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Sunday, December 2, 2007

If You Can't Find Racism, Make It Up

Baltimore Firehouse Noose Incident Was A Hoax
A firefighter who reportedly found a rope and a threatening note with a drawing of a noose in a Baltimore station house last month admitted to placing the items there himself, it was reported.

The Baltimore Sun reported Sunday that Donald Maynard, a firefighter and paramedic in-training, who is African American, confessed to police.

In a written statement Fire Chief William J. Goodwin Jr. said Maynard wanted to create a "perception that members within our department were acting in a discriminatory and unprofessional manner," the Sun reported.

The noose incident sparked outrage two weeks ago and launched a federal hate crime probe.
A disturbingly common incident these days...

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