I pay my taxes. A lot of them. I vote. So I have earned the right to complain. So I shall.
Does anyone see what is wrong with the below….
This is tax payer funded education that is only open to prosecutors. And that is wrong!
Shame on WVU! Shame on our government!
Justice comes about when both sides are well educated. This is bigotry.
That’s what grinds my gears!
Write them to let them know that being scientific bigots is not okay.
Update 2/8/12: Over the last two days I have been asked to “correct” this post by WVU public relations. They contend that the post is not true.
Here is what is true. Josh D. Lee, Esquire applied to attend this seminar that is provided through taxpayer funding and is being held at a state and federally funded university West Virginia University. This is what he got back:
From: “FSI FSI” <FSI.WVUPO1.WVUDom2@mail.wvu.edu>
Date: February 7, 2013, 7:00:44 AM CST
Subject: Requested Information for the 2013 Spring Essentials of Forensic Science for Legal Professionals Program
Thank you for your registration for the 2013 Spring Essentials of Forensic Science for Legal Professionals Program. This program has been advertised to meet the needs of practicing prosecuting attorneys who work for a local or state government agency. From the information you provided with your registration, it shows you are employed by a private agency as a defense attorney. You are very welcome to attend this program provided that part of your salary is paid by a state, county, or city agency to act as a public defender. If you meet these qualifications, could you please provide the agency you are employed by with a point of contact.
Alicia L. Holman
WVU Forensic Science Initiative
Here is proof positive from a federal and state FOIA request:
One response to “You know what really grinds my gears? Tax money that unfairly excludes defense attorneys from forensic science education”
DUI Lawyer Miami says:
You are correct, funding excluding Attorneys is unfair.