Wednesday, July 20, 2005

An interesting quote

Here's the link for the article. But the following quote deserves to be looked at closely: Patrick Fitzgerald, US Attorney -

"Every resident of Chicago has the right to compete fairly for a better job if he or she is qualified, without regard to political affiliation or whether they do campaign work. Every applicant who sits for an interview is entitled to an honest evaluation. And the residents of Chicago are entitled to the best qualified laborers, plumbers, foremen and inspectors. And when a federal court order requires that people be hired or promoted without regard to political affiliation, the court order must be followed." (emphasis added by moderator)

If that isn't a TEXTBOOK statement of why this city needs to do away with "merit" promotions, we don't know what is. Hopefully, even now, someone in the appropriate position at FOP is looking into negotiating hardball with the city to get rid of these political appointments masquerading as "merit."


Anonymous Anonymous said...

If this isn't a TEXTBOOK example of why the country needs to get rid of racial preferences altogether, I don't know what is. Fitzgerald for the Supreme Court!!!

7/20/2005 11:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Gardi said...

Now is the opportunity to slam Daley and the administration. Where is Dollars Donahue(FOP), Sgt Cosgrove and Company. The Sgts Association is probably fifty percent merit now. Why dont the Lts. get a court injunction against this new class of patronage hacks in the acedemy?
When will it stop. I almost died when a patronage Captain assigned to the 006th District with two merit promotions rang our bell pushing 19th Ward Candidates. I was advised to join the Ward Organization. Please pray Fitz and the Feds get these hacks who have ruined the greatest Department in the world.

7/22/2005 04:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Hulk Hogan said...

Well put! That moron doesn't know good police work from the shit his guys routinely bring in. He's an arrogant prick too. Learn how the law is applied in the real world you slobbering fuck!!!

7/27/2005 03:25:00 PM  

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