NY school board lawyer fired for calling parent a ‘fat c*nt’

By Arturo Garcia
Tuesday, July 9, 2013 11:30 EDT
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NY school board lawyer fired after tirade against parents [The Journal News]
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Parents in East Ramapo, New York celebrated the firing Monday night of their local school board’s attorney in the wake of a profanity-laced tirade caught on video, WNBC-TV reported.

The decision followed a protest at school district headquarters demanding the removal of Christopher Kirby, an attorney with Minerva & D’Agostino, a Long Island-based firm. However, Kirby did not provide an apology for his actions.

“I guess I shouldn’t hold my breath to hear an apology from Mr. Kirby because he’s not man enough for the job,” one demonstrator, Peggy Hatton, told WNBC.

The video, shot after the board’s July 2 meeting by a local parent, Antonio Luciano, shows Kirby calling Hatton a “fat c-nt,” as well as accusing Luciano of “hiding behind his women” while filming.

The Journal News reported that after Luciano’s video was first posted, two state lawmakers, Rep. Ellen Jaffee (D) and Denneth Zebrowski (D), asked state Education Commissioner John King to investigate the matter, as well as an incident in which Albert D’Agostino, the head of Kirby’s firm, yelled and cursed at a local high school student.

Watch WNBC’s report on Kirby’s firing, aired Monday, here.

View more videos at: http://nbcnewyork.com.

Footage of Kirby’s rant against Hatton and Luciano, posted by the Journal News, can be seen below.

Arturo Garcia
Arturo Garcia
Arturo R. García is the managing editor at Racialicious.com. He is based in San Diego, California and has written for both print and broadcast media, including contributions to GlobalComment.com, The Root and Comment Is Free. Follow him on Twitter at @ABoyNamedArt
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