Thursday, March 3, 2011
I had the opportunity to speak with the Transit Police Officer this afternoon who arrested Gloria Soto at her home on Wednesday night. She was charged with criminal mischief and interfering with public transportation, both felony charges. On February 21, 2011 she allegedly smeared dog feces on the drivers seat and steering wheel of a TriMet bus which was on a layover at the Sunset Transit Center.
Since she was eighteen years old, she was transported to jail and has since been released. The officer told me that she had been "dared" by a friend to vandalize the bus in the above manner. The officer also wrote her a 90 day exclusion from TriMet property.
My personal message to Ms. Soto: " If you are going to do something this stupid, do it as a juvenile, not as an adult. You are now in deep doo doo."
Very cordial fellow, said witnesses are allowed on step 3 but not step two hearings.
He assured me that I would receive a fair and impartial hearing and that “he doesn’t have a dog in this fight” and wants to hear “my side of the story”.
I take him at his word, seemed reasonable enough, so in the words of JACKIE GLEASON,
AND AWAY WE GO!
I question President Hunt’s ability to represent our membership. He has demonstrated that he will not assure that a document is factual and not misleading before signing it. He will take measures to “side step” or avoid issues that he is not interested in. He has handled two preferring of charge cases and both are handled differently. He will only send mail to some of the members who signed and not all. He will not preserve the security of a list of members. He will interfere with a member trying to protect himself/herself in place, wage, or any other willful act.
President Hunt has violated our constitution in section 13.15 pages 58-59, section 21.6 pages 103-104, section 21.7 on page 114 and He is interfering with section 22. Our membership is in need to look at his actions closely. With the above facts does our membership feel comfortable while he represents us during so many contract negotiations?
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