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

Sep 13, 2017

A GUEST WRITING AND ANALYSIS BY DENNIS MAEZ

From time to time, the Eye puts up guest writings concerning matters important to what is going on. The below writing was submitted by Dennis Maez. In case you do not know Dennis, let us tell you that he was the man, who through his hard work, and commitment to what is right, exposed that his grandson was wrongfully charged in a murder case involving APD. Dennis spent 30 years in law enforcement, and is a well respected, retired federal agent of the Secret Service who retired as a Special Agent In Charge. He is also an Albuquerque business owner. 

Below is his opinion on the state of affairs concerning the election, and the plans of our mayoral candidates. 




Comparison of the Keller, Colon, Lewis and Johnson crime mitigation plans and APD changes:

I’ve always been a “big picture” guy, and not much for the bits and pieces when it comes to issues. When I was SAIC and ASIC with the feds, I would let the supervisors that worked with me know what the “plan” was, then let them get to work and get it done. I did not micro-manage supervisors, because my thoughts were; if you have to micro-manage the supervisors that work for you, then you probably made a mistake in making them supervisors. But for this little exercise I’m going to get into the weeds, and make some comparisons, then give my two cents on what I think, because I’m the one writing this little gem.

I printed out each “plan” and am going off of what is written on their web sites, and the comments made by each of the four candidates. I don’t spend every waking moment following these guys around like a puppy, so if they’ve added parts to their plan that’s not on their web sites, and stuff I haven’t heard, those additions won’t be included in this little analysis.

The reason I didn’t include Garcia-Holmes, Chaves, Pedrotty and Wheeler-Deichel is because I don’t think they have a realistic chance of making a runoff, much less a first vote win. I’ve only commented on parts of these plans, that I think are the most important. The reason I did this was to try and focus the conversation to what I think is important, which are the issues, and not all the BS about who’s getting what money, and from whom and how. I surely wouldn’t get too wound about the Keller “in kind” issue, because from what I’m told there’s a lot more to come out on that deal, (like his campaign got a legal opinion before they did what they did), and the ethics complainant will have some answering of his own to do soon on some of his contributions. Anyway,,,,,, about the “plans.”

APD Leadership:

Tim Keller, Dan Lewis and Wayne Johnson have said from the beginning of their campaigns that they will replace the current Chief and Command Staff. Brian Colon, at first said he would wait until he was elected, then meet with Chief Eden before saying he would get a new Chief. Brian told me that he has since met with Chief Eden, and as a result of that meeting he will definitely replace him with a new Chief. Brian’s explanation for his wanting to meet Eden before deciding was sincere, and after hearing his rationale I believe he did the right thing for himself, Brian. Everyone else can make up their own mind on that.

I didn’t see a time frame for a new Chief for Lewis, Johnson or Keller after they were to take office, Colon states that he will hire a new APD Chief within 60 day or taking office.

Manpower & APD staffing:

• Brian Colon’s plan states he will have 1200 sworn APD officers within 30 months of taking office.
• Tim Keller’s plan states he will have 1000 sworn APD officers within 24 months of taking office.
• Wayne Johnson’s plan states “we will need to fully staff the Albuquerque Police Department in order to sustain a secure environment.” There is no time frame given, and the budget now calls for 1000 sworn.
• Dan Lewis plans states he will have a “fully staffed” department. Again, I think that’s 1000 sworn but gave no time frame given.

My thoughts:
As much as I’d like to see the APD have 1200 fully trained, highly qualified and highly paid officers the fact is that isn’t going to happen for many years. The goal of 1200 officers seems impossible to attain in 30 months, or 48 months for that matter. With the factors in play that the new Mayor will be dealing with on day one, such as the DOJ, a department in transition until a permanent Chief and Command Staff are on board and functioning, and not having an infrastructure to recruit, hire and train large numbers, having 1200 cops in total within even three years I just don’t think is a reality. Even if there were sufficient numbers of qualified applicants, the police academy isn’t geared at this point to handle and train more than three recruit classes a year, which I believe is their current rate. The average is 30 officers graduating per class. Keep in mind that based on attrition in APD in 2015, and 2016 if the same pattern holds for the next few years, there would need to be 500 officers hired to hit a staffing level of 1200 sworn. For ’15 and ’16 there was a combined total of approximately 150 sworn that left for retirement, other departments, or “other” reasons. If you do the math it just doesn’t seem that Mr. Colon’s goal is realistic.


Immediate solutions:


Brian Colon:
I looked over his plan, and frankly didn’t see any immediate solutions that would be effective in working to get more cops on the streets immediately. The longer term goals are reasonable like, “Strengthen staffing levels of the Narcotics Unit, Burglary Unit, and Area Command Impact Teams to address unique crime concerns for different parts of the city, including a stronger presence in our schools, and improved safety for Albuquerque women.” Another quote “To be a truly Safe City, the Col√≥n Administration will devote the time, effort, and resources necessary to truly embrace effective community policing in the City of Albuquerque.”


My thoughts:
Increasing the detective units is a great idea, but with not enough officers now to handle calls that are stacked up I just don’t see where officers would come from to be able to move more sworn into the detective units, until the PD is fully staffed. I agree with Brian that embracing community policing is necessary, but again, I don’t think this is a viable option until there are enough officers to make community policing an option, now and for the foreseeable future.


Dan Lewis:
Disclaimer- My analysis of Mr. Lewis and his plans are tainted so take it for what every you think it’s worth. The reason my analysis is tainted is simple. Dan Lewis has been a City Councilor for 5-6 years (?) and to me it seems like he just woke up recently and discovered that the City has a crime problem, and the APD has a leadership crisis. Now I know that as a councilor, he called for the replacement of Chief Schultz, and I guess that had merit at the time, but I’m more interested about what he’s done or hasn’t done about the current APD leadership, and to my recollection, he hasn’t called for Eden’s resignation, or a council vote of confidence on either Eden or Berry.

I think any city official who sat on their hands, while the situation has been allowed to get to the stage it is has been a part of the problem, and definitely not a part of the solution past, or in the future. It seems to me Lewis should have been screaming at every council meeting that the ship was sinking, and it needed drastic changes. Maybe he did, and I just didn’t hear about it, but if he did he should have been screaming louder, and banging on the table to get more people’s attention.

Also, the Lewis plan has a couple of things that I think are just plain pandering to the voters. Mr. Lewis states that he will pull all APD officers out of DOJ taskforces until “they (the DOJ) comply with the same CASA requirements APD officers have to comply with.” He thinks the feds should wear body cameras, maybe they should, but good luck with that one. Maybe if Mr. Lewis, and his fellow councilors would have shown more leadership in the past, there wouldn’t have been a need for the CASA requirements in the first place! His response has been, “I’m just a councilor”, my response is, and you should have been a vocal leader screaming about the direction crime was going, and the bad leadership at APD, as well as a councilor. Also, from a practical standpoint, taking APD out of federal task forces doesn’t make sense from a law enforcement standpoint, no matter the reason. That’s just bad policing, period.


Tim Keller:
This seems to be the ONLY plan that has any immediate solutions for dealing with the current crime problem. The Keller plan has the long term solutions that are similar to the Colon plan, but the short term solutions are more defined, and actually are there.

Some of Keller’s short term solutions:

1. Get rid of the Major rank, and evaluate each non-field services assignment to get more officers in the field. One example he gives is having one civilian, and one sworn PIO only.
2. Add the rank of Corporal and Senior Sergeant, to incentivize officers, and reward senior patrolmen, and long serving Sergeants.
3. Have officers not assigned to Field Services on a rotating basis work in the field, in uniform to supplement Field Services officers, until more cops are hired. This adds immediate numbers or officers in the Field to make sure officers have more security for themselves, and quicker response times to citizen calls. Nothing, nothing is more important than making sure that there are enough street officers, when they are responding to high priority, violent crimes, to cover each other, and not making citizens wait for hours, when they need a police officer.
4. Partner with the other agencies to “develop a multi-agency Safe Streets Task Force for targeting high-crime areas with saturation enforcement. The interim chief should immediately meet with the local heads of federal law enforcement agencies; the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office, the Sandoval County Sheriff’s Office, the Valencia County Sheriff’s Office, and the State Police commands serving central New Mexico. We must recognize that criminals don’t pay attention to jurisdictional boundaries. Our crime problem demands a cross-jurisdictional approach. The more we can coordinate with our local partners, the better positioned we will be to root out organized criminal activity. Cross-jurisdictional collaboration will be a huge force multiplier. If each agency were to assign just two individuals to this task force, and cross-commission officers, they would be able to saturate high-crime hotspots anywhere in the metro area.”
5. More from his plan. “We will enforce quality of life ordinances regarding liter, public defecation, intoxication, vandalism, and others designed to make public spaces safe again. By enforcing what some would consider minor laws, police can establish a proactive presence in troubled neighborhoods, to send a signal to criminals to get out of the area. We will follow up with saturation patrols in all areas on a random basis, which catch criminals off guard. This method seeks to eradicate criminal activity in high priority areas, and will be employed as a near-term strategy to lower crime rates, and make neighborhoods safer, while the department staffs up.”
The folks who say that this philosophy targets minority, and low income citizens should talk to the folks who live in those “low income and minority” neighborhoods. The good folks in those neighborhoods are begging to get more officers in their neighborhoods, to stop the thugs that prey on their lives. Frankly I’m surprised that any Democrat would advocate for what is basically the Broken Windows policy.


Wayne Johnson:
My thoughts about Mr. Johnson are similar to those of Mr. Lewis. Where have you been as an elected official Mr. Johnson, did you just notice the problems in the city and with APD? The one thing I will say about Johnson is that he isn’t as off base as Lewis, (in my humble opinion) in some of his long term strategies, but as with Colon, and Lewis I don’t see any immediate “solutions.” The solutions he proposes are to fire Chief Eden, hire more officers and re-negotiate the CASA with the DOJ. Although I do think (and hope) under the new Attorney General the mandate’s put forth by the Obama AG will not be as stringent, but, the policy proposed by Johnson is more of what we currently have with the current Chief and Command Staff at APD. Simply put, an adversarial relationship with the DOJ will only keep the DOJ in ABQ longer. It seems Mr. Johnson wants to keep the bickering and non-compliance between the APD and DOJ going into the future. At least Colon and Keller want to do what is needed to get the DOJ out of the APD, and start moving forward.

This is a comment I put on the Eye’s Facebook page last week dealing with the DOJ:
“I've been around a long time, 30 years active carrying a gun and badge, and I've been around a lot of police departments both in the US and around the World. To this day I still work with police departments around the country and in Latin America as a consultant, and one thing I know for sure, is even with all the problems with this department it still has great officers that go to work every day and want to be able to be professional and protect the public. Every cop I've talked to here in ABQ that want to do the right thing, but, they are demoralized to the point that many are counting the days they can get on with another agency or retire. Comments like those of Mr. Harness don't help. To the police officers in ABQ, and their families and friends, please strongly evaluate the candidates for Mayor, read the information that is posted in places like the The Eye On Albuquerque, and be smart on who you support. One of two things will happen in the next few months, this city will elect a Mayor who will make the changes that are needed, or one of the candidates who will keep things the same will be elected, and the situation will get worse. Don't let those who scream about the DOJ and the CASA be a distraction, a lot of departments that have been in the same situation have survived the DOJ, and have come out the back end better, and stronger than ever. Candidates that support the DOJ CASA reforms are not necessarily enemies of the street cops, or the Department. It will take a strong Chief to educate the next Mayor about the way to take advantage of the CASA to benefit the department as a whole, and the street officers in particular. It can be done. The big issues for some, is the DOJ use of force standards and reporting. Turn those issues to your advantage, by showing when you handcuff the police you need more police to get the job done to make police officers safer on the streets, because criminals become emboldened. More highly paid, highly trained officers, and more show of strength will result in less incidents where bad guys will take on the police, which will mean less confrontation. And for those who make the mistake of taking on the cops, well, big mistakes result in big consequences. A strong pro-APD Mayor and Chief that will stand up for the officers will make this department one of the best in the Country, again. Hopefully better days are coming.”


The election isn’t far off, it really is time for us to stop with all the cursing and name calling, blah, blah and get down to looking at these folks, to see who’d do the right thing for the city and the PD. The rest is weeds, it’s time to get out of the weeds.

Dennis Maez

41 comments:

Anonymous said...

I like Lewis comments about the feds and body cameras. I like Keller, but I think it funny to give Maez this much space as he was the one who wrote Keller's crime plan. It's not very objective, but I am still a Keller vote and I am with APD.

Anonymous said...

In case you do not know Dennis, let us tell you that he was the man, who through his hard work, and commitment to what is right, exposed that his grandson was wrongfully charged in a murder case involving APD.
Yeah, he did it all single handedly. What a guy!

Dennis Maez said...

9:13,
Yes, you are absolutely correct, my little comparison isn't very objective when it comes to my opinion about Lewis and Johnson and I think I wrote something about why, no need to rehash.
As for "writing" Keller's plan, I wrote a plan, and good, bad, or crummy any of the candidates could have used what I wrote, they were just ideas that I put on paper that I'm sure anyone whose been around policing for any amount of time would have. Keller's plan is a lot more extensive than the thoughts I wrote, I agree with most, don't agree with some. I've meet Keller three times, don't know the man very well and yes will be voting for him. I'd like to see someone in there that will start on day one to get the cops and citizens on the streets immediate help. The point of writing my "guest column" and the Eye putting it on their blog is to get folks away from the weeds, as I put it, and take a hard look at ALL of the folks running for Mayor.

10:57 pm
No I didn't do anything "single handedly", I worked with Maurice Moya whose one of the best and smartest investigators I've known in 40 years, and some lawyers that I respect (which are few and far between) to get to the truth of a really bad investigation. That's it, nothing more, nothing less.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if Dennis Maez will be attaching his analysis as a writing sample to his resume and application for Chief of Police or Chief Public Safety Officer?

Anonymous said...

Off subject.... Pete Domenici "SAINT PETE" what a crock.

Anonymous said...



Poem: "ON THE PULSE OF THE MORNING
Maya Angelou
20 January 1993

A Rock, A River, A Tree
Hosts to species long since departed,
Marked the mastodon.
The dinosaur, who left dry tokens
Of their sojourn here
On our planet floor,
Any broad alarm of their hastening doom
Is lost in the gloom of dust and ages.
But today, the Rock cries out to us, clearly, forcefully,
Come, you may stand upon my
Back and face your distant destiny,
But seek no haven in my shadow.
I will give you no more hiding place down here.
You, created only a little lower than
The angels, have crouched too long in
The bruising darkness,
Have lain too long
Face down in ignorance.
Your mouths spilling words
Armed for slaughter.
The Rock cries out today, you may stand on me,
But do not hide your face.
Across the wall of the world,
A River sings a beautiful song,
Come rest here by my side.
Each of you a bordered country,
Delicate and strangely made proud,
Yet thrusting perpetually under siege.
Your armed struggles for profit
Have left collars of waste upon
My shore, currents of debris upon my breast.
Yet, today I call you to my riverside,
If you will study war no more. Come,
Clad in peace and I will sing the songs
The Creator gave to me when I and the
Tree and the stone were one.
Before cynicism was a bloody sear across your
Brow and when you yet knew you still
Knew nothing.
The River sings and sings on.
There is a true yearning to respond to
The singing River and the wise Rock.
So say the Asian, the Hispanic, the Jew
The African and Native American, the Sioux,
The Catholic, the Muslim, the French, the Greek
The Irish, the Rabbi, the Priest, the Sheikh,
The Gay, the Straight, the Preacher,
The privileged, the homeless, the Teacher.
They hear. They all hear
The speaking of the Tree.
Today, the first and last of every Tree
Speaks to humankind. Come to me, here beside the River.
Plant yourself beside me, here beside the River.
Each of you, descendant of some passed
On traveller, has been paid for.
You, who gave me my first name, you
Pawnee, Apache and Seneca, you
Cherokee Nation, who rested with me, then
Forced on bloody feet, left me to the employment of
Other seekers--desperate for gain,
Starving for gold.
You, the Turk, the Swede, the German, the Scot ...
You the Ashanti, the Yoruba, the Kru, bought
Sold, stolen, arriving on a nightmare
Praying for a dream.
Here, root yourselves beside me.
I am the Tree planted by the River,
Which will not be moved.
I, the Rock, I the River, I the Tree
I am yours--your Passages have been paid.
Lift up your faces, you have a piercing need
For this bright morning dawning for you.
History, despite its wrenching pain,
Cannot be unlived, and if faced
With courage, need not be lived again.
Lift up your eyes upon
The day breaking for you.
Give birth again
To the dream.
Women, children, men,
Take it into the palms of your hands.
Mold it into the shape of your most
Private need. Sculpt it into
The image of your most public self.
Lift up your hearts
Each new hour holds new chances
For new beginnings.
Do not be wedded forever
To fear, yoked eternally
To brutishness.
The horizon leans forward,
Offering you space to place new steps of change.
Here, on the pulse of this fine day,
You may have the courage
To look up and out upon me, the
Rock, the River, the Tree, your country.
No less to Midas than the mendicant.
No less to you now than the mastodon then.
Here on the pulse of this new day
You may have the grace to look up and out
And into your sister's eyes, into
Your brother's face, your country
And say simply
Very simply
With hope
Good morning.

And someone called this a hate blog?

Anonymous said...

It is hilarious to watch the comments from the "anti-Keller, because he won't cover up for us" committees who are backing their own unethical self interests, like getting promoted to commander, getting retained as commander, and not fired, because they are filthy cowards, having an in at the mayors office, more no bid contracts, more pay to play schemes, I want to be the police chief.... and so on.... all while their lives are fine and the city is suffering from epic violent crime. If you are so afraid of the next mayor seeing that you are such a piece of shit, then quit or leave before you are thrown out or better yet, made to do your job.
Keller stated that decisions on who will be chief were not decided. These idiots claim that anyone supporting Keller or who speaks out in support of him is his choice. So far, I have seen these morons in their paranoia throw out no less than 5 names over the last 3 weeks all because they endorse him. What a bunch of fifth grade school girls! You sound like a bunch of selfish pussies. No wonder why the city is so screwed up. And Pete you little fucking self back patting weasel, sorry buddy but your child is not gonna make it. Sorry to dash your future political aspirations ya career parasite. Maybe you can find something else to interject your worthless opinion into to sour it.

Dennis Maez said...

8:46 am
Dennis Maez has a company to run and won't be submitting any resumes to anyone for any position. Not everyone that support's someone is looking for a job, sometimes folks just have an opinion that has more to it than cursing out and calling folks names. That's it,,,nothing more,,,, sorry to disappoint,,,

Anonymous said...

Eye , today Tanny boy said when asked about today's traffic cluster $&@? And why APD doesn't do traffic control at red lights to move traffic his dumb ass said " because we don't do traffic control that way". From the hours long traffic jams Tanny APD does Not do traffic control at all. I wonder which mayoral candidate has the answer to this problem. Why is it you can always find a PIO but not an old school traffic cop. BTW why do cops have whistles even Gordo sports one. I guess they need whistles in case they need to referee a game!

Anonymous said...

APD is the only PD in the country that clips their stupid fuckin whistles and keys to their fucking epaulettes. They look like jackasses. Bunch of fucking clones. An example of how nobody thinks on there own. Follow the shithead in front of you and don't be different or make waves. Fucking pussies.

Anonymous said...

Tanner doesn't do police work either. The little cabin boy bitch.

Anonymous said...

Maurice Moya and some lawyers you respect?????????? LMFAO gotta love it...

Anonymous said...

Tanner is shitting his boy shorts knowing he will be going back to the field once a new mayor is in office. Bet he will try and do anything to keep the PIO spot. The new mayor should make the PIO spot one that is filled by an officer that has command presence, is well versed in the English language, looks a person in the eye when speaking, doesn't soind like Beavis & Butthead with the constant UH's and one that doesn't talk out of the side of his mouth. Not sure if there is one out there but a person can wish.

Anonymous said...

"Because we don't do traffic control that way?" Huh? Tanner just tell the public that you don't have enough officers out there to control traffic. Such an embarrassment. Mayoral hopefuls, get rid of these Berry spinmeisters quickly. Is there still a traffic unit anymore?

Anonymous said...

Saw you at the mayor forum at the FOP Simon. If these candidates would have pulled out there dicks you would have slurped every drop. All the PIOs need to understand that carrying Berry water killed their career. The rank and file know too much.

Anonymous said...

In my opinion, everyone has it wrong about manning levels. To begin with, you have detectives who have been inside for over half of their career, not because they are doing good work but cuz they are kissing ass. One example is Sullivan and his wife who is useless cop. Do I need to say more. If Keller wants my vote he needs a more detailed plan and how to rid APD of the good ol boy system. Getting rid of Majors is not the answer. In my area command, we have Sgt doing paperwork more than half the shift while I walk by the Lt's office and he is playing games on his phone. Get rid of Lt position and Sgt.'s on street, where they need to be. I am sure this is happening in every area command.

The reason no one wants to be APD 34 and State/BCSO don't have recruiting issues is moral. You can offer 30/hour and you wont get applicants because moral is in the toilet. To much paper work. You can't touch someone without the video being dissected by people like Norris who is looking to move up and will step on anyone in the process.

Commanders and above are at will AIDIOUS is what I say, have those letters ready by termination by Jan 10. Get individuals who support the new way of thinking in those positions asap. Don't allow anyone to demote. Now that you will have everyone's attention, start the new thinking and REPLACE 5th floor ASAP. Surprise them so they don't wipe their computers cuz we all know cops play dirty.
Moral is so bad I am saving my time so I can early out and get on with a better life.

Anonymous said...

We wouldn't be wearing these lapel cameras if Schultz didn't get a kick back. Musta been a good chunk of money cuz he already sold his sole on other shit. Lying piece of shit that he is.

Anonymous said...

Maez,
You forgot to give credit to the DA's Office lawyers. Who realized Gotterman's case was way off track and they dropped the charges. It was through the interviewing process of witnesses that this occurred, not your investigation.
Sorry.

Anonymous said...

Sept 14, 5:39,,,,,,,,what? Whistles and keys?? Go back to sucking the glass dick ya ding dong,,,,,haha

Dennis Maez said...

8:18 am
You are absolutely correct, when the PTI's were conducted the witnesses told the truth and the DA's office began to realize as you say the detectives "case was way off track." I take credit for nothing and haven't other than putting it all in one document that pointed out the inconsistencies of the interviews as to the testimony given before the grand jury and the criminal complaints. ADA Peggy Gilbert was handed a bag of crap and as any good prosecutor should do she believed it until it was pointed out to her exactly what is was, bad.

So 8:18, you are absolutely correct and I should have included Gilbert and Waymire for being standup enough to know what was actually true and for doing the right thing. Thanks (sincerely) for pointing that out.

Dennis Maez said...

8:18,
One other thing, my original post was about the election, had nothing to do with the subject of your post, and I never mentioned anything about that case on this election issue post. But, since you seem to be interested about what was done or not done email me at wdmaez@maezsecurity.com and I will gladly send you a copy of the 83 page case analysis that was presented to the DA's office before the charges were dropped.
Cheers,,,,

Anonymous said...

Mr. Maez will your family sue the department and the detectives involved?

Anonymous said...

Jody gonterman what a joke she couldn't even perform at a moderate level at UNM then her stupid husband brings her to APD. Tasia Sullivan another pair both think they are the smartest one in the room. Can't be smart when you are on vacation all the time. I hope that's a sign that Sullivan is leaving because people everyone including SID are tired of his Rob Smith Jr attitude. Maybe Garcia will hire you if he would ever find a job.

Anonymous said...

9/15 4:25. I agree with you more than I agree with Maez. You cannot just swoop down and pick all these "used to be cops" and put them out in the field. As the post mentions, a lot or most of them may be where they are now due to a good old boy network that is corrupt and in place with APD administrative staff. I.e., Fred Duran for example. Very questionable ethics and inability to do field work.

Sgts are in the field now where they should be. If APD doesn't have the stomach to put the Lts out there with them, then get rid of that Lt position, and for sure all the dead wood of Major and above.

Command staff: stop micro managing field officers by barking at them demanding they call off a signal 7 chase. They're your own. Or did you do such a poor job of training them that you do not trust their decisions?

Finally no candidate has hit the nail on the head as far as helping APD. HELPING THE RANK AND FILE GOD DAMMIT!!! Command staff has already helped themselves plenty and everyone knows it and everyone is SICK OF IT!!!!

Anonymous said...

Jodi and Tasia are perfect examples of women that got on the department when it was in desperate need of anyone. Them as well as several men should never have been allowed even test for the academy. Worthless bed hoppers the lot of them.

Anonymous said...

So where is Tasia so call working now?

Dennis Maez said...

6:58 and 4:25
I'm sure without a doubt you two are most likely a lot more spot on than I am as far as knowing what would work to increase manpower and for sure you know much more than I do as to what is really going on at APD. I'm an outsider looking in and all I've got is an opinion, and we all know what is said about opinion's, just like a certain body part, everyone has one, some just smell worse than others. But, (no pun intended) you two are the reason I spent the time ranting, to get knowledgeable, rationale discussion going. Someone wrote a post about drinking the "Keller Kool-aid" in supporting him, one thing I have been assured (by Keller) is IF he wins he's going to looking for folks like 4:25 & 6:58 to tell him the no BS truth about what from a working cops point of view will change things for the better at APD.
Hopefully he'll follow through IF he wins.

Anonymous said...

The hell you can't put the use to be cops in the field. You put them on a modified FTO program get them oriented for a few weeks and cut them loose. Don't know what your talking about, but yes, it is done across the Country. Just like when promotions come around, people from inside get to study all day so they get promoted. Does that sound familiar to you? Look at recent APD promotions. These guys get FTO'd just like a 34 would.

Tasia landed in 27 1 unit doing what I am not sure but answers to Thompson.

THE TRENENDOUS NOW POLITICAL REGULATOR said...

Pete Pete Pete, you tiny little insignificant never has been. Keep up your mouth with your anonymous bear poking you little bitch. Nobody likes you or reads your pathetic ass corny shit. Also, you are not hurting your candidate, because he never had a chance. You idiots would destroy this city, and you are part of the reason for this mess, you asshole. People would love to come up to your face and tell you what a weeping little cunt you are, but we all know the drama queen in you would be calling the national guard and saying how your hurt feelings made you in imminent fear of something happening. There are men that argue like men and sometimes scuffle, then there are utter pussies like you who run your mouth then when someone says boo to you the sky falls and you scream to the top of your bitch lungs for attention so everyone can run to the little bitche's side to defend him because he is such a cunt that he can't handle backing up what his mouth started. You are a condescending little prick who looks down on anyone who opposes your agenda, and you are a fraud. A piece of shitted toilet paper has more substance and integrity than you. Let's add to your satirical caricature story... You look like cartoon character Droopy Dog, wringing your hands behind the curtain, like the guy on the wizard of oz, and your boy looks like the Jim Henson Muppet Beaker, with a fucking mop rag on his head and Tourette syndrome. Tell us all what job has your candidate had? None! The need to politically attack him is not there, but guys like you making things up will bring it on from people that are tired of your stupid shit. Do us all a favor, and keep up the Looney Toons show because it is giving everyone a clarity about how stupid some people can be. We will see about those poll stats very soon. Every time you open your mouth you provide the reason why the Democratic Party ran away from you like you were an explosive fragmentation turd ready to detonate. Thank God you were never elected to shit, because you are a bigger pussy than Berry who holds grudges like a child. Oh, yea, I will claim to be one of the dozen or so others you claim are the Eye for you too. Ha ha ha ha.... You lost by the biggest landslide ever hahahahhahahahahahahahahahaahaha. Worse candidate than the worst mayor in the history of ABQ... hahahhahahahahahahaahaha. Your two favorite words are "I" and "ME." Oh my... I criticized someone and cussed while doing it. Call out the guard! Give me the death penalty! Hahahahahahahaaha. There is no wrong here but the assholes who would rather further ruin a city with lies and smoke and mirrors to ruin a good candidate. To think that you considered yourself a politician. You would not even be an amoeba in the Washington DC shark tand. Lmmfao.

Anonymous said...

Claiming support for an organized criminal gang after they steal, kill and lie is so wrong. Especially after intervening in their mess to save your family.
Did you "forget" about Foxy & crew? How they also jailed two innocent guys to cover up their shit?
Or maybe you are a fatal optimist?
And what do you suggest be done to break the Cartel control?

Dennis Maez said...

12:51
I guess if you are tagging all law enforcement or all of the APD as "an organized criminal gang" then yes I am supporting them, hell I was one for 30 years. But I don't support them all, like any group bad folks get in, and those I don't support for one second.
You see, but you may not (and most likely don't) I think 99% of men and women who become law enforcement officers/agents don't go to work hoping to steal, or lie, or kill. I learned a lot from the "mess" you are referring to and the most important thing I learned is that some people should never be allowed to be police officers because they don't take their responsibility seriously, some should not be allowed to be supervisors and a lot should not be allowed to be leaders of a department because they too don't take their responsibilities seriously. Yes I am an optimist, hopefully not fatal, because the truth ALWAYS comes out. You mention my family, but another family was lied to until the lies caught up with the liar, and that other families loss is much worse than anything we went through.

Dennis Maez said...

12:51
Sorry, I didn't answer your last question. I assume that by "Cartel control" you are referring to the current administration of APD. Here are my thoughts.
If Abq elects a Mayor that is as weak as the current guy nothing will change, simple as that. Albuquerque citizens need to elect/hire a strong Mayor who will appoint a strong Chief of Police. A strong Mayor in my view is someone who really means to stop the crime wave not just talk about it and will set out what he/she wants the outcome to be and stay out of the way of the Chief he hires. A strong Chief of Police will have to clean up the department while at the same time working to lower crime. The current cops don't respect their command staff and are afraid they will not be supported when they do everything right and still bad things happen and the finger pointing starts being pointed at them. On the other hand every officer I've talked to wants fairness in the department. It's that simple, just fairness. If someone screws up, no cover ups, but when everything was done right all the cops want is to have a command staff that will have their back, not throw them under the bus because the heat will be hot. I think that this is where you start the ending the business as usual. This is very simple answer to a huge issue that hopefully folks who are a lot smarter than I will figure out and get right,,,,,

Anonymous said...

@ 5:05 the only thing missing is Once Upon A Time...

Anonymous said...

If there was fairness there would not be a Gonterman and Sullivan in Violent Crimes because they could not pass a board for the position. If there was fairness there would be SID units doing police work like they use to and not warrants. If there was fairness there would be ROP units acting like real 34s targeting career criminal like they use to. If there were real cops DOJ would not be here and Schultz would have never been Chief. If there were real cops Bowdich would have slept through meetings while with BCSO and APD would not have paid him to sleep for 8 hours a day. Talk about timesheet fraud.

Anonymous said...

Well at least Gonterman and Sullivan are not out in the field making all of us miserable. Like Fred Duran is.

Anonymous said...

No, Gonterman and Sullivan are inside, weekends off, take a vacation day when they want, call in sick, when they want, no accountability at violent crimes, do what they wanna do. Don't have to ask for 61, not timed, not limited to their area command, can take more than one 61 a day, like coffee, lunch, after lunch coke or ice cream.

Anonymous said...

That's the way all the inside slots are. No one cares who is in them and no one cares what they do or don't do. We need a Chief that will hole people accountable starting with him or her self.

Anonymous said...

9/18@6:49-A modified FTO program for the likes of a bunch of whiney incompetent ASSTWATS who promoted to the inside because they're lying LAMBES for the twisted nut sacks on the 5th floor? What the fuck? You would trust those lambes to 82 you? WTF "modified" field training? Right whatever.I'd trust a lot of 34s who got shit on because of these back stabbing useless liars before I'd spend one day in the field with Gonterman. As one example.

Anonymous said...

A 34 is a 34 it doesn't matter if ur FSB or somewhere else. You don't get "promoted" to inside they hold the same rank as all of us do unless they are a Sgt or above. Yes they are ass kissers that is why DOJ is here. No backup from Gonterman or any lateral.

Anonymous said...

A 34 is a 34 no matter where one works? I call bullshit on that one. A person that goes inside as soon as he/she can and NEVER comes back out is not a cop in the eyes of the ones working their asses off in the street. That is what is wrong with APD they allow way too many to stay inside. It is reported that there are over 800 officers on APD but only about 350 bid each year. The rest are in closets and slots that are made up just for them.

Anonymous said...

I just read a post on this blog about Schultz helping himself and his buddy to items in the evidence room. It brought back memories of the really bad old days of APD -'80s through early 2000ish. IMO those times of Matt Griffin, Bob Davis, the unsolved murder of Kait Arquette and the dirty APD detectives and officers of that era were the worst and the dept was under investigation by the FBI (pre-DOJ). Corruption is nothing new here, only the names have changed.