This Is What Ignorance Looks Like

A second FDNY employee was caught tweeting racist slurs and is suspended without pay.

Posted: 03/25/2013 09:15 AM EDT

Lt. Timothy Dluhos, an FDNY employee, is a suspended for 30 days after being exposed for racist tweets. (Photo: Myspace via New York Post)

For the second time this month an FDNY employee has been exposed for tweeting racist and sexist slurs against Blacks, Jews, Asians and women.

Lt. Timothy Dluhos, a 12-year-veteran and EMS worker, was suspended for 30 days without pay after the FDNY Commissioner Salvatore Cassano read a front page New York Post story about Dluhos' ignorant Twitter rants. Dluhos is shown crying near his home in Staten Island, where reporters confronted him. 

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

Before Dluhos' breakdown and pitiful apologies, he didn't think twice about the offensive tweets that eventually brought him his deserved suspension. 

The New York Post reports:

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 H--b’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.

Read full story here.

Cassano's own son, Joseph Cassano, 23, resigned last week after his racist tweets put him in the middle of a similar controversy. 



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