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 26, 2011

Perry Trips on His Own Jaw; Council in Quandary

In today’s Journal (read it here) “Albuquerque Chief Administrative Officer Rob Perry says he asked the city’s independent review officer to investigate a single-car crash involving the wife of then-Public Safety boss Darren White and its aftermath in his capacity as a citizen.” Perry claims that he made the request as a “citizen.” That is clearly a “White Lie,” in a letter from Perry to the IRO, Perry stated, “As we discussed on the telephone today, and at the request of Mayor Berry, I am asking you to conduct a thorough review of the facts surrounding (the crash.)...” Perry was referring to the crash involving Kathy White, the wife of former Public Safety Director, Darren.

Perry stated, “We believe this clearly provides the IRO statutory authority to investigate allegations of impropriety by all parties involved in this incident,” Perry wrote in the letter, dated Tuesday. “I dispatched a letter to Mr. Deaton asking him to do such. To this extent I am a citizen of Albuquerque, and the (letter to Deaton) can be construed as a complaint.”

Perry later stated to the City Councilors that the correspondence he sent to IRO William Deaton “can be construed as a complaint.” Perry opened his mouth and inserted his foot up to his knee. Construed; Perry was obviously double talking. Perry stated point blank that he was complaining and requesting an investigation on behalf of Mayor Berry. Perry sent (dispatched) an official letter on City of Albuquerque letter head and not on his own stationary. We can only be lead to believe that he drafted the letter on behalf of the Mayor during his normal scope and course of duties with the City of Albuquerque. Perry was acting on behalf of the City and not on his own behalf. Perry lied to the public and to the City Council.

The Eye already warned that the contract that Perry signed with the IRO may be illegal. The Councilors have recognized that there is a huge problem here and have asked for an independent investigation citing, violation of the city ordinance, “which states that the IRO is authorized to investigate citizen complaints against sworn police officers.”

Some profound words come from Councilor Ken Sanchez. “This clearly isn’t a citizen complaint,” Sanchez said. “I think the administration is digging itself deeper and deeper into a hole and not being transparent in what they’re doing.

Sanchez also stated, “The bottom line is the IRO doesn’t have the authority to do this investigation based on the contract and the ordinance. And this administration is finding a way to continue it, which is illegal and sets a very bad precedence that we are not following our own ordinances.” The Eye completely agrees with Sanchez which leads us to the next issue.

Perry's lying is terrible but what is worse is the conspiring that is going on behind closed doors. Schultz knows and should have told Perry, who is an attorney, that the City must conduct a criminal investigation first. This information is contained in the APD Standard Operating Manual. Under Garrity since it is a compelled statement, the statement(s) may not be used in a criminal investigation or proceedings. An administrative investigation will be maintained privately and no one will be able to see the facts. The big difference is, on a criminal investigation the results would eventually be made public.


The City Council is right on target and should stay the course. Schultz, Perry and the City are attempting to use legitimate means to keep the illegal doings private, hidden and concealed. The City Council must react strongly and demand a full and complete criminal investigation. Don’t be fooled by the simpleton games that Schultz and Perry are playing; they are trying to conceal crimes that were committed. This type of behavior is going to place us on the AP hotwire and ruin the rest of the City’s reputation. This is looking more and more like some of the things that transpired in New Orleans,Louisiana, that caused DOJ to come in and take over the PD.

The City Council has stated they will ask for an independent investigation from the City's Inspector General. The Mayor's spokesperson stated the administration will respect the Council's opinion. This is agreeable to the Mayor's Office because it will still be an administrative case which can be kept secret. The Council must demand a criminal investigation first; and then an administrative investigation may take place afterwards.

Instructions; do not lie and stop trying to hide the truth. Schultz and Perry should know that the truth always comes out in the end. Councilor Ken Sanchez stated, “I think the administration is digging itself deeper and deeper into a hole…” The Eye agrees complete with this statement and offers this advice; if you want to get out of the hole, quit DIGGING!

34 comments:

Anonymous said...

Legalize says a criminal investigation has to take place first.
Berry, Perry, White and Schultz are seriously in a pickle on this one. This is not a class of intelligentsia.
These people are pretenders, imposters and should not hold office at all.
The DCs on the fifth floor aren't capable and we have a lot of under rated incompetents working at city hall.
All political appointees not qualified to run a fruit stand. Tito Madrid, TJ Wilham, Chris Ramirez,Sarah Lister,to name a few. The rhetoric of candidate Berry is much different than the Mayor Berry. Big talk, but when it comes to actually stepping in and doing the job, he's a miserable failure. First act as mayor he hires David 'Dick' Campbell and Darren White to run things as he is so insecure to actually take charge by himself. We are seeing the results of a man who should have never been. Never been elected mayor, that's for damn sure.

Anonymous said...

Darren White;
The name synonymous in the dictionary with the term,
"Peter Principal"

Anonymous said...

This amusement park is over for you fellows.
You have been found out. The community is fed up with this "Frat boy" bullshit.
Washington is taking notice and so is FOX News. You just don't know it.

Anonymous said...

The public safety leaders of the city are drowning in a scandal of cover up and lies. Where's Berry?

On the front page of today's Journal talking about lowering building codes.

WTF Everything gets dumbed down with this clown. FMB

Anonymous said...

Since Darren and Campbell are gone Berry will have to roll up his sleeves and learn how to govern; be a mayor.
Perry is no help, as the first thing he does is botch up the Darren / peach thing.
Now we have the Murdock mess to clean up. About $2,000,000 will probably make that go away, but wait, that gets better as this administration won't have to pay for that lawsuit as they are not responsible for their actions. Let's just add that to the other $2M that Darren and Schultz have cost the taxpayers due to their incompetence and over zealous actions. The law suits just keep piling up. And lets not forget the multiple smaller law suits that are coming as a result of Darren's fleecing motorist/tourist on the freeway? Did I mention Tru-Touch............ on & on &on

Anonymous said...

Traveling to different parts of the country, you will see city and town governments with highly educated people running things and actually have a CODE. A code of ethics and behavior.
Albuquerque on the other hand, when under a microscope, reveals people in power as illiterate, uneducated, shiny pikers, pretending to have any code of ethics. It's a city government wrought with scavengers, demented and ethically challenged 'has beens', attempting to fool the people that they can run this city government, when in reality, given their level of competence and education, are only qualified to run a trailer park in Arkansas or Louisiana somewhere. Then again, who's to blame for this? The uneducated, ignorant populace that elected them, that's who. We deserve what we get.

Anonymous said...

If Berry's insane clown posse will lie about this they'll lie about anything.

Oh wait. They already do.

Anonymous said...

I've been around the city for a while and can't recollet a time that was as dysfunctional as it is now. And I say this for all departments, as I have friends who are saying the same things about where they work -- the administrators in every department are all slightly stupid.

Anonymous said...

The longer this obvious cover up of Darren White's unethical actions on that accident scene continues the more you are hurting the Republican party Mayor. Please, come out and clean this up. Your inaction is killing our party in Albuquerque. We wanted you to be diffrent!

Anonymous said...

This might not have happened if Perry weren't trying to be the CAO and the City Attorney. Why haven't they hired a new City Attorney since Perry is the CAO? Why is he trying to be both?

Anonymous said...

7/27 @ 10:01 am: I'm not sure I'd go that far, however, the city is rife with employees that are beholden politically to each other, mostly to their higher ups, administrators, directors, etc. I started out as a temp. employee with the city over 15 yrs ago. I was told by a supervisor at that time, that if I wanted to be hired as a city employee, I'd better watch out who I aligned myself with and that I should make better decisions about who I chose as my friends. Thankfully, I transferred out of that department and took the requisite tests (back in the day) and got hired permanently. That is the problem with COA -- too many administrators promoting those they are close with, their friends, etc. In other words, nepotisim. I am an example of that. Because I'm active in my union, my department heads want nothing to do with me, as far as promotion goes.

Anonymous said...

Department Heads, City Employees, government, unions. Aren't you all together in this? I'm not big into unions, however, when push comes to shove and an employee is wrongfully treated or screwed over, the managers, bosses and department heads need to respect that and realize that this is the way it is and put down their
F_ _king managers bull whip.
Remember, I said really wrongfully screwed over , not some bullshit made up goldbricker shit.

Anonymous said...

Remember mayor Saavedra? Enough said.

Anonymous said...

Darren's home or hold up some where waiting word from some R bastard to come to his rescue with news of a position.
I swear, that's what happens to all those loser DCs who have retired and get some pincha job at the shooting range, city car etc.
Go out into the world and get a job, instead of relying on society to provide you a living. Be a MAN. The rest of us have to do it, why not you Darren.
You've pilfered and scammed the taxpayers for years. You had your chance to be righteous and you blew it.

Anonymous said...

Is Darren White's mom or Dad named Jean-C Guenette? In Monday's journal she/he "blames White's departure on Socialist Unions". She/he stated unions are employee gangs formed to extort money, favors and special conditions from their employer. So when I hear you all brag about being a conservative Republican then why do you think the city should abide by the contract. In fact, why are you union? See how much the Republican powers that be really care about you. Sorry to burst your bubble, but you are so middleclass it's ridiculous. So while you chant for the Republican way I hope you enjoy watching the rich spend their tax break money on themselves, because they've hardly created jobs over the past 10 years they've had the breaks, while you lose your pensions, pay and benefits. Good luck!

Anonymous said...

Based on tonight's news - Levi's stolen truck statement was nothing but fiction. Stay tuned, because he's going to start singing like a songbird. APD is embroiled in corruption! What a shame.

Anonymous said...

Berry can't come out from under the desk. Perry hasn't figured out what Berry needs to say to the press. So for now, the best policy is to stay out of sight; TJ the $85K boot lick will fetch his lunch after he fetches Sal's. Darren's not around to tell him what to do and say, Schultz over in Germany fondling Fraulein and everyone's waiting for Deaton fake investigation to get completed.
Remember the South, where Klansman were caught red handed hanging folks of color, went to trial for it and were acquitted of all charges? Same thing here. These guys have the same ideologies and beliefs, They just don't where hoods. a real freakin 'Heat of the night' I tell ya.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, just hide out like mayor 'Stealth' Saavedra did in the 80s.

We thought we really had a mayor here when we all voted for Berry. What a huge disappointment. Sure fooled everyone. But then again, so did Obama. Hiring Darren and keeping Schultz was his Achilles heel. His 'Waterloo'
But Tito told you RJ that these two assholes would cost you, remember, remember !!

Anonymous said...

"CAPE FEAR"

" I know you're in there; come out, come out, where ever you are"

Anonymous said...

Post 12:32
Darren's mis deeds and Berry's unwillingness to act is hurting the Republican party.

THAT'S AN UNDERSTATEMENT

THE PUBLIC IS WATCHING THIS TRAVESTY AND THEY ARE LYING RIGHT AT US.
YOU'RE ALL GUILTY, STOP LYING.

Now I hear Sgt. Wooley is changing his story. COME ON !Is everything this city government does based on extortion, blackmail and bribes?
And we have an investigator helping disguise and defuse the situation. Hello City council D or R, are you buying any of this? Will you look the other way?

Anonymous said...

If the IRO's report is a "White Wash" AFD EMS reports and IRO interview tapes will show up all over Albuquerque and the state. I hope those idiots continue thier pathetic vain attempt cover all this up. It just makes them look more and more corrupt. They have made their bed and we, APD and AFD will make sure they sleep in it.

Anonymous said...

Garrity doesn't apply to darren I believe its for law enforcement only. APD uses it to their advantage to scare everyone.

Anonymous said...

Tapes?
Why are they not showing up now?

Why leave the lid to the pickle jar open even a little bit so the snakes can get out?

Screw the lid down tight now so they suffocate.

Anonymous said...

What is this Garrity everyone's talking about?
Sorry, civilian, don't know.

Anonymous said...

GARRITY RIGHTS

FIFTH AMENDMENT APPLIES TO INTERROGATIONS OF PUBLIC EMPLOYEES ("GARRITY RIGHTS")


Public employees have certain constitutional rights that apply in their employment that may not apply to private employees. For example, in Garrity v. New Jersey, the Supreme Court held that statements obtained in the course of an investigatory interview under threat of termination from public employment couldn't be used as evidence against the employee in subsequent criminal proceedings. If, however, you refuse to answer questions after you have been assured that your statements cannot be used against you in a subsequent criminal proceeding, the refusal to answer questions thereafter may lead to the imposition of discipline for insubordination.

Anonymous said...

Perry is the next Dummy that has to go!!!! Then crybaby, jellyfish Breen......then lying, corrupt, dirtbag Shultz!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Read Joe Monahan's blog as well. These guys are toast; you too blueBERRY muffin

Anonymous said...

Blue BERRY muffin. Love it !
How appropriate.

Anonymous said...

I understand A. Walck was belt recording Darren at the scene. Is this true? If it is, no wonder he resigned.

Anonymous said...

What sort of problems has APD created with the district judges by bringing such a flawed and trumped up case against judge Murdoch. It seems APD has very little credibility with the public and I would guess APD is well on its way to poisoning its relationship with the courts. I'll tell you if I were on a jury I would be extremely skeptical of anything presented by APD and its representatives. Actually I was on a criminal jury last year and the case was dismissed because the cop made up some absurd BS about his probable cause. He cited a law that did not exist and the judge called him on it.

Anonymous said...

How much is this union-buster making? Is it still Garcia (?) from last year, the double-dipping POS.

Anonymous said...

If this is how APD does cases against high ranking public officials, think about how piss poor of a job they do for Joe Q Citizen....

Anonymous said...

July 28, 2011 4:00:00 PM MDT

Don't put ALL of apd in the light man...it is the high ranking officials that ARE doing this investigation. The majority of the men and women behind the badge are good people. Until you know every single one of them, don't make the assumption that they are all like Ray Shutlz and Darren the dipshit White.
I am glad you posted that comment though, because it proves how a corrupt leadership taints and STAINS the rest of the dept. FMB! FRS! FDW! FSM!