Sunday, March 26, 2006

SDCOE JPA Lawyers Are Outraged When School Personnel Held Accountable

San Diego County Office of Education lawyers maintain a constant state of outrage at the thought that any school employee might be asked to testify about violations of law in our schools. They clearly feel that the public and the courts have no business prying into the actions of public school employees.

When the public pays hundreds of thousands of dollars to lawyers, it has a right to expect that the lawyers will not violate the law to protect those who have harmed the public.

In the Maura Larkins case, one SDCOE lawyer became so outraged in court that she pointed her two index fingers at the plaintiff, holding her two hands like a pair of pistols, and jabbed them toward the plaintiff, as if she wanted to shoot her. This out-of-control hostility regarding the judicial process is not appropriate for publicly-funded lawyers. This lawyer was angrily trying to protect individuals who had harmed public school children and employees, and had cost the taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars. Why did taxpayers pay to defend these individuals?

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