TX Firefighter Praises Charleston Shooter, Gets ‘Fired’

A volunteer firefighter from Mabank, Texas has been removed from that position after he posted a comment on a South Carolina newspaper’s Facebook page saying that Dylann Roof, the white supremacist who murdered nine black people at a church in Charleston, “needs to be praised” for what he did.

Social media is far-reaching, and what gets posted there can often return to haunt those who say things that are considered objectionable. An East Texas firefighter is now experiencing this after being fired for his alleged post on Facebook.

Mabank volunteer firefighter Kurtis Cook reportedly posted on a South Carolina newspaper’s Facebook page that the confessed Charleston church shooter, Dylann Roof, “needs to be praised for the good deed he has done.”…

His post was shared across social media, calling for people to call the Mabank Fire Department asking to have the volunteer removed from the department. Mabank Fire Department leaders said, on social media, that they were investigating the allegations on Friday morning.

After a brief investigation, the fire department announced that he had been relieved of his duties and forbidden from entering the department’s buildings for any reason. But don’t worry, we live in a post-racial world now that we’ve elected a black president.

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  • footface

    Another victim of those far-left witch hunts?

  • Reginald Selkirk

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  • Big Boppa

    Erm…so he doesn’t get to play fireman on a voluntary basis.

    That’ll learn ‘im.

  • http://festeringscabofrealityblogspot.com fifthdentist

    Well, maybe this will leave free up his schedule to volunteer more of his time with his Klan buddies. It should have happened a long time ago, anyway. He was probably spreading himself too thin. And it was always embarrassing when he showed up at fires dressed up in a sheet and hood instead of his fire turnout gear, and vice versa.

  • moarscienceplz

    Was he ‘fired’ for the racism, or for demonstrating gross stupidity by posting his racism for the world to see?

  • sigurd jorsalfar

    And I’m sure he doesn’t own any guns and everything will be fine.

  • http://mostlyrational.net tacitus

    Erm…so he doesn’t get to play fireman on a voluntary basis.

    That’s just as important. Volunteer firefighters perform all the duties of professional firefighter in many parts of the nation, and you don’t want to place the lives and safety of black people in the hands of racist assholes like him in an emergency.

  • http://onhandcomments.blogspot.com/ left0ver1under

    Ah, Texas, the state that produced Buck Burnette, who also willingly expressed his stupidity.

    And like Burnette, you can be sure someone will see him as a good christian and victim of persecution, in need of others’ help (re: fundy Abilene Christian University was more than happy to take in Burnette).