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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

The Jawa Report Covers What Media Isn't

A blackout of news coverage as a Google search shows only The Jawa Report covering Top Ohio homeland security officials falsifying credentials and obtaining fake diplomas.

Now comes our inside correspondent with potentially earth-shattering details:

Despite the information I've already provided it is difficult to understate how absolutely corrupt and incompetent our department really is. Most of our leadership are [Gov.] Strickland flunkies and flacks who only have their high-paying jobs because of their political connections. This is nothing new in state government, but the ramifications of such corruption and ineptitude in the agency responsible for our state's homeland security are dire.

For instance, many of our top leaders have inflated their resumes and some have falsified their credentials. I've seen the personnel files for our department, and we have a number of people who have obtained fake degrees from diploma mills. One example I know of first hand is Olen Martin, task force coordinator of our Northern Border Initiative. He not only has one fake degree; in fact, he has two that he cited to get employment here. He is hardly alone in our office. It is truly an insult to those of us who spent years in college and graduate studies that we sometimes work for and are paid less than these frauds.

The leadership problems in our department start from the top down. Bill Vedra never served a day on duty in law enforcement and is a retired firefighter. That is certainly a noble profession, but it hardly qualifies him to be our state's homeland security director. The only reason he is here is because of his political connections to Strickland.

The situation in our state is extremely dangerous, much more than our leadership is willing to publicly admit - even to our elected officials. The flunkies and flacks who run this department are going to get people in our state killed. And when that happens, it will be a very short line from those engaged in terrorist acts and those who encouraged it. Those encouraging it include groups that we continue to work with despite their known terrorist ties, usually escorted into our offices by Omar Alomari. And the politically-connected people in our office with no experience, padded resumes and fake degrees who will have allowed this situation to occur will be the ones promoted when there are dead citizens in our streets.

Checking the LinkedIn profile for Olen Martin (don't worry Mr. Martin, we've got screenshots and printed copies to post once you delete the information), who heads up the Northern Border Initiative, finds that he lists both a bachelors and masters degrees from "Suffield University". But a fifteen second check on the internet finds that "Suffield University" is an illegal diploma mill.

Sure enough the page was removed and as promised The Jawa Report provided the screen shots to prove it was there originally.

Why isn't the press covering this?