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

Aug 4, 2014

Goodbye Albuquerque, Land of Violence; Hello Days of Wrath



In case our fellow readers missed this weekend's New York Times Magazine article on our beloved little gem of a city, we thought we'd republish it here. And we thought we'd tip our hand a little bit and say, we had our "eyes" full of it before it was published.  It seems the author was a frequent reader of your loveable Eye. But alas, here it is by former UNM faculty member Justin St. Germain:

TWO weeks ago, in a vacant lot on the west side of Albuquerque, a few teenagers beat two homeless men to death. I read about the attack in a hotel room in Nebraska, en route to a new job, hours after leaving New Mexico for good. I wish I could say the news surprised me. But after three years of living in Albuquerque, I’d gotten used to hearing stories about arbitrary violence, especially against the homeless.

I had a hard time describing Albuquerque to outsiders, who usually knew it only from the TV show “Breaking Bad.” I tried comparing it to Tucson, a city of similar size and climate where I’d previously lived, but that didn’t convey how Albuquerque felt. Other times I’d compare it to the Mission District of San Francisco, with its large homeless population. But neither of those cities prepared me for Albuquerque, the sense of threat, the air as thick with tension as it often was with dust.

The rate of violent crime in Albuquerque is nearly double the national average. The homelessness rate, though harder to quantify, is similarly high. In San Francisco, I was used to homeless people sleeping in every storefront, but they were largely ignored, or, at worst, taunted. In Albuquerque, it was different. The homeless and mentally ill were victimized to a striking degree, even by the very people responsible for protecting them: the police.

In March, Albuquerque Police Department officers shot and killed a homeless man named James Boyd. The shooting wasn’t unusual. Albuquerque police are notorious for using excessive force. They’ve killed 27 people since 2010, and their rate of deadly shootings is eight times that of their counterparts in New York City. The Department of Justice recently released the findings of an investigation that revealed a pattern of civil rights violations, unjustified use of force and lack of accountability. Many of the victims had histories of homelessness and mental illness. The only difference with Mr. Boyd’s death was that the shooting was caught on video by cameras mounted on the officers’ helmets.

The videos, which are widely available on the Internet, show Mr. Boyd saying he’s afraid the officers are going to shoot him. As he picks up his bags, they shoot stun grenades and sic police dogs on him. He draws knives, presumably to defend himself from the dogs, and turns away as if to flee. Then the officers open fire with assault rifles.

Defenders of the Albuquerque Police Department pointed out Mr. Boyd’s history of mental illness and noted that early in the encounter he had threatened to kill the officers. (“I’m almost going to kill you right now,” he said. “Don’t give me another directive. Don’t attempt to give me, the Department of Defense, another directive.”) But it’s hard to watch the video and see anything but sanctioned murder.

A few weeks later, an officer with a history of being accused of using excessive force shot and killed 19-year-old Mary Hawkes, claiming she had pointed a gun at him. His lapel camera yielded no video; after analyzing the device, the manufacturer said it had either malfunctioned or been shut off. She later tested positive for methamphetamine. Less than two weeks after that, officers shot and killed a military veteran with a history of mental health issues and a gun who had barricaded himself in his home. The department later released only a brief segment of video.
Protests erupted in response to the killings, including one I watched from my front porch that shut down Central Avenue for hours, spilled onto Interstate 25 and ended in the early morning, when police shot tear gas into the streets of downtown. Protesters later disrupted a City Council meeting.

At first it seemed as if the rest of the country didn’t much care that a metro area of nearly a million people had become a powder keg. But in the two weeks since the brutal beating by the teenagers, people have started paying attention. They are asking how something that terrible could happen, what kind of place breeds violence like that. The teenagers reportedly confessed to randomly beating dozens of other homeless people in the last year. A police department spokesman, Simon Drobik, has been quoted expressing his horror and lamenting the fact that the police received no reports of the other attacks.

Coming from this department — which has shown how little value it sets on the life of Albuquerque’s most vulnerable citizens — that seems hypocritical. No wonder homeless victims aren’t coming forward, when 
they know what kind of treatment they might receive.

Before seeing the Boyd video, I had frequently called the police because of situations involving the homeless: for the woman I found lying unresponsive in my front yard, the ranting man trespassing on my neighbor’s porch who refused to leave, the drunk who climbed the fence into my back yard at 3 in the morning, lit all the burners on my propane grill, and fell asleep next to it. After the video, I stopped calling. I was afraid they’d show up shooting, and I didn’t want blood on my hands.

If the police officers themselves set an example of violence against the homeless, they shouldn’t be surprised if others follow it.

One Christmas Day, I came home to find my street cordoned off, news vans parked by the abandoned taqueria. A shivering reporter told me that a homeless man had been found dead in the Dumpster, and that it might have been a homicide. I never heard the results of the investigation, if there were results, if there was an investigation.

This June, a truck swerved onto the sidewalk near a homeless shelter and ran over four people sleeping there, killing one and injuring the others. Surveillance footage suggested it was intentional.
Why wouldn’t the people who committed these crimes believe they could kill and get away with it, when the cops keep doing exactly that? (The original story can be read here: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/03/opinion/sunday/goodbye-albuquerque-land-of-violence.html?_r=0)

While the nation gasps in what to think of our little gem of a city, we at the Eye are left wondering what if all the other little nasties that our fair city holds were to really brought before the city. You remember those Mr. Berry, Mr. Perry, Ms. Martinez right? You know, things like:

APD's ex-chief's special gig with Taser?
CABQ's CAO's little jaunt's to shooting scenes?
CABQ's Mayor's little gig's with ladies who leave thongs at his office?
CABQ's little lawsuits against its own labor unions?
The murder coverup of prominent civil rights lawyer and foe of APD, Mary Han/
CABQ's scapegoating of its own officers including John Doyle and Robert Woolever?
APD's fabrications and distortion of crime statistics to falsify crime trends for political gain?
APD's in-house walking political operative TJ Wilham (and endless eating el gordo grande)?
APD's coverup of the West Mesa Murders until even Ray Schultz couldn't hid it?
Ray Schultz's continued manipulation of current chief Gordon Eden (watch what your family says Gordo, we got ears everywhere...)




84 comments:

Anonymous said...

You rock! If it wasn't for the Eye, no local media , no one in Burque would know reality of this mess. You practice free press. Bravo!

Anonymous said...

If anyone in Albuquerque were experiencing any problem less than life or death, calling APD could be a death wish. Some of them have to be good people, but I have become convinced that way too many of them are in over their heads or high on the authority that comes with a badge, a uniform and a gun. The sad part is it's become obvious that the losers and narcissists outnumber the admirable ones by a large margin. If I had some maniac trying to come through my front door with a chainsaw I would figure out a way to deal with it myself before I would risk my own life by calling for help from the "chickenshit Squad" who helped poor Mr Boyd exit this life after he set up camp in a stupid "no-camping" area and "threatened" 40 some odd heavily armed chickenshit punks by throwing a sandwich at them and showing a weapon of mass destruction (a 3" pocket knife), giving all the heroes an excuse to go Rambo on him. (like anyone has the right to decide where one would be allowed to camp or not on public land). This place is a cesspool and the vast majority of the turds floating around in it are politicians and APD - and they are not about to make any effort to change without a huge enema.

Anonymous said...

AWESOME POST. SOMEONE WHO REALLY SEES THE TRUTH ON WHAT HAS BEEN GOING ON IN THIS CITY. THANK YOU FOR THAT.

Anonymous said...

I disagree with the characterization of Albuquerque as a place of tension. I love this town, and think that, on average, we are a pretty friendly bunch. Go walk around DC, Philly, Chicago or Detroit at night, LOL. There are (fixable) problems but this is a great city full of damned good people.

Anonymous said...

Good riddance Professor,
At least in your profession as a professor most of the people whom you lecture; bathe at least once a week and are merely suffering hangovers and not in the middle of a heroin overdose or psychotic episodes trying to kill you just because you were called and EMT's will not enter the premises because it is unsafe. You want to compare what happens in other cities like San Francisco which has become the "not in my backyard" capitol of the nation. They are quietly ashamed that in spite of all the lofty progressive social programs that their high taxes fund, they have not solved their social ills and cannot begin dig themselves out from the human excrement that coats the streets and fouls the air offending the wealthy hipsters who can afford a million dollar home. The city is giving the homeless cash and/or bus tickets to move them out. Meanwhile, Albuquerque is spiraling downward like a third world country or a failed Detroit. There are more criminals than police on the streets (how many of your friends or family members have had a break in or been mugged or threatened by junkies and un-educated and unemployed thugs). Our courts are a revolving door joke even for the most serious offenders. No business wants to invest in a city that berates those who do protect and serve and instead have very vocal special interest groups that prefer to elevate drug abusers and criminals above the citizens of Albuquerque. Until you have put on a uniform and walked into hellish circumstances that may take you away from your family violently and permanently for $23 an hour--keep lecturing on your theoretical pie in the sky bullshit "solutions." PS the kids who killed the native Americans lived in YDI subsidized affordable housing and chose to ignore a grandfather who pleaded with them to work instead of look for trouble and drop out of middle school. The average cop serves the community respectfully and is tired of the politics on the fifth floor and the bloated over paid administration and being used by both sides as punching bag pawns in a very sick political game. Nevertheless, cops get up every day to help stranded motorists; listen to drunk family members describe why they had to beat the snot out of each other over trivial disagreements and countless other situations that many of you would turn and walk away from. Stop using tragedies and the anomaly of certain poor decisions made by bad cops as "opportunities" to define an entire profession and beat up on all police officers whom you would never ever support because they represent the militarized industrial prison complex. Thank you, to all the officers who continue to serve our community under a microscope of harsh criticism generated by "haters" who have many complaints, degrees, and lawsuits but don't have a smidgeon of common sense, integrity or desire to actually make Albuquerque better.

Anonymous said...

9:44:
Shut the fuck up. How's that? You wouldn't make a rash on a cop's ass in a real city. This place isn't shit. Take a trip to a real city, contact their PD and ride with them to see what is really up and how real officers deal with the public, not chickenshit punks who crack off rounds because soneone made them nervous. Please, enough with the walk a mile in my shoes shit. I did Iron work for years. That is a hard, dangerous and scary job. Police work is jack shit compared to that. Until you assholes grow a set, quit being lazy asses and step up at least for yourselves, you will not have the respect that you want.

Anonymous said...

944...after you milk the next 10-30 call, please 34 with me at Pennsylvania/Montgomery so I can be graced with your dumb ass presence.

Anonymous said...

9:44
Are you drinking the Berry kool-aid?

Anonymous said...

You forgot the most important one. The cops who first let the city fall apart formed the private security armed response team within months of retirement. Dont tell me they weren't planning this. Then to keep anyone from questioning the legality of it all they give cash payouts like officer of the month and frequent gifts to the apoa.
If these guys had done what they were paid to do then armed response team and the others wouldnt be making money hand over fist. Even chiefs office tells neighborhoods that want routine patrols they have to buy chiefs overtime. If overtime isnt paid they are told to hire armed response team.

Anonymous said...

9:44 - you should have a chunk of good cheese to go with your "whine".

Anonymous said...

Joe Monahan says Mayor BerryForbes reports that of 200 metro areas in the USA ABQ ranks 200 for projected job growth through 2016. The Brookings Institutionreports that ABQ is in a double-dip recession. And that makes this news all the more strange:

Mayor Richard Berry was appointed the Chair of the Metro Economies Standing Committee for the US Conference of Mayors. . . by USCM President, Mayor Kevin Johnson of Sacramento. Said Mayor Berry. “I believe that cities and mayors are in a unique position to leverage transformative change that improves their local economies, and I am enthusiastic about continuing this conversation with innovative mayors from around the nation.”

So, Mayor, when does the double-dip recession and last-in-America job growth end and the "transformative change" begin? Just asking. . 

Heres what I want to know, did he lobby for this position? Will the City be covering his travel costs for this position? How much travel will he be doing? Why can't him and Susanna just stay put and do their jobs?
You say you work for us. Try being with us more than a few days a month.

Anonymous said...

@9:44...quit being an apologist and take back your precious police department. Cops like you are a big part of the problem, you sit back, milk calls, milk overtime, and turn your back on all the crap you see the bad cops do. Again, stop getting on your little pity-party soap box and take back the department or shut up!

Anonymous said...

This site has been taken over by those consuming the progressive and ACLU entitlement Kool-Aid. Your parochial rhetoric and Cop bashing is laughable. Allow me to beat you to the punch of your likely juvenile reply...Fuck You.

Have a Great Obama Day!

Anonymous said...

These guys work for the Mexican cartels, just like they did at APD.

Anonymous said...

The comments regarding the Albuquerque police department recruiting are spot on. I spoke with someone who applied with APD 6 months ago. He was told to get his some things in order and they can't take the person. Now they call that person back and say not to worry about it and to come right in.

The administration can make all the bullshit claims they can, but the fact of the matter is that in order to hire the officers needed they will be pushing people through the process and through the academy. This is the same old shit.

Anonymous said...

The comments regarding the Albuquerque police department recruiting are spot on. I spoke with someone who applied with APD 6 months ago. He was told to get his some things in order and they can't take the person. Now they call that person back and say not to worry about it and to come right in.

The administration can make all the bullshit claims they can, but the fact of the matter is that in order to hire the officers needed they will be pushing people through the process and through the academy. This is the same old shit.

Anonymous said...

3:46,
Better that than being aligned with the likes of this administration. I'm glad to see that we still have blind followers these days. Talk about kool aide drinkers. You should quit drinking Berry and Perry's milk.

Anonymous said...

@ 8/5 3:46 Repuke Butthurt Guy

Get over the democrap/repuke rhetoric already! The two-party system is our demise, can't you see that? Stupid fucken cops can't think critically. That explains the low IQ requirements for dumb fucks like yourself.

Anonymous said...

THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY IN ALBUQUERQUE YESTERDAY

THE GOOD – COMMUNITY POLICING – THANK YOU

ABQ neighborhoods take part in National Night Out

THE BAD – ANOTHER PERSON DEAD

BCSO: Deputy shot, killed man who rammed patrol car

THE UGLY – IT IS VIDEOTAPED

Witness captures BCSO shooting on video

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Anonymous said...

The maniac that got shot.... He did deliberately ram a vehicle with a deputy inside.... I'd have to call this shooting 105% justified. That's just a snap judgement based on currently available evidence.

Anonymous said...

The recent shooting by the BCSO Deputy was totally justified. Move on all you bleeding heart liberals, go hug a tree, adopt a dog or cat, continue to drive around in your Subaru and or Prius, don't shave your legs or pits. But please do us all a favor and wash your ass or use some deodorant you stink...

Anonymous said...

Let's level a tiny bit of scrutiny on this recent shooting. Looking at the video of the unarmed man who was shot and killed, as he was out if the car, this shooting was unjustified. You can cry foul all you want, but it just does not work the way that was done. Sorry. You don't shoot someone for running into you after the fact. The suspect got out of the car shirtless, which means that you could see he was clearly unarmed. He had his arms up in the air with his hands out and visibly empty.

Houston put his foot in his mouth when asked what weapon the suspect had by replying that the car was the weapon. Well, by those standards, the suspect was just murdered. By Houston's own explanation the suspect was shot after the fact, just like putting your weapon down, putting your hands in the air then being shot for what you had just done.
Had this man been shot while he was still behind the wheel as he was approaching the patrol car, or as he was continuing to try and ram it, it would have been justified. Then they say that the officer was afraid. Afraid of what? The guy got out of the truck with his hands up.

This place is out of control with the shootings, and the lengths these liars and cowards will go to justify them.

Get this strait, the suspect was a scum bag who could have justifiably been shot while he was a threat, but it is really getting old seeing the BS fly on all of these shootings. Actually, it is pathetic.

8:24 is another problem. The coward should grow a set. Your pal's shooting was not justified. Slice it any way you want to. It sucks, but if you are shot while waiving a white flag it is murder. I don't like it anymore than you do, considering what the guy did, but it was wrong.

Anonymous said...

The Eye should check out and re-publish Thomas Grover's letter to Journal printed today (8/7/2014) entitled "DOJ should set aside politics in picking monitor". Loved the sentence "Berry conducted a national search for a new police chief and we got stuck with the appointment of a Republican political operative who is in over his head and who has only made things worse." Gordon Eden, you dimmed witted, knuckle dragging blond ambition, he means you just in case it went over your head.

Anonymous said...

And now the city is saying in court that the DOJ report was wrong and there is no problem. Good lord, people, what is this crap? 13 did a great piece on it.

Anonymous said...

Since when is shooting someone with their hands up in the air who is unarmed, "totally justified"?!
..... who is clearly unarmed.
What a bunch of chickenshit motherfuckers.

Anonymous said...

New Mexico cops; the biggest bunch of sissies walking.
Oh.... He scared me....
Oh.... My ass hurts...,
Oh.... Is that an ash tray?!?!!?!!
BANG BANG BANG BANG BANG BANG

Whew.... That was close! You know, I have to go home at the end of the day.

Yep, that's right!
Old ladies delivering newspapers, 102 year old men, Hostages mistaken as gunmen, things that go bump in the night, scary people holding shiny objects....
Fuck that shit mannnnnn!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

This article clearly exposes by rat fink Perry's own admission just how the CABQ administration rides both side of the fence until it is convenient to fall onto the side they are about to be pushed on. Typical hide the ball move the line bullshit the city attorneys pull every single day.

It is obvious Perry knows he will get ripped in an interview so he declines. The pussy.

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Anonymous said...

5:57,
Someone let the dunce out.

Anonymous said...

Tragically, BCSO did murder, and tried to deceive-hands in the air is universal surrender, not "celebrating". And shooting to kill a road rager is murder, because not even convicted murderers get executed in NM. Seems that APD & BCSO & US Marshals should just go to MDC and shoot all prisoners cause they have criminal records which must make them unworthy of life. Or maybe wait outside the Courthouse and kill them. Has every o be in Law enforcement (and the media) forgotten about Due Process and the Rule of Law? This is America, right?

Anonymous said...

The idiot did not put his hands "up",,,,he put them to the side in a challenging gesture. Then he closed distance on the Deputy's vehicle.....All that aside,,,,think for a minute you ignorant assholes! The Deputy had just been hit 2 times dead center on the driver's side. Do you think that tickled him and made him more aware? Duh,,,He was knocked around and injured and probably dazed pretty well. He was unable to get out of the car because he was trapped. The bad guy just rammed you twice with the intention of what exactly? To get your attention to get directions? No assholes,,,to try and kill him....or at the very least hurt him as bad as possible. OK,,,pay attention now cuz this is where you dumb assholes seem to have your tiny brains bounce against the inside of your coconut,,,,The bad guy exits the truck,,,puts his hands to the side in a challenging gesture and closes distance on the Deputy's vehicle. He just tried to kill him with his truck...what makes you think he doesn't have a weapon now to finish the job? It could be in his waistband? in a pocket? Maybe the Deputy wasn't even able to make out anything at all except the bad guy closing distance yelling something. At that point he is still in immediate threat of death or serious injury. Do you think the guy was gonna render aid? Of course not. If he was giving up, why didn't he just lay down and put his hands on his head? He had no intention of giving up. The Deputy had no other thought then this guy just tried to kill me and now hes headed right for me.....Shoot to stop him. End of story....Good Shoot. If you see it any other way you have no experience as a LEO or youre just plain stupid,,,,Go tie a bag around your head and breathe deeply.

Anonymous said...

The shooting was justified, the Deputy shot in self defense. Too bd the rued wasn't turned into Swiss cheese to deter others... God bless the Deputy and hope to see him back out there soon. Great job...

INTEGRITY said...

Unless you were there SHUT UP!

Anonymous said...

So much for the Han federal lawsuit. Now we will hear about the conspiracy theory that includes federal judges. Just another fallacy, amongst the many on this site, that fizzle into obscurity.

Anonymous said...

@ 8-7-14 6:42,

I'm not sure what film you saw, but I saw the perp get out of the truck put his hands in the air and back away.
From those actions, I would have to say that when the perp got out of the truck he saw the Deputy pointing his gun at him, by seeing what, his action where, and he reacted as anyone would, ...i.e. hands up showing he was unarmed and backing away showing he was not a threat.
Beyond that, I'd like to see what a person putting his hands "to the side in a challenging gesture" looks like. If you would do a short video demonstration, post it on YouTube and post the link here, I sure would appreciate it. I just what to be sure I never do that when you are around... I just don't want to put my hands to my side the wrong way, being that I don't know any other way then to just put them to my side, and get shot...

Anonymous said...

YUP!

Anonymous said...

10:48,
I don't see anyone fizzling into obscurity asshole. Maybe you would like to get from behind your keyboard and say that shit in person. How about it, you fat taking it up the ass slob?

Anonymous said...

6:42,
Anytime punk.

Anonymous said...

You new mexico cops are an embarrassment. That shooting is unjustified and your pathetic attempts at desperately trying to justify it are a disgrace. You my friend are a pussy and your foulmouthed rant is exactly why the people you police hate and distrust you. You are not shit without your title. Take your guns and stick them up your pussy asses. You bitches shoot people who are unarmed. Don't give me shit about that guy being a threat. I deal with people worse than that without weapons to fall back on. If you didn't have a firearm or tazer to close the disparity gap that your physical and mental disparity relies on, you would be hiding under your beds more often.

Anonymous said...

This is in response to the dick lips @6:42 who thinks he has the hardest job in the world. I will tell you what double O 7, my brother works in the oil fields his job is a lot harder and more dangerous than your's you pretty boy. And I don't need a degree in Law Enforcement to know that shooting someone with their hands up is murder and "not justified" so go fuck off. I can honestly say that i have never heard about someone putting their hands down at their side in a threatening manner. That's a good one. I have heard it all now. I thought the guy getting shot with a spoon topped it, but you just blew that one out of the water. I hope they call you as a witness to explain that one. Once the officer is coached in how to articulate the murder he won't need you though. What makes me thing he doesn't have a weapon is the fact that he had his open empty hands up
In the air in the universal sign of surrender, just before being shot. That, and the fact that the guy was shirtless, and you can see clearly that he did not have a gun in his waistband.
God forbid someone with a set of balls who thinks you guys are cowards sees it another way. Spare me the bullshit. You wouldn't last a minute you fucking candyass.

Anonymous said...

You cops lose all credibility when you try to over embellish things in order to distort perception in your favor. It's getting old. Really fucking old. I hope someone does this shit to you, your family or friends some day. When the shoe is on the other foot you will really appreciate it.

Anonymous said...

A federal lawsuit filed by the daughter and sister of a late civil rights attorney against the Albuquerque Police Department and city officials was dismissed Tuesday after a judge ruled investigators did not violate the lawyer's constitutional rights.

U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge Carmen Garza tossed out the lawsuit involving the late Mary Han and said the family did not "have a federal due process right to a police investigation" in connection with her death, Albuquerque Journal reports.

Han, 53, was found dead in the driver's seat of her BMW inside her garage in November 2010. Her body was discovered by her law partner, Paul Kennedy, who called 911.

An autopsy report determined that the death was suicide from carbon monoxide poisoning.

In 2012, Han's family filed suit alleging negligent supervision and investigation by the Albuquerque Police Department.

Family members, in a statement issued Thursday, said they were disappointed the suit was dismissed but hopeful an appellate court would allow the case to go forward so they could find answers to questions surrounding Han's death.

Han was a vocal adversary of the police department, and her family believed officers failed to look at other possible explanations.

At the time of her death, she was involved in litigation against then-Albuquerque police Chief Ray Schultz and pending litigation against then-Deputy Chief Allen Banks, both of whom were among 10 people and two "John Does" listed as defendants in the federal lawsuit.

Kennedy's reporting of Han's death triggered a response from more than two dozen people, including police and fire department investigators as well as top brass from Albuquerque police and high-ranking city officials, all of whom walked through the home soon after her body was found.

"We would like to know why these people were in Ms. Han's home and what they did while they were there," the family said. "We would like to know why they didn't do their jobs and why they rushed to judgment and decided that suicide was the cause of Ms. Han's death. We would like an opportunity to ask these questions because everyone deserves to know the truth and everyone's death is important — never frivolous."

In court documents, Han's family alleged that her death was improperly and incompetently investigated, with much of the evidence that could have unraveled the mystery surrounding her death spoiled.

Garza said in her ruling there is "no fundamental right under the constitution to know the cause of a family member's death."

Albuquerque City Attorney David Tourek said the ruling wasn't a surprise.

"I've said from the beginning the Han lawsuit was frivolous," Tourek said Wednesday.

Anonymous said...

6:42,
Your comments are on point. FYI for all of you frothing at the mouth cop haters, there are two videos. The first video played by the news media was taken by a witness from the street on a cell phone which is from a vantage point that is limited due to the high profile of the truck. The second (later) video was taken from a business security camera and the view is completely unobstructed. It clearly shows the suspect waving his arms in a confrontational gesture as he exits the truck (not raising his arms to surrender). Most importantly, the most important vantage point is a cop that saw an attempted murder in progress as the truck was being used to rundown a female pedestrian and then the truck is turned on the officer to ram the officer's police unit purposely with deadly force twice. There was no indication that the rage-aholic had any other intent other than to finish what he started. Finally, the officer was in a disabled vehicle with no ability to exit the vehicle and was a sitting duck. The officer was protecting his life. Stop defending the criminals just because you despise the police. A witness reported that 15 minutes after this incident the anti-cop whackos were out in force with their negative signs. How sad that a small misguided group immediately elevates the criminal.

Anonymous said...

somebody should do something!

Anonymous said...

ARE TEH BLUE COLAR WORKERS, FIRE AND POLICE WILLING TO FILE AFEDERAL HOSTLE WORKPLACE LAWSUIT?

Anonymous said...

@7:41 I meant to say to bad the turd wasn't turned into Swiss cheese.

Anonymous said...

Your head is a point. You pussies shoot more unarmed people than any other police department per capita than anywhere except for maybe some of the third wirld countries. You are a laughing stock in law enforcement. New Mexico... Land of the pussy cops.

Anonymous said...

Judge Garza ruled a family does not have a constitutional right to know the cause of death of a family member. WTF? Then prosecutors don't need to know the cause of death of anyone! No, there is no conspiracy, just an incompetent judge. Hopefully the appellate court will have more sense. Something stinks in this whole Han situation and I wonder how high up the food chain the stink goes! New Mexico, you should be proud of your low education rankings, your low job development numbers, your low rankings in care for the mentally challenged, your poor economic condition, and now be proud of your judiciary! It seems only incompetents continue to reside in the Land of Enchantment. I am glad I have the opportunity to take a job out of state! Oh, yes, I can hear you sh**s behind your keyboards that love Berry, good riddance, we don't need you, etc.....Guess what, New Mexico sucks and is full of highly unintelligent mouth-breathers that deserve to get all the f**king you're getting!

Anonymous said...

Hey 1:04,,,

Did you get your lil feelers hurt? You lil bitch,,,,Anytime huh? Youre a joke and would probably wet your panties when it came to crunch time,,,just sit there and type,,,Love ya!

Anonymous said...

Why don't actual criminal assaults and murders get your panties in a ruffle all you ignorant cop haters? There is no need to embellish the fact that Albuquerque is in downward spiral that has nothing to do with the cops. Where are the signs lamenting "another criminal preying on and killing the innocent." DWI injuries and deaths; Perps assaulting old ladies to steal their purses at WalMart; crack addicts raping and murdering 16 year old boys; another baby-shaken to death; and today a shooting that left 1 woman dead and three others shot/injured. I'm sure this was another misunderstood, gentle and great guy who despite being armed and dangerous was ready to give up just like the jealous road rage boyfriend . After emptying his full magazine on unarmed defenseless women I bet he threw his hands in the air as he gunned his vehicle down the street disobeying all traffic laws. Since you can interpret the intent of incidents you aren't even present for and didn't witness; what is that the universal sign for? Unlike you, the general public respects the police, Unlike your punk hateful rant, I wish no harm ever comes to you or your loved ones in the future in spite of your misguided toxic attitude.

Anonymous said...

9:44...you ignorant slut. Check your facts before you dump BS to sway the masses. San Francisco did clean up their homeless issue. A paramedic firefighter developed a program with all of the hospitals and some social workers. He was so successful in his program, he made the city dept that was responsible for helping the homeless look like complete idiots. His program was shut down. Homeless people are a business just like anything else...and when money is involved crooked politicians will sway to who ever has the bigger amount. There's good cops and there's bad cops...I pray for the good ones and condemn the bad ones. I've worked along both for 20 years and finally decided to take my family somewhere safer. Good luck

Anonymous said...

Integrity....haha, good one. There is clear video from the top of the building! Quit being the stupid fuck that protects their own no matter what the cost. If you make a mistake, you should be held accountable. Sucks for the good guys, but thats the way it is. Although, the bad guy got what he deserved. Thank God the deputy was OK.

Anonymous said...

How many accidents has Tremba had, 3 or 4, I've lost track? Just a matter of time before he claims he had to shoot someone, again...

Anonymous said...

Sheriff Houston already made the case that it was an unjustified shooting when he stated that the perp's weapon was his truck and that he exited it and was therefore no longer a threat to the officer.

The officer was not trapped, he could have easily gotten out the passenger door.

As for the women the perp was originally after, she had long before taken refuge and he was no longer a threat to her.

In my estimation, the trained officer allowed his emotions to take control of his actions and acted outside of his authority, violating his oath of office and the trust the public bestowed upon him. He became Judge, Juror, and Executioner.

Anonymous said...

9:21,
Not at all chump. I know plenty of bigmouths like you. Slapped the shit out of quite a few of them too.
And yea, anytime bitch. You wouldn't last thirty seconds before nighty night. Take your cute ass love ya bullshit down the road to your boyfriend's house. And please try not to shoot someone because you shit your pants. Have fun being a member of the biggest group of pussies that every other law enforcement agency in the country laughs their balls off at.

Anonymous said...

Which obscurity is this one? Like Doyle Woolever or like Brad Ahrensheld and Ron Olivas or maybe like Tasergate or maybe you mean....?
The Eye generating obscure local national and international breaking news for almost a decade.

Anonymous said...

This is the first time I have heard there was a case pending. Everyone just says she had a reputation for kicking their ass in court. What was the case about? Has Kennedy dropped it?

Anonymous said...

Many are already pending trial dates in court and more former employees are coming forward everyday to drag them into federal court. Workers are quitting the city in droves. For example there are now electrician apprentices but no electricians to supervise them so the Mayor sends everything out for bid then fires the apprentices for failure to finish the apprenticeship. Its been this way since 2011. Great little scheme to thank the firm for their donation.

Anonymous said...

This site is great for comic relief! Thanks to all the crack-pots who post. While you may think your comments have merit, this site is simply fodder for Talk Soup and the blog version of TRU TV's dumbest. Thanks again!

Anonymous said...

All you frothing at the mouth cop-haters...spoken like a true sissy APD cop! No, Albuquerque is not full of frothing at the mouth cop-haters..it is full of citizens tired of what seems to be a police department out of control. Just because an individual calls for more police restraint (deadly force restraint) does not make him/her a cop-hater. I expect the people that protect me to be able to control the situation through command presence and by personal physical abilities, not through the use of their weapon. Weapons are to be used only when the public is at great danger or the officer's life is in imminent danger. A three inch pocket knife, an ashtray, etc. does not indicate imminent danger to an officer...oh wait, I guess with the new, kinder, gentler, less physically fit APD academy, a perp's fart would be perceived by APD as imminent danger.

Anonymous said...

This is to 8:40, he may have intended to finish what he started. But at the time he was shot he did not have any identifiable deadly threat to anybody. Deadly force is not justified on past acts, but on current acts. Remember as much as we wanted to smoke John Hyde, we didn't. This shit is just gonna run things up because the bad guys are just realizing hey they're gonna shoot at us anyway so why not fuck them up when we can...

Anonymous said...

I think part of the problem is that so many people are polarized. Either cops can do no wrong, or, cops can do no right. I mean, it's a plain fact that APD and Albuquerque have some problems. Now to piss some people off.... APD, working at Circle K is way more dangerous. I understand your (well paid ) job can be very stressful. You deal with misery and a public that expresses contempt. You see horrible shit. I get that. Sometimes you have to make ethical choices that fall into a gray area. But you chose the job. If it's too much for you to deal with without wrecking your mind.... Find Another Job. To most of you APD, I appreciate what you do. You just need to weed out the criminal element and sociopaths in your ranks. LOL, what really sucks is, you could all be a combination of Jesus and Superman, and some would still hate you and pick apart your every move. That's reality. But you knew that, you know that, and you continue to work.

Anonymous said...

I smell a rat, or better said...a pack of rats and a crooked judge.

Anonymous said...

6:27,
Kunt. Go back to sitting in your car and hiding from the bad guys. And oh yea, thanks fir being part of APD's problem. Asshole.

Anonymous said...

Agreed. Additionally, after viewing the video, the suspect, after exiting the vehicle, walks backward and looks to the back of the vehicle in a concerning manner that he would open the rear door and present a weapon. This suspect was wanting to finish off the Deputy ...not then, not now, and not ever.

Anonymous said...

8:22,
You offer a sane voice and reasonable perspective for issues that need rational dialogue not conspiracy filled rants. Unfortunately, the purpose of many posting on this blog is to create division and pander to divisive rhetoric to mobilize voters toward their political ideology. Their Monday morning quarterbacking of each police incident is not only not constructive but their crazed leaps into the minds and intent of the perpetrator of the crime and the officer involved is pathetic. In every incident, they defend the criminal. They elevate them into victims or worse heroes. I agree the oversight system for officer involved shootings needs to be improved. There are officers who are incompetent and not suited for the job. The political and leadership systems are the critical components that must be addressed so that there is accountability at all levels. Beating up the guy who is simply making calls for service in woefully understaffed police department will not fix anything. Cops are human and they make mistakes and they should be held accountable for their mistakes but the last thing we need in Albuquerque are the hate mongers with pitch forks telling DOJ how to implement constructive oversight.

Anonymous said...

I like how people can read minds and know what the suspect was thinking. I like how they know that he was thinking about finishing the deputy off. Maybe these experts on mind reading can tell us how they know this. I am still waiting for the explanation of how putting your hands down at your sides can be threatening when you have no shirt on, you can clearly see the suspect is unarmed, there us distance between the suspect and the deputy, and that distance was not being closed by that suspect.

You excuse makers are drama queens. You sound like crybabies. If you are that terrified, please take another job filing papers in a safe climate controlled office. And please lock yourself in there because we wouldn't want you calling in a SWAT situation because you saw someone going to the lunchroom with a plastic spoon and you thought they were going to kill everyone.

Will someone please stop letting babies become police officers?

Anonymous said...

To the ass hat that continues to post here about how someone exiting a vehicle and standing there with his arms and hands down at his sides, is not a threat because he is not armed with a weapon... Let's do this lets put you inside a vehicle and then allow a vehicle to be driven at you at a high rate of speed and crash into you not once but twice. Possibly knocking you out for a short time and when you come to, all you can see is a lunatic standing outside the vehicle you are in more than likely ranting and raving about how he is going to kill you. $100.00 bucks says you would do exactly what the Deputy did to save his own life and the lives of all the people witnessing the incident. Shut your pie hole. The Deputy took a true shit bag off the street, and one less bag of shit we will have to encounter...

Anonymous said...

8:46,
Let me tell you something dickhead, by your cowardly pussy assed bitch balless justification, anyone who is intentionally run off the road can shoot someone after the vehicles come to a stop and the antagonist gets out and approaches the other individual just because the person is afraid. Please articulate the fear of what? The fear of because he did something a few minutes ago, he "could" do something else. You sound like an idiot. You can't intelligently articulate the reasonableness of that shooting. All you have to say is that he deserved it for what he did. You proved why it was done. The officer must have thought he deserved it like you say. Since you know everything, tell us what "did" happen, not the coulda woulda bullshit you are crying about. Your "possibly knocked out" bullshit carries no water either because the guy was shot accurately one second after he got out of his truck and surrendered. Please explain how someone who was knocked out and dazed is able to pull their weapon, and fire a shot accurately enough to kill someone within a second after the crash? You are making it worse on yourself every time you open your mouth here. Thank god you are not the officer's representation. Your response is laced with "more than likely, possibly, and every other hypothetical sympathy garnering word that has nothing to do with factual material and only proves you are making excuses. It is pathetic. You have no idea what I have done. Trust me though, if you continue to make a fool out of yourself, I will continue to make it worse for you. You are the one who should shut your donut hole because you are doing your buddy no good at all.
Keep your hundred bucks because you would lose it. I am not a pussy like you and your buddies who shoot anything that startles you. I can see why shit is so fucked up. It is morons like yourself who are let on the job. You shouldn't be allowed to own a fucking BB gun let alone be a cop. Anytime you want to meet up to see what I am made of in your little scenario, just let me know. You will be surprised at who would be wearing their own handcuffs.

Anonymous said...

So did the attempted murderer in the truck have his hands up or down? Maybe some of you bleeding heart assholes would be happier if the deputy was the one dead while the POS was free to try to murderer more of his ex girlfriends....... Fucking keyboard commandos

Anonymous said...

1128,
Typical! You can't argue the points so you have an estrogen rage. Typical HS education baby talk crybaby who screams when she doesn't get her way. Ha ha ha. You sound like an idiot. You can say a lot of people "deserve" bad things to happen to them but we are talking justification here. Two different things here. I know you are having trouble processing this in your simple mind. It has nothing to do with the shithead that was killed and everything to do with the culture of jumpy cowardly cops here who are afraid of everything and shit their pants at the first presentation of resistance towards them. You included, bitch boy.

Anonymous said...

11:07,
Your hate-filled, irrational diatribes and desire to harm other people that you don't even know indicate the need for a mental Health evaluation (I am guessing from your tone and hostility; anti-social personality disorder) and anger management issues. Sorry you cannot rationally debate your position without using foul language and making threats. With your lack of self-control I am glad you are not a police officer. I hope you get some appropriate therapy and medication. Now count to ten and take a deep cleansing breathe.

Anonymous said...

Fucking keyboard cop. Go engorge yourself on another donut and get your hair and nails did.

Anonymous said...

At 11:07 the Deputy fired more than one round. One missed and ended up hitting a nearby trailer. And if he didn't get knocked out then I would say. GREAT SHOT. He deserves recognition for his bravery and actions under extreme circumstances. You sir/maam or whatever the hell you think you are can suck ass..

Anonymous said...

10:33
You truly are a pussy. I love how guys like you run off at the mouth calling people out and making conclusions about their abilities. You are the one suffering from bipolar disorder. Go back and read the crap you have posted you sissy. You have used just as much profanity. You can dish it out but can't take it. If you think that was a threat, you need to get out from under your caregiver's skirt a little more often. And you call yourself a cop. It looks like you would be the one shooting unarmed people from the comfort of your car seat. There is nothing antisocial about it. I can't stand a coward or someone who runs off at the mouth about something they have no clue about like you do. With your lack of a spine, I am sick to my stomach that you call yourself a cop. Because it is obvious that more unarmed people will be shot with you in a uniform. Your parents failed in teaching you the fundamentals of being a man. Enjoy the rest of your worthless life at the bottom of the food chain you fucking grass eater. How's that for profanity? A year and a day on the force and you are a superhero. A legend in your own mind.

Anonymous said...

Something tells me the majority of these posts are from the same person. The use of syntax, cussing, and overall offensive words used in repetitive consistency point to a single individual. i think I know who it is, but I cannot prove it.Also this person uses antiquated words and word phrases that are old school and not heard anymore leading me to think this person is male, around 60 or 70, with a grudge mentality against not just LEOs but authority in general. I think he has some interaction or negative contact with LE, but nothing major. He takes up the cause of the families of the victims of APD so he can grind his own axe. Too bad his nasty, offensive, hateful rants keep getting posted so much it is having no shock value anymore. it's boring as all get out. Not helping you, Eye .

Anonymous said...

9:57,
And the wailing continues. Would you like a tissue for your issue? You are all the same. Like I said, you are a coward. "I think I know who it is." That one statement perfectly outlines what you are, a retaliatory, vindictive coward who would use their position to get payback the first chance they could. You should have your badge taken from you. Syntax smyntax. I talk like a man. You would know what that was like if your parents weren't failures. Now, because the Eye allows free speech thst does not agree with your Himmler dictator mentality it's "not helping you, Eye" Well, every time you open your mouth, you are showing that you are the culture of the police department and a hypocrit. I have no problem with authority. What I do have a problem with is those in authority positions who can't handle it, abuse it, and are too immature for it like yourself. You are the perfect example for the culture of police here. Thank you for continuing to prove my point. Please keep responding, I am enjoying this. Please continue the use of the big words and the investigation time. Oh, and the man you are blaming for this is right out in the open. He has balls bigger than you and he tells you who he is. You want to know who I am, name the time and place you dishonorable bitch, otherwise keep playing keyboard sleuth do that you and your buddies can anonymously and vindictively go after innocent people just like you were taught by your worthless bosses.

Anonymous said...

8-11, 11:28am - If the bastard was indeed trying to surrender, he should have been taken prisoner, if possible. Again, if the bastard was indeed trying to surrender, the deputy lost control of his bladder and executed an unarmed man trying to give up and the deputy should be held accountable, regardless of any ex-girlfriends, past, present or future. Maybe the deputy should seriously consider another career. I know from this site he is receiving a lot of encouragement and cheerleading from the other brain-deads in his occupation, but if the bastard had been truly aggressive and armed, the deputy would probably be history.

Anonymous said...

Damn 7:10 needs to take a Xanax and chill the fu&k out.

Anonymous said...

Thank goodness 7:10 took his/her Xanax. It was getting bad here.

Anonymous said...

9:22, 8:10
Cock swallower like yourself just can't leave well enough alone. What's the matter your boyfriend board with you. Can't get any attention? Seen all the episodes of the stooges? Ha ha ha... Perry is waiting for you to go clean the refried beans off his ass. Get to it fairy.

And oh yea, I'm not the one above you are having a hissy fit with either. I would love to see that commenter slap the living shit out of you though.

Anonymous said...

Oh geez he's baaaaaaack, the only thing missing from the above comment is something about a mother.....

Anonymous said...

When an anonymous poster resorts to gutter level obscenities then it's time for the blog owner to stop posting those comments. Nothing is solved by "talking like a man". A true man knows how to use acceptable vocabulary to get "his" point across; otherwise, you lower the entire discourse. I can't wait to see what four letter garbage flies out of "his" mouth now!

Anonymous said...

1:48,
Oh my. Would you like some lotion for your chapped hiney? How about arguing the issues instead of starting the insults, then trying to portray yourself the voice of reason. Unlike yourself, some people do not need to look up words in order to impress people, rather we choose those words and phrases that sting, chap your ass, and get under your skin the most, and it seems to be working. Thank you for your positive feedback. We know where we stand in the scheme of things, and know that crybabies like you can dish it but can't take it and you always run the other way when confronted. Get used to it. Just be the better man and ignore it. That is the level of sophistication you portray yourself anyway. Transcend us lowly knuckle draggers. Asshole.

Anonymous said...

@10:43...come out sometime, you keyboard kop, let's see whose ass gets chapped. You're doing nothing but showing what kind of coward, dirty, APD cop that you truly are! Albuquerque is the most corrupt city I have ever had the misfortune to have to live in, I am trying to leave because of asshole jerkoffs like you who wear a cop's uniform. Badge heavy assbite.