Seriously, when does this ever happen? Something must be seriously wrong with the management of the Arizona State University when the state’s Attorney General’s Office is suing them! ASU management will simply throw other people’s money at the problem in hopes it will go away and they will be free to conduct business as usual, just as they did with the 8 police officers who were suing them. We are hoping for a release of some of that information and their evidence to us, so that it can be published. Send it and it will be!
Apparently, times are changing. Hats off the The Arizona Attorney General’s Office for taking this initiative, but we will see if they have what it takes to follow through on behalf of the citizens of Arizona getting stiffed by it’s representatives in State University Government. Is it really any surprise? Our prediction is that corruption will win the day and this will all go away. Why?
ASU has a network of current and former state legislators tied to it in quid pro quo financial exchanges for legislative influence. Is it any wonder that HARVARD commissioned a study finding ARIZONA the MOST CORRUPT STATE IN THE US in a virtual tie with New Jersey. https://ethics.harvard.edu/blog/measuring-illegal-and-legal-corruption-american-states-some-results-safra (Further exploration of this issue will be reserved for another article.)
Typically, we cover the corruption systemic within the Arizona State University Police Department, but there have been some interesting developments lately. Employees of ASUPD have been wondering for decades…how can a top heavy, grossly mismanaged, hobbled, chronically & perennially understaffed police department continue to fail year after year? Enabling. The ASUPD is enabled, expected to be a show of legitimacy without the staffing, training, experience, equipment, and especially the leadership to take it there. Active law enforcement catches real criminals committing real crimes and raises crime statistics, which are a source of bad publicity for ASU because it impacts enrollment $$$. Students are literally endangered and killed year after year because of stat manipulation, propaganda, and misinformation that could have allowed their families to make an informed decision about where their kids would go to school.
The fact is Michael Crow and friends can laud attendance or more money coming in all they want, they compare ASU to Harvard, which it’s not. Harvard understands corruption and they are managed with people who have sense enough not to become the subject of those studies. More money is coming from kids with less and less means to pay back the loans in what’s now a king’s ransom to go to school.
If Attorney General Mark Brnovich and other responsible Arizona leaders are serious they will dig further into what the Arizona State University does with it’s money and CONDUCT A FULL FORENSIC AUDIT. With corruption as common as it is in Arizona, they’ll surely find something worthwhile. (Consider this a draft. More contributions will be coming, we are still dealing with a back log of information and requests from people still at the department, nothing has changed.)
And one more time, for recollection: ASU POLICE MANAGEMENT, Cmdr. William Orr present.