Mike Bloomberg's Deposition In FDNY Discrimination Case: Highlights of Obfuscation

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The two places that men reveal their inner selves, the adage goes, are behind a steering wheel and on a basketball court. All that contained aggressiveness grandstands to the surface.

For Mayor Mike, though, who neither duels with taxis nor elbows under a hoop, it is apparently depositions that strip away the camouflage and get right to the core personality. That may be the only moment when the city's richest man, who also happens to be its most powerful public official, has to go toe to toe with a sharp inquisitor, unprotected by his wallet or his wallop. As often as he does press conferences, he is still the Lord of the Blue Room, and reporters get one shot, which a potentate like Bloomberg can swat aside or ignore.

What's caught my attention now is the deposition Bloomberg did in the still-ongoing racial discrimination lawsuit about FDNY hiring practices. The case made the front page of the Times recently, when a judge ordered the hiring of hundreds of black firefighters, but Bloomberg's very personal role in it has gotten almost no attention. Before we get to the mayor's stunning 2009 deposition in that suit, however, let's take a short trip down memory lane. I promise you'll see the connection.

A couple of weeks before Bloomberg was elected in 2001, I got a sealed copy of a deposition he'd given in a sexual harassment lawsuit against his company back in 1998. A former sales rep, Mary Ann Olszewski, accused a Bloomberg executive of raping her in a Chicago hotel room. The company's defense was that the sex was consensual--in fact, claimed the executive, she "guided my penis into her vagina"--and that he didn't become her direct supervisor until shortly after the incident. Deposed for hours, Bloomberg derisively dismissed the claim. Asked if he believed false claims of rape were common, Bloomberg said: "I don't have an opinion." Asked if the company considered moving the executive to another floor, away from Olszewski, once the rape complaint was filed, salty Mike replied: "He seemed content with where he was."

That wasn't the worst of it. When questioned about what would "constitute satisfactory proof that the allegation was genuine," Bloomberg got downright cantankerous: "I guess an unimpeachable third-party witness." Pressed for his "conception of how there could be a third-party witness," the billionaire playboy said: "There are times when three people are together." Queried about "the circumstances when a woman claiming rape was in the presence of more than one man," Bloomberg shot back: "Why does it have to be a man?"

Maybe a threesome in every bed can become the slogan for his upcoming presidential campaign.

Shortly after I broke that story, Mark Green, the Democratic mayoral candidate, went up on the tube with a shrill commercial about a different sexual harassment lawsuit against Bloomberg L.P., featuring an unproven allegation from a woman who claimed that Bloomberg told her to "Kill it! Kill it!" when she informed him she was pregnant and needed a maternity leave. I have always believed that had Green chosen instead to feature the undeniable passages from Bloomberg's deposition, he would have won the extremely close race.

Though Bloomberg has never acknowledged that the Olszewski case was secretly settled, she got a new BMW convertible the day before it disappeared from the court docket and a $5000-a-month luxury condo a week later, then jump-started her own, Florida-based hedge fund. He hired the city's top political consultant to run his mayoral campaign the very day the suit vanished, and shortly thereafter, delivered his first political speech. Remarkably, no one in the New York media besides me has ever written a word about these and the many other striking statements that Mayor Mouth made in that deposition.

With the exception of a single brief Daily News story, the same can be said of Bloomberg's almost as disquieting deposition in the discrimination suit filed by those quota-happy, race-obsessed crusaders at the Bush Justice Department in 2007.

Justice only took action after a lawyer for the Bloomberg administration informed another Bush agency, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, that it "declined to conciliate" two commission findings of probable cause against the FDNY in 2004 and 2005, when the EEOC concluded that the department's hiring tests had an adverse impact on black applicants.

The EEOC and Justice were following in the footsteps of the city's own Equal Employment Practices Commission (EEPC), which sent an unprecedented letter to Bloomberg in 2003 saying precisely the same thing. Indeed, a federal judge in Manhattan had reached an identical conclusion as far back as 1974, and while his ruling temporarily altered the city's hiring practices, the FDNY soon returned to form. Imagine the uproar were a black-run city agency to employ only three percent whites for decades, insisting its ranks were the natural consequence of merit testing, and then imagine that the first Republican mayor to ever get half the black vote declined, a month after he did it in 2005, to seek "a just resolution" of two EEOC findings pushing to remedy this blatant injustice.

The Times recently did a story about Bloomberg's "unerring faith in statistics." But when U.S. District Court Judge Nicholas Garaufis relied on mountains of numbers, unchallenged by Bloomberg's lawyers, to recently conclude the city was engaged in "intentional discrimination," the mayor whose motto is "bring data" rejected every available performance measurement and announced his decision to appeal. As this case works its way up to the U.S. Court of Appeals, and possibly the Supreme Court, Bloomberg's deposition, a singular statement of aggravated indifference, is likely to become bigger and bigger news.

Actually, both depositions revolved around Bloomberg's snarky disregard for meddlesome restraints like sexual harassment or equal employment guidelines that get in the way of doing business, public or private. The lawyer in the harassment case, Sam Abady, asked Bloomberg if as the head of his company, he thought it was important that he be "familiar with EEOC guidelines," and Bloomberg said: "Yes I do." But when pressed about whether he'd ever read its harassment guidelines, he said no. "Are you aware it is available to you on the Internet?" Abady wondered. "I wasn't aware, but it doesn't surprise me," answered Bloomberg, foreshadowing his testimony almost exactly ten years later in the FDNY case.

Asked in the current case if he knew that the EEOC had made a "probable cause" finding against the FDNY, Bloomberg said: "I don't know whether I heard it or not. I hear things every day, all day long for many days." Pressed by attorney Richard Levy about what action the city took in response to EEOC, Bloomberg's retort was that he had "no recollection of hearing" about it "or doing anything about it."

Even though the mayor appoints the chair and the majority of the members of the other body that found discrimination, the EEPC, Bloomberg was asked if he knew what it does and replied: "Vaguely." Questioned about what he did in response to the only report the EEPC has ever sent a mayor about an agency's track record of discrimination, he said of its recommendation that the city conduct a formal adverse impact study of the FDNY: "I don't remember whether I read this or not and what I did if I did read it." He in fact wrote back saying he was "satisfied" with the department.

Bloomberg had the same response to the efforts of black leaders to draw his attention to the issue. When Levy pressed him about whether he discussed "diversity" at a City Hall meeting with Paul Washington, the head of a black firefighter group called the Vulcan Society, Bloomberg snapped: "We could've been talking about anything in the world. I just don't recall the specific conversation." He expressed the same studied ignorance about an extraordinarily detailed letter he received from the chair of the city council's fire services committee, and two other letters he got from eight prominent black leaders, some of whom had endorsed his reelection. The leaders asked for meetings that never happened and Bloomberg never replied to the council chair's long list of possible remedies.

The mayor was in such a dismissive mood during the deposition that he may even have gotten a key fact wrong. Levy, who is the lawyer for the Vulcan Society (which joined the Justice Department as a plaintiff), asked if he was aware that there was "a lack of diversity" in the FDNY prior to taking office in January 2002. "Before I became mayor," he claimed, "I had little interest in what went on in city government," insisting that he had "no recollection of it ever" coming up. But Tom Von Essen, the Giuliani fire commissioner whose book, "Strong of Heart," contained excerpts from his post-9/11 diary, noted on November 20, 2001: "Met Bloomberg today--he believes diversity major problem at FD."

Bloomberg also expressed his distaste for the case by stonewalling Levy and the Justice Department lawyers. Though the summons seeking his testimony asked him to search for documents and e-mails related to the suit and bring them to the city's law office where he was deposed, he said he didn't even bother to look. He drew a blank on his own interrogatories, which is a series of written questions submitted to him by the plaintiffs. Asked if he'd even read Judge Garaufis's first ruling in the case, which preceded the intentional discrimination judgment but did find a pattern of exclusion, Bloomberg declared: "I did not."

This disdain had its echoes in the harassment suit, which he branded "an attempt at extortion" during his testimony. In that case, he defiantly insisted that the company had a written policy against sexual harassment at the time of the alleged rape, citing language in its handbook that barred discrimination against gays. A dumbfounded Abady asked if Bloomberg believed "sexual orientation means sexual harassment," and Bloomberg said: "It certainly does." The reason Bloomberg clung so tenaciously to this absurd position, calling it "plain English," was because his company actually issued its first harassment proscription months after Olszewski told them she'd been raped. He was equally dismissive about when the company began any harassment training, or whether once a rape complaint had been made, he felt any need to consult psychologists or other possible rape experts, either to console Olszewski or to set broader policy.

Just as Bill Clinton had a hard time figuring out in his Monica Lewinsky deposition what "is" is, Bloomberg played word games in both of his. "I don't know your definition of sexual," he said in the harassment case. Pushed in the race case about whether he considered himself "responsible in any sense" for seeing that equal employment "laws and policies are followed," Bloomberg said: "I don't know what the word 'responsible' is, counsel," engaging in a protracted debate about that definition as well. Handed a copy of the city's own Equal Employment Opportunity Policy, which he'd revised and issued, and asked if he recognized it, the mayor responded: "I am not sure what the word 'recognize' means."

And if the Times thinks he's a data king, Bloomberg was just as stupefied by hard numbers. Levy wondered why the percent of black firefighters was "in the high twos up to 3.3" during Bloomberg mayoral years, but was "3.6, 3.8 and so on" in the early 90s. "Statistically, there doesn't seem to be a difference in the percentage," Bloomberg insisted. "In other words," Levy asked again, "3.87 percent is roughly the same as 2.97 percent in your calculus?" Yes, the mayor said.

When Levy put it in hard numbers, pointing out that were 336 black firefighters in 1991, when David Dinkins was mayor, and 226 firefighters in 2002, Bloomberg's first year, the mayor blamed it on 9/11. "We had just lost 343 brave men and women in the terrible tragedy," said the wizard, "so the size of the Fire Department was lower." He did not explain how a lower total number of firefighters might affect the percent of firefighters who were black, especially since just 12 of the firefighters who died on 9/11 were black, the only time that three percent has been a blessing for blacks at the FDNY. In fact, the department had graduated 548 new firefighters by the end of October 2001, partially replenishing the ranks before Bloomberg became mayor.

Later in the deposition, Bloomberg tried again to use 9/11 as a rationale for the city's hiring shortcomings, and Levy said "we will not wax on that subject right now." The mayor said that after 9/11, the FDNY "was reeling from having lost 343 people that you so blithely dismiss," a comment that Levy took "umbrage" over, cutting Bloomberg off. Levy also cited statistics showing how other major cities had much higher percentages of blacks in their department and Bloomberg replied: "I don't know whether their firefighters are qualified or not. I don't know whether their departments are well-respected or efficient." He said he knew nothing about fire departments "elsewhere."

Did the mayor ever "look at any statistic to see if the test was biased?"
"I don't know what statistics you could look at. To the best of my knowledge, nobody ever alleged that the test was biased."

Then, shown the report he received way back in 2003 from the city's own equal employment commission, which indicated that pass rates for whites was 91 percent and 61 percent for African Americans, he was asked if he ever talked to anyone about that "very large discrepancy."

"I don't recall, but I am sure I did," he said, insisting that there was still "no reason that I know of that the test would have discriminated one way or another."


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unpollutedfaz
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The following links are to an in-depth and comprehensive report on the nature of problems of discrimination, racism, corruption, and lawlessness in the EEOC, USDA, other agricultural and scientific institutions, and the US society in general.  It also contains a section on the economics of classism and racism.  I am the writer of the letter to Mr. Sam Wright, Jr.,"The Sinister and Obscene State of Affairs at the EEOC", that ricohenry7   posted below on this blog on Apr 1, 2011.  I am also the author of this report.

Fazal Rahman, Ph.D.

 http://usdaandusadiscrimination.wordpress.com/2013/11/25/report-on-racism-and-discrimination-in-the-us-department-of-agriculture-other-agricultural-institutions-the-so-called-equal-opportunity-organizations-the-scientific-establishment-by-fazal-rahman-ph-d/#more-15

http://imperialismandthethirdworld.wordpress.com/2013/11/25/report-on-racism-and-discrimination-in-the-us-department-of-agriculture-the-so-called-equal-opportunity-organizations-other-agricultural-institutions-the-scientific-establishment-and-the-us-society-in/#more-360

ricohenry7
ricohenry7

Editorial to all media Reporters, Journalists and Radio Talk Show Host's. Your failure and/or lack of clarity to report the facts about the discrimination against Black People (Poor and/or Working Class). 1. Rights of Citizenship 2. Due process 3. Failure to enforce Employment Laws (Federal/State/Local) Makes you "Yellow Journalist". Its clear that many forms of propaganda is being used to mis-inform and/or mis-lead the public to support this failed administration (OBAMA). The media is being use to censor the truth and/or facts affecting the Black Community and/or People. The Black Elite are also being used against the Black Poor and Working Class. This is CENSORSHIP!

ricohenry7
ricohenry7

Corruption of the Black Church involves the EEOC and the Law Dept of New York City. Many in the Black community refuse to admit that we have sellout's in the Black Elite that reaches to the White House and beyond. This is a story that is like a bad video (Training Day) with Danzel Washington. But, it involves Rev. Anythony L. Trufant of Emmannuel Baptist Church of Clinton Hill, Brooklyn NYC. The Right REV's wife is Muriel Goode-Trufant Esq, Chief/EEO Officer at NYC's Law Dept. Ms. Goode-Trufant is the Daughter of former Mayor of Philly and Black sellout Wilson Goode. Other members of Emmannel Church are Jacqueline Berrien Chair of the Corrupt and/or Rogue EEOC HQ's in Washington DC and friend of the First Lady Michelle Roberson-Obama friends from Harvard Law School. Michelle Roberson-Obama was special assistance to the most corrupt Mayor and/or family in Chicago the Daley's for 18 months. Richard Daley (brother of Mayor Daley of Chicago and Michelle Roberson-Obama's former BOSS) was one of Obama's chief of staff at the White House (Later Replaced). Berrien and Goode-Trufant use Emmanuel Church to recruit Young Black Female lawyers to undermine the Black community. Rev. Trufant on Sunday Morning Good Friday last year (2012) praised Berrien to the church for undermining the Black community with the help of his wife daughter of sellout ex-mayor Wilson Goode. Attorney's are recruited from the church and trained to sellout the Black community in the Law Dept's of New York City and/or EEOC. They recieve internship at the EEOC and the Legal dept's of the city of New York. Later they're hired as staff attorney's at the aforementioned.

Power of the People!

ricohenry7
ricohenry7

Corruption and Fraud at the Rogue EEOC Starts at the top. The question is how many cases/investigations wher fixed for the following individuals for their present and former employers? How much did thier positions at the Rogue EEOC help them and the clients?Cari Dominguez former Chair of the EEOC 2001-2006. She was also an attorney for Bank of America 1986-1989. Leslie Silverman former Vice Chair for the Rogue EEOC 2002-2008 US Senate committee Health Education Labor & Pension as Labor CounselLaw firm of Keller & Heckman 1990-2002 CURRENTLY AT PROSKAUER ROSE LLP 2008-Present

ricohenry7
ricohenry7

The Presidents appointee Jacqueline Berrien chair of EEOC is supporting “JIM-CROW II LAWS” at the Rogue EEOC. Black people are not equally qualified for employment by the non-enforcement of the CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1964 as amended by the EEOC. This is what Ms. Berrien has brought to the EEOC nation wide. Ms. Berrien has required the dismissal of a additional 50 complaint per investigator at all EEOC office. If any investigator refuses to dismiss the additional 50 complaints they with be disciplined.

ricohenry7
ricohenry7

Highest levels of unemployment for Black people and obama adminstration supports discrimination against Black people at the EEOC.The mission of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is to eradicate employment discrimination at the workplace. However, it has been reported that the EEOC fails to investigate the complaints of Black people who file race discriminaton complaints. According to former EEOC investigator (Mr. Ricardo Jones, Sr.) and the EEOC stats, the EEOC dismisses the majority of its race complaint workload. EEOC found reasonable cause that discrimination occurred only 3.5% of the time in FY 2010 and 3.1% for FY 2011. Great job obama. See link/stat's at EEOC Dismisses The Majority of Race Based Complaints.   

ricohenry7
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The EEOC is a Black Seat for a set a side for the appearance of change in this countries history of Bigotry and racism. No moral courage and no one in a position of authority can and/or will stop the mis-conducts/corruption/fraud going on at this rogue agency. Overtime funds used for managers travel not the back log of complaints which will only be dismissed anyway. Managers family members hired as consultants and paid at the EEOC. Managers with private consulting firms doing follow-up training. Cases fixed for Attorneys and Management friends at the EEOC. Local attorneys in FEAR of fighting the corruption at EEOC-NYDO. Everyone in the local NYDO area knows the FIX is in at the EEOC-NYDO. The corruption is not only in NYDO but in Washington and the rest of the EEOC also. Manager/attorneys/investigators paid bonuses to dismiss complaints.

ricohenry7
ricohenry7

 Reply by Bennetta 3 hours ago When I clicked on that ABC story that referenced Sharpton, near the bottom of the article it infers something else too that I really HOPE is not true of Sharpton.BACK TO OBAMA....To be clear, Obama has been a disaster for Civil Rights, Civil Liberties and in part the Economy.  He not only retained most of Bush’s REPUBLICAN policies but actually expanded and/or extended them hence the Patriot Act, warrantless wiretapping, Drones, unauthorized Wars (Libya), NDAA....who knew he loved militancy so much?!  As a Democrat, I certainly did not which is why I voted for him back in 2008 bc I thought he was a DEMOCRAT with democratic values and hence a democratic agenda to include democratic policies for ALL and yes that includes minorities and specifically BLACK communities & THEIR concerns too.  Nonetheless, it appears I and so many other millions of democratic constituents were simply WRONG or shall I say “mislead” to believe that Obama would represent the Left view once in the WH, whereas he instead, shifted from Left to CENTRIST to now appearing to lean Right...certainly not what Democratic voters voted for in 2008....he should NOW be running on the Republican ticket along with the rest because truth be told Obama scares me just as much as those Republicans do! So to ALL who say FOUR MORE YEARS, my response is “ok but this time tell me EXACTLY how will such a vote benefit ME and MY COMMUNITY and OUR concerns?”

ricohenry7
ricohenry7

To whom it may concern: Its clear that you are involved in the conspiracy to allow the current administration to steal and commit fraud against the public to make up for past injustices against Black people. The Black elitist and/or others are being allowed to steal from the public without fear of the rule of law applying to them. This is to notify you we will expose you also. Power of the People Ricardo E. Jones SR.

ricohenry7
ricohenry7

This information is more powerful than "Watergate of the 1970's". Thats why many are trying to make this about Ricardo Jones. The public has been lied to by obama and his handlers. The right to work in a hostile free work environment is a fundamental right and the bedrock of this country. Once the president engages in this corruption and fraud against the public this raises to level of high crimes and misdemeanors? Which means what? The president did appoint his wife's friend (Ms. Berrien) from Harvard law school to head the corrupt and/or rogue EEOC correct? The president when he was the only Black/White looking senator was on the Subcommittee on Employment an Workplace Safety correct? The president is a Harvard Law Professor correct? The EEOC is a Rogues agency correct? Whom benefits from this corruption? Attorneys and Bad employers correct?  How many executives orders have the president signed reference to the Rogue EEOC. The key to EPA is the hiden salaries which the government has Federal and/or State taxes and (W-2 forms) correct? Did the president's executive order for Ms. ledetter state the aforementioned NO!Has Tavis Smiley or Ph'd (Dr) Cornel West ever pointed out the above? NO. This is too important to all Americans to make fun of it correct?REFORM CIVIL RIGHTS NOW AND FIRE JACQUELINE BERRIEN TODAY IF WE LIVE IN A FREE COUNTRY OR IS THIS A DICTATORSHIP??? Ricardo E. Jones Sr.Former Senior Federal Investigator EEOC-NYDOUS Army Retired, MSG/RA Bronze Star MedalPOWER OF THE PEOPLE

ricohenry7
ricohenry7

TO ALL WHOM SUPPORTED PRESIDENT OBAMA: BY NOW YOU REALIZE THAT WE HAVE MADE A BIG MISTAKE. DENIAL OF THIS MISTAKE CAN'T MAKE THE SITUATION ANY BETTER. THE PRESIDENT MUST BE FORCED TO REFORM CIVIL RIGHTS IMMEDIATELY OR WE WILL BE RETURNED TO JIM CROW AS THE PRESIDENT HAS PLANNED. IF YOU THINK THAT JIM CROW WON'T AFFECT YOU PLEASE ASK THE JEW'S ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED DURING AND JUST BEFORE WORLD WAR II. WE ALL MISSED JUDGED WHAT THE PRESIDENT WAS AND IS AND HIS PLANS FOR THE COUNTRY. JIM CROW FOR BLACK PEOPLE EXCEPT FOR THE BLACK ELITE AND HALF WHITES.

ricohenry7
ricohenry7

The price of moral courage among Black people. There are many of US Blacks who are as guilty as the whites who oppressed US. The truth let it be known to all that color discrimination among the different shades of Black skin is still a problem. The America that I fought for and defended for over twenty year in many foreign countries at risk of my life can accept all people as equals. Today we blame the Mexicans for our lack of Jobs and poor economy. I've heard many Black's talk about the Mexicans like the whites did US before the civil rights act of 1964. I will stand by the Mexicans because they are good hard working people who just want to feed the families and send money back to Mexico where it is needed the most. Many among US Blacks want to step on the necks of the Mexicans because they do day labor from the corners of this so called great country. My Mother came to this so called great country illegally to start a new life and family as the Mexicans did. My Mother's first language was Spanish also. My Mother and Father were born in Panama and my Great Parents born in Jamaica West Indies. My Great Grand Mother was a White Irish woman who had courage to married a Black Man as many White women did at the time. I have Syrians on my Fathers side of the family. On both sides of my family originally came from Black Africa the source of my families beginnings. I was born in Brooklyn NYC a Black Male and will remain that till the day I die. Many in my family use the status of Black Latinos to their benefit. I have never used same and never will. I could call myself a Black Latino because of my Mother and Father and my name (Ricardo Enrique Jones Sr.). I grew-up in the Hood's of NYC and SE/NE Washington DC and proud of that. Went to public schools in the aforementioned and Maryland (PG county). The phony president never had and/or learned any of what the Hood taught me about life. I'm a Proud Black Man from SE Washington DC and will remain same till the day I die. Im darker than a paper bag also. Truth to Word if you can take it.      

ricohenry7
ricohenry7

MR. RICARDO JONES, SR. is a veteran and the former Senior Federal Investigator for the new York District of the EEOC from 2001 to 2010. He describes how the EEOC is a cesspool of corruption and racism. Blacks working in the United States have any protection from racial discrimination, because the EEOC unfairly rejects almost 97% of all cases filed by Blacks. Sellout Blacks in the EEOC and racist white workers in the government agency accept bribes and do their jobs in a sexually charged environment where sexual availability and tolerance of racial injustice places folks on the fast track. Jones was fired for refusing to play ball and accept bribes.

ricohenry7
ricohenry7

BlogTalk Radio show on : Civil Rights fraud and corruption.Your show is set for Wednesday 02/08/2012 at 12pm Eastern Standard Time, same call in number if you have anyone that wants to call in.For your show I will be calling you directly from my phone and patch you directly into the dashboard.The link for your show is: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/c...

ricohenry7
ricohenry7

I Ricardo E. Jones Sr, former Senior Federal Investigator of EEOC-NYDO from 4/9/01 to 4/1/10 have direct and indirect knowledge of Federal Investigators, Federal Trial attorneys and managers of the EEOC who have taken money/gifts and/or positions with law firms to fix and throw investigation for personal gain or on orders from Comissioners of the EEOC (Vice Chair Leslie Silverman,Esq). Neomi Earp-campbell while Acting Chair of the EEOC had cases fixed for friends at law firms. This information was given to me by Federal Investigator Sean Oliveria formerly of the EEOC-NYDO. Former Vice Chair Leslie Silverman Esq, fixed decisions for her present employer Proskauer Rose law firm while she was a commissioner at the EEOC. This information was given to my by Nancy Boyd then Deputy Director of the EEOC-NYDO and Nora Curtin Trial attorney/former regional attorney miami-EEOC. Ms. Silverman was a former staff member of the senate sub-committee that over-saw the EEOC. She currently is using her contacts to fix complaints and issues at the EEOC of Proskauer Rose law firm Washington DC. Assistant General Counsel for the EEOC James Lee is a sexual preditor who has sexually harassed many females at the EEOC over his tenure. This information was given to me by Lois Bramble legal clerk at the EEOC-NYDO. Luis Graziano Trial Attorney at EEOC-NYDO has taken money to fix decisions and conciliation at the EEOC. He's a close friend of Assistant General Counsel James Lee of EEOC-Hq's and is also on the take with Graziano. Nancy Boyd fixed decisions for Leslie Silverman at the EEOC. Nancy Boyd is also a close friend of and ex-subordenate of Enforcement Manager Electra Yourke of EEOC-NYDO who worked for Elleanor Holmes-Norton former head of EEOC and NY City Commission of human rights. Ms. Yourke is a racist bigot known by all in NYC and Washington DC. This information was given to me by Ricardo Cuevas Esq and admin judge at the EEOC-NYDO. Clyde Lo-chin Mediator EEOC-Tampa FL, received a bribe from Paul Salvator Esq for Proskauer Rose law firm representing Ralph Loren Polo and now working with former EEOC vice chair Leslie Silverman in Washington DC. This information was given to me by my friend Clyde Lo-cin Mediator at Tampa FL EEOC. This information is just the tip of the iceberg. The above information was in my sealed law suit. Please google Ricardo Jones EEOC to read more on the above.  Ricardo Jones Sr, Former Senior Federal Investigator for the EEOC-NYDO cell  917-803-0583

ricohenry7
ricohenry7

Ricardo Jones became specious at first that Ms. Yourke (senior manager EEOC-NYDO) was classifying charges in the C category (code for dismissal) filed by African-Americans by talking to co-workers under her supervision. Plaintiff became more specious; when African-Americans at various meeting in the community told him, that their charges were dismissed without investigations being conducted. They also told him, that their witnesses were not contacted and interviewed, nor were they given pre-determination interviews before the cases were dismissed. Plaintiff reviewed the IMS, which the Agency use to monitor cases. Evidence supported the facts. On February 21, 2007, the EEOC-NYDO-CTRU, received a charge of discrimination for Charging Party, Marie Barthelemy, a black female, filed by her attorney against Smithtown Center for Rehabilitation & Nursing Care, LLC. The charge was assigned (Charge No. 520-2007-01810). In March 2007, Plaintiff discovered an intake routing sheet for the aforementioned charge. On January 7, 2009, Plaintiff via memorandum to Mr. Kenneth Chu, Acting Deputy Director indicated that, he found the case on his desk. Plaintiff also indicated he checked the IMS, and found the charge was not assigned to him; and that it was classified as a C under the PHCP procedures. The individuals who classified the charge in C category were Ms. Yourke, Enforcement Manager and Mrs. Grossman, Regional Attorney. Plaintiff returned the charge file to Mr. Chu so that he could conduct an investigation. Instead, he gave the case to Ms. Yourke, who gave it back to Plaintiff. Plaintiff asked her what she wanted him to do with the charge. She was hoping that he would dismiss the case. Fortunately, someone had made a duplicate copy of the charge. Investigator Roxanne Zygmund, a white female, changed the classification to A1 from C category. On Tuesday, April 28, 2009, Mr. Chu sent an e-mail to all of his colleagues at the EEOC NYDO congratulating Ms. Zygmund for successfully conciliating the case that resulted in getting substantial monetary relief for charging party. This proves there was lack of coordination in case assignments. On September 4, 2003, Charging Party, Cecil Hollins, a black male, filed a charge of discrimination (Charge No. 160-2003-02333C) against the U. S. Tennis Association with the EEOC NYDO. Mr. Hollins, is an attorney, who umpired tennis matches; however, respondent denied him the opportunity to serve as an umpire at the big name tennis matches involving top ranked tennis players. Ms. Yourke made a list of thirty (30) questions to disqualify the charge. However, someone else classified the charge in the B category requiring additional information. The charge was assigned Investigator, Rodney Plummer, a black male, and Louis Graziano, Trial Attorney. The charge was classified as A2 potential cause, but the Legal Unit decided not to litigate. Mr. Hollins was given a Notice of Right to Sue and his case was dismissed.

ricohenry7
ricohenry7

None of the current Black leaders are concerned about civil rights corruption at the federal level because they're all taking some form of kickbacks. Maxine Water Representative from Compton Ca, was interviewed by Donald Winkfield of Black Star News this month (December) and she said the EEOC is not investigating Black complaints because of the lack of Budget. This is a lie to cover-up for the corruption at the EEOC. Mr. Winkfield told Maxine Waters that the EEOC is dismissing all Black complaints and he has a Senior Federal Investigator who has evidence and witnessed same. Maxine Waters didn't ask to speak to Ricardo Jones. All of the Black politicians are in on the gaming of Black people. Many of the Black elite accept the corruption against their own people and benefit from same. See Fear does different things to different people. Elite Blacks earn a well paid living from white bigots. Elite Blacks will never bite the hand that feeds them. When the elite Blacks are finally forced to confront racism and lose they cave-in totally and just accept the condition that has feed them all the time. Our real enemy are the elite Blacks. Don't take me wrong we as Black people need to unite under Pan-Africanism which means: African Americans, Blacks from Caribian and South America, All Blacks from Africa must vote as a block just like other ethnic groups ie: Jews, Irish, Italians, Asians, latins and others. We must force obama to include a PLANK in his re-election platform which addresses our concerns "JOBS and a RIGHT TO WORK IN A HOSTILE FREE WORK ENVIRONMENT and enforce all current laws reference same and update/reform same.If obama doesn't then we will vote against him (obama) and any politician who supports him (obama). None of this the devil I know verse the Devil I don't know BS. We don't have much time to do this or it will be four more years of YES WE CAN which lead to what??? Comment by Ricardo Jones just now  The Black community will not survive as little corrupt white people . This is the position of the Black elite. Once again if you replace a Bad white COP with a Bad Black COP we accomplish nothing. Because they both beat heads for the same reasons??? Steve Biecko a GREAT Black Leader of South Africians said this and was killed for it and for standing up of his peoples (Blacks) rights. For the those who don't know who Steve Beicko is Danzel Washington played Steve Beicko in the GREAT GREAT movie "CRY FREEDOM" which was made to show the conversion of a White liberal editor from South Africa Donald Woods. Look it up. Power of the people.

ricohenry7
ricohenry7

STUFFED MONKEY ON A NOOSE FOUND IN NEW ROCHELLE, NEW YORK SCHOOL OFFICE

EEOC fired Ricardo Jones Top senior federal investigator NYC for refusing to dismiss.

NEW ROCHELLE - A middle school custodian filed a discrimination complaint against the school district after his supervisor hung nooses in management offices, including one wrapped around the neck of a stuffed monkey.Robert Johnson, a night custodial aide at Isaac E. Young Middle School, said plant supervisor Phil Carino had hung three nooses in shared office space, according to a complaint filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Johnson said he removed the first, but that Carino defiantly put up two more, the complaint continued.Johnson, who is black, said that despite his complaints about the incidents, which occurred between September 2006 and July 2007, school officials failed to seriously reprimand Carino, who is white. Johnson said the district also postponed districtwide racial-sensitivity training, planned for last month."This man can hang up nooses with monkeys, I take it down and he can hang up more and nothing gets done," Johnson said. "He should be demoted or fired."School board President Cindy Babcock Deutsch said yesterday that the board had filed a "comprehensive" response to the EEOC complaint, but that she could not comment on pending administrative legal actions or personnel matters.However, in a statement, she acknowledged that the incidents occurred and said "there were serious consequences for the responsible party ... including remedial education and a penalty."Deutsch said sensitivity training for all employees would be held in April and noted that a letter outlining the district's policy of racial, ethnic, gender and religious tolerance had been sent to employees in October.Carino, who Johnson said was suspended for three weeks without pay as a result of the incidents, did not return calls seeking comment.The EEOC does not comment on charges when they are in the administrative process, said Nancy Boyd, deputy director of the EEOC's New York district office.Richard Adamson, pastor of Gospel Tabernacle Church of Christ, said he and other community leaders had met with school officials last year to discuss what he labeled as "racist" incidents. He said the district only recently began taking the group's concerns about sensitivity training seriously after the group threatened to go to the media.Adamson is encouraging residents to attend tonight's school board meeting at George M. Davis Jr. Elementary School to share their views with trustees."That offends every black person," Adamson said. "The president just made a statement on nooses. The whole country's taking this seriously. But when we bring this to them, they do nothing about it.""The school board and the superintendent act like it doesn't exist," said Ronald Williams, a past president of the New Rochelle chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, who also met with district officials. "If this was a swastika, it would have been a totally different reaction."According to the EEOC complaint and copies of internal district documents provided to The Journal News by Williams, Johnson was transferred to Isaac E. Young in September 2006. On his first night there, Johnson said, he noticed a stuffed monkey hanging from a noose attached to a picture board in an office used by Carino and two black supervisors.Johnson said he removed the noose and confronted one of the black supervisors, Kenny Bonds, who he said brushed off his concerns. A few months later, Johnson said he saw another empty noose hung from the picture board and removed it. In July 2007, a third noose was hung, which Johnson removed before complaining to Fred Smith, the district's deputy superintendent.According to district documents, the stuffed monkey with the noose had been put there several years earlier by three employees, including one black worker, as a joke with no racist intentions. In the documents, Carino acknowledged that he never took it down and that, after Johnson removed it, he put up the other small nooses. But Carino insisted his actions were not an acts of racism, according to school documents.Carino was reprimanded, first with a letter in his file, according to district documents, and later, Johnson said, with a three-week, unpaid suspension. Following the first meeting on the matter on July 24 of last year with Johnson, Carino and other district officials, Principal Anthony Bongo sent a letter dated July 26 to Carino praising his "productive and trustworthy" service, but criticizing him for hanging the nooses."This was clearly poor judgment and I must officially extend my displeasure and reprimand for this episode," Bongo wrote, adding: "I appreciate your apology to Mr. Johnson, which I believe was heartfelt and sincere. You have owned up to this as a gentleman, as I knew you would."Superintendent Richard Organisciak wrote Carino on Oct. 19, telling him that hanging the nooses was unacceptable, but noting there wasn't any evidence that he had engaged in "other conduct which created a hostile or unwelcoming workplace.""In considering an outcome, I am giving a great deal of weight to the fact that the monkey and the nooses appear to have been isolated acts, rather than a pattern of conduct on your part," Organisciak wrote.Williams said he had received the letters from district sources, but the district could not verify their authenticity yesterday.Johnson said he is considering filing a discrimination lawsuit."I felt they were just trying to ignore the situation and sweep it up under the rug," he said. "As far as they're concerned it's done and over with. It's not."Staff writer Jonathan Bandler contributed to this report.Reach Dwight R. Worley at dworley@lohud.com BLACKWATCH The noose incident in New Rochelle is just another reminder that we have along way to go for real race relations in Westchester County. The issue is a greater concern when you have people in supervisory and policy making positions that show actions of bigotry and racism.We would think after the cross burning incident in Cortland that our local and state politicians can pass legislation that will protect citizens from crimes such as this. Apparently there is a growing epidemic of racial hatred and bigotry with in the Metro New York area. Oct. 9, 2007, a noose was found on the door of Teachers College professor Madonna Constantine who teaches a class on racial justice. On Sept. 11,2007, a group of White men allegedly attacked several Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) Black basketball players and their coach.Even African American Law Enforcement Professionals are not immune to the institutional racial bigotry On the morning of Sept. 28, 2007, a janitor found a noose inside a locker room used by police officers at the Village of Hempstead police station in Long Island. Half of the officers serving on the Hempstead Police Department are people of color, 40 percent of which are Black, according to officials. News reports indicate there is suspicion that the target of the noose was newly appointed deputy chief, Willie Dixon who blackWe are almost 50 yrs up from Martin Luther Kings "I Have A Dream" speech. It has become very clear after recent events that the "Dream" has yet to become a "Reality". BLACKWATCH

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Dear Friends,The gestation period for this particular blog has taken far too long, it is inspired by the most banal, and for the uninitiated, most questionable of all motives - personal outrage. Organizations become dinosaurs overnight because they fail to listen to the groundswell of an underground movement that has become organized and loud in the varying complaints of a system that perpetuates corruption. The internal corruption within the EEOC has been well documented and demonstrated.There are drastic consequences of placing far too much power and authority in the hands of the EEOC when they cannot administer justice responsibly. The American justice system has witnessed the horrifying retreat of facts turned into fantasy. The EEOC has run amok in both Congress and the courts wielding unchecked power and influence. The system is propelled by powerful propaganda, virtually impregnated arrogance, and greed: reason gone mad, zero accountability; and money carries the day. The EEOC is a farce, it perpetuates horrific injustices.Well meaning people tell us that "time heals all." It is a lie, especially when the wound is constantly ripped open by the intentional acts of others in a conscious attempt to hide the truth. Congress needs to step in for there to be any effective changes.

Respectfully submitted,Honorable Mary Elizabeth Bullock (Retired)

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EEOC dismissing over 95% of all Black complaints of Race discrimination nationwide. This information is just the tip of the iceberg. The above information was in my sealed law suit. Please google Ricardo Jones EEOC to read more on the above.

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http://eeoccorruption.blogspot...Comment by Ricardo JonesOur president doesn't care about Justice for working class people who look like himself or his wife and daughters. The president appointed his wife's friend(Jacqueline Berrien) to head the corrupt EEOC. Berrien is a black attorney from the NAACP legal defence fund of NYC but she for Bad employers who discriminate against Black people IE:corporations, companies, Bad government agencies like her own(EEOC) and others to include state and local governments. This is the best a black looking president will do for Black people. I tried to fight for all people but Berrien's fired me for not dismissing Black complaints. Many Black attorneys and investigators at the EEOC along with the others are just dismissing all Black complaints. This is what the president wants. They think we all are just playing the RACE card. The judges in federal court feel the same way along with most attorneys in this country.

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In a letter dated June 15, 2008 and an email dated June 29, 2008, after having received the automated right to sue letter from EEOC-Charlotte District Office, Mr. Morrow requested an appeal with Mr. Carlos Villescas (Deputy District Director - EEOC-Charlotte District Office). Mr. Morrow conveyed that he originally submitted a dual treatment and impact charge. Mr. Villescas reviewed the case for several days and told Mr. Morrow on July 11, 2008 that the case was only investigated as a treatment case and not an impact case, and further explained that it could have been due to lack of resources. Mr. Morrow then explained to Mr. Villescas in writing and verbally that his expectation was that all charges would be fully investigated and not ignored. After a week of deliberation, Mr. Villescas returned a letter to Mr. Morrow indicating that his reconsideration concluded and that he would not change the finding. Mr. Morrow realized that his impact claim was being ignored by the EEOC.  In August 2008, Mr. Morrow contacted Ms. Sharon Jamison with the EEOC Office of Field Management and she advised Mr. Morrow to submit a written request for substantial weight review to Mr. Reuben Daniels (District Director, EEOC-Charlotte District Office). Ms. Jamison indicated that a substantial weight review letter should be granted if 1 or more of the following conditions are met: 1) procedures, regulations, and laws were not appropriately applied, 2) evidence was not considered, or 3) flagrant misconduct by the investigator.  In October 2008, Mr. Morrow submitted a substantial weight review request letter to Mr. Daniels outlining the case particulars and that his impact claim was never investigated. Mr. Daniels returned a letter to Mr. Morrow indicating that a "full review was conducted" by Mr. Villescas.  Mr. Morrow then submitted a FOIA request to the EEOC-Charlotte District Office, and Ms. Lynette Barnes provided all disclosable documents in the enforcement charge file. As evidenced by Mr. Morrow’s discussion with Mr. Villescas and Mr Morrow’s review of the FOIA released documents, it became evident once again that the impact charge was never investigated and it was not merely personnel incompetence but primarily blatant misconduct.  In November 2008, Mr. Morrow sent Ms. Naomi Earp (former EEOC Chairman) an email and followed up with two voicemails in regards to his case. Ms. Earp was unresponsive to Mr. Morrow’s communications. In January 2009, Mr. Morrow submitted a detailed written color of law charge via certified letter/return receipted to the USDOJ Civil Rights Division Criminal Section detailing the case and communications with SCHAC and EEOC-Charlotte District Office personnel. After repeated telephone follow-up calls to the USDOJ, it was determined that the letter was lost and never arrived at the Criminal Section Office despite receiving a return receipt.  In March 2009, Mr Morrow resubmitted the color of law charge in a letter dated March 26, 2009 and specifically requested that under Sections 242 and 241 of Title 18, that the USDOJ investigate the actions or inactions of the EEOC and SCHAC in his discrimination case.  On June 15, 2009, Mr. Morrow received a letter (DJ 144-67-0) from Ms. Aneesa Kahn (USDOJ -Civil Rights Division Criminal Section) indicating that Mr. Morrow’s complaint "does not involve a prosecutable violation of federal criminal civil rights statutes." Mr. Morrow called Ms. Kahn to get more information as to why she couldn't investigate, and Ms. Kahn indicated that they do not have the jurisdiction and primarily deal with police brutality or other abuses by law enforcement officers. Ms Kahn further indicated that my allegations are prosecutable, but not through her office.  On June 22, 2009, Mr. Morrow sent Attorney General Eric Holder an email at askdoj@asdoj.gov outlining his complaint and followed up with a telephone call to Mr. Holder’s office. It determined after speaking with the administrative assistant, that Mr. Holder’s emails and telephone calls are filtered and redirected to appropriate offices and personnel. Mr. Morrow did not receive any response from his efforts to elevate his case with the Attorney General. Also in June 2009, Mr. Morrow called the USDOJ hotline and inquired as to which USDOJ office would be appropriate for investigating his case. Mr. Morrow was referred to the Employment Litigation office, and left several voicemails requesting that an attorney return his call. Ms. Cynthia Jones left Mr. Morrow a voicemail, and Mr. Morrow spoke to Ms. Jones on June 30, 2009. In this conversation, Mr. Morrow conveyed to Ms. Jones that his disparate impact claim was never investigated as confirmed by a conversation with the EEOC-Charlotte District Office (Mr. Carlos Villescas). Ms Jones indicated that the USDOJ does not have anyauthority over the EEOC (e.g, color of law), and that discrimination charges are routinely ignored because EEOC offices across the country are understaffed.  In July 2009, Congressman John Barrow submitted a congressional inquiry on Mr. Morrow's behalf to the USDOJ and EEOC requesting that the following issues be reviewed.1) evaluate for color of law violations by EEOC and USDOJ officials (Section 242 of Title 18)  2) review the recorded conversation with the USDOJ where it is acknowledged that cases are routinely ignored due to lack of resources.4) review Mr. Morrow's case file to ensure that all of charge were or are investigated In January, 2010, the USDOJ responded with a letter indicating that the allegations did not constitute a prosecutable violation of federal criminal civil rights statues.Contact List: Larry McBride (SCHAC, Investigator, 803-737-7830) signature illegible (Mr. McBride’s Supervisor, SCHAC) See SCHAC finding letter.signature illegible (Legal/Compliance Programs officer, SCHAC) See SCHAC finding letter.Jesse Washington (SCHAC, Commissioner, 803-737-7800)Carlos Villescas (EEOC-Charlotte District Office, Deputy Director, 704-344-6736)Reuben Daniels, Jr (EEOC-Charlotte District Office, Director, 704-344-6744)Naomi Earp (EEOC Headquarters, Former Commission Chairman, 202-663-4005)Aneesa Kahn (USDOJ Civil Rights Division Criminal Section, 202-514-2001 or 202-514-3642)Sharon Jamison (EEOC Office fo Field Management Programs, 202-663-4900)Cynthia Jones (EEOC Headquarters, Employment Litigation, 202-307-0143

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what we elected the president to do? The president has appointed bad/corrupt judges and heads of these civil rights agencies. The EEOC oversee's the state and local civil rights agencies. The president appointed the head of the EEOC (Jacqueline Berrien) who is a friend of his wife and went to Harvard Law School with the first lady. The president has made a lot of bad appointments just as Bush did. Whom benefits from these bad appointments Big Law Firms and Bad employers ie: Corporations, Companies, State, county and city governments. The adminstration is bending over badwards to look the other way to let Bad employers break the laws so they will creat more jobs. Going to court early my save you time but won't resolve your discrimination complaint. This is about government in bed with Bad employers for kick-backs and positions for themselves and their friends. This is Gangster Corruption of our country. Our elected officials know whats going on and benefit from this corruption. Business couldn't serve unless the government looks the other way and let them break the employment laws. Force the president to do his job and make his federal agencies do their jobs not just dismissing complaints. What has the DOJ office of civil rights done nothing. What has the OSC done nothing against these Rogue Agencies ie: EEOC, MSPB, FLRA, OSC, DOL, OSHA and DOJ office of civil rights? NOTHING. A lot of attorney's and Investigators doing what? Dismissing complaints thats all.The President and the adminstration are giving the Bad employers a free hand to violate all the civil rights and employment laws. Look at Wallstreet???

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I Ricardo E. Jones Sr, former Senior Federal Investigator of EEOC-NYDO from 4/9/01 to 4/1/10 have direct and indirect knowledge of Federal Investigators, Federal Trial attorneys and managers of the EEOC who have taken money/gifts and/or positions with law firms to fix and throw investigation for personal gain or on orders from Comissioners of the EEOC (Vice Chair Leslie Silverman,Esq). Neomi Earp-campbell while Acting Chair of the EEOC had cases fixed for friends at law firms. This information was given to me by Federal Investigator Sean Oliveria formerly of the EEOC-NYDO. Former Vice Chair Leslie Silverman Esq, fixed decisions for her present employer Proskauer Rose law firm while she was a commissioner at the EEOC. This information was given to my by Nancy Boyd then Deputy Director of the EEOC-NYDO and Nora Curtin Trial attorney/former regional attorney miami-EEOC. Ms. Silverman was a former staff member of the senate sub-committee that over-saw the EEOC. She currently is using her contacts to fix complaints and issues at the EEOC of Proskauer Rose law firm Washington DC. Assistant General Counsel for the EEOC James Lee is a sexual preditor who has sexually harassed many females at the EEOC over his tenure. This information was given to me by Lois Bramble legal clerk at the EEOC-NYDO. Luis Graziano Trial Attorney at EEOC-NYDO has taken money to fix decisions and conciliation at the EEOC. He's a close friend of Assistant General Counsel James Lee of EEOC-Hq's and is also on the take with Graziano. Nancy Boyd fixed decisions for Leslie Silverman at the EEOC. Nancy Boyd is also a close friend of and ex-subordenate of Enforcement Manager Electra Yourke of EEOC-NYDO who worked for Elleanor Holmes-Norton former head of EEOC and NY City Commission of human rights. Ms. Yourke is a racist bigot known by all in NYC and Washington DC. This information was given to me by Ricardo Cuevas Esq and admin judge at the EEOC-NYDO. Clyde Lo-chin Mediator EEOC-Tampa FL, received a bribe from Paul Salvator Esq for Proskauer Rose law firm representing Ralph Loren Polo and now working with former EEOC vice chair Leslie Silverman in Washington DC. This information was given to me by my friend Clyde Lo-cin Mediator at Tampa FL EEOC. This information is just the tip of the iceberg. The above information was in my sealed law suit. Please google Ricardo Jones EEOC to read more on the above.

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Dear EEOC Chairwoman,Propaganda and wishful thinking are no help to those employees of the EEOC and those who come before the EEOC in hopes of finding justice and the expectation of fair play. Your predecessors have brutalized the people who have come before this Commission. As a former EEOC Administrative Judge you continue to allow the EEOC to fight what is the single largest disability discrimination case today in our judicial system - mine. For eight years you have allowed your attorneys, Sherlock et al., supervisors, Siegal, to state on the administrative record that I will be dead by [the hands of the EEOC]or my own. Encouraged perjury, lies and outright fabrication. Illegal ex-parte hearings, failure to legally place me, a judge, in the proper appellate forum - and keeping my case in OFO even after they knew I filed in federal court for eight more months in hopes that I would die first! This does not include the fact that several people were taken from OFO to work against me on my case and then placed back into OFO or sent to other departments where everyone was aware of how hard this Agency attempted to kill me, See you tube Bullock v EEOC. Your judiciary is absolutely corrupt and continues to be. You turn a blind eye to the transgressions of others. The EEOC has damaged more decent hard working people than they have helped. You have destroyed lives in a cavalier fashion, behavior you have no intention of changing. Because you are an institution you collectively absorb the guilt which means that no one person can be held accountable. Yet, in reality the "Buck" stops with you! You are accountable, whether you like it or not. When you continue to employ individuals like Sherlock, who turn facts into fantasy because his instructions from the Chair are to win at all costs, you can only get what you expect - despicable human beings. During my tenure with the EEOC I witnessed more corruption in the EEOC Judiciary than I experienced during my entire legal career. The EEOC is in constant violation of the laws. You have administrative judges (attorney examiners) give legal advise and make decisions that are not licensed to practice law. As a result their decisions are not binding and do not have the force and effect of the law. In the Los Angeles Office alone you have five (5) unlicensed AJs.You personally are aware of this problem yet you do nothing to change it. The only true chairperson for this Commission is one who is hard-wired for justice and fair play. No matter what you say - I do not believe this person is you. I have read and listened to so many people who have been incredibly wronged by the Agency's decisions, that no Chairperson has credibility. When you tell the judges to move the cases along (get rid of them any way they can)you have destroyed an individual's right to be heard. There is not a prayer for justice. As the Civil Rights Commission before, the EEOC has made the same mistakes. The EEOC actually copied their procedures. The EEOC has failed. It failed me, a disabled judge, in your own system through the likes of Sherlock, Inzio and Perry and others who are without moral compasses. My case is not the exception but one of the most egregious. I believe you need to read the enabling legislation of the EEOC - you ARE designated as the Model Employer! Yet, when it comes to your own employees your organization has been cited as being the single most retaliatory agency in government. Those in power rewrite history and make up lies to suit their own needs. You have no idea what you signed up for and honestly I do not believe that to date you have proven the leadership skills that are necessary to turn this Agency around. It would take one incredible person to be the Change Agent this Commission needs. Are you really up to the job? Otherwise all you can do during your tenure is to perpetuate the corruption and abuse of the EEOC's legal system and your mission - to eradicate all vestiges of discrimination is only a joke. Clean up your own Agency since it affects the lives of so many people. Unfortunately, only time will tell as to whether you are capable of walking the talk. Listen to those who have been abused by your Agency and tell me you are proud to lead the EEOC.I am sorry I have to state what everyone else knows. Time will tell what kind of leader you are. How many people will continue to suffer under your tenure and will you really care - this is the question. I wish I could be more hopeful, but I am a realist by nature. I have seen and experienced the worst of this Agency.Respectfully submitted,Hon. Mary Elizabeth Bullock (Retired)

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EEOC Fired Senior EEO Investigator Who Exposed Internal Corruption

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Mayor Bloomberg is allowing the construction companies of DeFoe and Conti to steal millions of city dallors along with the corrupt EEOC. Both DeFoe and Conti have been investigated by the corrupt EEOC for gender discrimination. The president white house staff also has a gender discrimination problem too (Confidence Man) by Suskind. The countries civil rights laws are used to make illegal money by the elite officials. Great Con Game. kou do's to the Mayor of NYC and President. Can anyone stop them? Where's are free press??? 

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WHY I BELIEVE RICARDO JONES (Posted on Undercoverlawyer.com) -these are exerpts from former EEOC investigator Ricardo Jones; "Proskauer Rose LLP donating money to Clyde Lo-chin's Steel drum club. Clyde Lo chin admitted to me that he asked Paul Salvator to have Polo to donate $5000.00 to his Clyde's Steel Drum club and he did. - why is this important to me? I will tell you why: In 2007 I filled an ADA discrimination case with FEPA in Palm Beach County, my complaint was eventually forwarded to the Miami EEOC. After being asked whether or not I was "gay" by the EEOC Investigator, when I said "yes" I was repeatedly told that I would not be helped. When I asked why, I was told "because I am not going to help you". I pursued the case anyways. During the investigation and several days before I was fired a coworker told me that I was going to lose my case because my employer was "donating" money to the Alzheimers Association NYC Chapter in the name of the EEOC Investigator for her late dad. I didn't believe it at the time, but later found this: http://www.alznyc.org/newslett... -it contains the same name of the investigator along with a male with the same last name. later I remembered being invited to a Baptist Church in Miami by my co-workers. In never attended because as a gay man.. well lets just say I did not feel comfortable with the idea. Not to mention I was like 100 miles away. Later I discovered that the EEOC Investigator that was "handling"my case is not only the Treasurer of said Church, she purchased a $500,00.00 house in her name along with the name of the Pastor of said church. Now I understand the Idea of "religious freedom" and I admitedly am not the smartest person, but this just sounds all kinds of wrong. Unfortunately, after I filled my complaint I was injured at work, my and workers comp attorney brokered a "deal" during a WC deposition. I tried to drop the WC case because I found another job out of state and was in danger of becoming homeless. I was told that if I did not settle both cases on the spot I would have to wait for court date. Long story short, It was in my best interest to settle with workers comp because my new boss said I could not start the new job until it was settled. -so two years later when Ricardo Jones says EEOC Investigators are on the take, I believe EEOC Investigators are on the take.

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This is not the way to stop workplace discrimination. We're in total denial about the whole process ie: Government (EEOC,OFCCP, OSC, MSPB, FLRA, DOL, and DOJ office of Civil Rights)State (Human Rights agencies) and/or Local city(Human Rights agencies)to include all our courts. We're begging for justice from a totally corrupt system. The system we pay for everyday with our TAX dollars. We're paying to be robbed by the people who work against US the US Government. Where does the BUCK STOP AT??? Has the president exposed the corruption in government yet??? Why did you vote for him was it because he's BLACK and you were guilty. He was supposed to clean-up Government and fix the corruption right??? Has he done any of the above??? Expose and reform the corrupt system isn't that what we want??? Demand the Government to work for all the people not the corrupt elite ones only!!!

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THIS LETTER(SIGNED)WAS EMAILED TO THE LIST BELOW:

February 22, 2011

Jacqueline A. BerrienChairwomanEEOC HeadquartersU.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission131 M StreetWashington, DC 20507

Re: DIRECTION OF EEOC ANDLOST OF PUBLIC TRUST

Dear Chairwoman Berrien:

Congratulations on your confirmation in December 2010 as Chairwoman of EEOC. I was delighted in reading the news that President Barack Obama had appointed you as the fourteenth Chairperson to head the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC or Commission). Indeed, your background as a litigator and your association with the NAACP should definitely help you reshape the direction the agency will travel in the 21st century in fulfilling its mission to eradicate employment discrimination in America’s workplace, both public and private. I believe you have a difficult, but not impossible task, to accomplish your mandate.

I write this letter to express my concerns about how the EEOC is currently enforcing the federal anti-discrimination laws which are under its jurisdiction. In particular, I am greatly disturbed about how cases are being processed and investigated because discrimination in the federal sector is just as bad as in the private sector. I hope you will push more aggressively to bring change about within the EEOC’s field offices, including dealing with management officials and investigators who engage in prohibited personnel practices.

However, thus far, I have seen very little that you have done in issuing directives to District Directors and other personnel to swiftly reverse the Commission’s reputation as being inefficient in keeping track of the claims filed by aggrieved individuals; and to make sure the cases are properly processed and investigated; and that their civil rights are protected which is guaranteed by the Constitution.

I will begin with my concerns with the FEDERAL SECTOR. I am sure you are fully aware, the federal government is the largest employer in America and should lead the way in being a “model” employer in creating a diverse and honorable workplace. The EEOC’s annual report for 2009 for the federal government clearly shows that there is something wrong with this employer as it relates to the laws administered by the EEOC. As of July 2009, the EEOC employed approximately 110 Attorney Examiners of which 24 of them failed to maintain an “active” status in the bars they were admitted to practice law. On or about July 29, 2010, the EEOC employed the same the same number of Attorney Examiners of which 15 failed to maintain an “active” status in the bars they were admitted to practice. Furthermore, according to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition, there is no true position for Attorney Examiners-Administrate Judges. Congress did not create such positions to impartially adjudicate claims arising under 29 C.F.R. § 1614.19. Congress created the position of Administrative Law Judges (ALJs) to adjudicate claims under 29 C.F.R. § 1614.19. I am requesting that your Attorney Examiners/Administrative Judges be converted to Administrative Law Judges; and that there be a cease and desist on Attorney Examiners/Administrative Judges conducting hearings who have failed to maintain an “active” status in the bars they were admitted to practice law.

In 1990, the Administrative Dispute Resolution Act (ADRA) was implemented which required each federal agency to adopt a policy on the use of ADA. There are no real advantages for complainants to participate in the ARD program to resolve complaints based on my analysis of the statistical data. Complainants participating in the program face retaliation based on my review of grievances and arbitrations.

Until management officials throughout the federal government, including but not limited to EEOC, are held more accountable by being disciplined and/or terminated for not complying with the regulations there will be no change in this environment. For example in your own “shop”, I reviewed the lawsuit filed by Mr. Ricardo Jones, a former Investigator who was employed in your New York District Office, before your lawyers filed a motion to have it sealed, and was quite frankly appalled at what he had experienced. It appears based on the lawsuit that Mr. Jones was retaliated against by being denied a Within Grade Increase (WIGI), placed on a Performance Improvement Plan (PIP), and terminated for whistle blowing activities protected under the Whistleblower Protection Act (WPA); specifically, when he disclosed incidents of gross mismanagement, abuse of authority, and violations of laws, rules, and regulations which happen in his office. These acts were happening in his office and he attempted to correct the matter and as a result was terminated. Management officials in other filed offices have engaged in gross mismanagement, abuse of authority, and violations of laws, rules, and regulations.

As for the PRIVATE SECTOR, information that I have been given from various sources reveals that your field office staff in the intake process continue to engage in one or all of the following behavioral deficiencies: (1) refuse to take charges based on race, Black; (2) refuse to allow charging parties to file a class-action charge based on race, black; (3) refuse to allow charging parties to check more than one box and/or name an employment agency; (4) refuse to allow charging parties to mention events outside 180 days even though, the alleged discriminatory events are still timely; (5) telling charging parties that they need more detail information before taking a charge; (6) failing to tell charging parties during the intake process about the agency’s A, B, & C classification system; (7) failing to contact and interview witnesses identified by charging parties; (8) failing to give charging parties pre-determination interviews before cases are dismissed as a “not cause” finding; (9) refusing to give charging parties a status update in a timely manner; (10) refusing to give charging parties and/or their attorneys a copy of respondent’s position statement; (11) failing to make a adverse inference “reasonable cause” finding after respondents have failed to provide a position statement; (12) dismissing cases without respondent’s position statement; (13) lack of coordination among EEOC personnel (e.g., different investigators assigned to charges against the same respondent involving the same allegations and discriminatory practice; (14) investigators telling charging parties during the intake process that they can not file a charge because they do not have direct evidence; (15) when charging parties request a copy of the investigative file they find no in-depth investigation was conducted; (16) investigators are dismissing cases solely on respondent’s position statement without giving charging parties an opportunity to refute what respondent has said; (17) investigators during the intake process tell charging parties there is no merit to their charge; (18) investigators giving charging parties legal advice during the intake process; (19) investigators not seeing retaliation when it is right in front of their face; (20) intake investigators not knowing and/or understanding elementary principles of discrimination cases; and (21) Directors refusing to reopen cases after charging parties in a timely a manner have provided additional evidence to support their case. It does not take an increase in the agency’s budget to correct the above problems.

I and members of my executive board listened very carefully to the questions posedto Commissioners Victoria Lipnic, Chai Feldblum, and General Counsel, P. David Lopez and you during the confirmation hearings last year. Democratic Senator, Tom Harkin, asked you two very important questions. He asked you (1) how much money you needed and (2) how were you going to handle the large backlog of cases. You responded by telling him that you could not provide him with an answer at the time. You also told him that after you were confirmed and given an opportunity to review the agency’s operation, you would be better prepared to give him a report. However, I have not seen such a report in the media. Instead, it appears that you relied on inaccurate and/or missing key documents in case processing provided to you by your staff, specifically, Nicholas Inzeo, Director, and Office of Field Programs. You increased the performance goals for District Directors for Federal and private sector complaint processing thereby, placing an unnecessary increase of performance goals on the bargaining unit employees without justification, which resulted in the Union filing fifty-three (53) Unfair Labor Practice Charges (ULPs).

EEOC is the only federal agency with the most responsibility in enforcing more anti-discrimination laws with the least amount of employees than any other agency. The AFGE Council 216 should be lobbying Congress to raise the agency’s authorized ceiling 4,000 full time employees rather than 3,000 and increase the budget to $478 million. Civil rights organizations would be on the front lines helping the agency to convince the Congress that such appropriations are needed to enforce the civil rights laws, which protect against discrimination on the job, based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability and genetics. Unfortunately, EEOC has mishandled the appropriations already granted by Congress, leaving aggrieved individuals who filed charges or complaints suffering the consequences.

In FY 2009, Congress made sure the agency received an extra $23 million dollars to help reduce backlog of cases. All this money did not go to hiring 200 or more investigators. How was the money spent to help tackle the growing backlog of cases? On November 15, 2010, the Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) issued a decision which indicated the agency violated the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) by requiring employees to request compensatory time off in lieu of overtime compensation. The agency is aware that it has an outstanding bill of approximately $7 million dollars or more for intentionally and willfully violating the FLSA. Nevertheless, the agency has failed to put in its budget funding to compensate investigators, mediators, and paralegals for working overtime. I believe the AFGE Council 216 has done very little in requesting that the agency put in its budget the funding to compensate the employees for working overtime. The agency and union have engaged in “featherbedding” which has prevented the employees from being compensated for working overtime. I am going to ask Congress to follow the money.

As a civil rights advocate as well as a stakeholder, I am obligated to ferret out “injustice” throughout the federal government and assist in correcting any misconception or misinformation concerning the public’s civil rights; and what action is being taken to protect them from discrimination. I am deeply disturbed after reviewing the EEOC’s Charge and All Statues Statistical Data for FY 1997 through FY 2010, when comparing “no reasonable cause” findings to “reasonable cause” findings. How will the agency effectively process and investigate charges filed under Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, when the agency’s own statistical data clearly shows that it is having a difficult time in eradicating discrimination in the workforce with the anti-discriminations laws it enforces before the aforementioned law was passed? I know oftentimes the decision to eradicate discrimination is not pleasantly received by respondents; however, the agency must be a much better job in fulfilling its mission because the public has lost confidence.

I want a written response within fifteen (15) days of receipt of letter answers to the following questions. (1) Why are cases with a “reasonable cause” determination transferred to ADR for conciliation and held there for six months or longer until conciliation efforts fail, and no lawsuits filed? (2) Why was the charge filed Charging Party, William F. Keck, a White male, (Charge No. 520-2008-02765) and Charging Party, Ann Judith Yancey, a White female, (Charge No. 520-2008-0221) against Atrium Staffing, LLC. was transferred to the EEOC’s Newark Area Office, and the charging parties issued a “no cause” finding on September 30, 2009, when they both provided sufficient evidence to show that respondent had engaged in lawful employment practices against African Americans? (3) Has there been an independent investigation conducted regarding the racial remarks made by Ms. Electra Yourke, a White female, when she states “that no matter how much experience and/or education a Black person has they don’t qualify for anything.” Ms. Yourke as a public official is liable for her actions. In fact, her remarks were outside of her sworn official duties. Therefore, she has no official immunity under Title 42 § 1983.

I am prayerful that the above information will be acted upon immediately in order to gain the public’s trust back “with all deliberate speed”. I hope you will make a difference in combating discrimination more effectively in the workplace. EEOC is not in the business of giving respondents a safe haven to hide when they engaged in unlawful employment practices. The public’s demands are too important to be overlooked. Indeed, you have been given the opportunity to reshape the direction of the agency.

I wish you the very best traveling down this road. I hope you will be motivated by the dreams that former civil rights advocates had that equal justice under law might be a reality in the workplace during your tenure. “Injustice anywhere threatens justice everywhere” Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

I you have any questions regarding this letter; please contact me at (602) 252-4064.

Sincerely,

Rev. Oscar S. TillmanPresident/National Board of DirectorsNAACP

cc: Stuart IshimaruConstance S. BarkerVictoria LipnicChai R. FeldblumP. David LopezRoslyn M. BrockBenjamin T. JealousMargaret MorganSen. Jon KylSen. John McCainTom HarkinSen. Barbara BoxerSen. Dianne FeinsteinSen. Barbara MilulskiSen. Johnny IsaksonSen. John CornySen. Charles SchumerRep. Darrell IssaRep. Ed PastorRep. Barbara LeeRep. Emanuel CleaverLatasha BrownRicardo JonesWalker HarmanRandell PittmanDonald WinfieldRegina Murry

ricohenry7
ricohenry7

This is a petition for Congress to investigate EEOC and reinstate Mr. Ricardo Jones, to the position he held at the time of his release with full back benefits and full back pay.

http://petitiontoinvestigate.b...

This is a petition for Congress to investigate EEOC and reinstate Mr. Ricardo Jones, to the position he held at the time of his release with full back benefits and full back pay. The evidence in the petition links to the Ricardo Jones story and links to a State agency that has been wasting millions of dollars and man hours on an Anti-Union schemes and a cover-up schemes linked to a conflict of interest, specifically Mr. Thomas Perez, now the Assistant Attorney General, of the Civil Rights Division, for the DOJ

If you have info to add to this request for an investigation of EEOC by U.S. CONGRESS let us know …NOW IS THE TIME

ricohenry7
ricohenry7

If the rule of law applys to all then why not file charges against the Rogue EEOC. The Rogues at the EEOC have recieved something to side with Respondents and other Rogues agencies??? The connection between the former vice chair Leslie Silverman and Proskauser Rose LLP her present employer is clear. Jackson Lewis' influence at the Rogue EEOC using ADR as a cover to fix cases is clear. Then why hasn't the attorney general Eric Holder and/or Asst US attorney Ms. London for the southern district of NYS filed charges against the Rogues attorney's and managers at the EEOC???

ricohenry7
ricohenry7

The Presidents appointee Jacqueline Berrien chair of EEOC is supporting "JIM-CROW II LAWS" at the Rogue EEOC. Black people are not equally qualified for employment by the non-enforcement of the CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1964 as amended by the EEOC. This is what Ms. Berrien has brought to the EEOC nation wide. Ms. Berrien has required the dismissal of an additional 50 complaints per investigator at all EEOC office. If any investigator refuses to dismiss the additional 50 complaints they with be disciplined. Second Class Citizenship for all Black People in America!!!

ricohenry7
ricohenry7

This is a investigation I conducted while being harassed by members of EEOC management:Elisabeth Grossman, Rosemary Wilkes, Spencer Lewis and others. Because it was based on Race discrimination. How many Blacks recieved any money from the settlement? Maybe 4 out of 54. Whom recieved the money??? How other all the related cases against Tavern of the Green??? Why did the EEOC hide Cause finding in ADR and why??? What happened to the Male on Male sexual harassment related Cause findings, Ms. Grossman store away for over a year in ADR??? Ricardo Jones Senior Federal who exposed Tavern on the Green Terminated by Electra Yourke and Kevin Berry of the EEOC-NYDO???

The New York Times of July 2, 2008, had a story about a similar sexual harrasment lawsuit in NY. Here are some details from the story:

Martha Nyakim Gatkuoth, a refugee from Ethiopia, found a job as a hostess at a famed restaurant tucked within Central Park: Tavern on the Green. In the beginning, she says she enjoyed her work, but slowly found herself to be a victim of continuous sexual harrassment. “I was asked to perform sexual favors in great detail by this manager,” she said. “And when I refused, I was told that I was not going to get the schedule I wanted. It resulted in my paycheck being cut.”Ms. Gatkuoth said that when female employees passed through the kitchen to get to their lockers, they often faced a torrent of bawdy commentary from the kitchen crew.“Sometimes they would say: ‘When are you going to get pregnant? That’s all women are good for,’ ” she said. “Sometimes there’d be a big group of people, and the manager would make a comment about your private parts and get a laugh out of everybody.”“Most of the time it was in private; I’d be by myself,” she said. “He’d just come and grab my butt and slap it. It’s a big place and there’s a lot of places where things go on that most of the customers don’t go to.”“He’d make statements like, ‘Why do you think so and so gets this schedule?’ I’d wonder whether they were threatened the same way I was threatened.”Ms. Gatkuoth said that despite her anguish, she felt she could not leave the job. As the eldest child of parents who had died in the violence and tumult of East Africa, she needed steady work to help send her two brothers in the United States to college and a 15-year-old brother still in Africa to boarding school there.For more than a year, during the job, she did not tell anyone about what was happening at the restaurant. She was too embarrassed, she said. And now she feels embarrassed that she was embarrassed.“How could I have let this happen?” she said. “Is it something in me that someone saw as a weakness? I became more angry with me.”“You always think it’s just happening to you and that’s what makes it worse,” Ms. Gatkuoth said. “A lot of women suffer silently. But I think if this becoming so public could help other women out there, then it was worth it.”Ms. Gatkouth filed a complaint with the EEOC against the sexual harrasment. initially filed the criminal complaint with the Manhattan district attorney — his office dropped the case — and then a lawyer suggested she contact the commission. The E.E.O.C. interviewed more than 50 workers.She is now the lead complainant in the commission’s federal discrimination lawsuit, in which Tavern on the Green agreed to a $2.2 million settlement last month.The lawsuit contains coarse and graphic words to describe the demands and demeaning language that Ms. Gatkuoth and several other female employees said they faced. Kam S. Wong, a lawyer for the E.E.O.C., said the director of operations was so intimidating and forceful that many workers were scared to speak up.

ricohenry7
ricohenry7

The Stats show what action or inaction the EEOC has taken. The Top Cop of the nation said" America is "a nation of cowards" when discussing race. That sentiment from the country's first African-American attorney general, Eric Holder, has stirred up pundits, bloggers and readers.

If as a nation we're in denial about Race then what else are we in denial about? Sex, Age, Religion, National Origin, Equal Pay and Disablity.

If the EEOC is supporting the dispariaties in employment which their Stats show then how can this economy grow? Please go back and read the articles I have written.

I spent 9 years at the EEOC as a Senior Federal Investigator in NYC. Search my name on the internet and read the articles. My lawsuit has been sealed by the US asst Attorney. See why the Attorney General's office doesn't want you to know the truth about the Rogue EEOC who work hand in hand with the DOJ.

ricohenry7
ricohenry7

It was shown under the heading of "The Sinister and ObsceneState of Affairs at the EEOC".

Beginning of letter

To: Mr. Sam Wright, Jr., PresidentFederal Employees Against Discrimination, Inc.

Hi Mr. Wright:

I have sent you some of the evidence of incredibly irrational, discriminatory, and fraudulent actions of the EEOC Administrative Judge, Kurt Hodges, on USDA Class Action Case #020077. As I informed you there is a lot more evidence of similar actions by the officials of the Office of Federal Operations (OFO) of EEOC as well as by this AJ.

Today, I received the decision of OFO, signed by its Director, Carlton Hadden, in which my appeal (EEOC Appeal #01A52527) against the self-evidently corrupt, classist, racist, elitist, illegal, and unconstitutional settlement agreement of the Asian/Pacific Class Action Case (Basu et. al., class agents), has been dismissed and AJ's (Culbertson) complacent and corrupt approval of the agreement has been affirmed. The OFO did not address the most important questions and problems of the contents of the agreement being in violation of the Title VII and other civil rights acts and laws, which were raised in my appeal brief. It maneuvered to get around these most important matters, by denying me the right to raise them, as by the Parties'illegal and unconstitutional change of definition of the class, I would not be considered a class member, even though the USDA held my individual cases of employment discrimination in abeyance, for more than three and a half years, because of my being an Asian American and hence a member of that class!!! So, the EEOC went even beyond the USDA in violations of the law, perversion of facts and logic, and bizarre racist-discriminatory rationalizations, in order to avoid addressing or adjudicating the most important legal, constitutional, and substantial issues and problems Even the USDA had not denied me the status of being a class member and entitlement to the relief. In its brief, USDA had clearly stated that I was personally entitled to relief and was not excluded from the class. Now, the OFO decision is denying even that status to me, in order to circumvent and bypass the issues of legality and constitutionality of the settlement agreement!

This action of OFO is further confirmation of the conclusions of my various reports and analyses, in which I have identified the role of cross-institutional classist-racist-elitist mass psychological and cultural factors being the most important ones in the dismal civil rights and equal opportunity reality in this country. No matter what formal regulatory or procedural changes or reforms are made, these mass psychological and cultural factors will inevitably subvert, pervert, and discriminatize them. I had written a proposal for investigation of the role of these factors, in the civil rights and discrimination problems in the USDA, by some highly qualified, experienced, and advanced social psychologists, trained in the methods of social psychoanalysis. Some of these psychologists, e.g. Dr. Douglas LaBier, located in the Washington, DC area, have conducted large scale studies in various government agencies and have found widespread problems of severe psychopathology in the management. I believe that EEOC is also infected with such widespread psychopathology. Such studies are of utmost importance for identification of the nature and causes and solution of the problems. I can modify my proposal, written for USDA, to one for the EEOC, if you wish to pursue this matter.

Although the discrimination, collaboration, and conscienceless misprocessing of minorities' cases and appeals at the EEOC and OFO are long-standing, these have gotten much worse under the current Republican administration. All the petty little zombified officials, including those of the EEOC, are exploding with venom, pettiness, and intoxication with the powers of injustice and their infliction on the weakest sections of the populations, first and foremost being the minorities.

The professional environment at OFO has gotten much worse under its current director, Hadden. He is clearly one of those grotesque Orwellian creatures, like Clarence Thomas and Rehnquist. I recommend that your organization, USDA Coalition of Minority Employees, and NAACP should jointly launch a campaign to replace Mr. Hadden, as the Director of OFO. Some conscientious officials of OFO, who are very rare, are aware of his diabolical leadership and had encouraged me to request an investigation of his mismanagement by the EEOC Inspector General (IG). The IG had rejected my request and refused to conduct such an essential investigation.

Even though I am skeptical of the generally classist and racist court system in this country, I would have sued the EEOC, if I had not been discouraged from doing so, after what they did to your cases.

Personally, I am now considering to leave this country for good. I do not wish to continue living in a country where minorities are treated as second or third class citizens and where ultra-Orwellian organizations, like the EEOC, operate with total impunity, committing huge injustices, crimes and sins, routinely and systematically, in the name of "justice", "equal opportunity", and "civil rights".

Fazal Rahman

End of letter

ricohenry7
ricohenry7

Ricardo Jones became specious at first that Ms. Yourke was classifying charges inthe C category filed by African-Americans by talking to co-workers under her supervision. Plaintiff became more specious; when African-Americans at various meeting in the community told him, that their charges were dismissed without investigations being conducted. They also told him, that their witnesses were not contacted and interviewed, nor were they given pre-determination interviews before the cases were dismissed. Plaintiff reviewed the IMS, which the Agency use to monitor cases. Evidence supported the facts. On February 21, 2007, the EEOC-NYDO-CTRU, received a charge of discrimination for Charging Party, Marie Barthelemy, a black female, filed by her attorney against Smithtown Center for Rehabilitation & Nursing Care, LLC. The charge was assigned (Charge No. 520-2007-01810). In March 2007, Plaintiff discovered an intake routing sheet for the aforementioned charge.On January 7, 2009, Plaintiff via memorandum to Mr. Kenneth Chu, ActingDeputy Director indicated that, he found the case on his desk. Plaintiff also indicated he checked the IMS, and found the charge was not assigned to him; and that it was classified as a C under the PHCP procedures. The individuals who classified the charge in C category were Ms. Yourke, Enforcement Manager and Mrs. Grossman, Regional Attorney. Plaintiff returned the charge file to Mr. Chu so that he could conduct an investigation. Instead, he gave the case to Ms. Yourke, who gave it back to Plaintiff. Plaintiff asked her what she wanted him to do with the charge. She was hoping that he would dismiss the case. Fortunately, someone had made a duplicate copy of the charge. Investigator Roxanne Zygmund, a white female, changed the classification to A1 from C category. On Tuesday, April 28, 2009, Mr. Chu sent an e-mail to all of his colleagues at the EEOC NYDO congratulating Ms. Zygmund for successfully conciliating the case that resulted in getting substantial monetary relief for charging party. This proves there was lack of coordination in case assignments.On September 4, 2003, Charging Party, Cecil Hollins, a black male, filed acharge of discrimination (Charge No. 160-2003-02333C) against the U. S. Tennis Association with the EEOC NYDO. Mr. Hollins, is an attorney, who umpired tennis matches; however, respondent denied him the opportunity to serve as an umpire at the big name tennis matches involving top ranked tennis players. Ms. Yourke made a list of thirty (30) questions to disqualify the charge. However, someone else classified the charge in the B category requiring additional information. The charge was assigned Investigator, Rodney Plummer, a black male, and Louis Graziano, Trial Attorney. The charge was classified as A2 potential cause, but the Legal Unit decided not to litigate. Mr. Hollins was given a Notice of Right to Sue and his case was dismissed.

ricohenry7
ricohenry7

Send letters to Barack Obama, Chuck Schumer, Mike McMahon, and Kirsten Gillibrand about the corrupts, fraud and misconduct at the EEOC-NYDO and EEOC Washington DC. Attorney and Managers taking money and fixing complaints for friends and personal gain. Politicians using their influence to stop investigation at the EEOC against government contractors and Corporation in their district. Jobs given at the EEOC to son of Ex-NFL/AFL quarterbacks and not based on his qualifications (Robert Unitis son of Johnny Unitis of Baltimore Colts) who fixed that job for Unitis from Maryland names starts with B and M???

The civil rights of mostly Black people are being used by corrupt in Politics and government.

ricohenry7
ricohenry7

Everyone please contact U.S.Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions. Subcommettee on Employment and Workplace Safety: Chairwoman Senator Patty Murray (D)Washington State, Senator Johnny Isakson (R)State of Georgia (Major problem in ATL with Honda manufactoring ATL and EEOC in ATL.Need investigation not by EEOC OIG of the Honda problem. Christopher Dodd (D) Senator CT, Tom Harkin (D)IA he's an advocate for dismissing all complaints for small business view Jacqueline Berrien Senate conformation hearing (Google same), Barbara Mikulski (D) MD I sent her all the info and she's done nothing but lip service. She has an over the hill view on the whole issues. Hillary Clintons replacement in Senate (D) NY Clinton was also giving the info, Sherrod Brown (D) OH also giving the infor. Representative Yvette Clarke (D) 11 Brooklyn NY I give her the documents and she has direct knowledge (Cousin who worked at EEOC-NYDO. She done very little college roomate/friend of chair EEOC Jacqueline Berrien. Emails, Texts, Letters and phone calls. Need reform of check and balances agencies: OSC, FLRA, MSPB and DOJ offfice of civil rights all corrupt and not reviewing the corrupt EEOC.

ricohenry7
ricohenry7

Why was Ricardo Jones Terminated and Spencer H Lewis Jr, Transfered from EEOC-NYDO? Ricardo Jones was used as a scape goat for the corruption at EEOC-NYDO. Everyone in the NYDO area knows the truth about Ricardo Jones the only enforcer of Civil Rights and Justice under the law for all??? How about answering Jacqueline Berrien? Are you afraid of the truth?

ricohenry7
ricohenry7

The EEOC could have fixed the racial problems of this country, but it was infiltrated and/or staffed with segregationist/racial Bigots/Uncle Toms/Aunt Momas and they 're still there today. Many at the EEOC aren't supporter of Civil Rights and/or Rule of Law for all (Justice under the Law). No Civil Rights attorneys work at the EEOC and/or other government agencies. The whole process is just a money making fraud for the corrupt legal attorneys. EEOC has a Black front for sell-outs with White Bigots making decisions. The EEOC could have made America GREAT. Many didn't want things to change. Senator Tom Harkin, Barbara Mikulski,Patty Murry and others are allowing this fraud to go on. The president obama is part of the problem also. Read Sam Wright Jr's Book "Your Betrayed by the US Government". The President and his wife are ex-employment attorneys for Sibley and Austin they know. Jacqueline Berrien(Harvard Law school friend of the first lady) chair of EEOC is just an opportunist just like the others who played at the Black seat. We must force the Senators on the oversite committee to reform the corrupt EEOC and the check and balance agenies OSC,DOJ (Office of civil rights) MSPB and FLRA.

ricohenry7
ricohenry7

Subject: Re: Proskauer and Rose donating money to Clyde Lo-chin's Steel drum club.

Clyde Lo-chin (currently mediator in Tampa, FL EEOC) recruited me (Ricardo E. Jones) and a friends (Robert Brown) of the US Army Reserves to apply for positions at the EEOC-NYDO as investigators on or/about early 2001. Clyde had meetings with us both to prepare us for the interviews with members of management of EEOC-NYDO. I never believed that I was going to be hired despite my background in Law Enforcement and investigation. Clyde said not to worry you'll get hired. I was hired sometime the first week of April 2001. After I was hired Clyde was working on a big case against Ralph Laren Polo involving a large amount of Black employees. Sometime later Clyde asked me to attend one of the settlement conferences at Proskauer and Rose where I meet top negotiator Paul Salvator Esq, and other attorneys for Polo. Later after the conference I was contacted by Paul Salvator of Proskauer and Rose. Paul asked if I had a case with the respondent MBIA. Paul wanted me to set-up a similar conference to settle to case. I did and it settled for $650,000.00 in less than 90 days. Clyde Lo chin had admitted to me that he asked Paul Salvator to have Polo to donate $5000.00 to Clyde's Steele Drum club and he did. Clyde Lo chin has a relationship with Nancy Boyd who at the time of my hirer was Enforcement manager, and later Deputy Director of the EEOC-NYDO. Nancy Boyd was fixing cases for Vice Chair of EEOC Leslie Silverman for the Proskauer Rose Law Firm. Leslie Silverman left EEOC and became a partner of Proskauer and Rose in Washington DC and works with Paul Salvator of Porskauer and Rose of NYC.

unpollutedfaz
unpollutedfaz

@ricohenry7 The following links are to an in-depth and comprehensive report on the nature of problems of discrimination, racism, corruption, and lawlessness in the EEOC, USDA, other agricultural and scientific institutions, and the US society in general.  It also contains a section on the economics of classism and racism.  I am the writer of the letter to Mr. Sam Wright, Jr.,"The Sinister and Obscene State of Affairs at the EEOC", that ricohenry7   posted below on this blog on Apr 1, 2011.  I am also the author of this report.

Fazal Rahman, Ph.D.

 http://usdaandusadiscrimination.wordpress.com/2013/11/25/report-on-racism-and-discrimination-in-the-us-department-of-agriculture-other-agricultural-institutions-the-so-called-equal-opportunity-organizations-the-scientific-establishment-by-fazal-rahman-ph-d/#more-15

http://imperialismandthethirdworld.wordpress.com/2013/11/25/report-on-racism-and-discrimination-in-the-us-department-of-agriculture-the-so-called-equal-opportunity-organizations-other-agricultural-institutions-the-scientific-establishment-and-the-us-society-in/#more-360

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