Facebook Again – This Time It’s Cleveland

A Facebook post that prompted over 60,000 responses including comments from Hillary Clinton and other elected officials, prompted a post from Cleveland firefighter that is now the center of an investigation.

On July 3, Humans of New York posted a photo of a weeping child  saying, “I’m homosexual and I’m afraid about what my future will be and that people won’t like me.”

Guy Estergall, a 26-year veteran with the Cleveland Fire Department posted “This kid needs psychiatric help, he’s delusional. We need to find a cure for his kind!”

Responding to another comment, Estergall allegedly posted “You’re mentally ill Andrew, just like this kid and the rest of the immoral homosexuals and their supporters” and “The overwhelming majority of pedophiles are homosexuals. You need to get the professional psychiatric help you need to become normal.”

The Cleveland Fire Department is now investigating.

About Curt Varone

Curt Varone has over 40 years of fire service experience and 30 as a practicing attorney licensed in both Rhode Island and Maine. His background includes 29 years as a career firefighter in Providence (retiring as a Deputy Assistant Chief), as well as volunteer and paid on call experience. He is the author of two books: Legal Considerations for Fire and Emergency Services, (2006, 2nd ed. 2011, 3rd ed. 2014) and Fire Officer's Legal Handbook (2007), and is a contributing editor for Firehouse Magazine writing the Fire Law column.
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