If the toxic water situation in Flint does not rise to point out sheer incompetence, and possibly criminal liability, then what does?
“If you look at it, it was people being much too technical, not having the culture of asking the common-sense questions, and then the tone of how things were done,” he said.
Governor Snyder added:
“The department people weren’t, the heads were not being given the right information by the quote-unquote experts,” he said. “And I use that word with great trial and tribulation because they were considered experts in terms of their background. These are career civil servants. They had strong science, medical backgrounds in terms of their research. But as a practical matter, when you look at it today and you look at their conclusions, I wouldn’t call them experts anymore.”
This is a comment I received from David Thomas on Linkedin. Perhaps it best summarizes the situation.
“Bottom line, water, one of our most precious resources was compromised. The fact that once there were complaints about the water and nothing was done about it right away, speaks volumes. The harm inflicted on another one of our most precious resources, children, speaks to the careless attitude of the powers that be in Flint. Multiple heads should roll. We are talking about thousands harmed because of this. Outrageous!” David Thomas – Linked In Comment