2010-02-19 / Letters

Floyd Flake Fiasco

Dear Editor,

I salute the Post for their thorough, investigative reporting into the many discrepancies surrounding the corrupt practices of the powerful politicos of South East “ Queens: Floyd Flake, Sen. Malcom Smith and Sen. Gregory Meeks. Yet I question why their corruption only comes to light because of a Horse Racing Track/Casino contract. This same cabal joined hands with corrupt/ disbarred lawyer Darryl Green to found a Charter School that I am sure the Post celebrates. Look at the board and founders of this Charter School: AEG, Darman Group and New Direction Ltd. -the same corrupt players. This is the method of establishing Charter Schools and why we cannot be so quick to expand them. Notice that Sen. Malcom Smith is a key proponent of expanding Charters in New York. Ever guess why? He and his friends will make a fortune off of these publicly funded, privately run entities. Guess again who the “private” people are? Why is it that the children of their community can be stolen away from public schools by this same group of profiteers and be celebrated by your paper, while only being declared outlaws when they engage in gambling? Perhaps you put the needs of horses ahead of the needs of children.

SCOTT E. BAYOU

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