DEC's Ivory Tower
IF YOU AREN'T AN ATTORNEY, YOU ARE NOTHING.
Glenda and Kent Duell (false arrest and more)
Jim McCulley -
precedent setting case
It's more than just being out of touch with the average
Another area of real concern when discussing the Ivory Tower, is the CYA
mentality of the Department, especially that of the attorneys. Instead of
fielding complaints and taking care of them or sending them along to
another appropriate contact for resolution, the attorneys just cover up
anything a staff member does wrong. For instance, when the SLU
misrepresents a law, the GC will change their interpretation of the law to
match what the SLU states. Either changing their nterpretation the law
is done in such circumstances or the attorney will tell you to go back to the
SLU and ask them, which makes no sense. This is how distrust and disdain
for the Department is fueled among members of the public and licensees.