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A New York police officer was awarded $1.35 million dollars this week after he successfully sued the village of Freeport, alleging he was passed over for a promotion because of his race.
A Long Island jury sided with Lt. Christopher Barrella after he claimed that then-Mayor Andrew Hardwick overlooked him to become chief of police so that he could name a Hispanic candidate to the position instead.
“I am very gratified that the jury ruled that I deserved to be chief of police. Throughout this entire process, I have tried to maintain a positive attitude and do my best for the department and the village of Freeport and will continue to do so,” Barrella said in a statement. “It has been a long and trying process, but I always had faith that if we could present our case to a jury of my peers they would see that I was discriminated against.”
originally posted by: LadyGreenEyes
a reply to: snarky412
Doesn't surprise me any. I have seen that sort of thing when I was working, and I know it happens in the military, too. Of course, military members can't sue, so nothing is ever done.
Glad this man got some justice! The former mayor should be disgraced, doing something like that.
originally posted by: SirKonstantin
a reply to: abe froman
Able? How can you say white privilege??? Take out the race and what do you have left??? Better Skills and Training!!!
I am going to assume that your white and for the sake of the argument you are 6'5" and have a high rebound and scoring record with great assist and teamwork. And you are going up against a black man who is 6'7" and harbors half the skills you have trained yourself in. Now a multimillionaire dollar contract will go to either of you and it goes the the black gentlemen because he is black.
How would you feel? All your hard work and effort overlooked because you are white.
Just take race outta this, you are portraying a bigot.
and shame on anyone who gave you stars