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An American Farce in Black & White
« on: July 07, 2010, 10:42:57 PM »
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L.A. pays $2.53 million to captains in fire department harassment

By Sam Quinones
Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
July 2, 2010 | 1:48 p.m.
 
The costs of a 2004 firehouse incident in which a black firefighter was fed dog food continues to rise even as the Los Angeles city budget is already battered by recession.

The City Council approved the payment Friday of $2.53 million to two white fire captains, who won a court case alleging the department racially discriminated against them in the punishments they received for the incident.

That figure was almost $900,000 more than the original $1.6 million that a jury awarded the captains in 2008.



Read more of the story at the link below.  When you get down a few paragraphs you see how a Black Firefighter was fed dog food because he referred to himself as the "Big Dog."

http://www.latimes.com/news/la-me-0703-fire-settlement-m,0,2350159.story
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