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Black Knights police group in Youngstown plans great community involvement



Published: Sun, August 26, 2012 @ 2:18 p.m.

Black Knights police group in Youngstown plans great community involvement

By JOHN W. GOODWIN JR.

jgoodwin@vindy.com

YOUNGSTOWN

The Black Knights Police Association has been around for nearly four decades, but association officials say the public will see a more energized organization with more community involvement in the near future.

The association was established in 1975 by 12 black police officers with a list of goals that included preventing corruption and discrimination, improving relationships with the community and being instrumental in the recruitment of black officers.

It was the BKPA that successfully sued the city to have more blacks promoted as administrators.

The organization earlier this year elected new officers and, with former police chief Jimmy Hughes at the helm and retired officer Delphine Baldwin-Casey as public relations director, they are looking to bolster the association’s community impact.

Read the full story Monday in The Vindicator and on Vindy.com.


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1southsidedave(4780 comments)posted 2 years ago

Another race relations story...

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2madison2011(92 comments)posted 2 years ago

sound like a racist organization to me like the kkk but for blacks

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3Lifes2Short(3875 comments)posted 2 years ago

"It was the BKPA that successfully sued the city to have more blacks promoted as administrators.""

Sounds like race discrimination to me.
Also, I guess the "Best Person for the Job," will never be the highest priority anymore. That's a shame. Because of a persons race they get the job? And that's fair?

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4lawman201279(3 comments)posted 2 years ago

After reading this...I almost vomitted in my mouth but instead need to vent..... It is time we cease judging people based on the color of their skin and focus on their true character. affirmative action harms its intended beneficiaries, it punishes the most innocent and industrious of persons, and that it defies an essentially individualistic American work ethic -- it is imperative to abolish this truly racist practice.Affirmative action policy advocates claim that their target is to aid previously persecuted minorities, yet, in reality, such initiatives harm their intended beneficiaries. Even if a minority professional is a qualified, rational practitioner, he or she will be shunned due to the stereotype, created by affirmative action, that he or she is a puppet of special interest wars.Moreover, affirmative action punishes non-minority workers and students, many of whom are the most innocent and industrious of persons. Let us reflect on the American Jews and Japanese Americans whom the FDR administration had either locked in concentration camps or denied entry into the United States. Are the Jews and Japanese asking for affirmative action?No. Because the Jews and the Japanese have made it in America through the only way you can make it in America: hard work, smart investing, and personal responsibility. Groups such as African-Americans, Hispanics, and women should learn from the experiences of their oppressed brethren." Skin color, gender, and ethnicity are inconsequential in a capitalist system; merit is consequential, and is the reason why Jews and Japanese are no longer "oppressed minorities", but happily thriving members of the "majority," however defined. On the contrary, affirmative action destroys the ethic of merit.If a woman or any minority member happens to be the most qualified person for a position, then she will be automatically hired by anyone whose self-interest [so] dictates.... There is no reason for quotas or double standards in hiring. Such quotas ensure only one thing: that the person hired will not be the most qualified. After all, that is the whole point of reverse discrimination!"

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5AtownAugie(697 comments)posted 2 years ago

@Lawman -- your self-proclaimed "vent" might have been a bit more gut-wrenching if you had cited at least one of sources from which you plagiarized your "writing." For example: http://www.minorityjobs.net/article/1...http://voices.yahoo.com/three-ethical... not to mention the original source from Rutgers.

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6AtlanticTime(1 comment)posted 2 years ago

Like the KKK, but for blacks? Uh...Yeah, except of course the KKK killed thousands of men, women, and children.

Pick up a history book.

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7madison2011(92 comments)posted 2 years ago

Alot of police dont keep their oath and have murdered innocent citizen you look it up....and they do have ulterior motives to join police force ,,,either way do your job good to get promoted not pull race card

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8trueamerican32(2 comments)posted 2 years ago

Why is it that when minorities ( blacks, women, non whites) " cry" or complain, they are pretty much handed a " silver spoon" or a step or two ahead of white males? It seems to me when it comes to employment and your names are placed on a list, WHOEVER has the highest score/experience on a hiring list should be chosen regardless of color or sex. Example....#1. Black, white male, female, other race...or whatever order it may be, that's the way it needs to be...but what gets me is you have say for instance you have 5 white males and a woman or black on the bottom of that list , they advance them up on the list. I guarantee if affirmative action ceased, every non white male and woman would cry racism and it would be brought back very soon but if a white man complained and stated it was racism, he would be told ," now we have to be fair to everyone"...what a ******* joke this country has become. Just a thought, Maybe because I have a little cherokee Indian in me, I should be given a free handout or better yet, ill just wait 5 or 10 years and handed jobs that should only be earned based on high scores, because by then...I will be a minority.

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9madison2011(92 comments)posted 1 year, 12 months ago

iT IS SPELLED RIGHT...?

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10ChangeYoungstown(10 comments)posted 1 year, 10 months ago

White people are not welcome.

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