Repost KSDK: St. Louis city fireman under fire for using racial slur in Facebook A St. Louis city firefighter is under investigation for writing a racial slur on social media. "If you feel it keep it to yourself, but once you say it... once you act out on it there will be consequences," said Rev. Darryl Gray, the community liaison for the Ethical Society of Police.
Fireman Dennis Beckman reportedly wrote this under a St. Louis TV station's Facebook post.
Here's part of it: "Sounds like something an n-word would say… not a respectable black man. I work with plenty of black men that I trust with my life., on a daily basis, and I doubt that this would come out of their mouths." Beckman was referring to an article about CNN anchor Don Lemon, who called white men the biggest terror threat in the US. "I think the use of the word n**** is enough… regardless of what he said after that." The St. Louis Fire Department first learned about the post last week. The chief launched an investigation, and a spokesperson said they began "disciplinary proceedings." When asked if the department had decided on a punishment, or if Beckman is currently on leave, the spokesperson said it would be handled internally. "He's a firefighter, so it's unacceptable," said Gray.
The Ethical Society of Police is the group that brought Beckman's comments to light. "And when they reveal themselves… then we will call it out and we will challenge it." He said after multiple calls to the city's public safety director the group was told Beckman was reprimanded and placed on some sort of leave.
The department's spokesperson said he cannot confirm or deny that information.
5 On Your Side wanted to share Beckman's side of the story with you. But he said the fire department told him he could not make any public comment.
The city of St. Louis has a social media policy in place for its employees. Among other things, it says they should not post content that disparages a person's race.
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Yesterday's general meeting we missed alot of our usual members, but we were super stoked to see some new faces. We discussed topics such as #cornerstorecaroline , Luke Joyner's "I'm not racist" and many other stimulating topics! Next General Meeting will be November 15th ! ✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿
Lord, protect this woman from black people who park close to sidewalks. I realize the danger this can cause and I commend this young woman for “seeing something and saying something.” Help us follow her example and use 911 for all of our petty racial grievances. #prayerpause
Lord, this messy woman decided to relieve some stress and write a lovely note to the nig*ers next door politely asking them to move and letting them know neither they, nor their nig*er kid is welcome in her white neighborhood. I’m sorry Deborah, didn’t realize I had set my news feed to stories from 1959. I hope this not relieves your stress, I wouldn’t want your heart palpitations causing you any more stress. #prayerpause
Tag a friend in NYC! — The weaponization of state and local agencies as a tool of race based harassment must stop. The NYC Commission on Human Rights is hosting a story sharing event to uplift the narratives of the communities impacted. We invite you to come out, share and listen! DM me if you have questions! #cornerstorecaroline#harassment#humanrights
📣March against White Supremacy & Gentrification in Brooklyn- SATURDAY Nov. 3rd, 12pm #RacistsGTFOuttaBK#cornerstorecaroline#Flatbush#Brooklyn#NYC#calltoaction
Due to the recent rash of racist and Anti-Black incidents in Flatbush, Brooklyn several community organizations are calling for an emergency March against White Supremacy and Gentrification on Saturday, November 3rd at 12:00 pm. Location : Prospect Park B/Q MTA Station - Lincoln Road in Flatbush
Endorsers as of October 28th :
* Bay Ridge for Social Justice * Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI)
* Bronxites for NYPD Accountability
* The Brooklyn Anti-Gentrification Network
* BYP-100 The New York City Chapter * Equality for Flatbush * Flowers Lovers Against Corruption (FLACC)
* The Law Office of Moira Meltzer
* Mi Casa No Es Su Casa: Illumination Against Gentrification
* Movement to Protect the People (MTOPP)
* Nodutdol for Korean Community Development
* Peoples Power Assemblies * Shut It Down - NYC
* Take Back The Bronx
* Third Root Health Center
To Endorse Contact : B4G@equalityforflatbush.org / 646 820-6039
Thursday! NYC Human Rights brings our education, outreach, and community-building resources to the #Flatbush#Brooklyn community in response to the #CornerstoreCaroline incident that took place in the Sahara Deli on October 11.
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