First Thursday, November 2013

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Police Union Leaders Cleared In Beer Sales

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South Carolina Police Chief Under Fire For Post On Facebook

COLUMBUA, SC &#8211 A South Carolina police chief has come under fire after he suggested that a man who took to Facebook to criticize the department’s law enforcement tactics might be a criminal. “Thank you for sharing your views and giving us reasonable suspicion to believe you might be a criminal,” interim Police Chief Ruben […]

Jury Finds Age Bias In S.F. Firefighters’ Test

SAN FRANCISCO, CA &#8211 A San Francisco jury awarded 15 firefighters a total of $3.7 million Monday after agreeing that the Fire Department had discriminated against them based on their age when they were judged to have failed a promotional exam for lieutenant five years ago. The firefighters – three of whom have retired – […]