Multnomah County to pay $100k to woman who claimed that “Blue Lives Matter” demeans “Black Lives Matter”

The “demeaning” flag…

Excerpts from The Guardian story:

An Oregon county has agreed to pay $100,000 to a black employee who alleged she was harassed after asking that a Blue Lives Matter flag not be displayed in her office.

In a lawsuit against Multnomah county filed in January, Karimah Guion-Pledgure said the flag demeaned the Black Lives Matter movement, the Oregonian/OregonLive reported. She said she was harassed after she and other black co-workers complained.

Guion-Pledgure had worked for the department of community justice since 2011 as a corrections technician. She originally sought $420,000. The settlement, reached on Thursday, was first reported by an alternative bi-weekly newspaper, the Portland Mercury.

Guion-Pledgure’s lawsuit said Blue Lives Matter “co-opts” Black Lives Matter and “repurposes it to shift focus to law enforcement – a chosen profession, not a racial identity – and thus denigrates, dilutes, and demeans the purpose of the Black Lives Matter movement”.

After the probation officer’s flag had been up for more than six months, Guion-Pledgure erected an “equity wall” that displayed photos of minorities killed by police, the suit stated. Managers told her to take down the photos, the lawsuit said, but she refused because the Blue Lives Matter flag remained.

The same day, Guion-Pledgure found two notes affixed to her equity wall reading “Thanks a lot” and “Bitch”, according to the suit.

Guion-Pledgure alleged that her supervisor did not require the flag to be taken down and said the conflict caused her extreme stress and health issues.

A week later, managers responded with a rule that all personal photos displayed needed to be smaller than 5in-by-7in, according to the suit.
Managers are developing a policy on personal displays of photos and other items, a Multnomah county spokeswoman said.

As part of the agreement, Guion-Pledgure had to resign by Friday. She can reapply for a county job.

“She’s disappointed that she has to leave there and that they couldn’t make it a safe and welcoming work environment,” said her attorney, Ashlee Albies. “They say they’re working on that, and we hope they really are.”

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Dr. Eowyn
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To quote FOTM reader Steven Broiles, this is the institutionalization of mental illness in America.

Lophatt
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Lophatt

They just paid her to leave. Why would a workplace, any workplace, have to make special allowances to make her “welcome”? She’s free to leave at any time.

Maybe the other employees should sue because they didn’t take appropriate action to remove her for causing unnecessary stress in the office and being an instigator.

I know what my reply would have been. “So you’re black? Congratulations. Do you want a medal or something?”.

John Beargrass
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John Beargrass

Just another ##@** looking for an excuse to be offended. I suppose it caused her physical pain and made her tremble.

Shimba
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Shimba

The question that needs to be asked, is how a monetary payment solves the supposed offense. She was not out a job, lost no compensation, so IF the department was wrong, how is money the correct form of compensation?

William
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William

It’s not. She is due no compensation. It just made her go away

Lophatt
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Lophatt

Free stuff always beats working for a living.

Alej
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Alej

Keep America great… kiss black fundament forever.

jim mick
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jim mick

mental illness.
it doesn’t say ANYTHING about BLM
it’s totally separate.
It’s the English language!!!
what the F is wrong with these snowflake idiotsQ!!!!!!
it is referencing police,…..black, white and Hispanic ones!!!!
has nothing to do with BLM…..stop thinking everything is about you …..frankly most of us ignore you radical scum bags

Lophatt
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Lophatt

Well of course. That’s their whole deal. They want total division. All of them warring with each other. Everything is supposed to be “political” and “personal”.

“I’m a left-handed, herniated, Hopi Indian. Where’s my flag (whaaa!).

William
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William

Just add “Gay” and you’re good to go

Leo Smith
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Leo Smith

Filthy Democrats paid her… They need to be removed from any political office for ever.

William
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William

Couldn’t agree more. Dems – a cancer that needs to be cut out

William
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William

In the Winter Olympics one of the singers in an a capella Canadian group was kicked out for holding up a sign that said All Lives Matter. It was deemed to be “racist”. All Lives Matter of course includes black lives by definition whereas BLM implicitly excludes other lives, white lives for instance. It is inherently racist. But ALM is called racist. I get a headache trying to decipher the twisted psychopathic illogic of the leftards. This delicate negress got her panties in a bunch because someone harassed her by putting a note on her “equity wall” (seriously?) that said… Read more »

Lophatt
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Lophatt

Just where do they get these “political officers”? It’s like the old USSR days. Every comment had to be filtered through the political censors.

In this case the only “safe” choice is something Satanic and utterly weird.

JohnS
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JohnS

The proper term to these actions is CULTURAL MARXISM Destroy the language, culture and country to remake it in a totalitarian police state global tyranny.

Exoregonian
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Exoregonian

Just another example of a radically liberal government entity giving free money to a segment of society that they need to stay in power and ignoring the majority of the people. They’ll just raise taxes from everyone to pay for it. All of Multnomah county is a great place to be from.

Spanky1
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Spanky1

What a trouble maker. Picks a fight with one co-worker over a pro-police flag and then sickens the entire office with her morbid dead body art exhibit. Lunatic deserved zero dollars and a pink slip

Lophatt
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Lophatt

Yep. Then they pay her to leave. She should have been chased down the street.

Craig
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Craig

“Guion-Pledgure had worked for the department of community justice since 2011 as a corrections technician.”

ha ha ha ha ha ha hah ha ha ha ha!!!! ‘department of community justice’?

I think the whole thing is ridiculous but she should have sued them out of business…..

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Can I sue if someone puts up an LGBT flag? Hey, fair’s fair!

Lana
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Lana

The future is here, and it doesn’t include Whites or people who sympathize with the values and civilization they built.

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YouKnowWho
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YouKnowWho

She’s an asshat as are the people that agreed to pay her. At least they got her out the door, Now she’ll sue again when they refuse to rehire this troublemaker.