….A group of Los Angeles Police Department employees filed a federal lawsuit Sept. 11 against the City of Los Angeles, saying a city ordinance that makes a Covid vaccine a condition of city employment violates the Fourth and Fourteenth amendments to the U.S. Constitution, the California Constitution, the federal Supremacy Clause and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The suit says despite the stated availability of religious exemptions to the mandate in one part of the ordinance, another section makes the vaccine a prerequisite for promotions and transfers, with no religious or medical exemption.
The Pacific Justice Institute, which represents the Los Angeles police employees, said the city never provided a means to submit requests for exemptions before the Sept. 7 deadline to show proof of vaccination. The city set up a portal for applications on Friday, Sept. 10 and closed it down after 72 hours. Since making requests for medical or religious exemptions, employees have “endured an onslaught of hostile demands, threats of being terminated, and accusations from commanding officers, ”the lawsuit reads, “such as statements that they lack ‘sympathy and caring’ for Covid-19 issues and that they are ‘unfit to wear the uniform.’”
A police captain, acting as the chief duty officer, appeared at a roll call and advised those present that the “city is willing to let go of the roughly 3,000 officers not vaccinated,” the lawsuit said. Brad Dacus, president of the Pacific Justice Institute, said his clients were “shamed and cheated” out of their constitutionally protected rights. “We have asked the court to required the city to respect and immediately accommodate employees who have sincerely held religious beliefs,” Dacus said in a statement….
The above comes from a Sept. 22 story in Catholic World Report.
Good news for liberal celebrities who will hire the fired officers for their personal security. These hypocrites want to deny the rest of us police protection and guns but if they have theirs, that’s all that matters to them.
The number of Chicago children that have been shot this year (302) is higher than children who have died of Covid nationwide since the beginning of the pandemic (214). We need police officers, vaccinated or not.
Those who do not respect the Holy Innocents in the womb have no respect for the Holy Innocents on the street.
The San Jose Police Department is facing something similar.
Employers have rights too.
The general population have rights, too.
We are at a point where individual rights are superseding the Common Good.
There is a risk even with vaccination.
Two of the hosts of The View got it even though they are vaccinated.
They always said that the vaccine did not prevent infection but should help if you catch it to prevent death or serious complications.
CDC director is pushing mandatory booster shots against the recommendation of a committee in the agency. That proves its not based on the science. It’s pure politics. Don’t take the poison jab. And if you do take it, don’t say it’s because of science because you don’t know what you’re walking about you’re just virtue signalling to make yourself feel superior for taking the jab.
The jab is not poison. It is a life-saver.
The jab is not political. It is medical.
The CDC has not made booster shots mandatory, and the CDC hasn’t made COVID vaccinations mandatory for anybody, except maybe inside it’ own agency.
Your love of the vax won’t convince anyone to get it. No death jabs and no compromise.
LA district attorney don’t prosecute crimes anyway
but glad i’m 70+ miles away from LA
wish it was farther
sorry for laid off cops though
land of the free? you’re kidding me!
I am vaccinated. But I don’t believe anyone should be forced to be vaccinated or forced to not be vaccinated (children in their parent’s home is probably an exception, as parents usually must make medical decisions for their children).
That’s not true smh. Initially they said the vax would prevent infection and spread. I saw Biden say so even after they already knew it didn’t. There’s plenty of people on video so be truthful. The vax is useless against delta and the new variants and the original alpha variant is extinct. No one should be forced or coerced to inject something that is experimental, ingredients are unknown, has serious side effects, without informed consent.
Yeah and Trump is on video saying The Cyber Ninjas proved he won Arizona, when in fact they said he lost by even more votes than the Secretary of State said.
Your fake Vault is empty of reason.
My health provider told me from the beginning that the vaccine was like the flu shot, it does not prevent getting the virus but would mitigate the severity of the disease.
Talk to health professionals. Don’t use youtube videos.
If you don’t own a personal firearm yet, time to get one.
I gave you a thumbs up, but any person who does get a weapon should get training in how to use it rightly and safely if they have not already had such training; otherwise you can end up harming yourself or another innocent person.
Guns should be secured around children. I knew a five year old who shot his three-year-old brother to death. Tragically, most of that whole family, including the five year old ended up dying in a fire because their landlord had rod iron bars on the windows and no way to unlock them. Safety counts.
Arguably the funniest comment I’ve read.
What is your position on child car seats?
Look, ALL handguns sold in CA come with a trigger lock. All the training in the world won’t fix stupid. All my firearms are in high quality fire proof safes that are bolted down.
When seconds count, cops are minutes away. Or, in LA considerably longer if ever.
I’m not sure Anne TE’s post was funny. I found it one of the most tragic.
I am glad nunheim that you seem to follow safe gun ownership practices.
And I agree with you completely that “all the training in the world won’t fix stupid”. That’s not how I put it, but that sentiment is sometimes how I feel after posting facts after lies after facts here on CCD.
This is why I end almost all of my posts with “Please tell the truth”, in the hope that I can somehow fix stupid. And if I can’t do that, at least I can try to appeal to George Washington and the Ten Commandments.
Welp, if you left it at the “Please tell the truth” rather than accusations of deliberate lies, you’d get a pass from me more than you do.
Appealing to George Washington is like appealing to the Constitution. They are both dead, dead, dead and of likely little use in the coming years.
God made man. Sam Colt made them equal.
George Washington and the Ten Commandments sounds like a 1960s rock band.
YFC, what you call facts many of us call baloney. We do not need you to rescue us from truth by providing liberal fodder you deem essential.
Take a break, riding that high horse must get tiresome.
LOL to nnn. 60s rock or 80s punk?
To that little rat: usually when I mention lies – I say that people are spreading lies. I have generally avoided calling people liars. There is a difference. People who spread lies may or may not know that what they say is a lie. But when the same people spread the same lies over and over again, even when they have been personally presented with facts proving that they are saying untrue things, then they are themselves liars. Similarly, people who intentionally distort what I or others have said are liars. I try to use these words carefully.
YFC there’s a nationwide crime wave and I don’t care if the cops are unvaxed. Get real, the chance of dying from covid are less than getting shot in Chicago or having your car broken into in San Francisco. Cops with guns are a necessity, experimental jabs are not.
I was very serious. There was nothing funny about my post. I have no idea who you are and what you know about weapons, nor do I know what others on here might know about weapons who would take your or my advice (the thumbs up I gave you). Every good citizen has a right to own a weapon for self protection and that of his family, but he/she needs to be trained, or more harm can come from it than good. (to be continued.)
(Continued) As far as car seats, I once pulled over and refused to drive any further when a relative of mine took a crying grandson out of his car seat in the back of my car. I told him, until you put that child back in his car seat, I am not going any further. He belted him back in the seat before I drove on.
Newest funniest thing I read.
What is your position on sewage abatment? Surely, you’ve had some very personal and direct experience you can share with all of us!
BTW, when I pulled over, I got out of my car, opened the back door, checked to see if my grandson was wet so I could change him if needed, then gave him something to pacify him — milk or a pacifier — and saw that my passenger was belted in, too, before I drove on down the freeway.