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Posted: 1/10/2005 11:32:45 AM EDT
Updated: January 10th, 2005 03:01:27 PM

Chattanooga, Tennessee Black Officers Urging Protest At Tuesday City Council Meeting

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Courtesy of The Chattanoogan

Chattanooga, TN -- Black city police officers are urging a protest of recent department promotions at Tuesday night's City Council meetings.

Two black officers addressed a mostly black audience at the Howard-Brainerd basketball game on Friday night on the issue.

Sgt. John Carter and Sgt. Cheryl Bryant urged support at the 6 p.m. meeting in which Police Chief Steve Parks is due to present the promotions to the council.

They went into effect on Friday, though police officials have not released a list of those promoted.

Black officers said three blacks were promoted out of 20 officers moved up.

Chief Parks said earlier that the promotions are based on a wide-ranging assessment that was put into place prior to his becoming chief. He said promotions are based on the tests rather than race.

Sgt. Carter told the overflow crowd prior to the boys game the current promotions will affect the community "for the next 10-15 years."

He said, "In 1978, we had two black captains and two black lieutenants. In 2005, we have one black captain and one black lieutenant."

Link Posted: 1/10/2005 11:35:20 AM EDT

He said, "In 1978, we had two black captains and two black lieutenants. In 2005, we have one black captain and one black lieutenant."


<sigh>when will this crap end???
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 11:35:42 AM EDT
yeah yeah yeah... we should promote you solely because you are <insert minority here>, even if someone of another ethnicity was a superior performing officer.  


Geeze... STFU already.
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 11:36:18 AM EDT
He said promotions are based on the tests rather than race.


The way it should be.  Take the test, do good, get promoted.  

Race, religion, and sex should not be on anything dealing with promotions.  Based on merits and merits alone.  


If you don't like it cry me a flippin' river.
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 11:40:46 AM EDT

Originally Posted By AR15fan:
Chief Parks said earlier that the promotions are based on a wide-ranging assessment that was put into place prior to his becoming chief. He said promotions are based on the tests rather than race.



That's so unfair!  They should ban tests to give everyone an equal chance at promotions, maybe institute some kind of lottery.
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 12:02:46 PM EDT
I live just outside Chattanooga, work in the city.

The racial crap here is never-ending.  We have a trial coming up for a police officer who shot a black man as he reached back in his car after being told not to (at gunpoint).  Said officer was white.  The AA population in this city are in a frenzy.

A couple of years ago a young female police officer (white) was killed by an AA man.  None of the blacks said anything.  Hmm.  Where was the outrage there?

It's beyond imagination.  I can't even explain the atmosphere in this city.  The school board, city council, chamber of commerce, etc. issues are ALWAYS race-related.  Every time an AA is arrested, it's like the cops should have just gone on their way and not done anything about the lawbreaking.  Unreal.
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 12:04:41 PM EDT
It seems to me that if this group is truly being discriminated against, they should have presented the case a little better. Maybe it was just bad reporting, but just complaining that 3 out of 20 officers who were promoted were black doesn't tell me anything. What percentage of the officers that tested were black? Is the test the sole determining factor for promotion?  There are a lot of questions not answered by this article. It almost seems as if it's meant to be inflammatory.  If there is a case of discrimination it should definitely be looked into, but this article doesn't give a very clear picture.
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 12:06:30 PM EDT
Move - let 'em have the place.  Then when they do to it what they've done for Detroit, DC and Newark, they can blame whitey.
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 12:12:27 PM EDT
If you are a young, intelligent, and highly motivated white boy and want to get on the force......take a number.

If you are a young, intelligent, and highly motivated person of color....don't worry about the force.  Everyone else wants to hire you.  You can pick your job because of the high demand for trophy minority hires.
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 12:14:50 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Mahatma8Rice:
If you are a young, intelligent, and highly motivated white boy and want to get on the force......take a number.

If you are a young, intelligent, and highly motivated breathing person of color....don't worry about the force.  Everyone else wants to hire you.  You can pick your job because of the high demand for trophy minority hires.



fixed it for you
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