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FDNY's dirty little secret: White firefighters' criminal pasts ignored in hiring, say

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  1. stevethrower

    stevethrower Got Sig?

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  2. afternoonquil

    afternoonquil Apology Ostrich

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    And we also look the other way when the blackholios have low test scores.

    Stop whining you bunch of what's happening cast members!
     
  3. d0uche_n0zzle

    d0uche_n0zzle **Negative_Creep**

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    Bottom line, it's a very difficult job and them coloreds don't like to bust their asses for it. The FDNY physical fitness test knocks out most.
     
  4. Party Rooster

    Party Rooster Unleash The Beast

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    Where's the racial discrimination? Sounds more like just good old fashioned nepotism to me. Maybe these asterisks should try applying over in New Haven...
     
  5. Don the Radio Guy

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    Would you rather have a guy with a DUI trying to save you or a guy who can't read or is too lazy to lift a 100 lb. hose?
     
  6. Psychopath

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    Less landpirates.
     
  7. CousinDave

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    Firemen are supposed to be volunteer
     
  8. Creasy Bear

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    And yet this bunch of white thieves, murderers, and criminals is still managing to put up higher test scores than the black firefighters... what does that tell you?
     
  9. d0uche_n0zzle

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    They study/work out for the job.
     
  10. CousinDave

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    nothing I didn't already know
     
  11. ruckstande

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    This.
     
  12. Mags

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    FDNY = Irish welfare.
     
  13. Don the Radio Guy

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    In big cities, it probably works better that they're pros. Fighting fires in Bumfuck, Arkansas is a lot different than fighting them in New York City.

    Having said that, it's probably more corrupt business than big city police, which is an accomplishment in itself.
     
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  15. Mags

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    So true. Ya really don't want Cletus, whose more worried about getting enough sleep for his day job, trying to save you in your 20th floor apartment at 2:00am.
     
  16. Don the Radio Guy

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    Or the bucket brigades from Gangs of New York brawling in the streets over who gets to loot your house. There really is a lot of science involved in modern firefighting, especially in cities. As corrupt as these guys are, they really are a special breed. It's sort of how I give Philly cops a pass for cracking a few heads once in a while. Sometimes that shit needs to be done to keep the natives in their place. If hiring only white Irish drunks makes FDNY happy, I say have at it, as long as the city doesn't burn down.
     
  17. Stormrider666

    Stormrider666 Hell is home.

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    Give me the guy with the DUI. As long as he doesn't kill anyone on the way to the fire and/or on his off-day, its all good.
     

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