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Tennessee firefighter resigns after Facebook post controversy

Murfreesboro firefighter out within three days of his Facebook post

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The controversial Facebook post happened Tuesday night and made news in Murfreesboro, Tennessee on Wednesday. Murfreesboro Fire Rescue immediately placed Engineer Joe Pennington — a 17-year veteran of the department — on paid administrative leave. That didn’t last long, because by Friday the department confirmed Pennington resigned, the latest victim of SMACSS (Social Media Assisted Career Suicide Syndrome).

Jordan Whittington, WZTV-TV:

In the now-deleted post, Pennington wrote “We lowered the flags for a few Asian prostitutes who was shot by a white man.

He goes on to say ”If a white American kills anyone of another color it’s racist but the (explicative) Muslim who killed a police officer and 9 others ‘we must ban guns’”.

Pennington goes on to call President Joe Biden a racist and says “I have to teach my son everyone is racist and against us.”

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