"You do not
become a 'dissident'
just because you decide one day to take up this most unusual career.
thrown into it by a sense of
responsibility, combined with
a complex set of external
You are cast out of the existing hierarchical
structures and placed in a position of conflict within
It begins as an
attempt to do your work well, and ends with
being branded an enemy of
The dissident does not operate in
the realm of power.
dissident is not seeking power.
dissident has no desire for an
office of power.
The dissident does not
attempt to charm the
offers nothing and
The dissident can offer only his or
her own skin - and the dissident
offers it solely because the dissident has no other way of
affirming the truth he or
she stands for.
The dissident's actions simply articulate his or
her dignity as
regardless of the cost." - Vaclav
2006 $33 million contract awarded to Moving Water
Army Corps of Engineers officials in New
Orleans installed MWI's 34 pumps on three major drainage canals before the 2006
hurricane season despite a warning by Maria Garzino, the whistleblower, that
the pumps would fail if put to the test during a hurricane.
owned by J. David Eller and his sons.
J. David Eller was once a
business partner of Jeb Bush
in a venture called Bush-El that marketed MWI pumps.
2008 "Army Corps of Engineers officials did not violate any
rules when they allowed defective pumps to be installed after
Hurricane Katrina, according
to a report by the Defense Department's inspector general.
findings will be reviewed by the United States Office of Special Counsel, an
independent federal agency that handles complaints by whistleblowers including
a corps engineer who warned in early 2006 that the pumps would not work
properly." - Cain Burdeau 6/13/2008
Over 900 cases made by whistleblowers alleging that
and drug makers have
defrauded taxpayers are
languishing in a backlog that has built up over the last decade because the
Justice Department has been ordered to ignore them.
Many cases involve
the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, rising healthcare payouts and privatization
of government functions - all offer
rich new opportunities to
deliberately premeditatedly tortured into psychic
"My name is Fred Whitehurst and my life's work is
dangerously close to being destroyed.
I am a former FBI Supervisory
Special Agent who blew the whistle in 1993 on forensic fraud in the FBI crime
I was looking forward to seeing
President Obama and
Congress fulfill their promise to strengthen whistleblower rights.
was horrified to discover that the Senate whistleblower bill S. 372 repeals the
FBI whistleblower protections that I sacrificed my career for.
I am not
only a whistleblower, I am also an attorney who personally read the law and can
tell you that S. 372 sets back whistleblower rights 30 years." - Fred
2006 Los Angeles prosecutor Richard
Ceballos wrote a memo suggesting a Los Angeles county sheriff's deputy had lied
in a search warrant affidavit.
The US Court of Appeals for the 9th
Circuit ruled that Richard Ceballos' statements about a potential lie in a
search-warrant affidavit were "inherently a matter of public concern" protected
by the Constitution.
Supreme Court decided that the 'memo was
inflammatory' and that a government employee while performing his official
duties may be fired or demoted for bringing to light misconduct or
corruption within the
"The 5-4 decision essentially says that government
employees can be fired or demoted if they
reveal information about
wrongdoing to their co-workers, to management or possibly to government
sends a terrible message and could be deeply damaging to efforts to fight
fraud, abuse and corruption.
Almost half of all fraud, detection in
government agencies is estimated to come from tips, very often received through
My office, which is charged, among other things, with
rooting out fraud, and waste in the Los Angeles city government, routinely
receives credible whistleblower information from city employees.
last five years we have conducted more than 100 audits and investigations, and
I can tell you that if we had not offered
protection and anonymity to
whistleblowers, the results would have been less than fruitful.
Let there be no doubt.
employees are no longer protected by the First Amendment when they speak out
then precious sources of information will wither away. " - Laura Chick, Los
Angeles city controller.
Laura Chick helped the United States attorney
to successfully prosecute the public relations giant Fleishman-Hillard, with
the help of employees of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, for
fraudlent over billing for several million dollars.
"The US Supreme Court
decision to deny whistleblower protection to public employees continues what
many of us already know.
the salaries of top
government bureaucrats rise faster than the price of
job protection and
career advancement become top priority.
Nonelected bureaucrats surround themselves with
"yes men" loyal only to the
boss, often at the expense of the very people their office is meant to
employees learn that submitting ideas,
criticisms up the
chain of command is
futile at best and career suicide at
The result? Government gets bigger, slower, less productive and
The State Legislature should restore the whistleblower
protection that the Supreme Court took away by a 5-4 vote.
shooting the messenger may protect the bureaucrat, it does not protect the
public." - Daniel J. Schmidt
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