Friday, June 8, 2012

Whistle-blowers are needed in DeKalb County

Whistleblowers needed?

The DeKalb School Watch posted a blog a while back looking for WhistleBlowers or retirees from the DeKalb County School System which had information that could  be used to improve the efficiency of the system. I was reminded of this post after I watched the speech below given by a Chicago reporter by the name of Mike Volpe.

Mike caught my eye a number of years ago with interesting articles on Vernon Jones, Derwin Brown and Grady Hospital.  Mike hasn't reported Atlanta issues in awhile but in case he sees this and is looking for a new subject, DeKalb County and the DeKalb School System could sure use some "sunshine".

I have been a fan of this man's work, I enjoyed his keynote speech on reporting / whistle blowers and figured I would share.

Interested in talking about the school board?

Meet Nancy Jester of the DeKalb School Board.

Friday, June 8th at 730pm - 9pm
Starbucks in Dunwoody Village
5561 Chamblee-Dunwoody Road
Dunwoody, GA 30338


Robespierre said...

Ironic how whistle-blowers are actually solicited and rewarded to report on DeKalb County doings, but when heroic whistle-blowers leak corruption in the City of Dunwoody, they are persecuted by the Dunwoody "good old boy" network of politicians and bloggers.

A bit of hypocrisy here in Dunwoody, I must say!

John Heneghan said...

If anyone has information on Dunwoody which brings to light waste, fraud or abuse of Government funds, please bring it forward.

Citizen's also have the right to request public documents and file ethics charges against employees and elected officials which will then force a further inquiry. Thanks

Max said...

"Heroic whistle-blowers leak corruption" Really?

I take two of what Robe's is having, please and thank you.

John Heneghan said...

Mr. Volpe just published a book (Kindle version now and paper soon) on Chicago politics and corruption and as a Chicago kid myself I look forward to reading more of Mike Volpe's work.

Prosecutors Gone Wild: The Inside Story of the Trial of Chuck Panici, John Gliottoni, and Louise Marshall by Michael Volpe

Book can be purchased on Amazon here.

"At one time, Chuck Panici was an important person in suburbs directly south of Chicago. As mayor of the City of Chicago Heights, he entertained the likes of Ronald Reagan, George Bush, and former Illinois Governor Jim Thompson (along with hundreds of lesser known politicians). He even became known by the monikor "the boss of Southern Cook County."

In 1993, all that came tumbling down. He was convicted of a number of corruption related charges including RICO charges. The trial appeared to be another textbook case of a powerful politician letting that power go to their head and eventually to corruption.

The trial appeared to be another textbook case of a powerful politician letting that power go to their head and eventually to corruption. This trial also had the presence of Organized Crime. It looked like yet another politician had allowed power to go to their head and became corrupt. Panici was convicted on all counts.

For nearly two decades, the final word on this trial seemed to be the verdict. That is until now. In a thorough examination of the trial, this book will show the readers a whole new reality. It is a reality even the jury never saw. Finally, it's time for the whole truth to be told."