Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Reverse Discrimation?

The New Orleans district attorney lost his fight Wednesday against a ruling that said he violated the civil rights of dozens of white employees when he fired them after taking office in 2003 and replaced them with black workers.

Orleans Parish prosecutor Eddie Jordan claimed he filled key positions with political supporters and did not discriminate based on race when he took over from longtime District Attorney Harry Connick Sr. in 2003; he fired 53 of 77 employees.

Meanwhile, violent crime intensifies in New Orleans

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