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Black Firefighter Admits Placing Noose, Note [But since he's black, he won't be charged]
newsroomamerica.com ^ | 2007-12-03

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.


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: baltimoron; boycriedwolf; cultureofcorruption; democratscandals; dncbrownshirts; donutwatch; fakehatecrimes; hatecrime; hatecrimehoax; pagingalsharpton; playtheracecard; racebaiting; racialdivision
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1 posted on 12/05/2007 7:51:44 AM PST by grundle
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To: grundle

Will Jesse and Al call for his dismissal?


2 posted on 12/05/2007 7:53:37 AM PST by YourAdHere (Buy My Book, Bradypalooza, from Amazon.Com)
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To: grundle

Hmmmmm . . . isn’t faking a racist incident . . . racist?


3 posted on 12/05/2007 7:53:37 AM PST by Greg F (Duncan Hunter is a good man.)
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To: grundle

“City officials said the man admitted to the hoax and will not face criminal charges.”

Imagine if this was a WHITE guy!

Whew!


4 posted on 12/05/2007 7:53:38 AM PST by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God) .)
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To: grundle

double standard alert!


5 posted on 12/05/2007 7:54:32 AM PST by philsfan24
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To: grundle

Punishment?

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”.


6 posted on 12/05/2007 7:55:07 AM PST by PeteB570 (Guns, what real men want for Christmas)
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To: grundle

A race-based double standard IS racism.


7 posted on 12/05/2007 7:58:01 AM PST by Lexington Green (Not one dime to Hollywood traitors)
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To: grundle

“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?


8 posted on 12/05/2007 7:58:06 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel
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To: grundle
...five African-American firefighters had studied by using a 2001 exam, which is against test protocol...

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.

9 posted on 12/05/2007 7:58:42 AM PST by randog (What the...?!)
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To: grundle

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.


10 posted on 12/05/2007 7:59:09 AM PST by subterfuge (HILLARY IS: She who must NOT be Dismayed)
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To: grundle

“Who dat say who dat?”


11 posted on 12/05/2007 7:59:21 AM PST by headsonpikes (Genocide is the highest sacrament of socialism.)
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To: grundle

No noose is good noose.


12 posted on 12/05/2007 8:00:04 AM PST by JennysCool (Merry Christmas!)
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To: grundle

Welcome to Baltimore!


13 posted on 12/05/2007 8:00:16 AM PST by Vision (" 'Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,' says the Lord Almighty." Zechariah 4:6)
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To: nmh
Officials identified the man as Donald Maynard, a firefighter-paramedic apprentice who is black.

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!!

14 posted on 12/05/2007 8:00:28 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (Abortion is to family planning what bankruptcy is to financial planning.)
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To: grundle

I am waiting for CNN to update their outrageous prop piece “The Noose” with this and other recent noose frauds.


15 posted on 12/05/2007 8:02:35 AM PST by montag813
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To: YourAdHere

Will they come to Baltimore and march or is it just too damned cold ?


16 posted on 12/05/2007 8:03:25 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (ENERGY CRISIS made in Washington D. C.)
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To: philsfan24

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.


17 posted on 12/05/2007 8:04:29 AM PST by ladyjane
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To: philsfan24

“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.


18 posted on 12/05/2007 8:06:34 AM PST by Grimmy (equivocation is but the first step along the road to capitulation)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

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.


19 posted on 12/05/2007 8:09:03 AM PST by VR-21
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To: grundle
My father always said that there will be a civil war someday with the minorities and the whites in this country. I now see why he said that. Did you check out the video of the group of people that surrounded Quanell-X (sp?) and his group the other day in front of Joe Horn’s home? I can really see it happening down the road if things stay the course they are on now. We are getting sick of the racist cry baby’s and all that comes with them.
20 posted on 12/05/2007 8:09:10 AM PST by In God I trust
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To: grundle
The incident sparked outrage and led 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

21 posted on 12/05/2007 8:13:05 AM PST by Condor51 (Rudy has more baggage than Samsonite. But that's okay, the NYPD carries it. /s)
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To: grundle

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.


22 posted on 12/05/2007 8:14:19 AM PST by Hacklehead (Crush the liberals, see them driven before you, and hear the lamentation of the hippies.)
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To: Greg F
Hmmmmm . . . isn’t faking a racist incident . . . racist?

Obviously, you are searching for ANY excuse to denigrate this man, so that makes you a racist!

/ sarcasm, just in case.

23 posted on 12/05/2007 8:15:12 AM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: ladyjane

Excellent points and well said.


24 posted on 12/05/2007 8:15:17 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Hacklehead

I’m not drunk, I just didn’t proof-read # 22.


25 posted on 12/05/2007 8:17:01 AM PST by Hacklehead (Crush the liberals, see them driven before you, and hear the lamentation of the hippies.)
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To: Grimmy
No real reason to respect judges, lawyers, courts or legislators any more, other than simple habit...

DING DING DING!!!! We have a winner!

26 posted on 12/05/2007 8:23:35 AM PST by martin gibson ("I care not what course others may take, but as for myself, give me Ralph Stanley or give me death")
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To: grundle
F that!

Anyone faking a hate crime should have to face the same maximum punishment that an offender would face.

27 posted on 12/05/2007 8:23:39 AM PST by lormand (Ron Paul 08' - Magnet for America's kookiest nutballs)
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To: Greg F

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”.


28 posted on 12/05/2007 8:26:30 AM PST by MrB (You can't reason people out of a position that they didn't use reason to get into in the first place)
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To: Izzy Dunne

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.


29 posted on 12/05/2007 8:27:07 AM PST by agere_contra (Do not confuse the wealth of nations with the wealth of government - FDT)
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To: grundle

If naked dancing, flag burning and t-shirts with profanity are accepted as free speech, then why not this? Double standard B.S.


30 posted on 12/05/2007 8:28:50 AM PST by auntyfemenist (Card carrying conservative, William F. Buckley fan.)
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To: In God I trust
**** My father always said that there will be a civil war someday with the minorities and the whites in this country ****

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).

31 posted on 12/05/2007 8:29:20 AM PST by Condor51 (Rudy has more baggage than Samsonite. But that's okay, the NYPD carries it. /s)
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To: grundle

holy cripes...the original story on this never identified the guy as black....


32 posted on 12/05/2007 8:29:57 AM PST by stylin19a
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To: grundle

I take it back. I was mentioned.


33 posted on 12/05/2007 8:32:13 AM PST by stylin19a
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To: grundle

I take it back. It was mentioned.


34 posted on 12/05/2007 8:32:26 AM PST by stylin19a
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To: grundle

35 posted on 12/05/2007 8:32:29 AM PST by B-Chan (Catholic. Monarchist. Texan. Any questions?)
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To: MrB

I agree, with discretion on the part of the judge to deviate down from the sentence based on circumstances.


36 posted on 12/05/2007 8:35:48 AM PST by Greg F (Duncan Hunter is a good man.)
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To: grundle
Well, we can add this one to this list:

"Hate Crime" Hoaxes:

Claremont [CA] professor suspected of staging hate crime

Hate Crime? No, FAKE Crime! Cops Say Gay Activist Scammed NJ College Into Pro-Homo Frenzy

FAKE HATE CRIME! Black Woman Admits Carving 'KKK' On Her Own Chest

FR Thread about miscellaneous other "hate crime" hoaxes

37 posted on 12/05/2007 8:37:35 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Condor51

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.


38 posted on 12/05/2007 8:37:38 AM PST by In God I trust
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To: grundle

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.


39 posted on 12/05/2007 8:40:14 AM PST by HD1200
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To: MrB

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.....


40 posted on 12/05/2007 8:43:37 AM PST by HD1200
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To: grundle

WIl his “further punishment” include covering all costs of the investigation, local, state and Federal?


41 posted on 12/05/2007 8:43:51 AM PST by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: nmh

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


42 posted on 12/05/2007 8:44:43 AM PST by MichiganCheese (Vote for the liar, they promise you more of other people's stuff.)
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To: grundle

It’s reprehensible and wrong no matter what color your skin! Wrongdoing comes from the heart - not skin pigment.


43 posted on 12/05/2007 8:45:03 AM PST by LucyJo
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To: grundle

http://www.wbaltv.com/news/14778253/detail.html

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.

(snip)


44 posted on 12/05/2007 8:45:48 AM PST by maggief
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To: grundle; EarthBound

You know the drill.


45 posted on 12/05/2007 8:55:24 AM PST by MacDorcha (We have been at war with this mindset since before the Socratic method was borne.)
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To: MichiganCheese

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


Silly me!

I forgot ;)


46 posted on 12/05/2007 8:56:28 AM PST by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God) .)
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To: grundle

This is obviously a self-hate crime!


47 posted on 12/05/2007 8:57:12 AM PST by 50sDad (Liberals: Never Happy, Never Grateful, Never Right.)
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To: B-Chan

48 posted on 12/05/2007 8:58:12 AM PST by highnoon (Stop global whining)
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To: do the dhue

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


49 posted on 12/05/2007 8:59:19 AM PST by molette67
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To: grundle
Meh.
50 posted on 12/05/2007 9:05:04 AM PST by retr0 (He who argues with a fool is an even greater fool.)
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