Outrage Over Philly Paramedic’s Anti-Cop Social Media Posts
The above photo was posted to Instagram by Philadelphia paramedic Marcell Salters, along with the message, “Our real enemy … Need 2 stop pointing guns at each other and at the ones that’s legally killing us and innocents.” In another post, he wrote he “never did or will like police.” Geeze, generally when you don’t like coworkers you just grumble behind their back.
Obviously, these are posts that might get you in trouble any any job, let alone one where you work firsthand with police officers. “The fire commissioner believes this photo crossed the line,” CBS 3 reports. Obviously he does! Fire Commissioner Derrick Sawyer said he “thought it was disgusting.”
Mayor Nutter called it “reprehensible.” FOP head John McNesby actually sounded more reserved than usual, calling it “despicable.” “You don’t want to see anybody lose their jobs especially around the holidays,” McNesby added, “but if the charge of stupidity was in their handbook he’d probably get a life sentence.”
The image he posted on Instagram is from “Hands Up,” by Uncle Murda & Maino, and was released as a Michael Brown and Eric Garner tribute. Salters apologized on his Facebook page.
Salters is now under investigation.