Boston Firefighter on Leave after “Disturbing” Social Media Posts

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Boston Firefighter on Leave after “Disturbing” Social Media Posts
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BOSTON (NBC Boston) - A veteran Boston firefighter is on administrative leave over what the department calls "disturbing" social media posts.

Octavius Rowe, who has been a firefighter in the city for 15 years, was placed on paid administrative leave on Oct. 2. The Boston Fire Department said Tuesday that the content he posted on social media appeared to advocate violence.

The department specifically referenced a cartoon showing a man carrying another man's decapitated head, captioned, "Nat Turner's Slave Rebellion." A spokesperson said there were other "disturbing" posts, but did not elaborate.

 

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