To the extent he is not the problem, he is illustrative of the problem; he is a bully behind a badge.
The Albuquerque Police officers who are bullies, the ones who provoke and exacerbate problems rather than de-escalate them, are following the example of people like CABQ Chief Administrator Rob Perry.
He encourages by his example, exactly the behavior that needs to be curtailed in the Albuquerque police force.
So why Perry's problem not being covered in the Journal, or on KRQE, KOAT or KOB news?
Why do interest holders not know that one of the biggest problems with the APD is city leadership like Rob Perry? Why do interest holders not know the city is hiding public records, link, of Perry's misconduct during the recent dispute in the Mayor's office?
Is it because Rob Perry can pull, have pulled, or have not issued; press "credentials" (read; "access") to any of the press who tell the inconvenient truth about him?
Do the Journal and TV news directors give politicians and public servants special treatment in order to maintain their Berry, Perry, et al, issued press "credentials"?
Is that why they get "credentials" while the members of the press who will ask inconvenient questions, do not?
This is of course, all quite unconstitutional.
Congress shall make no law abridging the freedom of the press.That prohibition would seem to include would it not,
any law allowing the government to require government issued credentials be presented before the freedom of the press can be exercised with respect to reporting on the government?
photo Mark Bralley