A Cleveland EMS captain named Jamie Marquardt, has been fired after writing a disgusting, and highly inappropriate Facebook post regarding 12-year-old Tamir Rice who has shot and killed by a Cleveland police office in November of 2014. The office involved in the shooting was not charged. Rice’s death remains a controversial topic in the country, and last week the Cleveland city EMS was fired for a Facebook post saying he wish he’d killed “the little criminal” Tamir Rice himself.
The post read:
“Tamir Rice should have been shot and I am glad he is dead, I wish I was in the park that day as he terrorized innocent patrons by pointing a gun at them. I am upset I did not get the chance to kill the little criminal (expletive).”
After the Facebook post made headlines, a spokesperson for the city of Cleveland, said the post was “egregious” and the posts are not acceptable and “do not represent the views or standards of the City of Cleveland administration, Department of Public Safety or Division of Emergency Medical Services.”
Marquardt is professing his innocence. He used the oldest excuse in the social media book: he was hacked.
Marquardt claims that someone “picked up” his phone and made the obscene post.
“I did not do it. I presented evidence to the city of Cleveland that I did not do it. They fired me simply because it was on the news.”
To quote Jay Z, sir: “We don’t believe you, you need more people.”
Source: New York Daily News