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Wednesday, February 04, 2015

NYPD: “Thank God for Albuquerque”

If it's true that southern states have an expression “Thank God for Mississippi,” then the police departments of Ferguson and New York City must be grateful for the Albuquerque Police Department.  (Motto:  “We'll show those Mafia pussies how it's done!”)

The Albuquerque Police Department sounds similar to what the LAPD was like during the Rodney King beating and the ensuing coverup and the coverup of the coverup, the coverup to cover up the coverup of the coverup, etc.  (The LAPD has now become a model of what police departments should be, according to something I read recently.)

For just a hint of what Albuquerque residents are faced with:  the Albuquerque Police Department's per capita kill rate is eight times the NYPD's kill rate.

Please read and bookmark these two articles from The New Yorker and Rolling Stone. You'll be horrified; sickened; furious.  And visiting Albuquerque will probably not be on your bucket list.

Supposedly the Justice Department is “about to” crack down on the Albuquerque Police Department, but local residents are skeptical; they've heard it all before.

My guess is, if the Justice Department doesn't actually do something about the Albuquerque PD, Albuquerque residents will rise up and do whatever they have to do to take back their city.



Blogger Jerry Critter said...

Police Forces are becoming the new domestic terrorists.

February 4, 2015 at 8:29 PM  
Anonymous Screamin' Mimi said...

These two articles should be read by everyone in the US. The situation in Albuquerque is terrifying, and even more so because it is no doubt just the tip of the iceberg.

There's no question we need police, we need law and order, but we do not need kill-happy zealots with military training and military style weapons. The soldiers returning from the Middle East are getting jobs on police departments, without sensitivity training. Soldiers are taught to use the maximum force, and police are NOT supposed to do that.

This is only going to get worse unless we stop it here and now.

February 4, 2015 at 9:34 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Jerry: Either domestic terrorists or an occupying army.

SM: I'm surprised there hasn't been more publicity about the APD atrocities. Other than those 2 articles, I've never seen any mention of it at any news site, newspaper or TV newscast. If the federal government doesn't step in and do whatever it takes to correct this, vigilantes will.

February 5, 2015 at 1:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So what's new here: A Police Department develops a Secret Society Mentality of Omerta, gets out of control and picks on a community that can't fight back (if they did no one would listen to them anyway), The Poor, the Mentally Ill, Hispanic, and Native American.

When they fuck up they will find instant allies from their Union, The Local Government and the Right Wing Pundits. Whomever they kill, they immediately release a ugly photo of them along with a file documenting every Jaywalk and Masturbation ever performed.

A different twist in this is the continuous hiring of totally unqualified police officers with proves the Conservatives point that Preferential Hiring Programs are both unfair and Bad.

Hey, you're either for them or against them.


February 5, 2015 at 10:06 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Erik: I hope this ongoing scandal in Albuquerque gets more publicity; same with every other corrupt out-of-control police department in the country. In New York City, the NYPD's "you're with us or you're against us!" propaganda has backfired with the public. This has to happen on a nationwide basis. There has to be a way to get the corrupt/dirty cops out of police departments; make it harder or impossible for an entire police force to circle the wagons and protect the few crooks that each department has.

February 6, 2015 at 12:11 PM  

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