In this age of social media, you have to be very careful about what you put online. We've all seen our fair share of ridiculous Facebook fails, and many of them are harmless, but some can lead you to losing your job.
When confronted about his unacceptable online behavior, Hudson initially claimed his account was hacked. This is of course the traditional first line of dubious defense when called out for online misbehavior.
Shortly after, Hudson changed his story and said he was actually drunk. "He’s now claiming he was drunk. First he was hacked, now he’s drunk," said the victim. Being drunk was no excuse, as Hudson soon learned.
"I've actually never had to fire someone," said Chief Moore. "This is a first. My employees are excellent employees, and I've had nothing but the utmost respect for all of them. They do what they are supposed to do and this is so out of the ordinary for a firefighter to do."
Moore explained that when the red light and siren goes off for firefighters to hit the road and possibly save lives, there cannot be any question that his men will do their job, no matter the color of the person's skin.
"Yes we do have free speech in this country, but free speech does not mean you’re safe from the consequences of your free speech and your decisions. We don’t just get to spout off at the mouth and spew hatred and ignorance."