♦ “Sooner or later if consciences go unanswered, present and former city employees are likely to obtain whistleblower protections. The obvious can’t be hidden for long. The story is already arriving on our doorsteps in large chunks. The outcry that city council stayed too long will grow in intensity.” RFP
Ironically on the Thursday after Salisbury City Manager Doug Paris was “mutually Terminated” and Public Information Officer Elaney Hasselmann “resigned” with no immediate job prospects, the United States Supreme Court ruled in favor of the First Amendment protections of public employee whistleblowers. Public employee whistleblowers are now protected from job retaliation when they are called upon to testify in court about official corruption. All across the United States whistleblower advocates loudly cheered the unanimous Supreme Court decision.
The RFP acknowledges the Supreme Court Decision’s power to encourage more government employees to come out of hiding and cooperate with prosecutors in public…
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