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Earlier today we published this blog about Boston firefighter Octavius Rowe, who is on paid vacation for five months despite posting insanely racist, violent, anti-semitic, and homophobic stuff on his Facebook page:
Well since he’s being paid his normal salary to park his ass at home and whine about how oppressed he is, we figured we’d look up what his salary is……
Yup. $134,623.54. He made over $19K in detail pay alone. I didn’t even know firefighters got detail opportunities. Oh, and throw in $8K for “injury pay” and another $8.5K for overtime. This guy’s living pretty good for an oppressed black man in a racist country.
I’m sure there’s more too. And we will look into it. He runs some sort of non-profit which no doubt is funded by the taxpayers, called “Know Thyself.” Apparently it’s just him yelling f bombs and n bombs at young, impressionable black kids, while teaching them how racist cops and society in general is:
We will look more into this. I promise. But for now we thought we’d leave you with this. Because it’s disgusting that a bigot like this gets to sit on his ass and collect $134K a year. I don’t necessarily have a problem with him using free speech on social media either. But this is about consistency. He’s being given a free pass specifically because of the color of his skin. And that in and of itself is institutional racism.