Posts Tagged ‘Center for Constitutional Rights’

Video News About Legal Victory by Center for Constitutional Rights and the Vulcan Society Against FDNY

Thursday, August 13th, 2009

From Democracy Now:

A federal judge has determined that the Fire Department of New York City used racially discriminatory hiring practices that unlawfully prevented hundreds of qualified African American and Latino applicants from joining the department. New York City has the least diverse fire department of any major city in the nation.

Shayana Kadidal, managing attorney at the Center for Constitutional Rights and Paul Washington, past president of the fraternal order of black firefighters, the Vulcan Society join Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzales.

Earlier WORDblog post about victory.

Federal Judge Rules That the Hiring Practices of the New York City Fire Department Are Racially Discriminatory

Friday, July 24th, 2009

Is this a bombshell decision or what?