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Paying the Race Card

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"One thing is I'm female and men don't like taking orders from women," Coleman said. "And black women are supposed to be the lowest of the low."

Whitelock calls the suit "worthless," a "joke." Sheriff Ken Jenne, who is in the process of replacing Whitelock, has authorized a settlement in the case, one the law firm scoffed at. Paralegal Nieman said it was too small, "something like ten or fifteen thousand dollars."

Whitelock contends the conflict of interest issue with Coleman was only brought up as an attempt by Ganz and Nieman to extract a settlement from BSO, an accusation that, judging from their track record, could hold some merit.

When Nieman heard that Whitelock called the suit a joke, he said he found that funny, "because that's exactly what Lockwood once said about the suit we filed against him.

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