The previous post should show that common sense is not overflowing in the Corporation Counsel's Office. The appeal filed by the City of Hartford in another matter involving a Hartford firefighter should back that lack of common sense up 100%.
The matter involved bumper stickers on the vehicle of one firefighter, who is Caucasian. Another firefighter, who is African American, objected to the bumper stickers because they depicted President Obama in a negative fashion.
The bottom line, that is what we call political free speech. Because the President is African American, criticizing him is not a racist incident. I can recall numerous bumper stickers portraying George W. Bush in a very negative fashion, but I never heard anyone call them racist.
Eventually this grievance ended up before the Labor Board. The only correction ordered by the Board was that the firefighter whose parking privileges inside the firehouse were revoked should once again be allowed to park inside the firehouse. No damages, no money, nothing monetary.
Yet now the City of Hartford in its infinite wisdom and free for all spending of the taxpayers money, has decided to appeal that decision.
WHY? Is there anyone steering this ship? Obviously not.
And not surprisingly, the wording of the appeal appears to be very similar to the Nolan appeal. Has someone learned how to use "cut and paste" in the Corporation Counsels Office?
Here is the latest motion below.
City of Hartford Appeal-DiGiacomo