DOJ Paralegal Charged With Fingering Snitches For Her Son’s Gang

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DOJ Paralegal Charged With Fingering Snitches For Her Son’s Gang

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Post by DejaMoo » Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:41 pm

DOJ Paralegal Fingering Snitches For Her Son’s Gang Would Pretty Much Sum Up Trump’s Crackerjack Operation
The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey is, in many ways, a microcosm of the Trump Department of Justice. It’s a Department of Justice that kicked off with a busted rudder when Trump fired the only person who knew what they were doing and then, quasi-legally installed an Acting AG outside of the clear line of succession. Then sniveling snowflake Jeff Sessions came on board and couldn’t oversee the most important federal investigation running because of conflicts. He got fired and replaced with a guy who never got vetted was then illegally installed as “Acting” Attorney General despite being a complete joke who can’t even tell the truth about his football awards. After he ran his course, an aging conspiracy theorist took the job and clumsily lied about the Mueller report.

Meanwhile, the District of New Jersey is helmed by Craig Carpenito because the courts stepped in and awarded him the job because after the administration appointed him to the role, they completely lost focus and allowed his interim tenure to lapse without seeking confirmation. They literally can’t be bothered to actually manage this department.

Speaking of potential mismanagement, prosecutors have charged Tawanna Hilliard, a paralegal in the office, with allegedly passing along DOJ information on gangland snitches to her son’s gang. I’ve never worked for the government, but it seems to me that there used to be some kind of “vetting” process for DOJ employees that would prevent people with even the possibility of gang affiliations from having passwords. This is one of those places where the mere appearance of impropriety should rule the day. The FBI gave Brett Kavanaugh a more thorough background check!
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Hilliard pleaded not guilty on Tuesday. Put aside whether or not these allegations are true, which they may not be. In any event, this is a complete failure of agency management. Either the allegations are true and the office really dropped the ball over the last few years as it couldn’t put together any semblance of leadership capable of keeping its staff covered, or the allegations are false and they have no idea how their own databases get accessed. A stain on the organization one way or the other.

When the government doesn’t really care about the basic business of government, these are the headlines that result.
I've heard this bull before.

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Re: DOJ Paralegal Charged With Fingering Snitches For Her Son’s Gang

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Post by Maybenaut » Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:50 am

DejaMoo wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:41 pm
DOJ Paralegal Fingering Snitches For Her Son’s Gang Would Pretty Much Sum Up Trump’s Crackerjack Operation
The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey is, in many ways, a microcosm of the Trump Department of Justice. It’s a Department of Justice that kicked off with a busted rudder when Trump fired the only person who knew what they were doing and then, quasi-legally installed an Acting AG outside of the clear line of succession. Then sniveling snowflake Jeff Sessions came on board and couldn’t oversee the most important federal investigation running because of conflicts. He got fired and replaced with a guy who never got vetted was then illegally installed as “Acting” Attorney General despite being a complete joke who can’t even tell the truth about his football awards. After he ran his course, an aging conspiracy theorist took the job and clumsily lied about the Mueller report.

Meanwhile, the District of New Jersey is helmed by Craig Carpenito because the courts stepped in and awarded him the job because after the administration appointed him to the role, they completely lost focus and allowed his interim tenure to lapse without seeking confirmation. They literally can’t be bothered to actually manage this department.

Speaking of potential mismanagement, prosecutors have charged Tawanna Hilliard, a paralegal in the office, with allegedly passing along DOJ information on gangland snitches to her son’s gang. I’ve never worked for the government, but it seems to me that there used to be some kind of “vetting” process for DOJ employees that would prevent people with even the possibility of gang affiliations from having passwords. This is one of those places where the mere appearance of impropriety should rule the day. The FBI gave Brett Kavanaugh a more thorough background check!
:snippity:
Hilliard pleaded not guilty on Tuesday. Put aside whether or not these allegations are true, which they may not be. In any event, this is a complete failure of agency management. Either the allegations are true and the office really dropped the ball over the last few years as it couldn’t put together any semblance of leadership capable of keeping its staff covered, or the allegations are false and they have no idea how their own databases get accessed. A stain on the organization one way or the other.

When the government doesn’t really care about the basic business of government, these are the headlines that result.
Vetting was the problem? That’s bullshit. She’d worked for the DOJ for nine years. The notion that the government should presume that because the kid of one of its long-time employees was a gang member the employee must also be a gang member is laughable.

This woman is in a world of shit, as she should be if the charges in the indictment are true. But I’m calling BS on the notion that the DOJ should have known that just because her kid was a criminal she was also a criminal, and they should have denied her access to its systems (which would have effectively ended her career).

The author of the post is essentially arguing for guilt by association in the employment context. I hope for his sake one of his kids never grows up to do anything stupid.
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Re: DOJ Paralegal Charged With Fingering Snitches For Her Son’s Gang

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Post by voxpopuluxe » Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:47 am

Maybenaut wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:50 am
The notion that the government should presume that because the kid of one of its long-time employees was a gang member the employee must also be a gang member is laughable.
"Even Brett Kavanaugh was investigated more throughly than this office paralegal!"

Well, yeah, because the office paralegal wasn't applying for a job on the nation's highest court.

I don't know anything about this case and don't really feel the need to have an opinion on it either way, but this account of it sounds like gossip written by someone with maybe more than a tiny-sized axe to grind.
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Re: DOJ Paralegal Charged With Fingering Snitches For Her Son’s Gang

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Post by Maybenaut » Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:18 am

There are actually stories about this in the Washington Post and other newspapers. There was obviously something about Ms. Hilliard‘s behavior that came to the attention of the DOJ. So they were on it. But the author of this article is arguing for some level of clairvoyance that is simply unreasonable.
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