posted on May, 7 2014 @ 10:22 AM
There are some things that I think that everyone is missing, and I will explain.
The saddest part to this entire event is the people of Albuquerque. They elected the people to represent them in the local government, chances are
that these same people have been sitting there for more than one term if not longer, including the mayor. And as we all know, politicians will lie to
get those votes. And the politicians ultimately hire and put forth the guidelines that set out the policies that the police are to be under. There
is more to this story than just a city that is in despair over the actions of the police, and the frustration that the people are demonstrating is
that of a people who are tired.
The police and those who serve should operate on a higher standard than those they are asked to protect, beyond reproach. However, when you have no
fear of being replace, have no fear that you could lose your job or your means of income for breaking the very rules and laws that you are sworn to
protect, then what do you have to fear?
And if the reports are true, it is very apparent that not only the city council, the mayor and the police have reached that point, thinking that they
are untouchable and above the law, and accountable to no one. And that is where the corruption starts and the decline.
The solution is going to be painful, as the police have been doing this for years, and it will take a few years to fully clean up the mess. This is a
multipart solution. The first part of the solution, as painful as it is, is to remove the city government and elect new people into the position,
with the understanding that they are there for 1 term, get no benefits when their term is up and will not be reelected. The new council will have to
enact a law, and have it survive the lawsuits, that state that if a public official is guilty of a crime, they do not get any retirement or any sort
of benefit for the years of service. The next is what is going to take time, and cost, that being hire an independent investigator. That means that
all of the police force is investigated, every officer and person who works there, with the understanding that if the council is convinced of their
guilt, they either leave, or go to court and it will be a trial. And at the same time, the officers who are innocent or do a good job, or even are an
example of how the police should be, should be recognized and possibly promoted, along with working to regain the confidence that has been sorely