Monday, October 30, 2006

Mr. Ben Blanco was let go free through the pressures of an in house counsel who had his own interest above the interest of the students

How can the Del Mar College system protect our students as it is intended; if the Del Mar College system is protecting itself?

"Birds of a feather, flock together!"??

I just wonder if Mr. Ben Blanco told the entire story. Did he mention the complete story to all of his supporters at Mr. Carlos Garcia's "Rally of Purity" last week? At the B.O.R. meeting, I do believe that Mr. Blanco failed to mention some key points.:

1) He forgot to say that his Accusers/(Really Victims) (yes there were more than one) never once changed or altered their story.

2) Did he mention that when they tried to collaborate together with Ms. Cox to repeat their stories some of them were banned from doing so because they "no longer attended Del Mar" according to in house counsel?

3) However, through a corrupt system (as outlined and discussed in Theresa Cox Vs. Del Mar College); I would say that Mr. Ben Blanco was let go free through the pressures of an in house counsel who had his own interest above the interest of the students and victims of this predator. The system which is supposed to in fact, protect our children/students under Title IX Federal Law; is in fact doing the opposite. Some big mistakes were made in the Sexual Harassment investigations against Mr.Blanco according to Theresa Cox. Oh yeah - Del Mar Men have created a great 'Buddy System' just like the infamous Tom Foley and his insiders who have known for years about this "knew" news. Additionally, the entire grieving process is so corrupt and discouraging that any person who wasn't already mentally beat from the Face-to-Face abuse (sexual or otherwise) would become overwhelmed and feel overpowered by the Del Mar Men - "The Machine". For a female victim to have to face a male under this condition is just CRAZY! P.S.

4) What about Mr. Blanco taking pics of his interns "boobs". Did he mention that one?

5) What about changing grades of students who would discount victims who were complaining? Check it out - the truth will always seek it's own way out - in this case I would like to quote a favorite saying of my fathers. "Birds of a feather flock together!" I submit to you that Mr. Garcia and his supporters are all guilty of this horrible violation against our youth. One last question, how can the system protect our students as it is intended if the system is protecting itself?

Friday, October 27, 2006

Mike West: True or False?

How can the Del Mar College system protect our students as it is intended; if the Del Mar College system is protecting itself?

"Birds of a feather, flock together!"??

I just wonder if Mr. Ben Blanco told the entire story. Did he mention the complete story to all of his supporters at Mr. Carlos Garcia's "Rally of Purity" last week? At the B.O.R. meeting, I do believe that Mr. Blanco failed to mention some key points.:

1) He forgot to say that his Accusers/(Really Victims) (yes there were more than one) never once changed or altered their story.

2) Did he mention that when they tried to collaborate together with Ms. Cox to repeat their stories some of them were banned from doing so because they "no longer attended Del Mar" according to in house counsel?

3) However, through a corrupt system (as outlined and discussed in Theresa Cox Vs. Del Mar College); I would say that Mr. Ben Blanco was let go free through the pressures of an in house counsel who had his own interest above the interest of the students and victims of this predator. The system which is supposed to in fact, protect our children/students under Title IX Federal Law; is in fact doing the opposite. Some big mistakes were made in the Sexual Harassment investigations against Mr.Blanco according to Theresa Cox. Oh yeah - Del Mar Men have created a great 'Buddy System' just like the infamous Tom Foley and his insiders who have known for years about this "knew" news. Additionally, the entire grieving process is so corrupt and discouraging that any person who wasn't already mentally beat from the Face-to-Face abuse (sexual or otherwise) would become overwhelmed and feel overpowered by the Del Mar Men - "The Machine". For a female victim to have to face a male under this condition is just CRAZY! P.S.

4) What about Mr. Blanco taking pics of his interns "boobs". Did he mention that one?

5) What about changing grades of students who would discount victims who were complaining? Check it out - the truth will always seek it's own way out - in this case I would like to quote a favorite saying of my fathers. "Birds of a feather flock together!" I submit to you that Mr. Garcia and his supporters are all guilty of this horrible violation against our youth. One last question, how can the system protect our students as it is intended if the system is protecting itself?

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Del Mar College Liability? The Board of Regents knew of this affair.

Dalia Hernandez (HA 136 698-1264) works for Cash Management at Del Mar College. Her sister-in-law is her supervisor Minnie (Herminia) Hernandez (HA141 698-1265). Dalia is rumored to have had an affair with Dr. Garcia and they were seen going out for lunch together on many occasions. Dalia’s husband was seen at Del Mar College on at least three occasions by witnesses. He is rumored to have complained that his wife was “f******” Dr. Garcia and wanted the College to take some kind of action to stop the affair. He is rumored to have complained in person in the College’s offices directly to Minnie Hernandez, his wife’s supervisor and sister-in-law, as well as Minnie’s supervisor VP Joe Alaniz. He was also seen sitting in the waiting room of President Dr. Garcia. Apparently everyone was aware of this affair. There should also be written documentation concerning these complaints. The Board of Regents knew of this affair.



In the case of Ms. Lopez, Dr. Garcia against the advise of VP Rosie Garcia and others met in private with Ms. Lopez after regular business hours. That several employees were aware of these meetings. Further, at least one employee had similar experiences and explained those experiences in a way that mirrored Ms. Lopez’s complaints.



As for the victim of the thong incident it is rumored that Regent Bill Martin was asking questions about the incident back in 2004. This would indicate that members of the Board of Regents knew about this sexual harassment and have done nothing for nearly two years.



I am writing this to help you confirm your information. The informant wishes to remain anonymous.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

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Dear Mr Westergren,

With all due respect to you and your clients Carlos Garcia & Ben L Blanco; please, by all means continue with the due process. It will be a fresh start for DMC. At least finally, we will be able to witness the Due Process work at Del Mar, for once without it being thwarted. Now, as an extravagantly compensated (overpaid) Attorney (In House Counsel) I am sure you are aware that Defamation, Libel and Slander are not applicable when the published statements are true.

Definitions of slander on the Web: words falsely spoken that damage the reputation of another aspersion: an abusive attack on a person's character or good name defame: charge falsely or with malicious intent; attack the good name and reputation of someone; "The journalists have defamed me!" "The article in the paper sullied my reputation" -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Notice the key word is falsely. What you term slander in the written world is termed LIBEL Defamation of an individual or individuals in a published work, with malice aforethought.

  • In litigation, the falsity of the libel ous statements or representations, as well the intention of malice, has to be proved for there to be libel.


In addition, financial damages to the parties so libeled must be incurred as a result of the material in question for there to be an assessment of the amount of damages to be awarded to a claimant. ...

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&hs=VIm&lr=&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&defl=en&q= define:libel&sa=X&oi=glossary


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Thank You for your input Mr Westergren!

Sincerely,

Jaime Kenedeno

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Written by Anonymous

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Registered Incumbent "will not vote for any incumbent....."

I live in the district represented by Olga Gonzalez and I am a stout
supporter of Elva Estrada
...I do not know if Israel Garcia or Nick Adame are
running At Large or in a district...if At Large, I will definitely vote for
them...as for Linda Garcia, I do not know who she is but I wouldn't support
Gabe Rivas if he was running for Dog Catcher
....I believe he is only
interested in what's good for Gabe and not the students and/or tax payers.

I will tell you this....there are 144 registered voters throughout Nueces
County and they all come to me to ask who to vote for...once I know who is
representing what district, they will not vote for any incumbent.....

I believe that anyone who vies for an elected office and gets elected, needs
to know that he/she were elected on the platform they presented....and
should be held accountable, no one is above the law....

Submitted By Registered Voter




Kenedeno & Associates Editorial Blue Ribbon Committee Responds to Article Published By Corpus Christi Caller Times Editorial Board on October 15,2006

There’s more……….



Wednesday, October 18, 2006

DMC Regent Choices Are Becoming Clear

We must ask ourselves who is the best person for the JOB and acknowledge the deeds (good, bad, fulfilled, and unfulfilled) of the Current BOR.

Will Howard Karsh or Israel Garcia set out to accomplish these goals? Has any of the incumbents gravitated toward any of these goals?

Will Nick Adame perform in the best interest of Del Mar College and it's students? Joseph Ramirez has proven he stands firmly on the side of the President and current administration / BOR. Mr Boggs is Pro Establishment as well. Minnie, a very respectable lady; has been lackluster at best.

Linda Garcia or Gabe Rivas? Gabe has sided against placing the President on Administrative leave and in doing so demonstrates DMC as a multi-tiered system with respect to due process and civil rights of students

Who is Linda Garcia? We will be profiling the choices we believe can & will affect Positive Change at Del Mar College.

Olga Gonzalez or Elva Estrada? Olga is another silenced (censored) incumbent with her hands tied. Elva will affect Positive Change and she has the network to help her achieve these goals. She can and will stand up to Chris Adler.

Thank You for the input. Yes SIR DMC and Accused are Guilty. How much did it cost US? Another Tax Increase?

"With this payoff we will never see a trial which would make the facts of the case public to everyone. So Del Mar covers up their guilt again and the pay off comes out of the taxpayers pocket. So much for the DMC lawyers lies and bluffs."

anonymous

Regents approve settlement in Del Mar harassment suit

By Israel Saenz Caller-Times
October 18, 2006

Del Mar College Board of Regents voted to approve settlements Tuesday in civil rights lawsuits filed by a former instructor and former student against the college and six current and former school officials.

Del Mar attorney Augustin Rivera said regents approved the settlement Tuesday at the board's meeting. The settlements will not be finalized unless the plaintiffs - former Del Mar criminology instructor Alberto Benitez and former Del Mar student Melody Lopez - approve it, Rivera said.




The possible settlement was first tentatively agreed upon by Del Mar, Benitez and Lopez attorneys in September. Neither Benitez nor his attorney, Robert Heil, returned messages Tuesday.

Benitez and Melody Lopez filed the lawsuit in September 2005, alleging school officials unlawfully terminated Benitez's employment after he supported Lopez's claim of racial harassment by a Del Mar employee.

Rivera said a tentative agreement was reached last month after federal Chief Judge Hayden W. Head Jr. dismissed civil rights violations claims against six of the college's current and former officials in a pre-trial hearing Sept. 7.

Head did not dismiss the suit's claims against the college as a whole.

Benitez's and Lopez's suit states college officials played a role in either Benitez's termination or retaliation against Lopez, who the suit states officials expelled from the college in September 2004.

Del Mar College Regents Race Must Produce For Our Youth

Product name: Del Mar College Board of Regents Positions For Positive Change

Product category (or industry): Del Mar College Board of Regents Leadership

Top 10 Features (What regent can provide)

Benefits (Why it is important)

Proof (Why it is true)

1. Can Provide New Direction For College

DMC needs to be redirected and the only way this will happen is through new unleaveraged leadership.

The Scandalous Tenure of DMC President Carlos Garcia is staining the perception / image of DMC. Regents are not acting in the best interest of DMC. Parents are enrolling their daughters elsewhere

2. Will work to establish a Transparent architecture

A transparent structure is important because it will allow the public to observe their tax dollars at work from the detailed micromanagement level . Allowing public scrutiny by providing digital access while nurturing public engagement as a balance.

The questionable behavior of DMC leaders and the secrecy / lgitimacy of the contract / awarding / overrun processes coupled with the clandestine undernetwork that controls huge amounts of our money. The highest taxing entity in Nueces County is DMC (according to documents).

3. reform travel guidelines

President has too much authority to influence Regents using travel liberties.

Records indicate certain regents benefit from these perks handed out by President Garcia and their performance as trustee of DMC is compromised when choosing between Dr Garcia’s well being and DMC’s best interest.

4. Reform Student Government

5. Progress Per Rangel Report “Positive Change”

We paid for the consulting. The Report Knowledge Level of the Candidates is an important attribute

Read the Rangel Report.

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Saturday, October 07, 2006

Ben Blanco CG & the Del Mar Men's Club have created a great 'Buddy System' just like the infamous Tom Foley and his insiders

I just wonder if Mr. Ben Blanco told the entire story. Did he mention the complete story to all of his supporters at Mr. Carlos Garcia's "Rally of Purity" last week. At the B.O.R. meeting, I do believe that Mr. Blanco failed to mention some key points. 1) He forgot to say that his Accussers/(Really Victims) (yes there were more than one) never once changed or altered their story. 2) Did he mention that when they tried to collaborate together with Ms. Cox to repeat their stories some of them were ban from doing so because they "no longer attended Del Mar" according to in house counsel. However, through a corrupt system (as outlined and discussed in Theresa Cox Vs. Del Mar College) I would say that Mr. Ben Blanco was let go free through the pressures of an in house counsel who had his own interest above the interest of the students and victims of this preditor. The system which is supposed to in fact protect our children/students under Title IX Federal Law is infact doing the opposite. Some big mistakes were made in the Sexual Harrassment investigations against Mr.Blanco according to Theresa Cox. Oh yeah - Del Mar Men have created a great 'Buddy System' just like the infamous Tom Foley and his insiders who have known for years about this "knew" news. Additionally, the entire grieving process is so corrupt and discouraging that any person who wasn't already mentally beat from the Face-to-Face abuse (sexual or otherwise) would become overwhelmed and feel overpowered by the Del Mar Men - "The Machine". For a female victim to have to face a male under this condition is just CRAZY! P.S. 4)What about Mr. Blanco taking pics of his interns "boobs". Did he mention that one? 5)What about changing grades of students who would discount victims who were complaining? Check it out - the truth will always seek it's own way out - in this case I would like to quote a favorite saying of my fathers. "Birds of a fether, flock together!" I submit to you that Mr. Garcia and his supporters are all guilty of this horrible violation against our youth. One last question, how can the system protect our students as it is intended if the system is protecting itself?

Nemo

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Del Mar College Liability? The Board of Regents knew of this affair.

Dalia Hernandez (HA 136 698-1264) works for Cash Management at Del Mar College. Her sister-in-law is her supervisor Minnie (Herminia) Hernandez (HA141 698-1265). Dalia is rumored to have had an affair with Dr. Garcia and they were seen going out for lunch together on many occasions. Dalia’s husband was seen at Del Mar College on at least three occasions by witnesses. He is rumored to have complained that his wife was “f******” Dr. Garcia and wanted the College to take some kind of action to stop the affair. He is rumored to have complained in person in the College’s offices directly to Minnie Hernandez, his wife’s supervisor and sister-in-law, as well as Minnie’s supervisor VP Joe Alaniz. He was also seen sitting in the waiting room of President Dr. Garcia. Apparently everyone was aware of this affair. There should also be written documentation concerning these complaints. The Board of Regents knew of this affair.



In the case of Ms. Lopez, Dr. Garcia against the advise of VP Rosie Garcia and others met in private with Ms. Lopez after regular business hours. That several employees were aware of these meetings. Further, at least one employee had similar experiences and explained those experiences in a way that mirrored Ms. Lopez’s complaints.



As for the victim of the thong incident it is rumored that Regent Bill Martin was asking questions about the incident back in 2004. This would indicate that members of the Board of Regents knew about this sexual harassment and have done nothing for nearly two years.



I am writing this to help you confirm your information. The informant wishes to remain anonymous.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Jorge Rangel: Dreams of Elaborate (elastic) Policies and Shifting Sands of Due Process. How many "DUBBLE TALKS" can you find in the Paragraphs Below?

Jorge Rangel: Dreams of Elaborate (elastic) Policies and Shifting Sands of Due Process. How many "DUBBLE TALKS" can you find in the Paragraphs Below?


Not even one peep (re:identity). Ask Blanco why Kenedeno & Associates are here




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Monday, October 02, 2006

WATT will happen 2 morrow @ the Regents Meeting with CG who LOVES TA. Also, there is an individual (per Cox v. DMC) Who's Welfare is Threatened

Called Meeting of the Board of Regents
12:00 noon, Tuesday, October 3, 2006


The agenda has been posted at http://www.delmar.edu/adminutes/agenda/cagenda.pdf


Susie Kaspar
Executive Assistant to the President
DEL MAR COLLEGE
101 Baldwin Boulevard
Corpus Christi, Texas 78404
(361) 698-1035 (telephone)
(361) 698-1559 (fax)



I would not question the "innocent until proven guilty" safeguard that protects us all and justly so, but there is an elephant in the room and its presence is disturbing the welfare of the college.

According to the Policy and Procedures Manual:

B5.42.4 . . . During the pendency of an investigation or an appeal of a sexual harassment complaint, the [accused] employee . . . may be placed on administrative leave with pay . . . .

This seems to me an eminently reasonable way to protect the health of the college while administrative and/or legal procedures go forward investigating the alleged sexual harassment of a student of the college by a college employee. It has the appearance of proactivity, it protects the employee from any unfair presumption of guilt, it allows the investigation to proceed in a neutral climate, and it has the potential of calming public and press enthusiasm.

I am hopeful, then, that the Board of Regents will place President Garcia on administrative leave until such time as the sexual harassment charges against him are adjudicated by legal authority. Were he to place the well-being of the college ahead of the quest for personal "vindication," Dr. Garcia could spare the Regents the trouble.

Ken


Ken L. Weatherbie, D.A.
Professor of History
Department of Social Sciences
Del Mar College





Ken, you may be right, and I make no particular brief for Garcia, one way or the other, but here are a few questions:

1. Technically, Policy 5.42.4 probably doesn?t apply to the president since the actions that are described there (like reassignment or placement on administrative leave) can be taken against students or employees only by the ?appropriate Vice President,? a condition that doesn?t apply in the president?s case. Nevertheless, it?s pretty clear that the board has the power to place the president on paid administrative leave if it wants to. But the principle that?s used in the policy?at least for the part of the policy that has to do with reassignment?involves a case where continued employment in a particular position would ?threaten the welfare? of a student or other employee. Is there anything about the current situation that indicates that anyone?s welfare is threatened by the president?s continued employment in his current position?

2. How would putting the president on administrative help to protect him ?from any unfair presumption of guilt,? especially if the ?continued threat? principle above is used? It seems to me that placing him on administrative would make most people more likely to assume that he is guilty, whether there?s anything to the charges or not. After all, the policy says ?may,? which for most people probably implies that the action is more likely to be taken if there?s substantial evidence the person is guilty, whether that?s really true or not. And, of course, we don?t know.

3. By calling for the placement of the president on administrative leave, are we applying the same standard that we would apply to a faculty member accused of the same thing? In fact, on the rare occasions when it?s happened, I don?t think that generally faculty members or others have been placed on administrative leave. There could be exceptions to this that I?m not aware of, but it?s probably safe to say that the faculty hasn?t generally called for that action to be taken against anyone, but particularly against faculty members.

4. Finally, how will placing the president on administrative leave have the ?potential of calming public and press enthusiasm?? It seems to me that it?d have just the opposite effect. These are juicy charges and people are naturally inclined to believe them, whether they?re true or not, and, of course, a story like this is a natural for the media. I think it?d make the ?scandal? bigger than it needs to be, at least at present.

Presumably, of course, the regents know more about these charges than we do. The rest of us just don?t know. But I?d be very reluctant to abandon the hallowed ?innocent until proven guilty? principle?it?s a good one. So unless there?s some real threat to someone?s welfare, it?s hard to see how much good can be served by taking the action you?re calling for at this point......................................JC

John,
You may be correct. At least, I can find little fault with your reply. My concern is more with the potential impact these things likely have on the president. I don't believe I could do a good job as an instructor with a lawsuit or two hanging over my head. These types of things have to be distracting. I would likely spend most of my time trying to figure out a good defense, whether or not I was guilty. And most certainly I would be losing a lot of sleep. But then, maybe I just need more sleep than is normal.


Dave

John, like you, I see David's point. I could not bear the burden of a false accusation and teach, so I would welcome administrative leave (paid, I hope). It would be a relief. However, not everyone needs as much sleep as David and I do. Ben Blanco was given ample opportunity to reduce his load while defending against false accusations. He refused, saying that to reduce his effort would give the false accusers an undeserved victory (the appearance of validity). The result: Club of the Year and Professor of the Year and vindication.

So, it all depends on the falsely accused person. David and I would go to the sideline; Ben would refuse. Let's leave it up to President Garcia to decide if he wants to go to the sideline with David and me. He can make the decision; no one else should make it for him.


Well, back to the Classroom.


Ed Cohn



Ask Blanco why Kenedeno & Associates are here

The Secretary of State cleared her to run.

I think these guys are going to learn a lesson or two....

from the attorney general down. The Secretary of State cleared Ms Garcia to run. If you read the AG opinion you will know what a crook this guy is when it comes to the little people. Carlos Valdez, I cant see how he would obtain Jurisdiction given there is no criminal act. This matter should be processed through existing administrative law.




A Voter Registration in Kleberg While Residing in Nueces?

The question is, which home was her domicile. I have been to her Apartment here in Corpus Christi, it sure looks like it is her primary residence.

I cannot imagine Carlos Valdez even having anything to do with this case, given his history with Mike Westergren and I am told with Joe Alaniz as well.

If Carlos Valdez prosecutes this lady, he is a fool.

I stand behind her.