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”, according to Columbia Fire Chief Aubrey Jenkins. Captain Morris reportedly posted the following:
- “Idiots shutting down I-126. Better not be there when I get off work or there is going to be some run over dumb asses.”
- “Public Service Announcement: If you attempt to shut down an interstate, highway, etc on my way home, you best home I’m not one of the first vehicles in line because your ass WILL get run over! Period! That is all…”
Chief Jenkins released a statement regarding the termination saying: “This decision was made to ensure our communities that the Columbia Fire Department will not condone or tolerate this type of unprofessional behavior by an employee.”