Dallas Police Claim Discrimination

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    Seven police officers filed a civil rights lawsuit against the city Tuesday, alleging they were denied promotions or transfers because they are white or do not speak Spanish.

    The officers say they were occasionally passed over in favor of minority candidates who had less experience, were on probation or had not applied for an open position.
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    White folks are so afraid to speak out for each other.
     
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    A federal agency has found evidence of racial discrimination in mass firings by Orleans Parish District Attorney Eddie Jordan after he took office last year.

    Ruling in 37 complaints filed against Jordan, Clement Donelon, an attorney representing 45 former employees who are suing Jordan, said the EEOC found cause to believe that Jordan had discriminated on the basis of race.

    In late January 2003, Jordan fired about 60 holdovers from the 30-year administration of his predecessor, Harry Connick. At the time, Jordan said he had the right to make any changes for any reason.

    The lawsuit alleged that Jordan discriminated on the basis of age and race in firing people, in violation of federal anti-discrimination laws. The suit contends that Jordan, who is black, targeted white employees for dismissal.
    http://www.theneworleanschannel.com/news/3506772/detail.html
     
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    whats real sad about this story, is its not in the dallas news. :(
     
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    Whats even more sad is the fact that if this had been about seven black or hispanic cops, this would have been international news.
     

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