Medal of Honor Winner Bows Out Of NYFD Quest After Liberal Judge Rules Extending Application Deadline Would Have ‘Adverse Impact’ On Minorities…

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Actually, the judge said he would extend the application process, but only for Sgt. Dakota Meyer who then declined saying he wouldn’t do it unless it was extended for all applicants, not just him. An amazing person to say the least, the judge . . . not so much.

NEW YORK (AP) — A former Marine who was awarded the Medal of Honor bowed out of his quest Tuesday to join the New York City Fire Department after a federal judge denied his request to extend the application deadline for all aspiring firefighters — not just him.

The judge had been willing to grant a 24-hour application extension for Sgt. Dakota Meyer, who saved the lives of 36 people during an ambush in Afghanistan two years ago. Meyer missed the FDNY’s application deadline because he was busy with official Medal of Honor commitments and ceremonies, said Keith Sullivan, his attorney.

But when the city offered to reopen the application process to the public, Brooklyn Judge Nicholas Garaufis refused, saying a brief extension would create a risk of “adverse impact” on minority groups who are under-represented in the ranks of the FDNY. Instead, the judge agreed to grant Meyer a one-day exception because he is “one exceptional individual.”

That didn’t seem fair to Meyer…


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