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PR Dilemma: Boston

Everyone has a camera. Everyone. E-V-E-R-Y-O-N-E.

Two young men decide to steal a helmet belonging to one of the members of Ladder Company 26.

Ladder Company 26 members decide to take said helmet back.

FOX25: Witness: Firefighters punched man

Everyone has a camera. EVERYONE.

Remind your ‘customers’ they can support the jakes by buying – not stealing – the latest BFD fashions.

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4 thoughts on “PR Dilemma: Boston”

  1. Hmmm…love the news. Probably shouldn’t forget that the man got caught stealing. While I can’t speak for what happened as a.) i wasn’t there and b.) it’s a short video, it doesn’t appear to be anything more than what we commonly see cops or even store security doing. As for pushing the cameraman, it may not have been the best thing to do, but I can’t say I’d be too happy with someone getting up in the mix instead of minding their own business. As Chris Rock said about Clinton, “I’m not sayin’ he shoulda done it…but I understand.”

    Good luck with the PR damage control, and the likely emotional distress lawsuit.

  2. I am not sure the cameraman was pushed. I think he backed away and the LT clearly explained to him that the kid stole somethign off the truck.

    If they were beating him, do you really think the people on the bench would have sat there so calmly?

    The kids got what he deserved. If he wasn’t trying to run away, they wouldn’t have had to grab him in the first place. I am also thinking that if one of those guys threw a punch at him, he wouldn’t have been running anymore.

  3. Let’s review. You’re a thief who feels the need to go into an emergency vehicle and take a piece of safety equipment which happens to be a source of pride and honor in the service. You got caught. “My bad, here’s your helment back kind sir.” You expect to just give it back and run away?

    If he got a beating, he deserved one – however I find this one of the gentlest takedowns I’ve seen in 10 years of work. Here’s a tissue, go cry to someone who cares. And don’t f&*k with the fire department.

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