"[The] defendants thereafter fired all of the candidates hired by [Frazer and Murphy] and hired several new officers and employees based on their racial and political beliefs," the suit alleges.
East St. Louis is a pest hole of crime running the gamut from a to z and I guess it is only natural, given a community policing philosophy, that drug dealers and theives should be policed by those of similar backgrounds.
10 police officers hired in June 2008, two had criminal histories — and that one of the two took the oath of office while sought on an outstanding arrest warrant for domestic battery.
I guess it's Africa here now and the white folk just haven't gotten the message. What other explanation is there?