There is a trend of blaming the DOJ for what some say “having their boot on APD’s neck.” This is nothing but bullshit from people with short memories, and a warped sense of reality of what the real reason is of why things have gotten out of control in the city of Albuquerque.
Over the next couple weeks we will be doing a coming to Jesus series of posts relating to refreshing everyone’s memories about what set Albuquerque in motion down the slope of tragedy it has gone and who is responsible, buy why it won’t end. The only people that are solely to blame are the people who were in leadership roles, and some who are still in leadership roles, along with the past and present city administration. Their slime bag schemes of taking care of their buddies, and fucking over anyone in their way caused all of this. And yes we do mean quite a few officers who partook too.
This started a decade ago under former coward police chief Raymond D. Schultz, his infrastructure of mob attorneys, a filthy mayor who joined his gang, and an ingrained culture of corruption that was founded in cronyism, unfairness, criminal behavior, dishonor, and terrorism.
You may ask us why we are rehashing old news, as you say. The reason why is because everyone here either does not pay attention, or they have very poor memories. This needs to be done because it is happening all over again, with a new wave of the same clowns who came from the sane molds with the same ideology.
This needs to come out because the next Mayoral election needs to be dominated by a leader who will eradicate the unfairness and treachery that has plagued this city; one who will not blame everyone else, or fear doing what is right, regardless of how it appears or affects their political standing within a group or political party of self promoting parasites.
Ten years ago, while Shultz and his gang of cowards were sweating it out over the DOJ coming, they started a “stains on the badge” campaign of disinformation and lies against dozens of officers while lying in the other direction to cover for several officers and command personnel where true evidence actually pointed to their guilt. They did this to deflect attention from themselves and the truth getting out about them by using lies the perpetrated on their scapegoats. One tiny example was when former deputy chief (side piece at the Taser Stingaree Nightclub event mister want some black in ya?) threatened a police officer witness who testified against him at the Mary Han civil case, where he Lied. He should have been arrested for perjury and witness intimidation, but again like all of the others, he wasn’t. He is now the Round Rock Police Department Police Chief. You can find the facts surrounding all of that here on this blog.
The core group of scum bags at the time were worried about getting nailed for several allegations stemming from illegal contracts, and pay to play schemes, to being involved in prostitution rings, and coverups, and eventually the possible murder of a prominent Albuquerque Attorney, Mary Han.
From evidence room scandals, to the west mesa killings, botched murder investigations, framing people for things they did not do, burning ears off with Tasers, cases where murder suspects got off, or were freed, because they were wrongfully charged by the same incompetent investigators, to unjustified shootings... poor leadership, that in turn caused a poor training atmosphere, lack of trust, and the retention and protection provided to disgraceful, dishonorable, individuals, who were responsible, solely because they were friends, or relatives of friends connected to those in control caused all of this. The blood is on their hands, and we are going to step it out because it’s happening all over again.
Stand by for a series of stories concerning individuals, policies, practices and a culture that has lead us to another record year of murder, and see the apathy behind the scenes that will set you off, as this administration is more concerned with image, and having fun, while your relatives get slaughtered. Hell, APD personnel can’t even be sent on business trips without making it a personal all expense paid tour and circus while citizens are back here getting murdered and there are no cops on the streets.
Our only suggestion last election was that the injustices be addressed, and the unfairness be ended. This has not been done. That was all we were concerned with while lowlife self serving cowards within the police department and elsewhere were concerned with feathering their nests and lining themselves up for lucrative positions that have nothing to do with the greater good and everything to to with their bottom line, filling their pockets and making their lazy ass lives even easier while everyone else continues to struggle.
Keep in mind as you read the next few weeks of how officers left this department in droves back in 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 and 2016. These were not the drones, who collected checks. They were the spine of patrol out there in the field and the core of correct training. They were guys like John Corvino, who built this place, and were a fixture here. Search our blog to see what they did to him, if you need any proof that APD is famous for eating their own and ruining the lives and professions of competent assets, because someone less qualified is threatened or just needs a scapegoat, or because that person blew the whistle on their corruption.
They did not leave because of the DOJ coming. They left because of what the Albuquerque Police Department Command staff was doing in response to the DOJ coming. It wasn’t good. Officers left the APD because they could not believe what Ray Schultz, and his mob city attorney Kathrine Levy cooked up, in order to derail a DOJ investigation. These two along with many others like Darren White, knew that if the investigation happened, their criminal activity would be detected and they had high command level meetings on how to make that not happen.
In response, to a looming federal investigation Schultz did what most filth bag, cowardly and corrupt government officials do; they set up the people under them for the fall. They lie and protect themselves at all costs, along with those close to them that may be valuable in saving their own ass. This is what caused all of the problems we are having today, and the proof is in the stats as crime skyrocketed, while proactive policing plummeted. Furthering the above problem are inexperienced, unqualified, and incompetent leaders, who overreact, and make up idiotic unrealistic, rules and SOPs in order to overcompensate, and of paint themselves some kind of solution that they and their cronies created.
Nobody is going to put themselves in front of an indiscriminately firing gun, so officers shut down when they saw Schultz and the corrupt city attorneys office protecting officers in the Ellis shooting, and the incident below where an officer Tased a mental patient 10 times within two minutes. That man died. Officers knew that if they were not on the in crowd politically, they too will be used as cannon fodder, and scape goats, as in several other high profile cases where Schultz and the city attorney’s office were caught lying in. Several officers faced discipline and termination based of preponderance, and were railroaded by liars when they did nothing wrong, and did not cause a death, while several others like these were covered for, and faced no discipline at all because of who knew who. Ironic, isn’t it.
Take note of the above link because we are going to shed some light on coincidences in cases like this where the same variables pop up in reasoning for why these people were protected while others were railroaded for doing nothing. Reasons why Schultz never commented on this and who he was friends with that is related to the officer in question and how it radically different from how he went overboard lying to hang innocent officers. This all set a culture of fear and uncertainty within APD among the rank and file.
AGAIN, LETS KEEP IN PERSPECTIVE WHY THE DOJ WAS COMING. THERE WERE SEVERAL HIGH LEVEL SCREW UPS ALONG WITH HIGH LEVEL CORRUPTION GOING ON HERE FOR YEARS. LETS ALSO PUT IN PERSPECTIVE THAT MANY MANY OFFICERS WELCOMED THE DOJ BECAUSE THEY WERE FED UP OF THE CORRUPTION, CRONYISM, UNFAIRNESS, DISPARATE DISCIPLINE, AND BACK STABBING. THEY WERE TIRED OF A REGIME OF PUNKS AND COWARDS WHO CONSTANTLY PROTECTED THEMSELVES AND THEIR CRIMINAL BUDDIES BUT SCREWED EVERYONE ELSE JUST LIKE FORMER MAJOR GONTERMAN DID WHEN HIS UNIT WAS BROKEN INTO.
YOU CAN READ ABOUT THAT HERE...
The DOJ rightfully came, because the actual problems were the individuals posing as the solutions. This is going on now, just as it was, if not more so now, because Keller kept the cancer in place, and is more worried about image. He is making it worse. It didn’t take an hour of APD’s antics to make the DOJ take notice. No, it took years and many of the top brass were not always at the top as the bad shit was going on, and they rose to the top by being covered for.
People blaming the DOJ should shut the fuck up, because they do not know what they are talking about. The only thing the DOJ is guilty of is not making arrests for public corruption, and being soft on dealing with a defiant command staff. They should have indicted Schultz on public corruption charges, and they should be demanding results on the New Mexico grand jury convened on the Taser scandal, because everything going on now is residual of one individual who cowardly set things in motion to protect himself causing a collapse in the police department that resulted in an emboldened criminal element.
Later on we will discuss Mayor Tim Keller’s actions that have enabled this crime wave to continue, and those he chose to employ, promote, protect, and hold on a pedestal that have the same values as the past administration, but act as though they too are the solution as Albuquerque continues to burn.
We hope everyone is doing well, and we would like to give our condolences to the families of all of the crime victims.
While Keller wants to break out the feather dusters and kid gloves to deal with the worst of the worst because that approach makes him more politically marketable, we will be looking for a new mayor who knows how to deal with violent crime on its own playing field, honorable, professionally and decisively.