I wanted to respond to your article “Procedural errors hinders Inglewood mayor’s ex-aide’s lawsuit” regarding the new developments in the Melanie McDade’s case vs the City of Inglewood and why it cements the unspoken general rules in politics that in order for women of color to succeed they must subject themselves to a hostile work environment, where being subjected to sexual harassment is the ” norm” and ” politicians” can insulate themselves by using the “weight” of government against those who choose to challenge the “Good Ole Boy” Hierarchy.
As I’m sure that the City of Inglewood is celebrating privately based on the procedural and technical victories , I would urge you to consider Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Letter from the Birmingham Jail and differentiation between “Man’s” law and “spiritual” law.
In Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s letter he argued that ,men’s law were imperfect because men laws were propagated by “imperfect” men and that “spiritual” laws were “superior” to man’s law, and are guided by “spiritual” principles that yielded far more superior results, and in fact was true “justice” at it’s finest.
I say that to say this. Technically the “City of Inglewood” may be technically indemnified from allegations made by Melanie McDade, but the enabling or finding “loopholes” to hold the Mayor and his enablers accountable is disturbing.
Maybe it’s me but like the old folks say “where there is smoke , there’s fire”, and subsequent allegations made by additional women and subsequent anonymous correspondence to your blog by employees confirm this perverted, narcissistic behavior by the Mayor.
2UrbanGirls I appreciate your work, and I firmly believe that Melanie McDade has dirty hands in this situation, but your article, I think, indirectly empowers the use of City Hall as a “brothel” at taxpayer’s expense while using “law” as a defense .
Or Maybe I’m asking too much. Maybe I should be more forgiving like our “Christian” doin’ it for the ‘gram, Inglewood City Clerk Aisha L. Thompson, who was “selected” to keep the Mayor’s criminal enterprise in tact.
If I do remember correctly the City Clerk did say during her swearing in “I went from eating beans to Mastro’s [Steakhouse]” by playing along.