Racine Bar Lawsuit: Racine WI. alike Furguson MO ?

Posted: September 10, 2015 in The Film
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Dickert told 620 WTMJ. Dickert explained that he has proof that slurs were not used.

Compare Ferguson MO. Justice Report to Racine WI. Holmes vs City of Racine Discovery of Evidence

From Ferguson Report: November 2008: An e-mail said President Obama would not be president for very long because “what black man holds a steady job for four years.” 

From Racine Alderman: . E-mail from Wisneski containing the following joke:  “[a] black guy, an illegal alien, a Muslim and a communist walk into a bar.  The bartender asks ‘What can I get you Mr. President?’”  (Id. at 21).

From Ferguson Report: A December 2011 email included jokes playing on offensive Muslim stereotypes

From Racine Police Chief: Wahlen’s e-mail to Officer Robert Purdy in which he refers to him as “Mumbai Bob” and asks “[a]re you now wearing one of those towels on your head?”  (Id. at 21).

From Ferguson Report: October 2011: An email included a photo of a group of topless, dancing black women, seemingly in Africa, with the caption: “Michelle Obama’s High School Reunion.”

From Racine Alderman: E-mail from Helding to Maack in which he stated “Being an official, I feel like I have to restrain on Facebook.  Here is my comment on the Gnome.  ‘They combine ghetto and trailer trash in a way that hasn’t been seen since Eminem.’”  (Id. at 21).

More Racine emails at:   https://patternorpractice.com/2015/09/01/new-emails-happy-hunting/

Racine Mayor John Dickert Said:

Mayor Dickert and other city officials who have been sued are now saying they never said those words. They say they never typed the words — and they say they can prove it.  “Let’s be clear — what they did as I understand it, they were going to do a search for certain words,” Mayor Dickert said. “To date, according to our attorneys, they have found nothing relevant to those words being utilized in any of the documentation,” Mayor Dickert said. http://fox6now.com/2015/02/24/racist-words-found-hundreds-of-times-on-city-of-racine-computers-so-how-were-they-used-and-by-whom/  Racine mayor calls lawsuit accusing him of targeting minority business owners ‘reprehensible’“The allegations I heard today were not only ugly and vicious but false and insulting,” Dickert told 620 WTMJ.Dickert explained that he has proof that slurs were not used  February 19, 2015 http://www.scrippsmedia.com/tmj4/news/Racine-Mayor-calls-racial-lawsuit-reprehensible-292740981.html

Ferguson Mayor James Knowles said:

“This type of behavior will not be tolerated in the Ferguson Police Department or any other department,” Knowles told reporters a few hours after Attorney General Eric Holder slammed the city for a “highly toxic environment” of racism and misconduct. “We must do better not only as a city, but also as a state and country,” said Knowles, who took no questions.  Mayor James Knowles said later Wednesday that one police employee had been fired and two others were on administrative pending an investigation of the emails. NBC News

US Attorney General Eric Holder speaks on Fugerson MO.

Holder said the systemic problems in Ferguson went far beyond just the police department. A trove of work emails from not only police but also other city officials revealed “racist comments or gender discrimination, demonstrating grotesque views and images of African Americans in which they were seen as the ‘other,’ called ‘transient’ by public officials and characterized as lacking personal responsibility,” he said.

The Justice Department report further denounced the emails as unequivocally derogatory, dehumanizing and demonstrative of impermissible bias.” It found that none of the officers or court clerk employees who wrote them was ever disciplined. Senior Justice Department officials said some of them, in fact, were still employed by Ferguson. NBC News

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