Monday, December 22, 2008

The games people play

APS has responded to Silent Whistle.

As you will see from the form below, I was asked a number of questions about my allegation. All of the responses are tangential to the complaint, which is that

It is unethical to refuse to be held accountable
to an ethical standard of conduct.
The proof is prima facie.
pri·ma fa·cie (prī'mə fā'shē -shə, -shē-ē)
At first sight; before closer inspection, ostensible,
true, authentic, evident without proof or reasoning;
There is only one defense for the allegation.

Winston Brooks would have to stand up as a role model
of an ethical standard of conduct. He will not.
His refusal is incontrovertible proof that the allegation is true.

Instead of responding to the allegation directly,
APS wants me to prove the validity of the tangential responses
by coming up with evidence of them, evidence that they have
already refused to surrender.
It was this way in litigation as well; they suppress evidence and
then try to get the case dismissed for lack of evidence.

The focus on the tangential issues is a red herring.
Nowhere in their response did they deny the allegation
which is that
Winston Brooks' refusal to step up as a role model,
is cowardly, characterless, and unethical.

You will see also my response(s)

Case Status>>Existing Case Summary

Other submitted on Sunday, December 21, 2008 at 11:02 AM
General Information

Case ID: ba656791-a44a-a5fe
Submitted: Sunday, December 21, 2008
Type: Other
Company: Albuquerque Public Schools
Name: Charles Macquigg
Relationship: Other

Case Questions

Please identify the person(s) involved including names and titles:
Albuquerque Public School Superintendent Winston Brooks.

Do you believe that management is aware of this issue?

If yes, who in management?
The entire leadership of the APS

When (approximately) did this issue occur?
On going since 1994. In Winston Brooks case, since before his was appointed to be the superintendent.

How did you become aware of this issue?
I observed it

Does this issue involve any outside parties (vendor, customer, etc.)?

Please explain:
The lack of accountability to meaningful standards of conduct and competence in the leadership of the APS, means vendors cannot depend on a fair and equitable system under which to compete for contracts.
The situation is likely causing the loss of millions of tax dollars.

Do you believe that anyone has taken steps to hide this incident?

Please explain:
Absolutely. I have been arrested by their publicly funded private police force on six occasions for trying to draw public attention to this issue.

The leadership of the APS has gone so far as to falsify the broadcast record of board meetings in order to hide the secret.

Please describe the issue in detail:
It is evident on its face.

Students are held accountable to an ethical standard of conduct.

Winston Brooks refuses to hold himself honestly accountable to that same standard of conduct. He is a hypocrite and his behavior is unethical.

What would be the best way, in your opinion, to resolve this concern?
The leadership of the APS must provide stakeholders with a system under which complaints can be heard. The system must be impartial and powerful enough to hold them accountable even against their will.

SilentMessage Board

Date Message
Monday, December 22, 2008 at 2:38 PM by Albuquerque Public Schools

In order to direct a Silent Whistle to the appropriate department to start investigating an issue it is necessary to obtain specifics. In this case, it sounds as though the issue pre-dates both Mr. Brooks and the current board (based on the date referenced). It would be necessary to obtain from you the vendors affected, the dates of occurrance, how the bid process was violated and any pertinent data that you may have.

Relative to the arrests, again, without the specific dates, it is not possible to obtain the records of the arrests. Based on your comments, I am not sure if this is part of the current issue.

If you can provide dates of the broadcasts that have been altered, the original version for comparison, and the issue involved, if not connected to the vendor contracts, then the claim can be investigated.

Without a starting point, it is not possible to review years of records without knowing what is being sought. I would not be able to justify using APS resources to look for a record without knowing esactly what we are looking for and the reason. Additionally, fourteen years would not be attainable unless a record is categorized as permanent.

Silent Whistle will not close this out until 01-19-09 to afford the individual an opportunity to provide specifics that include dates and issues. If no contact is made by then, this Silent Whistle will be closed.

Monday, December 22, 2008 at 3:06 PM by Charles Macquigg

There is no need to review anything.
I am alleging that today, right now, Winston Brooks refuses to hold himself honestly accountable as a role model of the student standard of conduct, an ethical standard of conduct.
None of the rest of it makes a bit of difference, and is only a red herring designed to through the investigation off track.
My allegation that he is behaving unethically by refusing accountability as a role model of an ethical standard of conduct. It is self evident

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