As more and more people share their horror stories in how they have been defrauded by government officials, investigative reporters Anne Block and Brandia Taamu piece the pieces together to form a high resolution picture — and it is revealing how the legal establishment is the puppet master pulling the strings of their hand-picked cronies in governmental offices. For example: Brandia has delved deep into the Oso disaster, the mudslide that killed 43, and presents this short version of her investigation…
some of the questions as to Pennington’s responsibility of this entire Oso matter: Short version
JP (John Pennington) was not qualified for the job, he got into FEMA region 10 with a fake degree from a diploma mill, they found out after a report by the Seattle Times during the Hurricane Katrina scandal.
They (fema) were getting ready to give him the boot but Reardon needed a favor so he brought JP on as they had served in the state legislature together in previous years before.
When there was a chance for mitigation ~ a buyout of the land around Steelhead/Oso Pennington steps up & gives a report to Reardon to give to the council so that Reardon’s Builder friends could build in that area. Hey, if the county DEM said it was fine, it must’ve been fine.
Meanwhile DNR was striking deals with Grandy Timber with the county’s approval to clear cut on a slope with a history of instability, that I don’t have documentation for yet.
If anyone on this list goes through all of the Oso news clips available you will notice that no where in the first 36hrs will you see hide nor hair of JP, because he was off teaching classes at EMI in Maryland at the time of the slide.
Hence a) he was not qualified which endangered these people’s lives, b) there was no emergency plan in place for the catastrophe, c) he was out of town making money which he is not paying taxes on, d) being paid county wages & e) using county resources to run his business & further his false education. If he had any knowledge of what he was actually doing he could’ve atleast created a disaster plan that could’ve been put into action even if he was gone: There was no such plan.
It is a fascinating work of true investigative journalism; and every “citizen” needs to read “for comprehension” what is being uncovered. We all must recognize that the “officials” involved have power over government officials beyond Snohomish County. Said another way, Snohomish County corruption is a microcosm for all Washington corrupt activities.