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Racial Discrimination Alleged At SCDPS

S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley’s top law enforcement officer is discriminating against white employees, multiple sources within the S.C. Department of Public Safety (SCDPS) tell FITS. In fact Leroy Smith – who once falsely accused his former superiors in Florida of racial discrimination – appears to be settling some color-based scores in…

S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley’s top law enforcement officer is discriminating against white employees, multiple sources within the S.C. Department of Public Safety (SCDPS) tell FITS. In fact Leroy Smith – who once falsely accused his former superiors in Florida of racial discrimination – appears to be settling some color-based scores in his new role as head of the Palmetto State’s largest law enforcement agency.

News of Smith’s alleged racist hiring practices came to light following the forced termination of Bobby Collins – who was hired in May 2012 to lead the agency’s internal affairs division. Collins – who is black – was fired in the wake of a January 10 traffic stop in which he verbally accosted Highway Patrol officers who observed him driving erratically.

According to our sources, Collins was hired by Smith “for a position that was never posted for any of the troopers to apply.” Not only that, Smith – who is also black – has reportedly “promoted African-Americans to head up the State Transport Police, Bureau of Protective Services and a newly created director of operations position” without giving white troopers the chance to apply.

That’s three of the agency’s top four bureaucratic posts, people.

Additionally, Smith has named an African-American to lead a newly created immigration unit – a job we’re told was never posted publicly – and has elevated a deputy director and promoted two patrolmen to the rank of major (also allegedly on the basis of race).

SCDPS officials did not immediately respond to our request for comment regarding these allegations – nor do we expect them to. This website made SCDPS our personal piñata during the “Sex, Lies and Troopers” scandal back in 2011, and there is no shortage of hard feelings among the agency’s brass.

Obviously we don’t know enough about each of these hirings to determine whether more qualified white applicants were available for the jobs. Nor are we saying the black officers appointed by Smith aren’t up for their new assignments – they very well could be.

Our point in posting this is simple … to demonstrate the duality of discrimination allegations.

Seriously … does anyone think the state’s left-leaning mainstream media would have hesitated for a second to print allegations of discrimination involving a white supervisor promoting white employees to jobs previously held by blacks?

Exactly …

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51 comments

shifty henry February 7, 2013 at 9:57 am

….these folks are just trying to get their footholds established before the Hispanics start swarming around them

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shifty henry February 7, 2013 at 9:59 am

… and the Indians and Pakistanis along with them—-

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? February 7, 2013 at 9:59 am

lol…good point….there’s no love loss there.

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sparklecity February 7, 2013 at 1:46 pm

I ain’t NEVER seen an Indian or Pakistani cop in America – ever…..

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? February 7, 2013 at 9:58 am

In a weird way I hope he is discriminating.
I trust blacks a little more than whites(for now) in these positions because they know how the PoPo usually treat blacks.

Let’s just hope they dont decide to go all “Django Unchained” on us.

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La Gloria Cubana February 7, 2013 at 12:18 pm

You’re an f’ing idiot… speaking of trust in black public officials, how’s that black run state university thing working out for SC?! Good comes in all colors, as does vocational/educational accomplishments. That said, those with the nicest resumes should get the jobs… end of story!

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? February 7, 2013 at 2:26 pm

“That said, those with the nicest resumes should get the jobs… end of story!”

When it comes to gov’t money you are probably correct…but to disregard differences between races on a variety of levels, including cultural-is fool hardy PC bullshit.

“speaking of trust in black public officials, how’s that black run state university thing working out for SC?!”

WEll look at that, we all have a little racism in us, dont we? That being said, you’re missing my point as I specified cops/law enforcement…which disproportionately “interact” with blacks.

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Anonymous February 7, 2013 at 9:59 am

i worked for dps, within weeks of him assuming the position we were sent a number of executive orders about hiring practices, promotion practices, codes of conduct, etc etc etc, all of them had some racial basis with them.

As for the promotions though ill give him a pass. These guys were the next in line in the chain of command and were being groomed for these jobs while keel was still there

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Anonymous February 7, 2013 at 11:57 am

So, just a bunch of whines whitest, when the facts are elsewhere. nice. And this is the “evidence” Sic uses GI bah the traditional media. Here’s a challenge. Let one of these guys file some kind of complaint instead of just bitching and then judge the media. Just because someone is willing to bitch anonymously doesn’t mean he/she has legal, legit complaint.

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Anonymous2 February 7, 2013 at 10:43 am

Not all these guys were with dps. Collins is a friend from Florida. Why wasn’t a SC trooper given the opportunity to promote within? You make a position for someone just to promote them because of race? I thought Haley wanted smaller government–not creating more jobs for an unnecessary job using my tax dollars! Not only did he make a position and promote a black to it, he promoted a black to the position that was vacated.

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Anonymous February 7, 2013 at 12:01 pm

Ummm. You said the Collins guy was a friend from Florida. If a job was made for him, logically, the job wasn’t made based on race. If he hired 15 friends, I would say that is a problem. Brinmgimg one buddy on board is kind of restrained, compared to what his boss has done.
I am more concerned about jee number of jobs being filled with no posting.

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shifty henry February 7, 2013 at 10:56 am

Well, Nikki finally appears in a new outfit but it’s definitely not from Exotica. It’s not flattering to her and it makes me wonder if she is in a race with Michelle for the fastest below the waist weight gain and expansion.

When was this photo taken and what was the occasion? Why doesn’t she appear pleased with herself? She seems to be in a different mind zone.

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neighbor February 7, 2013 at 11:23 am

Wonder if Michelle is still wearing the same damn outfits everyday and that stupid bun. Big taxpayer salary does not buy class or decent taste in clothing, Michelle.

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BILL February 7, 2013 at 10:57 am

He’s just another worthless Haley appointee.
They were so glad to get rid of this idiot in Florida.

Typical Haley fool.

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Anonymous February 7, 2013 at 11:09 am

Her vetting process works again..not

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Governors grant February 7, 2013 at 11:24 am

She is fat, not phat.

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? February 8, 2013 at 4:04 pm

It’s a glandular problem.

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scsince60 February 7, 2013 at 11:34 am

ALL state employees should be required to take an SAT-type general aptitude test with the results made public. Use these test scores to help determine who is best qualified, and or, suited for a particular job. Please take race out of the equation. I’m not interested in social promotions and cultural engineering; just the most efficient use of tax dollars.

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? February 7, 2013 at 2:31 pm

Just because today seems to be filled with racial rants day, let me throw another bomb…

What if the book “The Bell Curve” is right?

How long to intelligence discrimination suits?

:)

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Original Good Old Boy February 7, 2013 at 5:21 pm

The bell curve book probably is right. Even if we won’t admit it publicly, many of us already know it anyway based on observations. It’s pretty obvious that the people of Africa don’t have quite the same IQ as those in Asia or Israel.

I don’t think this makes one race necessarily “better” than other. But too many ignore obvious distinctions. To some, everyone is born equal and there are no notable disinctions. “It’s all nurture and not nature.” But what I don’t understand is if the color of skin can be so different, why can’t other characteristics including athletic or mental ability be different?

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scsince60 February 7, 2013 at 10:18 pm

Let me get this straight. Are you saying the percentage of blacks in the NBA is not pure coincidence?

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jimlewis,owb February 7, 2013 at 11:39 am

Major General Captain Colonel Leroy held his first question and answer session with the Troopers:

Q. Will all DPS positions be posted for open promotions
A. Yes
Translation: Take the name of that Dumb Piece of Shit

Q. Will your office be color blind
A. Yes
Translation: At DPS the rainbow is all black

Q. Will you bring in your black friends from other States
A. No
Translation: Damn, another Dumb Piece of Shit

Q. Will seniority of service to the State of SC be a plus
A. Yes
Translation: These white boys are really dumber than a rock

Q. At this time 98% of your command staff and support staff are black, does that concern the image you have for DPS
A. Yes
Translation: Make a note to find me a new Director of Human Resources, 98% my black ass, by this time next month it will be 110%

Q. When you saw the Governor in that outfit what was the first thing you thought
A. Damn that woman has got some black blood with a booty like that
Translation: Damn that woman has got some black blood with a booty like that.

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shifty henry February 7, 2013 at 11:57 am

…… terrifically funny – especially the last comment!!!

…… the weight of holding office is “dragging” her down—

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shifty henry February 7, 2013 at 11:58 am

… sorry, I see that she is trying to hold it in—

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Real Housewife of Forest Lake Club February 7, 2013 at 12:30 pm

Whoa, when was that pic taken? The poor girl has gained 50 pounds.

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sparklecity February 7, 2013 at 1:49 pm

Probably from all those cookies,ice cream and hot chocolate consumed during the Queen’s stay at Table Rock……

She’s pining for her mate………….

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Governors grant February 7, 2013 at 3:04 pm

That’s okay. It’s probably a stretch fabric. She can keep on gaining and still wear the outfit.

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What a joke! February 7, 2013 at 1:48 pm

To: jim lewis. owb—-HILARIOUS!! Sad part is that this is so true. white SC troopers don’t have a chance. Just as predicted, before long, it will be Florida Highway Patrol. Collins didn’t mind telling the trooper how bad SC troopers were–forgetting that he works for the same DPS

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PaulHarvey February 7, 2013 at 2:34 pm

The full story on Collins has not come to light yet. Leroy is headed for cover. What a frickin mess!

I honest to god don’t know what the Governor was thinking. Leroy was the affirmative action poster child at FHP. He maxed at the rank of Major, sued FHP, a genuine thorn in FHP Ass, and here he is!

His choice as SCDPS director sent “Shock Waves” through the ranks of the FHP.

Honest to God! How does this happen? Does she vett anyone?

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shifty henry February 7, 2013 at 3:46 pm

…. you’re right, I read all the articles about this guy and that entire stinking mess — he’s an agitator, and I’m curious about how long he will last……

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IT HAPPENS February 7, 2013 at 2:57 pm

The Internal Affairs vacancy was advertised for about a week only on the State Jobs site. It was before the firing made the news so probably no one noticed except those who were told to apply.

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Governors grant February 7, 2013 at 3:07 pm

Wonder how much she is making on the identity protection? 10%, 20%?

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John Miller February 7, 2013 at 3:21 pm

Your article is not even close to being factual. The two Major’s promoted were both white. There was already a black Colonel of the Transport Police. The head of BPS was already there when Smith arrived. Is this really racial discriminated? I don’t think so. Unless you have more proof than what you published, this is just whining by some white wannabee that was not qualified.

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haha February 7, 2013 at 4:09 pm

factual? John, this is FITSNews.

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Soft Sigh from Hell February 7, 2013 at 7:36 pm

“just whining by some white wannabee that was not qualified”
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Yep, sounds like it could well be.

‘But, but, but . . . why I just gotta be more qualified than that n’gra fella.’

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John Miller February 7, 2013 at 3:22 pm

Sorry, discrimination, not discriminated.

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Anonymous2 February 7, 2013 at 5:22 pm

Miller is not getting it right! Smith moved a black BPS director to a new position that was created so that he could promote Taylor who is black. This created a major position of which a black was promoted. He also promoted a black Lt. Col. and he hired a black immigration director–position not posted. Collins was with the FHP with Smith. Why did Smith hire him for OPR when we had troopers qualified–position IF it was posted–no one else knew about it. He hired Collins because he was a friend and black. This does not include the captains that have been promoted that are black. Did you forget that Smith sued along with 6 other black Florida patrolman the state of Florida for racial promotion discrimination? Get all your facts together before correcting someone else. Smith is trying to change SC since he couldn’t do it in Florida since he lost his suit!

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John Miller February 8, 2013 at 5:27 am

What black Major? Warren was already there, and he promoted Gosnell and Wright, both white. If you had read the article about the lawsuit he filed, a white did not get promoted over him. It was another black.
Also, positions that “serve at the pleasure of the director”, i.e. Immigration Director, OPR Chief, are not required to be posted. Only jobs that are FTE’s.
By the way, sorry you did not get promoted and you are so bitter.

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King-Tut February 8, 2013 at 7:00 am

Flashback!! Sounds like J. Kerbs whinning again!

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King-Tut February 8, 2013 at 7:02 am

* whining *

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King-Tut February 7, 2013 at 8:34 pm

The head of DPS Human Resources emails all job openings to former Senator Kay ( _), NAACP, Benidict and SC State College. Why?

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Josey Wales February 8, 2013 at 2:49 pm

The HR Director is a piece of shit! Smith brought her in to do his dirty work.

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PaulHarvey February 7, 2013 at 9:16 pm

Heard a blood test was done on Collins. Strange..hmm

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King-Tut February 7, 2013 at 10:18 pm

Not true.

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Josey Wales February 8, 2013 at 2:00 pm

Collins voluntarily had his blood and urine tested everything was negative and that pissed Director Smith off! Smith was pissed because he heard Collins would sue the patrol. Collins has a lot of dirt on Smith and others and I heard they are secretly trying to negotiate with his attorney for fear of the corruption he will disclose. Also, Smith also hired a Black HR director and created a Major position at BPS and of course promoted a Black to that position.

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commonman February 8, 2013 at 8:07 am

Going on a premise that anyone in this state government even cares, is the first mistake. When government jobs are the most coveted because because of salaries and benefits and security and the private sector is being destroyed to paid for their excesses, we are gone.

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Anynomous2 February 8, 2013 at 8:20 am

John Miller you are so full of it when you act as though you are the only one who knows what is going on. You have 2 black majors–not one! As far as me being on the patrol and not getting promoted–you could not be farther from the truth—see what happens when you jump to conclusions! Talk about being cynical! As far as job postings–duh–you are not the only one that knows the deputy director serves at the pleasure of the director, but even the director’s job IS posted! I did read the lawsuit that Smith filed–his complaint was that he was being discriminated against—blacks don’t discriminate against blacks–they file these suits because they are discriminated against whites or they say–not only Smith, but 6 others! Hate to tell you bud, but other people can read and comprehend what they are reading.

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Redneck 1 February 8, 2013 at 12:55 pm

I agree Smith is a piece of shit but Collins job was posted. The discrimination that should be addressed is the political appointments of several appliciants with criminal records to the Highway Patrol. These uneducated criminals get their state senators to call and get them hired over qualified appliciants of all colors!The Highway Patrol needs to spend more resources on getting their Troopers educated so they can compete for vacant jobs in South Carolina and other states.

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Entous February 8, 2013 at 8:07 pm

Nikki looks like she’s got riding hips in that picture.

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Kronos February 8, 2013 at 9:39 pm

What is the command staff at BPS? STP? SCHP?

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Redneck 1 February 8, 2013 at 10:43 pm

The new rumor is that Leroy is offering Collins position to a black female who proctured his test on the weekend. Stay tuned to more garbage. Let’s run him back to Florida!

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