More troulbe for Bridgeport Ct fire Dept
City of Bridgeport Fire Dept is set to hire minority Firefighter candidate spent time in jail for murder with full backing of International Association of Black Firefighters and Mayor John Fabriziís office.
.The City of Bridgeport Civil Service Commission granted 9 convicted Felons who were all minoritiesí Firefighter candidatesí appeals on the 2002 to present Firefighter exam at there June 1,2004 Meeting.
. The 9 convicted Felons Firefighter candidates are set to be hire November / January Firefighter recruit class.
. One of convicted Felons Firefighter candidates Number # 10 on the hiring list Earl King Jr. was getaway drive of the murder of Karren Clarke and her son BJ Brown who was brutally murder by heads of green top gang the Peelers brothers. The Peelers brothers brutally murder young mother and her son with two City of Bridgeport CT police officers Parked in front of her house.
. Karren Clarke and her son BJ Brown was set to testify against Russel Peeler JR for murder of Karren Clarke Finance Rudy Snead .Green top gang then killed Karren Clarke and her son BJ Brown execution style.
. The heads of International Association of Black Firefighters Northeast Donald Day, Ron Mackey and a member of Mayor John Fabriziís office spoke on Earl King JR behalf.
. City of Bridgeport Civil Service Commission voted 4 votes to 0 granting Earl King jr appeal for Firefighter job with City of Bridgeport Fire Dept.
.4 minorityís and one white male make up the City of Bridgeport Civil Service Commission.
.City of Bridgeport personnel Director John C. Colligan put his retirement papers in the next day and is set to retire on July 1 ,2004
.City of Bridgeport charter states no candidate with a felon will be appointed to Bridgeport Fire Dept.
. City of Bridgeport Civil Service Commission refused to hear 19 white Firefighter candidates who were appealing the whole City of Bridgeport Civil Service Firefighter test process at the same June 1,2004 meeting .
. The testing for 2002 to present City of Bridgeport Firefighter has been screw up from the start.
. City of Bridgeport Fire Chief Michael Magloine used a all minority recruit team run by International Association of Black Firefighters Northeast Donald Day, Ron Mackey.
. The all minority recruit team reused to recruit White males and also denied white male applications to take Firefighter exam.
. The city of Bridgeport used Dr James Outtzs a government approved firm which specializes in manipulating Fire oral exam results in order to grant passing grades to the largest number of non white.
. All of white candidates who scored high on written exam all received low oral scores and are bottom of hiring list.
.All of minority candidates who scored very low on the written scored high on oral exam and is on the top of the hiring list.
. Dr James Outtzs a black male stated in court he graded the oral exam for City of Bridgeport firefighter by the person color. He used three score sheets.
. 19 White Firefighter candidates filed two Federal lawsuits against City of Bridgeport and City of Bridgeport Fire Dept seeking total of 100 million dollars.
. 19 White Firefighter candidates hired high power law firm Williams and Pattis out of New Haven CT.
. The law firm Williams and Pattis is known for winning 3.2 Million dollar reverse reverse-discrimination lawsuit against City of Hartford Fire Dept and Chief Robert Dobson.
. Bridgeport Mayor Joseph P. Ganim who was the mayor during most of test process was was convicted on 16 of 21 counts in the largest corruption case in recent state history.
. Mayor Joseph Ganim was convicted of racketeering, racketeering conspiracy, bribery conspiracy, mail fraud and filing a false tax return. Racketeering is the most serious charges and is now serving 20 years in Jail.
. 15 white candidates filed lawsuit in 1997 against last test giving by City of Bridgeport for same reason. City of Bridgeport settled that suite all 15 white candidates were hired.
.Its shame City of Bridgeport CT wills never learn. I feel for guys who work in Bridgeport Fire Dept .They put there lives on line every day for peanuts and now they have to worry about getting killed and robbed by convicted Felons and murders who they work with.
The future of the fire service
Is this the direction of the fire service? Hiring ex-convicts so that they can fulfill the quota of minorities? Just when we thought that running into burning buildings was dangerous... this is going to create an even more unsafe/hostile environment for firefighters. Before this is misinterpreted as being a racially motivated message... I do not condone any hiring of persons regardless of raced, creed, or gender if they are not suitable for the job of a firefighter. Each day we rely on each other with our lives, why would we lower our standards to appease a certain percentage? Long-term we are going to suffer the consequences of our current management's actions if this hiring pratice continues. A plead to the IAFF, NFPA... let's create a standard that allows fire department's to focus on hiring qualified candidates that are reliable, and want to be firefighters regardless of their race or gender.