I was invited by Pat McDonough again to join him on his monthly CAN TV show. This was much less formal and we discussed a range of issues. I was joined on the show by Emery Joe Yost. Mr. Yost has became a cult celebrity over the last few months at least here in Chicago. He and Pat and a few other friends put together a musical group called the Clout Meisters.
What isn't as well known about Yost is that he's also a whistleblower. Yost works with children with special needs as a music teacher in the Chicago Public Schools. In 2001, he witnessed an individual that he determined to be a predator exposing himself in the vicinity of children. As a teacher, Yost wasn't merely under some sort of a moral and ethical duty to report this exposure. In fact Yost was a "mandated reporter". As such, by law he had to report this or risk losing his ability to teach. That's what he did and so began a near nine year odyssey that to some level continues today. Yost briefly explains some of the things that happened as a result, but I hope to soon tell the story much more fully.
Please check out my new books, "Prosecutors Gone Wild: The Inside Story of the Trial of Chuck Panici, John Gliottoni, and Louise Marshall" and also, "The Definitive Dossier of PTSD in Whistleblowers"