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

Jun 15, 2016

From retired APD Captain David Gilmore

Albuquerque's leadership allowed for the continued stoning of our police officers, the destruction of property and the national media had a frenzy rubbing it in our collective noses.  In California, the next day, their officers utilized the required force and took the anarchist out of the picture.  Albuquerque can now be referred to as Baltimore II.

Under the current administration our police department has been reduced to the point that it can barely protect itself.  They had to know events were going to turn violent, and from all appearances they were totally unprepared for it.  Listening to an afternoon radio talk show I heard the APD spokespeople defend their actions during the riot.  Sorry, I and a number of the citizens are not buying it.  One of the primary objectives of riot control is to remove the instigators.  One arrest for all of the injuries sustained by the police and all the property damage, impressive to say the least.

We all need to support the right to assemble and protest in a peaceful manner.  Assaults on our officers by extension is an assault on all the law abiding citizens of this city.  At the first sign of violence our officers should have gotten aggressive and quelled it then and there.  Chief Eden said the rocks, urine bombs,sharpened objects and Molotov-cocktail like devices sounded like a rainstorm as they hit the officers, horses and others.  The Chief makes it sound as though it was a good thing that our officers endured the onslaught of potential lethal objects.  Mayor Berry said the officers  "showed restraint, professionalism and good judgement" throughout the night.  He further stated the Department was operating under a new plan approved by the court appointed monitor over-seeing police reforms for handling large crowds.  The monitor should pack his bags and go home if his reforms are to allow our officers to be injured without the ability to respond.  The City of Albuquerque's Administration can only spin this fiasco so far.

Kudos to our front line law enforcement personnel for doing the best you could under the circumstances.  It was your leadership at the highest levels that let you down.  No doubt the thought of the DOJ watching may have hindered their judgement in how to handle this mess.

There is absolutely no excuse what-so-ever for the APD to deploy officers to the front lines without protective riot gear, not even a helmet.  Another point picked up by the national media.


This was published at the request of David due to the fact that he sent it to the Albuquerque Urinal (Journal) and they failed to print it.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Excellent post Capt. Gilmore, you could not have said it better. I like the idea of Berry having a debate with Dinelli and Klein. The Abq. Press should push for this. They seem to know way more TRUE information than the Journal. C'mon ABQ Citizens, even though he is not running for office (yet), your Mayor needs to answer REAL questions our community wants answers for. Push for this. Dinelli, you need to publicly call Berry out for this. You and Klein know way too much for it to happen.

Anonymous said...

Here's the deal dumbfucks, there will NEVER be ANY accountability for this mess. If it isn't clear by now that ALL of those will never see charges then what's it gonna take? Not Schultz, Not Banks, Not Eden, Not Huntsman, Not Brachle, Not Levy, Not Gonterman, Not Montano, Not Roseman, Not Berry, Not Perry. Ain't nothing gonna happen cause nothing has happened and that's the truth.

Anonymous said...

NO ONE in this administration wants to hear the truth.. They show up and get paid huge salaries to blow smoke up the asses of citizens, they cut ribbons, they give out STUPID Friday hero awards, they give out stupid shit at City Council meetings. How about listening to and answering the hard questions. They are afraid of people like, Denilli, Gilmore, Grover, and Klein.

Anonymous said...

6:21,,,,,pretty pathetic no? But youre right,,,,and dont call me dumbfuck! haha

Anonymous said...

6:21 nailed it.