A Columbia Fire Department captain is out of a job after taking to Facebook and threatening to run over Black Lives Matter activists who were protesting raising the Confederate flag at the state house by a secessionist group, reports the Charlotte Observer.
Capt. Jimmy Morris, a 16-year veteran of the fire department, was dismissed after his superiors were alerted about two Facebook posts he wrote Sunday night.
As reports came in that protesters had blocked the I-126 freeway late Sunday afternoon, Morris wrote: “Idiots shutting down I-126. Better not be there when I get off work or there is gonna be some run over dumb asses.”
One hour later he updated his Facebook page with, “Public Service Announcement: If you attempt to shut down an interstate, highway, etc on my way home, you best hope I’m not one of the first vehicles in line because your ass WILL get run over! Period! That is all….”
Jenkins also noted that Morris, who is white, works out of a firehouse that serves a predominately minority neighborhood and that the post by the fireman prompted threatening calls to the station house.
“We are honored and proud to live and participate in the communities we serve,” said Jenkins. “Unfortunately, a member of the Columbia Fire Department has discredited the reputation of the men and women who serve this Department.”
I suppose we should be grateful that these assholes are sidelining themselves.
Full story here.
Meanwhile, on the other side of Carolina, some officers claimed to have been served chicken wings with sauce so hot it was inedible, and were subjected to rude comments by employees. Naturally, people are talking:
“Hey Zaxby’s, You let crap like this happen in your restaurants???” posted Facebook user Kim Gordon. “The manager and staff should be fired! #AllLivesMatter #Youshouldbeashamed”
“I hope the thug fools who were working last night and treated these law enforcement officers with such disrespect gets FIRED!” posted Facebook user Linda Susan Dellinger. “I will Not ever go near zaxbys after this.”
“Fire their disrespectful black asses IMMEDIATELY,” posted Facebook user Randy Webb.
Full story here.