What do Matt Lauer and current Midlothian Park District Executive Director Dominic Egizio have in common?
They both lost their jobs for sexual assault that included giving a co-worker a sex toy.
What does Egizio have that Lauer doesn’t?
A job that comes with a taxpayer funded paycheck and a taxpayer pension that continues to fatten up with every day that goes by.
Those are two “perks” that should have been permanently stripped from Egizio in terms of continuing to have access to…and could have been if all government units had refused to hire him. In fact, anyone in government who leaves government due to sexual assault, whether its through a firing or the more sinister form of an out of court settle, should never again be allowed to rely on the taxpayers to keep food on their tables, let alone fund their pensions, health insurance, etc.
But instead of the public being kept safe from these types of real threats (recorded recidivism rates are misleading due to the number of unreported incidents), current Bremen School District 228 Board member Evelyn Gleason and then Park District Director and current Park District President and former Village Clerk Michael Kohlstedt told everyone that out of 27 candidates, Egizio was the right person to inherit the Evelyn Gleason PD Kingdom.
Egizio’s freedom was never taken away from him, not even for a day.
Egizio didn’t go for any therapy, willingly or unwillingly.
In fact, no one called upon Egizio to do anything about his sexually assaulting a former employee, especially demanding of him to create a lifetime plan on how he’ll control such impulses in the future and a network that will support him throughout his struggles.
Sexual predators don’t just “cure” themselves and the Egizio outcome clearly demonstrates just how much of a viciously cruel joke the Sex Offender Registration List can be.
There is no gray area with Egizio still being allowed to assault people while employed by the Park District. The actual act of hiring him was a nuclear bomb dropped on all sexual assault victims across the world and was also an act of psychological warfare against the public at large. One of those more profound “Fuck you all. We’re Government and you’ll take what we give you. Now shut up or we’ll shut you up” that remains far too common throughout the world.
But there’s another angle to this as well. It was recommended that General Michael Flynn be fired due to a risk of being blackmailed by the Russians. Turns out that recommendation was well-placed and well-founded.
Dominic Egizio remains at risk of being blackmailed, but not necessarily by the Russians.
How about from inside and outside of the Midlothian Park District by current and former Park District employees and elected officials?
All it takes is one squeeze from Kohlstedt or Gleason and Egizio is their Bag Man.
This way, companies like Roe Construction can still be given contracts to do work for the Park District, like the October 18, 2001 contract between Roe Construction, Inc., R.E. Johnson and the Midlothian Park District to build the new maintenance garage, let alone the continued financing of Rybak and former Park District Commissioner Mary Ellen Levine’s spending spree with the Park District brochure that went throughout 2017.
That’s the mental accounting of Michael Kohlstedt and Evelyn Gleason for you.
Nothing like putting a known sexual predator in charge of watching over everything and everyone trusting a government unit for some product and/or service. Upper management gets to control them at whim and will and be damned of the fall-out from such a risk…
Who’s going to file a police report on a government official or employee in Midlothian with a Police Department that from the top down views emotional displays to be clear signals of mental imbalance and in need of mental health care? Not all victims can sit there calm, cool and composed while relating their story and political retaliation is still alive and thriving in Midlothian…nor should they be expected to, even if timeliness is of importance.
And to think Gleason still has responsibility and accountability to oversee the safety of all of the children in District 228…
#FireEgizioNOW #NoSexualPredatorsAllowedHere #ResignEvelynGleason #ResignMichaelKohlstedt