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#3324867 - 08/16/13 11:58 AM Obama ridiculed and laughed out of court
Crappie Luck Moderator

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Obama EEOC Blasted in Background Check Discrimination Ruling

The Obama administration’s claim that criminal background checks discriminate against minority job applicants suffered a lashing from a federal court that found the allegations “laughable,” “distorted,” “cherry-picked,” “worthless” and “an egregious example of scientific dishonesty.”

That kind of whipping from a federal judge has got to hurt though it’s unlikely to deter the administration from spending more taxpayer dollars to file frivolous lawsuits against employers who use the checks to screen job applicants. Judicial Watch wrote about this a few weeks ago when the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency that enforces the nation’s workplace discrimination laws, sued two large companies that screen criminal background records claiming that the checks disproportionately exclude blacks from hire.

That violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, according to the Obama administration, which has pushed hard to deter companies from using criminal background checks to screen job applicants. Of interesting note is that the EEOC conducts criminal background checks as a condition of employment and credit background checks for most of its positions. For some reason, it’s not discriminatory against minorities when the agency does it.

But it is when private businesses utilize the tool because information about prior convictions is being used to discriminate against a racial or ethnic group, according to the EEOC. Thus, the alleged violation of civil rights laws. The argument is laughable, but a federal judge hearing one of the government’s many background-check discrimination cases in Maryland wasn’t amused.

The case involves a family-owned company (Freeman Inc.) that provides services for corporate events, conventions and exhibits. The business has 3,500 full-time and 25,000 part-time and seasonal workers throughout the U.S. Like many companies, Freeman has been a victim of embezzlement, theft, drug use and workplace violence by employees. Background checks on job applicants are essential to better evaluate candidates’ trustworthiness and reliability, according to court documents.

Obama’s EEOC claims the business “unlawfully relied upon credit and criminal background checks that caused a disparate impact against African-American, Hispanic, and male job applicants.” To support this absurd argument, the agency presented the court with “expert” data, including a detailed statistical analysis, supposedly proving its disparate impact claims.

In a scathing 34-page opinion published this week, U.S. District Court Judge Roger Titus lambasted the administration’s expert data, writing that it was “laughable”; “based on unreliable data”; “rife with analytical error”; containing “a plethora of errors and analytical fallacies” and a “mind-boggling number of errors”; “completely unreliable”; “so full of material flaws that any evidence of disparate impact derived from an analysis of its contents must necessarily be disregarded”; “distorted”; “both over and under inclusive”; “cherry-picked”; “worthless”; and “an egregious example of scientific dishonesty.”

There are simply no facts to support a theory of disparate impact, the judge writes, further stating: “By bringing actions of this nature, the EEOC has placed many employers in the “Hobson’s choice” of ignoring criminal history and credit background, thus exposing themselves to potential liability for criminal and fraudulent acts committed by employees, on the one hand, or incurring the wrath of the EEOC for having utilized information deemed fundamental by most employers.”
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#3325605 - 08/17/13 10:34 AM Re: Obama ridiculed and laughed out of court [Re: Crappie Luck]
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Posts: 5400
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I saw a couple of minutes of this news story on Fox this week. Some black woman with this air of arrogance (just like Odunga) insisted that "african american men" were being unfairly incarcerated because the national average for black men is 1 out of every 9 black men have a criminal record while only 4 out of a hundred white men have been incarcerated. Her argument was so ridiculous I couldn't even stand to watch!
Good night Chesty, wherever you are!

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#3325872 - 08/17/13 05:25 PM Re: Obama ridiculed and laughed out of court [Re: Rebel]
Crappie Luck Moderator

Registered: 01/29/03
Posts: 62020
Loc: Smith Co.

For Example:

DENVER - Three people are facing charges after a man accidentally photobombed them and he was beaten into unconsciousness.

The charges stem from a May 11 incident in LoDo when the bars let out and the defendants were taking photographs of themselves near 14th and Market streets. The unidentified 30-year-old victim accidentally walked into one of the shots, police said, and one of the suspects, Bryanna Warren, 25 began arguing with him and hitting him.

According to an arrest affidavit, the victim pushed Warren away and began walking away but was followed by Warren and Lindsye Newton, 25, as the argument escalated. Police said the victim pushed them both away and was then knocked unconscious by the third suspect, Terrell Moore, 27.

A police sergeant witnessed the blow to the victim's head, and said he tried to protect the victim on the ground from the growing crowd. At one point, the officer's attention was diverted and when he turned back, he said saw Newton hitting the unconscious man in the face with her purse.

Both Newton and Warren were charged with third-degree assault on an at-risk adult "for allegedly continuing to assault the victim while he was lying unconscious on the ground," according to a news release.

Police initially charged the trio with public fighting but a medical report said the victim sustained permanent blindness in his right eye, facial fractures and intra-cranial hemorrhaging. That's when the charges were upgraded.
"To find out who your real rulers are, simply look to those whom you CANNOT criticize..."

#3325890 - 08/17/13 05:47 PM Re: Obama ridiculed and laughed out of court [Re: Crappie Luck]
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Posts: 8447

I've got a solution for all three of them that would cost about $6
Be nervous, but fear no one

In God we trust

God bless the USA!

#3326074 - 08/17/13 08:36 PM Re: Obama ridiculed and laughed out of court [Re: JCDEERMAN]
Pic IN the Casa
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Registered: 03/18/11
Posts: 10072
Loc: TN

If you think about it, those three pics look like the metamorphasis of Michael Jackson.

Too bad they ain't dead like him.
Tolerance now means OBEY!!!!

#3327543 - 08/19/13 07:37 AM Re: Obama ridiculed and laughed out of court [Re: JCDEERMAN]
Grizzly Johnson
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Registered: 10/07/08
Posts: 15791
Loc: Tennessee

 Originally Posted By: JCDEERMAN
I've got a solution for all three of them that would cost about $6

But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.

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