Judge Orders Hearings After FDNY Event

A recent hearing in Brooklyn Federal Court has brought to light yet another example of the left-wing agenda infiltrating our beloved institutions.

Judge Nicholas Garaufis has accused the New York City Fire Department of fostering a racist culture, citing a recent incident where some members of the FDNY booed Attorney General Letitia James and chanted in support of former President Trump. This is just the latest attack on our brave men and women in uniform, who risk their lives every day to keep our communities safe.

The incident, which occurred at a promotion ceremony, sparked outrage and led to an internal investigation by the FDNY. But it seems that the damage has already been done. Judge Garaufis has ordered FDNY Commissioner Laura Kavanagh and the city’s Corporation Counsel to appear before him. He has even suggested that the department hire more lawyers to combat an alleged backlog of Equal Employment Opportunity complaints.

“Get the EEO [Equal Employment Opportunity] office straightened out. Take some of your brilliant lawyers from the Corporation Counsel and put them in there and start holding hearings. That’s not a request, that’s a direction,” Garaufis responded, according to N.Y. Daily News. “I’ve lived in New York City all my life. I know what the problem is. And believe me, front and center is what happened the other day. This doesn’t have to do with politics, this has to do with race.”

This is nothing more than a political ploy to undermine the FDNY and push a leftist agenda. The Vulcan Society, a group of black firefighters, has been waging a legal battle against the department for years, claiming discrimination. In 2014, the city agreed to settle the case for a whopping $98 million. But apparently, that wasn’t enough for them. They are using this incident to further their efforts to control and manipulate the FDNY.

Vulcan Society President Regina Wilson complained, “I don’t know if you had an opportunity to just see the vile nature of these members even when we were at Christian Cultural Center where they started booing and saying ‘Trump, Trump Trump,’ while Letitia James was at the podium,” Wilson said, referencing the incident that sparked an internal probe and prompted Kavanaugh to apologize. “This behavior is who this department is. Not all of them, but a large portion of them. So when Black people go to work and have to deal with this and you don’t get any help or support really from the department, it’s horrific.”

But let’s take a step back and look at the bigger picture. The FDNY is one of the most respected and prestigious fire departments in the world. They have a rigorous selection process, and only the best of the best are chosen to serve. It is insulting to suggest that these brave men and women, who put their lives on the line every day, are racist.

And let’s not forget that Judge Garaufis has a history of siding with the Vulcan Society. In a previous ruling, he claimed that firefighter exams intentionally discriminated against black people. But this ruling was later overturned, showing that Garaufis has a biased agenda.

The FDNY has already taken steps to address this incident and ensure that it doesn’t happen again. But that’s not good enough for the left. They want to use this as an opportunity to further their political agenda and paint our brave firefighters as racists.

In the end, this is just another example of the left trying to use divisive tactics to push their agenda. But we must stand with our brave firefighters and support them as they continue to serve and protect our communities.