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Whistleblowers defenseless against retaliatory suspensions

A report by Mike McGraw of The Kansas City Star shines a light on "a loophole in America's whistleblower protection laws." Whistleblowers have nowhere to turn when they face retaliation for their actions. McGraw's story focuses on George Sarris, an Air Force employee whose security clearance was suspended after he pointed out life-threatening maintenance problems with the planes he maintained. He is now paid $47,000 a year "to do odd jobs because they’ve suspended his access to classified information and restricted areas."

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