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ND Corruption Report PDF Print E-mail
Written by Chet   
Tuesday, 10 March 2009 09:21

This thing you're looking at (above) is an advertisement from Tuesday's Bismarck Tribune.  I've smudged out the e-mail address.  There's a reason for that.  I think it was irresponsible of the Bismarck Tribune to publish this advertisement without providing more information.


Well, think about it.  What do you know about the person behind this advertisment?  Is he a "good guy?"  Is he a "bad guy?"  Will he share your information without your permission?  Will he share your name without your permission?  Is he a corrupt, unethical or dishonest person?  Will he get you fired?  Is this someone with a known and/or well-publicized history of obsessive harassment, stalking and/or violence? 

Seriously.  What if the person behind this advertisement is one of the "corrupt judges, states attorneys, police, probation officers, or any elected officials" the advertiser claims to be seeing to expose?  What if the person behind the ad is a of any of those "corrupt" people?  What if there is a group of bad guys out there, they think they're about to get caught, and they want to find out who's turning them in?  Great way to catch the person who's informing on you, don't you think?

Listen.  I'm all for exposing corruption in government.  I do it all the time.  But you know who I am.  (Or if you've read the "about" page, you know who I am.)  And you know my track record.  People who've come to me with stories about corruption in their workplace know I won't disclose their names without a subpoena or a court order.  (And maybe not even then.)  But we know nothing about the person who placed the ad above.

It just seems incredibly irresponsible for the Bismarck Tribune to allow an ad like this to be published in the official county newspaper.  What if you found out the Bismarck Tribune knows the person behind this advertisement to be an obsessive, harassing and/or violent person?  Wouldn't that seem like the Tribune is setting someone up to get hurt?  Sure, they're almost certainly going to get fired and won't have any recourse, but what if they get physically injured too?  Doesn't the Bismarck Tribune have some responsibility if that happens?

We already know our Government doesn't protect whistle blowers.  We already know our Government retaliates against whistleblowers, and that the Government gets away with it.  We already know our legislature doesn't care to do anything to give whistleblowers more protection.  Now our local newspaper is being used as a tool to identify all the other whistleblowers so they can be appropriately "dealt with?"  Is the Bismarck Tribune actively engaging in helping someone victimize -- or re-victimize -- good, honest, hard-working people of North Dakota?

If so, shame on you Bismarck Tribune.

[UPDATE #1Click here to read my Q&A with the person behind the ad.]

Comments (13)add comment

iwofndadvocates.com/blog said:

Not Surprised
this is the same paper that put out an opinion just the other day telling injured workers to suck it up, and move on. So anything they can do to protect their buddies in office the media will help them in doing so. I would not be surprised if I found out who actually was behind the ad. I have a few names in mind, although I do not want to add to speculations.
March 11, 2009 | url
Votes: +2

What the Heck said:

Well-meaning (perhaps)
Maybe it's someone who's fed up with ND government antics and doesn't want to disclose who they are. Or just as likely, an obsessed, paranoid, serial harrasser.

I sure hope if anyone decides to act on this ad, they talk to an attorney first. The attorney will tell them not to do it. Then they can talk about options under the whistleblower law. And then the attorney will tell them not to do it.
March 12, 2009
Votes: +0

Chet said:

To What the Heck
Agreed. This person may be well intentioned. If that's true, kudos to him or her. But it's equally or more likely this is the work of an obsessed, paranoid, serial harasser or other crack-pot. Or worse yet, maybe a criminal -- violent or otherwise -- dissatisfied by the outcome in his/her criminal case. Or someone obsessed with the outcome in their "family court" case.

On a completely unrelated note, do you suppose the folks at the Bismarck Tribune don't deliver my newspaper to my house on days like today because someone there is mad at me? Or do you suppose -- as I do -- that it's just another Bismarck Tribune mistake? Do other people have problems getting their paper delivered? Or is it just me?
March 12, 2009
Votes: +1

Captain Hook said:

Hey fishy, fishy, fishy. Come on, take a bite of that hook. It won't hurt. You can trust me.
March 12, 2009
Votes: +1

Truth said:

Dept Justice
So the Obama Justice Dept gives the White House a heads up on their raid of an office where someone with political connections to Obama before the raid - if this would have happened during the Bush administration the Liberals and many of their hate mongers would be up in arms.

Also, Democratis politicians putting heat on the Justice Department to investigate the Maricopa County Sheriffs Dept.

The ? I have is is justice partisan - it would seem so. Where is the outrage? Their won't be any because its more Democrat hypocricsy.
March 13, 2009
Votes: +1

iwofndadvocates.com/blog said:

I think....
That this person/group/agency/etc. is up to very little to no good if they are that direct and at the same time that secret. Unlike websites like Chet’s, here this ad has no website, no history, and certainly no information about whom ever you are about to email. If they had true intentions of dealing with corruption issues in ND without a doubt they would be blogging here in this site, and indulging in conversations with people here who have plenty of questionable issues about corruption in ND. Yet they choose to work it as an email collection issue mainly. If they were to put a legitimate name, group, agency connection to this maybe they could be trusted much more.

I am sorry but I would Email Chad, or others I know that really have proven they are trying to fight the issues in ND, rather then someone who places a mystery ad in the newspaper. God be with those that email this place, and I can only hope that it is a legitimate, honest person wanting to really expose corruption, rather then those who emailed their concerns about corruption.
March 13, 2009 | url
Votes: +3

sixxnguns said:

Someone posted this ad on the bullletin board at work and I checked into it before I wrote my story and found this website. Is there a website or somewhere where a persn can send their story of corruption. My fiancee can sure tell his story about how corrupt the family court system is.
March 15, 2009
Votes: +2

iwofndadvocates.com/blog said:

To sixxnguns
You already blogged at the website you can trust for issues about corruption. Why not try to show Chad your story? He is one of the most trusted people I know to bring something that is very questionable up to, and he will give you the best opinion of the letter.

All the iwofndadvocates.com/blog mainly deals with is WSI and the corruption there, and how injured workers are treated. Although I would say this site is your best bet in submitting your story.
March 15, 2009 | url
Votes: +2

sixxnguns said:

well I sent an email to the website and got no reply. I'm willing to submit my story with the names change for the privacy of some people. I just don't know how to get a hold of anyone on here...
March 19, 2009
Votes: +0

ND Corruption Reporter said:

The ad in the Tribune
I see everyone is wondering about the ad in the tribune. I am the person that put the ad in there. I have so many stories about corrupt judges, states attorneys, and other people in family courts you would not believe and I am sick of it. It is about time someone with some common sense starts speaking up and I guess that is me, since a lot of people I know that know about this stuff will not say what they think because its not politically correct. Ask me any question you want.
ND Corruption Reporter
March 19, 2009
Votes: +1

ND Corruption Reporter said:

Sixxnguns I didn't get your email
I see on this blog that you sent me an email but I didn't get it. Can you send it again.
I don't need names of people, because I can't use them anyway. I just need names of elected officials if you want to send it again. ndcorruption@gmail.com
March 20, 2009
Votes: +0

ND Corruption Reporter said:

Why I put the ad in the Bismarck Tribune
Hi Chad,
I am a person that is totally fed up with the corruption in North Dakota. I have story after story of people that have gotten the bad end of a corrupt judge and states attorneys. I have stories that are so bad, two in particular that when I tell people about it, they say, That could never happen in todays society.
Ask me any question and if you want to talk to me, I can call you. Just send me your phone number.

Do you want to hear the story about the Judge that gave custody to the mother that is a meth addict and her level 2 sex offender that were caught with the black labrador
retriever having sex in front of the baby! Rather than give custody to the grandmother. This is all in court transcripts. And the people of North Dakota wonder why
social services agencies are packed to the gills with cases. Don't give the child to a grandmother who owns a beautiful home and has a steady job.
Give her to a addict and sex offender that practice beastiality. Now that makes a lot of sense.

Whats really bad is that stories like the one above are becoming the norm in this state. I have never met a judge that wasn't involved in some sort of corruption or cronyism or being part of "The Good Ole Boys Club"

I have more if you want to hear.
March 20, 2009
Votes: +2

Chet said:

We've had some questions sent to the ND Corruption Reporter. Hopefully we can turn his responses into a full-on blog post. This might be interesting.
March 20, 2009
Votes: +0

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