Tuesday, February 22, 2011
The FAA Must Breed Whistleblowers
Some may remember the issues. Some may not.
Some may remember Scott J. Bloch from the Office of Special Counsel. Some may not.
But you’ll all be interested to see just how many signatures on this open letter to the Attorney General of the United States belong to people that used to work for the “Department of Transportation/Federal Aviation Administration”. Unbelievable.
An Open Letter from the Community of Whistleblowers to Attorney General Eric Holder
”Dear Attorney General Holder:
We, the undersigned, wish to bring to your attention an important issue: the effective and ethical prosecution by the Department of Justice of Scott J. Bloch, a man who has gravely damaged the federal civil service.”
”In addition, given the significant harm the defendant has caused to countless whistleblowers, the U.S. government, and the American people, the public interest requires that a credible, impartial, non-partisan prosecutor be tasked to lead this prosecution.”
”Attorney General Holder, we have long waited for Mr. Bloch to be held accountable in a court of law. For too many of us, the erosion of the rule of law and ethical conduct in government came with a heavy price. With our whistleblowing activities, we sought, and continue to seek, a government of laws, not of men. Please help us restore this noble and long-standing principle by appointing a special prosecutor to lead United States v. Scott J. Bloch.”
Take a look. Not only is the FAA over-represented, the entire aviation industry has a few too many names on it for my comfort. And in case Coleen Rowley’s name rings a bell, clicking on the link will save you the trouble of looking it up. It made her Time’s Person of the Year in 2002.
February 22, 2011