Petitioning Fire Commissioner Eric Jones

Reinstate Robert Pattison- The Detroit Firefighter Fired Over A Watermelon!

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This is wrongful termination. Its a firefighter's tradition to bring a gift when you first come to the station.A man lost his job over bringing fruit...FRUIT....to meet his new coworkers. When will this nonsense stop?!  

From Fox 2 "A Detroit Firefighter (probationary) was FIRED from the department for bringing a watermelon with a pink bow to a firehouse which is predominantly African American. The 41 year old firefighter, who just graduated from the academy told us he brought it as a nice gesture to meet his new crew. We’re told many firefighters were instantly offended and called it racially insensitive. The firefighter has been discharged." 

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