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2014-06-25 10:51:15 AM  
Took a few links ...

In a recorded telephone conservation with Taylor that made its way to several media outlets last week, [Mayor] Bullard said, "I would much rather have - and I will say this to anybody's face - somebody who drank and drank too much taking care of my child than I had somebody whose lifestyle is questionable around children. ... I'm not going to let two women stand up there and hold hands and let my child be aware of it. And I'm not going to see them do it with two men neither."

The mayor has said [Police Chief] Moore's sexual orientation had nothing to do with her firing, but Taylor said he doesn't believe that.


People do know that we record things in this society, right?

But even if Bullard did fire Moore because of her sexual orientation, he'd legally be within his rights.

In 29 states, including South Carolina, it is legal for employers to fire workers based on their sexual orientation.


Who says gays need rights in this country?
 
2014-06-25 10:58:01 AM  
As a SC resident, I posted in our neighborhood group for Primary run-off day that voting in these small-turnout events is like a BOGO event for your votes... important seats can be determined by a margin of just a few hundred votes.  1100 votes separated the candidates in our county supervisor race, something that could have been swung by our neighborhood alone (let's just say the GOP nominee doesn't have much to worry about in the general election).

So whomever wanted to get Chief Moore back on the job and pants the mayor was pretty freaking savvy to get it on this run-off ballot.
 
2014-06-25 11:04:55 AM  
This story was so fascinating to me. I'm 47 and I honestly never expected this kind of progress in my lifetime. It's incredibly heartwarming and it's nice to be proven wrong in this way.

I'm so happy for the chief and for the residents of that town.

Nadie_AZ: Who says gays need rights in this country?


I wouldn't be surprised to see federal protection sometime in the near future. Maybe by 2020?
 
2014-06-25 11:12:34 AM  
Another day, another attack in the War on Christianity in 0bama' s Amerika.
 
2014-06-25 11:23:33 AM  

factoryconnection: As a SC resident, I posted in our neighborhood group for Primary run-off day that voting in these small-turnout events is like a BOGO event for your votes... important seats can be determined by a margin of just a few hundred votes.  1100 votes separated the candidates in our county supervisor race, something that could have been swung by our neighborhood alone (let's just say the GOP nominee doesn't have much to worry about in the general election).

So whomever wanted to get Chief Moore back on the job and pants the mayor was pretty freaking savvy to get it on this run-off ballot.


It's the anti-Amendment One in NC, which passed during a heavily competed GOP primary.

See, you can overthrow the government.
 
2014-06-25 12:54:00 PM  

Nadie_AZ: Took a few links ...

In a recorded telephone conservation with Taylor that made its way to several media outlets last week, [Mayor] Bullard said, "I would much rather have - and I will say this to anybody's face - somebody who drank and drank too much taking care of my child than I had somebody whose lifestyle is questionable around children. ... I'm not going to let two women stand up there and hold hands and let my child be aware of it. And I'm not going to see them do it with two men neither."

The mayor has said [Police Chief] Moore's sexual orientation had nothing to do with her firing, but Taylor said he doesn't believe that.

People do know that we record things in this society, right?

But even if Bullard did fire Moore because of her sexual orientation, he'd legally be within his rights.

In 29 states, including South Carolina, it is legal for employers to fire workers based on their sexual orientation.

Who says gays need rights in this country?


Oh - haven't you heard?  Gays already have rights.  There's no need for people to challenge these isolated incidents.  The Gay Rights cause is already won and gays need to STFU about it.

/This is what some Farkers actually believe
 
2014-06-25 01:00:05 PM  
 
2014-06-25 01:04:09 PM  
Majority rule works!
 
2014-06-25 01:06:10 PM  
The last two days have been just dreadful for people who existentially fear the apocalyptic collapse of civilization. First this, then Indiana and the Tenth Circuit shove a bunch of same-sex couples' marriage certificates down people's throats?
 
2014-06-25 01:08:01 PM  
I would much rather have - and I will say this to anybody's face - somebody who drank and drank too much taking care of my child than I had somebody whose lifestyle is questionable around children

You don't think alcoholism is a questionable lifestyle for someone expected to take care of children?
 
2014-06-25 01:08:44 PM  
Caveat:  The police chief didn't automatically get her job back.  Apparently the referendum was about transferring hire/fire authority to the council from the mayor, and apparently doesn't take effect immediately, since:

http://gawker.com/s-c-voters-strip-mayor-of-power-for-firing-popular -g ay-1595876287

Mayor Bullard made another unilateral move Wednesday morning to foul up the council's plans: He announced the hiring of a new police chief on a two-year contract, starting July 1. The not-yet-strong council is now considering how it will fight the not-yet-weak mayor.
 
2014-06-25 01:09:05 PM  
Benevolent Misanthrope:
Oh - haven't you heard?  Gays already have rights.  There's no need for people to challenge these isolated incidents.  The Gay Rights cause is already won and gays need to STFU about it.

/This is what some Farkers actually believe


My favorite is, "We were on the side of the gays the entire time, it's you libbie libs who are always bringing it up! Pfffft, we don't care what the gays do and the fact you libtards keep bringing it up is just more evidence you shouldn't hold any elected offices, since you don't care about the real issues!"
 
2014-06-25 01:09:35 PM  
Actually, The Mayor just hired a different Police Chief in order to override the council

http://www.carolinalive.com/news/story.aspx?id=1062228

Latta Mayor Earl Bullard says he's hired Freddie Davis as the new police chief of Latta, after firing the previous chief, Crystal Moore, on April 15.
The announcement about Davis' hiring comes one day after voters approved a referendum Tuesday to change the town's form of government giving council more power than the mayor.

Davis was hired one week before the referendum, around June 18, and the contract was signed on June 23, Bullard said.
Bullard said he interviewed seven candidates for the position since Moore's termination.

Crystal Moore was very emotional as she told us today she feels as if she's been fired again.

"I have went from being a ecstatic, overwhelmed, not able to speak to crushed again. Once again the citizens came out and did what was necessary. He said he would do what the citizens wanted what. They came out and they spoke. They supported the yes vote," said Moore.
She said she believes Bullard hired Davis to retaliate against the town for changing the form of government.

Bullard said he didn't hire Bullard for his own selfish reasons, but felt he was the most qualified for the position and that it was time for the town of Latta to move forward.
 
2014-06-25 01:10:11 PM  

wxboy: Caveat:  The police chief didn't automatically get her job back.  Apparently the referendum was about transferring hire/fire authority to the council from the mayor, and apparently doesn't take effect immediately, since:

http://gawker.com/s-c-voters-strip-mayor-of-power-for-firing-popular -g ay-1595876287

Mayor Bullard made another unilateral move Wednesday morning to foul up the council's plans: He announced the hiring of a new police chief on a two-year contract, starting July 1. The not-yet-strong council is now considering how it will fight the not-yet-weak mayor.


Jesus titty-farking Christ. What the hell is his problem with this lady?
 
2014-06-25 01:10:57 PM  

Serious Black: wxboy: Caveat:  The police chief didn't automatically get her job back.  Apparently the referendum was about transferring hire/fire authority to the council from the mayor, and apparently doesn't take effect immediately, since:

http://gawker.com/s-c-voters-strip-mayor-of-power-for-firing-popular -g ay-1595876287

Mayor Bullard made another unilateral move Wednesday morning to foul up the council's plans: He announced the hiring of a new police chief on a two-year contract, starting July 1. The not-yet-strong council is now considering how it will fight the not-yet-weak mayor.

Jesus titty-farking Christ. What the hell is his problem with this lady?


He hates lesbians. He made it clear before.
 
2014-06-25 01:12:33 PM  
At least it was a good turnout with a Latta voters.
 
2014-06-25 01:13:04 PM  

netizencain: Look through the slide show for some really good quotes from the mayor.

http://www.wbtw.com/story/25266895/folks-question-why-latta-mayor-fi re d-the-towns-first-female-police-chief


i512.photobucket.com
 
2014-06-25 01:13:18 PM  

Nadie_AZ: Took a few links ...

In a recorded telephone conservation with Taylor that made its way to several media outlets last week, [Mayor] Bullard said, "I would much rather have - and I will say this to anybody's face - somebody who drank and drank too much taking care of my child than I had somebody whose lifestyle is questionable around children. ... I'm not going to let two women stand up there and hold hands and let my child be aware of it. And I'm not going to see them do it with two men neither."

The mayor has said [Police Chief] Moore's sexual orientation had nothing to do with her firing, but Taylor said he doesn't believe that.

People do know that we record things in this society, right?

But even if Bullard did fire Moore because of her sexual orientation, he'd legally be within his rights.



There's a certain threshold most people cross when they get power that makes them believe the rules of society, even basic ones like , don't apply to them. The intelligence of the person generally has an inverse relationship to the level of power they reach before they begin to believe this.

/to keep things fair and balanced, see also: Anthony Weiner
 
2014-06-25 01:14:28 PM  
Also, is it really the sheriff's job to babysit the mayor's kids?
 
2014-06-25 01:16:48 PM  

macadamnut: Also, is it really the sheriff's job to babysit the mayor's kids?


I bet you could slip that into a town charter if you translated it into legalese.
 
2014-06-25 01:17:23 PM  

Dinobot: Serious Black: wxboy: Caveat:  The police chief didn't automatically get her job back.  Apparently the referendum was about transferring hire/fire authority to the council from the mayor, and apparently doesn't take effect immediately, since:

http://gawker.com/s-c-voters-strip-mayor-of-power-for-firing-popular -g ay-1595876287

Mayor Bullard made another unilateral move Wednesday morning to foul up the council's plans: He announced the hiring of a new police chief on a two-year contract, starting July 1. The not-yet-strong council is now considering how it will fight the not-yet-weak mayor.

Jesus titty-farking Christ. What the hell is his problem with this lady?

He hates lesbians. He made it clear before.


Yeah, I had heard about her getting fired and her being gay before now. I'm just baffled that he would go to such great lengths to get rid of a lesbian who had clearly shown that she was competent at her job. I really have no idea what the town should do now. Firing the new chief just because they want to rehire the old one would be pretty petty and would hurt him and his family after doing nothing wrong.
 
2014-06-25 01:18:02 PM  

wxboy: Caveat:  The police chief didn't automatically get her job back.  Apparently the referendum was about transferring hire/fire authority to the council from the mayor, and apparently doesn't take effect immediately, since:

http://gawker.com/s-c-voters-strip-mayor-of-power-for-firing-popular -g ay-1595876287

Mayor Bullard made another unilateral move Wednesday morning to foul up the council's plans: He announced the hiring of a new police chief on a two-year contract, starting July 1. The not-yet-strong council is now considering how it will fight the not-yet-weak mayor.


I think it will end up coming down to "We know you were just hired by our batshiat bigoted mayor, but I hope you understand that any decisions he has made become void after the referendum becomes official. Thank you for your time."
 
2014-06-25 01:18:17 PM  
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2014-06-25 01:18:41 PM  

Weatherkiss: Benevolent Misanthrope:
Oh - haven't you heard?  Gays already have rights.  There's no need for people to challenge these isolated incidents.  The Gay Rights cause is already won and gays need to STFU about it.

/This is what some Farkers actually believe

My favorite is, "We were on the side of the gays the entire time, it's you libbie libs who are always bringing it up! Pfffft, we don't care what the gays do and the fact you libtards keep bringing it up is just more evidence you shouldn't hold any elected offices, since you don't care about the real issues!"


At least it's been awhile since I've seen anyone trying to claim that this is all about giving gays "special" rights.
 
2014-06-25 01:18:48 PM  
So by tightening his grip, he caused all his power to slip through his fingers? Excellent.
 
2014-06-25 01:19:06 PM  

wxboy: Caveat:  The police chief didn't automatically get her job back.  Apparently the referendum was about transferring hire/fire authority to the council from the mayor, and apparently doesn't take effect immediately, since:

http://gawker.com/s-c-voters-strip-mayor-of-power-for-firing-popular -g ay-1595876287

Mayor Bullard made another unilateral move Wednesday morning to foul up the council's plans: He announced the hiring of a new police chief on a two-year contract, starting July 1. The not-yet-strong council is now considering how it will fight the not-yet-weak mayor.


Contracts are some death pact that can't be amended or cancelled.

The new chief will have a hell of a time in that position given these events, and should be strongly encouraged to resign given that he just can't seem to address the low morale issue under his short tenure.
 
2014-06-25 01:19:22 PM  
This is kind of a demonstration of how bigotry works, and one of the main reasons why Democrats win in urban areas and Republicans win in rural areas.

People in rural areas and small towns usually never know anybody who isn't almost exactly like them.  They don't personally know any gays/blacks/Mexicans/Jews/Muslims/whatever.  So, such people are scary foreigners.

People in urban areas, by contrast, probably have at least one of each of the above living in the same building as they do.

But this woman wasn't a "scary outsider lesbian"; she'd been in the town forever.  So, when she was forced out, they rebelled.

The two other reasons for this urban/rural Republican/Democratic divide are the size of government (people in urban areas "touch" government a lot (public transit for instance); people in rural areas, well, don't) and gun rights (guns in urban areas means drug dealers and gang bangers shooting up the place; guns in rural areas means a tool for hunting and protecting livestock from predators and for target shooting).
 
2014-06-25 01:20:08 PM  

HotWingConspiracy: wxboy: Caveat:  The police chief didn't automatically get her job back.  Apparently the referendum was about transferring hire/fire authority to the council from the mayor, and apparently doesn't take effect immediately, since:

http://gawker.com/s-c-voters-strip-mayor-of-power-for-firing-popular -g ay-1595876287

Mayor Bullard made another unilateral move Wednesday morning to foul up the council's plans: He announced the hiring of a new police chief on a two-year contract, starting July 1. The not-yet-strong council is now considering how it will fight the not-yet-weak mayor.

Contracts aren't some death pact that can't be amended or cancelled.

The new chief will have a hell of a time in that position given these events, and should be strongly encouraged to resign given that he just can't seem to address the low morale issue under his short tenure.

 
2014-06-25 01:20:21 PM  
So can the new council remove the new police chief because 'reasons' (since they didn't agree to hire the guy, he pushed it through at the last moment)  or do they actually have to have a valid reason to cancel his contract?
 
2014-06-25 01:20:39 PM  

wxboy: Caveat:  The police chief didn't automatically get her job back.  Apparently the referendum was about transferring hire/fire authority to the council from the mayor, and apparently doesn't take effect immediately, since:

http://gawker.com/s-c-voters-strip-mayor-of-power-for-firing-popular -g ay-1595876287

Mayor Bullard made another unilateral move Wednesday morning to foul up the council's plans: He announced the hiring of a new police chief on a two-year contract, starting July 1. The not-yet-strong council is now considering how it will fight the not-yet-weak mayor.


What are you trying to say, that a mayor who pulled a dick move to assert his manhood pulls yet another dick move in order to try and pull the rug out from under the council who tried to trump his last dick move...

Say it ain't so...

And if this guy who was hired doesn't know about the controversy, I'm sure someone can enlighten them about it... Besides, he doesn't really have the job until he takes the job, and, contract or no, you'd be surprised how fast a contract can be destroyed based on something mutually beneficial to all parties... He could accept it, then claim medical reasons as to why he won't be able to fill the position (allergic to assholes) or any number of other reasons... Doesn't mean he has to do this, just saying there could still be an out to this, besides the closet for the former chief...
 
2014-06-25 01:21:27 PM  

ginandbacon: This story was so fascinating to me. I'm 47 and I honestly never expected this kind of progress in my lifetime. It's incredibly heartwarming and it's nice to be proven wrong in this way.

I'm so happy for the chief and for the residents of that town.

Nadie_AZ: Who says gays need rights in this country?

I wouldn't be surprised to see federal protection sometime in the near future. Maybe by 2020?


ENDA  has already passed the US senate,  Boehner of course refuses to bring it up in the house,  so pretty much things like that are going to have to wait until we figure out how to end Gerrymandering once and for all  so Reps have to again worry about that their constituents actually want.
 
2014-06-25 01:22:06 PM  

Mein Fuhrer I Can Walk: wxboy: Caveat:  The police chief didn't automatically get her job back.  Apparently the referendum was about transferring hire/fire authority to the council from the mayor, and apparently doesn't take effect immediately, since:

http://gawker.com/s-c-voters-strip-mayor-of-power-for-firing-popular -g ay-1595876287

Mayor Bullard made another unilateral move Wednesday morning to foul up the council's plans: He announced the hiring of a new police chief on a two-year contract, starting July 1. The not-yet-strong council is now considering how it will fight the not-yet-weak mayor.

I think it will end up coming down to "We know you were just hired by our batshiat bigoted mayor, but I hope you understand that any decisions he has made become void after the referendum becomes official. Thank you for your time."


If the contract was legally executed.  It's going to be tough to nullify.
 
2014-06-25 01:22:31 PM  

macadamnut: [i512.photobucket.com image 464x212]


WTF is going on with that guy's face? Is that FAS? Because I've never seen anyone looking like that. I don't look like that.

/hillbilly
 
2014-06-25 01:23:50 PM  
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Stile4aly: Mein Fuhrer I Can Walk: wxboy: Caveat:  The police chief didn't automatically get her job back.  Apparently the referendum was about transferring hire/fire authority to the council from the mayor, and apparently doesn't take effect immediately, since:

http://gawker.com/s-c-voters-strip-mayor-of-power-for-firing-popular -g ay-1595876287

Mayor Bullard made another unilateral move Wednesday morning to foul up the council's plans: He announced the hiring of a new police chief on a two-year contract, starting July 1. The not-yet-strong council is now considering how it will fight the not-yet-weak mayor.

I think it will end up coming down to "We know you were just hired by our batshiat bigoted mayor, but I hope you understand that any decisions he has made become void after the referendum becomes official. Thank you for your time."

If the contract was legally executed.  It's going to be tough to nullify.


I think I just heard all the district court judges in that area wishing they had vacation time, cause this will probably be dropped in their laps.
 
2014-06-25 01:25:35 PM  

wxboy: Caveat:  The police chief didn't automatically get her job back.  Apparently the referendum was about transferring hire/fire authority to the council from the mayor, and apparently doesn't take effect immediately, since:

http://gawker.com/s-c-voters-strip-mayor-of-power-for-firing-popular -g ay-1595876287

Mayor Bullard made another unilateral move Wednesday morning to foul up the council's plans: He announced the hiring of a new police chief on a two-year contract, starting July 1. The not-yet-strong council is now considering how it will fight the not-yet-weak mayor


fark this guy in the earhole... and by that I mean, I hope someone takes him aside and educates him that being drunk is a bigger determent to the safety of his child then two independent women kissing.
 
2014-06-25 01:28:06 PM  

Wyalt Derp: So by tightening his grip, he caused all his power to slip through his fingers? Excellent.


It is a well-known fact that if you cling too tightly, you're gonna lose control. Many experts advocate holding on loosely (but not letting go).
 
2014-06-25 01:28:21 PM  

Serious Black: Jesus titty-farking Christ. What the hell is his problem with this lady?


She won't let him watch.
 
2014-06-25 01:29:35 PM  
Serious Black:

Yeah, I had heard about her getting fired and her being gay before now. I'm just baffled that he would go to such great lengths to get rid of a lesbian who had clearly shown that she was competent at her job. I really have no idea what the town should do now. Firing the new chief just because they want to rehire the old one would be pretty petty and would hurt him and his family after doing nothing wrong.

The Town council should terminate the contract. He doesn't start until July 1.  Don't forget that he had to have known that the town council was voting and, if they won, would reinstate the old chief.

He inserted himself into a situation that was in the works to correct someone else's wrongs, he can wait his turn to get his situation corrected.
 
2014-06-25 01:31:37 PM  
The city council should now vote to remove this guy from office.

Then, they should beat the shiat out of him.
 
2014-06-25 01:31:56 PM  

Geotpf: This is kind of a demonstration of how bigotry works, and one of the main reasons why Democrats win in urban areas and Republicans win in rural areas.

People in rural areas and small towns usually never know anybody who isn't almost exactly like them.  They don't personally know any gays/blacks/Mexicans/Jews/Muslims/whatever.  So, such people are scary foreigners.

People in urban areas, by contrast, probably have at least one of each of the above living in the same building as they do.

But this woman wasn't a "scary outsider lesbian"; she'd been in the town forever.  So, when she was forced out, they rebelled.

The two other reasons for this urban/rural Republican/Democratic divide are the size of government (people in urban areas "touch" government a lot (public transit for instance); people in rural areas, well, don't) and gun rights (guns in urban areas means drug dealers and gang bangers shooting up the place; guns in rural areas means a tool for hunting and protecting livestock from predators and for target shooting).


What the hell are you doing man? You don't bring reason, thought and empathy to an internet argument. If this place starts to civilize and treat people with dignity I'm holding you responsible.
 
2014-06-25 01:32:13 PM  

zomega: So can the new council remove the new police chief because 'reasons' (since they didn't agree to hire the guy, he pushed it through at the last moment)  or do they actually have to have a valid reason to cancel his contract?


I'm guessing the second.  So, if he's willing to take the heat, they will have to find a valid reason to fire him, which could take months, possibly never if he does everything exactly by the book.

I think a likely scenario at this point is that the city pays the new police chief a large sum of cash, possibly his entire two year salary, to go away.
 
2014-06-25 01:34:33 PM  

sendtodave: Majority rule works!


Would you be saying this if the town had voted not to limit mayoral power?
 
2014-06-25 01:36:20 PM  

realmolo: The city council should now vote to remove this guy from office.

Then, they should beat the shiat out of him.


They can remove him anytime they want since he's straight. Sexual orientation isn't a protected class.
 
2014-06-25 01:37:48 PM  

Mein Fuhrer I Can Walk: wxboy: Caveat:  The police chief didn't automatically get her job back.  Apparently the referendum was about transferring hire/fire authority to the council from the mayor, and apparently doesn't take effect immediately, since:

http://gawker.com/s-c-voters-strip-mayor-of-power-for-firing-popular -g ay-1595876287

Mayor Bullard made another unilateral move Wednesday morning to foul up the council's plans: He announced the hiring of a new police chief on a two-year contract, starting July 1. The not-yet-strong council is now considering how it will fight the not-yet-weak mayor.

I think it will end up coming down to "We know you were just hired by our batshiat bigoted mayor, but I hope you understand that any decisions he has made become void after the referendum becomes official. Thank you for your time."


Check the contract to see if there's a "you have to bankrupt the town in order to buy me out" clause, with some kickback to our Friendly Homophobic Mayor.
 
2014-06-25 01:37:56 PM  

KrustyKitten: sendtodave: Majority rule works!

Would you be saying this if the town had voted not to limit mayoral power?


Probably not, because then majority rule would have failed.
 
2014-06-25 01:38:19 PM  

ginandbacon: This story was so fascinating to me. I'm 47 and I honestly never expected this kind of progress in my lifetime. It's incredibly heartwarming and it's nice to be proven wrong in this way.

I'm so happy for the chief and for the residents of that town.

Nadie_AZ: Who says gays need rights in this country?

I wouldn't be surprised to see federal protection sometime in the near future. Maybe by 2020?


It's a perfect vision, iz nit?
 
2014-06-25 01:39:46 PM  

Adss2009: Serious Black:

Yeah, I had heard about her getting fired and her being gay before now. I'm just baffled that he would go to such great lengths to get rid of a lesbian who had clearly shown that she was competent at her job. I really have no idea what the town should do now. Firing the new chief just because they want to rehire the old one would be pretty petty and would hurt him and his family after doing nothing wrong.

The Town council should terminate the contract. He doesn't start until July 1.  Don't forget that he had to have known that the town council was voting and, if they won, would reinstate the old chief.

He inserted himself into a situation that was in the works to correct someone else's wrongs, he can wait his turn to get his situation corrected.


There is probably a clause in the contract which will allow the town to terminate it, but not for free.  There's almost certainly some sort of penalty attached to early termination of the contract.  If such a clause isn't present, then the guy will undoubtedly sue for 2 years of wages.
 
2014-06-25 01:40:53 PM  

Adss2009: Serious Black:

Yeah, I had heard about her getting fired and her being gay before now. I'm just baffled that he would go to such great lengths to get rid of a lesbian who had clearly shown that she was competent at her job. I really have no idea what the town should do now. Firing the new chief just because they want to rehire the old one would be pretty petty and would hurt him and his family after doing nothing wrong.

The Town council should terminate the contract. He doesn't start until July 1.  Don't forget that he had to have known that the town council was voting and, if they won, would reinstate the old chief.

He inserted himself into a situation that was in the works to correct someone else's wrongs, he can wait his turn to get his situation corrected.


If he was smart he would have placed a buy out clause in the contract. So all he does is go along with the Mayors BS and gets paid. If they don't buy him out he keeps the job. If they buy him out he gets the $$ and can go find another job. the only downside is you associate yourself with a jerk but $$ usually makes that ok
 
2014-06-25 01:42:02 PM  

Fark like a Barsoomian: macadamnut: [i512.photobucket.com image 464x212]

WTF is going on with that guy's face? Is that FAS? Because I've never seen anyone looking like that. I don't look like that.

/hillbilly


It's a condition known as "low enough resolution gif to post in fark thread." Tragic, really.
 
2014-06-25 01:43:29 PM  

Arcturus72: And if this guy who was hired doesn't know about the controversy, I'm sure someone can enlighten them about it... Besides, he doesn't really have the job until he takes the job, and, contract or no, you'd be surprised how fast a contract can be destroyed based on something mutually beneficial to all parties... He could accept it, then claim medical reasons as to why he won't be able to fill the position (allergic to assholes) or any number of other reasons... Doesn't mean he has to do this, just saying there could still be an out to this, besides the closet for the former chief...



Unless he's already acted in reliance upon the executed employment contract (e.g. he resigned from his previous job and/or relocated to the area for his new job).
 
2014-06-25 01:43:55 PM  

ZombieBear: KrustyKitten: sendtodave: Majority rule works!

Would you be saying this if the town had voted not to limit mayoral power?

Probably not, because then majority rule would have failed.



Just because there would be different result than you (i'm assuming) and I prefer to see, doesn't mean it didn't work.
 
2014-06-25 01:44:32 PM  

Geotpf: zomega: So can the new council remove the new police chief because 'reasons' (since they didn't agree to hire the guy, he pushed it through at the last moment)  or do they actually have to have a valid reason to cancel his contract?

I'm guessing the second.  So, if he's willing to take the heat, they will have to find a valid reason to fire him, which could take months, possibly never if he does everything exactly by the book.

I think a likely scenario at this point is that the city pays the new police chief a large sum of cash, possibly his entire two year salary, to go away.


I'd lean the other way, and hope they make that SOB pay back the six months mayoral wages, under threat of tossing him in jail for election fraud (didn't run under the NAZI party) and offer to let him make restitution by making him wash all the squad cars, daily, for the remainder of his rightly truncated term. That would stand as a lesson for all future despots.... but of course, it'd have to be a majority rule on that admittedly unusual scenario.
 
2014-06-25 01:46:11 PM  

Geotpf: This is kind of a demonstration of how bigotry works, and one of the main reasons why Democrats win in urban areas and Republicans win in rural areas.

People in rural areas and small towns usually never know anybody who isn't almost exactly like them.  They don't personally know any gays/blacks/Mexicans/Jews/Muslims/whatever.  So, such people are scary foreigners.

People in urban areas, by contrast, probably have at least one of each of the above living in the same building as they do.

But this woman wasn't a "scary outsider lesbian"; she'd been in the town forever.  So, when she was forced out, they rebelled.

The two other reasons for this urban/rural Republican/Democratic divide are the size of government (people in urban areas "touch" government a lot (public transit for instance); people in rural areas, well, don't) and gun rights (guns in urban areas means drug dealers and gang bangers shooting up the place; guns in rural areas means a tool for hunting and protecting livestock from predators and for target shooting).


Um... How does one say this.. Latta, SC is a rural burg, with an area of one square mile and a population of 1,400 people. It is solid Red Territory. And yet... You don't know as much about small-town America as you should. Unlike what we see on TV, these communities tend to be very close-knitt. Everyone knows who is gay and, except for a few hold-outs, they don't really much care. Latta just proved that community trumps political ideology.

BTW, there are large and very rural districts in my state which are solidly Democrat and their citizens won't even consider voting for a Republican. Even the state's Republican legislatures attempts to gerrymander the state so that it is completely red have not helped.
 
2014-06-25 01:46:30 PM  

special20: I'd lean the other way, and hope they make that SOB pay back the six months mayoral wages, under threat of tossing him in jail for election fraud (didn't run under the NAZI party) and offer to let him make restitution by making him wash all the squad cars, daily, for the remainder of his rightly truncated term. That would stand as a lesson for all future despots.... but of course, it'd have to be a majority rule on that admittedly unusual scenario.



Yeah time to zero out the budget for the Mayor's office.
 
2014-06-25 01:47:15 PM  
It would have been much easier if someone had just shot the mayor.
 
2014-06-25 01:47:24 PM  

Delta1212: I would much rather have - and I will say this to anybody's face - somebody who drank and drank too much taking care of my child than I had somebody whose lifestyle is questionable around children

You don't think alcoholism is a questionable lifestyle for someone expected to take care of children?


To be fair, he's probably a drunken pederast.
 
2014-06-25 01:47:49 PM  
ZombieBear:  I hope someone takes him aside and educates him that being drunk is a bigger determent to the safety of his child then two independent women kissing.

But it is not a deterrent to his daughters becoming something other then a baby factory...
 
2014-06-25 01:48:25 PM  

Delta1212: I would much rather have - and I will say this to anybody's face - somebody who drank and drank too much taking care of my child than I had somebody whose lifestyle is questionable around children

You don't think alcoholism is a questionable lifestyle for someone expected to take care of children?


You do realize that was a quote from the mayor in question, correct?
 
2014-06-25 01:48:35 PM  

JesusJuice: It would have been much easier if someone had just shot the mayor.


...but not the Deputy.
 
2014-06-25 01:49:28 PM  

Stile4aly: Mein Fuhrer I Can Walk: wxboy: Caveat:  The police chief didn't automatically get her job back.  Apparently the referendum was about transferring hire/fire authority to the council from the mayor, and apparently doesn't take effect immediately, since:

http://gawker.com/s-c-voters-strip-mayor-of-power-for-firing-popular -g ay-1595876287

Mayor Bullard made another unilateral move Wednesday morning to foul up the council's plans: He announced the hiring of a new police chief on a two-year contract, starting July 1. The not-yet-strong council is now considering how it will fight the not-yet-weak mayor.

I think it will end up coming down to "We know you were just hired by our batshiat bigoted mayor, but I hope you understand that any decisions he has made become void after the referendum becomes official. Thank you for your time."

If the contract was legally executed.  It's going to be tough to nullify.


they can cancel it, but it would likely require the new guy being bought out of the remainder of the contract. Which, I suspect is what the mayor had in mind all along, a big pay day for a crony and a fark you to voters
 
2014-06-25 01:51:35 PM  

Fark like a Barsoomian: macadamnut: [i512.photobucket.com image 464x212]

WTF is going on with that guy's face? Is that FAS? Because I've never seen anyone looking like that. I don't look like that.

/hillbilly


Not sure if serious.jpg

Dickey didn't provide that info in the novel (think inbreeding was implied),  was one of the few scenes of the movie that met his novel's quality (good poet/novelist - didn't do such a hot job on the movie script).  But, speaking of sheriffs, he did play the part well in the flick:
i30.photobucket.com
 
2014-06-25 01:52:52 PM  

special20: ginandbacon: This story was so fascinating to me. I'm 47 and I honestly never expected this kind of progress in my lifetime. It's incredibly heartwarming and it's nice to be proven wrong in this way.

I'm so happy for the chief and for the residents of that town.

Nadie_AZ: Who says gays need rights in this country?

I wouldn't be surprised to see federal protection sometime in the near future. Maybe by 2020?

It's a perfect vision, iz nit?


I'm not too sure what you mean by that...I can't see the House changing enough before at least 2018 so maybe 2020. Americans are way ahead of Congress, but you couldn't even get these idiots to pass the Lilly Ledbetter Act or the Farm Bill. What hope is there for expanding rights with this pack of assholes? As for individual states--great. Unless you happen to live in one of the many that consider civil rights an infringement on the lives of evangelical Christians. So federal protection is the only realistic protection for those most likely to experience discrimination.
 
2014-06-25 01:57:21 PM  

sjmcc13: ZombieBear:  I hope someone takes him aside and educates him that being drunk is a bigger determent to the safety of his child then two independent women kissing.

But it is not a deterrent to his daughters becoming something other then a baby factory...


Ready or not here Creepy Chief comes...
 
2014-06-25 02:00:56 PM  

JackieRabbit: Geotpf: This is kind of a demonstration of how bigotry works, and one of the main reasons why Democrats win in urban areas and Republicans win in rural areas.

People in rural areas and small towns usually never know anybody who isn't almost exactly like them.  They don't personally know any gays/blacks/Mexicans/Jews/Muslims/whatever.  So, such people are scary foreigners.

People in urban areas, by contrast, probably have at least one of each of the above living in the same building as they do.

But this woman wasn't a "scary outsider lesbian"; she'd been in the town forever.  So, when she was forced out, they rebelled.

The two other reasons for this urban/rural Republican/Democratic divide are the size of government (people in urban areas "touch" government a lot (public transit for instance); people in rural areas, well, don't) and gun rights (guns in urban areas means drug dealers and gang bangers shooting up the place; guns in rural areas means a tool for hunting and protecting livestock from predators and for target shooting).

Um... How does one say this.. Latta, SC is a rural burg, with an area of one square mile and a population of 1,400 people. It is solid Red Territory. And yet... You don't know as much about small-town America as you should. Unlike what we see on TV, these communities tend to be very close-knitt. Everyone knows who is gay and, except for a few hold-outs, they don't really much care. Latta just proved that community trumps political ideology.

BTW, there are large and very rural districts in my state which are solidly Democrat and their citizens won't even consider voting for a Republican. Even the state's Republican legislatures attempts to gerrymander the state so that it is completely red have not helped.


You're not really disagreeing with my point.  My point is that rural people in red areas tend to be anti-gay because they don't know any gays.  But these rural people in a red area know a gay person, so this doesn't apply.  In fact, she is one of "them", so they defended her.

These same people, if they didn't have a lesbian as one of "them", would probably be perfectly ok with voting for a law making it legal to fire people because they are gay.
 
2014-06-25 02:06:19 PM  

Serious Black: Dinobot: Serious Black: wxboy: Caveat:  The police chief didn't automatically get her job back.  Apparently the referendum was about transferring hire/fire authority to the council from the mayor, and apparently doesn't take effect immediately, since:

http://gawker.com/s-c-voters-strip-mayor-of-power-for-firing-popular -g ay-1595876287

Mayor Bullard made another unilateral move Wednesday morning to foul up the council's plans: He announced the hiring of a new police chief on a two-year contract, starting July 1. The not-yet-strong council is now considering how it will fight the not-yet-weak mayor.

Jesus titty-farking Christ. What the hell is his problem with this lady?

He hates lesbians. He made it clear before.

Yeah, I had heard about her getting fired and her being gay before now. I'm just baffled that he would go to such great lengths to get rid of a lesbian who had clearly shown that she was competent at her job. I really have no idea what the town should do now. Firing the new chief just because they want to rehire the old one would be pretty petty and would hurt him and his family after doing nothing wrong.


She could run for mayor against him...
 
2014-06-25 02:08:52 PM  

Rising_Zan_Samurai_Gunman: Delta1212: I would much rather have - and I will say this to anybody's face - somebody who drank and drank too much taking care of my child than I had somebody whose lifestyle is questionable around children

You don't think alcoholism is a questionable lifestyle for someone expected to take care of children?

You do realize that was a quote from the mayor in question, correct?


Uh, yeah.
 
2014-06-25 02:15:08 PM  

zomega: So can the new council remove the new police chief because 'reasons' (since they didn't agree to hire the guy, he pushed it through at the last moment)  or do they actually have to have a valid reason to cancel his contract?


There's probably a buyout clause.  So they can get rid of him by paying his full salary for him to go away, or they can hope that he doesn't want to deal with all the shiat and is willing to settle.
 
2014-06-25 02:16:33 PM  

special20: JesusJuice: It would have been much easier if someone had just shot the mayor.

...but not the Deputy Mayor

 
2014-06-25 02:17:01 PM  
That's a Latta woman in those pics.
 
2014-06-25 02:23:05 PM  

Serious Black: Dinobot: Serious Black: wxboy: Caveat:  The police chief didn't automatically get her job back.  Apparently the referendum was about transferring hire/fire authority to the council from the mayor, and apparently doesn't take effect immediately, since:

http://gawker.com/s-c-voters-strip-mayor-of-power-for-firing-popular -g ay-1595876287

Mayor Bullard made another unilateral move Wednesday morning to foul up the council's plans: He announced the hiring of a new police chief on a two-year contract, starting July 1. The not-yet-strong council is now considering how it will fight the not-yet-weak mayor.

Jesus titty-farking Christ. What the hell is his problem with this lady?

He hates lesbians. He made it clear before.

Yeah, I had heard about her getting fired and her being gay before now. I'm just baffled that he would go to such great lengths to get rid of a lesbian who had clearly shown that she was competent at her job. I really have no idea what the town should do now. Firing the new chief just because they want to rehire the old one would be pretty petty and would hurt him and his family after doing nothing wrong.


I disagree. The guy had to know what was going on here. He should have had the integrity to not apply, and the savvy to not accept until the political fight was settled.
 
2014-06-25 02:25:10 PM  

wxboy: Caveat:  The police chief didn't automatically get her job back.  Apparently the referendum was about transferring hire/fire authority to the council from the mayor, and apparently doesn't take effect immediately, since:

http://gawker.com/s-c-voters-strip-mayor-of-power-for-firing-popular -g ay-1595876287

Mayor Bullard made another unilateral move Wednesday morning to foul up the council's plans: He announced the hiring of a new police chief on a two-year contract, starting July 1. The not-yet-strong council is now considering how it will fight the not-yet-weak mayor.


That is such BS. And Davis is a jackass signing that contract. It looks like the council has some room to maneuver though since they haven't passed a budget yet.
 
2014-06-25 02:35:48 PM  

ginandbacon: special20: ginandbacon: This story was so fascinating to me. I'm 47 and I honestly never expected this kind of progress in my lifetime. It's incredibly heartwarming and it's nice to be proven wrong in this way.

I'm so happy for the chief and for the residents of that town.

Nadie_AZ: Who says gays need rights in this country?

I wouldn't be surprised to see federal protection sometime in the near future. Maybe by 2020?

It's a perfect vision, iz nit?

I'm not too sure what you mean by that...I can't see the House changing enough before at least 2018 so maybe 2020. Americans are way ahead of Congress, but you couldn't even get these idiots to pass the Lilly Ledbetter Act or the Farm Bill. What hope is there for expanding rights with this pack of assholes? As for individual states--great. Unless you happen to live in one of the many that consider civil rights an infringement on the lives of evangelical Christians. So federal protection is the only realistic protection for those most likely to experience discrimination.


Gin, specialbacon was just making a pun. You said "2020" and sb said that be "a perfect vision." As in 20/20 vision.
 
2014-06-25 02:42:14 PM  

Serious Black: Dinobot: Serious Black: wxboy: Caveat:  The police chief didn't automatically get her job back.  Apparently the referendum was about transferring hire/fire authority to the council from the mayor, and apparently doesn't take effect immediately, since:

http://gawker.com/s-c-voters-strip-mayor-of-power-for-firing-popular -g ay-1595876287

Mayor Bullard made another unilateral move Wednesday morning to foul up the council's plans: He announced the hiring of a new police chief on a two-year contract, starting July 1. The not-yet-strong council is now considering how it will fight the not-yet-weak mayor.

Jesus titty-farking Christ. What the hell is his problem with this lady?

He hates lesbians. He made it clear before.

Yeah, I had heard about her getting fired and her being gay before now. I'm just baffled that he would go to such great lengths to get rid of a lesbian who had clearly shown that she was competent at her job. I really have no idea what the town should do now. Firing the new chief just because they want to rehire the old one would be pretty petty and would hurt him and his family after doing nothing wrong.


Fire the mayor and make the lesbian police chief the new mayor. Everybody wins.
 
2014-06-25 02:50:18 PM  

brimed03: ginandbacon: special20: ginandbacon: This story was so fascinating to me. I'm 47 and I honestly never expected this kind of progress in my lifetime. It's incredibly heartwarming and it's nice to be proven wrong in this way.

I'm so happy for the chief and for the residents of that town.

Nadie_AZ: Who says gays need rights in this country?

I wouldn't be surprised to see federal protection sometime in the near future. Maybe by 2020?

It's a perfect vision, iz nit?

I'm not too sure what you mean by that...I can't see the House changing enough before at least 2018 so maybe 2020. Americans are way ahead of Congress, but you couldn't even get these idiots to pass the Lilly Ledbetter Act or the Farm Bill. What hope is there for expanding rights with this pack of assholes? As for individual states--great. Unless you happen to live in one of the many that consider civil rights an infringement on the lives of evangelical Christians. So federal protection is the only realistic protection for those most likely to experience discrimination.

Gin, specialbacon was just making a pun. You said "2020" and sb said that be "a perfect vision." As in 20/20 vision.


HAHAHAHAHAHA!!! I plead low blood sugar.
 
2014-06-25 02:51:36 PM  

Danger Avoid Death: Fire the mayor and make the lesbian police chief the new mayor. Everybody wins.


encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com
 
2014-06-25 03:34:13 PM  

Stile4aly: Mein Fuhrer I Can Walk: wxboy: Caveat:  The police chief didn't automatically get her job back.  Apparently the referendum was about transferring hire/fire authority to the council from the mayor, and apparently doesn't take effect immediately, since:

http://gawker.com/s-c-voters-strip-mayor-of-power-for-firing-popular -g ay-1595876287

Mayor Bullard made another unilateral move Wednesday morning to foul up the council's plans: He announced the hiring of a new police chief on a two-year contract, starting July 1. The not-yet-strong council is now considering how it will fight the not-yet-weak mayor.

I think it will end up coming down to "We know you were just hired by our batshiat bigoted mayor, but I hope you understand that any decisions he has made become void after the referendum becomes official. Thank you for your time."

If the contract was legally executed.  It's going to be tough to nullify.


Say hello to the rarely used but strangely important legal tool of novation. The newly hired chief can simply assign his contractual responsibilities to Moore and be let out of the contract.

/I'm sure they'll be a fee involved for the scab in there somewhere
 
2014-06-25 03:56:08 PM  

ginandbacon: special20: ginandbacon: This story was so fascinating to me. I'm 47 and I honestly never expected this kind of progress in my lifetime. It's incredibly heartwarming and it's nice to be proven wrong in this way.

I'm so happy for the chief and for the residents of that town.

Nadie_AZ: Who says gays need rights in this country?

I wouldn't be surprised to see federal protection sometime in the near future. Maybe by 2020?

It's a perfect vision, iz nit?

I'm not too sure what you mean by that...I can't see the House changing enough before at least 2018 so maybe 2020. Americans are way ahead of Congress, but you couldn't even get these idiots to pass the Lilly Ledbetter Act or the Farm Bill. What hope is there for expanding rights with this pack of assholes? As for individual states--great. Unless you happen to live in one of the many that consider civil rights an infringement on the lives of evangelical Christians. So federal protection is the only realistic protection for those most likely to experience discrimination.


The best we can hope for is that the "Compromise=Surrender" Teahadists finally get fed up with the "moderate" Republicans and split off to form a third party by 2020. The split in funds is already hurting the GOP with the Senate Conservative Fund and Club for Growth spending on anti-incumbent challenges and the Chamber of Commerce of the GOP HQ having to throw even more cash to keep their people in office or to fight off the crazies propped up by the "true conservatives" in open primaries/elections.

In an ideal world we'd head for a 5 party system with the Tea Party and GOP holding up the right wing, a progressive/democratic socialist party and the DNC holding up an actual left wing, and fiscal and social moderates making up a 5th centrist party.  Sadly however that will never happen.

The GOP and DNC have too much invested in moving to the right despite the fact that much of the electorate doesn't really like being rubbed that way anymore. The DNC however, because its at least "more left" than the GOP has a lock on appealing to most progressives as the only rational choice and fiscal moderate anything has gone right out the door along with any rational discussion about taxation and business regulation in this country. The only two options left in American politics regarding the latter are either tax and spend everything wherever or tax nothing and spend nothing.

Unfortunately the second best we can hope for now is that when our political system does finally completely collapse people will finally be so scared at watching the Federal government cease to function at all, that the special interests and diehards from both sides will be locked outside the room while the adults fix what should have never become so broken in the first place.
 
2014-06-25 03:56:25 PM  
This thread is surprisingly devoid of homphobic and "ugly lesbian" comments. Well done!
 
2014-06-25 04:06:47 PM  

Stile4aly: If the contract was legally executed.  It's going to be tough to nullify.


One wonders if there's a "good faith" argument to be made against it.

And I wonder at the ethics of the incoming police chief hired under this contract.
 
2014-06-25 04:10:00 PM  

Ilmarinen: This thread is surprisingly devoid of homphobic and "ugly lesbian" comments. Well done!


I'd make a homphobic comment, but I'm not really afraid of homs.
 
2014-06-25 04:12:59 PM  

Danger Avoid Death: Ilmarinen: This thread is surprisingly devoid of homphobic and "ugly lesbian" comments. Well done!

I'd make a homphobic comment, but I'm not really afraid of homs.


www.kenhom.com

Chef Ken Hom frowns on your shenanigans.
 
2014-06-25 04:49:38 PM  
Unless the job  requires a penis or a vagina, I give a rip about their proclivities if .. they revere the Constitution, smack down criminals, throw DHS out of the County and make a career of kicking corruption squarely in the balls all day, every day. Then we're good.
 
2014-06-25 06:00:33 PM  
I'm late to the thread, but, good. Hope the town can settle with the new hire for a reasonable amount. Anybnody applying for that job who was not aware of the kerfuffle and prepared to deal with it may not be the best choice for the job.

For those surprised that a small town in the Bible Belt rallied around an out, not attractive Lesbian, I think it's (1) a sign of the times, but (2) mostly, "hey, our new mayor is an autocratic ass!?!"
 
2014-06-25 06:03:42 PM  
.
Just for a little perspective:
.
Men hold hands and walk together down the street in countries where homosexuality is illegal.
Women hold hands and walk together down the street in Paris, Frankfurt and Istanbul.
.
Conclusion:  Americans are afraid of touching
 
2014-06-25 06:21:12 PM  
Create a new position above the police chief, stick her in it.  Dock the mayor's pay in order to pay for it.

Ta daaa.
 
2014-06-25 07:22:05 PM  

Serious Black: I really have no idea what the town should do now. Firing the new chief just because they want to rehire the old one would be pretty petty and would hurt him and his family after doing nothing wrong.


He would not be the first person to drop everything, move to a new home expecting to start a new job, and find that there has been a shift in power and the job no longer exists before he could start.  The private sector does this to people all the time.
 
2014-06-25 07:34:25 PM  

Stile4aly: Mein Fuhrer I Can Walk: wxboy: Caveat:  The police chief didn't automatically get her job back.  Apparently the referendum was about transferring hire/fire authority to the council from the mayor, and apparently doesn't take effect immediately, since:

http://gawker.com/s-c-voters-strip-mayor-of-power-for-firing-popular -g ay-1595876287

Mayor Bullard made another unilateral move Wednesday morning to foul up the council's plans: He announced the hiring of a new police chief on a two-year contract, starting July 1. The not-yet-strong council is now considering how it will fight the not-yet-weak mayor.

I think it will end up coming down to "We know you were just hired by our batshiat bigoted mayor, but I hope you understand that any decisions he has made become void after the referendum becomes official. Thank you for your time."

If the contract was legally executed.  It's going to be tough to nullify.


So, it's like this:

They can fire the guy. He can sue, and might win, in which they might have to reinstate him with backpay and possible damages, or else just pay damages, but they can still fire him.

And they might have a case that a reasonable person would not have signed that contract with a genuine expectation of keeping the job.
 
2014-06-25 08:44:52 PM  

msqualia: Create a new position above the police chief, stick her in it.  Dock the mayor's pay in order to pay for it.

Ta daaa.


Commissioner?
 
2014-06-25 08:54:16 PM  
Reinstate her as police chief and make the new guy the mayor.
 
2014-06-25 09:26:09 PM  
From another article about the newly hired chief:

According to a copy of Davis' contract obtained by the Morning News, Davis is scheduled to start work as chief on July 1. Tuesday's election results are set to be certified at 11 a.m. Friday. Though Davis' salary was redacted on the contract provided to media, several council members said they have heard the contract stipulates Davis is to be paid $40,000 a year for two years.

Furthermore, a clause in the contract stipulates that "If the town of Latta changes the form of government and another person is hired or selected as police chief, the employee as named in this contract shall be entitled to continued employment at the contracted rate of compensation (with applicable increases) for the term of this contract and for as long as the employee's job performance is satisfactory."
 
2014-06-25 10:26:38 PM  
I know I'm a bad person for thinking this, but every time I see pictures of her I want to fly out to Latta and do her hair for her. She seems like a nice lady, I don't know why she has Jersey Shore era guido hair. There are many ways to make your hair say 'lesbian', this doesn't have to be the one.
 
2014-06-26 05:43:44 AM  

Serious Black: From another article about the newly hired chief:

According to a copy of Davis' contract obtained by the Morning News, Davis is scheduled to start work as chief on July 1. Tuesday's election results are set to be certified at 11 a.m. Friday. Though Davis' salary was redacted on the contract provided to media, several council members said they have heard the contract stipulates Davis is to be paid $40,000 a year for two years.

Furthermore, a clause in the contract stipulates that "If the town of Latta changes the form of government and another person is hired or selected as police chief, the employee as named in this contract shall be entitled to continued employment at the contracted rate of compensation (with applicable increases) for the term of this contract and for as long as the employee's job performance is satisfactory."


Wow that Mayor really is a dick (and I reserve judgement on the person who accepted the contract under such conditions ... until I find out his opinion on woman holding hands.)
 
2014-06-26 06:39:20 AM  

Serious Black: Dinobot: Serious Black: wxboy: Caveat:  The police chief didn't automatically get her job back.  Apparently the referendum was about transferring hire/fire authority to the council from the mayor, and apparently doesn't take effect immediately, since:

http://gawker.com/s-c-voters-strip-mayor-of-power-for-firing-popular -g ay-1595876287

Mayor Bullard made another unilateral move Wednesday morning to foul up the council's plans: He announced the hiring of a new police chief on a two-year contract, starting July 1. The not-yet-strong council is now considering how it will fight the not-yet-weak mayor.

Jesus titty-farking Christ. What the hell is his problem with this lady?

He hates lesbians. He made it clear before.

Yeah, I had heard about her getting fired and her being gay before now. I'm just baffled that he would go to such great lengths to get rid of a lesbian who had clearly shown that she was competent at her job. I really have no idea what the town should do now. Firing the new chief just because they want to rehire the old one would be pretty petty and would hurt him and his family after doing nothing wrong.


Wrong place, wrong time. The job should have never been "open" in the first place. With regressive farks like that running things, I'm sure it's a "right to work" state so the city council can do whatever the fark they want - just like the asshole mayor did.
 
2014-06-26 01:02:45 PM  

Serious Black: Furthermore, a clause in the contract stipulates that "If the town of Latta changes the form of government and another person is hired or selected as police chief, the employee as named in this contract shall be entitled to continued employment at the contracted rate of compensation (with applicable increases) for the term of this contract and for as long as the employee's job performance is satisfactory."


A soon-to-be-ousted public official trying to unilaterally make a legally binding document that limits what the successor government can do?  There must be something fishy about that.  Especially trying to make a contract that entitles the new guy to continued employment beyond the term of the contract.  I have never heard of an employment contract like that.

At this point, the town should just pay the new guy $80,000 to go away, the new guy should just take it, and the town should see if they can fine the soon-to-be-ex mayor for some sort of misconduct in making such a contract.
 
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