Wednesday, May 16, 2007

"gradegate"; a blessing in disguise?

The current furor over the grade change, calls into question the conduct and competence of the chief administrative officer of the APS.

The community is really upset. Talk radio, for two days now, has heard nothing but the rage this community feels for the leadership of the APS. I can honestly tell you that I have not heard one single caller voice any support for the leadership of the APS. Callers are actually demanding that Beth Everitt resign or be fired.

The blessing in disguise? It is diverting attention from her refusal to surrender public records of the public corruption and criminal conspiracy in the administration of the APS Police Department; and by logical extension, the public corruption and criminal conspiracy in her administration in general.

Refusing to comply with the requirements of the New Mexico Inspection of Public Records Act, is criminal behavior. The defense, the escape from accountability even to the law, will be litigation underwritten financially, by taxpayers.

Public officials intend to use public resources to escape accountability for their (mis)conduct and (in)competence as public servants; by litigating against the public interests.

Anything you can do to keep that out of the headlines;
is a relatively good thing.

Even a nonsensical Chinese fire drill for principals;

even allowing the privileged to exercise their privilege
of changing their kid's grade.

Unclear at this point; what do the anonymous decision makers at the Journal and Trib gain by refusing to investigate or report upon APS' refusal to surrender public records; records of public corruption and criminal conspiracy?

I struggle. I can think of no ethical justification.

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