Does anyone honestly believe that when Tom Angel was working for the Burbank Police Department he never “forwarded” any of those ethnic jokes to people within the City of Burbank’s email system?
He only sent them to outside parties? He never wanted to share the fun with his fellow employees?
Of course not.
It’s highly suspect that the only such internal email that Albano did release was the one to Denis Cremins about the “72 virgins” question. You mean there was never anything else in a similar vein, even if only sent to Cremins?
No jokes at all, eh. How could that possibly be?
No, Albano and the city manager are sitting on a number of other such city related emails from Angel. But to release them to the public would immediately raise the question about why those other city folks never bothered to report this discriminatory behavior to their superiors or city council members. Or even to a federal agency or two, considering the ongoing outside investigation and lawsuits over Portos and Pavelka.
Raising other names would also call into question these fellow employees’ own possible participation in the fun. Like they would never send anything back? She’d have to release those, too.
Albano and the city manager are clearly hiding more derogatory evidence of employee misconduct and discriminatory behavior, and possibly on a large scale while the Portos police mess was still ongoing. Think our city council cares?
We also still want to know where Councilman Rogers was during that same time period. Does anyone remember him speaking out about this mega-controversy publicly?
We recall him being conspicuously silent and absent from the scene. And when almost no one else was.
Will doesn’t like it when we ask these questions, because it gives credence to our long-held suspicion that he was quietly working on behalf of the city in an opposition research/PR role. Years ago Bud Ovrom wanted him to do so on behalf of the city’s then-airport issues, and then hide him under Peter Kirsch’s attorney budget. So it’s not that odd an idea.
So what else was it? Was he out of town during that entire time period?