Star-News reporter Melissa Pamer asked Monrovia Councilman Tom Adams about allegations *someone in his office* has been posting attacks against the Monrovia Police Officers Association on the Foothill Cities Blog. Blogger Robert Parry claims that *the poster* has assumed the name Hay, Bad Boy and Tom Edwards in those posts.
Here’s what Adams wrote about the controversy in an email this afternoon:
“there are approximately 120 people who work for the Adams & Barnes Companies, anyone who may go to the internet, either on one of the company owned computers or one of their own attached to our network. We also have run press releases informing the public that our wifi is open to the public as a service, for free. Anyone of them can go to the internet through our network. Although I am not surprised that Mr. Parry has gone to this much trouble to find out basically nothing other than he thinks someone blogged from our internet connection. The real issue has not changed. The Monrovia Police Union through some of their supporters have done all they can to attempt to embarrass the council or city manager. Telling the world that Mr. Parry thinks someone from my office blogged will not get the Police Union any more money. One part that was a little sad is that Mr. Parry’s attack came at a meeting when anyone who reads agendas knew I would not be there to respond. Baseless attacks always work better when no one can `respond. Perhaps if Mr. Parry wants transparency on his blog he should post all of the bloggers IP addresses and locations, but then that is not his goal.”