We celebrate the alliance of the Internet with the awareness that for too many years people elected to publicly-funded positions have promoted policies that do not serve the public interest. We challenge those who believe they can continue to violate the public trust to stop and listen to the buzz of millions of people visiting websites, emailing each other, blogging and chatting online about what is going on behind closed doors. We promise to hold you responsible for your actions.
We call this process "e-accountability".
Government Lies, Corruption and Mismanagement | Posted 5/13/2013 at 11:57 PM
The records obtained by the Justice Department listed outgoing calls for the work and personal phone numbers of individual reporters, for general AP office numbers in New York, Washington and Hartford, Conn., and for the main number for the AP in the House of Representatives press gallery, according to attorneys for the AP. It was not clear if the records also included incoming calls or the duration of the calls.
Government Lies, Corruption and Mismanagement | Posted 5/12/2013 at 1:02 PM
"The parents told me that a Los Angeles-based group calling itself Parent Revolution organized a local campaign to harass and trick them into signing petitions that they thought were meant for simple school improvements. In fact those petitions turned out to be part of a sophisticated campaign to convert their children’s public school into a privately-run charter — something a majority of parents opposed. At times, locals say, the Parent Revolution volunteers’ tactics were so heavy-handed in gathering signatures that they crossed the line into harassment and intimidation. Many parents were misled about what the petition they signed actually meant. Some told me that the intimidation with some of the undocumented Latino residents included bribery and extortion."
Judicial Corruption | Posted 5/10/2013 at 9:45 PM
“Hedge-fund brothers David and Eugene Grin helped Weiner with consulting work after he resigned from Congress following his sexting scandal,” the Post reported. “The Grins also assisted his mayoral and congressional races, raising nearly $50,000 for Weiner, who is now considering a mayoral run. Through two hedge funds, the Grins control Parabel, a company that claims to harvest an algae-like crop.”
Judicial Corruption | Posted 5/5/2013 at 11:53 PM
John L. Sampson, a state senator from Brooklyn and a former leader of the Democratic caucus, will be charged on Monday in connection with a continuing public corruption inquiry, according to law enforcement officials close to the investigation. The charges signify a broadening of an investigation that has already ensnared Shirley L. Huntley, a former state senator from Queens who has pleaded guilty to stealing taxpayer money through a nonprofit organization she was running.
Government Lies, Corruption and Mismanagement | Posted 4/28/2013 at 8:41 AM
Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that NELSON RUIZ pled guilty today to defrauding the New York City Department of Education (“DOE”) out of approximately $2.7 million and to bribing a DOE employee in furtherance of the fraud scheme. RUIZ pled guilty in Manhattan federal court before U.S. District Judge John G. Koeltl.
Success Stories: Positive Outcomes | Posted 4/14/2013 at 4:38 PM
On April 15, 2013, Juli Windsor and John Young will become the first dwarfs on record to run the Boston Marathon, race officials said.
Government Lies, Corruption and Mismanagement | Posted 4/14/2013 at 4:08 PM
From Betsy Combier: Bob, a friend of mine for more than 30 years, is a Harvard educated financial consultant. He wrote the New York Times a letter, saying: "Recently, it was reported that Mayor Michael Bloomberg's personal net worth had swelled to 27 billion dollars (making him the 13th richest person on the entire planet), and this amount is 5.4 times the 5 billion dollars he had when he was first elected Mayor in November 2001. At the same time, it was also reported that there are a record number of homeless persons in NYC, and that the rate of homelessness increased at record levels during Bloomberg's mayoralty...."
Government Lies, Corruption and Mismanagement | Posted 4/12/2013 at 11:09 PM
A federal district judge in Sacramento has denied a motion by the California Department of Education (CDE) to dismiss a lawsuit brought by two parent associations on behalf of children with disabilities. (Morgan Hill Concerned Parents Association v. Calif. Dep’t of Educ., U.S. Dist. Ct., Eastern Dist., Calif. No. 2:11-cv-3471-KJM-AC)). The parents have charged the department with systematically failing to assure that their children receive a free appropriate public education as required by federal and state law. The Court’s ruling of March 29 means the plaintiffs’ case may move forward.
Government Lies, Corruption and Mismanagement | Posted 4/11/2013 at 8:40 AM
The New York City Department of Education as set up by Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his sidekick New York City Law Department Corporation Counsel Michael Cardozo, is breaking the law. Specifically, New York State Education Law Section 3020-a. Lawyers who work for The Gotcha Squad and prosecute tenured teachers brought up on bogus charges of misconduct and/or incompetency know this, and attack anyone who notices their lawless procedures in bringing "Just Cause for Termination" to all cases of 3020-a arbitration. I noticed what they were doing eight years ago. Therefore this article is to tell the public about Ian Nikol, Nancy Ryan, Dennis Da Costa, and Mallory Sullivan, all Department Attorneys who would rather scream "liar" at me and try to get me run over by a bus than address the fact that they are harming innocent people without just or probable cause.
Government Lies, Corruption and Mismanagement | Posted 4/6/2013 at 5:23 PM
One of New York City’s largest providers of special education services to preschoolers with disabilities illegally diverted millions in taxpayer financing to a girls’ religious school, summer camps and a kosher supermarket owned by the group’s officers and board members, state auditors said on Monday.