Tag Archives: Governance

The Witness


I contacted the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and got from them test protocols.  I took these to Dr. Sidney Orgel, a psychologist on the staff of Upstate Medical Center.  He had a private practice run out of an office in … Continue reading

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Trial Preparation


So I kicked the offending travel voucher back to the head auditor and she returned it to Dick Sheeran and a couple weeks later I asked the auditor what had been the outcome.  She gently replied, “Oh, you’d have to ask Mr. … Continue reading

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The Conspiracy


According to news reporters and the Special Prosecutor’s Office, around 1970 the officials of the Onondaga County Republican Committee entered into a conspiracy with the bureaucrats of the Onondaga County government whereby department heads were to produce contributions to the … Continue reading

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The Indictment


So I testified before the grand jury in the matter of the People vs. Richard Sheeran and life went on.  The only person I talked to about it was my mother. I had been hired by Dr. Gerald Grant to work … Continue reading

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The Grand Jury


All people share the right and the responsibility to make the decisions that affect their lives together. And so the stage was set:  my ancestors, the Hopes, had set to farming in the Valley before the country was born and … Continue reading

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Inventing “Citizen Power”


One night in 1977 my mother told me that she and my dad had signed up to attend something called the Civic Literacy Project.  It sounded good so I signed up, too.  The Civic Literacy Project was funded by the U.S. … Continue reading

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Skip Two Steps and Listen


What follows is a treatise on governance that is relevant to all those who govern and those who are governed. It grew out of a meeting a week ago between county officials and people with disabilities. The county had established … Continue reading

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