Friday, November 18, 2011

Brooks rolls his Praetorian Guard on petitioners

More than a hundred citizens signed a petition for standing,
for the Citizens Advisory Council on Communication.
The petition was handed to the school board in August and, with the exception of an unlawful thank you note from Board President Paula Maes, has been completely ignored.

Last night, more than a dozen supporters of the petition went to the last District Goals meeting to protest the denial of due process for their petition. They had taken Maes up on the offer she made in her thank you note;

Again, thank you for your desire to improve communication with the district. We look forward to your continued ideas and participation at all cur community meetings.
They chose to participate by respectfully holding posters, and were promptly arrested by (in secretly promoted) Chief of Police Steve Tellez and a handful of his minions.

Petitioners were exercising their Constitutionally protected human rights to free speech and to petition their government. The only disruption of the meeting was caused by Winston Brooks, who interrupted the meeting to have petitioners arrested by his publicly funded private police force.

We violated no rule, no law, and no standard of ethics.

The main subject of the meeting was ostensibly; establishing communication with the community. By which they mean; a one way stream of (mis)information which interest holders are simply to accept without question.

If you insist upon asking legitimate questions about the public interests and about their public service, expect to be arrested for your efforts.

photos Mark Bralley

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