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Charges dropped against Largo teacher caught on camera in brawl with student: Teachers’ Union Reacts

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Charges against a Largo High School teacher who was caught on camera allegedly attacking a student have been dismissed, prosecutors said on Wednesday.

Charges against a Largo High School teacher who was caught on camera allegedly attacking a student have been dismissed, prosecutors said on Wednesday.

Vivian Noire was initially facing charges including second-degree assault and physical child abuse.

The video appears to show Noire repeatedly striking a 17-year-old student.

In the beginning of the video, you hear the teacher advising the 17-year-old to talk to a third party or a parent before the student walks forward and bumps the teacher. That’s when the teacher appears to swing at the 17-year-old from behind.

A violent scene erupts.

At the time, Police Chief Hank Stawinski called the nature of this assault “extraordinarily violent” and “criminal.”

The president of the teachers’ union says they are relieved tonight but feel this incident never should have been posted on social media.

It’s a violation of school policy.

Theresa Dudley, President of the Prince George’s County Educators’ Association who has been governing through a cloud of corruption, tells FOX 5, “Hindsight being 2020 I think cooler heads would have prevailed and she would not have been arrested and thrown in jail like a common criminal when you can see in the video who provoked the attack.”

The Prince George’s County State’s Attorney’s office declined to elaborate on the outcome, offering only this statement:

“The charges against Vivian Noire have been dismissed.  The Office is still investigating the facts surrounding the incident to determine if future charges are appropriate.”

via Fox News.Fox News.

In the meantime read more about the drivers of the corruption in this county and demand changes from the officials. >>> Charlene Dukes to Retire Amid Corruption Allegations And Self Dealings.

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Charges dropped against PGCPS teacher accused of fighting student

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Vivian Noirie (picture courtesy PGPD)

All charges have been dropped against a Prince George’s County teacher after she was allegedly caught on video fighting a student, according to ABC7’s Brad Bell.

Even though the original charges have been dropped against Vivian Noirie, sources tell ABC7 News it is very likely she will still be prosecuted for the incident.

Noirie was arrested on November 15, 2019 and charged with physical child abuse and second-degree assault. On Monday, a child abuse charge against her was dropped, according to prosecutors.

According to police, a 17-year-old female student approached Noirie, upset with the teacher for contacting her parents the night before.

This is a developing story that will be updated

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Important Period for Reforms and a Chance for New Leaders to Emerge.

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Glenard S. Middleton Sr (center) has been interfering with the union grievances across Maryland. Mr. Middleton works closely with Ms. Theresa Dudley to prejudice workers while pretending there is hope. This is unacceptable in 2020 and beyond.

Largo, (Reform Sasscer) – Dear Prince George’s County residents in Maryland, 2020 will be an important year for the Reform Sasscer Movement.  We have already launched several new initiatives focusing on democratic transition while continuing to fight to expand democratic space and build international solidarity with students, teachers and democracy activists around the world.

As we start the New Year, let us learn that if anyone commits a crime against us as a people, we must never forgive him/her/them until s/he/they PUBLICLY apologize UNCONDITIONALLY, seek forgiveness and atone for his/her/their crimes. Only then will there be JUSTICE.

Crimes Dr. Monica Goldson, Angela Alsobrooks, Theresa Dudley, Alvin Thornton, Christian Rhodes, Dr. Charlene Dukes, Dr. William Hite Jr, and Dr. Lillian Lowery have committed against PG County residents for which they must publicly apologize and make restitution in 2020:

1) Election interference (both general and for the Union leaderships.)
2) Directing torture.
3) Bribing lawyers.
4) Plunder.
5) Interference in the court system by bribing judges.
6) Subversion of the Constitution.
7) Disobedience of court orders.
8.) Interference in arbitration and in turn making the unions useless.
9.) Facilitation of public corruption in the county at the expense of the county citizenry.
10.) Cover up of crimes to willfully prejudice victims.

Don’t just shout about the fights in the school system, economy, corruption and high commodity prices. Yell against the brutalization and the above violations by the despots led by Dr. Monica Goldson’s criminal goons. Life is more precious than anything else. Protect life and human dignity. Fight against tyranny.

During the struggle for freedom and substantive justice, some former patriots like Edward Burroughs III, District 8 and David Murray, District 1 will fall by the wayside and join the oppressors while new freedom fighters like Lisa Williams will emerge from their ashes. We must FOCUS on the STRUGGLE. They are willing to sponsor legislation to support Colin Rand Kaepernick an American football quarterback who is currently a free agent.  They supported Colin Rand Kaepernick’s protest of racism and injustice, but they will not support their own constituents who fights to make the county a better place.

The younger leaders whom we promoted heavily in the past, such as Edward Burroughs, who formerly led the struggle for change have suddenly gone cold and joined the despots. This is possibly due to tokens they may have received. They no longer question the obvious violations which are well known. County citizens should question them, call their offices and demand answers as to why they have dimmed their candles. On the same level, call  Mr. Glenard S. Middleton Sr, Senator Van Hollen, Senator Cardin and other leaders to demand answers as to why union corruption has been very high in areas they control across the state. Request them to address judicial corruption among other forms of corruption and to advocate for independent judiciary in Maryland.

Corruption is undermining judicial system in Maryland and the District of Columbia in cases involving the Union due to public corruption, denying citizens access to justice and the basic human right to a fair and impartial trial, sometimes even to a trial at all. Equal treatment before the law is a pillar of democratic societies. When courts are corrupted by greed or political expediency, the scales of justice are tipped, and ordinary people suffer. Judicial corruption means the voice of the innocent goes unheard, while the guilty act with impunity. A corrupt judiciary in Maryland erodes the international community’s ability to prosecute transnational crime and inhibits access to justice and redress for human rights violations. It undermines economic growth by damaging the trust of the investment community, and impedes efforts to reduce poverty. Most corruption in Maryland is directed by union officers working in conspiracy with elected officials.

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Mr. Glenard S. Middleton Sr Elected International Vice President in 1986 for the Capital District (District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia) is engaged in questionable violations widely. He needs to retire or resign ASAP.

Mr. Middleton Sr is the Executive Director, Maryland Council 67 and President of Maryland Public Employees, Local 44. Elected International Vice President in 1986 for the Capital District (District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia). He is currently Vice President of the Maryland-DC AFL-CIO. Active in rights, community and political organizations. However, his local role has been to obstruct justice and interfere with the smooth running of local unions. He and Mr. David Helfman who is MSEA executive director controls PGCEA’s Theresa Dudley, ACE AFSCME Local 2250 and aspects of MSEA agents involved in major public corruption in Maryland. Mr. David Helfman and his staff have been facilitating the worst misconduct in Maryland using attorney Mr. Damon Felton and others tied to them in Annapolis.

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The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC or Commission), the agency charged with the interpretation and enforcement of this nation’s employment discrimination laws of the Constitution vests powers to among other things:  take steps to secure appropriate redress where human rights have been violated. Yet so-called Independent Constitutional Bodies have deliberately defanged themselves through unjustified and inexcusable fear and compromise including all of them operating in the Prince George’s County including the local court system.

Patriots: Here is a simple formula for defeating all the despots, organized cabals, plutocrats, cartel dynasties, thieves and land grabbers of our closed schools and the parks:

1) Dominate all SPHERES especially the social media.

2) Disrupt and DECONSTRUCT them 24/7.

3) Mobilize and protest peacefully.

Don’t allow anyone to discourage, distract, compromise or sabotage you or our liberation and freedom struggle. The organized cabals and so-called dynastic families such as the Dr. Monica Goldson, Theresa Dudley, Alvin Thornton, Christian Rhodes, Dr. Charlene Dukes, Dr. William Hite Jr, and Dr. Lillian Lowery, Rushern Baker III, Angela Alsobrooks and Jack Johnson Families have messed up Prince George’s County and plundered our resources for many years. Say #Enough!

Don’t attack Lisa Williams. The struggle for liberation is not a wedding ceremony or a religious ritual. The struggle requires fearlessness. It is important for new leaders to emerge and run competitively against the current leaders who are in bed with despots. Teachers and government workers must stand up and fight for what is right – and run for elections themselves. By giving people a choice, we make democracy stronger.

Fellow citizens: You don’t need permission to organize and mobilize yourselves. You don’t need permission to speak or express yourself. You have the RIGHT to speak, move and gather peacefully as enshrined in the United States Constitution. Celebrate and protect all your rights and freedoms. At the moment, it is unacceptable for children in PGCPS to be left standing on the street for exorbitant amounts of time because PG County leaders have not spent the time or funds to ensure they have enough bus drivers to get students to school.

Most parents work and schools start around the same time most parents have to be at work. For parents who leave prior to the school start time, their children are left to wait on the street in the rain and the cold for buses that may or may not show up. This treatment is disrespectful, dangerous and uncouth. The Prince George’s county, the Prince George’s County Public Schools and the individual schools need to do something about this. When parents go into the schools to complain about the fact that a bus didn’t show up, they tell them to call transportation. Transportation takes their information and you never hear back from them. Please sign the petition here and call all your elected officials now. Tell them corruption in Prince George’s County led by despot Dr. Monica Goldson and minions is unacceptable, out of control and must be addressed.

True revolutionaries will not and cannot reject new genuine recruits. All we want is to END TYRANNY and DEFEAT TYRANTS here in Prince George’s County. It should not matter how we defeat them. Prince George’s County residents want GENUINE SUBSTANTIVE justice. It’s time to say NO to the shenanigans.

Currently, several Maryland leaders have been charged with illegal activity, this time for federal wire fraud and bribery totaling nearly $34,000!

This is yet another example of elected and appointed officials thinking they are above the law!

We are getting ready to build our war chest now so we can hit the ground running in 2020, recruiting and encouraging quality candidates and letting voters know how the Maryland corruption operate!

Our New Year’s Resolution is to hold ALL MARYLAND ELECTED OFFICIALS ACCOUNTABLE!

Look at the current track record of illegal activity in Maryland at the moment, all within the last year:

Last week, Cheryl Glenn was charged with federal wire fraud and bribery

In November, Catherine Pugh, plead guilty to fraud

In October, Tawanna Gaines was charged with federal wire fraud

Voters deserve to know what these crooked elected officials have been up to all year!

With your future contribution and support for this blog, we will add you to our list of supporters who are standing against the elected officials’ and culture of corruption in Maryland. Together we are going to start a center of innovation and to help bring a culture of civility around the world and save the bees from extinction around the world.

There has been a long list of corrupt elected officials breaking laws and pleading guilty – almost like they’re making their own dirty dozen!

Call your local elected representatives and state officials. Demand answers ASAP on PGCPS willful misconduct led by Dr. Monica Goldson, Angela Alsobrooks, Theresa Dudley, Alvin Thornton, Christian Rhodes, Dr. Charlene Dukes, Dr. William Hite Jr, and Dr. Lillian Lowery. Tell them that, the public corruption currently in progress in Prince George’s County  and in Maryland must end ASAP! Demand corrective actions immediately.

Together, we will hold all elected officials feet to the fire on illegal activities and win back seats for good leaders in our Old Line State!

With the partnership of the many democrats we work with, we look forward to these endeavors and many others. But most of all, we wish you and your loved ones a happy and peaceful new year 2020.

Sincerely,

The Reform Sasscer Movement Secretariat Team

Patriots: Organize and Mobilize! #Resist #PrinceGeorge’sProud #VotethemOut #DrMonicaGoldsonResign #Happy2020 #RevolutionNow #DespotsMustFall #Aluta #Continua! Viva!

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Dr. Monica Goldson current CEO for Prince George’s County advanced corruption for years. #DespotsMustFall

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County-Executive-Angela-Alsobrooks covered up public corruption and promoted Dr. Goldson to be PGCPS CEO when she knew about corruption she was engaged in. #DespotsMustFall

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Theresa Dudley (PGCEA) and Doris Reed (ASASP) are major drivers of the current public corruption in Prince George’s County. If they cannot press the administration to address the issues known to them, they must resign their roles.

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Senator Paul Pinsky who became a member of the Maryland Senate in 1994 surely could do more to fight racism and help reform Education in Maryland without prejudicing anyone. Looking out the other way as staff and other workers in Maryland are prejudiced is not the answer!

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Dr. Alvin Thornton is facilitating the worst misconduct in history within the Prince George’s county public schools. He needs to resign at the earliest opportunity before he is arrested #DespotsMustFall

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Reform Sasscer

We hope you have had a blessed and Merry Christmas with friends and family!  

For new parents this Christmas, let’s hope that the miracle of life imbues you with love and good will.

For those who open gifts, we pray that laughter and love make these gifts memorable and joyful.

For those who watch our children open gifts, treasure these fleeting moments!  We pray that the memories made today, will be traditions continued for a lifetime.

For those who celebrate a different Holiday this season, may you experience love and joy during this time.

And for those who have lost loved ones who are not here to share this time, may you be blessed with the comfort of their memory.  Our hearts as members of reform Sasscer goes out to you.

We will continue to pray for the proper reforms of Prince George’s county Public Schools (pgcps) and for the county executives to stop violating the county court system willfully. The rule of law is the principle that protects every American from the abuse of monarchs, despots and tyrants.

Order protects liberty, and liberty protects order. Today, the integrity of the institutions that protect our civil order is, tragically, under assault from too many people whose job it should be to protect them.

The rule of law is the bedrock of American democracy, the principle that protects every American from the abuse of monarchs, despots and tyrants. Every American should demand that our leaders put the rule of law above politics especially here in Prince George’s county.

We wish you a wonderful holiday season and best wishes in the New Year. God Bless.

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Maryland State School Superintendent Karen Salmon stepping down in June amid widespread Public Corruption.

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State Superintendent of Maryland Schools Dr. Karen B. Salmon is not seeking another four-year contract, the state school board chair announced Tuesday afternoon.

Baltimore, Md. (Reform Sasscer) – Maryland State Schools Superintendent Karen Salmon, who oversaw the introduction of a complex new school accountability system and helped cover up misconduct in Prince George’s County, will step down in June. The state school board chair, (rt. Air Force Brig. Gen. Warner I. Sumpter) announced her resignation, Tuesday afternoon.

Baltimore sun was among the first newspapers to report.  However, details on public corruption in Prince George’s county linked to the Maryland state Board of Education were missing.

Salmon had until Dec. 1 to inform the board whether she would seek another four-year contract when she informed Sumpter that she would leave.

“She did contact me before that date, just decided that she preferred to move on. As far as I know, if she had shown an interest, the board would have voted for her to remain. “She has done a tremendous job,” Sumpter said according to Baltimore sun.

Former state board member Andy Smarick, who served as chair during her tenure, agreed.

“Dr. Salmon is a top-flight administrator — one of the most able public-sector managers I’ve seen,” said Smarick. “She is also a lifelong educator who cares a great deal about kids and public schools.”

However, Smarick’s statement was contradicted by an email cc’d to Dr. Salmon on June 27th, 2019 by Josephat Mua. This email highlighted various aspects of ongoing public corruption involving Dr. Godson and problems in Prince George’s County Public Schools in which the state Superintendent Salmon failed to act. (See attachment email at the bottom).

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Maryland Superintendent Karen Salmon, Montpelier Elementary School Principal Carla Furlow and Prince George’s County school CEO Monica Goldson mark the first day of school.(WTOP/Kate Ryan)

Inadequate Monitoring

Corruption thrives where principals (the rank and file) cannot effectively control their agents (union officers) or hold them accountable. External monitoring of union officers is weak as seen in Prince George’s County. Past reports concerning union corruption have pointed out that “it is all too easy for racketeers to control and exploit, in part because there is no effective mechanism for policing internal union affairs. The Landrum-Griffin Act was passed in an attempt to assure that workers would be represented by democratic unions” (Goldstock et al. 1990, 49).

In the 1980s, congressional hearings surfaced sharp criticism of the Department of Labor’s failure to monitor unions and their pension and welfare funds effectively (Jacobs and Mullin 2003). Because the Department of Labor’s “primary mission is to resolve labor-management problems [,] this necessarily requires good working relations with high-ranking labor officials and makes investigating and enforcing the complaints . . . against top labor officials at best awkward and, at worst, a conflict of interest” (Goldstock et al. 1990, 181).

Career of over 40 years of work in public education

Salmon did not say whether she is retiring, but a statement released from the Maryland State Department of Education said, “This culminates a distinguished career of over 40 years of work in public education.”

The search for a replacement will begin almost immediately with the hiring of a search firm, Sumpter said.

“This is usually the time of the year when most school systems are looking for their superintendents,” he said, “so the quicker you move the better off you are to bring in the largest pool of candidates.”

Salmon, whose job involves helping set education policy for the state, brought some stability to a bureaucracy that had had four superintendents in five years when she arrived in 2016. Before that leadership turnover, Nancy Grasmick held the job for two decades.

Salmon will leave on June 30, 2020, when her contract expires. By state regulations, superintendents in Maryland are all appointed for four-year terms that begin July 1.

When she was hired in 2016, the state was designing a new accountability system that would assign stars to schools. She oversaw the release of the second set of data on Tuesday, hours before the announcement that she would be leaving.

The school board voted unanimously in public to hire the former Talbot County superintendent more than three years ago, however, behind closed doors some board members had reservations. She had years of experience in education on the Eastern Shore before taking a job briefly in New York State. Salmon was an interim deputy state superintendent in Maryland before becoming superintendent. She continued to live in Talbot County, commuting to either Baltimore or a state office in Annapolis for work. In the early stages of her tenure, she worked closely under corrupt previous State Superintendent Dr. Lilian Lowery, who resigned under a cloud of corruption.

One of Salmon’s more controversial decisions came in May 2018 when Salmon blocked the Baltimore County school board’s appointment of Verletta White, a long-time educator in the county as the school’s superintendent. The move was unusual because state superintendents have rarely intervened in a local school board hiring process.

In this case, Salmon said the county had not completed an audit of contracts following the conviction of former superintendent Dallas Dance. White had worked for Dance.

Dr. William Hite Jr fiasco with Monica

However, there appears to have been a double standard when it came to PGCPS CEO Dr. Monica Goldson. Goldson engaged in well-known misconduct with Dr. William Hite Jr. during Dr. William Hite’s tenure in PGCPS. Goldson left her husband and filed for divorce due to an affair. Confirmed reports say that Dr. Monica Goldson was dating Dr. William Hite Jr when she initiated her divorce proceedings from her husband Mr. Lyndell Goldson on or around 11/03/2008. ( See Case # CAD08-32088 GOLDSON VS GOLDSON). For those who are not familiar with Dr. William Hite Jr, the corruption in Prince George’s County was fueled by him, and this blog initiated a vote of “No confidence.” Consequently, he left the county ASAP due to serious issues he was engaged in. (See Some leaders in PGCPS – Heart of the problems in Schools) Before transferring to Philly, local investigations were partially done on Dr. William Hite and issues covered up. Dr. William Hite promoted Monica Goldson before he left and was pulling the strings from afar in PGCPS for many years and still does. Dr. Hite then jumped ship out of fear of being fired and prosecuted for money laundering, willful neglect of duty inter alia. There was a $10 million bribe scheme tied to Prince George’s County Community College’s President, Dr. Charlene Dukes. Dukes was bribed by Dr. William Hite in order to advance corruption and interfere with the judgment of Josephat Mua.  

Once established in  Philadelphia School District, he has been misusing the district to advance his own personal interest at the expense of the public. Here he has been calling the shots in PGCPS from afar. This kind of willful misconduct does not advance goodwill for the people of Maryland. Prince George’s County citizenry must reject this kind of arrangement and demand proper investigations. In addition, Dr. Monica Goldson should resign as a CEO for Prince George’s County Schools.

Ever since Dr. Monica Goldson was appointed PGCPS CEO, there has been widespread interference of Federal and State laws to suit her illegal agenda. However, Dr. Salmon has largely looked the other way despite clear and convincing evidence of willful neglect of duty. The union’s executives currently in Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS), Theresa Dudley of Prince George’s County Education Association (PGCEA), Doris Reed of Association of Supervisory and Administrative School Personnel (ASASP), and Mr. James Spears of ACE-AFSCME Local 2250 have been compromised. This interference might be having an impact on parents, teachers, students and other staff in Prince George’s County. Personnel well connected to the executives are well received and covered up by the unions, while others who try to report wrongdoing within the county organization are victimized and fired.

In other words, the role of the Unions in Prince George’s County has become meaningless due to personal greed, as reported earlier. It’s a timely reminder that in Monica Goldson’s vision, public service is an amorphous concept. What matters, from the CEO’s perspective, is service to her. Loyalty to the county, state, nation and the rule of law are nice ideas, but CEO Monica Goldson expects and demands fealty to her and her own interests – above all other considerations. The entire Prince George’s County school district is a very hostile work environment due to all cover ups. Many teachers and administrators are gearing for mass transfers in addition to some taking legal actions to protect themselves due to the effect of the corrupt unions.

Furthermore, the union corruption, which is well known in this county and facilitated by senior administrators such as President Charlene Dukes of Prince George’s County Community college and others connected to her at the Maryland State Board of Education, is not helping with matters. In addition, not surprisingly corrupt union officials, whether or not connected to organized crime figures, engage in “ordinary” organizational corruption, such as misappropriation of funds. The most distinctive form of corruption by union officials is taking employers’ bribes to ignore violations of the collective bargaining contract as happens in PGCPS in many cases, or even to allow employers to operate nonunion. This must end ASAP and the racist management of the Maryland State Education Association (MSEA) must be reformed to include minorities in Maryland.

Political Corruption legalized by the Maryland State Institutions.

When discussing corruption in the Governor Larry Hogan era, it’s easy to focus on the most flagrant examples such as the real estate fiasco in Prince George’s County. In his statement yesterday, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan stated he has been leading the fight for more accountability, pushing to raise academic standards and to root out mismanagement and corruption in local school systems. However, his statement is contradicted by his own administration in which the Maryland Court system is being used to punish teachers, parents, and other staff members who have spoken out against public corruption prevailing in Maryland. Easier to miss is the more innocuous and pedestrian ways that money—especially large sums of it—shapes American political corruption.

The State of Maryland working in conspiracy with Prince George’s County public schools and the county government is involved in a shameful display of shenanigans in which PGCPS and Unions executives have engaged in willful misconduct which is currently being covered up by the state. For example, court judgment orders are being used to shield nominal parties starting with Dr. Monica Goldson, (CEO) Prince George’s County Public Schools, Dr. William R. Hite Jr, Pirre D. Dickson, Synthia J Shillings, Roger Thomas, ACE-AFSCME Local 2250, American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees, (AFSCME). They ought to by law and in equity to be fully bound and obligated to answer charges and crimes in which they committed without being protected through the court by judges whom they are said to be bribing. For example, the order issued by the Maryland Court of Special Appeals in the case brought by Josephat Mua against PGCPS, Dr. Monica Goldson, Dr. William Hite Jr, et al, lists the wrong case No. CAL11369952 instead of CAL1136992. The order issued by the Maryland Court of Special Appeals lists the Board of Education for Prince George’s County as Appellee and not Appellees. The Judgment dated and entered in the above-entitled action on 9th, July 2019 should be amended to include Dr. Monica Goldson and Dr. William Hite Jr. as additional parties who engaged in willful misconduct as Defendants.

This is public corruption driven by the state and Prince George’s County citizens must stand up and demand answers because institutional racism is involved in various agencies within the state.

Willful miscon­duct occurs when a person intentionally acts or fails to act knowing that (his, her) conduct will probably result in injury or damage. Willful misconduct can also occur when “a person acts in so reckless a manner or fails to act in circumstances where an act is clearly required, so as to indicate disregard of (his, her) action or inaction. A party claiming willful misconduct must show an “intentional act of unreasonable character performed in disregard of a known or obvious risk so great as to make it highly probable that harm would result.” The willful misconduct standard is similar to the gross negligence standard; however, it focuses more on the harm that a party’s action or inaction caused.

In addition, the parents and Prince George’s County employees must demand action due to the Union shenanigans currently at play in Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) and illegal interference of the Maryland court system. At the moment, local court systems are hijacked by the cartels and tied to union corruption due to a lack of external monitoring of union officers in Maryland.

The American legal court system is supposed to address various grievances without fear or favor and it’s supposed to interpret the laws of the land to reduce the reality or appearance of corruption in American political, social, economic frameworks. In recent years, however, this regulatory regime has lent corruption a legal structure in which to flourish.

The announcement of Salmon’s departure was made at the state school board meeting in Baltimore. Sumpter said he would like to hire a replacement by April, if possible.

Call your local elected representatives and state officials. Demand answers ASAP on PGCPS shenanigans led by PGCEA, MSEA, AFSCME International and ASASP Union corruption currently in progress in Prince George’s County! Demand corrective actions immediately. #Resist #DrMonicaGoldsonResign 

(More on this developing story later)

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Major Drama! Hogan hosts dark money fundraiser to fight Kirwan — educators plan to protest

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As the commission proposing big increases to Maryland education funding nears key decisions, Gov. Larry Hogan is ramping up his fight against the plans with a high-dollar fundraiser for his political lobbying organization at Live! Casino & Hotel Maryland. This screenshot shows an ad for the event at Live! Casino & Hotel Maryland. (screenshot)

In what is turning out to be a major fiasco in Maryland, Governor Larry Hogan is going after the corrupt education officials where it hurts the most. This time, he appears not to leave anything to chance. With major decisions expected soon from the commission proposing big increases to Maryland education funding, Gov. Larry Hogan is gearing for a major fight against the plans with a high-dollar fundraiser for his political lobbying organization at Live! Casino & Hotel Maryland.

An advertisement for today’s Nov. 7 event, called the “Governor’s Gala,” features a large photo of Hogan and encourages guests to purchase VIP tables for $25,000 each.

“There is no limit on the amount that you can donate to Change Maryland Action Fund,” the ad states.

Under Maryland law, donors may not give more than $6,000 directly to Hogan as a candidate per campaign cycle, and those donations must be disclosed. However, those rules are broken regularly in Prince George’s County.  Also, state law prohibits casino owners from donating to a candidate.

But Hogan’s event at the Hanover casino owned by businessman David S. Cordish falls outside those laws and it creates a loop hole, because the governor’s political lobbying arms ― Change Maryland Inc. and Change Maryland Action Fund ― are not technically functions of his individual campaign committee.

However, tonight Thursday, Nov. 7 Maryland teachers and supporters will protest this fundraiser being held by Republican Governor Larry Hogan aimed at fighting increased spending on public schools as part of high drama.

The term-limited Governor who frequently spars with teachers unions and has even called them “thugs,” is working through, Change Maryland Action Fund, a Super PAC, courting wealthy donors to build a two million dollar war chest, funding lobbying efforts and a PR campaign to turn public opinion against a plan to dramatically boost education spending throughout Maryland. Hogan has said the plan to equitably fund public schools “is outrageous pandering to special interest groups.” However, Hogan has been given proof of public corruption involving some of these organizations and has failed to address the grievances only choosing to look the other way after serious issues have been presented to him.

Diamonté Brown, president of the Baltimore Teachers Union, is one of many attending the protest.

“Governor Hogan may want to learn a lesson from Kentucky’s recent election about what happens to the political careers of governors who choose to make public schools, teachers, and the students they serve their enemies,” Brown said.

Hogan has maintained he has budgeted “record” funding for public education, and that schools are not underfunded, rather plagued by rampant mismanagement—a common Republican talking point. But a state panel known as the Kirwan Commission tasked with studying how to make the state’s schools competitive in the 21st century found schools are underfunded by $2.9 billion each year.

“It’s important for folks in Maryland to see what this governor is really up to—shameful,” said Rob Helfenbein, Associate Dean of Education at Loyola University. “We know that children deserve access to high quality pre-kindergarten programs. We know that Baltimore City has been repeatedly underfunded and underserved by the state.”

Democrats have vowed to pass Kirwan without large tax increases, and can point to broad public support. A recent Goucher College Poll found 70% of those surveyed believe the state spends “too little” on public education, with 74% saying they “support personally paying more in taxes to improve public education.”

In 2008, Maryland voters approved Casinos with the promise their revenue would give a big boost to schools. But that money never actually reached classrooms and instead only supplanted existing funding. Voters finally approved a new ballot measure in 2018 that phased in that increased revenue to schools, amounting to hundreds of millions a year through 2022.

Hogan has claimed that funding Kirwan would mean “a 535% increase to property taxes”, or would cost families “$6,200 in additional taxes per year,” statements even The Sun’s editorial board (who endorsed Hogan) called “alternative facts.”

“It’s disappointing that Governor Hogan is focused on misinformation, scare tactics, and raising dark money from wealthy donors rather than rolling up his sleeves to help lead on this once-in-a-generation opportunity to make sure that every student in every neighborhood has a great public school,” said Adam Mendelson, a spokesperson for the Maryland State Education Association (MSEA), the state’s largest teachers union.

One of the wealthiest states in the country, Maryland schools are marked by stark disparities; the state spends 4.9% on lower income school districts than wealthier ones, the Kirwan Commission found. Its recommendations include expanding Pre-K, increasing teacher pay, and ensuring all students are college and career ready before they graduate. The plan comes with a nearly four billion a year price tag to be phased in by 2030, through increases to both local and state contributions.

Hogan has repeatedly lashed out at the Commission’s recommendations, calling it the “Kirwan Tax-Hike Commission”: “We cannot recklessly expand the state’s deficit to $18.7 billion, as the Kirwan Tax Hike Commission’s proposals require,” Hogan recently posted on Facebook. “And we absolutely will not impose billions in crippling state and local tax increases on Marylanders.” Cleaning up Maryland’s tax code and closing corporate tax loopholes could raise close to $2 billion a year towards funding Kirwan, The Maryland Center on Economic Policy argued in a recent report.

Before becoming Governor, Hogan served as a director for the Maryland Public Policy Institute, a libertarian think-tank, that’s been described as the “policy-arm” of his administration. As reported by the Beat, MPPI’s members frequently appear on outlets like Baltimore Sinclair-affiliate Fox 45, to make the case that privatization, not increased funding will help underperforming schools.

“It is a disgrace that Hogan prefers to throw a party with the 1% to raise money against the children of Maryland,” said Khalilah Harris, Managing Director, K-12 Education Policy at the Center for American Progress Action Fund, and a former Real News Executive Producer.

The Gov.’s office has yet to respond to a comment on these allegations.

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Dr. Charlene Dukes, endorsed wrongful terminations after she was awarded about $10 million to start a charter school within the Prince George’s County community college by Dr. William Hite Jr as part of quid pro quo. #DespotsMustFall

In the meantime, senior official of Prince George’s County are not doing any better, there is evidence that Dr. Thornton (the new Board of Education Chairman) his role is driven by dirty politics in order cover up misconduct within the Prince George’s county public schools and in Maryland. These are the rampant mismanagement Governor Larry Hogan is talking about. Indeed, long before County Executive Alsobrooks made the announcement for Mr. Thornton to be the new PGCPS new Board Chair, this troubling revelation was already known. Dr. Thornton has links to the current President of Prince George’s County Community College, Dr. Charlene Dukes, who endorsed wrongful terminations after she was awarded about $10 million to start a charter school within the Prince George’s County community college when hearing concerning PGCPS corruption was in progress. This malicious activity was part of quid pro quo. A Motion to recuse her due to many conflicts of interests requesting her to step aside was presented to her and she refused. Dr. Thornton has strong links too with the Maryland State Education Association officers who interfered with arbitration and the lawyers whom employees had hired to represent them but were compromised during County Executive Alsobrooks tenure as the Prince George’s County State’s Attorney.

In fact, there is strong evidence, Dr. Monica Goldson current CEO for Prince George’s County advanced corruption for years! Since the exposure of her illegal activities, Goldson has since scheduled three meetings where she only takes notes, she did not respond to the concerns expressed by employees, parents and others in these meetings. They say it was a listening session. #DespotsMustFall

The cover ups of public corruption in Maryland is ongoing. In this kind of situation, both sides are not helping with the situation to secure the funding or save it for other projects due to the shenanigans’ involved.

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Dr. Monica Goldson current CEO for Prince George’s County advanced corruption for years! Since the exposure of her illegal activities, Goldson has since scheduled three meetings where she only takes notes, she did not respond to the concerns expressed by employees, parents and others in the last two meetings. They say it was a listening session. #DespotsMustFall

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Dr. Alvin Thornton is facilitating the worst misconduct in history within the Prince George’s county public schools. He needs to resign at the earliest opportunity before he is arrested  #DespotsMustFall

Read more >>>Facilitator agents of Union Crime and Public Corruption in Maryland.

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PGCPS Boy hit by train in Laurel had joined friends who walk home near tracks, family says

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Jacques Ambrose sitting next to his mother, Marie Boursiquot, 55 on the sofa in their living room, his brother was struck and injured. (Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post)

By Rachel Chason 

Terry Boursiquot was already home from school when a friend of his brother’s came knocking at the door, crying as he delivered news the family still is trying to understand: Fred Boursiquot had been hit by a train.

Terry, 16, said Fred, 15, usually took the school bus home from Dwight D. Eisenhower Middle School in Prince George’s County. But on Oct. 21, he had gone with a group of friends who sometimes walked home along CSX-owned train tracks in Laurel, Terry said. The friend that arrived at the house that night said Fred “had not gotten out of the way of the train fast enough,” Terry said.

He and his mother rushed to the hospital in Baltimore where Fred was being flown by medical helicopter. The boys’ older brother, Jacques Ambrose, a casino dealer at MGM National Harbor, was watching local news on a work break when he saw reports that service on the Camden Line had been halted during rush hour after a teenager was struck by a MARC train.

Minutes later, Ambrose, 27, received a call from his mother, who through tears instructed him to hurry to Baltimore. When he arrived, doctors told the family that Fred was unconscious with swelling in his brain, a broken right leg and a fractured shoulder.

Fred was taken into surgery on his leg that night, Ambrose said. Throughout the week, he was in a coma, which doct ors at Johns Hopkins Hospital told the family was induced so that he would not be in as much pain.

Prince George’s County police spokeswoman Jennifer Donelan said an investigation into the incident is ongoing. “We do not think anybody pushed him or that he was trying to hurt himself,” she said.

Fred has not spoken since the accident, and was awake only briefly Wednesday, his family said, but they think he can hear what they are saying because he squeezes their hands.

Brittany Marshall, a spokeswoman for the Maryland Transit Administration, which oversees MARC Trains, referred requests for comment to Bombardier Transportation, a contractor that operates the Camden and Brunswick lines. Bombardier did not return requests for comment.

The friends who were with Fred that night have not visited him in the hospital, Ambrose said. But he said he does not fault them because he knows they are probably frightened by the ongoing investigation, adding that he, too, might have been afraid of police at their age.

“They’re a bunch of kids,” he said. “They’re not grown enough to know how to behave.”

For Terry, who was nearly inseparable from his little brother, the event has been especially hard. On a typical Monday afternoon, Fred would have gotten off the school bus and they would have done their homework together, played basketball and video games, had dinner and talked, a lot, Terry said.

“He loves to hang out with his friends, and he loves to play basketball,” Terry said. “Even at night.”

The living room of the family’s townhouse in Laurel is filled with family photos and signs, literally, of Fred. On a red door, Fred wrote in black permanent marker: “Fred’s House.” The WiFi, too, he named after himself after once fixing it, Ambrose said with a laugh.

“He’s a good child,” Ambrose said. “He cares about other people, and he is always trying to help them.”

When Terry broke his phone and didn’t have money to replace it, Fred gave him $100 he had saved, Ambrose said. He said he didn’t realize Fred had given the money until a new iPhone 7 arrived at their door Thursday morning.

Sitting next to Ambrose on the sofa in their living room, the boys’ mother, Marie Boursiquot, 55, quietly flipped through family pictures of Fred and Terry, always side by side: Fred and Terry grinning as toddlers; Fred and Terry relaxing on a vacation in Miami; Fred and Terry posing in suits before church.

“We almost never took pictures of just one of them,” Ambrose said. “They’re always together.”

The family moved from Haiti to Maryland four years ago. Ambrose taught Fred and Terry how to speak English during their first year in the state, when the family lived with an aunt in Silver Spring and the boys hadn’t yet been enrolled in school. Marie Boursiquot is still learning English, Ambrose said.

She proudly showed birthday cards that Fred and Terry had written for her in French when they were in elementary school: “Mom, it’s your birthday. I would like to say happy birthday,” read one. “I love you a lot mom. Happy birthday, mom,” read the other.

Terry told his older brother that he at first didn’t want to tell their mother, who had been struggling with depression, about the track incident.

“Terry didn’t want my mom to fall apart,” Ambrose said. “Even though she still fell apart.”

Fred attends Dwight D. Eisenhower Middle School, and Terry goes to Laurel High School, Ambrose said. Prince George’s County schools spokeswoman Raven Hill said Eisenhower has been in touch with the family and made counseling available to students.

“I think about him every day,” Terry said. “I pray for him. Everything I do I can’t stop thinking about him. No matter how hard I try.”

Ambrose said he has not been able to work since the accident, driving himself and family members between their home and the hospital in Baltimore.

He dropped out of school a few years ago to work full time to support his family and said he is again starting to worry about money.

“I’m like a father to them,” he said. “They’re all on me.”

Via Washington Post 

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A teenager who was struck by a MARC train in Maryland died of injuries. News outlets report several teenagers were trying to cross train tracks Monday evening in Laurel when the Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) boy was hit.

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Prince George’s County doesn’t have enough bus drivers at the moment. With a fleet of 1200 buses and 1100 daily routes, officials with Prince George’s County Public Schools said in the beginning of the school year, that they’re 50-60 drivers short.

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Bedbugs discovered in PGCPS, Officials Play it down as pest specialist engage.

BN-GF705_randd_P_20141231140823CAPITOL HEIGHTS, Md. — A licensed pest control specialist will be brought into Walker Mill Middle School in Capitol Heights, Maryland, after bedbugs were found in a classroom roaming freely. Authorities in Prince George’s County notified the parents that bed bugs have been discovered at the Walker Mill Middle School in Capitol Heights, according to a letter from Principal Erin V. Cribbs.

Prince George’s County School officials are describing the situation as an “annoyance,” not a health hazard.

In a letter to parents the principal and the county’s chief school nurse said: “finding a bed bug does not mean our entire school is infested.”

“It is unlikely for bed bugs to reproduce and spread in schools,” the letter said.

Officials say professional exterminators are being called in to treat and monitor the results for at least a month.

According to the US Environmental Protection Agency: “While bed bugs are not known to transmit disease, their presence may cause distress and health issues for many people.”

The agency’s website notes bites are itchy, can become infected and could cause an allergic reaction in some people.

Because bedbugs are described as an “annoyance” and not a disease threat, “students with suspected bed bugs are not to be excluded from school,” according the the letter sent home to parents.

According to the US EPA, bedbugs can hide in wall cracks and behind wallpaper and are most likely to bite at night while a person is sleeping.

Parents with concerns may call the Office of School Healthy Police, Services and Innovation at 301-749-4556 or 301-749-4722.

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Principal Erin V. Cribbs send letter to parents.

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Senator Miller, the country’s longest serving state Senate president, steps down as he battles cancer

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Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr retires as Maryland Senate President .

Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. announced Thursday he will end his unparalleled three-decade tenure leading the Maryland chamber, a reign so dominant that it shaped the course of Maryland policy for many generations.

After a closed-door meeting of Democratic senators, the powerful 76-year-old Senate president who is battling cancer said at a news conference that he would return to the role of senator representing parts of Prince George’s, Calvert and Charles counties.

“It’s been a great run. I’ve enjoyed every minute of it,” Miller told reporters, as he was flanked by dozens of senators. But he said it’s now too difficult to keep up with the demands of being Senate president, a role he has held since 1987.

“My mind is strong, but my body is weak…,” Miller said. “I suffer from anemia, I suffer from fatigue. This is a full-time job, it’s a statewide job and we need somebody younger.”

Miller is said to have told The Washington Post that his battle with cancer had sapped his energy and he did not want “to be perceived as lingering on or trying to hold on to something past my time.”

Miller, 76, is the country’s longest-serving senate president in the entire United States. He has wielded power in the Maryland Senate since before some current senators were born. He controls everything including courts in Maryland. No one can win a state case without his consent. He is said to know all the judges who must be screened before being elevated to the job and his son works in the Maryland legal system as a senior officer.

He said he will cede the presidency but intends to serve the remaining three years on his term as a rank-and-file senator. “I don’t intend to go cut the cord completely,” he said in an phone interview from a hospital room earlier this week according to Washington Post reporter. The interview was embargoed until Miller announced his decision, the report reported.

Miller, is battling Stage 4 prostate cancer that has metastasized to his spine and pelvic area.

The larger-than-life Democratic lawmaker has been undergoing chemotherapy treatments including during the annual legislative sessions, and he has lost much of his hair and some of his energy. Doctors say the cancer may be containable, but there is no cure.

On or around July 25th, 2018, Senator Mike Miller came under major political attack by Ms. Theresa Dudley, current president of the Prince George’s County Educators’ Association (PGCEA) who is engaged in conflicts of interests. During the meeting, Dudley unveiled a chain bought at Home Depot and said county officials, including those elected to the central committee, have for too long been controlled by “the master who lives in Calvert County,” referring to state Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. (D), whose district also includes part of Prince George’s. As fate had it, Dudley is currently serving two masters and should resign one position due to conflicts of interests in politics. She is also engaged in a pattern of racketeering activity in PGCPS involving well connected individuals facilitating union corruption starting with Dr. Alvin Thornton and others for personal gain.

We wish Senator Mike Miller well.

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Theresa Dudley, president of the Prince George’s County Educators’ Association, used a chain she bought at Home Depot to illustrate the control that she says party leaders wield over which Democrats win office in the county. However, as fate had it, Dudley is currently serving two masters and should resign one position due to conflicts of interests in politics. She is also engaged in a pattern of racketeering activity in PGCPS involving the very politicians she spoke about. #DespotsMustFall

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Whitehall Update: Perturbed CEO Goldson finally withdraws changes under pressure!

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Dr. Monica Goldson current CEO for Prince George’s County advanced corruption for years! Since the exposure of her illegal activities, Goldson has since scheduled three meetings where she only takes notes, she did not respond to the concerns expressed by employees, parents and others in the last two meetings. They say it was a listening session. #DespotsMustFall

LARGO, Md. (Reform Sasscer) In what is turning out to be a comedy of errors, Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) CEO Dr. Monica Goldson has finally withdrawn an illegal procedure she enacted without consulting the community or Board members. This deliberate blunder led to an outcry in the community of Whitehall and surrounding areas. Goldson who has surrounded herself with sycophants lately in order to enact a systematic scheme, is causing untold worry in the community. There is clear evidence of personnel known to each other who are out to abuse power. They are running the entire school system under a cloud of corruption. These violations of law which have been willful in nature were reported years ago. Furthermore, CEO Goldson herself has an active case within the United States legal frame work and others are pending, a clear piece of evidence which furthers the scale of public corruption which is ongoing concern.

Local Board of Education member for the area Ms Raaheela Ahmed on Tuesday was quoted in part as stating the following “…But in my opinion, this item is not an FYI. For an item like this, input needs to come from the community BEFORE a proposal is made. Housing audits should be complete BEFORE a boundary change is confirmed to present. Proposals need to be complete, sensible, accurate, and stand up to questioning. Central office needs to listen and ACT when the PTA has reviewed the proposal and expressed concern over it days before it came to the community as a whole. That’s not what happened here, and that’s the problem,” she added. We previously covered the story here.

We reprint the report by The WUSA9 News below.

BOWIE, Md. — The CEO of Prince George’s County Public Schools changed course Tuesday after parents fought back against the proposed re-zoning of Whitehall Elementary.

The district had proposed shifting more than 200 students to four other nearby schools in 2020 to solve the long-standing overcrowding problem at Whitehall.

After multiple parents complained, the CEO announced Tuesday that she would be withdrawing the proposal at Thursday’s school board meeting in favor of creating a task force.

“My son would have ended up going from one of the best performing schools in Prince George’s County to one of the worst, and my wife and I were not going to do that,” said RiShawn Biddle, the father of a kindergartner who just started at Whitehall.

In his mind, Whitehall is the best and Northview is the worst.

“The way that they rolled out this proposal is just in poor taste,” Emebet Booker, parent of three, said. “People made a big investment. I mean, we’re paying a premium to live in the school zone that we’re in.”

Booker has children in fourth and first grade at Whitehall, and one in pre-school. She said if the changes would have gone through, she would have had to take her kids to three different schools.

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The CEO of PGCPS wrote a letter announcing she would be withdrawing the rezoning plan Thursday after violating due process rights in the community.

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