Thursday, September 02, 2010

Banned from Board Meetings

APS School Board President Marty Esquivel has taken it upon himself to ban me from attending any future meetings of the APS Board of Education.

Standing behind the letter from Esquivel, his Praetorian Guard, 15 of who had nothing better to do at the time (a two month period when almost $200K worth of laptops disappeared from the APS) than take turns blocking my access to the Board meeting.

Turning away from the camera, Chief Tellez, the newest commander of the Praetorian and the most recent to offer no comment, as to why his Police Department has not finished "investigating" corruption and incompetence that happened 3-1/2 years ago, link, though statutes of limitation on felony criminal misconduct involving APS senior administrators, have expired.

Esquivel wrote that the revocation is "... based on concerns for the safety of not only board members but of APS employees ..."
He pointed to no evidence to support his concern.
Nor can he, nor will he be able to, ever.

Everything thing I have ever done that might be used to support his unfounded claim, has been recorded either on audiotape or videotape. I stand proudly on my record. I have done nothing illegal, nor have I done anything unethical. I have done nothing that I would not do again, proudly, in front of any of the thousands of students that I have trained in the tenets of Character Counts!, the APS Student Standards of Conduct.

Esquivel can summon neither the character nor the courage to hold himself honestly accountable as the senior most role model of the Student Standards of Conduct.

Nor can even one other member of the leadership of the APS.

The threat that I represent to him, and to the rest of the leadership of the APS, centers around my efforts to get their corruption and incompetence on the table for open and honest discussion.

He wants to hide the fact that the leadership of the APS has abdicated as role models of the Student Standards of Conduct.

He wants to hide the fact that the APS Police Department is suppressing evidence of felony criminal misconduct involving senior APS administrators.

He wants to hide the fact that he and the rest of the School Board are denying due process to more than 200 whistleblower complaints.

He wants to hide the fact that any impartial, independent audit of executive and administrative standards and accountability, will reveal that neither he nor any other senior administrator is honestly accountable even to the law; the lowest acceptable standard of conduct.

It's all about hiding the truth from stakeholders.

And in that regard, he enjoys the support of the Albuquerque Journal and its steadfast refusal to investigate and report upon the ethics and accountability scandal in the leadership of the APS.

If there is another reason to hide the truth, except the lack of character and the lack of courage, he would point to it. He cannot. All he can do is, use his publicly funded private police force to bar me from meetings wherein I can point to his lack of character and courage.

He should be ashamed; he is not.
He is a bully, a thug, and he is completely unashamed.

photos Mark Bralley


Anonymous said...

Can you sue? We can have a bake sale for your legal fees! You definitely need to run against him this year. You'd get your day in public court that way too!

Anonymous said...

Can you explain? Has there been any form of due process to ban you from the meetings of a publically elected body?

ched macquigg said...

There is a old joke, in slightly bad taste, but apropos,
Why do dogs lick their genitals?
Because they can.

There has been no due process. They are bullies who do it because they can.

Anonymous said...

First they banned Ched, well it wasn't me.
Then they banned the teachers from complaining during the public forum, but it wasn't me.
Then they banned the parents from airing their views, but it wasn't me.
Then they banned the students, custodians, EA's, secretaries,

I think you get the picture. My suggestion is that we all go to the forums and start reading from Ched's blog posts, with his permission of course. If we, his loyal readers won't do it, then who will? No one will be left!

ched macquigg said...

Anyone who "quotes" me will bring down upon themselves the same "kill the messenger" response the I suffer. It would give them a red herring to use to take focus off the message; their lack of candor, forthrightness and honesty.

People need to step up the forum and demand transparency in the spending of power and resources that belong fundamental to them;
an independent standards and accountability audit,
due process for whistleblowers,
exposure of corruption in the APS Police Department, and
exposure of their abdication as role models.

When there are enough people demanding change, there will be change.

ched macquigg said...

I am grateful for you kind attention and support.