Former Minnesota jail superintendent Steve Lydon has been awarded Donkey Of The Day.
Not too long ago, 8 Minnesota corrections officers were awarded a $1.5 million settlement.
The corrections officers were awarded the money because ex-jail superintendent Steve Lydon had barred them from guarding ex-cop Derek Chauvin because they were not white.
The corrections officers–who identified as African American, Hispanic, Pacific Islander American, and multiracial–filed a racial discrimination complaint back in June 2020 which later resulted in a lawsuit.
Lydon went out of his way to say, “Out of care and concern, and without the comfort of time, I made a decision to limit exposure to employees of color to a murder suspect who could potentially aggravate those feelings.”
Apparently, that didn’t hold up as he (Lydon) was later demoted even though he still works at the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office, which runs said jail.
On top of that, Lydon has been awarded Donkey Of The Day as a result of his actions.
Here’s what Charlamagne Tha God had to say on this situation below…