Feds reach $24 million settlement with African-American Secret Service agents in discrimination case
The settlement, announced late Tuesday, effectively ends a long-running discrimination case brought by a group of African-American Secret Service agents who alleged that they were systematically denied promotion to the agency's highest ranks. Ref. USAToday.
The SS has been making a lot of mistakes of late. Besides the White House intruder I'm understanding that the laptop of a SS agent was stolen. There are rumors that she was being followed.
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Yeah, it has lost a lot of its mystique over the last three or four years as mistakes and scandals pile up.
The secret service needs to get their act together. One of the gates was unmanned, why? Someone needs firing, we have enough embarrassing moments with Trump and his tweets we don't need will know his personal security is just as incompitent in the being professional department.
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I absolutely agree with you. The problem is that it's very difficult to fire a civil servant. Having worked with and in the Government for nearly my whole adult I can tell you that once a civil servant reaches their equivalent to tenure firing then nearly impossible… unless your talking about political appointees. But this probably wasn't and appointees fault.
Secret Service depletes funds to pay agents because of Trump's frequent travel, large family. The Secret Service can no longer pay hundreds of agents it needs to carry out an expanded protective mission - in large part due to the sheer size of President Trump's family and efforts necessary to secure their multiple residences up and down the East Coast. Secret Service Director Randolph "Tex" Alles, in an interview with USA TODAY, said more than 1,000 agents have already hit the federally mandated caps for salary and overtime allowances that were meant to last the entire year. Overwork and constant travel have also been driving a recent exodus from the Secret Service ranks, yet without congressional intervention to provide additional funding, Alles will not even be able to pay agents for the work they have already done. Ref. USAToday.
Okay, now this is news worthy of reading. I mean, why should USA Today worry about little crap like the fact a terrorist that killed and injured over 100 people is on the run somewhere in Europe. Or that North Korea is planning another missile launch in retaliation for an exercise we hold every year in Korea called Ulchi Focus? No, the fact that President Trump has a big family and many homes, since he's a millionaire a thousand times over, is what we should focus on. How dare he have a large family and live the American dream… how dare he.