Commissioners hear Freeman air grievances on hiring
Ten weeks after he was arrested while protesting on a park bench outside the Washington County Administration Building, Lawrence H. Freeman directly confronted the County Commissioners on their hiring practices Tuesday.
Freeman asked the commissioners why they haven't hired black men for county jobs.
Commissioners President Gregory I. Snook said the commissioners don't consider race when they make hiring decisions. Snook said the county would be happy to sit down with Freeman and others concerned about minority hiring.
Commissioner John S. Shank said he hoped everybody could forget about what's happened so far and work together in the future.