White police officer wins over $1 million in "reverse discrimination" case

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  1. Lance Murdock

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    http://www.newsday.com/long-island/...1-35m-in-racial-discrimination-suit-1.8266200


    A federal jury has awarded $1.35 million to a white Freeport police lieutenant who sued the village for racial discrimination after it awarded the police chief's job to a Hispanic officer with fewer academic qualifications and a lower test score. "It has been a long and trying process [since January 2012], but I always had faith that . . . a jury of my peers . . . would see that I was discriminated against," Lt. Christopher Barrella, 47, of Suffolk County, said in a news release from one of his lawyers, Amanda Fugazy of Glen Cove.
    Keith M. Corbin, a Freeport spokesman, said village officials plan to appeal Thursday's jury decision. "There is no supporting evidence . . . that the Village of Freeport discriminated against Lt. Barrella," he said.
    Former Mayor Andrew Hardwick was a defendant in the case, but he could not be reached Thursday for comment. Neither could his lawyer, Ken Novikoff of Rivkin Radler in Uniondale. Hardwick was the village's first black mayor.
    Barrella, who is still on the job, had charged in court papers that upon "being sworn in as mayor, Hardwick immediately began terminating and demoting qualified, experienced Non-Hispanic whites and replacing them with less qualified and less experienced Hispanic and Black employees."
    Miguel Bermudez, 55, had four more years on the job in Freeport than Barrella, but no college, while Barrella has two college degrees. Barrella also scored highest on the test for chief; Bermudez came in third. Bermudez had been a fellow firefighter with Hardwick for many years in Freeport.
    "Based on this history and relationship, Hardwick trusted Bermudez," U.S. District Court Judge Arthur Spatt in Central Islip said in an earlier decision, while noting that Hardwick did not know Barrella before being named mayor in 2009.
    Bermudez, also a lieutenant, was promoted to deputy chief, then assistant chief before becoming chief. Barrella was not interviewed for any of the jobs.
    The jury award included $200,000 in punitive damages. Freeport must also pay the expenses for all the lawyers in the case, Fugazy said. "Racial discrimination against white employees is just as unlawful as discrimination [against] black, Hispanic or Asian employees," Fugazy said. "Mayor Andrew Hardwick and the Village of Freeport seemingly forgot that."
     
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    i want to hear the appeal: i'm interested to hear what procedural errors they believe the court made (although from the article it does not sound like the spokesmen and village officials understand the criteria for filing an appeal). should be interesting.
     
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    Did minorities think we're going to funnel our tens of thousands of dollars in property taxes to token faggots?

    Think again!

    -Signed, Wealth Creators :owned:
     
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    what the fuck is "reverse discrimination" :uhuh:
     
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    and either do you, appeals are not based solely on procedural errors. Most appeals are based up the the premise that the verdict was not legally supported by the evidence, or the trial judge improperly applied the law. About 1/3 of all jury awards are reversed, where as only about 10% of all defense verdicts are.
     
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    Oh come on. Now we hate hispanics too?
     
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    Some Hempstead school supervisor wants white kids bussed into that school district.

    Dumbass motherfuckers, this is a blue state, we don't got time for that. :c
     
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    harlock ancora imparo Gold

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    is he trying to raise the test scores or something?
     
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    I think it would mean tax revenue resources of wealthier areas would flow into their district of failure, kebobs and afro-sheen.
     
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    yeah, that's lib talk :what:
     
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    If you win a large amount of money in a civil lawsuit against a municipality, does the city insurance carrier write out a big check or pay in installments? What happens if upon appeal, you have to pay the money back and you simply do not have it anymore since it was spent already? I mean, after all, if you receive the money before an appeal is filed, you wouldn't have an idea to NOT spend it however you want to.
     
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    i clicked the link. it sounds like regular discrimination :dontknow:
     
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    we are equal opportunity haters.

    it would be discrimination to hate some groups and not all.
     
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    you're thinking too logically at this point. its a civil lawsuit. the village officials think the rules of evidence are the same in civil and criminal court. they have to stop watching law tv shows.
     
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    that is technically true :jj:
     
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    Good.
     
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    When will Wiggy address this?

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