Wednesday, December 28, 2005

I'm sure he really meant Quakers

Philadelphia School District Lawyer Calls Jurors 'Crackers':
Attorney Carl Singley has lost his role as lead counsel in a school district discrimination case after allegations that he called several white jurors "crackers" after their verdict.

The jury had awarded about $3 million in damages to four white plaintiffs who contended that their boss in the Philadelphia School District's purchasing department had fired them in 2003 for racial reasons.

Singley, who is black, was accused of making the comment to jurors in a courthouse elevator after last week's verdict. He soon found himself back in the courtroom before U.S. District Judge Harvey Bartle III.
Where he had his hand slapped for an excess of irony. Nope, no discrimination around there.