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Black LA firefighter, Tennie Pierce loses $2.7 m discrimination settlement November 30, 2006

Posted by C.A.R.D in Card, Citizens Against Racism and Discrimination, Discriminate, Discrimination, firefighter, Lawsuit, Racism, Racist.

LOS ANGELES The Los Angeles City Council has sustained the mayor’s veto of a two-point-seven (m) million-dollar settlement for a black ex-firefighter who said racism was behind his white [*and Latino] co-workers’ putting dog food in his spaghetti.

The council recently approved the settlement, eleven-to-one. But the mayor vetoed it when photos surfaced showing Tennie Pierce had himself engaged in hazing colleagues.A motion to override the mayor’s veto failed, six to nine.The city attorney’s office says the action means the city will have to fight Pierce’s claim at a trial in March.Pierce says the incidents he participated in were firefighter camaraderie (Link), but secretly lacing his meal with dog food rose to the level of racism. Some firefighters have said Pierce used the nickname “Big Dog” when he was on the force.

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C.a.r.d {Citizens Against Racism and Discrimination} Source: kesq.com

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