dander

Oklahoma City, OK

#2 Jan 16, 2013
28yearresident wrote:
"The city of Leesville has settled a longstanding suit with the Justice Department regarding violations of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the city announced Wednesday afternoon.
On Dec. 9, 1980, the city was named as a defendant in a discrimination lawsuit related to the hiring and promotion of African-Americans and females within the police and fire departments. The lawsuit placed the city under a Partial Consent Decree, requiring the city to review their police officer and firefighter selection process. It also required the city to conduct a job analysis of each promotional classification, and establish cutoff scores and examination components to eliminate adverse conditions on both African Americans and female applicants.
The Justice Department announced on Nov. 15, 2012 that it had lifted and terminated the Partial Consent Decree for the city as a stipulating defendant in the discrimination case. The city's police and fire departments had improved significantly, and addressed the hiring process for both departments.
Leesville Mayor Robert Rose said in a statement that he applauded the work of Police Chief Greg Hill and Fire Chief Dewaine Lawson.
¬ďIn our commitment to hiring and promoting within the police and fire departments, it is important that we to do the right thing," he said."

I joined the LPD in November 1986. Frank Rock was a black patrolman, Margie Gammage was a black dispatcher. Rose, Hill and Lawson were not even on the picture at the time. Credit should go to the mayor at the time, Chief Gil Jeane, and the chief of the FD. Talk about the arrogance of the mayor applauding the current PD and FD chiefs. Not to mention the comment that it is important that we to do the right thing.
You are right!

Good job Hill and Lawson! You guys seem to be doing an outstanding job! Every time I see either the police, or firemen, they always appear professional. Keep up the good work guys (and girls) we thank you for your service!!!
havemercy

Leesville, LA

#3 Jan 17, 2013
Gil Jeane, are you sure he deserves credit for something the Justice department forced the city to do. This is the same Gil Jeane that made the statement of 'shoot first and ask questions later'. And when the NAACP came out of Alexandria, Chief Jeane ran an hid. Remember, he resigned and went to the sawmill.
Just Sayin

Leesville, LA

#4 Jan 17, 2013
Fire Chief Lawson???????? Great job ?????????? Doing the right thing?????????? The way I understand it his people in the fire department would shoot him from behind given a gun and an opportunity! I also hear that since he became Fire Chief the City has had more union cases filed in court then ever before (which the city is keeping hush, hush), so how is it that he is doing a great job? The City would have you believe that everything is running great and the employees are happy, but talk to one of our fireman ask them how happy they are with there leadership? They will tell you to get bent! I know because Iíve asked our firemen about this stuff when I have seen them out and around and none of them have anything good to say about their Chief. Now Police Chief Hill on the other hand seems to be doing well I have no complaints, most of the Police Officers that I talk to say that he is a pretty good Chief and donít have much bad to say about him.
cajonrider

Leesville, LA

#5 Jan 17, 2013
I have known Chief Hill for sometime and he a super leader and will continue to lead the department in the right direction.As far as Rose look under the work aggorant you will see his picture.
havemercy

Leesville, LA

#7 Jan 18, 2013
28yearresident wrote:
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Ok Louis, good points. The only thing I can say is that all of this happened before I came on board. Back in the day the KCS cafe` was the last place in Leesville to be desegregated, in 1971! Also in 1970 or 1971 a group of blacks had formed a human chain across 171 at entrance road in a effort to prove some unknown point. The chain was broken when they were almost run over by a person not of color. I can see why Gil cic not want to talk to the NAACP.
I didn't mean to bad mouth Gil. I merely thought it would be wise to set the record straight. In 1969 and 1970 I had quite a bit of contact with Gil, I know him personally. You heard me? One eye Hilton, Buck and Gil. Yes, yes, do I know the history!
dander

Oklahoma City, OK

#8 Jan 18, 2013
havemercy wrote:
<quoted text>I didn't mean to bad mouth Gil. I merely thought it would be wise to set the record straight. In 1969 and 1970 I had quite a bit of contact with Gil, I know him personally. You heard me? One eye Hilton, Buck and Gil. Yes, yes, do I know the history!
Goofy man
havemercy

Leesville, LA

#10 Jan 19, 2013
dander wrote:
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Goofy man
Scary punk!!!!
havemercy

Leesville, LA

#11 Jan 19, 2013
dander wrote:
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Goofy man
"dander" call home, they just rushed your Mammie to the vet with a bad case of the stimples.
had enough

Bentonville, AR

#13 Jan 25, 2013
Does it matter if they are black or white as long as we get the jobs done and go home safe good people and gil and buck was some damn good chiefs

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