Don't Kill the Messenger! How America's Valiant Whistleblowers Risk Everything in Order to Speak Out Against Waste, Fraud and Abuse in Business and Government a recounts the harrowing experiences of nine whistleblowers who found the courage to ago publica with reports of alleged lawbreaking at the highest levels of the U.S. Government.--That the massive National Security Agency routinely violated its own rules and the U.S. Constitution by spying on the electronic communications of American citizens, without obtaining legally mandated search warrants;--That the U.S. Marine Corps, in spite of its long and proud tradition of service, failed to acquire easily obtainable armored vehicles which would have protected its own soldiers from explosive devices in the Iraq War . . . a failure that resulted in the needless death or maiming of hundreds of Marines, and which occurred because military requisitioning officers were more interested in preserving cushy contracting relationships than in identifying and obtaining the safest possible personnel carriers for their combat forces;--That the FBI routinely violated the rights of accused lawbreakers by improperly operating its forensic laboratory and slanting its findings in order to help federal prosecutors obtain federal convictions, instead of analyzing evidence impartially and thus protecting the rights of suspects who were supposed to apresumed innocent until proven guilty.aThe new Soeken book, which also documents the stories of bold Americans who blew the whistle on alleged corporate malfeasance in the 1986 space shuttle disaster and continuing engineering and manufacturing failures in the production of nuclear-missile components for the Pentagon, is being praised as astarkly compellinga and full of avivid, unforgettable detaila by such early reviewers as famed corporate whistleblower Jeffrey Wigand.Wigand (whose own whistle-blowing story was documented in the 1999 blockbuster film The Insider), describes Don't Shoot the Messenger! as aa highly suspenseful book that often reads like a contemporary political thrillera a but then goes on to tell readers: aAlong with its chilling narratives, however, the book contains a vitally important warning for all of us a we must protect our truth-tellers if we hope to preserve our constitutional freedoms and the rule of law.a--That the massive National Security Agency routinely violated its own rules and the U.S. Constitution by spying on the electronic communications of American citizens, without obtaining legally mandated search warrants;--That the U.S. ...
|Title||:||Don't Kill the Messenger!|
|Author||:||Donald Ray Soeken|
|Publisher||:||CreateSpace - 2014-01|