DC Firefighter Explains Facebook Rant Over Baton Rouge Shooting

The DC firefighter at the center of an investigation into an anti-cop Facebook rant had a chance to explain himself to reporters. Tuesday, DC Firefighter Norman Brooks posted some harsh comments toward Baton Rouge police who shot and killed a black man, Alton Sterling.

Brooks watched a video of the shooting, and posted this on Facebook:

“Bottom Line:

“These racist [expletive] cops who are murder our people need to start turning up the same way… they shouldn’t feel safe walking the streets and neither should their supporters. Protesting is a lost cause and it makes us all look like a bunch a [derogatory term]. These evil [expletives] don’t have any compassion. They are gonna let them PIGS go free and probably start a gofundme and make em millionaires…….

“Its time to stop praying, stop protesting, start buying guns, and start protecting ourselves from these crooked [expletive] racist cops. If you are a cop and are not in support of these people then its about time to start turning these type a [expletives] in or at least givin out some addresses so we the people can handle em.

“End of rant (Please share)”

In another post, Brooks said:

“The answer is ‘yes’…Im saying the citizens should take the law in their own hands and target racist cops. Those pigs in baton Rouge deserve nothing short of a bullet in their heads. See how their families feel after that”

Brooks agreed to speak with FOX 5’s Tisha Lewis:

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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