The recent murder of innocent four year old girl Lilly Garcia and the shooting of Officer Daniel Webster has left our community in a state of shock, and once again put Albuquerque in the national lime light.
We at the EYE were disgusted by the quick reaction of the politicians. Chief Eden asking on local news, what is going on in New Mexico? Mayor Berry asking state lawmakers to make changes to grow the Police Department and keep violent felons in jail (reported in Journal ). Let’s looks at these two politicians. As reported in ABQ Free Press, Mayor Berry was asked why The Albuquerque Police Department is having problems retaining Officers. Berry responded that Officer retention is a problem across the state. The Free Press investigated and found that most Police Departments in New Mexico are staffed at 95% or better (a Berry lie). When the ABQ Free Press asked for an explanation from Berry he and his staff refused to answer.
We at The Eye want everyone to understand that before Berry became Mayor he was one of those State Lawmakers making the laws we have now. No change in the laws is going to bring cops back to The Albuquerque Police Department for the simple reason they don't trust Berry or Eden and want no part of your failure and non leadership. You Mayor, you Chief , and past Chief have been responsible for the termination of good officers just in an attempt to make you politicians look good in the media. The Officers can’t know if they are going to be the next victim of your politics, not to mention they have cameras that do not work, can’t count on their pay check being the same from week to week , or if their money is going to be stolen by the top brass for bonuses for their already fat salary ( ALIBI).
Chief Eden it is not a problem with New Mexico, it is a problem with Albuquerque.
We at the EYE would like you to know where was Officer Webster’s back up? Oh that's right you have no cops, and no way of getting anymore. Chief you are a politician and all you want to do is shift the blame to someone else. The Officers both past and present look at an empty suit and empty uniform with Disgust!
We at The EYE are proud of The Citizens Of Albuquerque how they have come together to help the families of these tragedies. We have good people in a good city run by incompetent politicians that all they can offer is lies and alibi and unfortunately these tragedies will continue. God bless and keep Lilly Garcia and Officer Daniel Webster in your prayers.