NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — New York City says a judge overseeing a discrimination case against the fire department abandoned his neutral role and was preoccupied with press coverage of the proceedings.

City attorneys said in a brief filed in the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that federal Judge Nicholas Garaufis should be removed from the case.

Garaufis appointed an independent monitor last October to oversee the FDNY’s effort to improve diversity in its recruiting. He found the city had failed to ensure that enough blacks and minorities were being hired.

The Justice Department had sued the city on behalf of a black fraternal firefighter organization.

City attorneys said in the court papers filed Friday that the judge also disregarded “key evidence” and legal principles in his ruling.

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Comments (12)
  1. khklhlkhlkh says:

    i dont see why we just dont give the blacks the money, oh wait we already do. i had a friend who owned a carvel in long beach li. he was chinese, always got pickited by the local black mob for not hiring blacks. guess what, he tried, they just never showed up for work. he sold. smart man

  2. TheSandersFirmpc says:

    The NYC Law Department is out of line. It is one thing to disagree with a sitting judge, it is another thing to personally attack the judge. Appeal based upon an error of law, not upon personal attacks.

  3. TRACK says:

    Let’s not pretend, skin color is the American way, karma will get us…

  4. Robert Moses says:

    Nothing matters as long as the judge rules that CITY residents aren’t allowed to apply. It’s imperative that all those firefighter jobs (with their good pay and great benefits) be absolutely reserved for suburbanites because the suburbs are where REAL Americans live.

    1. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx says:

      I agree the suburbs are where the real Americans live and they are all on designer drugs and let other men have sex with there wives ..

  5. Mack Seagrave says:

    Where is the black pride that we always used to hear about? No proud man or woman would seek a back door method of gaining employment as a Firefighter rather than to meet the same standards as the applicants who represent every other race. Black Firefighters who earned the job by studying, working out and scoring high enough to get a good spot on the civil service list should be outraged that people of their race want the job handed to them regardless of the fact that they may not be the most qualified candidates and have no desire to do whats necessary to score high in a manner that’s fair to ALL people … REGARDLESS of race..

  6. George Washington says:

    wE AS A COUNTRY JUST KEEP LOWERING THE STANDARDS. People wonder why we have so many problem? It is because you have people who arent really qualified to do a job getting it because o his/her skin color. Isnt that racist? All created equally means we should all pass the same tests!

  7. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx says:

    We should make the FDNY all Chinese no Blacks or Whites you know how fast the Chinese delivery men move with an order

  8. Myrtle Bobby says:

    Integrate the NFL and NBA first. Ain’t fair all them black players get the best jobs. We need lower standards for white players

    1. ted says:

      Lol – hit the nail on the head. Discrimination claims only work in one direction.

  9. Kleetis MacAnurney says:

    If we truly are all created equal … we should all have to pass the same written and agility tests to achieve a position as a NYC Firefighter. Does this misguided judge also advocate certifying black applicants as lawyers without their having to pass the same bar exam as all other candidates?

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