Photo Posted to Paramedic’s Instagram Account Prompts Outrage

Todd Quinones, CBS Philadelphia, December 18, 2014

Some city officials are upset over a photo posted to Instagram by a West Philadelphia paramedic, showing two black men pointing a gun at a police officer and describing police as “the enemy.”

The post, which has people upset within the Philadelphia Police Department, states “Our real enemy . . . need 2 stop pointing guns at each other & at the ones that’s legally killing innocents.”

Thursday night, fire commissioner Derrick Sawyer said he personally apologized to police commissioner Charles Ramsey and the head of the FOP John McNesby:

“I thought it was disgusting. I think that we have a great working relationship with the police in our city and I think we want to keep that and a lot of our members have family members that are police officers also, so it was in poor taste.”


Outrage over the posting reached City Hall with Mayor Michael Nutter releasing the following statement:

In the strongest possible terms, I condemn the behavior of a paramedic in the Philadelphia Fire Department who used social media to post a reprehensible message and photo that targeted police officers particularly at a time of emotional volatility and citizen protests in our nation in the wake of tragedies in Ferguson and New York City.

We Philadelphians expect our public servants to uphold the highest standards of behavior as they conduct the city’s business. City employees must always be mindful, whether on or off duty, that their behavior should not negatively reflect on our City or raise questions that may diminish citizen confidence because a city employee might be unable to carry out their duties as a result of his or her actions, expressions or behavior either directly or on social media.


The still picture posted is taken from a music video called “Hands Up” by two Brooklyn rappers voicing their frustrations over the recent deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.


The paramedic has since taken the photo down and responded on Facebook saying that he deeply apologizes and that he did not mean to hurt his brothers in blue or offend anyone.

It is not known at this time if the paramedic will be disciplined.



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  • Cid Campeador

    What’s the point in “Commenting”? It’s obscenely apparent that this wonderful experiment in Democracy and Free Thought and Speech has finally failed.
    We became too engrossed in the “bread and circuses” while the enemy crept up on us.

    • Sick of it

      I’ve been waiting quite a while for something else to happen. Apparently things will have to get much worse before it finally happens. El Cid lived in a paradise compared to this degenerate modern world.

      • See The Future

        There will be a day of reckoning, not that far away, I guarantee it.

  • A Freespeechzone

    Government HATES the truth….and the Freedom of Speech and Thought….

    The TRUTH is the enemy of government and their power.

    • Oil Can Harry

      Da brutha be keepin’ it real: the police ARE in fact the enemy of most blacks because they uphold the law.

    • propagandaoftruth

      Hence my pompous handle…

  • You can dress ’em up in first responder uniforms, but you never really can take ’em to town.

  • superlloyd

    This is how Blacks view justice. No grand juries, no evidence just the emotionally whipped undertow in full jungle law mode.

    • Nancy

      Exactly. In the book “Negroes in Negroland”, several writers noted that the Negro idea of “justice” was simple revenge, and extended to ANYTHING that “didn’t go their way”, even if it was a random occurrence (like a child dying from illness, or a brush fire caused by lightning, etc.). In their diminished brains, anything they disliked HAD to be the fault of someone, so they’d simply chalk it up to “witchcraft”, then go after some poor idiot who was branded the unfortunate Scapegoat of the Moment.

      But then, the family of the Scapegoat would go after the initial attacker, and retribution would go on for several cycles, back and forth, just like the Negroes and their gangs do in the ghetto (which is why the “black clergymen” go rushing down to da’ hood right after a drive-by shooting, in a futile attempt to “curb the hasty reaction” by the victim’s family to get revenge).

  • D.B. Cooper

    That’s right, black people. The police ARE your enemy. Disobey their orders, be rude to them, and ignore them. You’ll be doing me a favor.

  • It would be quite entertaining to see the critter’s response after being mugged, car-jacked or home-invaded by some of the “yoofs” he claims to love so much.

  • MekongDelta69

    Q. Will anything happen to the black guys?

    A. NOOOOO – Not a chance

  • John

    Black people disgust me.

  • dd121

    I’ve never seen one of these leftist outrages punished. No reason to believe this will be any different.

  • phillyguy

    The white A**hole who posed in the photo should be tarred and feathered, , also if a white paramedic would of posted a photo of a white officer arresting a black drug dog he would have been fired immediately, the black paramedic did not even get suspended! he is still on the job.

  • John R

    Well, I don’t really know what to say, but I’ll try.

    First, it is outrageous that if a White person had posted anything like this with a black person as the target of a White person’s handgun, he/she would be immediately fired, no questions asked. The only “question” would be whether to charge the offender with a “hate crime.”

    Second, as outraged as people pretend to be, this picture really only represents the sentiments of our president, attorney general, and a majority of the people who work in the news media.

    That’s all I can think of for now. Please feel free, folks, to chime in….

    • MBlanc46

      The only thing that Nutter and his cronies are ticked off about is that this got made public.

  • paul kersey

    Black people should not be allowed to be paramedics, fire or anything where people’s lives are on the line.

  • John R

    Blacks are easy to understand: My race, right or wrong. What continues to outrage me is why so many Whites go along with it. Ask any random group of White people. You will find at least a few that still say things like, “well, I understand the outrage of African Americans; there is so much racism…; obviously race was a factor…” etc. etc. etc. Uhhhh, shaking my head!

    • withcaution

      Even the craziest liberal knows subconsciously that most blacks are disadvantaged by nature. This triggers a “root for the underdog” mentality that is endemic in white people. Just look at the sympathy vote on American Idol or dancing with the stars. It’s in our nature to be like this.

      • John R

        That’s part of it, true. We have more empathy than any other race. But, it also goes deeper, to a pathological level: Some Whites needing to side with the “other.” I won’t say more. We could probably write a whole book on that subject alone, if we had the time. Peace.

    • propagandaoftruth

      People have been so brainwashed by the one two punch of education and media based propaganda.

      But there is a great and growing silent majority and grumbling under breath.

      Did you see the video of the NYPD turning their backs on DiBlackio when he came to bloviate at the deaths he is partly responsible for?

  • Speedy Steve

    So, if I’m in Philadelphia and need a paramedic, can I request a White one? I certainly don’t want a virtual incompetent nincompoop like camman_cell on the job.

  • Speedy Steve

    Marcell Salters is not White, just in case anybody was wondering.

  • John

    Black people disgust me. 2nd time.


    “As is the usual practice of domestic “news” sources when “Blacks” might
    be viewed in a bad light, names and descriptions are left unsaid” – Exactly, and that’s just one of the countless benefits afforded to black America in what has come to be known as “Black Privilege”, and it, is, everywhere!

  • John Smith

    I’d rather try to give myself first aid and attempt to drive to the hospital.

  • DennisDale

    You know, if that cop just ducks quickly, the dummies will probably take each other out.

  • Da Troof

    There was a tragedy in Ferguson?

    • AmericanCitizen

      Yes. Officer Wilson was found guilty of littering for leaving Mike Brown’s body in the street for four hours.

      • John R

        Yeah, damn officer Wilson! You leave garbage in the street and don’t clean it up. They should have indicted on a littering charge. There. See, we can reach common ground with the protestors, after all! “Kumbaya, my Lord, Kumbaya…”

      • FinnShane

        I’m outraged!!! That’s it, time to burn this [email protected]$& down!!

  • Paleoconn

    This guy should be arrested and prosecuted for inciting violence. Hate speech against cops as well. Their rules. But, honestly, can such a person be trusted to give proper health aid to say, a wounded White cop? Or a wounded White of any profession, for that matter.

  • Breaking news from this afternoon from Brooklyn.

    Looks like the long campaign of elimininationist hate on the part of the handsupdontshoot and icantbreathe bunch has finally “succeeded.”

    • Irishgirl

      “What do we want?” “Dead cops!”

      Once again, blood on Sharpton’s hands.

  • Scott Rosen

    Two cops executed today…

    • Who Me?

      Idiot killed his girlfriend, executed 2 cops in cold blood as they sat in their patrol car, then ran into a subway station and blew his own brains out. Mayor de Blackio went to the hospital where the two officers bodies had been taken, and police officers turned their backs on him as he passed.

  • MartelsGhost

    The war has begun. Protect yourselves, your family and each other. Have no fear for we shall prevail as we always have. The time for half measures and patience is over……………………

  • Who Me?

    Yes, They are that stupid. They are incapable of comprehending facts that are perfectly clear to any White person that uses their head for thinking.

  • Leave it to two blacks to arrange themselves into a two-man Circular Firing Squad.

    • Who Me?

      Well, they’ve never been accused of being any too bright….

      • Augur Mayson

        Could be worse. They could have been holding their gats sideways.

        • Who Me?

          Either way, the cop is probably safe, They’ll take out 3-5 or more innocent bystanders, but they’ll miss their target altogether. Maybe get lucky and hit each other, but that’s not likely either….

  • Conrad

    If the colors had be reversed, it would not be “reprehensible.”

    • IstvanIN

      It would be a “hate crime”.

  • OhWow

    Imagine two white guys in the south pointing guns at a black teen in a pic?