Joseph Cassano, the 23-year-old son of New York City Fire Commissioner Salvatore Cassano, may have some difficulty moving up in the department because of some of the things he has been posting to his Twitter account.
Joseph, an emergency medical technician for the FDNY, has used the social media site to share his views on a number of topics including women, Jews, black people and his job. For some reason the young man chose to the use 140 characters or fewer in very nasty ways. Here are some examples:
"Getting sick of picking up all these obama lovers and taking them to the hospital because their medicare pays for an ambulance and not a cab.
"MLK could go kick rocks for all I care, but thanks for the time and a half today."
"I really don't worry if I make alot of money in my life, as soon as I can buy my wife new tits ill be a happy man."
"News flash to half of the island, ur white! Stop talking like ur a shwoog."
"I like jews about as much as hitler #toofar? NOPE."
Many people have charged the FDNY with not being very diverse, according to New York Magazine. The EMS program that Cassao is a participant in is supposedly in place to address some of those charges.
"EMS members get first crack at joining the FDNY as firefighters under new federal diversity rules that put them ahead of 'open competitive' applicants to the Fire Academy," the New York Post reports.
Apparently someone has gotten through to Joseph about the error of his ways. He issued an apology for his offensive tweets on Monday through an FDNY spokesperson: "I regret posting some comments that were offensive, especially since I enjoy my job and treat every patient with great care and respect.”
The @jcassano15 account has been deleted.