Page Hall writes:
In researching the web for other cases where female officers were intentionally injured or discriminated against by their fellow and/or superior officers, I came across this web page. It appears this is a Nevada-based group and I cannot tell if you have interaction with other states on this issue. I was the 4th consecutive female officer under Sgt Daniel Byrd of Alaska Commercial Vehicle Enforcement to lose my job in the wake of a work-related injury; THREE of us are permanently disabled by our injuries. Sgt Byrd’s repeated (and documented) remarks about his “biblical belief (that) it’s a man’s world and women don’t belong in positions of authority” backed his reasoning in handing out the heaviest work (moving 100-plus lb boxes of freight for instance, NOT in the job description) to the smallest employees… to prove we could not do a “man’s job”. The impact on our lives, our families, and the drain on Alaska’s economy for work comp and disability claims seems like it would eventually get some attention; however, nobody CARES. Attorneys are not interested in going after the state and the EEOC is either in their pockets or simply too far away to care… and the press does not even return calls or emails. Frankly I don’t care about a law suit, I’d like to see the responsible party in jail for abusing his authority and intentionally injuring hard-working officers. I am writing today to see if there is any legal advice or moral support that can be found in this forum for my situation. It will be 2 years since I was terminated in a couple of months and after that my chances of legal action will be minimal. If anyone has any information for me on this subject I hope you will let me know.
Mark Richards says:
October 29, 2010 at 11:06 pm (Edit)
I know what you are talking about. I am also disabled and I have trouble finding work because of my disability. I finally found a job but unfortunately it was for the New York Police department. I was attempting to become a latent fingerprint examiner. I was enrolled in the training class where I was immediately harassed by the fingerprint class teacher (a man who I believe was a lieutenant). He harassed me the three months of the training class. All of his harassment had the same time theme. He suggested that I wouldn’t be there long because I would be harassed by the people I worked for until they got rid of me. Despite his continued attempts to humiliate and embarrass me I somehow got past the class. Somehow I ended up with the worst shift- the graveyard shift. There I was subjected to the worst treatment any employee could ever face. The supervisors all made fun of me and basically isolated me from the other workers. These guys were lieutenants. sergeants and captains who acted like eighth grade bullies. They made derogatory remarks directly related to my disablility. One supervisor even made the statement “Don’t send me this crippled guy send me a big healthy guy”. This same satanic individual sent me home at 4:oo am in the morning for “horseplay”. They didn’t even care if I got murdered on the train at that hour. A worker showing more compassion than these demons took the subway with me at least part of the way. Imagine that a severely handicapped man goes to work and ends up killed on the New York subway at 4 am because a bully supervisor sent him home for horseplay. There is a lot of stuff that I can write about but to make a long story short they pissed me off royally and I started to answer them back and of course I got canned for “insubordination”. The shift commander branded me a troublemaker who was a threat and basically barred me from the building. Cops are evil. This happened quite a few years ago and I still remember it like it was yesterday. Cops are worse than criminals- most criminals commit crimes for some time of financial gain. These evil bullies tortured me for the sole purpose of getting enjoyment from the suffering of another human being. I remember when I left that building for the last time thinking are these people really that evil. Now google crime and cops and you get your answer. Cops who regularly rape, steal and yes even murder. And these are not just rookie or beginner cops. These guy are sergeants and lieutenants even police chiefs. So I got my answer. Yes they are that evil. I would never call a cop for anything unless I absolutely had to. I think they are evil and I don’t trust them. None of them.
Page Hall says:
June 1, 2012 at 11:33 am (Edit)
Speaking as a former enforcement officer I would say this harassment is not an exception; its the norm. And yes, when you complain about a cop you better believe it can affect, of effectively end, your life… you will be immediately branded “hostile to law enforcement” (thats a power all cops have and don’t have to have a shred of evidence to back it up) and that leads every officer you encounter in the future to be on-guard, generally with a hand on their gun, waiting for any excuse to use it. The only thing worse than getting treated this way by a cop is to be a cop yourself, or work for them as in some cases, where you cannot evade their constant harassment. I like to think I was a “good cop” who used my authority only to make the highways safer and tried to be an advocate for the safe, responsible drivers out there on the road… I learned the hard way you cannot change the world and if you are not diabled when you start out, you will be when your “Division” gets through with you if you tend to be reasonable and fair as opposed to those in charge who want to see you be just another abusive jerk to the public. Hang in there and take some comfort in the fact that these jerks one day will meet their maker and their silly badge won’t mean squat come judgement day. I like to believe God has a very special place for abusive figures of authority… and its not in Heaven.