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ISIS has boasted that they would attack American soldiers at recruiting centers and these warnings have yet to change any protection for soldiers at American facilities but the politicians in the White House, Congress, State Capitols and City Halls across America have elaborate concrete barriers, guard posts, armed guards, metal detectors and security cameras to protect themselves from terrorists.Continue Reading
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LEONARDTOWN, MD. – There are now two less St. Mary’s County Maryland Sheriff’s walking the earth.
Sheriff Wayne L. Pettit, who defeated incumbent Sheriff Joe Lee Somerville in the Democratic Primary in 1982 and won reelection twice more in 1986 and 1990 died on Nov. 21, 2014 and Sheriff Ben Burroughs who was elected in 1966 and served one term before being defeated by the late Sheriff Larry Williams in the Democratic Primary in 1970, died on Jan. 2, 2015.Continue Reading
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As St. Mary’s Sheriff Tim Cameron is a state official, indeed a constitutional officer of the state, his staff of clerks and cops are considered county employees and the agency is required by law to be funded by the county commissioners. Therefore, compliance with the state law requiring disclosure of public information to the public could be considered to have to adhere to Executive Orders of the Governor.
Of course, had St. Mary’s County’s Finance Director, Elaine Kramer or County Attorney George Sparling felt compelled to verify the data provided in the Public Information Request, they might have spotted the illegal distribution of employee Social Security numbers to the public. An electronic distribution, as requested for fiscal year 2011, was simple and but four columns, without intricate records of sick leave, annual leave, contributions to pension and FOP dues, worker’s compensation, Medicare contributions and so on.
St. Mary’s County is not the only government entity that makes illegal dumps of social security numbers. The Internal Revenue Service, indeed the very agency caught up in the scandal over illegally auditing conservative groups, the Office of Tax Exempt Organizations, reportedly did an electronic dump of over 100,000 social security numbers in a public information request to PublicResource.org. as reported in Human Events in 2013Continue Reading
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This point in the story of Deputy Greb and Deputy George is where the similarities end.
Deputy Greb, now a civilian St. Mary’s Sheriff’s employee, works as a background investigator collecting an annual salary of $31,640, likely less than half of what he would have been making had he not been shot. He also collects his disability retirement.
Deputy George had to use his own leave until it was exhausted, as after working for about a month, he had to admit he was a physical wreck with the intestinal uproar of a chronically ill person, making it impossible to work. He was diagnosed with classic Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome.
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