Son Of FDNY Commissioner Resigns After He Rants Against Blacks & Jews On Twitter


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fdnyThe son of New York City’s fire commissioner resigned from the FDNY shortly after he apologized for posting offensive messages on Twitter, the mayor said Monday.

Joseph Cassano, 23, was employed as an EMT with the fire department.

As YWN reported earlier, he tweeted a slew of derogatory statements about Jews, blacks and the poor.

Following his resignation, the following statement was given to YWN by his father, FDNY Commissioner Cassano:

“I am extremely disappointed in the comments posted online by my son Joseph, which do not reflect the values – including a respect for all people – that are held by me, my family and the FDNY. I have worked hard for many years, as have so many people in the agency, to make the FDNY more diverse and inclusive. There is no place – and I have no tolerance – for statements that would harm the good reputation we enjoy due to our honorable service to all New Yorkers.

“As a parent, this is very painful for me, but I believe my son has made the right decision. I love him very much and, with the support and love of our entire family, we will get through this together.”

(YWN Desk – NYC / AP)


  1. Even though he was wrong to say such things; he should not resign. He needs a livelihood; and it is better for him to work and not have to live off the government. He made a mistake, he apology let him live. If anybody should resign for mistakes is obama

  2. Have little doubt that his dad, the FDNY Commissioner told his son to resign and make an appology. The son is an idiot and had to go. Sal Cassano is a decent man, and I’m sure was mortified by his sons comments on Twitter.

  3. He had to resign. First, he disrespected the service (EMS) and showed he had no regard for the job he was appointed to. Second, he made racist remarks.
    He opens himself to accusations (warranted or not) that he provided poor patient care, or even malpractice, with evidence that he had no desire to be in EMS, that he resented many of his patients, and that the harbors racist and anti-Semitic feelings. He exposes the City to liability with that type of a record.