White Police Sergeant Says SLMPD Passed Him Up to "Bring Color" to Academy Leadership

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Was Sgt. David Bonenberger unfairly passed over?
Here's another example of that rare kind of discrimination case: a white public sector employee crying foul over the hiring of a black colleague.

When Sergeant David Bonenberger found out that the Assistant Director slot in the Police Academy was up for grabs in September 2010, he decided to go for it.

But, according to his petition filed yesterday in federal court, he was told not to bother by Lt. Michael Muxo, director of the Academy. Muxo reportedly said he was under direction from Lt. Colonel Reggie L. Harris to "bring color down to the Academy" by filling the post with an African-American woman.

Which is essentially what happened.

Even though Bonenberger applied, and had many qualifications (see page four of the petition below), neither he nor fellow candidate Angela Taylor were interviewed. But she was the one who got the job. (The petition does not give Taylor's rank nor her background.)

Bonenberger says he filed an internal complaint, but it was "denied without explanation and in violation of Department policy." 

Late last year, Bonenberger received "right to sue" letters from the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (the EEOC) and from the Missouri Commission on Human Rights (MCHR).

Bonenberger's attorney is Lynette Petruska. The case has been assigned to U.S. District Judge Catherine D. Perry.
Bonenberger v. SLMPD
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Jinx
Jinx

The worst racism is the kind where you don't give preferential treatment to white guys.

Terry Mosleyjr
Terry Mosleyjr

Wow- this must be the 1st time in the history of America that a person has received a post not because of merit but because of their skin or who they know.  Folks- this happens everyday, so get over it and stop whining. Regardless of ethnic background- people only complain when things don't go their way.

Most people accept entitlements or don't complain about them when they're the benefactor.  If you want to find a news worthy story find a person who turned down and entitlement.  From food stamps, cronyism, to a no-bid contract guarantee.

These stories are old.

 

Efrauia
Efrauia

another trashy race-baiting article from the rft.  great job guys!  keep up the honky entitlement!

Bruthaly_Luv
Bruthaly_Luv

If a White man stands up for himself and his race it's obviously because he's a Nazi and wants to kill sixty billion jews with gas bags and eat jewish babies.

Bruthaly_Luv
Bruthaly_Luv

It's okay to discriminate against whites because as everyone knows whites are toothless raysis honky bichass crackaz that burn crosses in their spare time at Klan meetings and sit around thinking of their next dirty trick to play on a brutha.

I support this suit
I support this suit

If that is what actually happened, hell yes he has a right to sue!!!  What is good for the goose is good for the gander and you can be damn sure it would be the other way around if had been a minority in the same situation going for the same position.  Race IS NOT a qualification period...especially for public employment such as policing.

A WARNING:  Affirmative action and other minority advocate policies works both ways.  Discrimination has not and never will be an effective method to combating discrimination.  People that knowingly support such policies unwittingly shoot themselves in the foot because the tables will always turn...and suddenly you find yourself discriminating against others.

south city whitey
south city whitey

My son's school sent home the form for free lunch, I didn't fill it out because my son is picky, school lunch is gross, etc. They sent the form home 3 more times. Finally, I put his name down on the form with no more info, but put on the form, DO NOT NEED OR WANT.

One week later, I got a letter saying he was approved for free lunch.Guess the school was just trolling for more tax money

Libs_Are_Commies
Libs_Are_Commies

Yeah, lets not complain as State Sponsored Racism is enacted against Whites. Whites just need to STFU, pay their taxes and accept their "White Guilt" without ever having committed an offense. It's only fair, right, libs?

Pschankmusic
Pschankmusic

I can't tell if this is a white person pretending to be black or not.

Guest
Guest

Yeah, it is and the same asshole every time.

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