Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Why must they hide from the people?

There is not one member of the leadership of the APS willing to meet with the community and respond to questions about the public interests and their public service. Even at the "public forum" at school board meetings, the asking of questions is strictly prohibited.

If you are persistent and ask questions anyway, you will be arrested by APS' Praetorian Guard and escorted out of the meeting. I have been arrested on numerous occasions for ignoring their silly prohibition. If you care to, you can watch one such arrest, link.

Though utterly illegal, they will even revoke your privilege to attend board meetings altogether; link, promising an arrest for even showing up.

So why won't the leadership of the APS present itself in meetings open to the people, and respond to questions about the public interests and about their public service?

I maintain there is not one good and ethical reason for politicians and public servants to hide the record of their public service from the public. Their real justifications are so shameful they will not even offer them.

There is not one member of the leadership of the APS with the character and the courage to tell interest holders the truth, in person, face to face.

Instead, they invite you to submit a question in writing;
which they will either answer in writing, or ignore altogether.

As proof, I will offer to you a simple test.

See if you can get APS COO Brad Winter, link, to answer a question.

Ask him for a candid, forthright and honest accounting of spending on the new and utterly unjustifiable boardroom. I did. Not only has he not answered, but he even lied (to the police) about having ever been asked.

Need more proof?

Ask APS Supt Winston Brooks
why he will not release an ethically
redacted version of the Caswell
Report on the investigation of
felony criminal misconduct involving
APS senior Administrators.

Ask him why evidence of felony
criminal misconduct is still being hidden from the District Attorney; four years after it took place and after statutes of limitation on criminal misconduct have expired.

Need more proof?

Ask school board heavy hitter
Marty Esquivel to tell you the
truth about why he opposes
an independent investigation
of APS' administrative standards and accountability.

Ask him for justification of his
illegal restraining order
banning me from school board meetings.

Ask him why he will not hold himself accountable as a role model of the APS Student Standards of Conduct, the Pillars of Character Counts!

Need more proof?

Ask School Board President
Paula Maes why she will
"never agree to any audit that
individually identifies" corrupt
and incompetent administrators
and board members.

Ask her why she signed off on
Esquivel's illegal restraining order
banning me from school board

If you ask a person if they will tell the truth, and they will not answer your question, it means the answer is no. Any answer except yes, means no.

If you have the establishment media in your pocket,
it means the questions won't ever be asked.

Shame on the leadership of the APS and shame on the Journal, and on KRQE, KOAT, and KOB TV.

photos Mark Bralley

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