Forget politics. Forget the tweets. Think as a reasonable person who read The Art Of The Deal or watched The Apprentice.
Most likely, you liked Donald Trump. You never called him a racist.
He became President. The public enjoyed the benefits of his policies. The world feared his next move and minorities had opportunities and criminal justice reform they never had during years of establishment policies legislated by career politicians like Joe Biden.
Any reasonable person who looks honestly at the facts, and not opinions intentionally disguised as detailed information, can agree. How can Donald Trump be indicted for what seems to be the same policy of handling materials from administrative duties and not Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, Mike Pence, Bush, or any other government official?
Worse, how can the agency run by President Trump’s leading opposition in the 2024 presidential campaign be in charge of any investigation or judicial oversight?
Something doesn’t add up.
The real question you should be asking is if this could happen to President Donald J. Trump, who has the money and celebrity status to battle this in public, what would happen if he happens to me? I don’t have a Truth Social, I don’t have a real estate empire and I don’t have friends in high places.
Could it happen to you? The answer is yes. How do I know? It happened to me. It started way before Donald J. Trump came down that escalator and it continues today.
I was a whistleblower. My lawsuit against the Department of Education was filed in 2011. Whistleblowers are promised protection against retaliation from their superiors.
My superiors included the leaders of the teacher’s unions, administrators and supervisors’ unions, leadership in the New York City Department of Education, and members of the New York City’s Mayor’s office that oversaw the school system.
I was served termination paperwork and sat through one of the longest arbitration hearings through 2012.
The hearing officer was paid six figures and heard the plaintiff’s own witnesses (my opposition) admit that the principal slapped a second-grade student, that weapons and bullying seem commonplace in the school, and that services mandated to students were not provided.
He was handed documentation submitted as evidence from witnesses from the Children’s Protection Services, the Office of Investigations, and the plaintiffs themselves. They testified that the papers were either inaccurate and/or incomplete.
He heard from the Department of Education’s attorney that a guidance counselor refused to testify because the principal handed in a statement as evidence that the counselor claimed she never wrote that was typed and unsigned. Coincidentally, the statement was dated the day the principal slapped the student and I reported the incident.
The hearing officer also heard from the NYCDOE’s attorney that the same principal had a file filled with investigations, including an arrest for fraud against New York City’s Housing Authorities and a complaint against her using the term CP time, considered racist.
He also heard from multiple parents that state and federal confidentiality laws of mandated reporting were broken by the administration. When parents and guardians were told I contacted ACS, the Administration of Children Services about possible neglect, instead of complying with ACS staff to complete and accurate student reports as required by Social Services Law 413.b, the administration and delegates in my school met with parents and guardians to discuss me.
Letters dated days after my reporting to CPS that were written by parents/subjects of the investigations were submitted as evidence. Parents testified that the administration assisted in writing these statements.
One of those parents admitted threatening me in front of the principal and the school secretary testified she overheard it.
Any objective judge could have easily compared reports, testimony, and dates and contents of letters.
However, I was terminated. I was terminated for supposedly being insubordinate. I refused to follow the directives from supervisors that seemed to question the law and contractual obligations.
What happened to the original case of February 2011 that I initiated way before any of this? Before any of this retaliation?
According to my attorneys, throughout the years, we have held approximately 45 conferences and the NYCDOE has delayed the case so much that we can’t get the documents we initially included in our discovery demands.
In our latest conference, the NYCDOE claimed they no longer have them because they have been lost during the COVID closures.
In the only deposition, our team was able to start in March 2020, the assistant principal under oath admitted she submitted evidence during her testimony in 2012 in the termination hearing that was written by her and not the person she testified wrote it. She also testified that she was in her words “disgusted with me” for reporting issues within the school such as safety. She discussed her disgust with the principal, another plaintiff in my lawsuit, and other colleagues. She also testified about violence and safety issues and how the school administration handled or lack of handling them, including a gun incident.
The hearing officer fired me for being insubordinate to a supervisor like her.
According to the last conference, we are supposed to start depositions in late summer but are limited to who and without much of the discovery that dates back to the initial complaints of almost 20 years ago.
It’s obvious I retaliated against you for standing up and speaking the truth. We all must stand up to fairness in our judicial system and support Donald Trump in his latest indictment.