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Firefighters Fired for Parade Stunt Seek Jobs Back

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Firefighters Fired for Parade Stunt Seek Jobs Back

Firefighters Fired for Parade Stunt Seek Jobs Back

Firefighters Fired for Parade Stunt Seek Jobs Back

Only Available in Archive Formats.

Two firefighters and a police officer in New York City are asking for their jobs back and for punitive damages. A federal judge has ruled they had been wrongly fired. The three men hopped on a parade float in 1998 in blackface wearing Afro wigs, and lampooned the dragging death of James Byrd Jr. The judge ruled that then-Mayor Rudy Giuliani violated their right to free speech by firing them.