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ACLU Steps Up For NH Firefighter

A New Hampshire firefighter who was fired in 2015 over a Facebook discussion, just got some good news: the American Civil Liberties Union is taking up his cause. Alex Morin was terminated from the Farmington Fire Department days after he and another firefighter questioned the appropriateness of citizens posting incident related comments on Facebook.

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Michigan Firefighter is the Latest Cybercasualty

A Michigan firefighter has been terminated over racially charged comments he posted on Facebook. Ryan Hudson, 40, of the Belding Fire Department, was fired yesterday for comments he posted in reply to a post that supported San Francisco 49ers’ quarterback ...

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Houston Firefighters Accused of Using Facebook To Sell Shift Trades

Eyewitness News in Houston is investigating firefighters for selling shift-trades on a Facebook page aptly named HFD Extra Shifts. KTRK broke the story, interviewing firefighters and elected officials, and referencing a similar shift-swapping scandal in Cleveland in 2014 that resulted in criminal charges against 13 firefighters.

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Texas Fire Captain Suspended Over Facebook Posts

A fire captain in Austin, Texas has been suspended for 30 days without pay for posting political comments on Facebook. Captain Gregory Zenkner agreed to the terms of the discipline rather than face an indefinite suspension (a Texas term for termination) or a demotion.

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Another Firefighter Disciplined Over Anti BLM Posts

Another firefighter has been caught up in sharing anti-Black Lives Matters posts, this time a battalion chief in Omaha, Nebraska. BC Joe Salcedo is now on paid administrative leave over posts he shared on Facebook that criticized the Black Lives Matter movement and President Obama.

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South Carolina Captain Fired Over BLM Posts

A Columbia, South Carolina fire captain has been terminated over two Facebook posts criticizing Black Lives Matter protesters who closed down I-126 Sunday evening. Captain James Morris was terminated today for “conduct unbecoming”.

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Facebook Claims Another Victim

A Michigan chief is fighting to get his job back after an online argument on Facebook led to an investigation and his termination. Assistant Chief Michael Head of the Harper Woods Fire Department was fired following revelation of the comments ...

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Philly Medic Facing Discipline for Texting while Driving

A Philadelphia Fire Department medic is facing discipline following the posting of a video on Facebook showing him texting while driving an ambulance to the hospital. The video was posted by Ebony Clarke, the mother of a patient, Jeron, who was being transported to the hospital for a head injury.

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Dallas Firefighter is the Latest Facebook Cyber-Casualty

A Dallas firefighter is under investigation following complaints about a Facebook post he made last Sunday. According to news reports, firefighter Chad Tyson was responding to a posting about the stabbing of two San Diego firefighters by a black man who is now on trial when he posted: "Sadly, I will delay treatment for more of them as well."

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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.”

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Racist Post or Rush To Judgment, Political Correctness Edition

Earlier this week we covered the story of the Texas firefighter who reportedly posted a racist comment on the web site of a South Carolina newspaper following the murder of nine African Americans at the hands of a white supremacist. Now comes word that the comment was not made in support of the murderer but rather in reference to someone who donated a large sum of money to the victims' families.

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