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
Feb 6, 2014
Malfeasance, Misfeasance, and Nonfeasance
Well it's been quite a week for Albuquerque's Mayor, RJ Berry, his CAO, Richard Perry, and his police chief Allen Banks.
First we had the release of the disgusting open 911-call from 4909 Commanche NE in June 2013, several months before a young Omaree was brutally murdered.
But Banks says he didn't know about that 911 call.
Then we at the Eye revealed that not only did APD officers fail to honor their oath and do anything at the call or follow basic SOPs, but then they milked it for almost 2 hours letting other squademates in their area command hop calls while they did who knows what.
But Banks didn't know that.
When confronted with these facts, Banks was nowhere to be found, and CAO Rob Perry went before the media claiming an IA investigation was under way and the officers had been placed on administrative leave.
Banks was no where to be seen.
Our Eyes tell us that Banks was in Texas attending a certification by waiver class mandated by the Department of Public Safety so that he is licensed to be a cop in that state.
Of course, Banks reappeared because, our Eyes tell us, the absentee mayor demanded he come back and deal with this mess. And of course in Albuquerque the "mess" means finding out who leaked out the 911 audio tape. Obviously the mess has been left to fester because Banks has been asleep at the job and looking for greener pastures. And Perry is running around being a tough guy. Where of course is Berry, well for 41 days he's been hiding in his little hole hiding.
Berry of course, finally came out, and made about as much sense as, well nothing, "we have to start, and we can't start and finish in one moment in time. We have to, you know, we have to start at the moment where a child died at the hands of their parents, at least that's the allegation."
(Here's his entire interview: http://www.koat.com/news/target7/Full-Interview-Mayor-Berry-speaks-on-Omaree-Varela-case/-/9259798/24336524/-/mfic7oz/-/index.html)
No RJ, we don't start there. That is where we end.
Because this mess began when APD Officer Jara had a chance to intervene and was nonfeasant in her duties to act and she didn't. Then the following June, we had the misfeasant actions of Officers Vigil and McMurrogh when they intentionally faded a call and milked it for almost two hours.
But worst of all, we've had the malfeasant conduct of APD Chief Allen Banks. This is the conduct that was willful and intentional and has harmed this community and this department. For months, nothing has been done to determine what the failures were that led to this mess. For weeks we have heard no ownership or accountability of the suppressing of this story. And for days we heard nothing about what the city is going to do to hold those in charge accountable.
Well know we know why, Banks didn't want this spilling out and affecting his new job in Round Rock, Texas. It can only be surmised that these revelations were intentionally suppressed because Banks knew they would jeopardize his job prospects there. In other words, he put his private interests first instead of the public he took an oath to serve. And Perry and Berry reinforce that behavior.
Sadly, all across the city there are dozens of Omarees that are going back to their own nightmare's called home. And Berry/Perry are doing nothing to model the behavior that we expect of them. We are being told it's ok to avoid responsibility. Heck we'll just spend $50,000 on a task force that will tell us what we already know: We failed Omaree.
This is not policing. This is not community service. This is not government. This is deception and abuse. While the perpetrators of Omaree's murder will surely face the consequences of their actions, we, once again, are being left holding the bag while our overpaid CAO and the administration of APD rests in total failure.
P.S. One of our Eyes forwarded this, nice to see former APD diminutive deputy chief Castro being a cheerleader for Banks. He posted this on the Round Rock Police Department Facebook page: