The New York City Fire Department has delayed in publishing the results of the new firefighter exam. As a result, the list of about 1,000 paramedics and EMTs who passed have not been posted. The new test has not been signed off by a federal judge yet. The Fire Department will, however, individually tell candidates the results. Meanwhile, there is shortage of 620 firefighters in the city. The federal Justice Department did not allow the results to be formally posted until it is determined that the test will be used. Read more
Civil Rights have changed since 1964 because of crimes such as the one committed above. Namely, two major laws have come into effect to give aggrieved persons a recourse for their injuries and sue the wrong-doer. In 1964, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act was enacted to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin in the workplace and in society in general. Then in 2000, the Hate Crimes Act of 2000 was enacted by NY, in which a person commits a hate crime when he or she commits a specified offense and either:
intentionally selects the person against whom the offense is committed or intended to be committed because of a belief or perception regarding the race, color, national origin, ancestry, gender, religion, religious practice, age, disability or sexual orientation of a person, regardless of whether the belief or perception is correct, or
intentionally commits the act or acts constituting the offense because of a belief or perception regarding the same reasons listed in section (a) above.
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