can't do anything if something is voted on. There has to be a better story than the contract.

Anonymous said...

It appears cops are just as bad about voting as the general public. Only 19% of eligible voters voted in the last Mayor's race. Any COP who did not vote on the contract has no business complaining about work conditions, pay or the Union for that matter.

Anonymous said...

Once again Stephanie's mouth runs faster then her brain. She should be in the circus...Fucking PerryBerry Clown.

Anonymous said...

Look at the voting statistics! 321 cops decided not to vote? Where the fuck were they? Did they have a 1980's-1990's skateboard reunion/competition? Or were they at home dreaming up more disgusting and derogatory comments to post about each other's mothers? This indicates that 321 cops hold money and benefits at a lower value in their lives than badges, uniforms, guns, cool shades, badge bunnies and being in a position to intimidate people who on a level playing field would probably pull their tongues out about two feet and put a button hole in it so they could use it for a necktie.

Anonymous said...

Ha ha ha...
Fucking idiots.

Anonymous said...

Hilarious. OMG... I can't... I CANT!!!

You fucking idiots are your own worst enemy. As a whole, you have nothing to bitch about EVER. Sit down, STFU & let the rest of the world laugh at you. All you guys earn all the grief you dumb shits get.

Ooooh, this is going to hurt so bad. Enjoy your rubbing your shiny new pennies together... pay no attention to what's happening there in the back door.

Anonymous said...

Truth revealed:

TASER International (TASER): Stock Falls by 6.9%

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/taser-international-taser-stock-falls-105516566.html

Anonymous said...

I too am under a "bargaining unit" and i have never voted on a contract! Management Levels voted on their contract, similar outcome as APD's. My question is what else was cut from your contract? I know about giving union your time, M-levels did that as well. But was longevity left in? Is there and increase in any premiums including PERA? What I don't get is that we pay our union dues now we have to give them more money? We would all like to get that sweetheart deal. The obvious conclusion is Perry & Berry are enabling the union with a form of bribery, paid for by union members, to vote for their version of the contract. Once again, it's the haves vs. the have nots. Perry & Berry have just proved that you can buy votes, which is what is happening to the unions, the very entity that is supposed to be looking out for our best interest, not how much money they will get from our time donations. I wonder if it's dollar for dollar? I thought it was 1/3 if you cash out your skp or vc?

Anonymous said...

I've been listening to Sandy's and Perez's interviews concerning their shooting of James Boyd.

All I can say is I've never heard grown men act as such pussies in my life.

"The suspect threw a sandwich and a dinner roll at us (40 officers armed to the teeth) to size us up and do a flanking maneuver."

Hey Sandy boy, let me fill you in on something. It takes a line of "suspects" to do a flanking maneuver, it can't be done by just one from a single point.

It's too bad that all you know are 'military' buzz words and don't have a clue as to what they mean. You must have been daydreaming of being a warrior princess that day in class...looks like that dream has come true and now you will be a princess in the iron bar hotel...

Can't wait to see you on the witness stand trying to BS your way out of this...I know you will try while you are under the spell after getting a taste of Kathy's 'love potion #9' that flows out of her ass crack.

Excuse me now, I have to go puke in Rob's SUV.

Anonymous said...

You can't get two Officers in the same room, much less agree on anything. The rookies,as usual get the instant gradification and Vets get hosed. There was a saying way back "Good for you Albuquerque". Veteran Officers unite and let's stop this madness. Quit the Union and let's Blue flu this mutha fucker.

Anonymous said...

Like I've said before....I'm glad I'm not there anymore....I never knew Cops were so stupid until I started working with them!!! At least here in Albuquerque.....

Anonymous said...

APD,
The world laughs at you.
You dismiss several outstanding candidates because your mayor wants a woman in drag who dyes his hair blonde and who has no guts or spine to be your chief. Your own union sells you out. Your own command staff sell you out. Your own officers stab eachother in the back and after reading your Albuquerque Police Department Recruiting website, I was truly convinced that I would be risking my life working for a bunch of criminals who would not blink an eye if they had to use me or see me killed for their political purposes.
Thank God for google and this blog, because your department puts out some very good lies and window dressing. The internet is very unforgiving.
I will be applying elswhere because my family deserves the best and it is obvious that your city leaders are dirty and only care about themselves and covering up the crimes their connected friends commit.

My city is large and there is crime, but it is past the petty baby games your stupid immature, city leaders pull.

Thanks for the hard truth Eye.

Anonymous said...

Of course you are going to have union presidents and vice presidents pushing for something that is going to pay their salary and keep their cruddy self serving asses in place. They could give a rats ass about the members. Fred Mowrer and the rest if them make more money every year. Ask Fred about his 25% raise each year for the last three years in a row. The APOA are a bunch of crooks. The only time one of them gives a shit is when another one of them is stealing more than they are or of their slush fund for all expense paid vacations and five star dining ammenities are threatened. Thats a fact.

Now about that pussy Sandy, it will be nice to see that bigmouthed coward get imprisoned. When he is on the inside with a whole new set of rules, he can see if the shit talking about his cellmates flies like it does in this pussy department where he talks shit about everyone else. A taste of the real world will do him some not so good. He never was any good and was bad news. The kind if guy you always had to watch your back around.

Anonymous said...

Who do police officers in ABQ and NM swear allegiance to?

Anonymous said...

This site is getting ridiculous.

The city leaders are morons but most of the cops that I know from APD are hard working honest people.

Keep blasting these guys and there will be crime like never seen before as the officers will sit in their cars and wait for calls. I for one live in the North Valley and appreciate seeing police driving around on patrol, Problem is these days all I see is BCSO patrolling and NO APD cars. Thanks EYE. You have assisted in destroying the moralby blasting the officers. What do you expect from the officers. I would have voted for a %5 vote too. Its been 6 years with no raise. Throw a dog a bone right. Eye you are pathetic.

To ALL APD sworn and civilian please understand that the majority of ABQ citizens appreciate what you do and the sacrafice that you give daily. When we sleep your on patrol on the mean streets of ABQ and it is appreciated.

Anonymous said...

The administration knows but hides the details. It used to be emailed every quarter and announced weekly at Chiefs staff. They dont want you to know just how few Officers there are in patrol cars. Don't believe me? Try asking how many are burning leave till their official retirement date. They included them in the bid this time to help hide it.

Anonymous said...

They were on terminal leave pending retirement or too busy getting stuck on calls or stuck at court to vote. Why was voting only held right after a holiday and only during the days. If I gotta be on graves and in court all damn day when was I supposed to vote? Oh I guess I shouldnt have slept between these two days

Anonymous said...

Get your 20 years and get out. Buy AIR time if you can. Buy military time and prior PERA time. Save your sick and vacation and use it to early out. Get out of APD as soon as you can.

Remember you can transfer ICMA, Valic and Nationwide money to purchase PERA time tax free. Take advantage of this.

APD is down hundreds of officers. If you have your time don't risk your health, your sanity, your finances, Get out.

Berry, Perry and Eden are going to toss low level APD officers under the bus every chance they get. So get your retirement and get out of APD.

Anonymous said...

More truth revealed:

Taser dropped an ADDITIONAL 5.25% today on heavy volume again. That's over 12% in two days on heavy volume. Jim Cramer is going to do some digging. Jim, call the EYE.

http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=TASR

Anonymous said...

Hey Berry,
You Schultz and Perry read this Blog. I know you do, so heed this assholes. Your shit is catching up to you and people are spilling their guts. One by one you little fucks. One by one. You will be facing the same fate as the fool in the below article. You all thought you were above it.
Just wait.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/07/09/ray-nagin-new-orleans-mayor-sentencing/12397415/

Anonymous said...

And you guys actually pay union dues for representation from that fat stupid rhino who keeps telling you "everything is good, we're taking care of you" union president and her sidekick, the fat bloated leach who is scratching holes in the walls to stay where he is because they don't make a shoe horn big enough to cram him in a patrol car? This is just like paying somebody to put broken glass into the Vaseline before they butt-fuck you. You fucking idiots are in a position that needs your collective permission and/or complacency to even exist! You have no bitches, no complaints - you are stuck in a shit pile that you actively (or inactively) perpetuate.

Anonymous said...

Dumbass APD cops! Do you all not remember when Berry took office and he did NOT allow your contracted raises to take effect? Now you vote for a contract that gives you an increase from present levels! What happened to all the $$ that you lost when your last raise was ignored? What makes you think the city will abide by this contract? Berry and his idiots already have a track record of ignoring signed agreements! You are fools! So stop bitching and take your f***king like the wussies that you all are! You truly are a bunch of idiots! Our fair city is being protected by blithering, drooling, morons! Since the APD has a track record of abusing the mentally challenged, when will you start turning your weapons on each other? Oh, wait, you seem to prefer to shoot UNARMED individuals!

Anonymous said...

A PD with balls, unlike APD

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Anonymous said...

Agreed! It's not a popular viewpoint these days ...but bashing APD everyday does not help anyone...citizens or officers. FMB.

Anonymous said...

@1:59

You don't know what you're talking about. When Berry took office the APD was due an 8% INCREASE, by contract. Instead, the day the raise was to take place, the officers received, on average, a 1.5% CUT. That is a realized cut in pay of 9.5%. Now you say 5% is a good deal. "Give a dog a bone" right? Okay, let's do the math, if you know how to do math...a 9.5% effective pay cut, now you add this great 5% (or as you say %5), uh, the great APD officers you are so fond of are still 4.5% lower than they should have been 4 1/2 years ago! Yeah, that was a real smart move by 290 some odd morons! However, where were all those cops who DID NOT vote? So, these are the people who are protecting you "while you sleep", they don't seem too bright do they? I for one am concerned about the mental processes of those who are protecting us from the bad guys. You should be too.

Anonymous said...

contract passed, move on its getting boring. All the doom and gloom the eye brings forth has yet to come about. The sky is falling, Mayor -here, everyone is corrupt, they are still here, Sandy going to jail-nope, Ray going to jail, not that either, it sucks but the truth is-nothing changes. Martinez machine is too powerful, Jay owns it all-and next the Sheriff's office. Does not look good..

Anonymous said...

There are close to 1 million people in the metropolitan area, you think because 30 to 80 posters read the EYE it impacts news? All the people you trash talk (never to their face) are laughing all the way to the bank. I'd love to have that cash....geeeezz if only

Anonymous said...

Someone please tell the media that their lambasting APD for not releasing information is no different then them hiding behind their "confidential informant" doctrine. The do as I say, not as I do argument is tiring. If you cannot support the same standards you abide by then screw you. Granted, you may be a private entity, but if I pay a subscription fee then when I request the information release it to me. If not, you have no leg to stand on. Same goes with the internet. If you are unwilling to identify yourself as the accuser, do not expect a candid response. Everyone is entitled to know who their accuser is. If you are unwilling to do so, do not expect a response. As for the APOA contract, done deal. Move on. If you are a member and do not like it, seek employment elsewhere. If you are retired or already left, move on with your life, your opinion is not required nor needed. You had your time, find another fight to cling to.

Anonymous said...

10:41,
Shut the fuck up.
Like your opinion matters, asshole.

Anonymous said...

"Someone please tell the media that their lambasting APD for not releasing information is no different then them hiding behind their "confidential informant" doctrine." How is it not different? For Apd there's a state law requiring release. Not so for private folks dip shit.

Anonymous said...

The vote should have been set on a Friday when every one is at work. That would have increased the number of voters. But that probably makes way too much sense.

Anonymous said...

Oh, I see there are a few APD admin kiss butts posting...."contract passed, move on"..sounds like APOA directors and/or officers there. Yeah, you're right, the contract did pass...it just goes to show that APD is full of dumbasses and you all deserve the f***king you're getting. Go shoot some other unarmed mentally disturbed person. ...that's what you sh*ts are best at! You are all badge heavy morons! Don't blame the "Eye"..it's the only source of factual information and not the propaganda the Berry/Martinez/Eden machine vomit forth..all to the delight of Walz and his impotent editors at the Journal. And as 10:41 said, if you don't like it, quit...obviously 10:41 is a badge heavy punk that enjoys pushing citizens around. But he is right in one aspect, honorable men and women would quite the APD..but then, I believe there is little honor on the entire force!

Anonymous said...

5:17 and 5:36

Nice parochial responses.

Anonymous said...

Just scratching my head, here. Whether the contract is good or bad doesn't affect me. I can't wrap my mind around the fact that so many in APD didn't bother to vote on the contract. Wow. Who would NOT want to vote on a matter that directly affected his/her livelihood, retirement, vacations, health care and so on? I get not voting for politicians but to every APD officer who didn't vote (for or against).... What The Hell?

Anonymous said...

Who do police officers in ABQ and NM swear allegiance to?
you know, this is a real question.
Can't anybody answer this or all of you too wound up in your own shit?
Answer the fucking question!!!

Anonymous said...

8:23,
They are all too busy being concerned with their own shit. They could care less about anything or anyone around them as long as their own little world is perfect. As long as they have their cars, toys, side pieces of ass lined up and a paycheck for doing nothing, all is good. As long as it is sonebody else getting fucked, it's all good.
This is why they are doormats, because they never had a hard day in their lives. Easy come. Easy go. If these lazy ass motherfuckers were fighting WW2 we would all be speaking gernan and saluting swatstikas.

I will recognize those that did do the right thing and vote no on this shit contract. They are outnumbered by the weak self centered ballnwashing creeps that permeate and destroy law enforcement everywhere.

Anonymous said...

They purposefully set the vote for a monday after the 4 of july holiday weekend knowing everyone would be either drunk or they would forget. These people are that fucking slimy. Everything they do is calculated right down to how they time shit. Fucking scum bags. Every single one of them.

Anonymous said...

7/10@8:23: You seem to have some time on your hands...why don't you look it up yourself? You can Google anything and get an answer.

Anonymous said...

I find it amusing as I read through the comments that whenever a comment that is made that sort of, half-heartedly supports the APD, there are those who come back vigorously with facts and figures that seems to shut them up. I guess those who support the APD must be ill informed and clueless, while those on the attack (and apparently wanting sincere change) are informed and prepared to debate with statistics and facts. I find that most curious. I believe, as a citizen of Albuquerque, that we are in the hands of a mayoral administration that is both corrupt and immoral and that filters down to all departments, especially the police. Before anyone gets the wrong idea, I am a Republican and I find Berry and Martinez to be embarrassing and I did NOT vote for Berry in the last election, nor will I vote for Martinez in the upcoming one!

Anonymous said...

Is that your answer to the question ..who does APD swear allegiance to?

Anonymous said...

@ 1:15
They swear allegiance to your mom.

Anonymous said...

@7-10, 8:23pm & 7-12, 10:15pm:

Apparently the answer to your questions has been posted by 7-13, 3:10pm. A pretty safe bet would be, judging from the seventh grade mentality of this comment, the poster is APD and maybe even a certified member of "The Chickenshit Squad". They are obsessed with fucking each others' moms and each has probably done his own at least once.

Anonymous said...

@3:10 please come up with something original. The Mom stuff is ridiculous, grow up...

Anonymous said...

11:12,
Your mom

Anonymous said...

@ 1:41

Your mom should've aborted you as a fetus because it is apparent from your juvenile retort that you lack integrity, in addtion to, critical thinking skills.

Anonymous said...

9:21,
Really?

Anonymous said...

1:23pm - 9:21pm went light on you. You obviously couldn't compete with an animal cracker in an IQ challenge. I hope that you are some low pants dragging skate boarding juvenile worthless little piece of shit that your comments bring to mind. If so, you are probably counting off the seconds until you reach the minimum age to fill out an application for APD. If you are an APD member already, you have already maxed the qualifications to be their official spokesperson.

Anonymous said...

7:36,
I love animal crackers. I don't wear those kind of pants and I don't like skate boards. I wouldn't work for APD if you paid me twice the going rate. It is good that you can get your feelings out about the police department but you really sound like a dildo. Your mother says hello. She likes it when you pretend to be a man. It's like your not so much an embarrassment, even though we really know the truth.
Ahhhhh.... moms, ya gotta love'em, especially yours.

Anonymous said...

7:34am - Defensive, aren't you? Why don't you tell us all - who gave you the hottest sexual experience you've had in your feeble life: my mom . . or yours?