Rebellion In The USA - Protesters Attempt To Arrest Albuquerque Police Chief

Tyler Durden's picture

Submitted by Mike Krieger of Liberty Blitzkrieg blog,

There is something very, very wrong with the Albuquerque, New Mexico police department, and the citizens have just about had enough. Before I get into the heart of this story, I need to provide you with a little background. The Albuquerque Police Department (APD) is well known for its outrageous and inappropriate use of violence. So much so that it has been under investigation by the Department of Justice, which wrote a letter to the Mayor of Albuquerque on April 10, 2014 condemning the police force. Here’s an excerpt from the letter:

Based on our investigation, we have reasonable cause to believe that APD engages in a pattern or practice of use of excessive force, including deadly force, in violation of the Fourth Amendment and Section 14141. Our investigation included a comprehensive review of APD’s operations and the City’s oversight systems. We have determined that structural and systemic deficiencies—including insufficient oversight, inadequate training, and ineffective policies— contribute to the use of unreasonable force. At the conclusion of this letter, we outline the remedial measures that we believe are necessary to ensure that force is used in accordance with the Constitution. In some instances, these recommendations build on measures and initiatives that are already underway within the department.

Just prior to the release of the letter, APD officers shot in the back and killed a homeless man named James M. Boyd, who was camping in the Albuquerque foothills. More recently (and after the DOJ’s letter was sent), 50-year-old Air Force veteran Armand Martin was killed outside of his home by a SWAT team in a standoff with police. It seems the APD is incapable of solving any sort of dispute without a citizen ending up dead.

It makes you wonder what is up with law enforcement in New Mexico in general. If you recall, earlier this year I highlighted a horrific incident in Deming, New Mexico in my post: How a Routine Traffic Stop in New Mexico Turned into a Nightmare of Torture for David Eckert. 

So back to Albuquerque. The people are rightfully very upset, which led to a city council meeting being taken over on May 5th protesters. This display of civil disobedience even led to an attempt to serve Police Chief Gorden Eden with an citizen’s arrest warrant. As a result of the protest, the city council moved to prevent protests at their latest meeting, which may lead to free speech related lawsuits. You have to watch the following video:


People have just about had enough, and civil disobedience will only grow greater in the months and years ahead. This is what happens when a nation morphs into a deranged, oligarchic police state. This is also why the Bundy Ranch standoff was such a huge deal, as I noted in one of my most popular posts of 2014: Why the Standoff at the Bundy Ranch is a Very Big Deal.

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Truther's picture

Bring down the Neocons and all the BITCHEZ that support them.

FilthyHabits's picture

How human beings can not understand the facts written (Bill of Rights) down for them is very frustrating.

Most peace keeping officers should understand; First, they are not "More Special" they are as sovereign as you and I; second, a human being has rights.

Arm Yourselves.

LetThemEatRand's picture

Police are now largely selected and then trained as being more special than the rest of us.  They see their own safety as paramount, and all of us as criminals who just haven't been caught.  Protect and serve my ass.

Four chan's picture

they were all guys who didn't get to kill anyone in the military so the took it out on a homeless civilian.

there should be no more than 5% ex military in any police department.

CaptainObvious's picture

It's not the military influence.  Military men have far more discipline over their firepower than these clowns.

By the way, I can't stop staring at your avatar.  I'd kill to see an 11x13 blowup of that photo.

Keyser's picture

A local plod in Texas just shot and killed a 93 year old woman that was alleged to have been "brandishing a firearm"... They fired the guy, but no manslaughter charges have or will be filed against him... We live in a fucked up country when the cops shoot first and never ask questions...


Mistress Raindrop's picture

American cops are out of control.  Bitches.

Vampyroteuthis infernalis's picture

Back in the day when I was a resident of 'burque, I can remember hearing stories of APD. They would beat people randomly. Threaten without cause. Basically, they are thugs behind badges. You are supposed to feel relatively safe with a cop nearby. Not true in Albuburque, you felt an unease and it was real.

New Mexico, one step from a third world country.

CaptainObvious's picture

"New Mexico, one step from a third world country."

Literally and figuratively. 

New Mexico is also known for its aggressive asset forfeiture policy.  (Texas too, for that matter.)  So if you happen to find yourself driving through either of those states, leave all your cash at home, drive a rental car so they can't steal your personal car, and do not have anything of any value whatsoever on your person.

markmotive's picture

The authorities don't work for the people. They will turn on you faster than you can call your lawyer.

You work for the government so don't try to stand up against it.

This has been going on since Vietnam and beyond.

Gaius Frakkin' Baltar's picture

Hmmm... I wonder why early Americans felt it necessary to elect their law enforcement and why they called them officials INSTEAD OF authorities.

Add it to the list of bass-ackward things in the modern USSA.

wee-weed up's picture



The Obozo Admin is busily turning all local PDs...

Into militant statist "Brown Shirt" goons as fast as possible...

By having DHS shower all manner of military toys on them.

This is insurance for later when the Admin commands...

Them to turn against the law-abiding citizens when the SHTF.

SilverIsKing's picture

The cops can get away with this shit because their is little to no cost to them to act this way. When those who are directly affected begin to put a cost back onto these cops, then the number of police brutality incidences will decline.

wee-weed up's picture



Sadly, I think we've already passed a tipping point.

Most PDs now have more than enough military weapons...

And fire-power to counter almost any number of local citizens.


ACP's picture

Yes, we've definitely passed a tipping point...the temperature at which the Constitution burns...however...

A couple things that ordinary citizens have are: time, numbers, and ingenuity.

Unfortunately, things will probably have to get a lot worse before people get to that breaking point...

wee-weed up's picture

Meanwhile, local PDs are arming up like some small countries militaries.

ACP's picture

True...but soldiers were using all that equipment only a few years ago, and every time a new piece of equipment is introduced, soldiers are the test subjects who use said equipment, and the first to complain about all the flaws they discover. Of course, all their complaints go unnoticed by the govt, but I'm sure they'd be more than happy to talk about what types of situations would turn those monsters into death traps.

There was actually a movie about this called "The Pentagon Wars", which described how the M2 Bradley was described as both a "deathtrap" and "crematorium".

Every monster has an Achilles Heel, and you can bet your ass the Feds didn't tell these local departments a damn thing. Information is still the world's most valuable commodity.


New Ordnance's picture

RE: Achilles Heel

Before taking ballistic measures, consider these proven strategies and tactics for overthrowing tyrants and dictators:

See page 25 for "Identifing the Achilles Heel".


gold-is-not-dead's picture

Just shoot the mofoka, don't arest him...

ilion's picture

Where is it all going to end? I mean if God really exists then what is he still waiting for?

sleigher's picture

Read this and see where we are.  I know it is ny times, but it should be rather telling.

Justices Rule Police Do Not Have a Constitutional Duty to Protect Someone



Joe Davola's picture

The Dept of Justice calling out another entity on 4th Amendment, that's rich.

LooseLee's picture

'God' does not exist for the benefits of humans. 'God' is within humans. When humans realize their true nature, then things will change. For those who cannot understand, this does not mean humans 'are' god. 'God' acts through humans when the 'individual' human has perceived his/her 'essence'. This 'essence' does not belong to the individual. Hope that clarifies. Sadly, most humans live in fear and so, due to fear and therefore unable to perceive their 'essence', use all means of imagination to scapegoat their responsibility for their own salvation. Hence the popularity of 'Christianity'. Unfortunately, the Jesus that walked the earth 2000 years ago would not recognize nor understand this 'religion' created by humans...

Things that go bump's picture

If you're waiting for God to intervene you will be waiting a long time. You're expected to actively participate to solve your own problems not sit passively waiting for devine intervention. God appears to be pretty hands off and when He does intervene its pretty heavy handed. 

waterhorse's picture

So the moral of the story is:  Gawd helps those who help themselves?

Warhead's picture

That's great, except I don't for a second believe that any large majority of veterans or active soldiers wouldn't be aggressively backing up the local authorities. Trust me, I work for the local authorities, and I know the veterans. They're besties. They have their own "big club" and if you don't or didn't wear a uniform, "you ain't in it".

Oh regional Indian's picture

Son of a friend of mine just committed suicide because he did not want to enter the florida prison system. He was charged with being a part of a night club fight.

Seems anyone over 70 IQ need not apply to the Florida Police Dept.

Brutes. Alberqurque is a test bed of what is coming. You all have to do something.


new game's picture

Ukraine, new mexico-shots fired at inocent citizens...

Bagbalm's picture

Why didn't he take some with him?

SumTing Wong's picture

All of you should come to Indiana. I saw three cop cars with a station wagon pulled over and noticed that the back hatch was up. I assumed they were looking for some sort of drugs, as we're nearly the meth capital of the Midwest. We like to call it the Methbasket rather than Breadbasket at this point...anyway, I notice that the car is jacked up with a wheel off, and one police officer is changing a pregnant lady's tire while one is talking to her and the other watching traffic to make sure everyone gives the tire-changer a lane. 

Made me think of Andy and Barney...and be glad I live in the middle of nowhere, where I know my police officers and have some of them as neighbors. Now I left a bigger city on the east coast, and a lot of the police there thought they were enforcers. Some were the biggest assholes around. It's a shame that all it takes for evil to grow is for the good people to stand around and do nothing. Good on the protestors of Alberquerque.

That being said, there are rumored to be weapons in my house...just in case... 

Gaius Frakkin' Baltar's picture

Nice story, but most Indiana cops are just as bad. Why do you think Meth is so bad there? They run the stuff.

zerozulu's picture

So the second amendment is true for PDs only?????

Berspankme's picture

Yes, they have firepower but we have numbers. Massive civil disobedience cannot be stopped with weapons. Refuse to comply. If everyone (very large number) refuses to comply they are powerless. Don't participate, don't play their game. Don't eat in their restaraunts, don't buy their crap, refuse to pay taxes. If everyone bands together we could win but we need a very large number.

ACP's picture


That is exactly right. It's really that simple.

fencejumper's picture

This started with formation of DHS and control is above Obama...IMO of course.

Lore's picture

@ CaptainObvious: Military personnel are conditioned thoroughly to kill without conscience. It's video game psychology taken to another level.  Good police departments try their darnedest to avoid recruiting militroids -- ex-military who lack any conscience -- because of the headaches it creates for them when things go wrong on the street.  Militroids are not what you want for community policing.  Unfortunately, no interview technique is perfect, not even Targetted Selection, and some sneaky nutbars always squeak through.  The process of weeding out dangerous psychopaths is very expensive and time-consuming. Still, the most important thing is to set a good example, and that responsibility lies with the brass, setting the tone for the rest of the organization.  Basically, if you have a lot of trouble with a significant number of officers, the root of the problem generally lies at the top. It is important for executive officers to come down hard on officers found to have used excessive force. "Not only must justice be done; it must also be seen to be done."  Rgds

sister tika's picture

"@ CaptainObvious: Military personnel are conditioned thoroughly to kill without conscience. It's video game psychology taken to another level."


How many years did YOU serve in the US military?

Warhead's picture

This is not an opinion, this is documented fact. Many years of research have gone into figuring out how to train our soldiers to kill without conscience. That doesn't mean they don't HAVE a conscience, or that they are dangerous or bad on their own. But they are very carefully honed and dangerous tools, and like any dangerous tool, it really depends on who directs it to which targets. You just gotta make sure you're in their "us" not their "them" category.

jimmytorpedo's picture

Child abuse creates soldiers.

Look at the correlation between those who enlist from the south and those who are beaten as children.

Bad parenting creates the enforcer class for the elites.

Check out stefan Molyneux, he has a lot to say o this subject.

rubiconsolutions's picture

"How many years did YOU serve in the US military?"

Sister tika - Six years. And I shred my DD-214 and (not so) honorable discharge years ago because I woke up and saw just what military 'service' is all about which is to advance the agenda of bankers and corporate rapists like Raytheon, Lochheed-Martin et al. Anyone who would enlist or encourage their children to enlist is a dolt.

sister tika's picture

Did I ask you a question, rubiconsolutions?

rubiconsolutions's picture

Hey sister - I couldn't care less if you asked me a question or not. This is a public forum and I gave you my opinion whether you agree with it or not and whether you asked or not. If you don't like it, well, too bad. As long as there's some semblance of free speech that's the way it works.

sister tika's picture

Nice rant, rubi.  You need to write a bestseller.

Ralph Spoilsport's picture

Sister Titti, didn't you star in that classic film "Dirty German Nuns"? Great acting!

Lore's picture

@ Sister Tika: Why do you ask?

chumbawamba's picture

Calling this a "rebellion" implies the people were usurping power unjustly.  This was actually a sovereign ass-kicking.  The sovereign people of New Mexico revoked their consent from their local government and took it back into their own hands to correct a major problem in the servant class.

Words matter.  We are not the problem ones here.  They are.

I am Chumbawamba.

Seer's picture

It seems you'd disappeared for a while.  Perhaps I just was traveling on other paths here.  At any rate, from my perspective, welcome back.

DontGive's picture

He's lurking in the shadows - along with the rest of us miscreants.

insanelysane's picture

Probably enjoying the warmish weather and absolutely destroying the ZH technicals.