Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Is Reedy trying to provoke another federal complaint against APS?

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APS Supt. Raquel Reedy is in receipt of a formal complaint filed against APS Executive Director of Communications Monica Armenta.  By that, I mean the (anonymous) person who opens emails addressed to Reedy, has assured me that my complaint was forwarded to the supt.

There has been ample time for Reedy to respond, if only to tell me she needs more time to respond.

I suspect that Reedy and APS want to provoke another civil rights complaint and lawsuit.

Why? one might wonder, would they want to do that.

In the first place, there's no reason not to go to court.
It doesn't cost any one of them even one cent personally,
and they can continue to enrich their favorite law firms and lawyers.

Adverse publicity will be contained by their friends in the media.

It was only a fluke that my complaint and settlement received the media attention it did; biased as it was.  The Journal for example steadfastly refuses still, to mention Mark Bralley's federal complaints against Armenta and the rest, even though they've been pending for nearly as long and are likely to cost the district (and taxpayers) just as much money.

Armenta is seen here, ordering APS'
publicly funded private police force
to eject me from a gubernatorial debate
in violation of my civil rights.
Armenta's unprofessional and illegal infringement of my rights could be used by the district to provoke another federal civil rights lawsuit against the district.

The last complaint in which Armenta was a named respondent, cost taxpayers and APS' operational fund $863,000, link.

Nevertheless, it would suit the interests of the leadership of the APS because it would postpone for another three years, the free exercise of my right under the First Amendment, to be the press, and to ask them questions they don't want to answer at press conferences they don't want me to attend.

The "sue me or go home" attitude of the leadership of the APS and their lawyers illustrates a simple fact; there really is no venue anywhere, where complaints can be filed against senior administrators and school board members short of taking them to court; their home field; unlimited budgets to spend on litigation and legal weaselry, in secret and without real oversight.

There is an ethics, standards and accountability crisis in the leadership of the APS;
  • standards aren't high enough to protect the public interests, and
  • there is no honest accountability to any standards of conduct at all.
And if, in order to cover it all up for another three years, they need to provoke an otherwise completely unnecessary lawsuit, they will.

... in a heart beat.

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