Sometimes it takes being told to do something in order to get it done, and sometimes it takes a little pushing. In order to get people involved with things here to do the right thing, it seems to take an unusual amount of persuading, usually in the way of humiliation, and public embarrassment. This is because there is a prevalence of the attitude that if it is not them getting wronged, then they do not care. The penalties for sometimes even talking a little brashly to them can result in legal issues, so the lazy, apathetic, selfish, criminal, cocky, cowardly, backstabbing, filth who assist in doing wrong to others, or turn a blind EYE to it for their own selfish reasons seem to flourish here unchecked. Over the years we have seen many of the water carriers take a hit from the very people they assisted. It has been amusing. It is karma. These soft targets are not used to push back. They can not handle confrontation, and they have no loyalties.
"First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me."
Those responsible for willful misconduct, and malicious activities against others need to understand that you are between the corrupt you serve blindly, who have no honor or loyalties, and those looking for justice who have been wronged.
Two days after all hell broke loose as we here at the Eye expressed rage over the way officers, and the public were intentionally put at risk during the Donald Trump rally, other news outlets AGAIN exposed Gordon Eden as a liar. The APOA was forced to do their damn job. But we here at the Eye would ask, how is the Albuquerque Police Officer's Union supposed to attack the city for their willful misconduct, when some at the APOA are owned by the city, because the city has covered for them, paid out millions for their antics, and justified their wrongful shootings? Or.... Are those in these positions intentionally there? The Devil is in the details.
Both of the below issues were addressed after coming to light in the media and here.
Not a coincidence! Much conduct has been changed due to the Eye.
In established, advanced cities, an administration would never cut loose $5,200,000 to a union to disperse as they see fit, especially a union that has a track record of financial irresponsibility, mismanagement and theft as the Albuquerque Police Officer's Association has had. Remember Joey Sigala? Most responsible cities would cut checks strait from payroll to the officers, the responsible way. Not here. Here we have a lazy mayor, who knows he got away with major labor violations. He just tosses over five million out the window to make it go away. The APOA states they are withholding $800,000 for taxes and "unknown" expenses. Every dollar better be accounted for at the end of this. We here at the Eye are watching.
If you correspond the dates on the below documents with discussions here, and in the media, you will see that things are not being done out of the sense of doing them because it is the right thing to do. They are being done because YOU KNOW.