JAMES MADISON QUOTE - 1822

"A popular government without popular information, or the means of acquiring it, is but a Prologue to a Farce or a Tragedy; or, perhaps both. Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power knowledge gives."

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Friday, February 5, 2016

“Deep Throat” (Informant), Part 5, City of Scottsboro Employee Comes Forward - Intimidation and Request for Information

Scottsboro City Hall (photo by G. Morgan)

There has been much information gained and distributed. The information contained and facts in parts 1 thru 4 have been confirmed. There is some information that will not be distributed to protect the innocent. 

*Prior to Part 6 being published*
There is a concern regarding the fair application of policy and how actions are carried forth within the City of Scottsboro by some Department Heads and the Mayor. I have received considerable information from the "Deep Throat" informant which is confirmed. At this point we would like to know if there are other employees of the City of Scottsboro who would like to come forward and tell of their experiences regarding actions which may be considered unfair or violate policy of the City of Scottsboro, but you are scared to come forward due to retaliation. I'll assure you that all informants identification will be kept confidential. 

To the Mayor of Scottsboro and others within the City of Scottsboro, public employees or those acting in behalf of political officials, or others - I'm tired of threats and intimidation. I have filed several complaints with the Scottsboro Police Department regarding everything from harassing communications to terrorist threats. For 8 years I've had to put up with threats and defaming actions placed forth on al.com's Scottsboro forums when public information is disseminated. There is an intentional effort to block the dissemination of public information by tyrants within this city. The threats and defamation continues today. The most recent complaint of Harassing Communications was filed on January 17, 2016 - this involved a threat to kill me. The threat said specifically: "I do not want to fill out the paper work if I kill your sorry azz." SPD Case # 16-00104 (0)

If anyone can identify the person(s) who has made threats and defamed for the past 8 years or knows who has made current threats and harassing communications, please post in the comments section, or contact Detective Putnam of the Scottsboro Police Department - 256-574-4468 ext. 339, thank you.

Recent post string copy, since removed, related to harassing communications threat. Copy attached to police report.
Click on image for an expanded view.

UPDATE - April 5, 2016  Stalking, Harassing Communications - 2nd post which indicates stalking, Wardcleaver10 quote - "...I know where he lives, hangs out and other particulars..."  This posting on Scottsboro's Al.com forum has been sent to the Scottsboro Police Department regarding case # 16-00104 (0) 

UPDATE - April 6, 2016 - Many thanks to the Scottsboro Police Department, Detective Putman, for identifying the culprit who had been entering Harassing Communications and threats for 8 years. As it turns out, the perpetrator is a disabled old feller who resides on Sand Mountain and is in a bad state physically and probably has an alcohol addiction. May God help your soul and may you find peace in your days on this earth. At this time I am not asking for prosecution, if it continues there will be action taken.

"Don't be intimidated,"  ( http://www.plea.org/legal_resources/?a=303 ) The conduct displayed in the above video, and copy of harassment, threats, stalking  and harassing communications are illegal. 

The harassment and stalking of city public employees facilitated by political officials, and confirmed by interviews with public employees in the City of Scottsboro is disturbing. Will incidents of stalking, threats and harassing communications be referred for prosecution? That will be determined by outcomes of investigations. Note Scottsboro Police Department contact info below the above video.

Where there is a management style of fear and threats instead of  proven principles of leadership, it has become necessary to expose that which may cost the citizens dearly in assets, revenue and personnel. I ask you citizens of Scottsboro - Is this the political leadership you desire?

Ways to contact: 1) Face Book Messenger - Garry L. Morgan,  Scottsboro. If you will scroll down on this blog page you will notice my Face Book badge listing on the right hand column about half way down the page; 2) post a reply as a comment to this article below. I review all comment posts, list contact info and I will get in touch with you, but will not post the comment. 

This series will continue - This is a pause to demonstrate exactly what this is about, to expose corruption within the City of Scottsboro by political and appointed officials, and to allow others input who are employees of the City of Scottsboro if they desire. I'll assure you that any informants identity will be kept confidential.

UPDATE, Feb. 6, 2015 - A Blast from the Past - "Potter's integrity should not be questioned," says the local newspaper publisher. Content of article, personnel management policy involving historical negligent actions by Scottsboro Mayors. 

A Letter Never Published

Building a negligent political power structure of subjective, discriminatory management instead of representing the people of Scottsboro with an objective performance appraisal system regarding Scottsboro Employees. ( Plainly -  kiss the "mayor's ass" and you get what you want, instead of professional performance management system which fairly and objectively evaluates employees.)

January 30, 2014 -

A repeat from last Thursday’s column lead off paragraph and a reply to Mr. Shurett’s Friday column: “The City of Scottsboro has a problem with its performance appraisal system. This reoccurring historical problem is based on city leadership at the elected level failing to improve Scottsboro’s Performance Employee Evaluation System.” This comment is an opinion based on years of education and experience, it is not a rumor. 

 A question of integrity, the City of Scottsboro’s Integrity concerning a fair and honest system of performance evaluations for each employee is questionable. That is not a rumor, it is an opinion.

Scottsboro does not have a system in place that utilizes an objective, measurable, performance appraisal system; it is a subjective, opinion based performance appraisal system. Every personnel problem coming before Scottsboro’s Personnel Board in the last 10 years, where a public meeting has been held that I have witnessed, has been the result of no contractual, objective performance appraisal standards.  This paragraph is not a rumor; it is both fact and opinion

Are our elected officials responsible for the integrity of an effective, objective system of performance standards?  YES. Our elected officials must insure that all employees are accountable by the implementation of a fair and equitable set of objective, measurable performance standards.  That is not a rumor, that is a system of professional, accountable government. 

As long as Scottsboro’s City Leadership are not working toward a modern system of objective, measurable, contractual performance standards the taxpayers have a liability. That is my opinion based on years of management education and experience, not a rumor.

It is also not a rumor but a fact that Scottsboro’s Street Department has been embroiled in numerous problems. Some of those problems have resulted in numerous personnel policy and law violations by city employees. 

The Mayors integrity is not in question, there is a question of whether this historical problem will continue and Mayor Potter will take action to correct this deficiency in our city’s personnel management process. There is good reason for the citizens to be concerned – lawsuits from past and current employees, continuing problems in the Street Department, and a deficient personnel management appraisal system;  not rumors – concern, facts and opinion.
Garry Morgan

To this day, February 7, 2016, there has been no application of an objective measurable performance  appraisal system implemented in the City of Scottsboro. The mayor has been repeatedly advised that he should take action to improve Scottsboro's lacking performance appraisal system. Unfortunately, individuals such as our current mayor, had rather have a system of personnel management which is non-objective and subjective based on his and his pals power motivations, not a performance oriented fair system of personnel management.

On January 30, 2014 the mayors integrity was not in question, that is not the situation at this time, his integrity and actions are very much in question.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Garry thank you for all the information you have provided. I am a city employee at the street dept. I have personally seen “the Street Department Head” (name redacted) play favorites and treats other employees like crap. “The Street Department Head” (name redacted) has a very hateful mouth on him. One of his favorite things to say to some of the guys is..... Mighty white of you. That is a very racist thing to say but everyone knows you can't go to our fake of a mayor because they are good buddies. No way he will get in trouble for anything. "The Street Department Head" (name redacted) wastes tax payer dollars on driving his city truck around for personal use. It's in our city handbook you can't do that. I’m sure there has got to be some kinda gas report for every vehicle the city has. Garry you should request copies of the last couple of months and see how much gas “the Street Department Head” (name redacted) has used on the tax payers dollar. You can tell our fake of a mayor and “the Street Department Head” (name redacted) are good buddies because they act just a like. Both are fake and snakes in the grass. (Names have been removed from this posting by site administrator - significant content remains intact, anonymous posting received on Feb. 5, 2016. Person making the post contacted me to confirm his story. If you will note, this story compliments "Deep Throat, Scottsboro Informant Part 3," displaying personal use of city vehicle photographs. )

Anonymous said...

I thought it was illegal to take money,trips,gifts,etc. from Companies that do work for cities like The CITY OF SCOTTSBORO. Someone may want to see if Street Department Head has done this lately. Maybe hunting trips down south.

Garry said...

Trips paid for by contractors, such as a hunting trip or a vacation, may be a serious ethics violation. Rumor or allegations is not enough, dates and statements to authorities are required. This is the web site to the Alabama Ethics Commission, contact info may be found on the site. cut and paste this link for more info: http://ethics.alabama.gov/default2.aspx For me to act, I need specific dates and place of travel and who paid for the trip. I'll also need for you to contact me personally. I keep all sources confidential.

Anonymous said...

Ol Scottsboro Confidential called this guy out 2 months ago. He made a mistake in posting a Facebook link. I followed the link and scrolled through about 500 likes and found ol Jimmy from Henegar had liked the post. I called him out on al.com stating that he also has a crown vic. Was ol Scottsboro Confidential correct on this? Keep up the good work. If this was him, he would appreciate a shout out!