In the lawsuit, filed on Jan. 12, Edmonds again recounts her story about the parking contract as a motive for the alleged retaliation and harassment she experienced. But she also claims a pattern of racial discrimination by city officials, saying there was a “palpable racial animus against her and other Black employees, perceptible to many.”
Edmonds referred questions about the suit to her lawyer, Dominic Varrecchio, who did not immediately return a request for comment.
The suit claims that the alleged racial animus became noticeable after she “refused favors for certain politically connected White superiors, favors involving the impoundment of illegally parked vehicles and her refusal to waive fees and charges for politically connected Landrieu Administration employees and friends.”
Saturday, January 23, 2016
How much is parking downtown now?
I mean, I know they jacked up the meters and the fines and everything because penalizing working people with regressive fees is how civilized society operates and all these days. But I'm still wondering if it has to apply to, like, everybody... you know?