If I'm blushing -- just the slightest tint of rose upon my gray and whiskery cheeks - it's because my I was back in federal court again yesterday. Sort of. There was mention of me. U.S. District Judge Reed O'Connor handed down a ruling in the Lockey and MacKenzie (Dallas segregates by race) case, ... More >>
It's not me. It's the two whistle-blowers suing the city.
The city of Dallas went to federal court earlier this week to stop a federal judge from expressing his opinion about a recent federal investigative report accusing Dallas of practicing racial segregation (the city's brief is below). Plaintiffs in a whistle-blower lawsuit will come back today with th ... More >>
Not that you asked, but here's what it's like to be me. I'm walking my dogs, Penny and Dorothy, up and down alleys in East Dallas, and I've got my little cell phone ear-bug deal going so I can talk to people and keep my hands free for clean-ups. And this is what I hear in my ear: "... white scienti ... More >>
Lester Smith was a deputy under Constable Derick Evans until earlier this year when, according to him, he was fired with several others for blowing the whistle on his boss' illegal activities to the FBI and DA's office. Smith protested that his termination was straightforward retaliation, and he, l ... More >>
Federal dough meant for affordable housing went to downtown.
If the name Becky Beck rings a bell, it's because she was the whistleblower who, two years ago, notified the feds that a $316,000 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention grant intended to go toward HIV prevention education efforts was being used by the district on everything but HIV prevention ed ... More >>
Last week came news that the Dallas Independent School District would be repaying federal grant money is was using rather inappropriately -- like, $316,000 worth of federal grant money. That dough, provided by a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention grant, was supposed to go to HIV prevention e ... More >>
This week's cover story in the paper edition of Unfair Park -- on newsstands beginning tomorrow -- deals in part with a former Drug Enforcement Administration agent who was demoted, passed over for promotions and eventually forced into retirement because he blew the whistle on two different cases of ... More >>
In her postcard from D/FW Airport, whistleblower Susan Heath alleged multiple violations of the Clean Water Act. In short, she says, that stinks. Almost seven years ago, former Dallas Observer writer Miriam Rozen chronicled how Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport was polluting Trigg Lake, the la ... More >>