A Jacksonville, Arkansas volunteer firefighter appears to have posted a shockingly racist rant to Facebook after the arrest of two black men, although he blamed his wife for the post, reports Kark.com.
“That’s good I’m glad he’s getting locked up that means less blacks in the community,” wrote someone on the Facebook page the firefighter shares with his wife. “I think the old school laws need to take place where hangings are made and the African American community is nothing but a joke,” they added.
After the North Pulaski Fire Department was overwhelmed with posts, the firefighter told the Fire Chief that it was in fact his wife that had written it.
The Fire Department terminated the firefighter and tried to assure community residents that they are not racist.
“We are here for everybody, it makes no difference about what they look like everybody is the same to us,” Chief Randy Blakey said.
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Iran probes seized UK-flagged tanker — Britain to hold emergency meeting
ran warned Sunday that the fate of a UK-flagged tanker it seized in the Gulf depends on an investigation, as Britain prepared for an emergency security meeting on Tehran's action.
Iranian authorities impounded the Stena Impero with 23 crew members aboard off the port of Bandar Abbas after the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps seized it Friday in the highly sensitive Strait of Hormuz.
Video footage released by Iran showed the Stena Impero tanker being surrounded by speedboats before troops in balaclavas descend a rope from a helicopter onto the vessel.
In an audio recording of a radio exchange, an Iranian officer can be heard ordering the tanker to change course "immediately".
For Cubans — a day at the beach is no easy task
Cuba's constitution guarantees its people access to its beaches, but many locals are unable to enjoy the island's pristine white sands and crystal clear blue waters.
While foreign tourists flock to such paradisiacal Havana sites as Varadero, which was this year named the second most-beautiful beach in the world by American travel website TripAdvisor, Cubans are typically found elsewhere.
"Not many tourists come here," said 43-year-old Rey Gonzalez, who was enjoying a day at Guanabo, a beach east of the capital.
Guanabo's sand isn't as white and the water not quite as clear as Varadero's, but that mattered little to Gonzalez, who was there with his family.