HR 1943 Bill Signing: The Official Photograph
The Governor's Office, Olympia, Washington, May 18th, 2015
A letter from my number 1 supporter to the Bellingham Herald.
I doubt they will print it because the Herald are in the business of appearances and protecting establishment status quo, not 'news,' but we'll see.
Also, don't expect any acknowledgement from Elfo or McEachran. Both went into full self-protection/denial mode and buried incriminating evidence that proved what I reported. Fortunately, the Freedom Foundation, the State Legislature and Governor Inslee saw through all of that.
It's also bears noting that County Executive Jack Louws also joined Elfo and McEachran in denying what was reported and declined my formal whistleblower complaints, citing incorrect law in his denials. The whistleblower aspect remains unaddressed and unresolved by Whatcom County officials to this day.
Undoubtedly sending you this missive is akin to beating my head against the wall, but beat away I shall. Yesterday, my husband was one of five men surrounding Gov. Inslee as he signed House Bill 1943 into law. My husband was the whistleblower who provided the information to the Freedom Foundation about the systemic fraud and abuse occurring with electronic home monitoring, aka, ankle bracelets.
My husband, Paul Murphy uncovered this fraud when he was a detective with the Whatcom County Sheriff’s office. The problem was so deep and wide spread that the local FBI agent was brought on board the investigation. When my husband was two weeks away from getting warrants issued against the bail bond companies involved with the abuse, Sheriff Elfo quashed the investigation. He ordered my husband to turn in all his files on the investigation and booted him out of detectives, back to patrol. As soon as it was feasible, the Sheriff fired my husband. We fought back. The County had to cough up 300k for wrongful termination.
opinion, Sheriff Elfo and Dave McEachran have blood on their hands. They
had the opportunity to bring this problem to the light of day back in
2008. They chose to hide it instead. They protected their pride
instead of us. It took my husband, the Freedom Foundation, Rep. Matt
Shea, Rep. Roger Goodman, and King 5 News to fix the problem."
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America The Beautiful
lyrics by Katherine Lee Bates
music by Samuel A. Ward
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A thoroughfare for freedom beat
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Undimmed by human tears!
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