I believe that the answer is YES. Racism is alive and well in many police departments and other city departments. It is only an element but a very effective element with some members sitting on the bench.
Politics is not addressing this issue as I believe is the reason why so many Americans do not even bother to vote.If you look into towns that have from 4-90 firefighters and 4-90 police officers. There are generations of just one or two family's employed. Cousins, brother's wives and sons and daughters.
With so few positions such as within a population of over 40,000 citizens do you think that there is nepitism involved or coincidence like Stamos and others will claim.??? They will tell you that it runs in the family and that others are not physically equiped to do the job. Answer is BS!
It is stretching into CO jobs, into court jobs and into other city departments. It creats a entitled position and a way of thinking. Many of these individuals will talk about those making less than 30,000 as "less than".
Some mention "illuminati" others state "goodoleboy networks" and others call them "cliques." Whatever the case it is definately a group of individuals that for some reason feel that they are above the law and exempt from having to abide by it.
Now it is within our courts and it involves judges. It involves RMV officials and many other state and city boards. The self rightoues are in control and are abuseing citizens civil rights in the open for all to see but they are not held accountable.
Now,every once and a whileyou will see them go after a politician as it is usually the other party driving the force as there members are aligned in the positions through the boards and onto the courts.
Now Stamos and three others will state "see,Lynch hates police". When in fact I support the police as they are a needed public servant. Nowit began with those words as the modern era does not want to accept the label but it is therefor a reason.It was put into place so power would not be abused and that this power would not go to officers heads which can create a criminal officer.
Now city officials openly contract towing companies as they need to pay the city a winning bid in order to be considered for employment. A day when the Mayor states in her state of the city address that the city will now be giving city owned properties to commercial interests. This use to be illegal and hidden but there is a way to critique an answer.
So,if you are a resident of Fitchburg and you rent to college students you can not apply for this student overlay and exemption of city codes but you will suffer and community jobs will take a loss from handymen to plumbers. Oh,and only selective construction interests need to apply for the exemptions as other businessness still have to abide by the law.
The two sets of laws are clearly seen here but the network will make sure you stay shut.
So in ending some judges are now involved in violating your civil rights. I have been around some lifelong law abiding citizens who had their first view of this corruption as they state "that is corruption right in your face"! You can have audio,video and transcripts but in the end they will utilize there power in order to have you stay shut!!!! This is your modern day NAZI regime in America and it is done in your face!!!
There was a day when you could be proud tobe an American as it stood for dignity and human rights stances. The modern day stance is human rights are only given to the powerful even if they arealso criminal.
Do you think, as a candidate, that it's wise to use the word "Nazi" when talking about Fitchburg's public officials? What am I talking about. Of course you do. You're violent and deranged.