Federal Court Orders Chicago To Hire 111 Black Firefighters, Pay Damages

CHICAGO (AP) — A spokeswoman for Chicago’s law department says a federal court’s decision that forces the hiring of 111 African-American firefighters and orders the city to pay millions of dollars in damages was a “partial victory” for the city.

Jenny Hoyle says Friday’s ruling by the Seventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will likely cost the city about $30 million in damages paid to about 6,000 blacks who took and passed the 1995 firefighters entrance exam, but were not hired.

She says the amount is based on the pay and benefits that 111 firefighters would have earned in the last 16 years. She says the amount would have been higher had the court ruled, as the plaintiffs wanted, to hire 132 firefighters and pay damages based on what those firefighters would have earned in 16 years.

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  • You bes passed mf

    Attorney General Eric holder says if a man (that means negro) can find a pencil to scratch anything that will identify him he is good enough as passed. The ni99ers are making a joke out of this country. Including the president.

    • Tracy

      @You bes, That’s hilarious, HaHaHaHa. Good post.

  • try to find me

    You are a racesit and a biggot don’t get mad because they are smarter than you you will never amout to anythingyou need to stick your head up your behind and get a clue something you just dont have and will never have your are as dumb as a box of rocks and that’s not very smart you thought that you can become the president of the world but you really to dumb to learn hou to do anything in your life try get a life befor you judge someone your are a true jack a&& and everybody you know already know that you are so get a life you son of a nobody

    • Tara

      Can you please go to school to learn how to spell and punctuate? I’m sorry, is punctuate too big of a word for you?

  • Tara

    You are a total idiot. A man does not imply negro, and you can take your conservative beliefs and shove them where they came from. I am only hoping that you have not procreated…and pray for your children if you have.

    • find your self

      He’s implying something and that’s being a racesit and a biggot

  • jhon

    The Democrats running Chicago are nitwits.

  • Bill

    Everybody is gaming the system!All backgrounds!All sides!Who pays?All the taxpayers of all backgrounds!No discrimination against taxpayers,right?????We elect these self-serving idiots who are also gaming the system for their own hidden agendas!These egotistical maniacs are playing everybody for the fools that we are!This whole us against them distraction is no different than two pickpockets working in tandem to take your money!The city doesn’t pay,the taxpayers do!This includes all backgrounds!If you have nothing to lose,it’s easy to go where the money is!The sheep will keep voting for these idiots because they keep the illusion alive that we are here to help you!Rahm just said he wants to give the taxpayers money to the illegal immigrants of All races and backgrounds so they can go to school for free!Is that fair to the LEGAL resident taxpayer who has to fund what they can their own children’s education and then their kid’s have to take out student loans????He,like many politicians are pandering to what they see as their future voters that will re-elect them so they can keep up their hidden agendas!

  • Jermain

    What is wrong with the federal court? Those nigs flunked the test. There is no such thing as a test that whites can pass and blacks can’t. Isn’t this racial discrimination against the white guys who passed the test?

    • Mike

      You are right. However, they give special treatment to blacks. It is discrimination. Hopefully the white firefighters will file a lawsuit, too. Also, to Bill, blacks pay very little taxes, but receive too much in aid.

  • find your self

    You just as dumb as the day you were born for the simple fact you are a racesit just like the rest of them get over it they are smarter than you will ever be and you couldn’t pass that test if you had cheated you just as dumb as the rest of the biggots on this post and everybody need to stick their heads up there a&& and ger a real clue dumb silly fools just don’t have a life but nothing was said when a white man stole money from the fire station oops check that out stupid dumb idiots

    • David

      @find, If you are an example of the negros that flunked the test, it’s no wonder they flunked. Read your comment out loud to yourself. Why are you being so abusive toward the other commenters. Dumb, racesit(what ever the hell that is), silly fools, stupid dumb idiots? That is not very nice things to say. What is wrong with you?

      • Mike

        he’s a punk. That’s what wrong with him!

  • Wolf

    Hopefully this ruling wasn’t based on race discrimination again…if those hired were based on their test scores then there should be no settlement…this ruling appears to have racial undertones which makes me suspicious that no justification for a settlement was in evidence here…

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