@scottg: I’m just not convinced that ArlCo is a cesspool of corruption based on above mentioned blog entries of dubious authorship and video of government proceedings. Maybe I’m just an immune cynic? At this point the best I can do is to sit this discussion out and keep an open mind.
@Hank You’re welcome, plenty of more where it came from, courtesy of the Arlington County Board.
Dezlboy You can sit out or you can verify the legal documents, contact the attorney with national reputation, and parents: http://kitandnancy.com/
It could happen to anyone in Arlington.
@scottg: I respectfully choose to sit out. I do commend you for taking action and working to address an issue of concern to you. So many would sit and complain, and not expend thought and energy as you have.
@Dezlboy ‘It’s A Free F!@#$% Country.’ –Jamie Dimon of JPMorgan Chase
Do whatever you choose, but please remember that the local corruption it’s where it starts, without fighting corruption from the bottom, there is no point of complaining about financial crisis, real estate bubble, and the rest.
@scottg, Well, I do stay involved in community affairs, planning sessions, knocking on doors for candidates I support, etc. So, we are likely working towards the same ends, if maybe in different ways, and having different viewpoints. But, it’s all good.
Scottg: “My bad, let me illustrate, Dezlboy? Arlington County Board Troll?…”
Only one of the items you post has anything to do with possible corruption in Arlington. The rest either involve normal government business or other jurisdictions.
Zimmerman may have a conflict of interest. According to the county attorney, though, it wasn’t illegal or unethical according to state law (which is admittedly pretty weak).
Corruption has a specific meaning. To use it to describe things that aren’t corruption, just things you don’t like, only hurts your credibility (as does complaining about “freedom of speech” over a suspended Twitter account).
@sansabelt If you don’t see the relevance of the schemes, it’s too bad, because those are the schemes copied exactly in different states, as you can see from the news and reports of the judges, and many patterns are present in Arlington, not to mention ripe conditions for corruption.
Corruption is more than bribes, it includes favoritism, various pay to play schemes, for example, please explain why Arlington county is doing everything it can to avoid audit of it’s social services, and doesn’t post any information about affordable housing contractors, as required by VA law, except for one non profit.
The twitter account is back, twitter turn out to be cool, it’s some of the local press experience I had that is nothing but censorship, starting with arlington patch.com.
Arlington county board is in need of INDEPENDENT investigation into it’s cosy relationship with realtors, judges, and politicians, starting with a tip of an iceberg, one million bus stop and lack of transparency. Loudon county had less violations that prompted an audit and the removal of the entire county board.
The social services didn’t have an independent audit in a decade in Arlington. The atrocities committed by the social services in Arlington and foster care abuses as reported by many parents and a human rights attorney, Roy Moriss, are pale comparing to what prompted recent statewide audit in California following widely publicised story of Nikolayev family in Sacramento.
It is madness, indeed, to allow it to continue.
scottg: “If you don't see the relevance of the schemes, it's too bad, because those are the schemes copied exactly in different states, as you can see from the news and reports of the judges, and many patterns are present in Arlington, not to mention ripe conditions for corruption.”
What a steaming load of crap.
IF you see ACTUAL corruption IN ARLINGTON, let us know. Don’t go yammering about corruption in Arlington and then give us corruption in other states, or “ripe conditions for corruption.”
You’ve got the point @sansabelt, congratulations! There is NO corruption in Arlington, NO examples, NO independent audits and investigations, only 1 mil bus stop; NO info on affordable housing contractors, needless to say expenses, except for one non profit; NO reports of judicial and police corruption and abuse, NO parents testifying about bribes, lies, falsifications and racketeering in Arlington Courts; and NO press coverage, since there’re NO demonstrations:
“You've got the point @sansabelt, congratulations! There is NO corruption in Arlington, NO examples, NO independent audits and investigations,”
I didn’t say there was no corruption. I said most of your examples aren’t evidence of corruption.
You’re going to fail miserably if you keep overstating your case. People like me will keep pointing out the massive holes in your arguments.
@sansabelt I see no point of arguing with you, I’ve stated the facts, no transparency, questionable constructions, no accountability, plus other factors signalling possible widespread corruption. The county is in need of an independent audit, especially the social services and the court system.
I don’t see you disagreeing with any of it.
I do appreciate your need to find out more, so please feel free to contact the above mentioned parents, and do your own verifications. You can discuss the details with the grandmother of little Sabrina, for example, a long term Arlington resident, to find out why she thinks her only grandchild was stollen by what appears to be an organized crime operating under the color of law in Arlington: http://tinyurl.com/o66f8ef
Also, feel free to contact Dr. Ariel R. King and Roy L. Morris, Esq for more information.
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