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

Aug 7, 2013

Interim Chief Banks starts off by Lying to City Council

During Monday night’s meeting before the Albuquerque City Council, Berry’s’ newest blunder, Albuquerque’s new Interim Chief of Police, Allen Banks, told his first bold-face lie to the Council as Interim Chief. Ray Schultz must be proud of his protégé.

Councilor Ken Sanchez stated to Banks that he understood that the APD Gang Unit was disbanded in APD. Sanchez then asked Interim Chief Banks if this was true. Banks replied, “No,” the unit has not been disbanded but the officers assigned to the gang unit have been “placed” in other units. This is what we located on the internet:
Dis-band (dis’band)                                                                                                                             
 Cause (an organized group) to break up                                                               
(Of an organization group) Break up and stop functioning as an organization.
If someone disbands a group of people, or if the group disbands, it stops operating as a single unit. 

Dissolve - disperse - dismiss - break up – dissipate 

If Banks “placed” the officers in other units doesn’t this mean he disbanded them? Dissolved the unit? Dispersed the unit? Dismissed the unit? Broke up the unit? Dissipated the unit?  Why does this man lie? Why does he feel the need to lie?  Why can’t Banks stand up for what is right? And in light of the violent motorcycle gang shoot out in the North Valley; doesn’t the City need the Gang Unit more now than ever (more to come on this mess too)? Is Banks simply a “trophy” for Berry to place on the mantel?  

Do something Mr. Banks; stop lying, take the high road, start doing the “right” thing! APD is in disarray and needs strong leadership; not another dump whip boy like Schultz.  

Oh, and yes, we have heard the rumor that Berry has promised Schultz the Public Safety Director position. And, yes, our Eyes at PERA have told us that Schultz has not filed ANY retirement paperwork. So, it does appear Schultz is holding out to stay with the City long term.


Snake pit said...

Boy howdy, Chief Banks probably hasn't even had time to sharpen his pencil yet and it is time for him to discover Albuquerque's snake pit of a police department.

He is lying. It is a bold faced lie. Damn, the guy ain't got a couple of days on the job and you guys are ready to hold him to "your standards of integrity." That is something like laughable.

As if I or any citizen for that matter, ain't never heard a cop lie.

So Banks is a bold faced liar? I wonder about the integrity of the person writing this blog article.

Are you the cop I seen today who parked his take home car at the gym today? So you are all quibbling over the definition of disband? You got the definition of take home car worked out? Or do you get to cheat on that detail and call people liars?

Oh, maybe you are the cop who was parked in the day care parking lot. You know whiling away the hours, you know while nothing is going on... nope, no speeders or red light runners that need managed in this town. So is that the lazy cop that tells us that him and his pals can't make a difference till we add 300 or so more cops to the force?

Snake pit.

Anonymous said...

Where is our media on this Schultz issue? Why haven't the Journal or KOB or KRQE or KOAT gone to PERA and asked if Schultz applied for his retirement? Why don't they ask Berry to quit hiding and answer straight up, is Schultz his Public Safety Director come the election? Why does our media hide from the tough questions. Put Berry on camera and demand answers. If he refuses put that on your 10 pm news cast for the voters to see.

Come on media start reporting on something more than dogs and cats.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if Mrs. Schultz has filed any court proceedings in Arizona? Ray will be another in a long history of APD chiefs who's pensions look like PSA's

Anonymous said...

We have an election with some great stories of public lies, abortion, petitions, high unemployment, police lawsuits and more lies, yet the media doesn't ask Berry anything. Instead the lead story on KRQE website is a lizard. Jesus what a lame media we have here. Put a wig on the lizard and call him Dick Knipfing.

Anonymous said...

Who cares if the gang unit is disbanded! We need more officers patrolling the streets anyways. Disband EVERY specialized unit and then and only then will we be making a dent in the department wide shortage.

Anonymous said...

Why is it the fools in the media around here continually say Ray is retiring, yet they don't verify anything. The Eye makes a call to PERA and they get the story. Once again the citizens have been lied to by Berry and Schultz and the Eye has got the story. I hope the Albuquerque reporters didn't pay money for their journalism school because if they did they got ripped off.

Anonymous said...

Waddya expect from a guy who took pictures of a dead woman to shown his boss. Disgusting and vile are the ways of Allen Banks.

Anonymous said...

At kidding. But hey, good olé vulcanoid Tasia says staffing levels are fine and they are expanding the Gang unit not disbanding it....

Plaintiff with a badge said...

The city makes another "fiscal decision" to pay out a man who was arrested for contempt of cop while feeding the homeless. Another payout. The better get their check books ready for a lot more of those fiscal decisions because a big embarrassment is coming their way.

Anonymous said...

Local media does not care. These posers are just waiting for better jobs in a bigger market. They are here for the short term. Plus they answer to their own Admins. Who are beholden to berry ,et al. Need to take these stories to indepents like Alibi. Sorry.

Anonymous said...

Pretty sure Ray-Ray is going to use his leave balances to stay on until Dec 31st, do the two cash-outs to his sup retirement plan and leave then. Not sure what that means for the "consulting" gig, but that is what most city/county/state employees do.

Anonymous said...

So when the City Council gave APD $741,00 on Nov. 5th (for drug crime), did they get an accounting of where it went??? In the beginning of Feb KOAT ran a story fed by APD that they were going to discontinue the Narc unit and merge it into property crimes. Why didn't City Council freak ???

The Tremendous Regulator said...

Ray is afraid of the world. He is an ant here, but he knows he is less than that out in the real world that he has no friends in or people to pull strings for him. Any real man would take their pension, and move on. It's this coward who hangs on like a leach because he has nothing anywhere else and is terrified of starting over. He is the quintessential coward. This guy is terrified of what he has done to people for years; BEING BLACKBALLED AND SLANDERED TO THE POINT THAT HE CAN'T FIND WORK.
I wonder how that shoe feels?

Anonymous said...

To 3:22. You know something. Send email to eye and maybe they will do the leg work to figure out where money went.

Anonymous said...

Banks is to busy trying to find justice for Trayvon, so you'all are on running solo.