The hiring of Shanda Scott as the city’s new victim services coordinator has drawn a sharp rebuke from City Councilman Jorge Cruz who asserts Hispanics are being passed over for community outreach employment positions.
Cruz on Saturday issued the following email to OIB as well as communication he sent to Mayor Joe Ganim, Chief Administrative Officer Janene Hawkins and all City Council members.
Jorge Cruz is not a racist or playing the race card here. However, I thought to share this with you of my opinion that I emailed to Mayor Ganim and all of the city council members today. There’s a malpractice pattern for Hispanic employment opportunities in Bridgeport and I blame the Mayor, Janene Hawkins and the entire administration. Yes I would like for you to place this entire opinion of mine on your blog if it qualifies. I really don’t who gets offended by how I say what’s on my mind. I just wish there were more reliable employing firms like this Utah County staffing company.
Cruz email to city officials and council members:
Good morning everyone, this new hire is an insult to the Hispanic population in Bridgeport CT. The mayor is trying to save face for the disastrous failure by him and the police department to communicate with both families of Lauren Smith-Field and Brenda Rawls by hiring an a Black Woman for the Victims Services Coordinator position. Other have been found due to overdoses and their families the question is have their families been contacted? We need people hired that are bilingual who can communicate with both English and Spanish speaking residents. What is wrong with this administration? Are they being deliberately ignorant treating the Hispanic population as STUPID, UNEDUCATED ENOUGH for these positions? I’m not going to be quiet anymore and frankly I DON’T GIVE A DAMN EITHER. I’m sick and tired of the Hispanic population being kept out of Jobs that has a connection via Outreach and Engagement with our Hispanic population. SHAME ON YOU MAYOR GANIM AND YOUR ENTIRE ADMINISTRATION.