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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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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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To: highnoon
My version looks a little different:
51 posted on 12/05/2007 9:05:26 AM PST by B-Chan (Catholic. Monarchist. Texan. Any questions?)
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To: VR-21

The salary structure in professional sports has really changed. Don Maynard, a future Hall of Famer, was forced to work in the off-season, teaching World History to a future Freeper. I don’t think Randy Moss or Terrell Owens is teaching in the off-season.


52 posted on 12/05/2007 9:10:54 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (Abortion is to family planning what bankruptcy is to financial planning.)
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To: Vision

Baltimorons......


53 posted on 12/05/2007 9:11:09 AM PST by Red Badger ( We don't have science, but we do have consensus.......)
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To: In God I trust
*** I’m 41 and he started talking about a civil war in the 70’s. ***

I'm 'a bit' older, 59 :-) and the 70's were 'tense' times in Chicago. The MLK riots were fresh memories, white flight was still going on plus the 'Black Power' race hustlers were instigating trouble every chance they got. But IMO today it's more troubling because of the illegals.

Blacks are getting screwed over now by them too. Those 'jobs Americans won't do' were done by Blacks (fry cook, bus boy, drywall, ditch digger, roofer, laborer, etc), so now they have almost squat. So I don't think it's too smart for the illegals and their enablers to push too hard. They're getting everyone ticked

One day there'll be one straw too many put on the camel's back. When it breaks it ain't gonna be pretty. More of that Mexican Flag bs and 'demanding rights' marches could do it.

Note To Leftist LURKERS & the Perpetually Offended -- I'm not advocating violence, so get a life and move on)

54 posted on 12/05/2007 9:11:12 AM PST by Condor51 (Rudy has more baggage than Samsonite. But that's okay, the NYPD carries it. /s)
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To: agere_contra
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.

Yeah?

Well, rumor has it that you were sniggering while you were writing your post, so I am reporting you to Al Sharpton!

So there!

55 posted on 12/05/2007 9:18:59 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: grundle
Without constant racial tensions in this country, the race whores would be out of business.

No doubt in my mind that whites get blamed for many things which they had nothing to do with!

Shame on me for being so cynical:-(

56 posted on 12/05/2007 9:39:18 AM PST by moondoggie
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To: grundle

Rule #1: “People of color” cannot be racist.


57 posted on 12/05/2007 9:47:50 AM PST by Sig Sauer P220
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To: In God I trust
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.

Dang, they have experience shooting at real people. We just practice shooting at targets. Advantage them.
58 posted on 12/05/2007 9:53:47 AM PST by Sig Sauer P220
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To: Red Badger

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/chi-ravens05dec05,1,2473082.story


59 posted on 12/05/2007 9:56:34 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: grundle

bmflr

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Why the smart money is on Duncan Hunter
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1926032/posts


60 posted on 12/05/2007 12:29:20 PM PST by Kevmo (We should withdraw from Iraq via Tehran. And Duncan Hunter is just the man to get that job done.)
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