Lots of times, in companies I've worked in, having relatively less important job responsibilities than a FEMA head, my resume got checked ahead of time.
Brown did do a good job at his humble position, however, according to his boss. "Yes. Mike Brown worked for me. He was my administrative assistant. He was a student at Central State University," recalls former city manager Bill Dashner. "Mike used to handle a lot of details. Every now and again I'd ask him to write me a speech. He was very loyal. He was always on time. He always had on a suit and a starched white shirt."
I only wish Michael Brown's head on a platter would fix the problem. But it's ground zero in the process that I don't think will ever be complete, because the U.S. structure of power and class depend upon it not being fixed. Especially not with another $50 billion on the way to insulate and protect all types of inefficiency.
But we can hope.