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Wait! WTF? Navy Promoted Officer Who Admitted Molesting
Dec 09, 2013
No one else has diaried this that I've noticed, and it doesn't seem to have hit the MSM,
and while I'm no expert on the subject this seems far, far too outrageous to let pass.
This is beyond the beyond.
A Navy officer who admitted to Virginia's Child Protective Services (CPS) that
he sexually abused his 13-year-old daughter has yet to be punished by the
service for his actions.
CPS found that the allegations made against the officer... were credible. Though he
only confessed to molesting his 13-year-old daughter, his 10-year-old son alleged that
the officer had tied him to a chair and forced him to watch as he had intercourse with
his current girlfriend.
According to the daughter in statements obtained by The Virginian-Pilot, the
officer actively molested her for two years before the night he took her into a
bedroom, pinned her down and raped her.
He ONLY confessed to molesting his daughter??
When people get promoted instead of court-martialed and imprisoned after they
sexually abuse their own children, what hope is there of bringing any change to the
military's handling of any kind of sexual abuse from within such a corrupt system?
from Press TV:
"The military is reluctant to make findings in any kind of sexual abuse cases,"
said Betty Wade Coyle, executive director emeritus of Prevent Child Abuse
Hampton Roads. "Especially if it's an officer, it practically takes an act of
According to Navy regulations, a substantiated case of child sexual abuse
carries a mandatory penalty of administrative separation from the service.
As was reported today even from outside the military Senator Gillibrand can't get a
vote in Congress on her amendment to protect victims of sexual assault who are in the
The story keeps getting worse.
...CPS placed the officer’s name on the State Child Abuse and Neglect
Registry, and forbade him from being within two miles of the home, school or
workplace of any of his four children until they are adults.
Despite the CPS's findings and the severity of the punishment it handed down,
the Navy declined to prosecute the officer internally, effectively clearing him of
all charges. He has received two promotions since being
Meanwhile, the Navy lieutenant is divorcing his wife, who has been left destitute. The
family home in Virginia Beach has been lost to foreclosure. The wife and four children
have moved five times in four years, ending up in a cockroach-infested motel room at
the Oceanfront, where they live among the homeless and drug addicts.
The judge in the divorce case, persuaded that the allegations were impeding
the officer's Navy career, has declared his wife in contempt of court and
sentenced her to 10 days in jail - time that she will have to serve unless she
pays a $5,000 fine.
She has no money to pay the fine. She is barely able to feed her children.
Somewhere in the universe there must be a big glob of justice and logic floating
around to balance out the injustice and insanity stemming from all this.
IRS Workers Disciplined For Misconduct Were Awarded
By John D. McKinnon
April 22, 2014
More than 2,800 Internal Revenue Service employees who recently had been
disciplined received performance bonuses totaling more than $2.8 million between Oct.
1, 2010 and Dec. 31, 2012, a government audit found.
The misconduct ranged from failure to pay taxes to misuse of government travel cards,
violation of official-conduct standards and fraud, according to the report by the
Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration. The discipline included written
reprimands, suspensions and even removal. The oversight agency said some of the
conduct issues might have occurred after an employee earned a bonus.
While the IRS doesn't prohibit bonuses, "providing awards to employees with conduct
issues, especially the failure to pay taxes owed to the federal government, appears to
be in conflict with the IRS's charge of ensuring the integrity of the system of tax
administration," the report said.
For fiscal 2012, the IRS gave bonuses to about two-thirds of its 98,000 employees.
Some lawmakers have been critical of the practice.
The report identified nearly 1,200 employees with tax issues or official-conduct
violations during the period who received a total of $1.1 million in monetary bonuses,
and about 11,000 hours of time off. One employee who was suspended for 10 days in
September 2011 received a $1,300 performance award in August 2012, the report said.
The IRS generally doesn't consider conduct issues when administering bonuses,
officials told the watchdog office.
For employees represented by the IRS union, the contract specifically states that
disciplinary investigations or actions generally won't preclude a performance bonus.
The IRS does withhold performance bonuses in some high-profile circumstances. For
instance, officials denied awards to the division involved in the targeting of grass-roots
conservative groups, the report noted.
IRS officials said the agency developed links conduct to bonuses for executives, and is
considering a similar policy for the entire IRS workforce.
In a statement Tuesday, the agency noted that the watchdog didn't find any violations
of federal regulations.
"The IRS takes seriously our unique role as the nation's tax administrator," the agency
said. "We strive to protect the integrity of the tax system, and we recognize the need for
proper personnel policies."
Write to John D. McKinnon at email@example.com
It does not surprise me a bit that this judge was given an award for leadership. She has
gained popularity by doing what powerful people want. I think that a huge percentage
of awards goes to exactly this type of person.
Marin Judge Evidence Tampering
June 19, 2014
...Ironically, Turner was the recipient of the California Judicial Council’s 2013
“William C. Vickrey Leadership in Judicial Administration Award.” According to
the Judicial Council, this award honors individuals in judicial administration for
“significant contributions to and leadership in their profession.” In making the award to
Turner, the Judicial Council noted that she “has been a very active member of a
working group improving trial court records management.”...