So what Skelos (R-L.I.) is trying to do — and may very well get away with — is disturbing but just barely legal.And wouldn't that apply to, say, the Empire State Development Corporation's production of an Atlantic Yards Blight Study with bogus crime information?
And that’s Albany in a nutshell. Politicians doing things that damn well ought to be against the law but aren’t.
As political columnist Michael Kinsley has often said: Sometimes the real scandal is what’s legal.
While that's part of the lawsuit, more prominent are claims of racial discrimination and retaliation, with black employees claiming repeated abuse by white supervisors, preferential treatment toward Hispanic colleagues, and retaliation in response to complaints.
Two individual supervisors, for example, are charged with referring to black employees as “black motherfucker,” “dumb black bitch,” “black monkey,” “piece of shit” and “nigger.”
Two have referred to an employee blind in one eye as “cyclops,” and “the one-eyed guy,” and an employee with a nose disorder as “the nose guy.”
There's been no official response yet though arena spokesman Barry Baum told the Daily News they, but take “allegations of this kind very seriously” and have "a zero tolerance policy for…