Tag Archives: N-Word

Kansas City Firefighter Not Guilty in Spitting Incident

A Kansas City, Missouri firefighter who was accused of spitting on an African American child in a Hooters restaurant in a highly publicized case, has been found not guilty on all charges. Terrence Skeen was originally charged with assault, battery and disorderly conduct following the incident in Overland Park, Kansas.

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Michigan Firefighter is the Latest Cybercasualty

A Michigan firefighter has been terminated over racially charged comments he posted on Facebook. Ryan Hudson, 40, of the Belding Fire Department, was fired yesterday for comments he posted in reply to a post that supported San Francisco 49ers’ quarterback ...

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Find Something To Charge Them With

Trenton firefighters union president Wayne Wolk has accused Fire Director Qareeb Bashir of demanding that a deputy chief “find something” to charge two fire officers with in the aftermath of a bizarre retaliation suit. According to NJ.com, that officer, Deputy Chief Robert Tharp, has opted to resign rather than carry out the Director’s order.

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Trenton Fire Hit for $500K in Retaliation Suit

Former Trenton firefighter Jesse Diaz has been awarded $500,000 in his retaliation lawsuit against the city and several fire officers. Dias alleges that after he reported a white firefighter for using the N-word he became the target of several ranking officers.

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Pennsylvania Fire Company Sued for Race Discrimination

A former Pennsylvania fire captain has filed suit against a fire department claiming race discrimination and harassment. Tarence Mosey filed suit this week against Logan Township United Fire Department accusing its members and its leadership of an assortment of racially offensive and discriminatory acts...

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NY Assistant Chief Prevails on Due Process Challenge to His Dismissal

A federal judge has ruled that a NY fire district violated the due process rights of a volunteer assistant chief by terminating him in 2013 without notice and a hearing. William J. Ratajack Jr. was terminated from the Brewster Fire Department and the Brewster-Southeast Joint Fire District in part for directing the "N-word" at two white subordinates.

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Discipline Over The Use of the N-Word

Today’s burning question: Should the penalty for a firefighter who uses the N-word be termination? Answer: I am not sure that question can be answered in the abstract, given all the possible variables. Was the statement made while the member was on-duty or off-duty; in what context was the term used (hate-filled threat, quoting another person, said in jest)...

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Kentucky Fire Department Sues Fire District

An embattled Kentucky fire department is in the news again, this time because it is suing its fire district because the district voided its service agreement and solicited bids for a new provider. The Southeast Bullitt Fire and Rescue Department has filed suit against the Southeast Bullitt Fire Protection District claiming the district improperly voided a contract with the department

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