Charlene Dukes to Retire Amid Corruption Allegations And Self Dealings.

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Dr. Charlene Dukes, endorsed wrongful terminations after she was awarded about $10 million to start a charter school within the Prince George’s County community college by Dr. William Hite Jr as part of quid pro quo.#DespotsMustFall

LARGO, Md. (Reform Sasscer) Dr. Charlene Dukes President of Prince George’s County Community College is retiring ahead after her public corruption syndicate was exposed by this blog recently, Reform Sasscer Movement blog has confirmed.

Dukes submitted her retirement plans and issued a press release letter Wednesday to the Board of Trustees office and the community. The retirement will become official in June 2020, according to the information received and a senior aide familiar with the Duke’s decision.

Duke, became the institution’s eighth and first female president on July 1, 2007, is expected to be sued for public corruption anytime this year for conspiracy and other related charges in the United States. Dukes’ abrupt departure will spur a special  initiation of a national search for the ninth president of the College. Duke has been President for community college since 2007.

Duke has been accused of misusing the office of the community college to benefit her friends and family and interconnected offices including abuse of office ever since she was the President of the Maryland State Board of Education.  Dr. Charlene Dukes, tenure as the Maryland State Board of Education facilitated public corruption which is ongoing and endorsed wrongful terminations after she was awarded about $10 million to start a charter school within the Prince George’s County community college when hearing concerning PGCPS corruption was in progress.

These malicious activity was part of quid pro quo due to a reward to her by conspirator Dr. William Hite Jr among others. A Motion to recuse her due to many conflicts of interests requesting her to step aside was presented to her and she refused in 2012.

In addition to these allegations, there are numerous violations which involves the unions in Prince George’s County and other counts tied to her and corrupt legal officials in Maryland. There is evidence that Dr. Thornton’s role is driven by dirty politics in order cover up misconduct within the Prince George’s county public schools and in Maryland. Long before County Executive Alsobrooks made the announcement for Mr. Thornton to be the new PGCPS new Board Chair, this troubling revelation was already known. Dr. Thornton has links to the President of Prince George’s County Community College, Dr. Charlene Dukes.

One of the most pivotal moments in the unearthing of her shenanigans actually, is when Dr. Hite and Dr. Dukes engaged in a scheme and awarded 10 million dollars to start a charter school in Prince George’s County Community College to “assist students with double diploma”, in the latest twist in the ongoing public corruption.

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Dr. William Hite (seen here) and Dr. Dukes engaged in a scheme and awarded 10 million dollars to start a charter school in Prince George’s County Community College to “assist students with double diploma”#DespotsMustFall

Read more here>>> ‪ https://pgcpsmess.wordpress.com/…/facilitator-agents-of-un…/ ‬ #Despotsmustfall

Below is the full news release Published: October 30, 2019

After serving as president of Prince George’s Community College for 13 years, Dr. Charlene M. Dukes announced her retirement effective June 30, 2020.

A champion of teaching, learning, and student success, Dr. Dukes guided the realignment of organizational structures and program offerings to create connections between and among the three key components of the 2019-20 Strategic Plan: student success, regional impact, and organizational excellence.

President Dukes will leave an everlasting legacy at Prince George’s Community College.

To read the full press release -> https://bit.ly/2JAIWOV

Read more >>> Prince George’s County Corruption Continues and Must End ASAP.

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Dr. Alvin Thornton is facilitating the worst misconduct in history within the Prince George’s county public schools. He needs to resign at the earliest opportunity before he is arrested #DespotsMustFall

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Whitehall Update: Perturbed CEO Goldson finally withdraws changes under pressure!

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Dr. Monica Goldson current CEO for Prince George’s County advanced corruption for years! Since the exposure of her illegal activities, Goldson has since scheduled three meetings where she only takes notes, she did not respond to the concerns expressed by employees, parents and others in the last two meetings. They say it was a listening session. #DespotsMustFall

LARGO, Md. (Reform Sasscer) In what is turning out to be a comedy of errors, Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) CEO Dr. Monica Goldson has finally withdrawn an illegal procedure she enacted without consulting the community or Board members. This deliberate blunder led to an outcry in the community of Whitehall and surrounding areas. Goldson who has surrounded herself with sycophants lately in order to enact a systematic scheme, is causing untold worry in the community. There is clear evidence of personnel known to each other who are out to abuse power. They are running the entire school system under a cloud of corruption. These violations of law which have been willful in nature were reported years ago. Furthermore, CEO Goldson herself has an active case within the United States legal frame work and others are pending, a clear piece of evidence which furthers the scale of public corruption which is ongoing concern.

Local Board of Education member for the area Ms Raaheela Ahmed on Tuesday was quoted in part as stating the following “…But in my opinion, this item is not an FYI. For an item like this, input needs to come from the community BEFORE a proposal is made. Housing audits should be complete BEFORE a boundary change is confirmed to present. Proposals need to be complete, sensible, accurate, and stand up to questioning. Central office needs to listen and ACT when the PTA has reviewed the proposal and expressed concern over it days before it came to the community as a whole. That’s not what happened here, and that’s the problem,” she added. We previously covered the story here.

We reprint the report by The WUSA9 News below.

BOWIE, Md. — The CEO of Prince George’s County Public Schools changed course Tuesday after parents fought back against the proposed re-zoning of Whitehall Elementary.

The district had proposed shifting more than 200 students to four other nearby schools in 2020 to solve the long-standing overcrowding problem at Whitehall.

After multiple parents complained, the CEO announced Tuesday that she would be withdrawing the proposal at Thursday’s school board meeting in favor of creating a task force.

“My son would have ended up going from one of the best performing schools in Prince George’s County to one of the worst, and my wife and I were not going to do that,” said RiShawn Biddle, the father of a kindergartner who just started at Whitehall.

In his mind, Whitehall is the best and Northview is the worst.

“The way that they rolled out this proposal is just in poor taste,” Emebet Booker, parent of three, said. “People made a big investment. I mean, we’re paying a premium to live in the school zone that we’re in.”

Booker has children in fourth and first grade at Whitehall, and one in pre-school. She said if the changes would have gone through, she would have had to take her kids to three different schools.

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The CEO of PGCPS wrote a letter announcing she would be withdrawing the rezoning plan Thursday after violating due process rights in the community.

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Dr. Alvin Thornton is facilitating the worst misconduct in history within the Prince George’s county public schools. He needs to resign at the earliest opportunity before he is arrested #DespotsMustFall

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Facilitator agents of Union Crime and Public Corruption in Maryland.

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Dr. Monica Goldson current CEO for Prince George’s County advanced corruption for years! Since the exposure of her illegal activities, Goldson has since scheduled three meetings where she only takes notes, she did not respond to the concerns expressed by employees, parents and others in the last two meetings. They say it was a listening session. #DespotsMustFall

LARGO, Md. (Reform Sasscer) Nearly fifty years after John F. Kennedy first condemned corrupt leadership in the American labor movement, it is still plagued by rampant corruption, embezzlement, racketeering and influence from numerous organized crime organizations. From penny-ante theft to multi-million dollar embezzlement schemes, labor leaders continue to violate the trust of the members they claim to represent.

The labor movement is nothing but the sum of its many parts—millions of working Americans who have entrusted union leaders to spend a portion of their hard earned salary for the benefit of the collective good. Financially speaking, the sum of the movement’s parts total more than $10 billion dollars annually in mandatory dues and control another $400 billion in financial assets in strike funds, pension plans, and health care benefits.

In fact, in just the last five years, hundreds (maybe thousands) of labor leaders at all levels of the movement have been convicted of embezzlement, corruption, racketeering, or engaging in organized crime. The problem is rampant, getting worse, and yet the unions seemingly refuse to address it.

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Mr. Christian Rhodes who is the current Chief of Staff for PGCPS is involved in numerous conflicts of interests involving PGCEA where he was an officer and other unions facilitating criminal activities. He makes more than $215,000 a year #DespotsMustFall

Here in Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS), Mr. Christian Rhodes, who is the current Chief of Staff for PGCPS, facilitates public corruption within the Prince George’s County Schools via various union representatives. Some of these individuals were his colleagues at his former employers the Maryland State Education Association (MSEA) and Prince George’s County Education Association (PGCEA) who are well connected.

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James E. Spears Jr., who is a Field Services Director facilitates crimes within PGCPS under ACE-AFSCME Local 2250 #DespotsMustFall

In ACE-AFSCME Local 2250, corruption is facilitated and covered up by James E. Spears Jr., who is a Field Services Director and a former colleague of Mr. Rhodes, Mr. Daniel Besseck at MSEA, and Mrs. Theresa Mitchell Dudley. They coordinate willful violation of the law with Mr. Damon Felton, the attorney for MSEA and PGCPS Human resources personnel tied to them, in order to blackmail union members and PGCPS staff. The willful violations of civil rights and cover ups by these individuals, including County Executive Alsobrooks office, is an ongoing concern and others tied to PGCPS CEO Dr. Goldson.

In the past, the PGCPS working in conspiracy with MSEA and PGCEA used services of former MSEA attorney Mr. James Whattam. Whattam was promoted in an organized scheme to become PGCPS labor relations director.  An investigation about Mr. James Whattam and Mr. Rhodes who have extensive ties to AFSCME Local 2250, PGCEA, MSEA and others need to be investigated and exposed.

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Dr. Alvin Thornton is facilitating the worst misconduct in history within the Prince George’s county public schools. He needs to resign at the earliest opportunity before he is arrested  #DespotsMustFall

There is evidence that Dr. Thornton’s role is driven by dirty politics in order cover up misconduct within the Prince George’s county public schools and in Maryland. Long before County Executive Alsobrooks made the announcement for Mr. Thornton to be the new PGCPS new Board Chair, this troubling revelation was already known. Dr. Thornton has links to the current President of Prince George’s County Community College, Dr. Charlene Dukes, who endorsed wrongful terminations after she was awarded about $10 million to start a charter school within the Prince George’s County community college when hearing concerning PGCPS corruption was in progress. This malicious activity was part of quid pro quo. A Motion to recuse her due to many conflicts of interests requesting her to step aside was presented to her and she refused. Dr. Thornton has strong links too with the Maryland State Education Association officers who interfered with arbitration and the lawyers whom employees had hired to represent them but were compromised during County Executive Alsobrooks tenure as the Prince George’s County State’s Attorney.

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Dr. Charlene Dukes, endorsed wrongful terminations after she was awarded about $10 million to start a charter school within the Prince George’s County community college by Dr. William Hite Jr as part of quid pro quo. #DespotsMustFall

It is very interesting that former PGCEA teacher’s union director, Lou Robinson, became Labor Relations Director and prior to that a PGCEA Uniserv Representative, Susan Lesscer, began working in the PGCPS Labor Relations Office—both of whom were under the supervision of former PGCEA President, Kenneth Haines and a close friend of Mrs. Theresa Mitchell Dudley, who was allegedly conspiring with PGCPS leadership instead of supporting teachers which is why, he was ousted.  Many of us have heard in a corrupt system, the corrupt are promoted meaning people who will engage in wrongful behavior if told to do so will apparently be promoted. This is wrong and a violation of employee rights.

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Mrs. Theresa Mitchell Dudley (pictured here) is a real thug based on many observations. She is currently serving two masters and should resign one position due to conflicts of interests in politics. She is also engaged in a pattern of racketeering activity in PGCPS.  #DespotsMustFall

Many violations in this county involve the use of the Unions including Prince George’s County Education Association (PGCEA) and Association of Supervisory & Administrative School Personnel (ASASP). Both organizations are advancing public corruption and cover up under Mrs. Theresa Mitchell Dudley and Ms. Doris Reed close friends of County Executive Alsobrooks and Dr. Monica Goldson. Mrs. Dudley, as the President of PGCEA has played several illegalities in allowing public corruption in the county schools and cover ups after she rigged her election in order to remain as President of PGCEA. She has also used union dues to hire outside activists to help hide major violations within the county schools. We have evidence and witnesses of these violations.

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Ms. Doris Reed has facilitated misconduct involving two past presidents who abused employees willfully. Some teachers where impregnated as part of abuse of power through the union without recourse. #DespotsMustFall

Please note that, Mrs. Dudley engaged in a pattern of racketeering activity when she advanced the selection of the current Board of Education Chairman Dr. Alvin Thornton.  During  a campaign meeting in PGCEA in the spring of 2018 to support Ben Jealous, a candidate for governor in Maryland, Mrs. Dudley was working with Dr. Thortorn and others (omitted parts which were highlighted concerning public corruption in Maryland involving the unions in PGCPS after presention of issues to the group). When notes were made to circulate in the social media, these items involving public corruption which we raised were no longer there. A member of PGCEA forwarded information concerning a double standard in pay increase in which Mrs. Dudley was accused of benefiting while calling out Dr. Kevin Maxwell and Mr. Christian Rhodes, who were advancing the same. Mrs. Dudley later retaliated against these issues due to the exposure.

If you want to know the source of most of monetary woes, public-sector unions are a good place to start — not just in Prince George’s County, but anywhere a local or state government is faced with stratospheric labor costs and corruption.

Call your Elected officials now and the media. Demand an end to this charade by the county officials!

ORGANIZE! MOBILIZE!

Never give up. Never surrender. Never compromise.
#DespotsMustFall
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County-Executive-Angela-Alsobrooks covered up public corruption and promoted Dr. Goldson to be PGCPS CEO when she knew about corruption she was engaged in. #DespotsMustFall
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Prince George’s County Corruption Continues and Must End ASAP.

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Dr. Monica Goldson current CEO for Prince George’s County advanced corruption for years. #DespotsMustFall

LARGO, Md. (Reform Sasscer) When a small clique of crooks have imposed themselves, plundered the county’s resources, created zombies through substandard education, dirty water and food and committed crimes and subverted democracy for too long, a lot of citizens believe tyranny is normal.

When tyranny is normalized, citizens start finding justifications why they are poor, homeless and hungry while the despots, con-men and con-women have everything. Citizens begin to hurl abuse at freedom fighters because they feel impotent. “God created rulers and made us poor,” they say.

“If you can’t beat them, join them,” they yell, not understanding that “joining them” means becoming their slave and accepting the subhuman condition that they have institutionalized. Those yelling such nonsense are too scared to admit that “joining them” only means surrender. Accepting that you are a slave.

After despotism, conman-ship and criminality have been normalized and institutionalized the way they are in Prince George’s county, it is a duty of all self-respecting patriots to fearlessly, consistently and ruthlessly do everything within our power to uproot that system of bad governance. Use all means necessary.

According to a concerned parent who was in a meeting at Laurel High School about Prince George’s County Public School (PGCPS), she stated that, “…The system is REALLY broken: curriculum, under-staffing of teachers, overcrowding with students, old buildings, supplies, late buses, HVAC problems, resources, rezoning & very underfunded. The children deserve better. I believe there is corruption,” she concluded.

“Corruption” is just one symptom of a more serious societal illness. The GERM that causes the illness is the CULTURE OF IMPUNITY which creates the belief that one is above the law and protects those who commit serious crimes like murder, steal elections or loot public resources.

To significantly reduce corruption we must first and foremost remove from positions of power and authority those who believe that they are above the law. We must punish to the full extent of the law all criminals, thieves and those abusing power STARTING with Dr. Monica Goldson.

Shouting or singing about the “fight against corruption” while expecting the DEAN OF IMPUNITY like Dr. Monica Goldson to be the one leading that fight is like a fox guarding a chicken house. Those disobeying court orders, bribing attorneys, court officials and subverting the Constitution cannot fight impunity.

This last week, we filed our case to the US Supreme Court and more is being done elsewhere. After we wrote to the county executive Angela Alsobrooks concerning the violations on September 4 and on October 4th, 2019, she arranged a series of meetings including yesterday, October 21, 2019, in order to help with the cover ups currently in progress in Prince George’s County led by PGCPS CEO Dr. Monica Goldson. There also been a variety of public relations exercises involving the despots in order to derail justice. We are demanding a proper federal investigation on these issues.

The despots and their collaborating con-men and con-women don’t care about you. They believe that you and many of us in the struggle are not human beings!

It’s now time for the opposition, the clear and level-headed in the democratic and republican parties – if such still exist – businessmen and women and the tax-paying and law abiding in Maryland to demand that an end be brought to this charade.

We need leaders who can lead – who are willing to lead – because they’re capable and we need these leaders to inform the mobs that they will not succeed in turning the Prince George’s county into another chaotic and mindless county, a failed county with a failing school system being used as a cash cow, purely because it’s their right to do so.

There are only so many taxpayers, there is also only so much that they will bear and that needs to be firstly addressed.

The corruption, the crime and general neglect of the county, together with the pampering to the whims of the masses, are turning Prince George’s county into a quagmire of racial, class and economic disharmony which the real owners and drivers – the taxpaying citizens who enable the county to grow and prosper – will eventually turn their backs on.

Call your Elected officials now and the media. Demand an end to this calamity by the county officials!

ORGANIZE! MOBILIZE!

Never give up. Never surrender. Never compromise.
#DespotsMustFall
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Read more >>>Prince George’s County Corruption and predictions

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Prince George’s County Corruption and predictions

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Dr. Monica Goldson current CEO for Prince George’s County advanced corruption for years. #DespotsMustFall

LARGO, Md. (Reform Sasscer) As a long suffering resident of Maryland focusing on Prince George’s County who has seen numerous superintendents promising reform, here are my predictions:

  1. The scandals in PG County schools will continue and Wapo will write about them (regularly) as time goes.
  2. At the end of her contract, PG schools will be performing no better than they are today. If the past is any guide, they will be worse. Reforms in PG County usually make things worse.
  3. The new superintendent will leave her job under a cloud of corruption/incompetence. Mega corruption is already underway and no newspaper or blog has published anything because of fear.
  4. More corrupt elected officials will either resign on their own or be arrested for ongoing mega corruption involving the school system or other county agencies.
  5. “pay-to-play” culture at Prince George’s County will continue at higher rate with political donations from real estate developers seeking county approval for their building plans.
  6. Bribery, kickbacks and extortion schemes involving elected officials and others tied to the Prince George’s County development will continue flowing like water.
  7. Union Executives will continue to facilitate organized schemes to derail justice while paying off attorneys but this time will be arrested.
  8. Well connected politicians will continue to give bribes as charitable or political contributions.
  9. Developers will continue to seek opportunities to make the country more corrupt so they could cash in. But in the right circumstances, they’ll either decide to jump ship or simply have no choice but to tell the truth. It’s already happening, and there’s nothing county Executive Angela Alsobrooks can do to stop it.
  10. Board members who have embraced public corruption and have been compromised will not win another term. Eventually they might be arrested for accepting bribes and jailed for being in bed with corrupt executives.
  11. At the end of the day, PG schools will still be the worst in the state of Maryland (with the possible exception of the city of Baltimore.)
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Delegate Dereck Davis – Chair, Economic Matters Committee Maryland General Assembly advanced corruption in the Maryland and used PGCPS as an ATM Machine to advance his shenanigans which are well known. #DespotsMustFall

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County-Executive-Angela-Alsobrooks covered up public corruption and promoted Dr. Goldson to be PGCPS CEO when she knew about the corruption she was engaged in. #DespotsMustFall

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Ardra O’Neal of the O’Neal Law Firm helped facilitate public corruption at the beckoning of the Maryland and county officials and the corrupt union executives.  #DespotsMustFall

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Push PG NAACP to do right thing at its meeting Thursday, 7 pm in Hyattsville

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Bob Ross ~ PG NAACP President is under fire and accused of  facilitating cover ups.

Greetings activists,

PG NAACP and  MD NAACP, Which side are you on?

Neither organization — NAACP PG, nor NAACP MD issued any strong statement of protest about ten police officers who killed Mr Shand.

This is the question to ask the PG NAACP at its annual meeting Thursday 7-9, in Hyattsville.

So far PG NAACP has put out only a mild statement (and this was done as a reaction to being misquoted by WTOP).

I urge members and others to bring up our issues at PG NAACP’s meeting this Thursday, October 17, 7 pm in Hyattsville.  Invite at bottom of this email.

Attend the meeting to encourage PG NAACP to demand or even favor:

*  Repeal MD’s Officers’ Bill Of Rights LEBOR

*  Insist that Police Use Body Cameras

*  Police departments use milder ways to corral suspects.

*  Effective training of police.

*  Question trusting the Prince George’s Police Dept.’s investigation unit to do a rigorous and fair investigation.

Supporting info:

*  Repeal MD’s Officers’ Bill Of Rights LEBOR

Here is the 2015 Baltimore Sun article on LEBOR by the executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland.

Reform Maryland’s Officers’ Bill Of Rights

https://www.baltimoresun.com/opinion/bs-ed-aclu-leobr-20150117-story.html

*  Insist that Police Use Body Cameras

The PG police and the first Hyattsville policeman at the killing were not using body cameras.  The use of body cameras by Hyattsville policemen is discussed in “Police story of Leonard Shand’s death called into question by [Hyattsville City Councilor Joseph Solomon]” at 

https://route1reporter.com/2019/10/02/police-story-of-leonard-shands-death-called-into-question-by-city-offial/

I recommend reading entire article.

Prince George’s County says there’s no money for body cameras because the cost is 2 million dollars.   But:

The Prince George’s County Government spent just over $2 million Tax Dollars from December 2018 thru July 31, 2019 defending Racial Discrimination and Retaliation under County Executive Alsobrooks.

Dr. Rashawn Ray, Associate Professor of Sociology, Executive Director, Lab for Applied Social Science Research, University of Maryland, also Brookings Institutionposted:

“I just want to note that my colleagues and me at the Lab for Applied Social Science Research (LASSR) at the University of Maryland conducted a study on body-worn cameras in Prince George’s County. We found that residents across race/ethnicity and social class overwhelmingly support the county having body-worn cameras.  …

The link to the published study is below. ”

http://rashawnray.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Can-Cameras-Stop-the-Killings.pdf

*  Police Departments Use Milder Ways To Corral Suspects.

Like An Argentinean Cowboy Roping A Cow With A Bola:

The BolaWrap has an eight-foot kevlar tether which can wraps itself around a man’s chest and arms or around his legs.  If deployed correctly, it can de-escalate a situation between police and a dangerous offender.  See video on TV news at

https://wtkr.com/2019/10/11/edenton-police-department-becomes-first-in-north-carolina-to-carry-new-pain-free-compliance-device/

Also, see video in this BolaWrap advertisement on the web:

Wrap Technologies, Inc. [NASDAQ: WRTC] | BolaWrap® | Policing Today

https://wraptechnologies.com/policing-today/

“The Problem

American police are rethinking their training, procedures and non-lethal tools, specifically to handle encounters with the mentally ill.

The Police Executive Research Forum, an independent research organization devoted to improving policing, reports that handling encounters with the mentally ill is a national crisis.

A Washington Post investigation [of]fatal shootings by the police in 2015 [found that] nearly a quarter of the incidents involve a person who was mentally unstable.”  (Emphasis added.)

Cheryl Fellenz posted:

An intervention of officers coming up behind an individual with protective gear and enveloping him is called by officers ” a wrap”.

Anyone who watched the video could see with their own eyes that the officers did not look like they knew what to do.

*  Effective Training Of Police.

I’m concerned about the recent lowering of standards for new police hires noted in

“Having Eight On-Leave [Hyattsville Police] Officers Adds To Staffing Shortage (Updated 10/3)”

https://hyattsvillelife.com/eight-on-leave-hcpd-officers-adds-to-staffing-shortage/

Excerpt:

“Over the last year or two, according to [Public Information Officer and Acting Lt. Zachary Nemser], the HCPD has had to adjust their hiring standards to address the shortage. Successful officer applicants were required to score 70% or above on each section of the National Police Officer Selection Test(Standard & Associates, Inc.). Officer applicants now need just a 70% average on the whole test.Physical agility requirements have also been relaxed. And if an officer makes a lateral transfer, they no longer need to pass either the written or agility tests,”

How much less do the new hires, who did not meet the 2015 requirements, know and how much less can they do than the police hired in 2015.  Were they provided with additional training to bring them up to the 2015 standards?

A score of 70% indicates mediocre knowledge; this is low-level tolerable for high school and college courses.  Policemen should be required to have serious knowledge of policing.   (I do not know how rigorous the police exams are.)

 *  Question Trusting The Prince George’s Police Dept.’s Investigation Unit To Do A Rigorous And Fair Investigation.

Prince George’s County,  “Washington’s Ferguson Next Door”

“…the intervention of the U.S. Justice Department has been most responsible for bringing any meaningful change [to Prince George’s County’s Police].”
http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/09/washingtons-ferguson-next-door-110707.html#.VWafakLvZUR

Much more change still needed:         

“County Police Officer, Guilty of Second Degree Assault for Assaulting a Citizen Who Was Handcuffed  //  Officer Repeatedly Punches Man In The Face While Handcuffed Behind His Back [And Secured With A Seat Belt In The Front Seat Of Police Car].”                            August 8, 2019                    More info at https://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?aid=1510&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery
Prince George’s Officers of Color File Federal Lawsuit Challenging Widespread Race Discrimination, Retaliation by PGPD            December 12, 2018

https://www.washlaw.org/news/795-prince-george-s-officers-of-color-file-federal-lawsuit-challenging-widespread-race-discrimination-retaliation-by-pgpd

“Racial Discrimination In The Prince George’s Police Department”

“Racial discrimination in the Prince George’s Police Department is discouraging the reporting of abuse committed by PGPD officers because Latinx and Black officers in the department experience retaliation for speaking out about it, spurring a lawsuit. New leadership in the county must take firm steps to enable full compliance and accountability in the department in order to end abuse of citizens by police.”

From the blog posted Jan 3, 2019 on the Progressive Maryland website at:

https://www.progressivemaryland.org/racial_discrimination_in_the_prince_george_s_police_department

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Other notes: 

“ACLU: Hyattsville Police Shooting Part Of Troubling Pattern”

https://route1reporter.com/2019/10/06/aclu-hyattsville-police-shooting-part-of-troubling-pattern/

Excerpt: Jay Jimenez, a Legal Program Associate for the ACLU of Maryland, What we’ve seen is that most of these police deaths in Maryland, especially involving people of color with disabilities could could have been avoided.”

According to Jimenez, preventing these deaths requires a reevaluation of the validity of current police de-escalation training and the use of less-than-lethal tools, such as tazers, pepper spray and beanbag shotguns.

“I’ll just be clear: The use of tasers, OC sprays, flashbang grenades, or other methods of less-than-lethal force are not the same as de-escalation,” said Jimenez. “Based on the video footage that we’ve seen, this actually had the opposite effect in the shooting of Leonard Shand.”

More from“Police story of Leonard Shand’s death called into question by [Hyattsville City Councilor Joseph Solomon]” at 

https://route1reporter.com/2019/10/02/police-story-of-leonard-shands-death-called-into-question-by-city-offial/

“Hyattsville City Councilor Joseph Solomon has called into question major aspects of the police narrative surrounding last week’s fatal police shooting of Leonard Shand by 10 officers from Hyattsville, Prince George’s County and Mount Rainier police departments.”

“Solomon’s recollection of this aspect of the video footage he has reviewed was backed-up by a participant in the Oct. 1 meeting who told city officials she was present when police first encountered Shand, and who said she did not see knives in his hands during those first moments of Shand’s police encounter.”

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June White Dillard foreground and members of pg county chapter of Naacp must rise up to the occasion and do what is right. They must avoid being seen as facilitators of corruption in the county affairs and address issues in a fair manner.

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Drama! Jones elected speaker of Md. House of Delegates as Delegate Davis surrenders

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House Speaker Pro Tem Adrienne Jones (D-Baltimore County) signs a guest book at the ceremony honoring the late Speaker Michael E. Busch in April. She is poised to become speaker on Wednesday afternoon. Photo by Danielle E. Gaines

In an extremely impressive development, leaders of the House Democratic Caucus emerged from their tense four-hour meeting Wednesday afternoon to announce that Speaker Pro Tem Adrienne A. Jones (D-Baltimore County) is their unanimous choice to replace the late House Speaker Michael E. Busch (D-Anne Arundel), who died on April 7.

Jones was elected and sworn in as speaker on Wednesday after the two remaining candidates couldn’t piece together the requisite number of votes. She becomes Maryland’s first African-American speaker and first woman speaker after major corruption expose involving Delegate Davis was reported earlier on in this blog.

Jones told her House colleagues, “Wow; I didn’t think I would be here at this time when I left my house this morning!”

Del. Maggie McIntosh, chair of the House Appropriations Committee, and Del. Dereck Davis, chair of the House Economic Matters Committee, were also candidates for the job.

But the race was shaping up to be an ugly, bruising affair, with allegations by some delegates of bullying and name-calling. After four and a half hours of caucusing, neither could assemble the necessary 71 votes.

“We were going back and forth,” Jones said after the vote, with Davis and McIntosh standing on either side of her. She said both former candidates agreed with her selection as an alternative.

“If not, we would have still been in the caucus room, probably (until) eight, nine, ten o’clock tonight,” she said.

Later on social media post, Delegate walker released a rumbling and appeared to be upset after Delegate Davis lost the position due to high corruption in the county. After congratulating the new speaker, He stated in part the following, …… “Today was bitter sweet. I would be lying if I said I wasn’t dissappointed. First I can not believe that members of the Prince George’s Delegation( you know who you are) did not support one of our own in Chairmen Dereck E. Davis to be the Speaker of the House. He would have been the first Black Speaker also. I’m feeling like an old Ice Cube lyric ” sometimes I believe the hype man, we mess it up our selves and blame the white man”. Second to the Members of the Black Caucus of Maryland who wouldnt support one of our own…Shame on you!!! Lastly to members of my own Democratic Party to allow Delegates to speak about one of our own in the matter in which we did today was uncalled for. When will leaders from Prince George’s County be acceptable to Montgomery County? You passed on Anthony Brown. You passed on Rushern Baker and now when you couldnt get your way… you passed on Chairmen Davis. I remember former Senator Broadwater tell me years ago Prince George’s County shouldn’t want fo anything in the State of Maryland because we are the biggest voting democratic block in the state, second largest jurisdiction, second largest delegation(by one vote) and yet we have NO elected statewide leaders. I keep thinking about what my Dad told me as a young professional. It sounded like conspiracy theory at the time but today I saw it again firsthand “By the time you learn the rules, they change the rules” and not to help you out but to help them out!! I hope that the folks that I am talking about have the guts to tell their voting base the truth…”

Maryland Matters reported that in an early afternoon vote, the Democratic caucus cast 58 votes for McIntosh and 40 votes for Davis.

But Davis had the pledged votes of 42 Republicans, and Democratic leaders became nervous about giving the final say on House speaker to the GOP, Maryland Matters reported; thus, Jones, who had bowed out Friday and endorsed Davis, quickly emerged as the compromise candidate.

Lawmakers were a bit stunned by the turn of events.

“It’s the most incredible experience I’ve had in 28 years,” said Del. Kumar Barve, a Montgomery County Democrat. “We came to a genuine consensus, and we’re 100 percent solidly behind Adrienne, and I think that is a great outcome.”

The Democrats emerged from a House hearing room to announce they had decided to throw their weight — and their 98 votes — behind Jones, Maryland Matters reported.

At Jones’ swearing-in, Davis who had been exposed for running the Prince George’s County corruption was heard joking, “’House of Cards’ don’t have anything on us — talk about high drama!” He added, “You were willing to step aside for me, and I am honored to step aside for you now.”

In a reference to the portraits of past speakers in the State House and the fact that they had all been white men, McIntosh said, “These walls will never be the same! We’ve got some new portraits coming, and they’re great!”

We thank the Maryland Delegates for listening to our call on corruption earlier on today as reported in this blog. We thank them too for refusing to participate and nominate  Delegate Davis due to high level corruption currently in progress in Prince George’s County.

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House Appropriations Chair Maggie L. McIntosh (D-Baltimore City)

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House Economic Matters Chair Dereck E. Davis (D-Prince George’s)

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Delegate Jay Walker issued a rumbling post on social media

 

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Contentious race for House speaker to culminate in special session as Corruption worry many.

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From left, Maryland Democratic Delegates Maggie McIntosh (Baltimore City), Adrienne Jones (Baltimore County) and Dereck E. Davis (Prince George’s County).

The race for speaker of the Maryland House of Delegates has come down to two candidates — and every vote counts. (See letter to the Delegates below)

Ballots will be cast during a special session Wednesday in an intense contest full of suspense that has everything from party infighting to threats of political retaliation from outside groups.

The historic campaign to become the next house speaker is turning ugly, bitter and divisive. The Democratic Party and the Legislative Black Caucus are split over who to endorse.

“It makes no sense that we should be divided in the Democratic caucus,” Baltimore City Delegate Cheryl Glenn said.

Baltimore City Delegate Maggie McIntosh, a white woman who is openly lesbian, and Prince George’s County Delegate Dereck Davis, an African-American man, are competing to succeed Michael Busch, who died earlier this month. Either pick will be historic because the speaker’s position has always been held by a white man.

Speaker Pro Tem Adrienne Jones dropped out of the running due to lack of support. She’s supporting Davis in a questionable move.

“Unity over politics, and that’s how I go,” Jones said according to Baltimore TV 11.

The campaign is turning ugly with Baltimore City Delegate Regina Boyce accusing Legislative Black Caucus Chairman Darryl Barnes of referring to the race and sexual orientation of McIntosh in order to push to elect the first African-American speaker. Barnes denies the allegation. Boyce bolted from Tuesday’s bill-signing ceremony before anyone could ask her about it.

McIntosh held a conference call Tuesday to discuss her vision, outlining classroom funding and school construction as her top priorities.

“Education will be a top priority in my speakership. I will be the education speaker,” McIntosh said.

Glenn, a good friend of McIntosh, is backing Davis.

“I respect the way that he bridges differences not only with other Democrats, but also with the Republicans,” Glenn said. However, in Prince George’s County which is the epicenter of all the corruption in Maryland sees Mr. Davis in another light as the facilitator of questionable activities.

The 42 Republicans in the House want a seat at the table.

“We want the next speaker of Maryland not to be the speaker of the Democratic caucus, but the speaker for all of us, all of Maryland,” House Minority Leader Nicholas Kipke said.

Democrats and Republicans will meet separately at 10 a.m. Wednesday to discuss who to support. Many expect a floor fight when the voting process begins at noon.

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OPEN LETTER TO MARYLAND DELEGATES

Dear Honorable Members of the Maryland House of Delegates,

There are three Motions and a brief currently pending in various courts including the U.S Supreme court due to illegal schemes facilitated by Honorable Delegate Dereck Davis and others tied to him. A letter was also mailed to the Thatcher Law Firm (contractor for the Board of Education for Prince George’s County) and copied to each Board of Education member for Prince George’s County concerning serious shenanigans which have been going on in Maryland for many years now. We wanted to make sure each one of you received the information and reflected on it before making a decision for a new speaker.

We have also attached the ruling of Administrative Law Judge Brian Zlotnick in this post which led to the Thatcher Law Firm engaging in widespread violations of law in Maryland and elsewhere at the beckoning of the corrupt union executives. The problems are ongoing after Thatcher law firm was awarded more than $5 million “No bid” contract of the public funds. Thatcher Law Firm is working closely with O’Neal Law Firm which initiated an illegal suit in Washington DC Superior Court.  Association of Supervisory & Administrative School Personnel (ASASP) Union which has been behind the scenes advancing some of the shenanigans including facilitating illegal behavior within Maryland such as abusing the court process for selfish individuals engaged in a criminal behavior.  All these illegal activities are tied to well-connected individuals in Prince George’s County, Montgomery County and in Baltimore City who benefit unjustly using public funds. The legalized lynching of Josephat Mua through the court system must be stopped and be compensated as directed by the Judge Brian Zlotnick in 2012.

The fact is that Maryland House of Delegates, Maryland Senate and the Board of Education for Prince George’s County Board members either supports this system of legal lynching, or is so cynical as to remain silent in order to court the racist and discriminatory vote. Many of us don’t know which is worse.

Blacks in the 1950s and ’60s led a mass movement to overcome a brutally hostile Democratic Party machine and turned the political tide against an entrenched system of legalized racism. We are calling on each one of you to do the same and elect a leader with good moral values as the next speaker but certainly not Delegate Dereck Davis. If he has been able to pull off these illegal activities like this in Prince George’s County imagine what he will do once he becomes the speaker.

Corruption takes birth in a society when its citizens fail to believe that the nation is a common property of all its citizens and the generation yet to come. Every situation, where you leave truth, you are giving birth to corruption, no matter how simple or how complicated is the matter.

Hypocrisy is the mother of all evil and some of these legislators have political personal ambition over that of community in the betterment thereof the County with years of minimal return with the liberal machine along with the oppressive democratic machines. There is no moral compass and the messy truth is no one wants to be honest about the cause and effect of the situation in Prince George’s County.

Reversing the forces of incivility, misinformation, and the active marketing of cynicism will require concerted, collective efforts. Understanding the social and economic characteristics of Prince George’s County with political incorporation rather than representation as the prerequisite.

We will continue to reach out and advocate for what is right in Maryland to the other key players who we believe violated our rights through participation and covered up the mischief in order to benefit unjustly.

Please review the Motion to the court to make a judgement for yourselves and see how Delegate Dereck Davis is connected to the illegal activities in court. Ask tough questions concerning ongoing illegal agenda. Call your elected officials including Board members and tell them to stop the illegal legal lynching of Josephat Mua. Should you need any additional information or if I can be of service, please do not hesitate to contact us at infor@pgparents.org

Sincerely,

Joseph Mua

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Maggie McIntosh (D-Baltimore City). (Mark Gail/The Washington Post)

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Dereck E. Davis (Prince George’s County).

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Maryland middle school cancels play but now says the show might go on

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For months, students at Hyattsville Middle School in Maryland practiced for their spring musical. They recited lines, learned songs and imagined the world of the spelling bee contestants who were at the heart of their show.

Then, just before spring break, performances of the “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” were canceled with little explanation — setting off a wave of concern and criticism from parents who questioned whether the decision was related to gay characters in the musical.

“This is Hyattsville, Maryland, in 2019, and I can’t believe that is a reason,” said Elizabeth Tornquist, whose daughter was rehearsing for the show in the Prince George’s County school.

By Tuesday evening, school officials had agreed to revisit the issue, saying they would look into whether it would suffice to simply let people know the show was for more mature audiences so that they could decide whether to bring younger children.

School officials also said they would go back to the licensing agent for the Broadway hit to ask again about modifying language they said contributed to a decision that the musical was not appropriate for middle school.

None of the changes being requested involve eliminating the gay characters, they said, despite chatter on social media.

“I know that there was a rumor and a concern, but we’re not seeking to remove gay characters, nor was the play canceled because of gay characters,” schools spokeswoman Raven Hill said.

Parents gathered at Hyattsville Middle for a meeting Tuesday, demanding answers for the abrupt cancellation. A small group protested before the meeting, bearing signs with messages that included, “The Show Must Go On!” and “Three Months of Work For Nothing?”

Robert Kapler, whose 13-year-old daughter was involved in the musical as part of the school’s creative and performing arts program, said he was dismayed to hear of the show being halted so close to curtain time.

“She would wake up and practice,” he said. “She practiced after school, and she practiced at night. She practiced her singing. She practiced her dancing. She practiced her lines.”

“My main concern is that they’re shutting down something that should have been allowed to go forward because they put so much work into it,” he said.

The issue hit a nerve in Hyattsville, a community that many say prides itself on being diverse, welcoming and LGBTQ-friendly.

School officials sent a letter to parents in mid-April, abruptly canceling a show not long from opening.

“Unfortunately we have decided to cancel the Spring Musical dates of May 2nd, 3rd and 4th,” the letter said, adding that a parent meeting would be held Tuesday to answer “any of your questions, comments or concerns.”

Some parents complained that they went through spring break without knowing why the show was being stopped.

Justine Christianson, president of the school’s PTSO, said she had received an email Tuesday morning from Monica Goldson, interim chief executive of the Prince George’s school system, saying the cancellation came after teachers expressed concerns about “the extended use of profanity” in the musical.

That email said the play’s content had been reviewed by school officials who decided to cancel the play because copyright laws did not permit a change in language.

“It was then deemed more appropriate for high school and not middle school,” the message from Goldson said. It added that school system officials would create a process for approval of plays before students begin practicing “to ensure this does not happen again.”

At the parent meeting Tuesday, school officials mentioned a number of concerns — with racial humor, sexual innuendo and what one described as some “cuss words.”

Parents pressed to know more about when and how concerns had arisen — and where the process had gone wrong.

“This play is two weeks out. . . . I find it completely unacceptable,” one mother said.

The decision to revisit the issue came after a student who was at the gathering suggested the disclaimer about more mature content, so families could decide if the show was suitable for the very young.

A school board member, Pamela Boozer-Strother, who represents the area and attended the meeting, supported the disclaimer.

“It was something that had been on my mind,” she said later. “I was glad the student asked it, and she was able to take us in a new direction of a solution that may be possible.”

The school system said it would report back within two days about whether the show will go on, Boozer-Strother said.

“I don’t think the reasons for all of this were made very clear, but I am glad there is a way forward and that the students don’t feel all of their hard work was for nothing,” Christianson said.

Karl Kippola, a professor and director of the theater and musical theater program at American University in Washington, directed a campus production of the musical. He called it a “lovely” show — lighthearted and irreverent but also moving as it depicts the struggles of young spelling bee contestants.

He said one contestant’s gay parents appear briefly, and there are a couple of instances of mild profanity “but not anything that people have not heard in school before.”

Jesus is invoked in an exclamation, he said — which leads to the appearance of an actor dressed as Jesus, who gives the speller advice.

“The idea that people would be offended by it, that seems to be a little bit of a stretch,” he said. He said he could not call it a safe, traditional pick for a middle school but could see how students would find it fun to work on.

“It would be something they could relate to much more personally and directly,” he said. “Above all, the musical is funny and it makes the problems accessible but not overwhelming.”

He added: “People who are looking to be offended can find something offensive in it, but I think you can do that with most musicals.”

Via Washington Post 

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Former PGCPS Executive Shawn Joseph Forced out of Tennessee dotted with legal, ethical issues – ties to local corruption

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former PGCPS Executive and current Metro Schools Director Dr. Shawn Joseph

One of the former PGCPS Executive and current Metro Schools Director Dr. Shawn Joseph who helped cover up corruption through Dr. Lilian Lowery and transferred the same shenanigan in Nashville, Tennessee has been forced out of the job.

On or around June 2011, Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) in conspiracy with Association of Supervisory & Administrative School Personnel (ASASP) headed by Dwayne Jones Principal of Laurel High School engaged in a widespread scheme involving high level executives at Sasscer. The scheme involved Dr. Monica Goldson and other external parties led by O’Neal Law Firm of Ardra O’Neal affianced in a wide ranging plot and bribery to defeat justice for employees. Dr. Shawn Joseph who later joined the PGCPS District at the beckoning of Dr. Lilian Lowery was also part of the mix in the same scheme.

The fraudulent scheme and conspiracy involved Office of the legal counsel and Thatcher Law Firm in which a transcriber company was hired to sabotage the hearings of employees at the systems Headquarters at Sasscer.  Transcripts for the hearings involving employees where changed and omitted major facts to advance the shenanigans and protect Dwayne Jones. Some of the omitted facts even acknowledged extra marital affairs involving Mr. Dwayne Jones and Debrah Toppins. Shortly after the hearings, any lawyer who tried to represent these employees was bribed after the Thatcher Law Firm was given a “no bid contract” for more than $5 million dollars. Many local employees are not getting the justice they deserve due to public corruption in Prince George’s County ties to discrimination. The public corruption in Prince George’s county public schools starts on an administrative level and is interconnected to local lawyers with ties to some local politicians, which has been an ongoing concern for many years.

In retaliation for exposing their shenanigans in this blog, the current interim CEO Dr. Monica Goldson ordered this blog to be blocked in the PGCPS network and other parts globally on or around November 2018 in order to minimize their expose of their illegal agenda.

Shawn Joseph’s departure from Tennessee, due to similar issues and public corruption fiasco connected to Maryland and Denver, Colorado is a wake up call in Maryland. While major issues are interconnected, local issues are playing out around this case. The recent indictment of Gregory B. Craig, President Obama’s first White House Counsel shows that while Robert Mueller’s investigation may be over, its effects will continue to ripple outward across the Washington DC metro area for a long time. Paul Manafort’s prosecution was a wake-up call for Washington lobbyists and Craig’s indictment is sounding the alarm for attorneys engaged in a widespread bribery using unaccountable money meant for public schools in a town full of them.

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Attorney Ardra O’Neal is involved in criminal undertaking of defrauding employees while working closely with employers including PGCPS in malicious undertaking. Employees and other citizens be aware of her shenanigans. She is involved in Self-dealing and fraud. Self – Dealing may involve misappropriation or usurpation of corporate assets or opportunities.  Anyone who has been a victim of her mischief is asked to report her fraudulent schemes to the law enforcement agencies at the earliest opportunity. In addition, she needs to be reported to the bar counsel ASAP!

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Monica Goldson (seen here) The culture of corruption which began in Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) under Dr. Monica Goldson as part of an organized scheme promises to be a disaster according to the reports from Tennessee. The well connected individuals saw several executives transfer to Tennessee in high level corruption. The current fiasco currently in progress in Prince George’s County in which millions disappeared has ties to Tennessee. Corruption erodes trust in government and undermines the social contract. Tennessee citizens just like Maryland citizens are demanding for Transparency,  accountability and sanctions to the corrupt executives after state and Federal laws were broken willfully in both states.

We reprint the report by newschannel-5 article below:

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Metro Schools Director Dr. Shawn Joseph

By: Phil Williams

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — It’s the end of the road for Metro Schools Director Dr. Shawn Joseph — a road dotted by legal and ethical potholes.

Under the terms of his buyout deal with the school board, Friday, April 12, is his last day.

But Joseph’s journey as Nashville’s first African-American director of schools began in July 2016 amid high expectations — with the school board essentially giving him a blank check.

“I think that Dr. Joseph needs to do whatever he needs to do to make sure that we are successful,” then-chair Anna Shepherd said.

Within months, there were ethical questions.

When NewsChannel 5 Investigates asked about the qualifications of the people he brought with him from Maryland, Joseph directed staff not to answer those questions – saying the district should wait and attack the reporter’s methods.

A school maintenance worker was also directed to work on Joseph’s house.

An email showed he would be “on the clock,” working at taxpayer expense. Joseph blamed his assistant.

“I hold myself to the highest level of integrity,” the schools director told NewsChannel 5 Investigates in October 2016.

We asked, “So where did she get the idea that he would be on the clock? Did that come from you?”

“No,” he insisted, “and that’s what I corrected it in an email.”

Joseph still ordered the man’s supervisors to allow him to modify his work schedule to work at the director’s house.

That fall, our investigation caught the schools director using a bus driver to chauffeur him around town — including for personal errands — with taxpayers paying for the driver to wait and wait .

But when we tried to show him the video, he walked out of the interview.

“This is one of the few districts where I’ve ever worked where the number of vacancies goes up instead of down,” former Metro Schools administrator Mo Carrasco told NewsChannel 5 Investigates in December 2017.

“People are leaving. People are not happy. And we keep saying to people that everything is great and we’re making progress. We are not making progress.”

Those comments come just before Carrasco, one of the director’s longtime friends, resigned amid a sexual harassment investigation.

On his way out, Carrasco raised questions about how Joseph was spending the district’s money.

“I made a statement one day to some of the executive staff that we have too many contracts, too many consultants in the district,” he added.

“They are running into each other, and I don’t think that was taken very well.”

Our investigation later discovered Joseph’s team had hired consultant friends , sometimes without contracts, sometimes without getting the required board approvals .

When two school board members, Jill Speering and Amy Frogge, requested an independent audit last April, Joseph lashed out, accusing them of behaving inappropriately and risking a potential lawsuit.

“It’s a lawsuit when you are inappropriately pointing people out and making comments that are not appropriate,” he argued.

Frogge responded, “I am doing my job, and I am not inappropriate.”

Last summer, two Metro Schools employees went public with horrific sexual harassment allegations against principal Sam Braden .

The district’s own files showed there was lots of evidence.

Still, Joseph’s team did nothing until after our investigation aired and then only under pressure from school board members.

After repeated interview requests were declined, NewsChannel 5 Investigates tracked down the schools director.

“Did you drop the ball?” we asked.

“I did not drop the ball,” he answered, refusing to answer any specific questions.

To try to calm the controversy, Joseph later convinced the school board to sign a $100,000 contract with a Nashville law firm to review the district’s Human Resources Department.

Then, a secret recording caught him hinting to school bus drivers that they should vote against vice mayor candidate Sheri Weiner, potentially in violation of state law.

In September 2018, new school board member Fran Bush had questions about Joseph’s continued use of a school bus driver as a chauffeur while a bus driver shortage left kids sometimes waiting for long periods to get home from school.

Our investigation discovered that Joseph’s account of how he used the driver did not match records provided by his office.

“I clearly think, at this point, learning about this information, we need to open up an investigation,” Bush told NewsChannel 5 Investigates.

As Joseph’s relationship with a few board members continued to sour, our investigation uncovered new questions about his ties to a company that got a $1 million, no-bid contract in violation of state law.

The district bought the student assessment software, then did not require schools to actually use it.

Then, NewsChannel 5 Investigates obtained the law firm’s confidential HR report, which warned the district is facing a morale crisis that threatens its ability to attract and keep good employees.

And a group of teachers decided to go public, suggesting that Joseph’s discipline policies were making their jobs harder.

“Students are in school and they are disruptive and they are running through the halls and they are using profanity and hurting other students,” guidance counselor Constance Wade said during a Teacher Town Hall.

Through it all, the schools director never took personal responsibility for any of the controversies.

In fact, he blamed NewsChannel 5 Investigates of trying to create hysteria over the sexual harassment issue.

“Let me tell you, what I don’t respect about you, my friend, is that you like to try to create unnecessary narratives on very important topics to try to create this hysteria,” Joseph told us last year.

“You should be ashamed of yourself.”

More recently, he had suggested to support employees that they should not be airing the district’s business in public — a lesson he said his mother taught him as a child.

“I told you about my mom with her little belt thing,” Joseph said during a town hall hosted by the Service Employees International Union, Local 205.

“She said, ‘I wish you would tell somebody our business outside in the streets. We handle stuff right in this house.'”

Via NEWSNEWSCHANNEL 5 

 

 

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Update: Teachers in Fear after PGCPS Administration covers up racism at Laurel area schools.

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By Reform Sasscer Staff:

Some teachers at Dwight D Eisenhower Middle School, claim the district is trying to find the sources of information to our blog in order to oust them for speaking out against unfair practices. Teachers who did not want to be identified for fear of retaliation called the claims against them “nonsense” and said the district is trying to oust anyone for speaking out against deceptive practices. However, one teacher who wanted to remain anonymous said, the teachers at Dwight D Eisenhower Middle School were happy the truth was finally out.

Some of the teachers who did not want to be identified said they repeatedly raised internal concerns about teachers allegedly advancing racists tendencies on school grounds and the district leaders reportedly violating students’ civil rights by placing them into disciplinary action in some cases without proper due process.

However, Mr. Ronald Dortch who is the PTA President at Dwight D Eisenhower Middle School appears to be out of touch with reality. He was said to be unhappy when the story broke out. There are reports he engages external parties to raise money or other items and was afraid the school was looking bad. He was said to be upset with the exposure concerning racism at the school hence the reasons to make up wild allegations against the student whistle blower. While PTA members are not school employees, they are part of the school community. The alleged misconduct of pointing fingers by Mr. Dortch is deeply disappointing and betrays the trust the Dwight D Eisenhower Middle School community placed in him. Mr. Dortch must learn not to take public issues personally as victims of various shenanigans tied to racism have families too and deserve justice. Across the country, there have been many PTA Presidents or members of PTA with ties to the unions who have been arrested and charged for violating trust involving money and other issues tied to schools improvement.

Conflict of interest

At Dwight D Eisenhower Middle School, there are concerns that, Mr. Jonathan Mayhew who is a husband to Mrs. Laura Garon Mayhew, who also works as a Technology teacher at the school might have conflicts of interests. Situations involving conflicts of interest within the school system in Prince George’s County and the entire Maryland system are widespread. Allegations of cronyism, wasteful spending and other misconduct are roiling the entire school district including single source contracts which was reported widely in the media to be more than $78 million dollars.

“I believe that there are several factors which have contributed to the administration’s desire to retaliate against a student who blew the whistle in the first place and find sources of information in order to discipline teachers who have spoken out,” said a teachers who wanted to remain anonymous. “In my opinion, none of these factors are legitimate or reasonable. The fact remains that, there many issues which are being swept under the rug to the detriment of the entire system,” she added.

District’s claims

According to Mr. Dortch, he truly believes that we are damaging people’s lives without all of the facts. He stated in part that, “ALL of your stories appear to be one sided. You and the parent should be sued after these people are cleared of all charges. Did this parent tell you that her so called innocent daughter is accused of bullying students at DDEMS? But I guess since she is a black student bullying other students its ok. Are we now saying that a White Teacher can’t teach Black History? Are we now saying that a Black Teacher can’t teach students about Cinco de Mayo? If people would also educate their children and STOP thinking that education is only done at school, then students would be able to tell the difference between someone teaching them and someone trying to embarrass them. Parents need to stop treating school like it is a daycare. As long as their child is out of the house so they don’t have to deal with them. I challenge any adult to visit a school and just try to make an open announcement to the students and see just how disrespected they will be treated. I am in no way defending anyone that is a racist, but I have know Mrs. Mayhew and the staff at DDEMS and LHS for seven years and I know that what you said about both of these schools are NOT true……..” statement stated in part.

Widespread Fraud involves the Unions and Laurel Area Schools

On or around June 2011, Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) in conspiracy with Association of Supervisory & Administrative School Personnel (ASASP) headed by Dwayne Jones Principal of Laurel High School engaged in a scheme. The scheme involved Dr. Monica Goldson and other external parties led by O’Neal Law Firm of Ardra O’Neal engaged in a wide ranging scheme and bribery to defeat justice for employees.

The Fraudulent scheme and conspiracy involved Office of the legal counsel and Thatcher Law Firm in which a transcriber company was hired to sabotage the hearings of employees at the systems Headquarters at Sasscer.  Transcripts for the hearings involving employees where changed or omitted major facts to advance the shenanigans and protect Dwayne Jones. Some of the omitted facts even though acknowledged involved extra marital affairs involving Mr. Dwayne Jones and Debrah Toppins. Shortly after the hearings, any lawyer who tried to represent these employees was bribed after the Thatcher Law Firm was given a “no bid contract” for more than $5 million dollars. Many local employees are not getting the justice they deserve due to public corruption in Prince George’s County with ties to racism. The public corruption starts on an administrative level and is connected to local politicians which has been an ongoing concern for many years.

Employees’ protection

Employees enjoy protection from retaliation under the law for a host of actions in the workplace. State and federal laws protect employees from retaliation for complaints of unlawful discrimination, for seeking reasonable accommodations for disabilities, for taking protected family and medical leave, and from whistleblowing or refusing to engage in illegal activities. The web of legal protections from retaliation is comprehensive and fact-specific, and you should contact a qualified employment attorney if you believe you are being retaliated because of your legally protected activity at work.

You Have Rights to Protect You from Workplace Retaliation

Workplace protections from retaliation can be very broad. Not only do laws against retaliation protect employees from termination, but usually also provide protection from an employer taking an adverse action that would “dissuade a reasonable employee” from complaining about their legal rights. As a result, adverse actions can include termination, refusal to hire, denial of promotion, unjustified negative performance evaluations, or other threats or harassment.

Under civil rights laws, an employee engages in protected activity by opposing unlawful discrimination or harassment, or participating in an employment discrimination proceeding. An employee opposes discrimination when they complain about unlawful discrimination or harassment, threaten to file a complaint, or refuse to obey an order they reasonably believe is discriminatory. An employee participates in a proceeding when they file a complaint of unlawful discrimination or harassment, cooperate with an internal or external investigation of discrimination or harassment, or serve as a witness in an investigation or litigation. Each of these can amount to “protected activity” for the purposes of retaliation under county, state, and federal anti-discrimination laws, such as the District of Columbia Human Rights Act, Montgomery and Prince Georges County Human Rights Acts, Maryland State law, The Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title VII”), the Civil Rights Act of 1866 (“Section 1981”), and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.

In the disability setting, employees can engage in “protected activity” by seeking accommodations for disabilities. Similarly, employees can gain protection from retaliation under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) by seeking or taking protected FMLA leave.

The number of laws protecting against retaliation for protected “whistleblowing” is very extensive. Those laws include the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the Whistleblower Protection Act of 1989, the False Claims Act, the Sarbanes–Oxley Act, the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, and a host of other laws. State laws in the District of Columbia and Maryland also protect against retaliation in a variety of settings. Employees are protected from retaliation for collectively complaining about the terms of conditions of employment under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). Importantly, public employees may not be retaliated against for exercising their rights to free speech under the United States Constitution. Employees are also protected from retaliation related to asserting their rights for health insurance or benefits provided under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2009.

Theresa Mitchell Dudley, president of the Prince George’s County Educator Association (PGCEA), who was recently elected as the first African American branch director from Prince George’s County of the National Educators Association (NEA) should show proper leadership and help address the local issues affecting staff at the area Laurel Schools. If there was any place to show proper leadership at the union level, it is here.

More to come!

Read more >>> PGCPS Teacher Under Fire Over Slavery Lesson – Administration is accused of cover ups.

Read more >>> Complaint From a Former PGCPS Employee

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PTSA president Ronald Dortch for Dwight D Eisenhower Middle School (Shown here) has no idea on hostile work environment currently in progress at Laurel schools. The community should be concerned he is acting like a Principal while protecting illegal behavior currently in progress in the many PGCPS Schools. There are also worries that, he has been making wild allegations concerning a student without proper review of the issues affecting staff and students on rolling basis at Dwight D Eisenhower Middle School and at Laurel High School. Picture Courtesy Doug Kapustin / For Baltimore Sun Media Group

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Dr. Monica Goldson is the current interim CEO and she is an unexperienced administrator in matters which involve hostile environment in a large school district. There are confirmed allegations of cover ups of many issues in progress in PGCPS

 

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PGCPS Teacher Under Fire Over Slavery Lesson – Administration is accused of cover ups.

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Laura Garon Mayhew

By Reform Sasscer Staff: 

Kids and parents say this Prince George’s County Public School (PGCPS) teacher needs a lesson — in racism.

Dwight D Eisenhower Middle School teacher Laura Garon Mayhew shocked and traumatized children in her social studies class when she singled out black students and told them to pose as slaves to serve as a visual representation to the three-fifths rule. She had 5 students go to the front and told them that 3 of them equaled one slave master. The other Social Studies teachers did not act out this scenario.

Later, Ms. Mayhew was asked by a student why they were not celebrating Black History Month and she mentioned that she was not celebrating it until everyone had a month and that it’s ridiculous to single one culture out,” students and a staffer said. A different student mentioned to another teacher that she mentioned wanted to have white history month.

Fast forward to March, according to the students and staff in the school, she has the students doing a project celebrating Women’s Month and Irish History Month.

For the insensitive comments, the principal recently sent out a letter to her 6th-period class, apologizing to the parents for the incident. This was after the principal required her to complete an incident report. (See below the letter sent out to the parents).

There are reports, this past Friday, Dr. Briscoe, made the teacher to verbally apologize to the students as well. Students and staff are not sure if she went out on leave, but they are doubtful of it.

There are confirmed reports that, this teacher has a history of berating black students because she was reported calling 2 students “niggers” under her breath. The statements were given to last year’s Instructional Director and nothing happened. The staff familiar with the situation believe it was because these were students who caused a lot of trouble within the building.

Students said Mayhew, who is white has been at Dwight D Eisenhower for over 5 years. She’s taught different subject areas in the past but now teaches social studies. Mayhew pulled the insensitive stunt in middle school grade classes as part of a unit on the infamous Middle Passage, in which Africans were kidnapped and brought to America as part of the slave trade. The population of slaves would be counted as three-fifths in total when apportioning Representatives, as well as Presidential electors and taxes. The Three-Fifths Compromise was proposed by James Wilson and Roger Sherman, who were both delegates for the Constitutional Convention of 1787.

Kids and adults in Dwight D Eisenhower Middle School, where the student body is 54.77% black, Hispanic 37.37% and 3.32% white and just 2.68% Asians, were horrified by the offensive lessons they said occurred in her class roughly two weeks ago.

“It was a lesson about slavery and the Triangle Trade as well as visual representation to the three-fifths rule,” said one of Dwight D Eisenhower Middle Schools’ students, who asked to remain anonymous.

“She picked the black kids,” the boy said, and instructed them to pose as slaves to serve as a visual representation to the three-fifths rule in front of the class. “She said, ‘You see how it was to be a slave?’ She said, ‘How does it feel?’ ”

Dwight D Eisenhower Middle Schools’ ill-conceived lesson isn’t the first time a school teacher has grabbed headlines for giving offensive instruction involving slavery.

In 2013, two teachers from Manhattan Public School 59 taught a lesson that used killing and whipping slaves to teach subtraction and multiplication.

Those teachers weren’t disciplined, but they did receive training in cultural sensitivity, Education officials said.

In recent past, teachers who have displayed racism have been heavily disciplined.

However, in neighboring PGCPS Laurel High School, Principal Dwayne Jones who advanced misconduct and racism with Deborah Toppins is still on the job due to his connection and cover ups with ties to Monica Goldson who is the interim CEO.

In the Maryland  legislature this year, House of Delegates voted overwhelmingly to censure Delegate Mary Ann Lisanti over her use of a racist slur during an after-hours gathering with colleagues in which she called Prince George’s County “a nigger district”.

There are reports that, there are racial issues at Dwight D. Eisenhower Middle School and this has caused many of the former teachers at the school to leave the school or the profession altogether. Majority of the administrators are not strong instructional leaders in this school and they heavily lean on IB Coordinator Stephen Mellen, who happens to be white, but runs the school.  Some of the students believe this their real principal and ignore the current one. This is based on information received. “That being said, it causes for a hostile work environment because the current Principal favors the majority of the white teachers who are empowered to treat our minority children and teachers the way in which they do,”the staff member who wanted to remain anonymous said.

Many staff members hope that the school would receive the help that it deserves. “I am surprised that this situation is happening in PG County,” the staff member stated. “Teachers and staff have been thrown out for less in that building,” the staff member emphasized. “They have been put out of the school for selling candy and/or making inappropriate comments,” the staff member added.

“It is very unfortunate that my journey here at Eisenhower has been filled with disproportionate consequences and opportunities among staff. The vast variety of disciplinary procedures, professional development opportunities, and leadership roles appears to all be based on either race, who you know, or who the principal is scared of instead of giving all staff equal opportunities,” statement issued anonymously stated. 

“I just want someone to help out our building because we are suffering in silence”, the staff member concluded.

We reached out to the teacher Ms. Mayhew for a response to these allegations and by the time of publishing, she had not yet responded.

A parent found out what happened at Ms. Mayhew class and this is what she emailed the teacher. 

My name is — and I am the mother of —. Explain to me in full detail why you thought it was appropriate to have my African-American daughter and another student pose as slaves to serve as a visual representation to the three-fifths rule. Your discernment as an educator is cause for concern as that behavior is intolerable, insensitive and abhorrent. Making African-American children relive the trauma of discrimination that is a symptom of white supremacy is an act of violence. And you, a white woman inflicting harm on African-American children is a clear indication that you should not be allowed around our children, much less in a position of authority over them. Do you re-enact the Holocaust in your curriculum? Do you re-enact the Trail of Tears in your curriculum? My guess is no. So, why in a school where the majority of students are African-American did you commit this heinous act with no regard for the emotional trauma it would result in? Also, Black people were NEVER slaves. Black people were ENSLAVED. There is a big difference that impacts how our children view themselves. Everybody was born free. Black people were stolen, hunted, murdered, discarded and forced to perform inhumane, physical labor. We were enslaved by colonizers. I would appreciate that you teach our children the accurate history of their origins instead of cracking at their self esteem with the notion that they were born inferior. Additionally, my daughter came home to tell me that you said you weren’t celebrating Black History Month until everybody has a month and that it’s ridiculous to single one culture out. As an African-American studies major from the first university to teach African-American studies as an academic discipline, let me share this helpful piece of information that you should know; Black history IS American History. You are not singling out Black culture when you celebrate Black History Month. In fact, you’re re-inserting it into the fabric of America.

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The principal sent out this letter and had her distribute it to one of her classes but it never went to the entire school.

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Principal John P. Mangrum, Dwight d Eisenhower middle

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Dr. Briscoe, made the teacher to verbally apologize to the students as well.

Monica Goldson

Dr. Monica Goldson is the current interim CEO and she is an unexperienced administrator in matters which involve hostile environment in a large school district. There are confirmed allegations of cover ups of many issues in progress in PGCPS.

 

 

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Prince George’s County Must say “No” to “Quid Pro Quo” And Goldson Must Resign

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Past reports concerning union corruption have pointed out that “it is all too easy for racketeers to control and exploit, in part because there is no effective mechanism for policing internal union affairs. The nomination of Dr. Monica Goldson (seen on the podium second from right) was a major conflict of interest after quid pro quo involving Dr. Charlene Dukes. When we glorify impunity at the expense of integrity, a nation’s socio- fabric erodes.

Largo, (Reform Sasscer) – Prince George’s County citizens continue to confront major hurdles in its struggle against deep-rooted, longstanding corruption with ties to quid pro quo.  Many of the bills, including the famous Kirwan Commission, appear to center on “Quid Pro Quo” due to the past illegal activities with ties to Dr. Monica Goldson and her minions.  We must continue to Say “No” to these “self dealing bills” including the famous Kirwan Commission fronted by the Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) Chairman Dr. Alvin Thornton.

Dr. Alvin Thornton’s rapid ascend to power is heavily conflicted due to the union corruption. Monica Goldson makes it hard to invest in equal education for our kids by willful misconduct, money laundering, discrimination, inter alia. It should matter how much money your parents make, or what kind of mortgage they can afford in order to have a high quality education in a safe, clean school after corrupt officials have been removed.

In addition, we must advocate to change the HB1107 law to have an all elected Board due to all the misconduct going on with the current PGCPS CEO, Dr. Monica Goldson. These politicians with ties to each other are more concerned with the optics of #PrinceGeorge’sProud than just addressing the issues. You address the issues and everything else falls into place.

Quid pro quo is a Latin phrase that literally means “something for something,” or “this for that.” We use the phrase to signify an exchange of goods, services, favors, or any other kind of value. When we’re talking about multiple exchanges, we can say quid pro quos.

Misconduct in Office by Dr. William Hite Jr and Monica Goldson

Goldson engaged in well-known misconduct with Dr. William Hite Jr. during Dr. William Hite’s tenure in PGCPS. Goldson left her husband and filed for divorce due to an affair. Confirmed reports say that Dr. Monica Goldson was dating Dr. William Hite Jr when she initiated her divorce proceedings from her husband Mr. Lyndell Goldson on or around 11/03/2008. ( See Case # CAD08-32088 GOLDSON VS GOLDSON). For those who are not familiar with Dr. William Hite Jr, the corruption in Prince George’s County was fueled by him, and this blog initiated a vote of “No confidence.” Consequently, he left the county ASAP due to serious issues he was engaged in. (See Some leaders in PGCPS – Heart of the problems in Schools) Before transferring to Philly, local investigations were partially done on Dr. William Hite and issues covered up. Dr. William Hite promoted Monica Goldson before he left and was pulling the strings from afar in PGCPS for many years and still does. Dr. Hite then jumped ship out of fear of being fired and prosecuted for money laundering, willful neglect of duty inter alia. There was a $10 million bribe scheme tied to Prince George’s County Community College’s President, Dr. Charlene Dukes. Dukes was bribed by Dr. William Hite in order to advance corruption and interfere with the judgment of Josephat Mua.  

Once established in  Philadelphia School District, he has been misusing the district to advance his own personal interest at the expense of the public. Here he has been calling the shots in PGCPS from afar. This kind of willful misconduct does not advance goodwill for the people of Maryland. Prince George’s County citizenry must reject this kind of arrangement and demand proper investigations. In addition, Dr. Monica Goldson should resign as a CEO for Prince George’s County Schools. The hearing scheduled for December 17th, 2019 has suddenly been cancelled after exposing Dr. Monica Goldson’s misconduct.  (see notice of cancellation below). Read more >> Here

To many of us, our American political, social, economic entry into structures began with Town Halls where some of us asked several elected officials if they were really committed to getting corporate money out of American political, social, economic contexts and to stop the interference of the officials in the local court system. Several corrupt politicians comfortably stated they will continue the illegal practice including to take corporate PAC money and even admitted the corrupt influence it has.

Many of us refuse to let any politician become so comfortable that they willingly indulge into pay-to-play politics. That is not how democracy works.

Our American political, social, economic frameworks have been corrupted by billionaires and politicians who are beholden to corporate interests. We must continue to bring a new generation of leadership to Maryland, but we can’t without you joining forces in this endeavor.

In the meantime, there are three bills your county delegation are attempting to put forth as legislation that many in the community do not believe will positively help Prince George’s county. Many of these bills appear to advance the “quid pro quos” of various situation and liquor consumption.

The analysis came from the wonderful Tamara Brown, she breaks down three bills that are NOT good for our community. We Thank, Tamara Brown, for sharing this with us.

She writes:

“It’s interesting that my Maryland state representatives have flooded my in-box with invitations to attend their fundraising events, but not a single one of them bothered to inform me/us that they were holding their annual public hearing on pre-filed bills affecting Prince George’s County.  I had to search the House Delegation’s website to review the bills and notify you of the next week’s hearing.

Although I think this responsibility lies with our elected officials (not me), here’s my synopsis of some of the proposed 2020 bills that have been pre-filed:

PG 407-20 Repealing Ethics Reform Laws –  Although Del. Davis’ bill failed in the Senate last year, he is reintroducing the bill this year to allow developers to directly contribute to the campaigns of the County Executive and her slate, including County Council members who have the direct authority to hear and decide all zoning matters.  He wants to repeal the safeguards put in place after the Johnson administration.  Because we need to keep developer money of our local election and continue to support public financing of local candidates,  I OPPOSE this bill again this year.

PG 304-20 Extending Family Entertainment Liquor Licenses to 2 a.m. – When I think of family, I think of all ages, especially those under the legal drinking age of 21.  I’m not so certain how Family Entertainment Liquor Licenses are used, but selling liquor where under aged children are present is already harm enough extending it past the current law’s time of midnight does more harm than good in my opinion.  Therefore, I OPPOSE this bill.  There are other liquor license-related bills that I do support like PG 301-20 that are worth supporting.

PG/MC 101-20 Amendments of Development Applications – Boy, this bill is full of legalese and certainly written by developers’ attorneys and lobbyists.  What arrested my attention is that the developers will be given three (3) times to amend an incomplete application and after the third time if the application is still not complete, the Planning staff must accept the (incomplete) application or act on it in 60 days.  Look, if the application is not correct after three failed attempts, it should be dismissed out right (3 strikes and you’re out).  Geez, I OPPOSE this bill.

Finally, the public hearing will be:

This Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. at the Prince George’s Community College Center for Performing Arts, Black Box Theater

301 Largo Road, Upper Marlboro, MD.

To register to speak, you must do so in-person between 5-6 p.m.

Please join me in attendance or at a minimum call, email or write your elected representatives and state officials including your Senators to voice your opinion on these and any other bills that will be introduced in 2020 General Assembly Session, which begins next month.

  • -Tamara Davis Brown
  • People Over Politics
  • Tamara Davis Brown, P.O. Box 1292,  Clinton, MD 20735″

#princegeorgesconcern #princegeorgesperplexed

CONCLUSION: 

Dr. Monica Goldson, Dr. William Hite Jr., and Dr. Charlene Dukes have been corrupt officials in our school districts for way too long. Their actions and misconducts have consistently proven this. We need to take these people aside and conduct investigations into their actions which include interference of the officials in the local court system.

The American legal court system is supposed to address various grievances without fear or favor and it’s supposed to interpret the laws of the land to reduce the reality or appearance of corruption in American political, social, economic frameworks. In recent years, however, this regulatory regime has lent corruption a legal structure in which to flourish.

Also, any money associated with Kirwan Commission needs to be confiscated until an investigation on the the commission has taken place due to Dr. Alvin Thorton’s dealings with the corrupt union officials and the executive led by Dr. Goldson. These problems have persisted for far too long. It is time for someone to put their foot down and end the bias, blatant racism, discrimination, and corruption. People need to be aware of the public corruption with ties to some corrupt appointed and some elected officials in order to get these corrupt officials out in 2020 and beyond. Every official who has been silent when this poisoned chalice continues in the only majority black county by racist administrators without taking any action, needs to be voted out in 2020. Enough is enough!

Call your local elected representatives and state officials. Demand answers ASAP on PGCPS willful misconduct led by Dr. Monica Goldson, Dr. William Hite Jr.,  Dr. Charlene Dukes, PGCEA, MSEA, AFSCME International and ASASP Union. Tell them that, the public corruption currently in progress in Prince George’s County must end ASAP! Demand corrective actions immediately. #Resist #PrinceGeorge’sProud #VotethemOut #DrMonicaGoldsonResign 

(See attachment or the opinion of the administrative law judge, which Dr. Charlene Dukes was bribed to reverse)

Read more >>> Contentious race for House speaker to culminate in special session as Corruption worry many.

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PGCPS CEO Dr. Monica Goldson. Goldson engaged in well-known misconduct with Dr. William Hite Jr., during Dr. William Hite’s tenure in PGCPS. Goldson left her husband and filed for divorce due to an affair. Confirmed reports say that Dr. Monica Goldson was dating Dr. William Hite Jr when she initiated her divorce proceedings from her husband Mr. Lyndell Goldson on or around 11/03/2008. ( See Case # CAD08-32088 GOLDSON VS GOLDSON). Dr. Goldson has pending case with criminal counts pending #DespotsMustFall

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William R. Hite Jr., Philadelphia’s school superintendent advanced major misconduct before relocating to Philly. Before transferring to Philly, local investigations were partially done on Dr. William Hite and issues covered up. Dr. William Hite promoted Monica Goldson before he left and was pulling the strings from afar in PGCPS for many years and still does. Dr. Hite then jumped ship out of fear of being fired and prosecuted for money laundering, willful neglect of duty inter alia. There was a $10 million bribe scheme tied to Prince George’s County Community College’s President, Dr. Charlene Dukes to reverse judge of Josephat Mua.#DespotsMustFall

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Dr. Charlene Dukes, endorsed wrongful terminations after she was awarded about $10 million to start a charter school within the Prince George’s County community college by Dr. William Hite Jr as part of quid pro quo.#DespotsMustFall

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Dr. Alvin Thornton is facilitating the worst misconduct in the history of the Prince George’s county public schools dealing with senior officials under his watch who engaged in willful misconduct. He needs to resign at the earliest opportunity before he is arrested.  #DespotsMustFall

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Maryland State School Superintendent Karen Salmon stepping down in June amid widespread Public Corruption.

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State Superintendent of Maryland Schools Dr. Karen B. Salmon is not seeking another four-year contract, the state school board chair announced Tuesday afternoon.

Baltimore, Md. (Reform Sasscer) – Maryland State Schools Superintendent Karen Salmon, who oversaw the introduction of a complex new school accountability system and helped cover up misconduct in Prince George’s County, will step down in June. The state school board chair, (rt. Air Force Brig. Gen. Warner I. Sumpter) announced her resignation, Tuesday afternoon.

Baltimore sun was among the first newspapers to report.  However, details on public corruption in Prince George’s county linked to the Maryland state Board of Education were missing.

Salmon had until Dec. 1 to inform the board whether she would seek another four-year contract when she informed Sumpter that she would leave.

“She did contact me before that date, just decided that she preferred to move on. As far as I know, if she had shown an interest, the board would have voted for her to remain. “She has done a tremendous job,” Sumpter said according to Baltimore sun.

Former state board member Andy Smarick, who served as chair during her tenure, agreed.

“Dr. Salmon is a top-flight administrator — one of the most able public-sector managers I’ve seen,” said Smarick. “She is also a lifelong educator who cares a great deal about kids and public schools.”

However, Smarick’s statement was contradicted by an email cc’d to Dr. Salmon on June 27th, 2019 by Josephat Mua. This email highlighted various aspects of ongoing public corruption involving Dr. Godson and problems in Prince George’s County Public Schools in which the state Superintendent Salmon failed to act. (See attachment email at the bottom).

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Maryland Superintendent Karen Salmon, Montpelier Elementary School Principal Carla Furlow and Prince George’s County school CEO Monica Goldson mark the first day of school.(WTOP/Kate Ryan)

Inadequate Monitoring

Corruption thrives where principals (the rank and file) cannot effectively control their agents (union officers) or hold them accountable. External monitoring of union officers is weak as seen in Prince George’s County. Past reports concerning union corruption have pointed out that “it is all too easy for racketeers to control and exploit, in part because there is no effective mechanism for policing internal union affairs. The Landrum-Griffin Act was passed in an attempt to assure that workers would be represented by democratic unions” (Goldstock et al. 1990, 49).

In the 1980s, congressional hearings surfaced sharp criticism of the Department of Labor’s failure to monitor unions and their pension and welfare funds effectively (Jacobs and Mullin 2003). Because the Department of Labor’s “primary mission is to resolve labor-management problems [,] this necessarily requires good working relations with high-ranking labor officials and makes investigating and enforcing the complaints . . . against top labor officials at best awkward and, at worst, a conflict of interest” (Goldstock et al. 1990, 181).

Career of over 40 years of work in public education

Salmon did not say whether she is retiring, but a statement released from the Maryland State Department of Education said, “This culminates a distinguished career of over 40 years of work in public education.”

The search for a replacement will begin almost immediately with the hiring of a search firm, Sumpter said.

“This is usually the time of the year when most school systems are looking for their superintendents,” he said, “so the quicker you move the better off you are to bring in the largest pool of candidates.”

Salmon, whose job involves helping set education policy for the state, brought some stability to a bureaucracy that had had four superintendents in five years when she arrived in 2016. Before that leadership turnover, Nancy Grasmick held the job for two decades.

Salmon will leave on June 30, 2020, when her contract expires. By state regulations, superintendents in Maryland are all appointed for four-year terms that begin July 1.

When she was hired in 2016, the state was designing a new accountability system that would assign stars to schools. She oversaw the release of the second set of data on Tuesday, hours before the announcement that she would be leaving.

The school board voted unanimously in public to hire the former Talbot County superintendent more than three years ago, however, behind closed doors some board members had reservations. She had years of experience in education on the Eastern Shore before taking a job briefly in New York State. Salmon was an interim deputy state superintendent in Maryland before becoming superintendent. She continued to live in Talbot County, commuting to either Baltimore or a state office in Annapolis for work. In the early stages of her tenure, she worked closely under corrupt previous State Superintendent Dr. Lilian Lowery, who resigned under a cloud of corruption.

One of Salmon’s more controversial decisions came in May 2018 when Salmon blocked the Baltimore County school board’s appointment of Verletta White, a long-time educator in the county as the school’s superintendent. The move was unusual because state superintendents have rarely intervened in a local school board hiring process.

In this case, Salmon said the county had not completed an audit of contracts following the conviction of former superintendent Dallas Dance. White had worked for Dance.

Dr. William Hite Jr fiasco with Monica

However, there appears to have been a double standard when it came to PGCPS CEO Dr. Monica Goldson. Goldson engaged in well-known misconduct with Dr. William Hite Jr. during Dr. William Hite’s tenure in PGCPS. Goldson left her husband and filed for divorce due to an affair. Confirmed reports say that Dr. Monica Goldson was dating Dr. William Hite Jr when she initiated her divorce proceedings from her husband Mr. Lyndell Goldson on or around 11/03/2008. ( See Case # CAD08-32088 GOLDSON VS GOLDSON). For those who are not familiar with Dr. William Hite Jr, the corruption in Prince George’s County was fueled by him, and this blog initiated a vote of “No confidence.” Consequently, he left the county ASAP due to serious issues he was engaged in. (See Some leaders in PGCPS – Heart of the problems in Schools) Before transferring to Philly, local investigations were partially done on Dr. William Hite and issues covered up. Dr. William Hite promoted Monica Goldson before he left and was pulling the strings from afar in PGCPS for many years and still does. Dr. Hite then jumped ship out of fear of being fired and prosecuted for money laundering, willful neglect of duty inter alia. There was a $10 million bribe scheme tied to Prince George’s County Community College’s President, Dr. Charlene Dukes. Dukes was bribed by Dr. William Hite in order to advance corruption and interfere with the judgment of Josephat Mua.  

Once established in  Philadelphia School District, he has been misusing the district to advance his own personal interest at the expense of the public. Here he has been calling the shots in PGCPS from afar. This kind of willful misconduct does not advance goodwill for the people of Maryland. Prince George’s County citizenry must reject this kind of arrangement and demand proper investigations. In addition, Dr. Monica Goldson should resign as a CEO for Prince George’s County Schools.

Ever since Dr. Monica Goldson was appointed PGCPS CEO, there has been widespread interference of Federal and State laws to suit her illegal agenda. However, Dr. Salmon has largely looked the other way despite clear and convincing evidence of willful neglect of duty. The union’s executives currently in Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS), Theresa Dudley of Prince George’s County Education Association (PGCEA), Doris Reed of Association of Supervisory and Administrative School Personnel (ASASP), and Mr. James Spears of ACE-AFSCME Local 2250 have been compromised. This interference might be having an impact on parents, teachers, students and other staff in Prince George’s County. Personnel well connected to the executives are well received and covered up by the unions, while others who try to report wrongdoing within the county organization are victimized and fired.

In other words, the role of the Unions in Prince George’s County has become meaningless due to personal greed, as reported earlier. It’s a timely reminder that in Monica Goldson’s vision, public service is an amorphous concept. What matters, from the CEO’s perspective, is service to her. Loyalty to the county, state, nation and the rule of law are nice ideas, but CEO Monica Goldson expects and demands fealty to her and her own interests – above all other considerations. The entire Prince George’s County school district is a very hostile work environment due to all cover-ups. Many teachers and administrators are gearing for mass transfers in addition to some taking legal actions to protect themselves due to the effect of the corrupt unions.

Furthermore, the union corruption, which is well known in this county and facilitated by senior administrators such as President Charlene Dukes of Prince George’s County Community college and others connected to her at the Maryland State Board of Education, is not helping with matters. In addition, not surprisingly corrupt union officials, whether or not connected to organized crime figures, engage in “ordinary” organizational corruption, such as misappropriation of funds. The most distinctive form of corruption by union officials is taking employers’ bribes to ignore violations of the collective bargaining contract as happens in PGCPS in many cases, or even to allow employers to operate nonunion. This must end ASAP and the racist management of the Maryland State Education Association (MSEA) must be reformed to include minorities in Maryland.

Political Corruption legalized by the Maryland State Institutions.

When discussing corruption in the Governor Larry Hogan era, it’s easy to focus on the most flagrant examples such as the real estate fiasco in Prince George’s County. In his statement yesterday, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan stated he has been leading the fight for more accountability, pushing to raise academic standards and to root out mismanagement and corruption in local school systems. However, his statement is contradicted by his own administration in which the Maryland Court system is being used to punish teachers, parents, and other staff members who have spoken out against public corruption prevailing in Maryland. Easier to miss is the more innocuous and pedestrian ways that money—especially large sums of it—shapes American political corruption.

The State of Maryland working in conspiracy with Prince George’s County public schools and the county government is involved in a shameful display of shenanigans in which PGCPS and Unions executives have engaged in willful misconduct which is currently being covered up by the state. For example, court judgment orders are being used to shield nominal parties starting with Dr. Monica Goldson, (CEO) Prince George’s County Public Schools, Dr. William R. Hite Jr, Pirre D. Dickson, Synthia J Shillings, Roger Thomas, ACE-AFSCME Local 2250, American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees, (AFSCME). They ought to by law and in equity to be fully bound and obligated to answer charges and crimes in which they committed without being protected through the court by judges whom they are said to be bribing. For example, the order issued by the Maryland Court of Special Appeals in the case brought by Josephat Mua against PGCPS, Dr. Monica Goldson, Dr. William Hite Jr, et al, lists the wrong case No. CAL11369952 instead of CAL1136992. The order issued by the Maryland Court of Special Appeals lists the Board of Education for Prince George’s County as Appellee and not Appellees. The Judgment dated and entered in the above-entitled action on 9th, July 2019 should be amended to include Dr. Monica Goldson and Dr. William Hite Jr. as additional parties who engaged in willful misconduct as Defendants.

This is public corruption driven by the state and Prince George’s County citizens must stand up and demand answers because institutional racism is involved in various agencies within the state.

Willful miscon­duct occurs when a person intentionally acts or fails to act knowing that (his, her) conduct will probably result in injury or damage. Willful misconduct can also occur when “a person acts in so reckless a manner or fails to act in circumstances where an act is clearly required, so as to indicate disregard of (his, her) action or inaction. A party claiming willful misconduct must show an “intentional act of unreasonable character performed in disregard of a known or obvious risk so great as to make it highly probable that harm would result.” The willful misconduct standard is similar to the gross negligence standard; however, it focuses more on the harm that a party’s action or inaction caused.

In addition, the parents and Prince George’s County employees must demand action due to the Union shenanigans currently at play in Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) and illegal interference of the Maryland court system. At the moment, local court systems are hijacked by the cartels and tied to union corruption due to a lack of external monitoring of union officers in Maryland.

The American legal court system is supposed to address various grievances without fear or favor and it’s supposed to interpret the laws of the land to reduce the reality or appearance of corruption in American political, social, economic frameworks. In recent years, however, this regulatory regime has lent corruption a legal structure in which to flourish.

The announcement of Salmon’s departure was made at the state school board meeting in Baltimore. Sumpter said he would like to hire a replacement by April, if possible.

Call your local elected representatives and state officials. Demand answers ASAP on PGCPS shenanigans led by PGCEA, MSEA, AFSCME International and ASASP Union corruption currently in progress in Prince George’s County! Demand corrective actions immediately. #Resist #DrMonicaGoldsonResign 

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PGCPS Eisenhower Middle School students out of control and Drug use is a concern.

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John Mangrum is the principal at Dwight D. Eisenhower Middle School, he sixth principal at the school. (Photo courtesy)

Laurel, Md. (Reform Sasscer) – Ask anyone who has worked in some of America’s failing public schools and nearly all of them will tell you the same thing: The biggest problem isn’t the quality of the teachers. It’s the behavior of the kids: angry, disruptive, and disrespectful kids whose behavior is out of control. This is true not only in the poor schools in the inner cities, but in schools in the largely white rural parts of the US as well. The kids themselves are only partly to blame — students, after all, are what adults make them. The ongoing fiasco at Bladensburg High School is a tip of the iceberg in Prince George’s county. Parents, staff and students must demand answers and the county citizenry must stand in solidarity to create proper reforms.

After our reports earlier this year concerning Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) Eisenhower Middle School, reports reaching Reform Sasscer Movement indicate that, the same School is out of control. According to the information received by several sources who did not want to be identified, “kids told the staff they were running the halls because they did it last year and still passed to the next level,” stated one concerned member.

The principal told the teachers recently to address people outside of the classroom before they address him. He is afraid to run the school. There are concerns that new teachers receive little to no support. There are reports that the Instructional Director (ID) has been watching and it’s possible that she knows of the situation but is powerless.

Last month during parent-teacher conferences, the Principal told several staff that they were not permitted to go to the restroom against the union rules. He wanted the teachers to meet with more parents and thought they would leave early. The principal has allegedly turned several staff members away, but one Mrs. Johnson kept walking and went on. She had to go to the bathroom according to the reports received. During the same conferences, a lot of parents were complaining about all the bullying going on at the school.  However, President Theresa Dudley of Prince George’s County Education Association (PGCEA) has failed to respond to many challenges affecting teachers in the county including at Eisenhower Middle School, Bladensburg High School and others due to all conflicts of interests she is engaged in.

Recently a parent complained that she came to the school and saw students twerking on desks. New teachers are not being supported and they want to leave the teaching profession all together because of the lack of support. The principal, Mr. Mangrum, can do better according to the staff members who shared their concerns.

Inadequate Monitoring

Corruption thrives where principals (the rank and file) cannot effectively control their agents (union officers) or hold them accountable. External monitoring of union officers is weak as seen in Prince George’s County. Past reports concerning union corruption have pointed out that “it is all too easy for racketeers to control and exploit, in part because there is no effective mechanism for policing internal union affairs. The Landrum-Griffin Act was passed in an attempt to assure that workers would be represented by democratic unions” (Goldstock et al. 1990, 49).

In the 1980s, congressional hearings surfaced sharp criticism of the Department of Labor’s failure to monitor unions and their pension and welfare funds effectively (Jacobs and Mullin 2003). Because the Department of Labor’s “primary mission is to resolve labor-management problems [,] this necessarily requires good working relations with high-ranking labor officials, and makes investigating and enforcing the complaints . . . against top labor officials at best awkward and, at worst, a conflict of interest” (Goldstock et al. 1990, 181).

Drug Use at Eisenhower Middle School

Smoking weed in the bathroom is a common occurrence. Parents and teachers smell it when they enter. Many teenagers try marijuana and some use it regularly. Teenage marijuana use is at its highest level in 30 years, and today’s teens are more likely to use marijuana than tobacco. Many states allow recreational use of marijuana in adults ages 21 and over. Recreational marijuana use by children and teenagers is not legal anywhere in the United States. Today’s marijuana plants are grown differently than in the past and can contain two to three times more tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the ingredient that makes people high. The ingredient of the marijuana plant thought to have most medical benefits, cannabidiol (CBD), has not increased and remains at about 1%.

There are many ways people can use marijuana. This can make it harder for parents to watch for use in their child. These include:

  • Smoking the dried plant (buds and flowers) in a rolled cigarette (joint), pipe, or bong
  • Smoking liquid or wax marijuana in an electronic cigarette, also known as vaping
  • Eating “edibles” which are baked goods and candies containing marijuana products
  • Drinking beverages containing marijuana products
  • Using oils and tinctures that can be applied to the skin

Parents and Prevention
Parents can help their children learn about the harmful effects of marijuana use. Talking to your children about marijuana at an early age can help them make better choices and may prevent them from developing a problem with marijuana use later. Begin talking with your child in an honest and open way when they are in late elementary and early middle school. Youth are less likely to try marijuana if they can ask parents for help and know exactly how their parents feel about drug use.
Tips on discussing marijuana with your child:

  • Ask what they have heard about using marijuana. Listen carefully, pay attention, and try not to interrupt. Avoid making negative or angry comments.
  • Offer your child facts about the risks and consequences of smoking marijuana.
  • Ask your child to give examples of the effects of marijuana. This will help you make sure that your child understands what you talked about.
  • If you choose to talk to your child about your own experiences with drugs, be honest about why you used and the pressures that contributed to your use. Be careful not to minimize the dangers of marijuana or other drugs, and be open about any negative experiences you may have had. Given how much stronger marijuana is today, its effect on your child would likely be much different than what you experienced.
  • Explain that research tells us that the brain continues to mature into the 20s. While it is developing, there is greater risk of harm from marijuana use.

Sometimes parents may suspect that their child is already using marijuana. The following are common signs of marijuana use:

  • Acting very silly and out of character for no reason.
  • Using new words and phrases like “sparking up,” “420,” “dabbing,” and “shatter”
  • Having increased irritability.
  • Losing interest in and motivation to do usual activities.
  • Spending time with peers that use marijuana.
  • Having trouble remembering things that just happened.
  • Carrying pipes, lighters, vape pens, or rolling papers.
  • Coming home with red eyes and/or urges to eat outside of usual mealtimes.
  • Stealing money or having money that cannot be accounted for.

Effects of Marijuana
Many teenagers believe that marijuana is safer than alcohol or other drugs. When talking about marijuana with your child, it is helpful to know the myths and the facts. For example, teenagers may say, “it is harmless because it is natural,” “it is not addictive,” or “it does not affect my thinking or my grades.”

However, research shows that marijuana can cause serious problems with learning, feelings, and health.

Short-term use of marijuana can lead to:

  • School difficulties
  • Problems with memory and concentration
  • Increased aggression
  • Car accidents
  • Use of other drugs or alcohol
  • Risky sexual behaviors
  • Worsening of underlying mental health conditions including mood changes and suicidal thinking
  • Increased risk of psychosis
  • Interference with prescribed medication

Regular use of marijuana can lead to significant problems including Cannabis Use Disorder. Signs that your child has developed Cannabis Use Disorder include using marijuana more often than intended, having cravings, or when using interferes with other activities. If someone with Cannabis Use Disorder stops using suddenly, they may suffer from withdrawal symptoms that, while not dangerous, can cause irritability, anxiety, and changes in mood, sleep, and appetite.

Long-term use of marijuana can lead to:

  • Cannabis Use Disorder
  • The same breathing problems as smoking cigarettes (coughing, wheezing, trouble with physical activity, and lung cancer)
  • Decreased motivation or interest which can lead to decline in academic or occupational performance
  • Lower intelligence
  • Mental health problems, such as schizophrenia, depression, anxiety, anger, irritability, moodiness, and risk of suicide

Medical Marijuana
Some teens justify use of marijuana because it is used for medical purposes. Marijuana use with a prescription for a medical reason is called “medical marijuana.” Laws for medical marijuana are rapidly changing and are different from state to state. In some states, children of any age can get medical marijuana if they have a “qualifying medical condition.” There is very limited research supporting use of medical marijuana in children or teens for most conditions. In most states that allow medical marijuana, the marijuana is not regulated and therefore is not checked for ingredients, purity, strength or safety. There is no evidence that medical marijuana is any safer than other marijuana.

Cannabidiol (CBD)
Many parents have questions about CBD and how it may be helpful for their child. There is ongoing research on the use of CBD-containing products for conditions such as epilepsy, , PTSD, Tourette’s disorder, pain, and other diagnoses. For now, the use of CBD is only FDA-approved in children for specific forms of epilepsy and in adults for chemotherapy induced nausea and vomiting. At this time, there is  not enough evidence to recommend CBD for other uses, in children and adolescents including the treatment of autism and other developmental disorders. The approved CBD requires a prescription. Many stores sell CBD products. However, there are no safety and quality requirements for non-prescription CBD. They may have harmful additives or interfere with prescription medication. If you are considering using CBD for your child, please discuss this with their physician prior to starting to prevent harmful effects.

Conclusion

There are ongoing problems at PGCPS Eisenhower Middle School and other schools in the county in which teachers, parents, and students are affected. This is due to lack of support from the administration of CEO Monica Goldson and lack of professional development which has been stopped until further notice.

Marijuana use in teens can lead to long-term consequences. Teens rarely think they will end up with problems related to marijuana use, so it is important to begin talking about the risks with your child early and continue this discussion over time. Talking with your child about marijuana can help delay the age of first use and help protect their brain. If your child is already using marijuana, try asking questions in an open and curious way as your teen will talk more freely if not feeling judged. If you have concerns about your child’s drug use, talk with your child’s pediatrician or a qualified mental health professional.

In addition, the parents and Prince George’s County employees must demand action due to the Union shenanigans currently at play in Prince George’s County public Schools (PGCPS) and illegal interference of the Maryland court system. At the moment, local court system appears currently hijacked by the cartels tied to the union corruption due to lack of external monitoring of union officers in Maryland.

Call your local elected representatives  and state officials. Demand answers ASAP on PGCPS shenanigans led by PGCEA, MSEA, AFSCME International and ASASP Union corruption currently in progress in Prince George’s County! Demand corrective actions immediately. #Resist

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An email recently sent to PGCPS staff partly shown here means that, there will be no more professional Days (PD) during school day until further notice.

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Fiasco after PGCPS Bowie High School teacher charged with sexual abuse of former student

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K. Sean Donovan, 29, is charged with multiple charges including sexual abuse of a minor after an investigation revealed that he and a female student were having a relationship.
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BOWIE, Md. (Reform Sasscer) – A Bowie High School teacher has been charged with sexual abuse of a minor in a case involving a teen who used to be his student, according to Prince George’s County police.

K Sean Donovan Jr., 29, of the 3200 block of Winterbourne Drive in Upper Marlboro after the student reported to a family member that she and Donovan were having a sexual relationship.  The reports stated that, the abuse started when the female student was 15, police said.

Law enforcement started investigating Donovan on Sunday after a family member of the girl learned she and Donovan where having intimate physical contact, police said. Donovan and his former student “engaged in sexual contact on school grounds multiple times since May of 2019,” with the most recent incident occurring in late November, police said in a statement announcing the charges.

Donovan has also been charged with third-degree sex offense and other related offenses, police said. A lawyer for Donovan could not be found through online court records, and he could not be immediately reached for comment.

A directory for Bowie High School lists Donovan as a science teacher. He was hired Sept. 17, 2018, and is now on administrative leave, a spokeswoman for Prince George’s County Public Schools said.

A text to the Union President Theresa Dudley for comment on this saga went cold as she was not available on Facebook. The Bowie High School Principal has in the meantime, sent a letter home to the parents of Bowie High School community. (See attached below)

Anyone with information is asked to contact police.

In the meantime, ever since Dr. Monica Goldson was appointed CEO, there is widespread interference of Federal and State laws to suit her illegal agenda. The unions Executives currently in Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) starting with Prince George’s County Education Association (PGCEA), Association of Supervisory and Administrative School Personnel (ASASP) and ACE-AFSCME Local 2250 have been compromised. This interference might be having an impact on teachers, students and other staff in Prince George’s County. Personnel well connected are well received and covered up by the unions while others who try to report wrong doing within the county are victimized and fired.

In other words, the role of the Unions in Prince George’s County has become meaningless due to personal greed, as reported earlier. It’s a timely reminder that in Monica Goldson’s vision, public service is an amorphous concept. What matters, from the CEO’s perspective, is service to her. Loyalty to the county, state, nation and the rule of law are nice ideas, but CEO Monica Goldson expects and demands fealty to her and her own interests – above all other considerations. The entire school district is a very hostile work environment due to all cover ups going on. Many teachers and administrators are gearing for mass transfers in addition to taking legal actions to protect themselves due  the effect of the corrupt unions.

Furthermore, the union corruption which is well known in this county and facilitated by senior administrators such as President Charlene Dukes of Prince George’s County Community college and others connected to her is not helping with matters. In addition, of course, corrupt union officials, whether or not connected to organized crime figures, engage in “ordinary” organizational corruption, such as misappropriation of funds. The most distinctive form of corruption by union officials is taking employers’ bribes to ignore violations of the collective bargaining contract as happens in PGCPS in many cases, or even to allow employer to operate nonunion. This must end ASAP and the racist management of Maryland State Education Association (MSEA) must be reformed to include minorities in Maryland.

Many Schools in the Prince George’s County and around the country are dangerous places now due to mass shootings, gang fights, teachers fighting students, students fighting teachers, sexual assaults, public corruptions advanced by connected friends of lawmakers and judges and more. Things have changed greatly from the days that many baby boomers sat in school rooms. This is clearly very sad. We have to get back to civility, respect, calmness, and valuing the lives of others. Let’s let schools be cathedrals of learning. Educate to elevate! Read to lead! Learn to earn! God please provide safety for all at the schools!

It starts at home and teachers are supposed to be educators and not parents or baby sitters to young people who are completely out of control at home and in school who threaten to kill them like what we saw at Largo. Modern day parenting produced the millennials and post millennials, many of whom are now in the classrooms. For baby boomers and Generation X, parents have become pals with their children so there is no boundary for fear of losing a relationship with pal who just happens to also be your son or daughter. We are not at all surprised as to what happens in a classroom anymore, according to concerned parents in Prince George’s County.

Call your local elected representatives  and state officials and demand answers ASAP on PGCPS shenanigans,  PGCEA, and ASASP Union corruption currently in progress in Prince George’s County! Demand corrective actions immediately. #Resist

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Dr. Monica Goldson current CEO for Prince George’s County advanced corruption for years and she is currently interfering with the unions to keep illegal activity under the table! In a recent event at the teacher union, she only showed up for 30 minutes and failed to address the issues. Since the exposure of her illegal activities, Goldson has no clue of what she is doing except to facilitate the hurt. #DespotsMustFall

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Mr. Christian Rhodes who is the current Chief of Staff for PGCPS is involved in numerous conflicts of interests involving PGCEA and MSEA where he was an officer and other unions facilitating criminal activities and he is one of the despots. He makes more than $215,000 a year at the expense of the kids #DespotsMustFall

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Dr. Alvin Thornton seen here with Theresa Dudley of PGCEA are facilitating the worst misconduct in history within the Prince George’s county public schools. Both needs to resign at the earliest opportunity due to conflicts of interests #DespotsMustFall

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Theresa Dudley of PGCEA (Seen here smiling) is facilitating the worst misconduct in history of PGCEA union and the Prince George’s county public schools (PGCPS). Demand that, she resigns one of the two positions she current holds due to conflicts of interests. #DespostsMustFall

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The Bowie High School Principal has in the meantime, sent a letter home to the parents of Bowie High School community.

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Attempted abduction near PGCPS Oxon Hill Middle School

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Oxon Hill (Reform Sasscer) – An individual was recently arrested for an attempted abduction near Oxon Hill Middle School on or around November 22, 2019. Although there was no immediate threat, parents have been encouraged to take the opportunity to remind their children about the need to be aware of their surroundings and the safety rules established at home.

The letter taken home by students on November 22, 2019 has been shared widely on social media by several parents.

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‘Corruption in Plain Sight’- Prince George’s County Cannot Afford the Kirwan Plan – Or Much Else

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Dr. Alvin Thornton (far left), Board member Curtis Valentine, Theresa Dudley (Center in red), Dr. William E. (Brit) Kirwan and unidentified union official are pictured during Kirwan commission hearing at Oxon Hill High School. Most union executives are involved in Public corruption and driving the federal bribery statute, 18 U.S.C. § 201(b) at will in Prince George’s County.

LARGO (Reform Sasscer) – History has a tendency to repeat itself in Prince George’s County.

This November, several state lawmakers announced a plan to reintroduce a $2.2 billion school construction and renovation spending bill in the upcoming legislative session. An identical measure failed in the Senate last session because of fiscal concerns.

The same lawmakers have failed to address a myriad of concerns involving the Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) which are ongoing. CEO Dr. Monica Goldson and several union officials are engaged in conflicts of interests together with senior staff members led by chief of staff Christian Rhodes in “quid pro quo” deals.

The latest from Dr. Monica Goldson’s administration involves secretive union investments deals with Kirwan commission saga and a company in which the Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has a stake.

Hogan is the founder of the Annapolis-based Hogan Companies, which has completed more than $2 billion in real estate deals since 1985 and has continued to thrive since Hogan took office in 2015.

The governor has stepped aside from running the company and turned his assets over to be managed by a trust. Hogan Companies is now run by the governor’s younger brother, Timothy Hogan. The current Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) CEO Dr. Monica Goldson was in charge of the closure of many schools in the county. It is common knowledge that her becoming a CEO, a quid pro quo reward for dirty work in the midst of significant corruption, was a part of the “pay to play” deal that is a major issue to the public.

From drinking dirty water, asbestospublic corruption to embarrassing test scores, Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) has repeatedly made international headlines for having one of the worst school systems in the country.

As a solution, the Kirwan Commission proposes that PGCPS double its share of education spending by 2030, which would require the Prince George’s County to generate an additional $360.9 million in annual revenue by that date. Unfortunately, this recommendation is not only fiscally infeasible but would fail to solve underlying inequality problems that further contribute to Prince George’s County’s education crisis due to a lack of accountability.

Maryland localities have two main sources of revenue: income taxes and property taxes. Since Prince George’s County already levies a state maximum local income tax of 3.2 percent, the primary way to generate additional revenue would be to increase its property tax rate. Five Maryland counties cap their property tax rates or receipts but are allowed to exceed their charter limitations on local property tax hikes for the purpose of generating education funds.

Prince George’s County currently levies a property tax of $2.248 per $100 of assessed value, a rate that is already more than twice as high as any jurisdiction in Maryland. To generate an additional $360.9 million, by how much would Prince George’s County’s property tax rate have to rise?

This fiscal year, Prince George’s County’s net property tax receipts are expected to total approximately $913 million. To generate an additional $360.9 million for its schools, the county would need to collect approximately 42 percent more in property taxes. This would require an increase in Prince George’s County’s property tax rate to about $4.12 ($2.248 x 1.39) per $100 of assessed value, roughly triple that of other Maryland counties.

This is a rough estimate, of course; elected officials must be hoping that the Prince George’s County’s tax base will grow enough to make the necessary tax hike somewhat smaller, except that’s counter to recent history: Since 2010, Prince George’s County total property tax base has fallen in reality, inflation-adjusted terms. Unless that trend is reversed, the necessary hike might be even greater than 42 percent; clearly, Kirwan is asking the Prince George’s County to spend money it does not have — despite clear evidence that money is not going to fix the Prince George’s County school problems without a proper oversight of all the activities going on involving the corrupt Union officials.

In fact, Prince George’s County is already the seventh most spendthrift school district among the 100-largest school districts in the country. Prince George’s County spent $15,560 per pupil in 2019, only trailing New York City, Boston, Baltimore City, Montgomery, and Howard. Yet less than 15 percent of Prince George’s County’s elementary and middle school children are proficient in math, and only 13 percent are proficient or advanced in English. This puts Prince George’s County at the bottom three in the nation and competing with Baltimore city, ahead of only Cleveland and Detroit.

There are, however, more evidence-based and cost-effective ways to help struggling children improve their learning outcomes without bankrupting Prince George’s County.

According to a study by Stanford University’s Center for Research on Education Outcomes, students at Maryland’s charter schools, especially those who are Black or Hispanic, outperform their counterparts in traditional public schools. The study found that Black charter students made math gains equivalent to 47 extra days of learning, and Hispanic charter students made reading gains equivalent to 77 additional days of learning. However, Charter schools in Maryland are poorly managed and the majority of them are engaged in embezzlement schemes.

Some 81 percent of Prince George’s County schools have student populations characterized by concentrated poverty; roughly 40 percent of students are eligible for reduced-price meals. This explains why Prince George’s County education reforms should be, first and foremost, strategically designed to address deep-rooted inequality problems and corruption driven by senior management. This can be done by working closely with victims of major corruption and whistle-blowers such as Josephat Mua who have been hurt deliberately by current CEO Dr. Monica Goldson and her minions. Expanding charter school options when public corruption is so high in Prince George’s County and many parts of Maryland is not the answer!

The investments may be legal, but the murky source of the cash and Monica Goldson’s lack of disclosure, in addition to other ethical issues surrounding her governance of the school system (some of which involve a breach of contract, conspiracy, advancement of fraud inter alia), make the entire situation look bad.  One parent who did not want to be identified for fear of retaliation told Reform Sasscer secretariat, “It will cause people to wonder whether she is being improperly influence.”

There are reports some despots connected to public corruption in Maryland are channeling their ill-gotten wealth through financial services conglomerate Goldman Sachs via the Cayman Islands and elsewhere by other means, making the original sources impossible to track. Neither Cadre nor Goldman is required to make the investors public and neither company has expressed an interest in doing so.

In any case, Prince George’s County as a District simply has no choice but to resist the Kirwan plan and the higher property tax rates necessary to fund it. This year, Prince George’s County saw its biggest population loss in a single year since 2001. Driving more taxpayers to the surrounding suburbs by taxing them even more aggressively is neither a viable nor advisable option for fixing the Prince George’s County’s broken school system which continues to get worse due to corruption at plain sight facilitated by officials working under color of law and corrupt union officials. It’s time to say NO to the despots.

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Dr. Monica Goldson current CEO for Prince George’s County advanced corruption for years! Her lack of disclosure, in addition to other ethical issues surrounding her governance of the school system (some of which involve a breach of contract, conspiracy, advancement of fraud inter alia), make the entire situation look bad. #DespotsMustFall

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The Kirwan Commission proposes that PGCPS double its share of education spending by 2030, which would require the Prince George’s County to generate an additional $360.9 million in annual revenue by that date.

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PGCPS Parents concerned about classroom violence after teacher, student Brawl at Largo High School

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A viral video of a fight between a teacher and a student inside a Prince George’s County high school classroom has parents demanding answers.

LARGO, Md. (Reform Sasscer) – Some parents are expressing strong concern for the safety of teachers along with students at Largo High School in Prince George’s County.

More than 100 people turned out in major force for a PTSA meeting Tuesday night to discuss the violent fight between a student and teacher that was caught on camera Friday. Video of the fight has gone viral worldwide.

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Vivian Noirie, 36, was arrested Friday after the assault at Largo High School on an unidentified 17-year-old student, who appeared to knock into the teacher from behind in the middle of the packed classroom, according to footage obtained by the press.

Prince George’s County police said the student was upset that Noirie had contacted her parents the night before and confronted her, stepping on the teacher’s foot before bumping into her with her shoulder. That caused Noirie to erupt, sending the educator into a frenzy as she repeatedly hits the student from behind, video shows.

After a hearing Monday November 18, a Prince George’s County judge released 36-year-old Vivian Noirie on the conditions she stay away from any witnesses, Largo High School and children, other than her own child.

The 36-year-old appeared in a Prince George’s County courtroom via video to be arraigned on charges of 2nd degree assault and physical child abuse.

Several teachers and county citizens came in person to show their support, including Noirie’s husband and the Prince George’s County Educators’ Association President, Theresa Mitchell Dudley who faced pressure online.

Police have said they’re also seeking to charge the teen girl through the juvenile court system.

Mitchell Dudley who was pushed to help the teacher through social media by colleagues now believes Noirie did not get the support she needed and told reporters Noirie had called for help with this 17-year-old student before the fight erupted.

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36-year-old Vivian Noirie faces child abuse and assault charges after a recorded fight with a student at Largo High School. (Prince George’s County Police)

The fight isn’t the only incident of concern. Reform Sasscer has learned as reported earlier, late last month a student brought a fully loaded magazine and taser into the school among other items, and at least one other teacher has voiced concerns over safety in general at the school.

At the PTSA meeting, the principal announced book bags will now have to stay in lockers and students will only be allowed to carry clear or mesh bags throughout the school.  Weapons are not welcome at the school grounds of any kind.

People at the meeting were asked to write down their questions and concerns but officials said there wasn’t time to answer them all so they promised to post answers on the school’s website. Some parents in the audience felt the meeting was nothing more than a publicity stunt… Another parent stated that, the issues were going to be brushed off under the table.

The president of the Student Government Association said the SGA is working on forms for the students to fill out asking for feedback on ways to “bring us all together.”

Beleaguered Prince George’s County Educators’ Association President Theresa Dudley showed up late for the meeting. She was retaliatory rather than help advance the current agenda affecting the county school system. However, that’s a another story for another day.

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Dr. Alvin Thornton seen here with Theresa Dudley of PGCEA are facilitating the worst misconduct in history within the Prince George’s county public schools. Both needs to resign at the earliest opportunity due to conflicts of interests #DespotsMustFall

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Dr. Monica Goldson current CEO for Prince George’s County advanced corruption for years! Since the exposure of her illegal activities she has been trying to cover up the issues. There is no doubt Goldson has no clue of what she is doing. #DespotsMustFall

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