NM 1 Congressional candidate; Darren White, linked to felony cover up.
Politicians agree that if you have a problem, you should get it on the record asap. Otherwise, not only do you have to explain the misconduct, you have to explain the cover up as well.
Covering up misconduct is always worse than the misconduct itself, which can often be explained away by a moment of weakness or carelessness.
Covering up is an ongoing choice to be dishonest.
Bernalillo County Sheriff, Darren White, has had more than a year to be honest with stakeholders concerning the felony criminal misuse of an NCIC data base under his oversight; on his watch.
He is yet to offer a candid, forthright, and honest explanation, defense, or even acknowledgment of the allegation that senior members of the leadership of the Albuquerque Public Schools used his data base to harass and intimidate whistle blowers.
The local District Attorney, Kari Brandenburg has been charged with determining whether or not the evidence supports the filing of criminal charges. She has had that charge for more than a year, without resolution. She too, has been implicated in the cover up of the public corruption and criminal conspiracy in the leadership of the Albuquerque Public Schools (Police Department).
She too, refuses to offer any manner of candid, forthright, and honest explanation of her failure to act on the evidence in her possession.
Why are public servants allowed "no comment" in response to legitimate questions about their public service?
The legitimate question is;
What did Darren White have to do with the felony criminal misuse of the sophisticated and supposedly "secure" data base that was entrusted to him by the FBI?
White's response so far is, no comment.
At Diogenes' six, I have consistently argued that stonewalling is unethical, and it is dishonest. It is a coward's way of "pleading the fifth."
And if Darren White had any explanation at all, to offer to voters, he should have done so, long, long, ago. Because now, not only does he owe voter stakeholders an honest explanation of his part in the scandal, but also an honest explanation, defense, or even acknowledgment of his part in the cover up.