What is a ' whistleblower ' ???

What is a ' whistleblower ' ???

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United States

#1 Dec 19, 2010
Famous Whistleblowers in U.S.
Here is a brief list of the most famous whistleblowers in recent U.S. history, but hundreds of lesser-known or even anonymous whistleblowers have come forward to reveal wrongdoing in our workplaces and government. Their actions are just as admirable.

Frank Serpico: The first (in the late '60s) and most famous police officer to report widespread corruption in a police department (New York City's), he risked his life to come forward.

Daniel Ellsberg: He risked severe pressure and retaliation from the federal government in 1971 when he leaked the "Pentagon Papers" to The New York Times, revealing the secret pretexts for the war in Vietnam. He was a U.S. State Department analyst before becoming a whistleblower.

"Deep Throat" (now known to be the late W. Mark Felt): He gave Washington Post reporters the information about then-President Nixon's involvement in the Watergate illegalities in 1972. This whistleblowing eventually led to Nixon's resignation from office and prison terms for two members of his staff.

Karen Silkwood: In 1974, she exposed serious safety violations at her workplace, a nuclear plant in Oklahoma. The film "Silkwood" is an account of her story; her death at the wheel of her car as she was driving to meet a reporter has been alleged to be a homicide.

Jeffrey Wigand: In 1996, Wigand blew the whistle on the cigarette industry when he revealed the intentional manipulation of nicotine, known as "impact boosting," by his former employer, Brown & Williamson, in an interview on the television program 60 Minutes.

Linda Tripp: She told the Office of Independent Counsel that her friend had committed perjury — starting the whole "Monica Lewinsky affair" in 1998. The Clinton administration then leaked personal information about her, and she successfully pursued a lawsuit based on this violation of the Privacy Act of 1974.

Sherron Watkins: An Enron whistleblower and former vice president, she exposed the highly irregular accounting methods being used by the company to hide the true state of its financial affairs in 2001. Enron later filed the largest corporate bankruptcy on record — too late for investors, unfortunately.

Coleen Rowley: A special agent with the FBI, she revealed the agency's inaction and mistakes that may have allowed the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon

Orlando, FL

#4 Dec 19, 2010
Ha, I thought this topic was about Gays.

Jefferson, GA

#5 Dec 19, 2010
Floridian wrote:
Ha, I thought this topic was about Gays.
or boodoodle blew her husband and was bragging.

United States

#6 Dec 19, 2010
Safety Sam wrote:
<quoted text>TOWNS COUNTY, Ga.-- The payments went to long-time sheriff Rudy Eller, who is now in prison for a case unrelated to the supplements, to long time court clerk Cecil Dye.
Isn't this Hiawassee GA? The sheriff must be related to slowpuke? Is corruption everywhere ????
Cooter Scooter

Dahlonega, GA

#7 Dec 19, 2010
Floridian wrote:
Ha, I thought this topic was about Gays.
So you thought it was about Gays and you still looked... that must make you a "Bologna Blower" (everyone knows what a whistle blower is except moronic Floridiots!)

“A Reasoned Conviction”

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Here was There

#8 Dec 19, 2010

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#9 Dec 19, 2010
boodoodle wrote:
<quoted text>
Isn't this Hiawassee GA? The sheriff must be related to slowpuke? Is corruption everywhere ????
phillip mccullers

United States

#10 May 24, 2014
Yes about a week ago I called emergency for a ambulance for pancreatitis and mass that had flared up. Anyway henry county showed up and asked for my drivers license. He run me to see if I had warrants. He wasn't worried about my condition he was more worried about get brownie points for himself.I think this is a sad situation.

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