John Coombs

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2011

    The City Goes Back to Federal Court Over the FDNY

    ​The City of New York was back in United States District Judge Nicholas Garaufis' courtroom today, just a few weeks after the judge issued a blistering order calling the FDNY "a bastion of white male privilege." Garaufis's order mandated that the FDNY and the city will be placed under a "Cour ... More >>

  • News

    December 15, 2010

    FDNY's Black Firefighter Problem

    Meet the black candidates who aced the FDNY's supposedly racist entrance exam—and still can't become firefighters

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2010

    Judge Finds FDNY Has Perpetuated Discriminatory Hiring Practices

    By Alana Horowitz ​ Mayor Bloomberg and former fire commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta were not held liable in this week's ruling against the FDNY's discriminatory hiring practics, but a federal judge called their behavior "deliberately indifferent." Judge Nicholas Garaufis ruled that, when it c ... More >>