Sunday, March 06, 2011

Journal and APS hiding another damning audit

It has been two weeks since KRQE reported that an internal audit has revealed APS' Fleet Maintenance Department, because of administrative incompetence and corruption, is "wide open to theft", link.

The audit was two weeks old before KRQE got it.

So, nearly a month after the leadership of the APS found
that the fourth of four audits has found administrative
incompetence and corruption, the leadership of the APS
still hasn't owned up to the scandal on its website.

So much for transparency in the APS. If the truth makes
them look good, APS will make sure everyone hears about it.
If the truth makes them look bad, they will make sure no one
hears about it.

Then there's the Journal. Still not one word about public
resources being wide open for theft. Why?

There are at least two possibilities;

  1. the Journal reporter is clueless about the scandal, or
  2. she reported it to her bosses and they chose to not cover it.
My money is on the latter. So why would Kent Walz et al,
chose to not report it?
  1. it is not newsworthy, or
  2. they don't want to report on the truth if it reveals incompetence and corruption in the leadership of the APS.
You be the judge; are millions of dollars lying around "wide open to theft" "newsworthy"?

I would argue yes, they are.

Which leaves us with Kent Walz, et al, willingly and deliberately hiding the truth from readers and other interest holders for no other reason than to cover for Marty Esquivel and Winston Brooks; the same reason the Journal will not investigate and report upon the Caswell Report of felony criminal misconduct by APS senior administrators, the abdication of the leadership as role models of the student standards of conduct, the denial of due process to hundreds of whistle blowers and the obstruction of an independent administrative audit.

If there is another explanation, I cannot imagine it, and no one,
I mean no one, has suggested what it might be;
not D'Val Westphal,
not Ellen Marks,
not Karen Moses, and
not Kent Walz.

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