Thursday, July 16, 2009

No Wonder We Don't Trust Them....!

I saw this story in the Houston Chronicle...and it made me ill!

When employees of the FedGov act like this, they reflect the attitude of their bosses and their environment! At least, that's my opinion! Somewhere down the line, there should have been safeguards in place to make sure that this sort of thing cannot happen.

Federal probation officer arrested

© 2009 The Associated Press

July 15, 2009, 5:04PM

McALLEN, Texas — A federal probation officer has been arrested on drug trafficking and bribery charges, accused of using government databases to run background checks on truck drivers for a drug-trafficking organization.

Authorities allege that Armando Mora, 36, of Edinburg warned drug traffickers not to hire three truck drivers this year because two were undercover agents and a third was an FBI informant.

Mora was scheduled to make his initial appearance in federal court Thursday. It was not immediately clear if he had hired an attorney.

You have to wonder if his supervisors knew what was going on, and maybe just getting a cut of the action! Even if they didn't know, they should have been of someone accessing the database without clearance and their jobs should be re-evaluated!

Just another example of the power hungry folks in the wrong places higher up! Sort of makes you think that the inmates are in charge of the asylum!

To me, this is the type of case that screams for execution! The same should hold true for ANY government employee found guilty of selling out to criminals or foreign countries...but that's just my opinion!

So much for the saying " Lead by example"...! How about we say "Off with their heads!" instead!

Now, my friends, let's get some fresh coffee and sit on the patio for a bit, OK?


Rae said...

Yes it is blatant job abuse and a crime against our government. There should be severe punishment. People in a position of trust have a duty to honor their country and obey the law.

HermitJim said...

Hey Rae...
Good morning to ya...! I think part of the problem with crooks like this, is that there is so much money tempting them. It's a shame that people don't have the moral fiber to withstand the temptation!

Thanks so much for the visit!

JoJo said...

We had 2 cops here who where into child porn and doing it right at the station on the computers. Then while they were under investigation they were on payed leave.
Jim I sent you an e-mail with the site for the cabin.
Coffee is extra good today, lets sit on the porch it sure is pretty this morning.

Anonymous said...

Two golden rules when dealing with those in positions of authority (oddly, these are the same rules used by many who are actually in authority):

1) Question everything.
2) When accused: Admit nothing, deny everything, and make counteraccusations.

HermitJim said...

Hey JoJo...
I got the link you sent, but I had sent you another one with a larger cabin on it! Oh, and I have those blueprints you talked about!

Don't even get me started on child porn ...I have a really special treatment in mind for them!

Good to see you, sweetie!

Hey Ranger...
Sounds like good advice to me! I try and keep as low profile as possible to avoid any situation that might lead to being hassled.

I appreciate you dropping by today, my friend!

Anonymous said...

Morning HJ,
Got my "patio time" in without skunks this morning. At least the four legged kind. As far as the two-legged kind goes - Hang em!! The rope can be recycled.

HermitJim said...

Hey YOF...
Glad you didn't have to resort to gun fire to enjoy your coffee this morning, my friend!

Good point on the rope...!

Thanks for coming by today, buddy!

JoJo said...

I did get the larger cabin but I still like the small one better. Much more cozy.

Kyddryn said...

That just made me ill, Mister Hermit, sir...bleh...

Bad enough to sell out, but to put others in danger for their greed?? Oh,, no, no, unacceptable...and there's a special place for people like that. I doing this, he basically sold the lives of those what's a human life worth, these days? A few hundred? A few thousand?

Sad...and stupid...and so pointless, if we'd stop making laws about what people may do to or take into their bodies (providing they don't do anyone else harm). Sigh.

I wish I could say I was surprised...but I'm not.

Shade and Sweetwater,
K (who wonders what happened to humanity...)

HermitJim said...

Hey K...
I'm afraid that folks like this don't care much for humanity or their fellow man.

As we have witnessed so many times as of late, human life is not worth much to many of the people in charge!

Thanks so much for dropping by today, my friend!

Anonymous said...

Law enforcement officers who use their position to aid law breakers should get the maximum penalty as far as I'm concerned.

I'm typing this in McAllen, and can honestly report it seems that this year, at least once a week, a LEO or local government employee is getting busted for criminal acts. So sad.