Tuesday, September 30, 2014

 
AG ABBOTT ORDERS CAMERON COUNTY TO RESPOND TO OPEN RECORDS REQUEST

Let me begin with, I just called the AG's office to let them know Cameron County complied last week - to the extent it could.  The AG Administrative Assistant got a good laugh with me when I explained that Dylbia Jeffries claimed that she could not produce the 12 month report on the number of cases filed in the JP courts because the county's accounting system works on a Bakers dozen - meaning 13.  The AG will now drop my request.

If my readers remember it took the AG ordering Chris Davis to release the signed statements concerning all of the broken seals on the ballot bags during the primaries.  We will never know the true result of that election.  Where was Mary Helen Flores of CAVA, dead silent.  Ballots bags in large numbers came in with broken seals and it meant nothing to Mary Helen Flores of CAVA.

I have successfully secured information from BISD, COB, TSC, and the county through a request for enforcement with the AG. The entire process is a joke and the blame goes to Greg Abbott.  It is his office making it easy and in fact permissible for governmental agencies to ignore open records requests.

The Texas Ethics Commission is no better.  Luci Longoria knows that she is engaging in criminal conduct by using the word "reelect".  DA Saenz will not stop her by prosecuting her.  We all know of that private meeting she had with him - remember I was there when she walked in.

Mary Esther Garcia, [I wonder if she will bring the same level of contempt for criminal statutes to her job as a JP?] Pete Avila, and Alex Dominguez all violated the same criminal provision, and all the TEC did was say - please do not do it again.

There is a reason we have so much corruption.  It is a system which says based on discretion the DA does not have to prosecute select wrongdoers.  This is sad and an indictment on our values as a community that we put up with it.

Where else could Luci Longoria openly engage in criminal conduct while the DA looks on with disinterest?  The is Texas and Cameron county - so get use to it - nothing will ever change.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

If nothing will ever change why do you persist with your pedantics? You have so much more to say than focusing on minute legalisms that you know are going to be ignored. Your unbiased opinion goes much further than when you continue to harp on the same thing and you have a lot of good information. Yes, you are correct that the laws are not followed, but you admit nothing will change. So then.....

BobbyWC said...

Without the AG ordering them to provide the information, how do you propose I get it? Without open records requests how do I develop the stories?

Bobby WC

Anonymous said...

why don't you go to Austin and address the situation... stop writing about it and go get them...

BobbyWC said...

Who do you suggest I talk to in Austin? The Republicans who control the legislature or our Republican governor. Do you really think any of them are going to take Abbott to task - the Republican running for Governor?

They know the problem. They are the problem. Until we have someone as governor who believes in open government it is all a waste of time.

Bobby WC

Anonymous said...

We NEED WEndy Davis!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

If you don't like the soup... Get the hell out of the restaurant! Pick any spot on the map! Get the fuck out of here!

BobbyWC said...

So what you are saying is we should accept when elected officials ignore the law, or move away.

Wow - you must be making good money on the corruption

Bobby WC