The Thin Blue Line ( Police ) is all that stands between us and total chaos and criminal running wild in our streets. We look at places like Baltimore, Ferguson, Detroit and yes, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Local news reports almost daily on murders, gangs running wild in the streets stealing anything they can get their hands on. There is no one to stop the criminals; the THIN BLUE LINE IS BROKEN ACROSS THE UNITED STATES.
There are police officers being murdered just because they wear a badge. There are POLICE OFFICERS being refused a meal at a restaurant just because they wear a badge. You have radical groups calling for the murder of Police Officers. In many cases the Police are afraid to do their job and are slow to react because they know the politicians are just looking for the next scape goat.
Let’s talk just about Albuquerque. It is not because the officers at A.P.D. have low moral it is because they have no moral left at all. The prior Chief Ray Schultz was more interested in throwing good officers under the bus just to make himself look good in the media and to try and keep The Department Of Justice away from Albuquerque. The new Chief is just another politician who you rarely see or hear from and has no respect from the officers he is supposed to lead. Chief Eden is a total failure as the CITY and Police Department spin out of control.
The Officers want to do their job but are afraid. The reason for this is they know even if they are 100 percent right they will get no backing from Mayor Berry or their chain of command if political winds are blowing in the wrong direction. These Officers have families to support, they need their job, so it has come to a point they don't want to be involved in any type of confrontation. They don't want to be proactive for fear of becoming involved in something and the politicians going after them instead of standing behind them when they are right.
Want proof? Ask A.P.D. dispatch how many calls are holding on any given day with no officers available to take them. Just this past weekend there were forty plus calls holding with no officers to respond. It is sad a once proud, proactive Police Department has come to this.
What do we do? Do we sit in silence and believe the spin from the politicians who pretend everything is just fine? Have you or your family been a victim of a crime? Have you called the Police and had to wait hours for them to show up or they didn't show at all? Don't blame the patrol officer put the blame where it belongs; with the politicians that have created this mess and have no clue how to fix it. All the politicians care about is protecting their huge salary. We here at the EYE do not claim all Police officers are good and noble but the vast majority of them are. All of the good officers want to be able to do their jobs and that job is very clear; to protect us all from criminals and keep us all safe.