Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Esquivel and APS lawyer's dishonesty profoundly disturbing.

It isn't so much that drowning men grasp at straws, nor that APS school board member and Defendant Marty Esquivel has found lawyers willing to help him,
as it is that,
the utterly unjustifiable amounts of money he is willing to spend and they are willing to pocket, are operational funds.

Operational funds are tax dollars that, if Esquivel wasn't squandering them, would actually end up in classrooms being used to educate children.

How much is his ego worth, really?
Esquivel and his lawyers have filed the 135th document in a case in which nearly three quarters of a million dollars have been spent; diverted from classrooms to courtrooms; their RE-BRIEFING OF THEIR MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT ...

Within and though out the document, link, are examples of their willingness to deliberately mislead a federal court judge by creating beliefs or leaving impressions that are untrue or misleading.  I could list them all, but who is going to read a 29 page long post?

I will cite two examples; one each of individual and overall efforts to mislead the judge.

On page 9, top of the page;
47.  On two occasions after issuance of the September 1, 2010 letter, APS police officers caught plaintiff trying to sneak through a side door at 6400 Uptown Blvd.
It is a complete fabrication.  It is unsupported by any evidence whatsoever including videotape from the densest security camera coverage anywhere in the APS.

It is unsupported by any testimony whatsoever except from former APS Police Chief Steve Tellez, whose case now languishes in the hands of District Attorney Kari Brandenburg.   His entire testimony on any issue, lacks credibility even in its smallest measure.

On a more "though out" level; part of the lawsuit has to do with the fact that they would not let me attend a gubernatorial debate at Eldorado High School.  The debate was not just a debate, it was a public meeting, to which I was denied access.  Because it was a scheduled meeting of APS District and Community Relations Committee, the Open Meetings Act applies.

I challenge anyone to find anywhere in their 29 page pleading where they admit that the debate was part and parcel of a meeting as is subject to the Open Meetings Act.  Their hope is that the judge won't notice.

Their behavior is "legal", probably. 
The law represents the lowest standard of conduct,
It is the standard that every higher standard, is higher than.

While it may be "legal", is is not the way the people would have their power wielded and their resources spent.

Their hope is that the people won't notice the squandering of their trust and treasure.  In particular they hope the people won't notice before the school board election.

They will continue to receive in that endeavor;
the cover up of an ethics, standards and accountability scandal in the leadership of the APS,
the aid and abet of the Journal, KRQE, KOAT, KOB TV, and now apparently, Duke City Fix.

photo Mark Bralley

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