Sooner or later my book “AN ABSENCE OF HONOR” which has been written complete with shocking evidence of how California’s Antelope Valley Plantation (Lancaster and Palmdale) has powerful Republican men who financially fleeced every entity from school districts to the Antelope Valley Medical Center without being touched, will appear on your book shelf. But I have to come to terms with the death threats and all that nonsense first. Amazing how national and state politicians let these mostly white Republican males run wild under the radar even though the evidence was always plentiful. Now if I am lying, send the lawsuits over to me because God knows these fools have scared my life and career in many ways and are still wondering what I plan to share via documentation and lots of it in own time. ONE SUCH DISGUSTING ACT THAT DOES MAKE ME SPEAK OUT IS HOW NANCY SMITH, FORMER SUPERINTENDENT OF THE PALMDALE SCHOOL DISTRICT CAN PRETEND HER FINGERS WERE NOT DEEP IN THAT COOKIE JAR.
As a Roman Catholic I am well aware of the history of the church and what priests have been accused of and found guilty of regarding children. We use to tell the same stories to each other when were kids in elementary catholic school regarding the nuns having babies and burying them in the basements of convents. Was that true? I am not sure in the last regard.
But what makes me laugh and yes I said laugh, is that we are so gong ho over the Catholic Church and the Vatican yet I PERSONALLY know of how public school district administrators and principals were enjoying child porn on their school computers. I was one of the highest ranking Black management types, special assistant in a sense, to the Superintendent of the Palmdale School District in 1997 and 1998. Before that I was a consultant for the district on several of its programs. My office was separated from Superintendent Nancy Smith’s office by a door that we would keep ajar so I could hear most things being said in her office. I was her ghost writer for bulletins and supreme confidante. But when it came to things I thought illegal, she never listened. She felt she had the protection of the Republican establishment in an environment that built the B1B bomber, space shuttle and had a myriad of aerospace contracts. The government did not care what went on in the school districts. They just let the powerful white men of the GOP run amuck.
I often told NANCY SMITH that people were watching child porn and having strange conversations on the telephone. As the Director of Public Relations for the district I knew everyone and I was everywhere. SMITH didn’t care. She was more concerned with making “financial deals” that benefitted her vendor friends. She was more concerned with using the services of the international law firm of O’Melveny and Myers to protect her mishandling of funds or passing out of contracts. You have to wonder why a public school district needed such a high profile law firm. I even talked to Warren Christopher, former Secretary of State, who was a partner at O’Melveny about it. I was becoming disgusted and finally stood up and became a WHISTLE BLOWER after asking SMITH to clean up the mess. I wrote freelance columns for major newspapers like the Los Angeles Times at the time, had a highly rated radio talk show, and even traveled the country as a motivational speaker. I thought I would be safe. I even filed a QUI TAM COMPLAINT (whistleblower) federal complaint under seal and THE REPUBLICANS in Lancaster and Palmdale, California still tortured the hell out of me for turning them in.
What is even more interesting is that my evidence shows the Los Angeles County Office of Education did nothing about the porn or the mishandling by Smith of millions of dollars and the courts, Los Angeles County Office of Supervisors representative Michael Antonovich buried his head in the sand. There were some developments thought. Former PALMDALE SCHOOL DISTRICT PRINCIPAL and FORMER HEAD OF THE TEACHER’S UNION Clift Doty got arrested and sent to prison and later former principal and one of Smith’s best buddies ROBERT BERLINER got caught with child porn on his computer. After he found out that he was going to get fired and loose his pension, he resigned to save it. But those aren’t the only two I can tell you about or the only two Nancy Smith ignored.
Now Smith is running for the PALMDALE SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES after retiring as Superintendent. She has unions and all these groups backing her up and I sit here knowing there is a laundry list of illegal activities she engaged in that to me was tantamount to taking money from the classroom to putting it in her associates’ pockets.
IF WE CAN GO BACK AND CHASTISE THE CATHOLIC CHURCH, WHY AREN’T WE HOLDING SOME OF THESE PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT ADMINISTRATORS ACCOUNTABLE FOR SIMILAR ACTS. I remember having a conversation with the Superintendent of the Palmdale School District, Roger Gallizzi, who admitted so much to me that he had found. Look at the quick buy out contract they gave him right before SMITH joined the board when she first left the district as Superintendent. He cannot say anything about all the dirt he found unless he is subpoenaed. And Gallizzi knows dirt about Smith who wants to sit on the board for a second term and keep those fingers in the cookie jar.
And if I am not to be believed, ask Simone Zulu another candidate for the Palmdale Board of Trustees how I got so much information on the district’s Head Start Program theft. Shame on you Zulu for putting me out on a limb back then to protect Head Start dollars and then running and trying to assimilate and lay low while I took all the heat.