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

Jul 24, 2011

Breen Grabs a Fire-Shovel and Buries Himself

Our Eyes are telling us that on Friday, July 22, 2011, AFD Chief Breen repeatedly told his employees that he was "with" them, but he said he would be fired if he stood up to the Mayor. Breen blamed everything on the Mayor. Breen stated, he doesn't agree with what the Berry Administration has been doing to the Union but he isn't ready to retire. Breen also stated he wants to repair “labor relations” in the Fire Department. Why didn't Breen want to repair labor relations during the past year and a half? Breen acted paranoid about any recordings of the meeting. The media was circling like sharks with blood in the water, begging fire personnel to give any hint as to what was said in the closed door meetings.

Our Eyes tell us two hours after Breen’s meeting with AFD personnel, he was called to the Mayor's office and was told that he was a “liability.” The local Union 244 has yet to conduct their planned vote of “No Confidence” on Breen. Our Eyes tell us that Berry is in a huff over Breen conducting the closed door meeting with only AFD personnel. It appears Berry and Perry are paranoid themselves over what Chief Breen is saying behind closed doors. Is Berry getting ready to cut Breen loose? Or is Breen going to be one of the sacrificial lambs?

Breen might just find himself in familiar company with Darren White and possibly APD’s Fifth Floor. All who may be back in the job market…

42 comments:

Anonymous said...

How stupid can the Berry and Perry be? What do they think AFD's chief is going to tell firefighters behind closed doors? Of course he is going to blame everything on the mayor he is trying to save his own career. The administration down town sure does not seem to be able to control even it's appointed people.

I wonder how long Berry and Perry are going to allow them selves to be hung out to dry by their own people?

Anonymous said...

POS Berry and shit for brains Perry are getting what they deserve. Breen is not a politician, he is a Fire Fighter. The man could make no decisions, without checking with Dick face Darren first. I belive he is sick of all the shit and just want's to do it his way. I thought that is what a Fire Chief was supposed to do.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like Chief Breen is trying to escape another disaster left behind by Darren White. Too bad from what I have heard Chief Breen is a good guy who didn't know what he was signing up for. He should have come clean with the department before this current disaster. I doubt he will be around much longer.

Anonymous said...

Don't feel sorry for Breen feel sorry for his department! He is supposed to be the fire chief not the mayor's obedient pet. WTF? Now he wants his guys to protect him! What about these closed meeting anyway? Isn't there an open meetings LAW in NM? Holding illegal meetings to ask your people to protect you for actions you have taken. Wow! That takes the cake.

Anonymous said...

From what I have seen this week Berry is a dumb a**.

Anonymous said...

Berry is over. Did you see we saved a guy from an arroyo? Score: AFD 10 Berry and White zero!

Anonymous said...

APD, AFD, what a bunch of sappy jerks. They live with their hands deep into the pockets of the taxpayer, get cush retirement after like 20 years, spend their careers whining. These guys got Harleys, big ol diesel crew cab super duty trucks. They are the government aristocracy.
They don't contribute to our Social Security. They live with their hands in Grandma's pockets. When the aristocrats retirement fund shows the slightest sign of weakness, they expect, no demand us to doff our hats and bend our knees. But when it comes to Social Security, they call it a Ponzi, while they grant themselves special privelege. "Some animals are more equal than others."

Heros? No. These guys are just legends in their own minds.

Anonymous said...

Is Breen's fiancee ever going to have a court date for her aggravated DWI? Too bad Breen didn't rush to the scene of that accident and take her to the hospital because she had a "seizure".

Anonymous said...

APD AND AFD A BUNCH OF SAPPY JERKS....I sense a bit of jelousy! Did you not get in when you tried? So sad! These people protect you and this is how you repay them. I hope your house doesn't burn down.....

Anonymous said...

When it comes to girlfriends, wives and prostitutes;
One thing keeps coming to mind.
All those that have been in the paper and news recently, apparently have made real bad choices in that regard.
The last one is without a doubt, an obvious no, no, however, doesn't warrant being dragged through the mud like a felon by APD; but then again we all KNOW what that's all about.
As for the other two, well it's always been said; "joy boys' and their grown up 'boy toys', but are they something you want to bring home to Moma?

Anonymous said...

Well the major problem is the level of corruption that is involved all the way up to the Mayor. He may have had great potential, but he was warned not to surround himself with the group of people he did. Now Breen who probably had the best intentions realizes how they do business. He is stuck now! Do the Mayors bidding, get kicked in the teeth by the firefighters, side with the firefighters get gutted by the administration and thrown in the garbage. Police are the same way stand up for what is right and they will lay and wait for you no matter how long it takes until they can cut your throat, then laugh about how they will be retired and on some beach sipping drinks while you wait for your civil case to come up! Even if they get caught doing a shoddy investigation or retailiating on you it is never money out of their pockets its insurance and taxpayers money, they are never held accountable, ask Sam Costales, ask Ben Kirby, ask Brad Arensfield, ask Judge Murdoch! Always keep in mind they are concerned with their money and retirement they will do what ever the chief tells them to do, no questions asked even if it is a felony (like the Darren White debacle) to cover for each other,then if it goes south they will let you take the blame for the Chief and quietly retire. Take a look at the mass retirements after the Arensfield case Dep Chief McCabe, Commander Joe Hudson, LT Rob Smith, all within a month of each other,,COME ON!!! How many times have you heard of that. CLEAN OUT THE ADMINISTRATION AND START FRESH, PROSECUTE THE ONES WHO HAVE LIED AND BILKED THE TAXPAYERS OUT OF MILLIONS!

Anonymous said...

To APD, AFD, what a bunch of sappy jerks.

Yes, we don't contribute to social security and guess what we don't receive any either. I will get social security because I paid for all my quarters prior to becoming one of leaches on society who protects you, your children, your parents and your friends.

Did you know soldiers, sailors, marines and air men also receive 20 year pensions? what a bunch of how did you say it, governemntal aristocracy!

Where you aware of how many firefighters and police officers ran into the towers and died for outstanding citizens like you on 911?

Are you aware of how many thousands of us, firefighters and police officers, have died in the line of duty since 911, how about twice as many than have died in Afghanistan.

You are correct we are all just a bunch of whining, sappy , jerks. I am always amazed at how much courage you idiots have when safe behind your computer screens. I would so love to have this discussion in person!

It is my guess you would not say that shit to my face, one of my brother firefighter's faces, a police officer's face let alone an Iraq or Afghanistan vet's face.

Matt Blanchfield

Anonymous said...

Breen ins't high enough on the food chain to have unfettered access to the scene of an obvious DUI. No, his fiancee is only eligible for some odd loss of evidence, failure to prosecute, procedural error, chain of evidence problem or any other magical way they make their families DUIs disappear.

EyeCU said...

Don't feel sorry for Breen he's a two faced wannabe politician who is only looking out for himself. Why did Berry appoint this guy any way. He was deep into helping Marty Chavez's campaign and was kissing the union president's @ss during the campaign as well. He was always at Chavez'z head quarters and volunteered quite a bit. He was fortunate enough to get to know Darren White during Hurricane Katrina and devious enough not to tell anyone in Berry's camp he was in Marty Chavez's camp all along. I give much credit to Diego Arencon for not using this against the little weasel. He'll tell anyone anything to get past his current conversation. If you firefighters are meeting with Breen ask him if he helped Marty Chavez, let's see if he lies to you again. By the way, he is great at phone banking,a real smoth talker!!

Anonymous said...

Way to go Matt. Tell it like it is brutha.

Glad2bgone said...

Breen wants to know why the department is so disgruntled and why the moral is so low. Could it be that he preaches experience, integrity, education, rank and high test scores as a fair and honest way to promote in his new department. So far in his administration his appointments to Deputy Chief have been laughable. One deputy chief (TW)who was fired for cheating the tax payers out of money when he lied to get fmla and was really in Clark county Nevada in their fire department cadet class, drawing pay checks from two Departments. He only got his job back because he had his mother come and beg for it after they fired him from Clark County for dishonesty on his application and from AFD for dishonesty and fraud . The Chief at the time (MH) overturned the decision by the deputy at the time after your current deputy's mother spoke for him. The Deputy at the time retired over that miscarriage of fairness. Now that is great integrity by your leaders wouldn't you say? Another Deputy Chief (NM) who was a Captain and was promoted ahead of every Commander in the department and past everyone ahead of him on the the promotional list. Oh and how many people were on that list, 20 maybe? Oh and where was he on the list....20th? WTF #@!? Doesn't inspire alot of confidence in your leaders now, does it? A Captain who runs the Academy who is not really mentally stable. Hurting yourself is not the answer (MS). You need to man up if you're going to be training your incoming firefighters!!!!! This is just the tip of the iceberg. Good luck AFD. you're going to need it dealing with this two faced double talker.

Anonymous said...

Matt Blanchfield & 10:27:00 AM MDT:
Are you and your "brothers" willing to lay down your shield of immunity you hide behind in questionable actions? I respect honorable officers, however many actions do not fit that mold.

Anonymous said...

Breen shouldn't be surprised about Berry pulling his strings. What does he expect?? He's there at the Mayor's beck & call -- that's the way every manager/assistant director/director in every city dept. functions. They're hired with the knowledge & understanding that they represent management and administration: not their people, not the Unions. You can't have it both ways with this Mayor. He sucks.

Anonymous said...

Is the issue here union vs. administration or vica versa or is it about the union and administration working together in "integrity" to accomplish what we the taxpayers are paying for.

Anonymous said...

Breen helping chavez. Very interesting. He did spend alot of time at fire administration kissing ass!!

Anonymous said...

I am not in the shadows.

I put my name on my posting. I want every police officer or firefighter who breaks the law to be held to the same standard and have the same consequences as the public is, no more no less. I hope you want the same for your elected and appointment public officials.

Matt Blanchfield

Anonymous said...

I agree his choices have been pretty questionable. The guy definitely does not practice what he preaches. doesn't he see that?

Anonymous said...

anyone who believes that breen does not want to buy into the current ralationship between the city and the firefighters is fooling themselves. He is very anti firefighter and mostly looks down on us. he's pretty arrogant and thiks very little of the rank and file.

Anonymous said...

was at one of the meetings and breen was trying to put the decisions he has made on the mayor and his bosses. he looked desparate and very weak.

Anonymous said...

Whiney, sappy, jerks ...

Government aristocrats now masters of the sympathy scam.

Soldiers and sailors get retirements after 20 years, but guess what, they pay Social Security. Social Security, "oh I don't use it." Hey, that spells relief for some future generation of taxpayer. This generation of labor owes this generation of retirees. Except for the special privilege that the morally crippled grant themselves.

"many thousands of us died after 911" What preposterous crap.

And don't be including Iraq or Afghanistan vets as though they are your "brothers." Those soldiers are not on the same scale as you aristocrats with 3 car garages and high line vehicles, Harleys, and gas guzzling status symbol super duty trucks.

Soldiers are nothing like the gluttons of APD or AFD.

Oh, you like to have this conversation in person... that way I get to find out if you are a union thug like Levi Chavez.

Levi Chavez. I seen a blog post about how you back stabbing louts suppose that ol' Chavez was a questionable hire on the part of management.

How about this? Levi Chavez was on the payroll for 18 some odd months and like a couple hundred grand. The city couldn't cut loose of him cuz they were intimidated by your wormy union.

The union was why Levi was kept on the job.

Anonymous said...

Ok Guys and Gals, I read this blog to get some idea of what is really happening at APD and AFD. But stop hating on the police and firefighters. A firefighter literally saved my life after an accident I had. I know everyone has their dirty little secrets, but if I had to go to work every day not knowing if I would come home, I would live each day well.
There are people in both departments who are sticking it to the taxpayers and they should be outed. But don't hate on all of AFD and APD.

Anonymous said...

First your show your total ignorance of the facts. Do I need to source and quote the number of police and fire fighter line of duty deaths for your dumb a**? I don't mind doing so. Just let me know. Most likely you will rely on factored statements that show your true colors.

Most people I know consider dying in the line of duty an honorable thing. But obviously not a mental and moral giant like yourself.

Secondly, if your are capable of comprehending the written word you would have seen that in my last posting I stated I want all police officers and firefighters who break the law to be held accountable. Some how you think that if a firefighter or a police officer breaks the law or is of low moral character that all union members are thugs. That is truely brilliant! I am sure no one in your profession has ever broken the law or had low moral character. I an intrested in what elite morally superior profession you claim, do tell.

I assume in your profession you have these things called weekends. Guess how that disgusting worker's benefit came into being?

As for my brother and sister's huge homes, huge trucks, three car garages and opulent wealth here is another big firefighter secret, the majority of firefighters make so much money as publi servants they work full time second jobs. Wow! What low life leeches on society. They work 56 hours a week doing shit I am sure a big stug like you could handle then they knock out another full time job, which by the way they pay social security from.

Matt Blanchfield

One parting question before I respond to your deep understanding of the social security system

Anonymous said...

Well, how many lies were told today? (BP)
Darren, (Sheriff Butter Bean) sittin home with peach waiting for results of this fake Deaton investigation, in hopes that he is exonerated so he can have McCleskey GIVE him at our expense another job worth 100 K or more. These people, all of them, make me sick to my stomach.
Ray don't give a shit, his retirement all together from double to triple dipping will be about 200 K. I'd be gettin out fast before the shit hits the fan.
Darren never retired, he RESIGNED as he had to and as he should have. No retirement cause you don't have enough time in; too bad asshole, welcome to our world.

Stealth said...

Reference; ...APD and AFD that died in the line of duty...

The Eye On Albuquerque will not allow any person to use this blog to disrespect the dead.

Constructive criticism or other thoughts or reasonable comments are always welcome. However, childish rhetoric toward another at the expense of disrespecting the dead will not be tolerated.

Respectfully,
The Eye

Anonymous said...

Matt your passion is incredible most AFD & APD admire that especially because you can put your name on it. I’m one that’s afraid too because of covert retaliation. I’ve experienced that before, but will express what I think anomalously. I have a wife working and family to support, barely making it with the recession and all the cuts. There’s some a-hole trying to get your goat. Many don’t understand how much AFD & PD’ers pay into our own pensions, again without paying into SS & receiving no gov benefits unless we have worked in the private sector which is why so many retirees work after retirement. Whoever is posting is trying to pry a wedge between AFD and APD and has no clue whether the general public knows the truth. I’d say it’s from city admin. What are they afraid of? Losing? Berry take your ball and go home. There’ll be no change with the freaking stupid ass hardball that you’re playing and you won’t get re-electing which is a shame because city taxpayers really needed change. You’re costing taxpayers more working against unions than if you’d worked with ALL of them.

Paul McC said...

To the author of; APD AND AFD A BUNCH OF SAPPY JERKS....

Ummmm have you heard of the "Public Employees Retirement Board (PERA)?"Did you know that our retirement is NOT a freebie? Are you aware that for almost 20 years, many of us paid approximately 15+% of our gross incomes into that retirement. True we don't currently pay that percentage at this time, but the young guys probably will again within the next 10 years or so. Are you aware that if a firefighter works past 22 years & 10 months they STILL pay that same amount of their check into PERA without getting anything in return from PERA? Is that even legal? In effect those of us working past retirement are making a donation to continue working. Are you aware that by paying into PERA instead of SS it actually saves the taxpayers of Albuq. money?

Do you know that firefighters have shorter life expectancies than the average population and are three times more likely to die on the job, due to inherent risks, physical and mental stresses, and exposures to toxic and carcinogenic compounds released in smoke?

Did you know that In a public defined benefit retirement system, when a firefighter dies, their retirement contributions and all earned interest go back into the"system" to help pay for other living retiree's benefits, unlike a private sector 401K where the retiree's family keeps 100% of their retirement contributions (and interest earnings and market growth) upon their death.

Did you know that firefighters assigned to the field work an average of 56+ hour a week in 48 hour shifts, and respond to emergencies at any hour, night or day, 365 days per year - even on holidays like Christmas and Thanksgiving when virtually no one else is working. Because they work 40% more hours but earn a salary comparable to any other technically skilled professional, their hourly wages are relatively low for a skilled profession. Did you know that if required, we will push ourselves to work until we drop to do everything we can to save your ungrateful backside?

Are you aware that when an attorney figures out a persons worth, a firefighter is rated lower than a low life scum like yourself? Are you aware that when your ungratful butt calls 911 for a boo boo, we will still be there for you?

Paul McClure
A PROUD 28 yr veteran of AFD

Paul J. Heh said...

To Matt Blanchfield : Thank you for standing up for Police and Fire. It is good to see you post your name. I understand the reason for anonymous, but I wish everyone would step up and put their name on what they believe.

Anonymous said...

Paul McClure = a true hero.....
"SAPPY JERKS" POSTER = "Biggest Loser"

Anonymous said...

FMB website says they have started working on a recall of Mayor Berry..

Anonymous said...

So Joey just went to Dallas. Him and Valerie are now the benefactors of OUR union money. RECALL joey, lets get JOSE in. he will know what to do with our money. Joey said there was a phone poll on our building they are leasing. they never asked anyone they just signed the lease and check without anyone permission. JOSE come to the meeting, stand up for us!

Anonymous said...

For the dip shit that posted about the firefighters and the social security...do you homework before you open your mouth. They don't pay into social security....they don't receive social security. Everyone thinks they know everything about the fire dept and the jobs they do. You don't know a damn thing about what these people do and what they see on a day to day basis. The diseases they are exposed to and dirty air they breathe in at a fire...the god awful things they witness, that don't even make the news. Do your homework before you are so quick to judge. I admire the firefighters and the police officers. They take risks everyday. Don't be a hater because you didn't choose an admirable career like these folks. Everyone has a choice!

Anonymous said...

Apd may have the finest, but our brothers in Afd are proving they indeed are the BRAVEST.

Anonymous said...

@ July 27 9:09AM

ROFL!

Anonymous said...

I agree 100% with comment July 27, 2011 9:09:00 AM MDT. Thank you AFD for stepping up to the plate!

Anonymous said...

Well its been dismissed. I'm talking about Kimberly Swift (Breen's girlfriend). The case was decided today. Notes on the case indicate the prosecutor was "unable to prosecute".
http://www.metrocourt.state.nm.us/casemanagement/cslisttrans4.jsp?casenum=DW67911&defno=1

Anonymous said...

Same old shit with cover ups buck freen!!!!

Anonymous said...

Let's not forget that Miss Kimberly Swift, (the midwife..who delivers babies during the day and drives DUI at night), mentioned Darren Whites name throughout this whole thing. Does this not sound familiar? Does anyone else see a mirror image of what Kathleen White did? The only difference is, is that Kathleen hit a curb, (this time), and Swift hit a PERSON. DARREN WHITE NEEDS TO BE BROUGHT UP ON CRIMINAL CHARGES!