Monday, August 02, 2010

Akin Gump and Timothy McVeigh

Timothy James McVeigh (April 23, 1968 – June 11, 2001) was a United States Army veteran and former security guard who was convicted of detonating a truck bomb in front of the Alfred P. Murrah Building in Oklahoma City on April 19, 1995, killing 168 people. It was the deadliest act of terrorism within the United States prior to the September 11, 2001 attacks and is referred to as the Oklahoma City bombing. McVeigh, a militia movement sympathizer, sought revenge against the federal government for the Waco Siege, which had ended in the deaths of 76 people exactly two years earlier. He also hoped to inspire a revolt against what he considered a tyrannical federal government. He was convicted of 11 federal offenses, sentenced to death and executed on June 11, 2001.

McVeigh had two classes of victims: civilian victims as well as employees of the U.S. government including Secret Service agents.  McVeigh also destroyed a federal building.

In some sense Akin Gump is comparable Timothy McVeigh.  Akin Gump terminated my employment on October 29, 1991, then later filed possibly false sworn statements alleging that its termination decision was based on business necessity.  The firm alleged that an ex parte consultation with a psychiatrist disclosed that I was severely disturbed, potentially violent and not fit for employment.  Akin Gump had two classes of victims.  I was a civilian casualty of Akin Gump's unlawful employment practices, which included filing false sworn statements about me with a government agency.  The District of Columbia government as well as the federal government were victims of Akin Gump's unlawful employment practices.  Akin Gump defrauded the D.C. Department of Human Rights, and by extension, the D.C. Superior Court and the D.C. Court of Appeals.  Akin Gump's sworn statements were a material factor in the decision by the U.S. Social Security Administration that I was disabled and not fit for employment effective October 29, 1991.  As a result of Akin Gump's fraud, the U.S. government will, in the final tally, take a hit for about half a million dollars.

On Janury 15, 2010 two officers of the U.S. Department of Justice interviewed me about my blog, My Daily Struggles, based on the fear that my blog suggested I was an angry man who might commit an unlawful act of violence.  People say to me, they come up to me on the street inquiring, beseeching me, "Tell us, tell us, why are you so ticked off by the Justice Department?" 

It troubles me that a law enforcement arm of the federal government, which is itself a government victim of Akin Gump's unlawful employment practices, went out of its way to ask a civilian victim of Akin Gump how he would react to seeing an Akin Gump partner in a men's room!

Imagine a civilian victim of Timothy McVeigh who writes a blog exposing the crimes of Mr. McVeigh being questioned by the FBI: "Well, how would you react to Mr. McVeigh if you saw him in a men's room?"  I would find that question odd.  The federal government was itself a victim of Timothy McVeigh and in that example the FBI seems to show more concern for the welfare of Mr. McVeigh than for one of Mr. McVeigh's civilian casualties.

These thoughts clarify why I have concluded that either employees of the Justice Department are incredibly stupid -- and I find it hard to believe that federal employees are that stupid -- or they are in cahoots with Akin Gump.  Is it a mere coincidence that a senior Akin Gump partner, whose firm has apparently defrauded the federal government, and who reportedly tried to buy the silence of a witness in the 1990s, now has close ties to the highest levels of the Obama Administration Justice Department?  Of course, some things are just coincidence.  Or are they?