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.
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.
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)
Well, rumor has it that you were sniggering while you were writing your post, so I am reporting you to Al Sharpton!
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:-(
Rule #1: “People of color” cannot be racist.
Why the smart money is on Duncan Hunter