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 18, 2016
Edward Harness: A hypocrite. The CPOA: DUPED AND COMPROMISED
Listen to the audio of this Police Oversight Commission meeting. Now, if you have been following the information trail we here at the Eye have been providing, you can see and hear exactly what Mr. Harness, and his sidekick (MRS. Fine) in this audio file have been doing. This is not about doing the right thing anymore. It was initially about Mr. Harness backfilling for his friend Jessica Tyler, whom he has promoted, and benefitted from by being let in on the inner circle, in exchange for his support and attacks on what is a dead issue.
We ask you to listen to this audio file, to see their concern over transparency. Listen to Harness, and his sidekick, who has yet to ever disagree with him as they discuss what they think is a conflict of interest concerning APD's investigation of this matter. They say APD consulted with the New Mexico Department of Public safety on whether or not to conduct a criminal investigation, BUT MAKE NO MENTION OF MR. EDWARD HARNESS'S DIRECT INVOLVEMENT IN THIS CASE AS A MATERIAL WITNESS IN WHAT IS RETALIATION FOR WHISTLEBLOWING. The board does not discuss the exposure Mr. Harness faces for not only not recusing himself, but actually pushing for action against someone on false grounds, while withholding pertinent information concerning his involvement from those whom he is trying to get to do his bidding. It is evident that Mr. Harness is not pushing for a fair investigation, because Mr. Harness himself is not telling anyone the full story.
You would think Mr. Harness was hired because he attended law school, and had police experience. Mr. Harness was hired because his prior involvement in the police profession should be beneficial in helping the board understand how things work, so that they have an insight into how to recommend investigations, investigate matters, and make decisions, while treating fairly and objectively without personal opinion, all parties involved, be it police officers, citizens, and or administrative staff. Mr. Harness is using his inside knowledge, not to do these things, but to manipulate the board, avoid fairness and promote an agenda, because Mr. Harness knows that preliminarily consulting with investigators is exactly how investigations are initiated. Investigators routinely consult with an agency to see if an investigation is needed, just like a prima facia preliminary hearing is held to see if a trial is needed. It is the first step, and this is exactly what was done here. As we know, there is another case where an officer accessed NCIC, and endangered a domestic violence victim, when that exact information wound up in the wrong hands. Mr. Harness does not seem nearly as concerned with that case. You know why? Because like everything in the land of corruption, this issue is fueled by political favors, personal agenda, and now that he is being called out on it, ego and personal animus.
Mr. Harness also knows that it is not Youtube exposing this, but he will not mention that either. He knows it is that nasty three letter word those doing wrong all hate; the EYE and it's dedicated group of contributors. Notice how they will not say "THE EYE." No, they think that will lend credibility to our purpose. Well, we don't need ratification of those being exposed here. The EYE speaks for itself.
Listen to Mr. Harness play dumb as he states the "forces are aligning" @ the 6:10 mark, when he speaks to the board members. Listen as he says he is not sure, and does not know why these forces are aligning against them; all of it an act as he plays the innocent victim and Mrs. Fine plays along. He knows it's the outrage over a stacked investigation against an employee who reported a crime, then gets retaliated against. His own actions are inflaming the situation. We here at the Eye think that Mr. Harness should grow a set of balls, and own it. If you want to pull underhanded shit, you better be able to stand it up like a man. Instead, Mr. Harness plays little innocent Bo Peep, who just doesn't understand what all the hoopla is about. Well... Mr. Harness, you know exactly what is going on here. You just got caught. Something tells us Mr. Harness will be a future Eye on Albuquerque Snowflake of the Month award recipient.
For the board member who thinks making everyone angry at them is evidence of them doing their job, no, that is not the case. It is evidence that you have hypocritically adopted an us against them mentality, as you have accused the police of doing. You are no better than those you accuse. Your laughter at this matter is evidence of your stupidity, unprofessionalism, arrogance, and inability to process criticism constructively. Instead, you dig in like a child, and turn to personal animus as your new found drive to fuel your personal agenda. Yes, you have been duped, and you ARE a fool. THE HARD EVIDENCE IS HERE, BUT WHAT DO YOU CARE? You make up your own facts just like the corrupt city administration. You are a fool of an administration that is using you like a piece of toilet paper. Laughing about attacking someone's life, you feel that you are qualified to trivialize, just gained you a front and center seat under our microscope, you condescending unqualified mouthpiece. So, please continue to act as if you are the ethical champion of right, who is facing persecution for doing your job, when you are nothing more than a disgruntled old lady with personal agenda, an ax to grind, a need to feel important, be accepted, and needed, while craving to be listened to and obeyed by having some form of authority in this world. Well, we hope you continue to read our blog. You were spared scrutiny, and given the benefit of the doubt, because of our focus on Harness, but your mouth just bought you a membership here. Do not mistake our kindness for a weakness. Now you can go grab your Bon Bons, Cheetos, corn chips, donuts, ice cream sundaes, soda, candy, onion rings, cake, pastries, and other staples of your main diet, and have a seat. Enjoy the show. We will be looking forward to your next snide comment blowing THIS off, when we know it stings because it is the truth. People like you are the flip side of a shitty police officer, and the reason for contempt for civilians having a say in anything police related, when you couldn't handle the simplest of police radio calls, simply because you couldn't get your ass out of a car seat. This is exhibited in the condescending, horse shit attitude you have displayed every time you open your pie hole. Stick to knitting scarves and mittens.
Notice at the 24:45 mark, the clueless board member asks Mr. Harness what they should do about the letter written by attorney Grover calling for HIS REMOVAL! You can compare this to APD asking the cop how to proceed with discipline his ( the cop's) discipline. This is how clueless they are folks. These people want to call for accountability, when they can not see past their own noses to realize what a conflict as when it concerns THEM. YET..... these individuals see themselves fit to accuse others of being conflicted, and inappropriately handling matters. It sure sounds like they are covering for Mr. Harness. Maybe they should recommend investigations on themselves.... IF MR. HARNESS APPROVES OF COURSE. This proves the board is not autonomous, BUT hangs on every word and recommendation of Harness with Mrs. Fine playing the coy actress she is as she supports his play.
After all we have exposed, the Civilian Police Oversight Board voted to retain Mr. Harness with a 5% raise. Amazing! When the dirt finally comes out in the second rinsing, everyone is going to point the finger, but we know the truth. The CPOA gets funding by the city. They decide what to do with that funding, and they decided to reward this type of behavior with it. They recommend, and the city council votes on it. Let city council know that this pattern of conduct stops now.
This is the letter from Thomas Grover that started this conversation. The previous Eye contains video of the meeting where Attorney Thomas Grover ripped Harness a new ass. Do not take our word for it. Read, watch and listen, then decide.