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Justice Department Opens Suffolk County Investigation

By Hatewatch Staff on January 13, 2009 - 11:41 am, Posted in Uncategorized

Federal authorities have opened a criminal investigation into a recent string of attacks targeting Latino immigrants on Long Island and are considering whether to launch an inquiry into the Suffolk County Police Department’s handling of the reported crimes.
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  • Mark

    Please do a story on this problem, Thank you.…s-transit.html

    Hispanics preferred in Dallas transit hiring
    Posted: 11 Jan 2009 08:53 PM CST
    The Dallas, Texas transit agency, DART, has been accused of hiring discrimination, with at least one woman claiming she was fired after complaining about being ordered to hire under-qualified Hispanics for jobs.

    African-American community leaders have asked Dallas City council members to investigate.

    Former DART employee Rebecca Williams is among at least five people who have filed federal discrimination complaints against their old bosses, with Williams claiming she was fired after complaining about being ordered to hire Hispanics.

    Community leaders have met with DART officials looking for answers and found nothing but frustration.

    They took their complaint to City Hall hoping that city council members would take an interest, but only council member Dwaine Carroway appeared to reach out. Carroway and other council members’ powers are limited to appointing eight of DART’s 15 board members.