Wednesday, March 10, 2010

New Mexico Attorney General Gary King,

in one of the greatest
understatements of all time,

"We must keep moving forward
in the fight against corruption."
Yet, his own house is not in order.

I have filed a complaint with the NMAGO alleging that the leadership of the APS is breaking the law by using its own publicly funded private police force to investigate felony criminal misconduct involving APS senior administrators, link, and then withholding the evidence from the District Attorney still, even long after statutes of limitation have expired.

I think it is fair to say, I've gotten squat from his Office, by way of help in even exposing the truth about the scandal, much less holding APS Supt Winston Brooks and School Board President Marty Esquivel accountable for their parts in it.

The line between the truth you can and cannot get from his Office is not a clear line. It is not drawn at everything the law allows, and it is unenforceable.

If he is not telling the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth about the public interests and about his public service (subject to due process and the law) and he cannot be held accountable for that failure, accountable under an impartial system over which he has no undue influence, and powerful enough to hold him accountable, even against his will,

he has a little moving forward to do, himself.

There is a fundamental ethic. It is truthtelling.

If you are not accountable to a system that requires truthtelling,
in contrast to the legal system which only prohibits telling lies,
you are not honestly accountable to any system of rules, at all.

photo Mark Bralley

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