A Seattle-area police officer was walking by an assistant chiefs office in 2020 when he spotted something strange on the door insignia of high-ranking Nazi SS officers.
The officer reported it to the police chief, which led city officials in Kent, Wash., to suspend the assistant chief 27-year department veteran Derek Kammerzell for two weeks without pay. But after taking heat from those who felt the punishment was too soft, those officials sought to push Kammerzell out of the department entirely.
Now, the citys leaders have agreed to pay more than $1.52 million to make that happen. While acknowledging that the settlement is a substantial sum, they said they believe the payout lets them move on by ridding Kent of an employee whose presence would distract from the departments mission of policing the city.
It was clear that the Assistant Chief would have significant difficulty being an effective leader in the Department, officials said Friday in a statement.
What a joke. Why TF are they paying more than 1.5 million dollars to a terminated employee. Whoever made the call should be fired for wasting taxpayer money.
Eta and if it was going to cost millions to litigate then we need to address that.
The United Nations Security council has passed 6 resolutions about Iran's nuclear weapon program, including their development of cruise missles that are capable of delivering nuclear payloads.
In 2005 the UN IAEA asked Iran to clarify its nuclear program, which they failed to do. Their noncompliance led to UNSCR 1696, which required them to stop all enrichment activity. They failed to abide by that, Ahmadinejad basically told the international community to mind their own business. This led to UNSCR 1737 and the beginning of international sanctions against Iran. Those sanctions were subsequently stepped up by resolutions 1747 (2007), 1803 (2008), 1929 (2010).
For more than 15 years the international community of nations have tried to work with Iran about its nuclear program, and every attempt has led to more Iranian intransigence.
The JCPOA is just the latest, failed attempt to bring Iran into international compliance re nuclear enrichment activities.
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