No good deed goes unpunished

I have written before in this blog referencing the ongoing New York Times reporting of abuses in the New York State Office for People with Disabilities.  Now, in this article today, the issue is: Why is the state punishing the man who is reporting the abuse?

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/22/nyregion/cuomo-administration-continues-to-pursue-case-against-jeffrey-monsour.html

It is, of course, possible that we do not know the whole story.  It seems to me, however, to follow a pattern that is all too common in these whistle-blower cases nation-wide; the whistle-blowers lose everything and the evil-doers are never punished.

Let’s hope that in New York the good deeds of this direct care provider serve to force the system to improve and that he will  “go unpunished”.

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