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Commissioners hear Freeman air grievances on hiring

March 04, 1998

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.

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Freeman said he was willing to sit down and talk but said the county needed to do more than talk. Freeman said he's heard promises before.

The trespassing charges brought against Freeman on Dec. 23, 1997, were later dropped by Washington County State's Attorney M. Kenneth Long Jr.

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