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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MSK
MSK

As a retired deputy fire chief I am totally and completely embarrassed by this POS comments. He should be ashamed to refer to himself as a firefighter and I truly hope Baltimore does the right thing and fires him for his outrageous and reprehensible comments. Firefighters work hand and hand with police offficers on a daily basis. They assist us at incidents and protect us by watching our backs when we are providing EMS in the street. More than once a police officer protected my butt in a volatile situation.

walkintall
walkintall

Exactly how long does the city of Baltimore expect this "investigation" to last? 8 minutes? 9?

Stanracer
Stanracer

This racist, police hating bastard should be fired forthwith. Obviously this idiot buys in to all the media lies that have started this war on the police. How stupid can someone be??Sad, sad, sad!!👎👎👎👎

Shooter218
Shooter218

Let me just say this about that. If I had posted this kind of shite and thats just what it is, referencing anyone at all the investigation would be done in ten minutes and I would be tossed out the window of IAD. This piece of shite should be terminated immediately, but we all know thats not going to happen.

Misallen
Misallen

He should be fired. No question. Completely out of line.

Hwninblu
Hwninblu

That’s a big wedge between BFD and BPD. I wouldn’t want to work with him on a MVC on a highway. I gotta watch my back as I watch theirs

Trump 2020
Trump 2020

Fire the ghetto thug

SICKOFITALL
SICKOFITALL

BLACK ON BLACK CRIME IS WHAT MUST BE ADDRESSED. A BLACK THAT HAS A GUN IN THEIR HAND AND DOES NOT STOP WHEN ORDERED BY POLICE WILL BE SHOT JUST LIKE A WHITE MAN DOING THE SAME THING. IF YOU WANT TO SAVE YOUNG BLACK MEN THEN TEACH THEM OTHER WAYS TO HANDLE DISPUTES AMONG THEMSELVES INSTEAD OF PULLING A GUN OR KNIFE TO SETTLE THE PROBLEM .

Shastabeau
Shastabeau

Don't want bad interactions with police, US Marshals, FBI, Texas Rangers, Border Patrol? Don't put yourself in that situation! Don't drive around with traffic violations, carry drugs, guns, run from stops. Pretty damned simple! And for this a$$hole to call for killing families and rap songs and videos glorifying it? What else can you do to make sh#t any worse?

Trydar9900
Trydar9900

Mr Brown should never be employed as a public servant, ever. He is racist, plain and simple. A racist with violent tendencies working along side police officers who are supposed to be able to trust him.

Enough already
Enough already

Anyone taking bets on whether or not fireman Brown gets fired? I'm betting he doesn't. I hope I lose the bet.

Nbsmith28
Nbsmith28

He should be terminated immediately.. totally disgraceful and disrespectful to his position he holds.. someone needs to follow this story and the action taken by the city..

BRT
BRT

I'm not sure how anyone can misconstrue his comment. It's pretty clear what he meant and why he's not suspended why the so called investigation takes place is a mystery. I can guarantee with certainty if a white man made this type of comment, he would have road rash from being tossed to the pavement

LEO0301
LEO0301

I'm sure we all know how this investigation will progress.

Just-My-Thoughts
Just-My-Thoughts

If a white cop said/posted these things, there would be riots, property damage and the demand they are fired. Let's reciprocate and demand the same of him. He's tap dancing around it because he might loose a pension if fired. Maybe he should run ahead of that and quit. Good answer !!!!!!

CRETE GARY
CRETE GARY

Mr.Brown.You Sir are a nasty dangerous RACIST.You are a complete disgrace to the law abiding hard working members of your race.There is NO way your words could be taken out of context .It was plain as day what your meaning was.Talking like this to friends is one thing but to post it on social media for millions to read is another.I hope your co-workers read it and lose the trust in you.If I was a co-worker I sure would not like to have the safety of my life in your hands.Your a public servant? NO. a public threat.May the good Lord watch over your co-workers and anyone you come in contact with.

thugjager
thugjager

this is hate speech.....

Just Jim
Just Jim

Baltimore has got to be about the most racist city in America... Where it seems a Black person can do NO WRONG and a White person Can do ABSOLUTELY NOTHING RIGHT.....This is a city whose Black population is in the majority, with a predominantly Black Police Dept, probably a predominantly Black Fire Dept and predominantly Black Political Leaders, so if it is indeed a Racist place, it is easy of any one with a brain can see who the real Racists are....You could not get me to live in Baltimore for any amount of money.....

SnowinTexas
SnowinTexas

I am truly disappointed. I am a firefighter and we work alongside law enforcement at almost every scene we're dispatched to. I know some firefighters who don't necessarily agree with some of the policies and procedures that law enforcement personnel have to adhere to but, to a man and woman, we all stand beside our brothers and sisters in blue. This person (Brown) who happens to be a firefighter needs to reconsider his profession because he seems to be confused as to what we (firefighters) are in this business for... (incidentally, I volunteer. I am not a paid firefighter) wonder if Brown would volunteer???... He needs him some serious Jesus in his life. may God bless him.

THEDUKE
THEDUKE

“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"

BTL ( Black thug language)= “I apologize for offending anyone that was offended,” " My words were misconstrued"

and now in English=" I apologize for being stupid enough to post this on FB where others can see and I might be discovered . I have finally sobered up from drinking too much Schlitz Malt Liquor and I now realize I could lose my job and pension over this . Please just look the other way so I don't have to take any personal responsibility for my own asinine racist actions. I'm just a typical big mouth black so I hope y'all will understand its all due to slavery so you owe me .My own stupidity is not my fault it is due to white privilege.

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.

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Kevmichele02
Kevmichele02

This is absolutely disgusting.. there is no way your words were misconstrued.. that's just a bullshit excuse bc you dont want to lose your job. There is a special place for people that openly support hurting law enforcement and/or their families. ABSOLUTELY DISGUSTING

davidebrwn
davidebrwn

93% Of Black men Murdered are murdered by another black man.

Pinkboots70
Pinkboots70

Fire his ass

Wellsy
Wellsy

Fire him now

Bluesupporter21
Bluesupporter21

Sorry, apology not accepted. Only sorry, because you were outed. Time for a new career pal, not worthy to wear the uniform.