If you don’t get vaccinated the liberals will fire you? If you refuse to have an abortion the liberals will fire you? What’s next? If you refuse to have gay sex on Fridays they will fire you? And Joe Biden will tell you that you do not have the right to freedom. Now, aren’t you glad you voted for Joe Biden and the Democrats? If you didn’t, you would have to live with civil liberties and now it’s not your body, your choice?
D.C. Assistant Police Chief Chanel Dickerson said the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) of Washington, D.C., told her to either get an abortion or accept termination of her employment when she was an 18-year-old cadet trainee.
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Dickerson said in a Tuesday community meeting:
“My choice to have a baby was personal and it should’ve been mine alone and not for an employer ultimatum.”
Dickerson and 9 other women are suing the MPD of D.C. for $100 million. The officers say that the department fostered a culture of discrimination and harassment. There was another cadet from Dickerson’s class, Karen Arikpo, who said she was given the same ultimatum as Dickerson and she had an abortion and sadly, she has not been able to conceive a child again. She feels that she was robbed of her chance at motherhood. She greatly regrets her decision at that time.
“I understand the dire consequences to me participating in this lawsuit,” Dickerson said at the time, adding she has been subjected to repeated sexual harassment in her tenure as an officer.
Another lawsuit was filed this week by three Black women, all former cadets, alleging abuse and retaliation.
The women in the initial lawsuit allege that they had each complained to superiors and the equal opportunity department multiple times about unfair treatment on the basis of their race and gender but were ignored.
When they reported the discrimination claims, they faced retaliation and in some cases were forced out, they said in the lawsuit.
The Metropolitan Police Department did not respond to a request for comment Thursday about Dickerson’s claim.
It said previously in a statement that it could not comment on pending litigation but “is committed to treating all members fairly and equitably throughout our organization.”