White people are genetic recessive, they suffer from color deficiency and numerical inadequacy. These characteristics cause them to act genocidally towards non-whites. White people practice racism to survive. For your own mental health, expect racism from them everyday. [MORE] In photo, Hoboken Lt. Angelo Andriani is seen in a photo with a napkin in the form a KKK hood over his head during a trip to New Orleans with the Hoboken SWAT unit after Hurricane Katrina.
From [HERE] A Hoboken police officer who claimed in a 2010 lawsuit that he was a victim of racial discrimination received $99,000 in a settlement of the suit, according to court papers. William James, a black Hoboken police officer who lives in Jersey City, had brought the suit against former Hoboken Mayor David Roberts, former Police Chief Carmen LaBruno and former Director of Public Safety William Bergen for discriminating against him in 2008 when the time came to promotions to the rank of sergeant.
The settlement was at least the second time in the last three years that the city has agreed to pay Hoboken police officers in order to end racial discrimination claims. In 2011, the city agreed to pay five Hispanic officers $2 million to settle claims that a former lieutenant wore a Ku Klux Klan hood and forced them to do manual labor at his house. [MORE]
In exchange for the $99,000, James dropped the lawsuit and will remain on the force until May 1, when he will retire with credit for 25 years on the force, according to the settlement agreement.
After James was certified for promotion in January 2008, Roberts, Bruno and Bergen assured him he would be promoted before his certification expired three months later, they failed to keep their promises, James said the suit. James associated his failure to get promoted with "an open and hostile work environment" and used as an example images he saw in June 2008 of Hoboken police officers wearing napkins on their heads made to resemble Ku Klux Klan hoods, the lawsuit stated.
One of the photographs that surfaced in the police department's infamous SWAT scandal was an image of Lt. Angelo Andriani wearing a napkin over his head. The SWAT unit was disbanded and Andriani was later suspended.
The scandal involved a group of Hoboken SWAT officers on two post-Hurricane Katrina trips to Louisiana photographed posing with bare-breasted women at Mardi Gras in New Orleans, letting Hooters girls hold their weapons in Alabama, and downing Jell-O shots in a Louisiana bar.
James' complaints about racism in the Hoboken Police Department also led to the department retaliating against him, according to the case document.
In the document, James claimed that Roberts, Bruno and Bergen engaged in "off the books" promotions, whereby "cronies, friends or favorites" were first placed in acting positions of higher rank and then almost always later formally promoted to that rank.
The four counts James was suing the city of Hoboken for before he settled were: violation of his rights under the state constitution, violation of the state Law Against Discrimination, violation of the Conscientious Employees Protection Act and intentional infliction of emotional distress.