An Instagram photo posted by a Philadelphia Fire Department paramedic has created a firestorm of controversy.
Marcell Salters posted a photo depicting two black men pointing handguns at the head of a white police officer with the caption “Our real enemy. Need 2 stop pointing guns at each other and at the ones that’s legally killing innocents.” The photo is taken from rapper Maino’s video “Hands Up.”
The post has police and city officials up in arms and an investigation is underway. Salters posted an apology of sorts on his Facebook page: “That post was out of anger of what is going on around the world (Mike Brown, Eric Garner & etc.) & past experiences that I’ve had with police. My intention was not to slander or hurt anyone or my brothers in blue. Again I am sorry.”
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