The New York Post runs a stunning report detailing the discrimination lawsuit filed by James T. Hayes Jr., special agent in charge of New York City’s investigations for Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Hayes, a veteran US law enforcement official alleges Homeland Security Chieftain Janet Napolitano pushed him aside to make way for a less-qualified woman who has “enjoyed a long-standing relationship” with Napolitano.
The 21-page complaint, complete with lurid details filed May 21, 2012 can be read here. (Courtesy of Debbie Schlussel),
Hayes, who began his career with the feds as a border patrol agent in 1995, formerly served as director of ICE Detention and Removal Operations in Washington, DC, where he oversaw about 8,500 workers and a $2.5 billion budget. Yet Hayes says he was demoted following President Obama’s election and the appointment of Napolitano.
The court documents also allege that Suzanne Barr, Napolitano’s chief of staff at Immigration and Customs Enforcement, has engaged in “numerous” acts of “sexually offensive behavior” intended to “humiliate and intimidate male employees.”
Arizonans who endured the extreme leftist gubernatorial reign of Janet Napolitano will recall that during her 2002 campaign, Napolitano publicly denied lesbian rumors swirling about her. In this later fawning, puff piece New York Times interview, she declared, “I just happen not to be married.” When asked at that time if she was “seeing anybody now,” she answered more truthfully than was then realized, “Yes, my staff.”
The lawsuit first reported yesterday by blogger Debbie Schlussel identified the woman as Dora Schriro, who was later appointed by Mayor Bloomberg as commissioner of New York City Department of Corrections, a post she still holds. Here the New York Times referred to Schriro as a “veteran correction expert,” when she took a hasty exit from the post overseeing detention of illegal aliens, after a mere month on the job.
Arizonans will recall Schriro being over her head during a 2004 standoff at the Lewis Prison in Buckeye, AZ that was one of the longest in the history of U.S. prisons. Two prison inmates held two women hostage, repeatedly raping and assaulting them for 15 days. One of the victims, a contractor, sued the state for letting violent offenders work with civilians, and won nearly $1 million in a negligence settlement.
Dora Schriro watered-down previous job classification criteria, allowing lifers and other high-risk, violent inmates to hold jobs working with civilians. Local CBS affiliate Channel 5 carried this report.
Seeing Red AZ has an entire category devoted to the deceit and excesses of Janet Napolitano, going back to August 2007, not long after the inception of this blog. For a complete review, click “previous entries” at the bottom left of each page.