Discussion in 'Politics' started by Truthmatters, Apr 4, 2011.
Scott Bloch - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Disgraced former Head of OSC Scott Bloch finally sentenced - Los Angeles Homeland Security | Examiner.com
Bloch pleaded guilty to one count of criminal contempt of Congress in April 2010 -- a misdemeanor that carries a sentence of up to 6 months in prison. Instead of charging Bloch with perjury, obstruction of justice and destruction of evidence, DOJ prosecutors have labored together with his defense attorneys to ensure that he gets away with mere probation. One would be hard-pressed to find an instance of the DOJ rushing to the defense of an innocent Defendant or a whistleblower unjustly facing selective and malicious prosecution. In those instances, government prosecutors throw all of the might of the U.S. government to crush their intended victims. This case was and continues to be astonishingly different.
It's interesting what passes for unbiased 'journalism' these days.
The man was sentanced for a crime.
The man abused his power.
Why is it you dont care about the crime?
Who the fuck cares? Really.
Bloch was accused of the following:
•Deleting hundreds of files pertaining to whistleblowing disclosures and complaints of retaliation and reprisal;
•Rolling back protections for federal employees against discrimination based on sexual orientation;
•Staffing key OSC positions with cronies who shared his discriminatory views;
•Engaging in retaliatory activities against OSC staffers who opposed his wrongdoing;
•Assigning interns to issue closure letters in hundreds of whistleblower complaints without investigation;
•Intimidating OSC employees from cooperating with government investigators;
•Misusing prosecutorial power for political purposes;
•Bloch reassigned his perceived critics within the OSC to field offices across the country – giving them 10 days to accept, or else they'd be fired (a typical act of retaliation and reprisals, as per the notorious Malek Manual);
•The OSC under Bloch rarely recognized legitimate whistleblowers, typically doing so only when the whistleblower has already prevailed elsewhere, especially if the case received media coverage.
Scott Bloc was forced out by G.W. Bush administration.
From an article dated 20 October 2008 (Bush was President at that time)
Scott Bloch, Head of OSC, to Resign : Whistleblower Protection Blog
As usual TM leaves out important information, either intentionally or unintentionally. Is suspect the former but TM hardly reads anything beyond the propaganda forwarded to her by her little lefty friends so it's probably the later. So the title of this thread is rather misleading.
If you do a little research (like 10 minutes) into Scott Bloc you'll find that the Left in particular hates him because he resisted extending special protections to gay whistle blowers (that doesn't sound right does it? ) And as we all know, the Left wants them to be a protected group. That's probably their only beef with him, other than the fact that he served during the evil G.W. Bush administration.
People get punished for crimes all the time. The Justice system did it's job. Whoopdee do.
Former Special Counsel Scott Bloch Pleads Guilty to Contempt - The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times
Hey fella he was appointed by Bush and had to resign because of the investigation into his activities.
He turned out to be guilty.
He was avoiding investigations and punishing whistleblowers.
He was doing it for Bush and got caught.
This is just a fraction of the crap that went down in the Bush DOJ scandal.
To pretend Bush was all upset about this guys actions is utter silliness.
The entire Bush DOJ was avoiding real cases the whole time.
Seems rather ridiculous to care about this man's abuse of power and ignore the abuse of power currently in the White House. Or to ignore one's own abuse of power.
Separate names with a comma.