Friday, October 16, 2009

HATS OFF TO PRESAS-GARCIA AND PEÑA

My big issue with endorsing Presas-Garcia over Powers was Powers' refusal to publicly speak out against Gonzales and Rendon. Months before last years election it had been decided to remove Gonzales and Rendon. Powers was to be one of those votes. I knew when I endorsed Presas-Garcia it could mean Gonzales surviving his ouster. But my issue was, Powers' refusal to speak out about the problems. The Board serves the people and not the Board.

I do not know what will come from Presas-Garcia's and Peña's decision to go to DA Villalobos, but their act sent a clear message to everyone within BISD, the cover-ups will end, well unless it involves Gonzales and Rendon then Presas-Garcia and Peña will be on the front line pushing the cover-up. But for now, I am very happy with their decision.

DA Villalobos has the constitutional authority to take control of the investigation. He is playing politics by not taking control of the investigation. The idea the BISD police chief is going to initiate a full investigation against the wishes of the Board majority is laughable.

Again my hats off to Presas-Garcia and Peña.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

My problem with what they did is if they are willing to give out this information they are willing to release any information they are given in executive session. This is not the way this type of information should be handled. I am sure if this information was about Presas-Garcia's husband she wouldn't want it released.

BobbyWC said...

Had they given it to the press or a private person I would be in 100% agreement with you. The fact they gave it to the DA is why I am okay with it. Anyone else but law enforcement and I would have been mad.

I will tell you in my communications with the Board about this child I help I have never stated the mental health diagnosis because I do not trust any of them to not keep it confidential.

Bobby WC

BobbyWC said...

Had they given it to the press or a private person I would be in 100% agreement with you. The fact they gave it to the DA is why I am okay with it. Anyone else but law enforcement and I would have been mad.

I will tell you in my communications with the Board about this child I help I have never stated the mental health diagnosis because I do not trust any of them to not keep it confidential.

Bobby WC

Anonymous said...

I personally think that Presas -Garcia is the one who gave it to everyone who has it. I have been on committes with her and seen her in action when she worked at BISD. I don't trust her at all.

BobbyWC said...

Just to be clear, there is no evidence anywhere about which I have knowledge which indicates who released the reports.

There are several potential criminal violations. I do hope that once it is discovered who released the reports to Accion America that criminal charges will be brought.

Like I said it is one thing to release them to law enforcement, but yet another to release them to private citizens

Bobby WC

Anonymous said...

True but knowing the board members I feel that my guess is fairly accurate. I doubt if it is the administration or anyone that would have access to the reports. Just my opinion.

Anonymous said...

So when are you going to discuss that mistrial quirk and Judge Pate?

Anonymous said...

Bobby,
But it wasn't just given to the DA. The report is being passed all over town.
So, I guess the atmosphere today...is "executive session is now Open session. If this information is being passed on..what about real estate deals and so forth.

BobbyWC said...

You have to look at my full statement - anyone and I mean anyone who was party to release of this document outside of to law enforcement needs to be prosecuted.

Bobby WC

BobbyWC said...

I too think it was a Board Member who released the report - but that does not mean they received it in executive session. The sad thing is no one is going to investigate the matter.

Bobby WC

Anonymous said...

If AA won't say where they got it couldn't they be jailed for contempt indefinitely?

BobbyWC said...

Theoretically yes, the question is why has BISD not moved for a hearing on the matter? There is something more to this which I believe goes back to Springston.

Bobby WC

Anonymous said...

Why are people questioning who released the report and not raise the question what is in the report.

Anonymous said...

Remeber Bobby the AG said that the reports should be released because they were in "the public interst" BISD then sued the AG to stop the release of these reports and then they were released.

It was a without doubt in the public interest of our community. Bobby you would have done the same, you speak of corruption and greed and express your opinions forcefully. What is wrong with exposing corruption, by whatever means neccessary.