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Fairfax County Firefighter on Leave After Anti-Police Rant Online
Khalil B. Abdul-Rasheed posted comments on Facebook's Filming Cops page that said "we have to start putting them in body bags."
By MARY ANN BARTON (Patch Staff) August 8, 2015
Fairfax County Fire and Rescue has put one if its firefighters on paid administrative leave while they investigate comments he allegedly posted online encouraging violence against police officers, according to a statement posted by the fire department on Twitter.
Fairfax County firefighter Khalil B. Abdul-Rasheed allegedly posted the following about police officers, according to a report by WUSA-9:
“We have to start putting them in body bags. Pull the cops off, lay on the individual, form a circle or throw punches. Do something… they can’t massacre a mob.”
The post was allegedly made on a Facebook page called Filming Cops, which describes itself as a police accountability movement. It appears that the firefighter’s own Facebook page has been removed.
On Tuesday, Fairfax County released this statement:
The Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department is aware of a recent social media post by one of our employees that concerns us. We consider this a serious matter and the situation is currently under investigation. The Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department will not tolerate committing or inciting violence against law enforcement officers. Fairfax County public safety agencies continue to have a strong working relationship and solid professional respect for each other.
On Statter911, a fire and EMS news website, in an exchange with founder Dave Statter, Abdul-Rasheed allegedly posted:
“I’m upset and disgusted about the unfairness, racism in this country. As a black we’re not allowed to be angry. We’re a threat because of color or in my case color and religion. Black people are being gunned down… then they (officers) get to walk away.”
The president of the Fairfax Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 77, Brad Carruthers, wrote to the fire department’s Chief Richard Bowers, expressing concern about the alleged comments:
Dear Chief Bowers:
It was brought to my attention earlier today that Fairfax County firefighter Khalil Abdul-Rasheed recently posted some despicable comments on social media, urging violence against police officers. To say that I and my fellow Fairfax County police officers are shocked, angry and upset about these statements would be a major understatement.
As you know, it has been a challenging time for the law enforcement community, to say the least. We’ve been taking a lot of hits lately, from all directions. We’ve been unfairly criticized, misjudged, and second-guessed by the public, the media, and politicians. Even worse, there are some who are seeking to incite others to harm police officers, and several officers have been targeted and killed for no reason other than they were wearing a badge.