|The suit claims Tobias asked Palka, "What the fuck are you thinking? You didn't read the Firearm Manual?" Palka says he responded that he had read it, but not recently.|
Tobias then asked Palka about his nationality, the suit claims. When Palka told him he was Polish, Tobias allegedly said, "You look terrible. We don't need people like you. Get the hell out of my
I'm sure we're only getting half the story here. The department is in desperate need for bodies and to kick one out over some range dispute seems like a large part of the story has been omitted. Dora, an awarding-winning competitive shooter and range instructor, is a sincere sweetheart and bends over backwards to help her students. For her to have a dispute with a recruit reflects poorly on the recruit - not on her.
On the other hand, the staff at the academy knows that it can only criticize white male recruits - all others are "hands off". When I went through I remember plenty of people that couldn't keep up on the long distance runs. They'd routinely disappear and then magically "reappear" a few minutes after the main group got back. If any of those dog-asses had been white they would have been written up and shown the proverbial door.
So good for this kid for speaking up and taking a stand. At least the department will have to face up to the fact that "equality" is not all equal when it comes to training standards. I'd love to know how many recruits over the last 10 years have been pushed through their training cycles because they had a phone call or out of political correctness. I personally know a few that should never have made it through their probationary period.
Welcome to the Big City.