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I first told you about Madame X on November 23 and the County wasted no time in placing her on administrative leave so that my claims about her could be investigated.
Records disclose that Madame X was first hired by Northampton County in the beginning of January 2014. She earned $40,330.75 that year, including $7,550.31 in overtime pay. In 2015, she earned $50,560.11, including $14,794.88 in overtime.
Before she was hired, Madame X failed to disclose her work history between 1989 and 1996. But soon after she became a corrections officer, she began telling others about her previous life as a stripper at various local establishments, as well as in New Jersey and New York. She had been a model for various Biker magazines, even posing nude. She sent some of these nude pictures to her new pals after being hired at the jail. But it was not all fun and games. She apparently had fallen into drug abuse, too. And with the worst possible drug. Heroin. She did kick her addiction, thanks to her first husband.
Though former Corrections Director Arnie Matos refused to take any action, she has since confirmed that she failed to submit a complete application. She has admitted to working in the adult entertainment industry, both as a stripper or dancer, and as a model for biker magazines. She has also admitted drug use, but attempts to minimize it.
She claims, for example, that she experimented once or twice with heroin.
Nobody experiments with heroin.
Corrections experts tell me that her past in adult entertainment could make her job more difficult, especially if she runs into people she knows from that world.
Northampton County has never had a problem hiring officers who at times smoked weed. But policy is that nobody who has used heroin should ever be hired to work as a corrections officer. Madame X has compounded her problem by being dishonest on her job application.
On top of everything else, she has another problem. She is a bigot.
Her Facebook page has disappeared. But when I looked as it, her settings permitted anyone to see it, including the families of inmates. There were repeated posts of the Confederate Battle Flag as well as complaints about the appointment to the Immigration Department of Fatima Noor, a Muslim who fled from Somalia as a child and became a United States citizen. She also claims, on Facebook, that we are one nation under God, not Allah. She also posted a joke about a redneck girl who shoots an Arab and a Mexican.
She certainly has a First Amendment right to be a bigot and be intolerant of other religions. But as a corrections officer, she encounters numerous inmates who are black or Muslim or both. When she uses Facebook to make racist remarks or statements that infringe on religious freedom guaranteed in this country, she should be fired for that reason alone. Exercising those rights have consequences.
She was also endangering own safety, as well as the safety of other corrections officers with these unnecessary statements.
Before her Facebook page vanished, Madame X offered this defense of her past.
I love when people try to make you look bad when they are the ones that did wrong.I'm not proud of my past but I'm not ashamed of it.when your a single mom and you can't get help.you are forced into doing whatever it takes to feed your kids no, I was never a hooker.and being concerned about terrorism and our government is everyone's concern.I am not racist.never was.but some people try to make you look that way..if that's what you got to do to make me look bad.then shame on you..so I think some jokes are funny ..sure..it's a joke...and if it happened to be a bit distasteful and I laugh or share it..so what.it doesn't mean I'm racist..I started my turn to Christianity about 13 yrs ago and it's been a tough road..it's not easy being a Christian,but I am getting better although I have a long way to go because I am human and all humans are not perfect.God said so.so the ones that are skimming my Facebook and putting it out there that I'm all kind of a bad person..good for you...I actually laughed when I read the blog..you need to get your story straight...if you want to know about me.I'll tell you all about me to your face..you don't need to get stories from people who don't know me..and feeding you lies..but my God is bigger than you...and we will all stand in judgement...btw...I will pray for you...I thank her for that, and see no purpose in disclosing her real identity at this point. But as Corrections Supervisor Dan Keen told her in the termination letter, "The County of Northampton and the Northampton County Prison have reason to expect their employees to observe a code of ethics which will not reflect discredit on the abilities and integrity of their employees, and to ensure public trust so as not to create suspicion with reference to their employees’ capability in discharging their duties and responsibilities."
She let everyone down with her basic dishonesty, and endangered the lives of fellow officers with reckless remarks on Facebook.