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 11, 2007

Front Page News

The plate-cover crackdown that we've been telling you about made front page news this afternoon.
According to the Albuquerque Tribune, APD has written over 500 citations in the last few months to motorists that choose to protect their license plate and their rear-end with plate-covers. The story asks the question, "are they really illegal?"

Our research indicates that there is no direct language that outlaws plate covers. (Read our take here and here.) The Tribune article featuring your friendly neighborhood Eye, asks the question but Assistant City Attorney Greg Wheeler told the Trib, "It hasn't been tested. The law was clearly meant to apply to the human eye, but I think that it could evolve to include a camera."

Evolve?! What Mr. Wheeler apparently means, is that the city hopes that a judge will rule that a plate that restricts a license plates viewing angle to the height of a human is an obstruction. Or perhaps he hopes that the council will move to create an ordinance that protects the scam-era revenue.

Either way cracking down on license plate covers is clearly designed to protect revenue, not lives.

----- Eye Alert -----
If you're near a radio or reading this blog Monday afternoon tune into 770 KKOB. Jim Villanucci is ripping the scam-era system with data from a county source that indicates that accidents at photo enforced intersections have steadily increased since the system's installation. You can listen live at


Anonymous said...

There aren't enough officers available to enforce traffic laws so supposedly they put in red light cameras to help out (yeah right sure we all believe that one don't we), but there are plenty of officers who have the time to give out citations for license plate covers?????

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Anonymous said...

If this red light BS was really about the public's safety welfare, they wouldn't be having the 400 + officers available for real crime calls, fiddle f_ _king around pulling people over for plate covers. This is simply harrassment and most officers are not stooping that low. They have better things to do. The fact is, MOST of the rank and file despise this administration and the fifth floor.
Ever wonder why they are going to such lengths to make sure they cllect our money? It's called graft, plain and simple. After all, Al Capone retaliated after he lost some of his whiskey. He too was a a threatening little punk as well.

Anonymous said...

If one obscures his/her license plate, that is tantamount to saying, "I intend to run red lights and don't give a crap about safety." Instead of buying a cover, why not just stop at red lights?

License plates are for identification not decoration. If they can't be read AT ANY ANGLE, then they don't serve their intended purpose.

Funny how anti-government people sure like to drive on the roads, utilize emergency services, play in public parks, collect social security, etc., but don't hold up their end of civic responsibility.

Anonymous said...

We pay for those roads and other city services heavily already asshole. As far as civic duty and civil service, I've dedicated over ten years so far, without pay. Have you? I suspect the answer is no. You simply suck on the taxpayer's tit with your government
(25 hour a week) job. Go home. Stay in and don't come out.

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Anonymous said...
"If one obscures his/her license plate, that is tantamount to saying, "I intend to run red lights and don't give a crap about safety."" says I am fighting back at YOUR illegal taxation is my right as an American citizen! I have plate covers. I have NO INTENTION of driving around running red lights, nor do I have any intention of SUPPORTING you illegal taxation system should I inadvertantly do so. If I do run a red light, I hope there is a police officer around to pull me over and give me a ticket which I will pay without quarrel!

Anonymous said...

That's right. Good comment

Anonymous said...

"If they can't be read AT ANY ANGLE, then they don't serve their intended purpose." - now that is just a stupid statement. It would be IMPOSSIBLE to read at ANY angle!
ie: try reading it at 90 degrees off center. hmmm..... :)

Anonymous said...

If you take down your stupid red light cameras, I will take off my license plate covers.

Anonymous said...

Spoke to many officers. They will not follow these orders.
"We're not going to become Nazis for Ray"

James said...

I wonder how much those cameras go for on the black market hhhhhhhhhmmmmmmmmmmm I think they are Nikon or some real expensive brand as such.