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Ex-deputy files discrimination lawsuit against former sheriff and city

Thursday, March 7, 2013 3:42 PM
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A Richmond County sheriff’s deputy who was fired in 2011 in connection with a falsified hit-and-run report has filed a federal discrimination lawsuit against former Sheriff Ronnie Strength, the sheriff’s office and the city of Augusta.

Jessie Jackson Jr., of Hephzibah, contends in the lawsuit that his firing was retaliation against him for complaints about discrimination and failure to promote black deputies within the department. He also claims that there was a pervasive culture of discrimination within the sheriff’s office and that he was subject to a sustained campaign by sheriff’s administration to force him out of his job.

Jackson, who was a road patrol sergeant at the time, was fired in June 2011 after an internal investigation determined he had completed a hit-and-run report for a friend who said the incident occurred in Augusta. It was later determined the accident actually occurred near Atlanta. The investigation found that the person reporting the accident made an insurance claim and received payment for the damage.

In his lawsuit, Jackson contends he was innocent of any wrongdoing in that incident. He demands to be reinstated at the rank of lieutenant and to be awarded $95,000 in back pay and $2.5 million in damages.

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Pops
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Pops 03/07/13 - 04:58 pm
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Racism

blah.....blah....blah.....

Red Headed Step Child
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Red Headed Step Child 03/07/13 - 04:59 pm
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$2.5Million

If you're going to swing, swing for the fence!

GnipGnop
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GnipGnop 03/07/13 - 05:13 pm
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And the giverment mentality continues....

If up to our inept commission he would probably get the money and reinstatement...even if they had to drive to Washington DC.....

lifelongresident
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lifelongresident 03/07/13 - 05:20 pm
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let's see..get caught
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let's see..get caught committing insurance fraud, lose your job then cry racism/racist/racism...will i am sure the black commissioners will be glad to cut him a check...they had no problem paying for gastric bypass surgery for a county employee who doesn't know how to get up from the dinner table

just an opinion
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just an opinion 03/07/13 - 05:24 pm
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What lawyer filed it?

The only way you are going to stop these frivolous lawsuits is by publishing the lawyers name as well!

Fiat_Lux
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Fiat_Lux 03/07/13 - 05:55 pm
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In your dreams, Jessie!

But go ahead with this nonsense, and may the judge slap you with court costs and the defendants' legal expenses!

More of the American social sucking black hole.

Sweet son
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Sweet son 03/07/13 - 06:03 pm
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Just an opinion

Lawyers don't care about the suit being frivolous. All they care about is lining their pockets. I'm sure the lawyer was named in the suit but the AC just didn't think it was necessary to name him/her.

Nothing but race card crap!

dichotomy
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dichotomy 03/07/13 - 06:09 pm
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This lawsuit don't even pass

This lawsuit don't even pass the smell test. If he wins this one it's time to just set the place on fire and move on. Of course, I felt the same way when they gave Roundtree the raise. That didn't pass the smell test either.

Patty-P
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Patty-P 03/07/13 - 06:12 pm
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I'm afraid to say what I

I'm afraid to say what I really want to say about this claim. I, too, would like to know which lawyer filed the claim, and why the person waited until now to file.

Pops
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Pops 03/07/13 - 06:16 pm
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I wouldn't

doubt the timing of this "lawsuit" has something to do with the recent coronation of His Highness The High Sheriff of County Richmond. Counting on some "brotherly love" on a witness stand should this thing ever go to court.

zippy
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zippy 03/07/13 - 06:52 pm
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As for the timing goes you

As for the timing goes you must first file a formal complaint with the EEOC. Then you must wait for them to give you the right to sue. As for the lawyer's name you can go to the clerks office and they can tell you who filed the lawsuit.

Patty-P
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Patty-P 03/07/13 - 07:10 pm
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It takes over a year and a

It takes over a year and a half for the EEOC to give a person the 'right' to sue?

debbiep38
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debbiep38 03/07/13 - 07:25 pm
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Two and a half million?
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Two and a half million? That's a bunch of Escalades and ugly Air Jawduns.

rmwhitley
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rmwhitley 03/07/13 - 07:45 pm
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Mr. Jackson's
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only problem is that he's not a black lesbian. That would insure the intervention of eric holder and the d.o.j.

americafirst
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americafirst 03/07/13 - 09:42 pm
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He doesn't have a lawyer. He

He doesn't have a lawyer. He filed the suit pro se which tells you a lot.

LillyfromtheMills
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LillyfromtheMills 03/07/13 - 10:20 pm
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Where's MyFather

He can probably shed some light in this.

Willie Loman
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Willie Loman 03/08/13 - 01:14 am
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I thought Jesse Jackson Jr.

I thought Jesse Jackson Jr. was recently treated for bipolar disorder and plead guilty of misusing $750k in campaign funds. Boy...does he get around.

my.voice
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my.voice 03/08/13 - 08:56 am
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Dear Sir, Your firing was, in

Dear Sir,
Your firing was, in fact, retaliation. Retaliation in accordance with the laws against insurance fraud, liars, thieves, instigators, greed and general stupidity. We appreciate the return favor of your law suit. In accordance with policy, please find a note with our apologies and a Visa Gold card with no limit. We sincerely apologize for inconveniencing your life and hope that somehow you can find it in your heart to forgive us this transgression.

Thank you,

The Citizens of the State of Georgia.

soapy_725
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soapy_725 03/08/13 - 08:57 am
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The Detroit of the South. No joke, FACT.
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No wonder the political construction crews are working overtime to build, build and build more projects. Get all you can while you can and bug out before the collapse. Wait and see. It is going to get GOODER !!!! The culture of African Liberation Theology is a reality in ARC. They have their own Bible. Jesus is black. There is no curse. They were the first humans. All of the founding fathers were Mulatto. Crime is excused as it is a means to righteous revolution.

soapy_725
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soapy_725 03/08/13 - 09:11 am
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My respect for law enforcement diminishes with every...
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issue of the AC. Next we will hear that black officers do not respond or are delayed in responding to white 9 1 1 calls.

Fiat_Lux
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Fiat_Lux 03/08/13 - 10:45 am
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Too funny!

And probably right on target, Myvoice.

You and Red Headed Stepchild have put up the best and funniest posts on this article. Keep those neurons firing, guys.

daphne3520
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daphne3520 03/08/13 - 11:29 am
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ANY of you'se on here that THINK
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there is no Racism in this area are blinder than Jose Feliciano!

Dudeness
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Dudeness 03/08/13 - 11:46 am
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Such an unfortunate name. He

Such an unfortunate name. He should be suing his parents for this kind of abuse.

resident
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resident 03/08/13 - 02:21 pm
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I guess Enforcing !!!

I guess he forgot he was a part of Law Enforcement and not congress... I am with some that believe the timing is a bit questionable but also think this person feels he does not need to follow the law. Filling out a police report for a hit and run not anywhere close to your district and you wonder why you were fired????? How does that kickback I am sure you got from your friend feel? Must have run out of money...

MarinerMan
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MarinerMan 03/08/13 - 04:55 pm
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Fat Chance !
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Fat chance Sherlock ! Go pound sand. How much of the insurance maney did you get ??

dstewartsr
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dstewartsr 03/08/13 - 07:16 pm
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Another in a LONG, LONG, LONG

... suite of lawsuits supporting the revision of the law to the European model of "Loser Pays." And, boy howdy, in a rational world, this is the beau ideal of a loser.

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