Vernon Jones Found Guilty Of Reverse Discrimination; Dick Williams Life Now Complete

The jury has spoken, and found Snuggles guilty of reverse discrimination. So says Jeffry Scott of the AJC:

A federal jury on Thursday found in favor of some of the plaintiffs in the long-running DeKalb County discrimination case, awarding damages of $174,000 to at least two of the former parks department workers who filed suit six years ago.

On the losing side were former DeKalb CEO Vernon Jones and his one-time executive assistant, Richard Stogner.

The jury came in Thursday afternoon; Jones, who is running for Congress in the 4th District, was silent and stony-faced as the verdict was read.

No word yet on whether this verdict will help or hurt Jones in his primary against Captain Capsize Hank Johnson. But I’m sure the DeKalb County segment of the Georgia Gang may run long this week.

9 comments

  1. Tiberius says:

    This will help Vernon in DeKalb. It will help re-establish some of his “street cred.”

  2. AubieTurtle says:

    Absolutely no surprise. Doubt this changes his ego’s plans for running for Congress one bit.

    But what’s with the term ‘Reverse Discrimination’? I realize that in the South (and quite a bit of the rest of the nation), those of African descent have historically been the victims of discrimination more than other groups but it’s very far from being so exclusive that the definition should be restricted to a particular race.

    • uga2000 says:

      It’s just a term that refers to a member of a minority group discriminating against a member of the majority group. It doesn’t indicate/imply any less serious of an offense; rather, it clarifies the situation under which the discrimination occurred.

  3. B Balz says:

    GR8T title Icarus …

    I suspect Mr. Williams will be especially glib and peppy taping this edition of Georgia Gang. The April Fools date makes this whole event memorable.

    And to Mr. Jones:

    “Stay down, Luke, stay down, you’re just beat.” – James Kennedy as “Dragline” Cool Hand Luke

  4. DonnaC says:

    I can’t wait to hear how Alexis spins this, along with the Hank Johnson debacle! It ought to be impressive–convoluted, but impressive!

  5. Jane says:

    The small awards will be interpreted as an acceptable cost of doing bussiness. It is also a blow againt worlers rights and will only increase racial tensions.

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