Wednesday, March 22, 2017

MCPS super "sounded like an idiot" as MoCo officials' weak Rockville HS rape response continues

Facing heavy local and national criticism over the Montgomery County policies that enabled two college-age illegal immigrants to allegedly gang rape a 14-year-old girl in a bathroom at Rockville High School last week, Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Jack Smith spoke at a PTA meeting at the school closed to reporters last night. Attendees I spoke to left disappointed in Smith's performance and the meeting. "He sounded like an idiot," one said. Reportedly, only a few people were even allowed to ask questions. But, along with Smith's 5-day silence and bizarre press conference prior to the meeting, expectations should have been low.

Sounding like an even-more-mellow cross between Stuart Smalley and the economics teacher in Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Smith half-heartedly lamented the "terrible, horrible thing" that happened last Thursday at his press conference. His responses echoed the almost-sociopathic, emotionless comments of Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner, whose tone-deaf performance at a Monday press conference generated outrage and disbelief on social media after I reported on it yesterday (hard to believe I was the only media outlet that did, with empathy-free gems like "Bad things happen").

Smith said the alleged rapists "chose to do something very, very bad, from all of the allegations. People choose to do very bad things." I mean, the guy sounded like a 5-year-old tattling on a classmate. "We're talking about, 'Why was this student in this school?' And he was there to get to the services that were best suited to his needs. He chose to go outside of that purpose, and do a really bad thing." Give me a break! He's talking about a vicious gang rape, a brutal physical assault, a 14-year-old girl being raped and sodomized by two men in a restroom as if it was a prankster setting off a stink bomb at school.

"A really bad thing?" After the performances of Berliner and Smith, I think parents and the community would at least like to see somebody actually express real anger and outrage. Maybe pound a fist on a desk, flip over a tray of deli sandwiches, or otherwise display some other emotion than smug, defensive superiority and condescension toward the public. We're talking about one of the most horrifying things that has happened in the history of Montgomery County Public Schools here. For God's sake, show some humanity, remorse for your failure to protect your most vulnerable constituents - children, and an urgent resolve to change your ways and policies.

What's really scary and concerning for students and parents? Smith only got even slightly animated when he was on the attack against critics and enemies real and imagined, not when talking about the gang rape and the victim. He literally sounded more empathetic toward the illegal man-children trying to play freshmen at MCPS high schools than toward the victim. It's disgusting.

Smith admonished those who "want to make a political comment," and then proceeded to repeatedly make political comments. One of the most hysterical moments of the press conference was when Smith pointedly stated how closely Montgomery County supposedly follows "the law of the land." "We do our business by the rule of law," Smith said righteously, apparently unaware of the extreme hypocrisy of stating that in a sanctuary county that defies federal immigration law on a daily basis. Do you follow "the rule of law," or not? Smith apparently doesn't know. He also placed air quotes around the term, "illegal," clearly a political statement, whether you agree or disagree. Again, it's outrageous that during his political comments, he raised the volume of his voice and became more animated than when speaking about the rape and the victim.

Smith emphasized repeatedly that MCPS schools are "safe," when the reality is that some other parent's daughter is one mad decision away from being victimized by similar criminals lurking in our school system. No criminal background checks are run on any student, Smith revealed. For those parents trying to figure out why adults recently arriving in America are enrolled as 9th graders alongside their 14-year-old daughters, Smith had sobering news: "We have a great number of 18-year-olds and 19-year-olds enrolled across all 25 of our high schools."

The superintendent spoke of there being 5 security guards and one school resource officer on campus at Rockville High School, but couldn't explain where all six were during Thursday's bathroom assault. There is no evidence whatsoever that MCPS students are "safe" from similar sexual assaults in the future.

Officials appear to have completely misread the public's concerns about this particular incident, and what it means for student safety across MCPS. They instead seem to be reverting to the way they respond to immigration issues in general, which is to cast themselves as morally-superior, chastising the evil "racists" daring to question their policies. The problem is, we're not talking about the general immigration debate here, such as the future fate of the 13 million undocumented immigrants in America, and "deporting Grandma." That is, of course, the debate county officials wish they were having, and would like to divert attention to Donald Trump - who is highly unpopular in liberal MoCo - rather than the rape of a child that is "on them."

People are instead demanding answers about the specific policies and decisions of Montgomery County that allowed a 14-year-old girl to be gang-raped in a bathroom inside a Montgomery County public school by two college-age "freshmen" - one of whom MCPS does not even have a home address on file for, much less a criminal history.

Those policies and decision-making priorities need to change, and until they do, no student is truly "safe."

58 comments:

Anonymous said...

A landmark 1982 Supreme Court decision, Plyler v. Doe, held that states must offer a free public education to all students regardless of immigration status. “We serve every student that walks in our door,” Montgomery schools superintendent Jack Smith said at a news conference later Tuesday afternoon.

Police noted that neither suspect had any criminal charges or contact with law enforcement in the county prior to the rape.

Robert Dyer said...

5:32: How do they get in the door? They have to reside in Montgomery County to attend our schools. What is their criminal record outside of Montgomery County? They haven't told us yet, and Smith confirmed MCPS doesn't bother to check the criminal records of students. We do know Sanchez was caught by the border patrol crossing the border, which is a crime to start with.

Anonymous said...

Actually Sanchez-Milian was encountered by border patrol agents last August as he crossed into the country illegally and was issued an order to appear before an immigration judge but no court date had been set according to the New York Times.this goes back to President Obamas failed policy on illegal immigration.if Sanchez- Milian was turned back at the border or arrested this rape of a minor would not have happened. This is a very informative blog thank you.

Anonymous said...

6:03am yes, Woolworths and Circuit City are also opening at Westfield Montgomery.

Rugby said...

Smith gave a very legalistic response- that they had "no contact" with MoCo police.
They already broke the law coming over the border illegally regardless.

Isn't it common sense to background check an adult enrolling as a freshman?
Berliner and Smith won't even accept basic security measures. They need to step down.
Berliner is putting his personal politics ahead of school safety.

Anonymous said...

GET OFF YOUR SOAP BOX DYER! You are out of your league.

Anonymous said...

Dyer:
"Get them thar illeeguls outta a mah kountree"

POP QUIZ
Nearly 300 rapes were committed in Montgomery County 2015 in 2015. Which of the following racial groups were responsible for a greater share of the offenses?
A) white American males
B) illegal Hispanic males

Dyer and his low-IQ, alt-right friends that he's managed to attract from Breitbart will no doubt get this wrong.

Anonymous said...

So what? They do now. These aren't a couple of altar boys. They will be convicted as deported and Dr. Smith will step down

Robert Dyer said...

6:45: In county run by idiots, it's hard to claim I'm out of my league.

6:59: You seem to have left out that the only 2 gang rapes I'm aware of in the last 12 months in Montgomery County were committed by illegal immigrants. Facts.

A third girl was executed by MS-13 after first coming into contact with them at Watkins Mill High School.

MS-13 kingpins in El Salvador have cited our sanctuary status in targeting Montgomery County to grow the gang's power, describing the large illegal immigrant population as ripe for recruiting purposes.

Facts.

Anonymous said...

"In [a] county run by idiots, it's hard to claim I'm out of my league."

Do you realize what you just said, Dyer? LOL

Anonymous said...

Dyer @ 5:43 AM:

"...crossing the border, which is a crime to start with."

Wrong.

Robert Dyer said...

7:28: Yeah, I do. Any random bum you pull off the sidewalk in Montgomery County could do a better job of running things, as the Council and Jack Smith have proven over the last 5 days since the gang rape.

Anonymous said...

Really? When were you talking to MS-13 kingpins? You weren't? Oh.. Heresay.

You are so eager to politicize this girl's trauma.
No words can express how wrong that is.

Robert Dyer said...

7:34: It's a civil offense.

Robert Dyer said...

7:37: Nope, The Washington Post. Not hearsay. MS-13 specifically targeting Montgomery County, according to the Post this week. Kingpins plan to use the county's large pool of potential recruits to grow MS-13's power.

The County is "so eager" to sweep this under the rug, the second gang rape of a minor girl in 12 months in Montgomery County by illegal immigrants. "No words can express how wrong that is."

Anonymous said...

Robert Dyer is the randomest bum of all!!!

Anonymous said...

Berliner and the Council are the ones politicizing this.
They're so eager to stoke their base and score political points that they are putting MoCo residents safety second to their political ambitions.
It was disgusting to watch, but now it's dangerous too.

Anonymous said...

There are between 100 and 300 rapes in Montgomery County in any given year, yet don't remember Robert Dyer doing multiple special reports on any other than this one.

Anonymous said...

Why didn't you attribute the info you used to the Washington Post then? You know, Journalism 101.

Robert Dyer said...

8:06: I did - I cited it in another article.

7:53: How many gang rapes of female minors in Montgomery County in the last year? (Hint: 2, by pairs of illegal immigrants in both cases)

Anonymous said...

It looks like Montgomery County is starting to see the results of it's Sanctuary County policy.two years ago an MS13 member killed a man in his townhome by stabbing him more than 90 times and removing his liver.The County Council and MCPS don't seem to be doing their job in protecting citizens of the County.

Anonymous said...

Dyer @ 7:39 AM: "It's a civil offense."

THAT'S NOT A "CRIME", YOU BIRDBRAIN!

Anonymous said...

Imagine if Dyer's classmates in Latin American History knew he was such a racist. They would have beaten his pasty Gringo ass to a pulp!

Anonymous said...

"8:06: I did - I cited it in another article."

According to Dyer, you only need to cite your sources the first time you use them.

Anonymous said...

When a County Council becomes lawless (as they are with sanctuary policy), then you have to expect lawlessness to proliferate to the community.

Robert Dyer said...

8:20: How am I a "racist?" By reporting the facts on a brutal gang rape of a 14-year-old girl? It's called journalism, and holding the authorities who enabled the attack accountable.

Your position is so weak, all you can do is call me a racist. Embarrassing.

Robert Dyer said...

8:22: I didn't refer to the Post report in this article. Why would I cite it here? Wake up.

Anonymous said...

"Attendees I spoke to left disappointed in Smith's performance and the meeting. "He sounded like an idiot," one said."

Bad Journalism 101: Attribute own opinion to "anonymous source", then use fake quote in headline.

Anonymous said...

Has Smith gone back into hiding already?

Robert Dyer said...

8:29: The Post does it all the time - you think the Washington Post is "bad journalism?"

Robert Dyer said...

8:43: He saw his shadow, and will have to hide in his office another 5 days before he can again comment on the "really bad thing" those wacky pranksters did. Kind of like an incompetent groundhog.

Anonymous said...

You are accusing the Washington Post of making up an anonymous source to express one's own opinion and using fake quotes in headlines and doing it "all the time?"

Of course you are. My oh my, what a terrible paper.

Weren't you just singing their praises ^^^^^@7:37
Which is it?

Anonymous said...

Why are you not on Google News?

Anonymous said...

Statistically speaking, Catholic priests are a far greater threat to our children, than illegal immigrant teens.

Robert Dyer said...

9:02: YOU are the one claiming it's fake. I said the Post often includes a quote from an anonymous source, just like I did here. Real quotes, anonymous sources. YOU now have accused their anonymous quotes as being fake, not me.

Robert Dyer said...

11:26: And how many Catholic priests do you estimate work at MCPS schools, or attend them as 9tb graders?

Think, McFly, think.

Anonymous said...

Saith Dyer @ 7:04 AM:

"MS-13 kingpins in El Salvador have cited our sanctuary status in targeting Montgomery County to grow the gang's power, describing the large illegal immigrant population as ripe for recruiting purposes."

Looks like that "Burgulary" Guy was Robert Dyer all along.

He is now officially Crazier Than A Sh*thouse Rat.

Barwood Sucks said...

Can we atleast agree on a few points?
Such as adults enrolling as high school freshman should be stopped or at the very least require background checks?

Anonymous said...

Great defense of Catholic priests there, Dyer, you Birdbrain! LOL

Anonymous said...

11:26: Hey moron! That is a factually innacurate statement made by an un-informed bomb thrower. That is simply not true. How do Catholic priests even factor into a horrific story about weak and feckless county govt officials letting these adults go to school with children? Answer? Nothing so shut your butt hole.

Robert Dyer said...

12:39: That was reported by the Washington Post, you moron. You're saying the Post reporter is crazy?

I'm sorry you're this poorly informed about the gang situation in Montgomery County, but then again, so are your bosses on the County Council. Pick up their dry cleaning.

Robert Dyer said...

12:56: No, just a "great" way of showing what an idiot you are, in addition to being an anti-Catholic bigot.

You claimed Catholic priests were a greater danger to MCPS students than illegal immigrants. THERE ARE NO CATHOLIC PRIESTS IN MCPS SCHOOLS, YOU IDIOT.

Anonymous said...

Dyer @ 2:38 pm -

1) You're lying as usual.

2) The same Washington Post that you claim attributes their own opinions to "anonymous sources"?

3) Assuming, for the sake of argument, that the Post actually did say that, you are guilty of plagiarism for not citing them in your comment at 7:04 AM Dyer Savings Time.

Anonymous said...

"THERE ARE NO CATHOLIC PRIESTS IN MCPS SCHOOLS, YOU IDIOT."

And thank God for that! Too bad for the kids in Catholic schools, though.

Anonymous said...

Will Roger Berliner continue to facilitate child rape?

Robert Dyer said...

3:30: There is no requirement to cite sources in a comment online, moron. Never said that about the Post. You said real media outlets don't have anonymous quotes in headlines. The Post does it frequently. Stop lying. Stop moving the goalposts, Saul Alinsky.

3:33: Too bad you're an anti-Catholic bigot who goes around calling other people racists. What an idiot.

Anonymous said...

3:33pm you want to talk about anything other than the rape and what facilitated it.
This issue isn't going away. For the first time, residents will have regular reports on what havoc the insane MoCo sanctuary policies are creating.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous @ 8:29 AM said: "Bad Journalism 101: Attribute own opinion to "anonymous source", then use fake quote in headline."

Saith Dyer @ 8:51 AM:

"8:29: The Post does it all the time - you think the Washington Post is "bad journalism?""

Anonymous said...

"MS-13 kingpins in El Salvador have cited our sanctuary status in targeting Montgomery County to grow the gang's power, describing the large illegal immigrant population as ripe for recruiting purposes."

Link to an article in the Post that actually says this - specifically the words highlighted in bold.

Robert Dyer said...

6:24: Read the second half of the sentence. Is English your first language? The Post article clearly said the large number of illegal immigrants in Montgomery County are seen as ripe recruiting targets for MS-13, and that the kingpins have therefore selected MoCo as the place they will focus on to increase the gang's power, and are sending operatives here to carry that plan out.

Again, is English your first language? This is the third or fourth time I've been over this. It's in the Post. God, what a moron.

The fact that you keep repeating things over and over, and aren't talking about Dr. Smith and the gang rape, shows you have lost the debate quite badly.

Tim said...

Roger Berliner & Super Jack Smith are basically telling MoCo parents that this is the "new normal".

Our kids are a small sacrifice for the greater good, right Roger & Jack?

Anonymous said...

Again, Dyer, to which "Washington Post article" are you referring? They publish dozens of articles every single day.

Also, I note that you omitted "MS-13 kingpins in El Salvador have cited our sanctuary status", from your reply.

Robert Dyer said...

7:25: How do you think you get a large number of illegal immigrants? With 287g? What a dumbass. Also, U note that you omitted any mention of Dr. Smith or the gang rape from your reply.

Anonymous said...

Dyer, you do realize that there is more than one person posting the comments here?

"The fact that you keep repeating things over and over" - Dyer
Wrong. Several people are saying it.

Doesn't Dyer's comment @12:15 sound like Sean Spicer's "I didn't say it, you said it"?
hahaha

Anonymous said...

3:33 - Catholics and priests have nothing to do with this story. Secondly, you don't know what the freak you're talking about. Go back to the kids table and let the adults talk please.

Robert Dyer said...

4:31: It's all you. The comments are all in the same voice. Come on, big boy, it's time for you to get Hans Riemer's coffee.

Anonymous said...

Nope, it's not me. I posted at 9:02 and 4:31.
I'm not a big boy.
I'm a small woman.
I've lived here since 1963.
The only coffee I get is for myself and guests in my home.

If intelligent speak = same voice then I'm guilty.
But same voice does not equal same person.

Anonymous said...


"MCPS super "sounded like an idiot", real professional NOT! He could say the same about RD, but he's above that.