Wednesday, January 14, 2015

What is Worse?

I am having trouble deciding which was the worse news in governance yesterday.  Here are the candidates.

1. The Albuquerque Police Department has proven they really don't give a damn what  anyone thinks of them.  Their action, in throwing out from a police shooting  incident briefing yesterday, a representative from the District Attorney's Office because the DA charged  two officers with murder will go down in history as a 'Fuck You" moment.  Essentially they have said the law and legal direction applies to everyone but them.  I am flabbergasted that this could happen and if the US Department of Justice doesn't march in by the end of the week to take over the department, then we are in trouble.  What must the honest hard working beat cop think about this?  And where is Mayor Berry and the City Council?  Their first order of business this week is to fire the Chief and find someone who can run the department as a professional law enforcement agency.

2. The Bernalillo County Commission went to the most regressive tax, the sales tax, to make up for their incompetence in managing their budget.  The poor will pay and the rich will laugh.  And our sales tax will now be 7.25% in the city of Albuquerque.  Every commissioner who voted for this made a decision that they don't want another elective office in the next ten years.  Let's hope.

The winner between these two disasters in leadership has to be the APD descent into madness.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

The Mayor had two really great candidates for APD Chief awhile back but he (I mean the Govenor) decided the best man for the job was Gordon Eden. Wonder if those two out of state candidates would even consider coming back and vie for chief again. We have to get rid of Eden he is an empty suit. And there is no one on the department that can be chief. Do a Gerry Galvin again and get someone new.

Anonymous said...

Jim, indicting two police officers is the wrong choice no matter how you spin this. There was no criminal intent. That's the fact jack.

Anonymous said...

"I'm gonna shoot him in the penis" has no criminal intent. By the way Sam, Boyd was shot with a rifle not a stun shotgun. Where is Saul when APD needs him?

Anonymous said...

They acted under color of law which makes this worse than the common man with criminal intent. This does not make it impossible for them to have commited a criminal act.

Anonymous said...

Berry is not going to fire Eden. If Eden does leave it will be by the tried and true"I'm leaving to spend more time with my family" excuse but only after Berry and Susan find another patsy.

Anonymous said...

Susana seems to be kicking Berry and Albuquerque to the curb.