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EMS Lt. spews racist, anti-Semitic tweets, but cried when confronted

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  1. Zion

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    This guy cannot be psychologically fit for this job. Do they even test these people anymore. I mean how the hell do you start crying when confronted as if somehow you are a victim.

    EMS Lt. spews racist, anti-Semitic tweets, but cried when confronted

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    He’s a bigot — and a blubbering crybaby.

    EMS Lt. Timothy Dluhos, 34, uses an image of Hitler for his profile photo and “Bad Lieutenant” as his online name as he spews a barrage of racist, sexist, anti-Semitic and anti-Asian comments.

    The FDNY boss proudly posed with Mayor Bloomberg during a 2009 ceremony but hatefully calls Hizzoner “King Jew” and “King Heeb” on Twitter.

    Dluhos, who works at EMS Station 57 in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, dropped to the ground sobbing Friday when The Post confronted him outside his Staten Island home.

    “There has got to be a lot worse out there than me,” he insisted.

    “My life is ruined. Oh, my God,” Dluhos wailed. “I’m so sorry.”

    Yet the 12-year EMS veteran, who was promoted to lieutenant in 2006, seemed to delight in these hateful Twitter diatribes:

    * “I’m going to give up racial insults for Lent,” he tweeted Feb. 12. “Jesus that didn’t [last] too long. F--ken chinks can’t drive.”

    * While giving what he called a “hood tour” of the Bedford-Stuyvesant area he serves, he posted photos of a housing project, fried-chicken joints and a strip club. “Real nasty place,” he tweeted Feb 23. “I’ve been there.”

    * “Hahaha! I work with the coloreds,” he wrote in a Feb. 8 exchange. “For 12 years so that s--t just run off on me.”

    * “Too bad he didn’t have rabies or AIDS and too bad he didn’t bite King Heeb’s face off,” he tweeted on Groundhog Day, Feb. 2, recalling when the groundhog Staten Island Chuck nipped Bloomberg at an event at the Staten Island Zoo.

    * “That’s how King Jew sees it. Ban all guns & shootings will go down in NYC. But it’s the criminals w/the guns,” he ranted Jan. 30.

    * A gold Nazi-era pin with a German U-boat and a swastika is “my most prized artifact,” he boasted on Jan. 30.

    * “He was a good boy who never done NUFFIN wrong. Unf--kenreal. He was a perp & died like a perp. Oh well,” he tweeted March 14, mocking the grieving mother of Kimani Gray, the 16-year-old boy who was killed by cops in Brooklyn on March 9.

    * He repeatedly Photoshopped an image of an unnamed black teen — putting a Hitler mustache on one photo and a surgical mask on another with the caption, “I’s be a doxter.”

    * “My son thinks he’s one of ‘those people,’ ” Dluhos wrote in a caption for a Jan. 29 snapshot of his toddler son wearing pants that sagged below his underwear.

    * “But at least I know my taxes go to the ‘undocumented’ citizens and lazy asses who do drugs all day,” Dluhos wrote March 15.

    * “Got an extra shift at my second job. Think this will buy me a new gun,” he said, referring to his side gig for Richmond County Ambulance. Photos show a sniper rifle and other firearms stashed in his home.

    * “I’m really a dirty pervert. I see a girl with tight pants on and my eyes immediately focus on her crotch to look for camel toe,” he tweeted March 15. He also posted a photo gallery of naked, obese women.

    * He captioned a photo of an overweight woman talking with two men on St. Patrick’s Day: “I’m gonna get me 2 d--ks tonight. Good thing I take advantage of the drunk.”

    The bad lieutenant is another black eye for the FDNY, a white-male bastion already under a federal court mandate to become more diverse.

    It comes less than a week after The Post exposed the vile racist and anti-Semitic tweets posted by Fire Commissioner Sal Cassano’s own EMT son. Joseph Cassano, 23, who quit the next day.

    The Post also revealed that Joseph Cassano and the white sons of other FDNY brass are joining the Emergency Medical Service as a shortcut to land firefighter jobs after the department was forced to hire more women and minorities.

    The reports sparked an internal FDNY hunt for medics and firefighters spouting hate on social media, The Post has learned.

    The department’s Bureau of Investigations and Trials is poring over Facebook, Twitter and Instagram looking for members’ offensive posts, a source said.

    “They’re being proactive,” he said. “They’re looking to find anything else before the press does.”

    But observers said the agency is up against a widespread, institutional problem.

    “He is not an isolated case,” a retired EMS veteran said. “He’s a symptom of a sick system. If you work in the city for police, fire or EMS and tell me you’re surprised by this, you’re a liar.”

    Israel Miranda, president of the union that represents EMTs, said his 3,500 members “do not condone the behavior or messages alleged. Our work force is one of the most diverse in city government.”

    The union has warned its members in a newsletter: “Stay off of the social networks! Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Instagram and Blogs! Enough said!”

    After breaking down Friday, Dluhos — who made $93,561 in 2011 — tried to explain away his racist rants.

    “I’ve seen strangers shot and killed. I’ve seen families torn apart by violence. It’s a damn shame that gang members ruin it for hardworking, struggling people,” he cried.

    He insisted he doesn’t hate minorities or Jews.

    “My stepfather’s Jewish,” he wept. “I don’t hate anybody.”

    The bawling medic, wearing an EMT jacket embroidered with the words “Bad Lieutenant,” then left to go to work.

    “I guess I should go enjoy my last day on the job,” Dluhos said.

    Within hours, his Twitter and Facebook pages were scrubbed and by Friday night they were down entirely.

    The Post notified the FDNY Friday of the Internet screeds and alerted it that Dluhos had appeared despondent and had previously posted numerous online photos of his arsenal of rifles — he tweeted on Friday morning that he had enough firepower to “arm Haiti.”

    The FDNY told The Post “the matter is under investigation.”

    http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/staten_island/bravest_crying_shame_Ez4sgNRTlOPVLGiSJ146qK
     
  2. Roxnostalgia

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    An ******* and a baby for sure. What's the debate?
     
  3. Dairy Ashford

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    Can't imagine he hasn't helped (or saved) a lot of minorities in that line of work in a city that diverse. Hope he can keep doing so while refraining from publicly using racial slurs in a way that easily reveals his identity. As tiresome as some employees consider diversity training, this is probably as good a scenario for it as any.
     
  4. edwardc

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    what a fool.
     
  5. Raven

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    His opinions are disgusting, but so are media witch hunts.
     
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    If it wasn't for the media "witch hunts" exposing these cowards, more of them would get away with it.

    Make an example. No suspension with pay, no investigation, no sensitivity training. He admitted it, so there's no question about guilt- fire him & immediately eliminate all of his & his families' benefits, healthcare, any retirement funds etc. all paid for by taxpayers (& community he's supposed to serve but hates instead), & prosecute him for hate crimes if possible. Disgusting.
     
  7. da_juice

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    For what? He's a bigot and an ass, but he's entitled to his opinion under the First Amendment.
     
  8. AroundTheWorld

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    Fixed...
     
  9. likestohypeguy

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    THat's why I said if possible. I don't know the specifics, & hate crime/speech laws have been evolving, but I figured not letting someone who is supposed to be a public servant get away with it would fall under them. In a life saving capacity no less- just imagine how families feel whose loved ones might have died in his care, when they find out who he is. He is NOT "entitled" to THAT.
     
  10. NotInMyHouse

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    Damn, man. Did he make a joke about your dongle? :eek:
     
  11. Dairy Ashford

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    This is stupid, seems to convey a misunderstanding of hate crime statutes and would do more harm than good with a unionized, public sector staff. You also have no evidence of him not performing his job and providing first-responder care to the community as required.
     
  12. fchowd0311

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    I want your opinion on this. While in the Marine Corps MANY who served with me spewed anti Muslim/Arab derogatory remarks not just amongst ourselves but on Facebook etc. Do you believe they should be discharged with no benefits?
     
  13. larsv8

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    Being an ******* isn't a crime.
     
  14. underoverup

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    It's not a crime, but in his position it's something that can probably get you fired.
     
  15. fchowd0311

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    But there is a difference between being charged for a crime and being fired from your job.
     
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    ^at the least.

    I just know I wouldn't want that guy or anyone who commits hate crimes in a position to provide me with health care, or trust with my life with, and I see a huge problem with the community paying for them to do so, people that they want to openly hate. I also understand the laws do not currently support my position on this.
     
  17. fchowd0311

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    You would be surprised how large in scale hate speech is in one of the biggest public sector jobs... the military.
     
  18. Dairy Ashford

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    You understand a hate crime largely refers to the motive behind existing felonies and/or misdemeanors on the books, not a new category of offenses unto themselves, right? Posting insults online is not a crime, so just because someone makes racial insults online, doesn't make it any kind of a crime either.
     
  19. Codman

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    I used to work for the Denver Post. Mind you, I knew numerous "investigators" (horribly-paid writers) that did this sort of thing.

    I don't think you can be upset with media for this one. The people behind the scenes did their job. They investigated what was becoming a major story and brought it to focus.

    If this turd loses his job, it's because he made an ass of himself and his place of employment all over social media. Nothing is private, unless you make it that way. He used it as his platform to spew hatred.

    I'm all for free speech, but there are consequences that can come from that right, and in this case, it's completely warranted for homeboy to lose his job. The FDNY loses credibility as a neutral organization that provides a service for all. He's got to go. Paid leave or counseling and then a transition to something else.

    I have a few friends that are EMTS that were talking about this. They said before they're hired they have to agree to not have a Facebook/Instagram/Twitter. If they're found with an account or suspected of using false names, they're gone.

    It sucks that social media has become so powerful, but at the same time, it can be a blessing to shed light on those in society that communicate hatred and intolerance.
     
  20. underoverup

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    With the comments he has made publically do you really think he is giving an equal level of care to minorities and Jewish people?
     

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