We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Seriously, she was an idiot kid at the time, in a family dispute. Her mess began when the grievance crews showed up and exploited a foolish kid. I feel sorry for her. I think she was just trying to avoid a whuppin' from her father or stepfather or whoever, and quickly got in over her head with her teenage fibs.
In a way, I see both her and Pagones as victims of the race industry.
Sympathy only that she was used as a "child", but remember her age... old enough to know better than to lie and allow that circus. Several good cops got shamelessly smeared and accused. She never spoke up and corrected the farce.
That she only got sued is a travesty. That Al used her to ramp his national exposure and grievance machine contemptible and he'll reap his rewards too someday.
This is a teachable moment about lying and deceit, but it will be lost on those most in need of it.
My interpretation of the article is not that she lost her job, but that she quit her job, will move to another place, and assume another identity.
“She is not stupid enough to tell us where she went,” the co-worker said, adding that Brawley is secretive.
Seems to me it would be a lot easier to simply apologize to Pagones and be relieved of having to go through this charade. But when you have been moving in one direction for over a quarter century, it is difficult to change direction.
Her renting furniture is an indication that she was already preparing for the possibility of another move.