Skip to comments.Black Firefighter Admits Placing Noose, Note [But since he's black, he won't be charged]
Posted on 12/05/2007 7:51:42 AM PST by grundle
A black firefighter admitted he placed a knotted rope and threatening note with a drawing of a noose in an East Baltimore fire station last month.
The firefighter has since been suspended for other performance-related issues, but will also likely face additional punishment for his act, officials said.
City officials said the man admitted to the hoax and will not face criminal charges.
Officials identified the man as Donald Maynard, a firefighter-paramedic apprentice who is black.
The incident sparked outrage and led to a federal investigation into charges of racism. It was also the latest in a series of other incidents over the past year, including the death of a recruit in a training exercise and accusations of racism.
The hoax report came one day after news that the top performers on two recent fire department promotions tests cheated.
A black firefighters group had called accusations of cheating racially motivated after union officials questioned the test scores. But the investigation found that five African-American firefighters had studied by using a 2001 exam, which is against test protocol, local news agencies reported.
Mr. Maynard's punishment could include being fired, officials said.
Will Jesse and Al call for his dismissal?
Hmmmmm . . . isn’t faking a racist incident . . . racist?
“City officials said the man admitted to the hoax and will not face criminal charges.”
Imagine if this was a WHITE guy!
double standard alert!
Lets see, if it was a white dude it would be a hate crime, since it’s a black dude it’s just a prank.
That’s the problem with “Hate Crimes”.
A race-based double standard IS racism.
“The firefighter has since been suspended for other performance-related issues...”
Djya suppose this fella saw the writing on the wall and tried to provide himself a “job for life” or a litigational avenue for his pending dismissal?
That's just plain laziness on the part of those that do the testing, just like a college prof that's too lazy to prepare new tests for each class and instead recycles last semester's tests.
99% of all the “hate messages” are falsely planted by the group or individual of a specific group to which the message targets.
Nooses, swastikas, hate-graffiti, burning crosses—all of them. The first people that should be investigated when this occurs are the people who are targeted—because they probably put it up themselves.
Just calling them as I see ‘em.
“Who dat say who dat?”
No noose is good noose.
Welcome to Baltimore!
Imagine if this was a WHITE guy!
A white guy named Don Maynard? Impossible! Next thing you know, he'll turn out to be a Hall of Fame wide receiver!!
I am waiting for CNN to update their outrageous prop piece “The Noose” with this and other recent noose frauds.
Will they come to Baltimore and march or is it just too damned cold ?
Double standard is an understatement.
In the Duke lacrosse hoax three young men were falsely accused and the police and DA’s office all piled on. Numerous calls have been made for the justice department to come in and investigate the civil rights violations. They haven’t done so, apparently because the lacrosse players are white - so it’s okay.
The false accuser, Crystal Gail Mangum, has not been prosecuted, apparently because she is black. The AG (who wants to run for governor) says he won’t prosecute her because she has mental health problems. Somebody should tell Hinkley how to get that ‘get out of jail free’ card. Oh, he’s white, so that card won’t work.
“double standard alert!”
Just another nail in the coffin for respect of the rule of law.
Either it’s a crime or it’s not. All are held equal or none.
That’s not even mentioning the complete idiocy of thought crimes in general.
No real reason to respect judges, lawyers, courts or legislators any more, other than simple habit.
I tend to leave LEOs out of that matrix. They’re as stuck in the middle as the rest of us.
The only question now is how much longer until the degrading of respect starts to bleed over into refusal to tolerate.
Wow, did you ever bring back a memory! Don Maynard was my World History teacher at Eastwood High School in El Paso, TX. during an off season in 66/67. He was a super nice guy, and I had a signed copy of that very picture of him.
sparked outrage andled to a federal investigation into charges of racism.
So this guy files false police reports, wastes Federal Money (aka: ours) on an investigation of a crime that didn't occur, apparently LIED TO FEDERAL INVESTIGATORS, but he's only going to get 'disciplined' or at the worst maybe fired?
Uh, why again was Scooter Libby indicted, convicted, and sentenced to prison? Wasn't it something about 'lying' and 'federal investigators'. /s
Cries of racism are now tools that be used to benefit the accuser. This makes it very difficult to take them seriously, especially when racism is so rare that incidents they have to be faked.
Obviously, you are searching for ANY excuse to denigrate this man, so that makes you a racist!
/ sarcasm, just in case.
Excellent points and well said.
I’m not drunk, I just didn’t proof-read # 22.
DING DING DING!!!! We have a winner!
Anyone faking a hate crime should have to face the same maximum punishment that an offender would face.
Any intentional false accusation should have the same punishment that would have occurred if the falsely accused were convicted of the crime.
False rape accusations should have a prison sentence equivalent to a convicted rapist.
False “hate crimes”, or faking a hate crime should have the same sentence as committing the “hate crime”.
Uh uh, you used the word “denigrate”, which I’m almost positive is really, really racist. I’m telling the Admin Mods and Jesse Jackson.
If naked dancing, flag burning and t-shirts with profanity are accepted as free speech, then why not this? Double standard B.S.
Don't know how old you are, but back in the early to mid 70's that was 'the talk on the street', even 'up here' in Chicago-land. Every guy I knew and hung with at the local watering hole was 'arming up'.
That's also when I bought my 1st 'good gun'. A Colt Detective Special (still have it) and Super Vel's for ammo (hat tip from a CPD Narc).
holy cripes...the original story on this never identified the guy as black....
I take it back. I was mentioned.
I take it back. It was mentioned.
I agree, with discretion on the part of the judge to deviate down from the sentence based on circumstances.
"Hate Crime" Hoaxes:
I’m 41 and he started talking about a civil war in the 70’s. He figured it would happen in my lifetime, but probably not his. He passed away 4 years ago. I think he’s right. I’m ready for it when it does happen, but I’m hoping that things would change course in this country pertaining to race, but don’t think it will happen.
My life experiences tell me that more than half of the reports of racist activities are minorities either crying out for help for themselves or attempts to inflame a situation they find themselves in.
OH oh, subjecting people that knowingly make false racist charges liable to tough criminal law may make a victim of a racist crime afraid to come forward for fear of being falsely accused and convicted of the crime himself........anyway that would be the liberal spin.....
WIl his “further punishment” include covering all costs of the investigation, local, state and Federal?
Why would a white guy fake a hate crime against himself? Everyone know that white’s can’t be victims of hate crimes. Whites are the only ones that can be racists. /s
It’s reprehensible and wrong no matter what color your skin! Wrongdoing comes from the heart - not skin pigment.
Fire Department Wants Apology From NAACP
POSTED: 7:54 am EST December 5, 2007
UPDATED: 8:55 am EST December 5, 2007
BALTIMORE — The Baltimore City Fire Department is demanding an apology from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People over a noose incident that turned out to be a hoax.
You know the drill.
Why would a white guy fake a hate crime against himself? Everyone know that whites cant be victims of hate crimes. Whites are the only ones that can be racists. /s
I forgot ;)
This is obviously a self-hate crime!
something simmilar happened at my daughters high school racist note found in locker. No the black kid who found the note actuaaly wrote it himself imagine that no punishment