|Illinois State Police Guilty of
Judge orders State to Offer Remedies
1998) The Illinois State Police have been caught practicing reverse
discrimination under the guise of affirmative action! Judge Leinenweber ordered
Illinois to implement fair remedies for reverse discrimination against 5,000
Illinois State Trooper applicants.
The case is known as Koski v. Gainer, named after lead plaintiff Glenn Koski.
lead defendant in Koski v. Gainer is Terrance Gainer, former Chief of the Illinois State
Police, sued in his official capacity. (Gainer has since moved to Washington, DC to
become the DC Police 2nd in Command under black DC chief Charles Ramsey, a black pro-quota
law enforcement refugee from Chicago, Illinois.)
|Civil Case 92-CV-3293
Attorney for Plaintiffs (Koski et al):
Kimberly Ann Sutherland
Sutherland's Address #1:
180 W Washington St.
Chicago IL 60602-2301
Sutherland's Address #2:
703 South Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL 60605
Claiming Reverse Discrimination:
Claiming Fair and Equal Treatment:
(alleging reverse discrimination against the Illinois State Police) include the following
non-minority Illinois State Police applicants:
(alleging no reverse discrimination took place) are the following Illinois State
Chief, Illinois State Police
||David P. Schippers
||Richard T. Mitchell
individually and as a member of a class of persons similarily situated
||Fred E. Inbau
||James E. Seiber
||James Redlich, in
their individual and official capacities. The State of Illinois.
In Koski v. Gainer (Terrance Gainer, Chief of Illinois State Police), the Seventh Federal
Circuit Court (Northern District of Illinois, Chicago) found that 5,000 non-minority
officers and officer-applicants were illegally denied either promotions within the State
Police, or the opportunity for a job with the State Police because they were not
Today, U.S. District Judge Harry D. Leinenweber ordered the State of Illinois to implement
additional, specific remedies, which include the following:
- 12 of the white
troopers must be promoted, or receive retroactive seniority.
- 7 of the 12 white
officers who had been denied promotions under the unconstitutional racial selection
guidelines will receive back pay and punitive damages for "emotional distress".
The award of $205,000 will be split by these 7 officers.
- Four of the officers
must be given promotions which they were illegally denied because of their race (because
of their non-minority status).
- As many as 5,000 of the
rejected officer-applicants must be contacted by the State and must be offered the
opportunity to re-apply!
In Koski v. Gainer, the 7th Circuit Court determined that the State of Illinois had
maintained an illegal, unconstitutional "double-standard" regarding written test
scores of the applicants between 1975 and 1990: The "cutoff score" for
non-minority (white) applicants was significantly higher than the "cutoff score"
for minority (non-white) applicants.
Legalese: The Court ruled for the plaintiffs (the
non-minorities) because the state police's affirmative action program was not sufficiently
linked to any previous pattern of racial imbalance in hiring.
The Court determined that the Illinois State Police's race-based hiring plan was
unconstitutional since it relied on "dual lists" (one for minorities and one for
non-minorities) and the plan called for hiring 50% minorities until representation of
minorities in state highway patrol matched that in the general population. The Court
said that matching the general population is not a "narrowly tailored" means of
eliminating past discrimination, when there is no suggestion that such racial parity would
have existed but for the discrimination.
The Illinois Attorney General, Jim Ryan, is upset about the remedies the Judge has
ordered. The Court has ordered the State of Illinois to perform the following steps to
help remedy the reverse discrimination against the 5,000 troopers and trooper-candidates
who had been subjected to Illinois reverse discrimination:
(1) The State of Illinois must contact all white
male trooper-applicants (1975 - 1990) who lost out under Illinois' illegal and
unconstitutional racial quota plan;
(2) The State of Illinois must offer these
officers and/or officer-applicants a chance to re-apply, without having to re-take the
written test (on which they previously performed well);
(3) If the rejected applicants are no longer at
their old addresses (some of which date back to 1975!) the State of Illinois must conduct
a search for their new addresses so that these candidates may be offered the chance to
re-apply. The Court ordered the State to use drivers license records, among other
resources, to track down the illegally-rejected applicants.
Illinois Attorney General spokesperson Dan Curry, and State Police Chief Terrance Gainer
were very ticked off at the Judges order. They said that tracking down victims of
Illinois' reverse discrimination from as long ago as 20 years will impose an
8-22-98: Warning to Washington, DC! Former
Illinois State Police Chief Terrance Gainer has recently joined your
police department! That's right, following years of "reverse
discrimination" controversy as the Illinois State Top Cop, Gainer has brought his
prejudices against white cops to Washington, DC, where he now serves as "Executive
Interestingly, Terrance Gainer's new boss in DC is Police Chief Charles Ramsey who is also
recently from Illinois. New DC Chief Ramsey previously served as Chicago's Deputy
Police Superintendent. Of course, it will be a little more difficult for the
Illinois Duo to practice racial discrimination against white cops in DC because the city
is over 80% black to begin with. But we trust these guys to be creative.
DC residents should also be concerned that Gainer has a track record for use of wildly
excessive force! It was under Gainer's former "leadership" that
the Illinois State Police mounted the infamous armed seige against Ms. Shirley Allen in
Roby, Illinois. The seige lasted from September 22 until October 30, 1997 and became
known as "Roby Ridge". The Illinois troopers shot tear gas into Shirley
Allen's house, shot her with bean bag bullets, blasted music throughout the night to keep
her awake, subjected her to a dog attack, and cut off her utilities, all in a vain effort
to get her to leave her house. Why? Because she had refused to submit to an
involuntary psychiatric evaluation arranged by her "concerned" family. The
fiasco became the longest police standoff in Illinois history, and held the entire force
up to national ridicule.
Thus, Terrance Gainer had lots of motivation to join the Washington, DC police
department! Be very afraid, Washingon!
Perhaps this is just the kind of creative leadership Washingon, DC police need to help
solve the city's horrible traffic and parking problems! We know how violent those
parking offenders can be. Go get 'em, Terrance!
NOTE: Two days after Adversity.Net
published this update, DC police chief Charles Ramsey (fugitive from Illinois law
enforcement's ranks) announced a "kinder, gentler" parking enforcement squad!
Henceforth in DC, parking enforcement personnel are now under orders to be polite
and to offer directions and assistance to citizens. Turning over a new leaf, Chief