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OFFRAMP: Human error? Here we go again.

Letter by Brian Adams, Federal Way on June 29, 2010 at 10:42 am | No Comments »
July 2, 2010 9:12 am

Re: “DOT boss admits viaduct errors” (TNT, 6-29).

A million-dollar mistake. Here we go again. Another story about public employees making mistakes that will cost us hundreds of thousands of dollars.

In May, I read about how the Washington State Patrol and the Aberdeen Police Department tried to frame a college student for DUI to prevent him from attending an anti-war rally (TNT, 5-6). The payout for this incident was more than $300,000. Just like the offramp debacle, no one is held accountable.

Where are our elected representatives? Why are there no investigations?

Anytime a mistake is made that results in serious financial damage to the public, someone should be fired or jailed or both. Period.

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