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This Blogger has for 20 years filed Criminal Complaints against Judge Kathleen Gearin, a single never married, on State SCAP Panel to Committ Persons, acting in concort with Chief Judge Gregg Johnson, married to Lawyer Susan Haigh former Commissioner, now with Habitat Humanity and Joanne Smith, Single unmarried re:SCAP
Maplewood / Judge says city firing illegal
A Ramsey County judge ruled Friday that Maplewood city officials illegally fired one of their employees because she attempted to form a union and made whistleblowing allegations protected under state law.
Some Maplewood officials are still in denial. The mayor and council members need to understand ethics and conflict of interest.
We are paying a police officer for the rest of his life? Mr. Copeland was hired with a questionable background, lack of qualifications and was found not credible. Sounds like Maplewood residents will be paying high insurance rates to the League of MN Cities for some peoples poor decisions.
I am not for big government, but Maplewood should add a couple of council members to get away from the partisianship.
Soes this mean that every political decision made by a majority vote is illegal because it was made by a coalition of people in cahoots? Like when all members of a party, whether Dem or GOP, are expected to vote along party lines or face consequences. Seems like everybody is a victim of something whenever things don't go their way. Bend to my will or I will sue. You can't fire because I am a woman, a minority, handicapped, late, a troublemaker, a liar and thief. Somewhere there is a law or ACLU to protect me. I am a victim. I'm not sure what I'm a victim of but my lawyer will know.
Do you think the fact that the City of Maplewood arrested the Judges' sister 2 weeks ago has any impact on the fact that the judge ruled 60 days early, and against the city??
Finally the long and painful nightmare is over in Maplewood.
Care to elaborate on this or you just blowing smoke like the mayor and Copeland have done for the past two years.
Bill Good post! Mr. Copeland did not have the skills needed to run Maplewood as it should be run. The politics that were employed by the mayor and Mr. Copeland is going to hurt Maplewood for years to come.
The police officer you speak of, was this the former assistant chief that Copeland had fired? This assistant chief is now a highly respected chief of police in another city. What Copeland and the mayor did to this good man is a shame. All this police officer did was his job. He investigated Copeland and Copeland did not like was discovered. So Copeland fired the messenger of his own bad news.
This police officer was not the only good city official that was attacked by Copeland and the mayor. The need for union representation in Maplewood was and is needed. Hopefully the union will not only just defend any future contract, but will really advocate for the union's members.
It is also a shame that the city has to pay Copeland until June for the mess he left the city.
Just so Copeland does not sue (again) I am not an employee of the city of Maplewood and do not fall under the terms of his employment contract.
A good website on Maplewood issues is http://maplewoodvoices.blogspot.com
Longrie should resign immediately and take Hjelle and her minion Bob Zick with her! They have damaged Maplewood, destroyed a professional staff, hurt individuals and made themselves a laughingstock. They should be embarrassed for their childish behavior.
"This judge was simply lied to ... I'm sorry that a judge was stupid enough to believe (Le). But I guarantee you no one will hold (Le) accountable (for alleged perjury), because that's how things work around here," he said.
Man, Hjelle REALLY has some anger management issues. Either that or he is simply not capable of thinking before he speaks. And how classy to call the judge "stupid."
Also, I'm pretty sure you were there and voted for what was mentioned in the story. I don't recall you abstaining. So who is lying Eric?
And this one takes the cake. How selfish of the mayor. She lead the city into this mess and all she can think of is herself? Did you even read the oath of office? You need to study the concept of I/Me vs/ We/Us. I thought the city was supposed to come first in regards to your mayoral duties? How selfish.
Reached Friday evening, Longrie said, "I haven't had a chance to review (the decision).... The one thing I got out of it was that I was dismissed from the lawsuit, and I was happy about that."
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Gearins Order must be made public: Kathleen Gearin has been a thorn in Sharon's Side for 20 years: Allegations that Judge Kathleen Gearin, unmarried, sits on the State Committment Panel with Judge Joanne Smith, also unmarried, www.msnusers.com/AndersonAdvocates The Public has the Right & Priviledge to be informed of Complaints againstand Judges for the past 20 years, unabated by the State Officials, in complance the Whistleblowers Statute, as Judge Kathleen Gearin charged with Embellezment of $110,000.00 of Sharon and her Intestate Decedant Husband's Paid for Home at 1058 Summit Ave. St. Paul, Mn, Forensic Evidence at http://sicko-citystpaul.blogspot.com The cost to the taxpayers in St. Paul, Maplewood and Ramsey County for Official Misconduct, MS609.43 must come out of the Officials Salarys, not out not out pocket books. City Attorneys in conflict with Licensed Lawyer Judges http://sharon4council.blogspot.com