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 17, 2014

Justice Chicago Style




JUSTICE SERVED: Chicago Style or Albuquerque Jerky?




This is the link to the US Attorney press release from Chicago regarding the federal indictment of the (now) Ex Redflex CEO and top level Chicago City employees.


Please read the entire release.  Here are some highlights:


Before Bills (city of Chicago employee)  retired, he allegedly made it known to Individual A and other Redflex employees that he wanted a job with Redflex. The indictment alleges that Redflex agents, including Individual A and O'Malley, paid for at least $20,000 worth of personal expenses for Bills, including hotels rooms, meals, golf games, and computers, with the approval of Finley and Individual B, and expensed these purchases through Redflex from 2003 through 2011.



Personal benefits directly and indirectly, including meals, hotel stays, rental cars, and golf outings.



Then the city awarded a new, non-competitive contract to Redflex to operate and maintain the previously installed camera systems:


"The alleged confluence of corrupt local officials and corrupt corporate officers demands a counterweight of local and federal agencies working to redeem the frayed confidence of the public," said Joseph Ferguson Inspector General for the City of Chicago. "The Office of Inspector General is therefore grateful for the continuing leadership, dedication and collaboration of our federal partners in this matter."



"When public officials peddle influence for profit, the consequences are severe, and when corporate executives enable that corruption, the same rule applies. We will attack alleged public corruption from every angle," said Zachary T. Fardon, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois.


Will the New Mexico US Attorney do anything?  The whistleblower says bribes were paid to New Mexico jurisdictions!  The Illinois US Attorney found this credible, why not New Mexico?  There were only two jurisdictions, Albuquerque and Las Cruces (Rio Rancho started around 2012) that contracted with Redflex.  
Being that the retired Albuquerque police chief is under investigation by several agencies for his connection with Taser, you would think that the NM US Attorney would ask the Chicago US Attorney to interview their witnesses.  Reading the excerpts from the US Attorney's press release somethings sound very familiar, non compete bidding,benefiting through meals, hotels and parties, setting up future employment and we haven't even talked about "greasing".


Albuquerque citizens demand the "counterweight" of local and federal agencies to redeem the "frayed confidence" of the public.



The US Attorney for New Mexico must open an investigation into two items to restore Albuquerque citizens confidence in their police department and public officials:



1.  The city of Albuquerque contract with Redflex. Did Redflex bribe City of Albuquerque employees?  Were the yellow lights reduced on purpose to pump up violations and therefore Redflex revenue?  Was this another non compete bid?



2. The city of Albuquerque contract with Taser.   Did Ray Schultz "grease" the Taser contract in exchange for Taser providing him employment?  Did Taser bribe any city of Albuquerque official?  Is Taser equipment defective and / or malfunctioning (as KOB 4 reported)?  Was it illegal to make the Taser contract a non-compete bid?  Was Ray Schultz and other City of Albuquerque appearing on Taser's behalf while still city employees?  Did Taser provide lodging, parties, airfare, gifts etc to City of Albuquerque Police officers (KRQE reported that Taser did pay for a party and they had the proof from a Schultz email). We know of course that Schultz and at least city lawyer Kathy Levy were doing the jig in a San Diego nightclub rented out entirely by Taser.



The citizens have no faith in their local reviewers (Bernalillo county District Attorney, New Mexico Attorney General, Albuquerque Inspector General etc).  The Bernalillo County DA has refused to investigate anything.  The City of Albuquerque Inspector General has been investigating since May 1, 2014, but no one believes this will be a fair and impartial investigation as the Inspector General has never held anyone in the Berry Administration accountable.  The New Mexico AG couldn't even follow up on the Mary Han investigation.


The citizens have no faith in our local government.  Why should they?  They have proven themselves inept or in bed with the offenders.


The US Attorney of New Mexico is the counterweight, WHERE IS HE?  Albuquerque demands Chicago Style Justice!
Here is the contact information to the New Mexico office of the US Attorney:
District of New Mexico - Albuquerque Main Phone:
(505) 346-7274 
 District of New Mexico - Albuquerque Fax Number:
(505) 346-7296


District of New Mexico - Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 607
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102


elizabeth.martinez@usdoj.gov 

PS...We know the cretins running the Albuquerque Journal won't touch this story. Another glaring omission.....

37 comments:

Anonymous said...

I will call first thing Monday morning. Maybe if we crash the US Attorney office phone lines they will get the hint that we, the citizens, think Taser and Redflex stinks of corruption and we demand the US Attorney investigate.

Make the call people, or accept that your money is being used for corruption.

Anonymous said...

All you folks in Rio Rancho should call your mayor and demand that Redflex be fired. How can Rio Rancho city officials extend the Redflex contract now that a US Attorney has indicted the CEO of Redflex for corruption? Mike Geier where are you? Stand up and do the right thing, tell the mayor of Rio Rancho to fire Redflex, they are corrupt. This is a defining moment for Geier, if he says nothing, or if he backs keeping Redflex it speaks volumes. He would be considered no better than Ray Schultz.

And why haven't the State Auditor and the Inspector General finished their Taser investigation? How hard can this be? Schultz admitted to KRQE that he went to work for Taser in violation of city ordinance. The Eye has shown that there are dozens of companies who offer lapel cameras, therefore it should not have been a non compete contract. So what is taking so long? The Eye has it right, corruption at all levels in Albuquerque and New Mexico. Where is Eric Holder and the US Attorney?

Anonymous said...

Looks like someone else is on the same track as the EYE...

Police Complaints shared a link.
Posted August 15
PC Comment: This case sounds familiar...

Didn't former APD Chief Ray Schultz admit to "greasing" the City Council to favor a multimillion dollar contact for Taser and then immediately take a job with Taser after retiring?

Hmmm, lets see, seems like RedFlex was doing business with Ray Schultz before the ABQ residents put an end to that multimillion dollar deal... but of course, RedFlex is still operational in Rio Rancho...
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http://www.fbi.gov/chicago/press-releases/2014/former-redflex-ceo-liaison-and-chicago-official-indicted-for-alleged-corruption-in-citys-red-light-camera-contracts

“When public officials peddle influence for profit, the consequences are severe, and when corporate executives enable that corruption, the same rule applies. We will attack alleged public corruption from every angle,” said Zachary T. Fardon, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois.

Anonymous said...

So the strange reluctance of the DOJ here suggests the corruption goes all the way up the ladder. The recent indictment of Rodelka for comparatively minor offenses compared to the glaring ones we know about was just a diversion tactic, making it seem they are addressing dirty cops, when they aren't. Very stinky, and former US Attorney Iglesias knew.
Make the FBI & US Attorney do their jobs.

Anonymous said...

So the strange reluctance of the DOJ here suggests the corruption goes all the way up the ladder. The recent indictment of Rodelka for comparatively minor offenses compared to the glaring ones we know about was just a diversion tactic, making it seem they are addressing dirty cops, when they aren't. Very stinky, and former US Attorney Iglesias knew.
Make the FBI & US Attorney do their jobs.

Anonymous said...

Are you brave enough to make one phone call to the US Attorney's office in Albuquerque and demand that they formally investigate Redflex and Taser in Albuquerque?

Make the call, do something to take back your police department.

Anonymous said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwZI3UWbBLo

It's pretty obvious that Ray Schultz brought Redflex to Albuquerque. That once Redflex was here the city was caught RED handed shortening the yellow light cycle at Redflex intersections, therefor causing more red light violations. Was Ray wined and dined and gifted to bring Redflex to town? The USA in Chicago says bribes took place in New Mexico. Ray's handprints are all over this and the New Mexico USA needs to investigate this. Protect the citizens from corruption.

Anonymous said...

Someone else is all over Rio Rancho EYE...

Police Complaints shared a link.
Posted August 16
PC Comment: Now we have another city to stay out of and boycott their businesses. Perhaps hitting them in the pocket book will get them ringing the phones off the hook???
Mayor Greggory D. Hull 505-891-5001
City Manager Keith Riesberg 505-891-5002

Rio Rancho city manager plans to extend RedFlex's contract for another year while the data shows that New Mexico citizens have been fined $750,000.00 resulting in 11 fewer crashes.
Being that RedFlex is an Australian based company with no offices in New Mexico $406,000.00 - and growing - of those fines have been sucked out of our local economy never to be seen again.
Since the Rio Rancho city government has determined that pulling $750,000.00 out of it's economy is good for the local businesses, we are sure those same businesses won't mind if we citizens give the Rio Rancho brain trust a helping hand.
But on the other hand, maybe we citizens should be helping RedFlex pay it's attorney costs as they are going to be astronomical...
[ Redflex battles ex-executive vice president over his firing in bribery scandal. http://www.abqjournal.com/445830/news/rio-rancho-city-manager-to-extend-red-light-camera-contract.html ]
[ “When public officials peddle influence for profit, the consequences are severe, and when corporate executives enable that corruption, the same rule applies. We will attack alleged public corruption from every angle,” said Zachary T. Fardon, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois. http://www.fbi.gov/chicago/press-releases/2014/former-redflex-ceo-liaison-and-chicago-official-indicted-for-alleged-corruption-in-citys-red-light-camera-contracts ]

Anonymous said...

Redflex’s Eleven Year Lie
June 1st, 2010
http://camerafraud.wordpress.com/2010/06/01/redflexs-eleven-year-lie/

The writing would appear to be on the wall, or so the saying goes.

The court case, which Redflex actually won against American Traffic Solutions may have hurt the winner more than the loser. Karen Finley, CEO of Redflex was forced to admit under oath that her woefully incompetent multi-national corporation was operating in the United States for 11 years(’97 – ’08) with falsified FCC documents, which said the company’s radar equipment did not need to be certified. As you can guess, the equipment absolutely did need to be certified, which means Redflex was lying through their teeth for years in order to score contracts with cities.

Eleven years of Redflex photo tickets from all across the country are now also in question, legally.

Anonymous said...

So Chicago seems to know the illegal activities of Schultz & his slimy companions. What in the world is wrong with our US Attorney?? Or for that matter our local madam District Attorney?? Or the Judge in the Mary Han case??

Anonymous said...

In 1981-82 the FBI had a big sting opp on Chgo called" Operation Greylord" which prosecuted 70 dirty legals-judges, prosecutors, lawyers, cops. Google it. For 5 yrs I have tried, and still pray, that this type of clean up will happen here. Mother Mary comfort us. ...

Anonymous said...

Let me get this straight Channel 13, I have to provide my own cell phone for work at APD for years because we didn't have the budget to get me one but the Mayor is spending $230,000 to dress up medians at Eubank and Academy.
And dont give me this pride of ownership statement. I dont own that rich republican part of town. Why cant you skip the pretty flowers for the rich people and spend the almost quarter of a million dollars training some cops or fixing the water pipes that keep breaking or the streets that keep flooding or house some homeless for like 6 months with that money.
Way to show your priorities yet again. Tell me, when you're getting driven from your high rise to your ritzy neighborhood do you even bother to look out the window at the areas you drive thru?

Anonymous said...

8-18, 8:21am & 8:22am - WTF is wrong with you? Are you sure you are following the instructions on your meds?

Anonymous said...

Somewhere in the neighborhood of $375,000.00 was spent to revamp the audio systems at the city council. The audio has no automatic level control and it appears they have no one manning a soundboard, it sounds like crap... And tonight...poof!!! - right in the middle of the meeting the video feed goes down. It seems to do that a lot when the more controversial items are going to be discussed. We wonder if the drug dealer, running the studio, that also works for Perry's hand picked boys over at UPublic has anything to do with it?? It seems UPublic has been very successful at shutting down, gone dark, goverment cable TV access to citizens who are critical of Perry/Berry's administration...they may as well have the city council go dark too.

Anonymous said...

7:49
Please shut the fuck up asshole. You sound like a bitch. Hopefully someone slaps the piss out of you soon. Real soon.

Anonymous said...

Ray Schultz needs to be in prison period, and every single one of his cohorts who have helped him belongs there with him too. It will be a good day when federal indictments are handed down.

Anonymous said...

Former DCOP Chavwz is under investigation. Maybe an indictment in his future?

Anonymous said...

1:21am - Did your therapist convince you that double submitted comments would help you get a bigger pee-pee? Apparently, someone has already slapped the piss out of you - no memory of what you did from one minute to the next. Check with your therapist about that pee-pee thing - maybe you misunderstood?

Anonymous said...

@7:24 for what?

Anonymous said...

Where is the outrage of the Hispanic woman who was bludgeoned to death? Why is the rampant crime rate not being discussed? Priorities are obviously twisted in this city and state.

Anonymous said...

How about that current DCOP and his blonde bombshell? Ooo-la-la!!!

Anonymous said...

The Feds wasted no time on the Rick Perry indictment and arrest. He could spend the rest of his life in lock -up but I doubt it would ever happen. Why can't our crooks in office get indicted? oh because everyone is chicken to tell the truth. Nothing is ever going to happen because everyone is scared of losing their jobs

Anonymous said...

Um you mean district attorney and political opponents....i swear the average IQ in this state and blog is that of room temperature.

Anonymous said...

The Garden of Schultz style of management continues. City Council funded 1000 cops (never mind that we are required to have 1100). We have less than 1000 so lets misappropriate, I mean reallocate, those salary dollars and let's buy some cool toys.
So lets recap, money for Crime Lab overtime internally not permitted to be spent on overtime, money given for a drugs and gang so we disbanded the unit, money for intervention training while unit gets smaller, .... hey City Council get out that checkbook we need money for Cadets. What do you mean I can't spend it how I want? I don't answer to you B&P say I can. Well B&P says lots about you but I'm just going to tell you about this part.

Anonymous said...

10:50, the feds on Rick Perry, really. Do you even know the difference between State and Federal?

Perry was indicted by the State of Texas, Harris County District Attorney not by the Feds.

This is like complaining about how the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor. Funny but a sad statement as to how dumb our citizens have become.

Anonymous said...

Okay, Rick Perry, governor of Texas, vetoed the use of state money to help fund the Travis County DA's office (that's where Austin is). The DA is a democrat. This DA (a typical political hack...I think all are) then went before a grand jury to get an indictment on abuse of power. Now, in Texas, as with most states, it is easy to get an indictment, especially in a city that is heavily Democratic, the DA is a democrat, and the Governor is a Republican. No wonder people are sick of both sides of the political aisle....they all suck! Feds had nothing to do with it! It's a local thing! But, 10:50 is right, here in good old Albuquerque, the corruption runs so deep and is such a part of our culture, that corruption is considered standard operating procedure!

Anonymous said...

Looks like Willowboy is having fat fun on your union dues out at the Walmart at 1PM today in Bernalillo.

Anonymous said...

Third Circuit Court of Appeals ruled for the FOP and against city of Philadelphia today. This matters to us because the question was does the City limiting political contributions and activity by police officers violate an officers first amendment rights. They found yes it does.
They also found the city had four reasons for passing this rule (the same reasons abq administration give) and that none are good enough.
First, the city must ensure that the police enforce the law without bias or favoritism, which includes even the appearance of practicing political justice. Thanks for failing city of mine for decades now.
Second... to enable employment and advancement based on merit not political affiliation. We fail here too.
Third, the City wishes to protect subordinate employees from having to support candidates favored by their superiors. We failed
Fourth, the city has an interest in maintaining the efficiency and quality of the services by police. We do?I couldnt tell based on this city council.
Thank you third circuit for not only reaffirming my right to my own political opinion, while confirming the Hatch Act doesn't apply to me. Also thank you for setting another standard in court for how the Department should be run, but is failing.

Anonymous said...

We are paying the union pres & vice pres to go shopping, and run kids around, and whatever else they feel like on our dues paying backs. deal with it! you all as a majority voted for it.

Anonymous said...

The train has left the station in Chicago, and it doesn't appear to be stopping anytime soon. Lets hope it stops in New Mexico...

From this morning's Chicago news.
http://politics.suntimes.com/article/chicago/key-player-red-light-scandal-cooperating-feds-report/thu-08212014-758am

Anonymous said...

Too bad we are in the Tenth Circuit...

Anonymous said...

The current US Attorney for New Mexico does not want to do anything more than stay quiet, cause no waves, and to be appointed as a US District Judge. That is our life here in New Mexico. A Bernalillo County DA who turns a blind eye to upper level corruption at APD and City Hall, a New Mexico Attorney General who does the right thing on Mary Han and then lets it go without any further investigation and the US Attorney who holds hands with Richard Berry at a press conference and does nothing to address the daily media reports of Redflex corruption, Taser corruption, etc. This is why we have no faith in our government. Can anyone even name the US Attorney? That is how invisible he is.

Anonymous said...

New Mexico---the northern most state of Mexico! Cartels gaining influence, corrupt public officials, a lot of dirty cops (not all), corrupt judges, a governor that is a puppet of power brokers, and the mayor of the state's largest city, hides except for a few photo ops! If god were to give the world an enema it would be inserted in New Mexico!

Anonymous said...

Haha!

Anonymous said...

Look up the report from the Northern New Mexico Drug Interdiction Summit (2010 is the latest).

New Mexico was rated the highest for drug overdose deaths.
And the roads to what counties needed to focused on? Santa Fe and Rio Arriba...
And where are the leaders in law enforcement along those routes?

1. BCS Dan Houston is busy shooting up ABQ when all he had to do was make a few phone calls or simply wait for an opportune time to arrest a known suspect in a highly controlled fashion.
2. Newbie APD Chief Eden is hiding after showing he has no idea what he is doing while his department is falling apart around him.
3. SCS Doug Wood is busy cussing out old women and assaulting old men.
4. Newbie RR Chief Geier is busy keeping his head down and his face off the TV news until everyone forgets he came from APD.
5. Newbie Bernalillo Chief Romero is busy forming a short straw lottery to see if he has to investigate Doug Wood for assaulting an old man.
6. Corrales PD Chief Vigil is busy waving his replacement for his manhood around.
7. Newbie Santa Fe Chief Garcia is busy looking the other way just as he did in Espanola.
8. Espanola seems to have a Fire Chief acting like a Police Chief, sometimes.
9. RACS Rodella is busy staying out of jail and trying to figure out if he can just disappear.
10. NMSP Chief Kassetas is busy making sure Doug Wood keeps his mouth shut and have his own men not shoot at cars full of kids.
11. NMAG King is just too busy.
12. Governor Martinez is busy stuffing money in her new mattress for a rainy day in D.C.

Anonymous said...

Did you go to the same law school as Perry? It doesnt matter which circuit rules it. It is law now. Federal law. Bet you dont know the Constitution also says no local law trumps federal law, ever.

Anonymous said...

Perry went to school?