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October 27, 2016

Ex-deputy constable recalls alleged sexual harassment by boss

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  • truthserum posted at 1:06 am on Thu, Mar 20, 2014.

    truthserum Posts: 584

    Get ready GDN for some lewd comments in reaction to the use of colorful words in the article. My friend is trying to get her children' reading level up and so she has them read the paper. I can't wait for one of them to ask ....." Mommy - what's a duck taco?"

  • RonShelby posted at 4:36 am on Thu, Mar 20, 2014.

    RonShelby Posts: 1047


  • justaman posted at 5:11 am on Thu, Mar 20, 2014.

    justaman Posts: 213

    This story is one that irks me on several fronts..She mistreated me?
    What kind of self respecting man would
    allege this..If it was so uninvited. . Get out of the office sissy boy and get back out in the street and do some work..

  • bvresident posted at 6:41 am on Thu, Mar 20, 2014.

    bvresident Posts: 1763

    Matranga was hired by the Bayou Vista PD late last year and she left after a few weeks by walking off the job during the middle of her shift and leaving the city without a police officer on duty. Second-hand talk was that she got pi**sed that someone else got a promotion she thought she deserved.

    Mr. Gist is a good guy and those who think oppression by superior officers is okay-whether male or female-only reinforce the Neanderthal image of many in law enforcement. Of course, "self-respecting men" wouldn't run down a woman on the seawall on their motorcycles and then be allowed to leave the scene by other self-respecting men without undergoing a DUI test. Other self-respecting men wouldn't falsify a police report alleging DUI in retaliation because one of their drunken, drug-fueled friends got himself killed.

    I'd damn sure rather have Gist show up on a 911 call than Pam Matranga. The woman is bizarre.

  • Rockstrongo posted at 6:55 am on Thu, Mar 20, 2014.

    Rockstrongo Posts: 344

    The "duck taco" sentence may have been the best thing I've ever read in the paper!

    Matrangas Duck Taco would be an awesome band name!!! Look for it next year at south by southwest music fest in Austin. I can picture it being a LGBT punk band that plays electric banjos and accordions. Or possibly a S&M themed mariachi band.

  • Judy0313 posted at 7:15 am on Thu, Mar 20, 2014.

    Judy0313 Posts: 76

    The article says Gist dismissed the case against Matranga. That sums it up in a nutshell. There's No $$$ going after Matranga. The $$$ is with the county. Looks like he's looking for a big payday. Give him nothing00000000.

  • Richard Moore posted at 8:46 am on Thu, Mar 20, 2014.

    Richard Moore Posts: 191

    And our taxes go to support this kind of work environment? Regardless of the gender, this group (Constables Office) sounds extremely immature and it is doubtful that the group is needed at all!

  • Jeffs posted at 11:29 am on Thu, Mar 20, 2014.

    Jeffs Posts: 81

    It's all fun and games until you thrown down the Duck Taco, to now be know as D*** T*** to protect the children.

  • miceal o'laochdha posted at 12:35 pm on Thu, Mar 20, 2014.

    miceal o'laochdha Posts: 661

    Duck Taco (or perhaps Taco del Pato?)...

    Thank you for this, Daily News. I have not had a good laugh in weeks. Heber my friend, please forgive anything negative I have ever said about you, you are the best newspaper editor in America. Phil Bronstein should have come even close to this reporting triumph even once in his heyday.

    I am going to see if I can find excuses to work that expression into my conversation at least once per day!

  • RonShelby posted at 10:01 pm on Thu, Mar 20, 2014.

    RonShelby Posts: 1047

    I think the trial is over and not in Gist's favor. If so, the daily news needs to do as prominent a story as today's , otherwise they may leave some undeserved lasting damage on Ms Matranga. In terms of doing the job of a constable, she was one of the better ones ever to have come along.

  • Richard Worth posted at 10:49 pm on Thu, Mar 20, 2014.

    Richard Worth Posts: 276

    100% agreement with Mr. Shelby, outcome of the trial should be front and center. I also agree with his assessment of Ms. Matranga.

  • truthserum posted at 1:17 am on Fri, Mar 21, 2014.

    truthserum Posts: 584

    I think most of law enforcement would agree with Ron Shelby as well. I know a lot of people in bay shore area were disappointed about the harassment initially are truly sorry to see her gone from that office.

  • miceal o'laochdha posted at 7:22 am on Fri, Mar 21, 2014.

    miceal o'laochdha Posts: 661

    0720, Friday morning and I have succeeded in working "Duck Taco" into my speech already today! Really, thanks again for this!

  • bvresident posted at 7:59 am on Fri, Mar 21, 2014.

    bvresident Posts: 1763

    I never cease to be amazed how you always believe that "most" of you name it-politicians, the public, law enforcement, baby-sitters, etc.-would agree with you and Ron Shelby. If they were so disappointed why did she get un-elected?

  • RonShelby posted at 11:40 am on Fri, Mar 21, 2014.

    RonShelby Posts: 1047

    How about enlightening us on this BV


  • RonShelby posted at 11:43 am on Fri, Mar 21, 2014.

    RonShelby Posts: 1047

    See my comment for BV below.

  • bvresident posted at 1:01 pm on Fri, Mar 21, 2014.

    bvresident Posts: 1763

    Ron (aka, truthserum), I'm always happy to oblige those who are "challenged" in their ability to gather all the data before opening their mouths.



    Let me say this again and I'm going to be really simple in my wording so that even you can understand it.

    District Attorney Jack Roady charged me in retaliation for forcing the facts on him about the fraud and misconduct in Bayou Vista involving FEMA monies and current and former elected officials and law enforcement.

    He then lied to the AG's Office in order to keep from having to give me my file info and to cover up for his misconduct. Of course he had help in his act of retaliation from Sgt. Bruce Balchunas of the GCSO. I dare either one of these individuals to sue me civilly. They know the last thing they want the public to know is that I'm telling the truth and that they lied.
    Bayou Vista

  • bvresident posted at 1:13 pm on Fri, Mar 21, 2014.

    bvresident Posts: 1763

    See my reply to little Ron below.

  • bvresident posted at 10:05 am on Sat, Mar 22, 2014.

    bvresident Posts: 1763

    It's front and center alright. To the tune of the County being spanked for 647,000 big ones for tolerating Matranga's behavior. Hopefully this will finish off her career in law enforcement.