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
Sep 23, 2014
On the Eve of a Consent Decree, Not a Creature was Stirring...
Our Eyes tell us that in the not too distant future, the fate of the state's largest police department in the state's largest city will be presented before all who have been waiting since last April. Ironically, or maybe not so, what comes forward of the consent decree between the City of Albuquerque and the United States Department of Justice will have been negotiated by outsides. As much as our good buddy Jerry Walz likes to brag about his influence on things, what the reality is APD's fate has been decided by a duo from Cincinnati and a crew from Washington D.C.
Which makes us wonder is there anything that could happen where the people in power here in Albuquerque, or Santa Fe for that matter, will EVER be held accountable?
A year ago during the mayoral race we were told the city's economic struggles were all but over. Yet here we are and things are worse.
We were told APD was one of the best department's in the country, a place where people come to learn from. In reality it's an example of what not to do.
We were told that candidates Dinelli and Heh were naysayers about the city and that all was great. Yet the only thing Albuquerque has led is it's national recognition as place the preceded Ferguson, Missouri, in police violence and a place where the city's CAO shows up at shooting scenes drunk.
We were told that crime was down and was continuing to fall. Yet in reality its continued to rise.
We were told that Richard Berry loved his city employees. Yet he hires temps faster than permanent employees and cuts the workforce.
So many promises have been broken and so much scorn has been thrown at those who dare challenge the status quo of such hypocrisy, it makes one wonder if it truly is not time for change in Santa Fe for simply the sake of change.
Folks like the disgraced former Public Safety Director Darren White love to do nothing but point out the lint on the shoulders of others while disregarding the nakedness of host. We've not been impressed by AG King during his tenure in office. But we've been sourly disgusted by the rank and foul conduct by the current occupant of the governor's office. But hey, we're the Eye, tell us how you really feel.
One thing is for certain, once this consent decree comes out, not much is gonna change.