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You may recall the 2013 stories about the son of then FDNY Commissioner Sal Cassano who resigned his job with FDNY EMS over racist and anti-Semitic tweets. Those stories were reported by New York Post reporter Susan Edelman. Edelman’s latest story for the Post reveals that despite this ugly past, FDNY is scheduled to swear in Joseph Cassano as a firefighter on December 11.
In 2015, Joseph Cassano was rehired by FDNY EMS, but Edelman reports he didn’t stay out of trouble:
Even after getting a second chance, Cassano didn’t stay out of trouble. He and partner Michael Gala, the son of the FDNY’s then-personnel chief, were briefly restricted from duty after leaving an injured black child at a scene with his parents and instead transported an injured adult to the hospital before another ambulance arrived.
“MLK could go kick rocks for all I care, but thanks for the time and a half today,” Cassano remarked on his social-media account regarding the Martin Luther King holiday.
He referred to blacks by the derogatory term “shwoogs,” and tweeted, “I like jews about as much as hitler.”
He also wrote: “Getting sick of picking up all these Obama lovers and taking them to the hospital because their medicare pays for an ambulance and not a cab.”
During an exclusive interview with The News in 2015, Cassano said he had seen the error of his “very ignorant and very immature” ways.
“I’ve apologized for those comments and I am still apologizing for them today,” he said.
Calls to both Cassano and his father, who he lives with, were not immediately returned Saturday.