On Tuesday twelve members of the Buffalo's firefighter squad were rewarded $2.7 million for emotional distress after a judge ruled that the city of Buffalo racially discriminated white men.According to the lawsuit filed back in 2007, the city overlooked the twelve individuals and promoted black firefighters instead. "This never should have happened,” said the plaintiffs’ attorney Andrew P. Fleming to BuffaloNews.com.
I'm shocked this made it to court and that they found in favor of the firefighters. I'm sure they could have taken a payout without much fuss along the way. Bravo for pushing it to be called discrimination; four years is a long time to fight for vindication. I don't quite get the 'emotional distress' part of the case, but I'm not a lawyer.
Sad that I couldn't find the story on Fox News, etc. I find myself using www.rt.com to get a more balanced view of the news. Seems slightly counter-intuitive to use a foreign news source to find out what's going on in your own country. O_o