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Silence Above Honor

Part 2 of a 5-Part Series on the Lack of Accountability in Government in Mount Vernon The cornerstone of a government is the length to which it goes to protect the weakest and most vulnerable of its citizens. Often, that responsibility falls to a government’s law enforcement divisions. It’s a hard job, to be sure. And, it’s an important one. Because, if those charged with protecting us are actually harming us, the entire edifice of government comes crashing down. So, they have a monumental responsibility. What do we make of a government whose police department is out of control? What do we say about a government whose police department fails to protect the weakest and most vulnerable?

Guilty Bystanders

Part 1 of a 5-Part Series on the Lack of Accountability in Government in Mount Vernon A lot has happened since I last sat down to write an article like this. It is important that we take time to critically look at topics, particularly ones that impact our lives and our institutions. In this series, we’re going to tackle the lack of accountability in Mount Vernon’s government and the different ways that affects our lives using real-world examples. Let’s start with the one that’s grabbing the headlines right now: the sentencing of former Mount Vernon Corporation Counsel Lawrence Porcari to prison for participating in a criminal scheme to loot the Water Department of money and divert that mon

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