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
Oct 7, 2014
It's been a year since APD's disgraced former "chief" Ray Schultz resigned from the troubled department to take his place with Taser International as he goes around hustling a product that seems to be on everybody's "don't get list." Of course, in the eight years Schultz oversaw APD, the department now mired in such a mess it overshadows the Ferguson, Missouri police department in disgraceful management, not once was there any public criticism of Schultz by the state's largest paper, the Albuquerque Journal.
Schultz was routinely praised by the paper and its chief editor Kent Walz for being "the right type of leader" or "the right man for the job." Yet, time and time again we saw Schultz publicly stumble when he was caught lying, held responsible in the courts, or even when he turned on his own officers. So finally, with the DOJ on the front porch, the brain-trust of Berry/Perry sent Schultz packing because, hey, it was an election year and nothing looks better than having a black chief.
In came Allen Banks and waddya know, as devious as Schultz was, Banks was just incompetent. His level of ineptitude grew to such proportion that he was not allowed to do any press conferences because aside from being unable to string a simple sentence together, his mouth dried up to such levels he could talk with out smacking his lips. But still, while Banks held the top chair on the 5th Floor, our pal Kent Walz continued to land endless praise on Banks for being the hometown southvalley kid that did good by taking over APD. We even had a year ending piece praising Banks by his old highschool basketball coach. But little did we know that Banks had been traveling to Round Rock, Texas, to let his feet show what he really felt about the city he professed he so "loved."
Then came in Mr. Eden. He was chosen over at least three other command level police officers from Texas who had put in for the top job at APD. While not having been a cop for decades and not having any experience running a police department, our sturdy braintrust of Perry/Berry brought in the golden boy to take over the fix APD. But the funny thing is, since day one, our buddy Kent has really not liked Mr. Eden. In story after story, and editorial after editorial (most recently this weekend's here: http://www.abqjournal.com/474420/opinion/its-troubling-that-eden-didnt-listen-to-sandy-tape.html) Mr. Walz has made it clear that while Schultz is the one who made a mess of APD, it is Eden who is left holding the bag.
What does this mean for Mr. Eden? Could it be that his departure is now inevtiable like our Eyes are telling us and that DCOP Bob Huntsman is soon to put on the coveted 5th star and become APD's chief? Maybe.
You see, what strikes us as funny is not so much that the paper is taking Eden to task, is that their bias is so obvious. Where was this scrutiny for Schultz and Banks? After all they created this mess! The funny thing is, in New Mexico, the truth is in the the details. And our Eyes have been busy....you see it looks like Mr. Walz was highly indebted to Schultz. It has little to do with the Southwest Cyber Companions. Rather it has a lot to do with two young fellows named Jordan and Devon. Maybe it's time their police reports are pulled because from what we've seen, it sure looks like there's been some suspiciously favored treatment. And yeah, they're Kent's adult kids.
Look folks we're not giving Eden a pass, but we are saying let's be fair and when we ask which one of these chiefs is not like the others, things are much more subtle and corrupt than they appear....