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FBI Whistleblower Jane Turner Discusses Her Whistleblowing Experiences

Posted in Government Whistleblowers, News
In an article on the legal news website, Lawyers and Settlements, FBI whistleblower Jane Turner discuses her whistleblowing experiences.  In the article “FBI Whistleblower Regrets Nothing,”  Turner says “It destroyed me to lose the job that meant so much to me.” However, “I thought if I don’t speak up, who will?” she stated. Read the full article here… Continue Reading

Federal Court Challenges Garcetti Policies in Baltimore Police Whistleblower Case

Posted in Government Whistleblowers
in 2006, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Garcetti v. Ceballos, in which they held that government employees are not protected by the First Amendment when they report concerns at work. This awful decision served as an impetus for advocates of employee rights, civil rights, and free speech issues, to band together and demand a comprehensive whistleblower law to protect government employees.  While advocates continue to battle … Continue Reading

Federal Law Enforcement Backs Whistleblower Protection

Posted in FBI Whistleblowers, Government Whistleblowers, Legislation, National Security
I am happy to say that we have received another significant endorsement for federal employee whistleblower protections. The Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association has issued a statement in support of the Whistleblower provisions passed by the House of Representatives in the Economic Stimulus package last week, and is urging the Senate to pass the bill with the whistleblower provisions intact. … Continue Reading

Police Whistleblowing Leads to Legislative Action in Connecticut

Posted in Government Whistleblowers, Legislation
Recently I wrote a blog post on the need for whistleblower protection in the South Carolina State Police and how their upper eschelon was retaliating against troopers who blew the whistle on a fellow officer who intentionally hit a suspect with his car. Although there has been no news of reform out of South Carolina, at least one state is … Continue Reading

South Carolina State Troopers Need Whistleblower Protection

Posted in Government Whistleblowers, News
A troubling whistleblower story has been developing in South Carolina. The federal authorities and  the South Carolina state senate is investigating systematic retaliation by the SC State Police against their own officers who report illegal activity within the agency. Read about it here>> Most recently, whistleblowers’ disclosures there have led to the release of these shocking videos, showing officers using … Continue Reading