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SMACSS hits in Houston: Firefighter Facebook post says drowning victim is a ‘drunk Mexican’

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Here’s the latest case of Social Media Assisted Career Suicide Syndrome or SMACSS.

Jessica Willey,KTRK-TV:

The Houston Fire Department has launched an investigation into offensive comments a firefighter allegedly posted on his personal Facebook page while he was searching for a drowning victim.

The post on Kerry Williams’ page called the victim, Victor Gonzalez, a “drunk Mexican” and when HFD’s search was over the post read, “We are done with our search no body recover (sic) and no ‘drunk Mexican.'”

HFD responded first to the call at Lake Houston Friday night followed by HPD’s Marine Unit. The body of Gonzalez, 47, was recovered Saturday afternoon. His daughter is furious about the post and is demanding Williams’ termination. 

“How dare you sit there and talk about my father like that?” questioned Gracie Gonzalez.

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