Saturday, November 19, 2011

Journal backs APS Board in due process dispute

Journal Managing Editor Kent
Walz is aware that more than
100 citizens signed a petition
for standing as the Citizens
Advisory Council on
Communication. He knows that
the school board has denied due
process to the petition and to

If he is not aware,
it by his own deliberate choice;
willful ignorance, the lawyers call it.

He knows that APS Supt Winston Brooks had at least three fully armed police officers (his publicly funded private police force) manhandle a half dozen good citizens and eject them for holding up posters in a meeting whose expressed purpose was to encourage "communication".

By any reasonable standard of Journalism, the story is more newsworthy than the least newsworthy stories they routinely publish.

If pressed, the editors would admit I think, they won't cover this story because I am the one who keeps tossing the turds in their punch bowl;

  • the cover up of felony criminal misconduct by APS senior administrators
  • the denial of due process to hundreds of APS whistle blowers
  • the leaderships abandonment of their obligations as role models of the student standards of conduct, and
  • their refusal to allow an independent audit of administrative standards and accountability.
I've written such rotten things about them for their ongoing failure to investigate and report upon credible allegations and evidence of an ethics and accountability scandal in the leadership of the APS, they're getting even.

Either that or they really are willing participants in the cover up.

In fairness, they're betwixt a rock and a hard place; how can they report credibly on the ethics and accountability scandal in the leadership of the APS, without somehow first explaining, denying, or at least acknowledging, their failure to do so heretofore.

framegrab Mark Bralley

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