Sunday, October 29, 2017

The FBI Persecutes an American Hero

What is Wrong with These People

One would think a person with this background would be honored by the government.

 Since the early 1990s, he had periodically seen blood in his urine and semen, and he had received a diagnosis of sterility from Army doctors in 1997. He joined the F.B.I. in 2001 and hoped that a job with more stability would allow him time to deal with his infertility, but after the Sept. 11 attacks, he was recalled to active duty, leading a seven-man Army Special Forces team in Afghanistan. . . .

Mr. Litton was a veteran of the Hostage Rescue Team and multiple deployments to Iraq, and his wife was a counterintelligence agent in the bureau’s Washington field office. 

So what's the problem here/ Well Mr. Litton did not disclose on his employment form that he was taking drugs for infertility. This resulted in a criminal charge, since dropped because it was ludicrous, and then fired by the FBI. He has been in court trying to get reinstated and back pay. He just won.

In September, the judge ruled that Mr. Litton had a disability — his sterility — and that he did not need to disclose the treatments. The judge said the F.B.I.’s use of the medical form violated the Americans With Disabilities Act. The judge also said Mr. Litton was telling the truth when he said the sole reason for seeking the drugs was to treat his condition.

Of course in our crazy judicial system, winning is not winning.

There are still hurdles ahead. Ms. Litton is owed substantial back pay. It is not clear whether Mr. Litton will ever be able to return to the F.B.I. The appeals process could drag on for years.

Nevertheless, Mr. Litton, who is eligible to retire in three years, hopes his ordeal will end at some point. He wants to go back to work on the Hostage Rescue Team, which undertakes some of the F.B.I.’s most dangerous missions, both in the United States and abroad, and works closely with the military.

No one is saying why this insanity is taking place. But we all know the reason, no one, particularly the arrogant FBI ever wants to admit they were wrong. In this case it is a personal tragedy for the Littons, We all admire their courage in fighting on.

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