Firefighter's FB Posts Promote Executing Police, Terrorizing Officers' Families

Baltimore City Fire Department firefighter Jamal Brown is under investigation for his comment on social media.

Baltimore, MD – A 20-year veteran of the Baltimore City Fire Department has become the subject of an internal investigation, after he made a comment on social media supporting the execution of police officers and encouraging attacks on police families.

Baltimore City Firefighter Jamal Brown said his comment was taken out of context, WJZ reported.

The now-viral Facebook post featured a photo of a police officer standing in front of his patrol car with his hands at his sides, facing an assailant who was holding a gun inches from the officer’s face.

Behind the officer stood a second attacker, who pointing his gun to the back of the officer’s skull.

“Does it Have to come to this to make Them Stop Murdering and Terrorizing Us?” the image read.

The veteran firefighter chimed in that he agreed with the post, then suggested that the families of law enforcement officers should also be attacked.

“Yes. We will also have to brutalize there family, people and love ones the same way they do ours,” Brown wrote.

Many social media users blasted Brown for his comment – especially considering the fact that he is a public servant who has worked alongside police officers for the past two decades.

Screenshots of the post went viral, drawing the attention of fire department officials who have since opened an investigation into the incident, the firefighter’ union president confirmed, according to WJZ.

Brown claimed that his comment has been blown out of proportion.

“My intent, it wasn’t malicious at all. It was just, I replied to a post and it was taken completely out of character,” Brown told WJZ in an interview.

“I apologize for offending anyone that was offended,” he added.

Brown did not say what he intended to accomplish by posting the comment, and did not offer an explanation regarding how he believed his words were misconstrued.

Social media users also criticized Brown for a Nov. 6 post where he appeared to support erroneous claims that only police kill black people.

“We work hand-in-hand with the Baltimore City police department,” he told WJZ. “We are co-workers. We may work in different departments, but we are co-workers.”

Baltimore City Fire Department spokesperson Blair Skinner said that Brown’s comment is not indicative of the beliefs of the department or its members.

“Our men and women of the Baltimore City Fire Department and the Baltimore City Police Department, we are all brothers and sisters in blue and we are public servants here to serve the city of Baltimore,” Baltimore City Fire Department spokesperson Blair Skinner told WJZ.

Brown remains employed pending the outcome of the investigation.

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cspcapt
cspcapt

and this is why the two do not get along-fire his ass

DulceAmor
DulceAmor

True....YOU CAN'T FIX STUPID! HE IS SORRY FOR OFFENDING ANYONE??? DUDE, THAT IS NOT THE DEFINITION OF OFFENDING ANYONE! YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT ATTACKING AND HARMING ANOTHER HUMAN BEING AND THEIR FAMILIES! YOU CANNOT BE TRUSTED AND YOU SHOULD NOT BE A PUBLIC SERVANT AT ALL. Another low life idiot might take your words and do just that what you suggested to do then you should be accountable. What I saw on that post is not just about a police officer IT IS A WHITE PERSON POLICE OFFICER AND TWO BLACK PERSONS. IT SAD WE ARE WAY FAR IN THE MILLENNIAL NEW GENERATIONS. BUT MANY PEOPLE STILL PROMOTING HATES INSTEAD OF BEING THANKFUL FOR THOSE TRUE HEROES THAT MAKES THE CHANGES OF THIS COUNTRY HISTORY. STOP THE HATE, IT IS 2019 IN A FEW WEEKS AS YOU CAN SEE NO MATTER HOW MUCH HATRED YOU HAVE BLACK SKIN PEOPLE STILL AROUND, WHITE SKIN PEOPLE, US FREAKING BROWN ASIANS PEOPLE FROM ASIA STILL AROUND AND SPANISH OR MEXICAN PEOPLE STILL AROUND. WTF? WTH? Are we killing each other for here in America? You are a citizen in this country then you are an American and we should be proud being here compare to many other countries that do not have the freedom and opportunities like what we have here. My apology things like this is saddened me. You cannot change the past but the past can never be forgotten. Violence it is not the answer and many of those people sacrifices and work so hard to make a change in this country to make it better for everybody, promoting violence it is not the way you represent them or to pay them back.

Det_John_Kimble
Det_John_Kimble

I'm guessing this guy was a 20 year coward fireman than never showed up to any big fires. Most cops, firemen and EMTs get along quite well, considering they're at the scenes of lots of the same emergencies. But if you're a hater you're gonna hate I guess. If he responds to calls he also sees first hand what happens. If everything is fair he should be instantly fired, as would people of any other race.

Bilger11
Bilger11

How can anyone take his comment out of context? Was pretty clear to me.

turnergal5$
turnergal5$

Sick and tired of blacks always claiming this “fact” even though we all know it is a FALSEHOOD. When will they finally admit that it is a lie and has been perpetuated by Obama during his time in office? Dude’s been gone 2 years and the division and hatred he flames the fire to is still going strong. Ready for it to end!

tdrrfr
tdrrfr

He should lose his job.

Hungrydog
Hungrydog

Baltimore? No way. BTW he spelled "their" wrong.

61mouse
61mouse

This is the reason I hate unions . If there wasn't a union he'd be gone.

Sgt Rock
Sgt Rock

On the image with the cop you see how tactically efficient the blacks are at shooting since they both stand in line with each other's fire. Shooting one another is what they are most skillful at.

ERNurse823
ERNurse823

This is absolutely sickening, there is no way to justify the comments Jamal Brown made, he should be terminated. I work in Baltimore, I agree if he wasn't Union any other employer would have terminated him. Shame on Baltimore City FD, for not taking care of this swiftly!

Retfire
Retfire

I am a retired fire fighter of 30 years and I can't count on both hands the number of times our brothers in blue have bailed us out of bad situations! For a brother firefighter to post something like that is sickening. He should be fired!

JHarveyComedy
JHarveyComedy

POS

LEO0301
LEO0301

Notice how neither @Burgers Allday or @Hi_estComnDenomn commented on this story? That's because they feel the same way as this fireman does.

America1st
America1st

Really? Your name is “let God Sort it out” and you just said that? I think you need to change your name or check your moral compass.

DJW9713
DJW9713

Sorry but way too out of line. There are enough problems in Baltimore and you and your attitude are a cancer on the community. You should be fired. Your message is not misunderstood. Baltimore should fire you and defend it in court. You're going to lose.

Wrthawg
Wrthawg

He is part of the problem. Instead of being a positive role model for minority youths he promotes this crap. I'm a retired cop and every year we much take a course on Juvenile Minority Sensitivity Training because of slime like this. Maybe if he did more to promote respect the police instead of kill us and our families he would be worth something. I can only hope everything he has hoped on Police comes back on him..

RetiredCaptCar8
RetiredCaptCar8

GUILTY should be the only finding in this "investigation" and FIRED should be the only action. He's a pure disgrace to his profession, the city of Baltimore, and all of the first responders who work alongside of him every time he's on shift.

THEDUKE
THEDUKE

CALL AND COMPLAIN ABOUT JAMAL BROWN---- Niles Ford, Fire Chief -City of Baltimore Niles.Ford@baltimorecity.gov Phone (410) 396-3083 JAMAL NEEDS TO GO.

RNnLEOwife
RNnLEOwife

Dear Chief Ford,

As the wife of a man who has served the public for over 20 years, as police officer AND firefighter/EMT, my children and I are members of the population placed in the crosshairs by Jamal Brown. It does not surprise me to hear such threatening language from our racially charged youth, who lack maturity, context and an understanding of history and who grew up listening to the highly divisive statements made by a "community leader", elected to president. It does surprise me when someone whose job it is to not only provide a life-saving service, but also works closely with other First Responders feels emboldened and entitled to regurgitate lies and express such a lack of respect for regard for law enforcement officers and their families. I have to believe the only way he can maintain professional and cohesive relationships with the police officers in your community, would be for none of them to be aware of his disgusting comments. In other words, if any of the law enforcement officers in your community have read his posts, this will likely undermine their relationship with Fire Services. Lack of respect for or trust in each other is not a safe situation for either the police or fire departments, much less the public-at-large.

It is my sincere hope that you will not allow this man to continue to spew his vitriol and ridiculously claim he's just misunderstood. As a registered nurse, I can tell you that if I expressed this same opinion verbally, much less written all over social media... I would be seeking alternative employment and possibly needing to change careers. I believe that is the most appropriate course of action in the case of Jamal Brown.

RNnLEOwife
RNnLEOwife

Done!

xcop985
xcop985

Was the asshole fired yet?