2010-12-03 / Letters

Fire Dept. Vs. Federal Judge

Dear Editor:

The Rockaway area and the rest of New York are being held hostile by Federal Judge Nicholas Garaufis. He will not approve any new appointments to the fire department without a racial quota. There are Blacks, and Hispanics that were going to be appointed from the last test. Because of the age requirement of 29 years, they may not be able to take the new exam, when and if it is given.

The firefighters work hard enough as it is. They need adequate man power to do their job; this means nothing to a man who has a lifetime job. I doubt he would ask if a firefighter was white, Black, Hispanic or Female if HIS life was in danger. Rockaway and the rest of New York deserve the best fire protection that can be provided.

TOM LYONS

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