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    ATLANTIC CITY — Authorities arrested a city-employed supervisor of the All Wars Memorial building Wednesday morning for allegedly selling drugs on city time at the public building.

    Akbar Malik Salaam, also known as William McDaniels, is charged with multiple drug offenses and official misconduct, according to police Chief John J. Mooney III, whose department worked with Atlantic County officials on "a lengthy investigation."

    Salaam, 57, was leaving his Egg Harbor Township home to head to work when he was arrested Wednesday, Atlantic County Prosecutor Ted Housel said.

    Over the past several months, Salaam has sold more than a half-ounce of heroin to undercover officers while on his job in the memorial building and also from his official city vehicle, the prosecutor said. Driving raised another issue, as Salaam's license is suspended, according to a separate charge against him.

    Salaam is a longtime supporter of Mayor Lorenzo Langford, who has been accused of giving the city supervisor special treatment since he was hired by Langford's first administration in July 2002. Former City Council President Craig Callaway once claimed that when Langford was a councilman, Salaam was his bodyguard.

    Langford aide Kevin Hall said the mayor would not comment Wednesday.

    "He really wants to take a 24-hour period just to kind of get as much information on this as he can," Hall said. "But he will be making a comment tomorrow."

    Salaam has been cited by Langford during at least one past mayoral debate as an example of an ex-convict that has become a productive city employee, defending his choice to hire ex-offenders.

    In September, The Press of Atlantic City revealed that the division that oversees events at the new All Wars Memorial Building had been approved for large amounts of overtime in 2009, particularly to Salaam, who supervised the group and approved the payments. From January 2009 to Sept. 14, 2009, Salaam had earned $15,532.46 in overtime — nearly half of his $35,211.78 salary.

    Langford previously defended the use of overtime at the building.

    "We spend the money and maximize the use of the building," Langford said. "I'm not trying to diminish the (importance of) overtime costs, but you have to look at the positives of the building, too."
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    On my Dept a felony conviction in your history is an automatic disqualification for employment, a felony during the course of employment is automatic termination. As it should be, imo.

    I'm all for second chances, and paying one's debt to society, blah, blah, blah. BUT... if you are in the Fire Service, EMS, or LE, the second chance after a felony means you get a chance to learn a new trade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonnee View Post

    But in Virginia, you will not be hired if you have been convicted of a Felony and in some cases with a Misdemeanor convictions.

    The State of Virginia Dept. Of EMS will not certify anyone with either convictions so if you can't be certified by them, the fire service don't want you either.
    Unfortunately, this isnt entirely true. 5 years after you complete paying your debt to society, you can in fact become an EMT in VA. Obviously, some felonies do exclude you for life like sex crimes, crimes against children, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FireStick View Post
    Unfortunately, this isnt entirely true. 5 years after you complete paying your debt to society, you can in fact become an EMT in VA. Obviously, some felonies do exclude you for life like sex crimes, crimes against children, etc.


    Hereforth is the code of Virginia:

    The five years do not apply to these.




    http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/OLC/Laws...imes_guide.pdf


    Criminal Records - Employment Barrier Crimes

    Introduction

    State law (§§ 32.1-126.01 and 32.1-162.9:1 Employment for compensation of persons convicted of certain offenses prohibited; criminal records check required; suspension or revocation of license.) requires that each nursing facility, home care or home health organization, and hospice obtain a criminal record background check on new hires within 30 days of employment. The law also requires that these background checks be obtained using the Central Criminal Records Exchange from the Virginia Department of State Police. See Appendix 2 for a copy of each law.

    Criminal convictions, verified through a criminal record check, that disqualify an applicant for employment

    Generally, criminal convictions for offenses involving abuse or neglect disqualify an applicant. The following list further specifies these offenses but should not be considered comprehensive. See Appendix I for offense references in the Code of Virginia.

    ��Murder and manslaughter
    ��Malicious wounding by a mob
    ��Kidnapping and abduction with intent to deprive of personal liberty or to withhold or with intent to extort money, or with intent to defile, and abduction of a child under 16 for concubinage or prostitution
    ��Assaults and bodily wounding, including:
    • shooting, stabbing, or wounding with the intent to maim or kill
    • malicious or unlawful wounding of a law enforcement officer or firefighter
    • aggravated malicious wounding
    • reckless endangerment by throwing objects from places higher than one story
    • maiming of another resulting from driving while intoxicated
    • malicious bodily injury by use of a caustic agent, or use of any explosive, or fire
    • possession of infectious biological substances
    • shooting, stabbing, cutting, or wounding while committing, or attempting to commit, a felony
    • use, or display, of a firearm in the commission of a felony
    • poisoning or attempted poisoning
    • adulteration of food, drink, cosmetics, and drugs
    • bodily injuries by prisoners, parolees, or probationers
    • pointing a laser at a law enforcement officer
    • hazing
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    • reckless handling of firearms
    • allowing children access to loaded firearms
    • assault and battery or simple assault
    • assault and battery against a member of the family or household

    ��Robbery
    ��Carjacking
    ��Threats of death or bodily injury
    ��Felony stalking
    ��Sexual assault, including:
    • rape
    • carnal knowledge of a child 13-15 years of age
    • carnal knowledge of a minor in custody
    • carnal knowledge of an inmate, parolee, probationer, or pre-trial or post-trial offender
    • forcible sodomy
    • inanimate object sexual penetration
    • marital sexual assault
    • aggravated sexual battery
    • infected sexual battery
    • sexual battery
    • attempted rape, forcible sodomy, object sexual penetration, sexual battery, or aggravated sexual battery


    ��Arson, including:
    • setting fire to a dwelling, occupied hotel, hospital, mental health facility, railroad car, boat, vessel or river craft, jail, church, or other house in which persons live
    • setting fire to a meetinghouse
    • maliciously or with intent to defraud an insurance company or other person, setting fire to any other building, or structure, or to personal property
    • bomb or arson threats against buildings or other structures or against means of transportation
    • manufacturing, possessing, or using firebombs or other explosive material
    • maliciously or intentionally setting fire to woods, fences, grass, etc.
    • setting off smoke bombs in public buildings
    • carelessly damaging property by fire
    • setting woods, brush, grass, etc. on fire and intentionally allowing fire to escape to lands not his own, whereby property of another is damaged or jeopardized
    • burning building while in building with intent to commit felony
    • false threat to bomb or damage building or means of transportation

    ��Drive by shooting
    ��Use of a machine gun in a crime of violence
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    ��Aggressive use of a machine gun
    ��Use of a sawed-off shotgun in a crime of violence
    ��Pandering, including:
    • pimping
    • enticing persons to become engaged in prostitution, and
    • as legal guardian, consenting to minor’s being detained for prostitution or unlawful sexual intercourse, compelling one to be married against his or her will

    ��Crimes against nature involving children
    ��Incest
    ��Taking indecent liberties with children including:
    • fondling
    • indecent exposure
    • propositioning a child to engage in such behavior or in sexual intercourse
    • enticing minors to be subject of sexually explicit visual material

    ��Abuse and neglect of children
    ��Failure to secure medical attention for an injured child
    ��Obscenity offenses including:
    • production, publication, sale, or possession with the intent to distribute sexually explicit items involving children
    • employing, assisting, or permitting a minor to engage in obscenity

    ��Possession of child pornography
    ��Electronic facilitation of pornography
    ��Abuse and neglect of incapacitated adults
    ��Delivery of drugs to prisoners
    ��Escape from jail
    ��Felonies by prisoners
    ��An equivalent offense in another state.

    NOTE: The Code of Virginia specifies that incomplete or false statements in an applicant’s sworn statement or affirmation disclosing any criminal convictions or pending charges constitutes a misdemeanor offense. Subsequent disclosure or discovery of a relevant criminal conviction or convictions may also disqualify the applicant from being hired and from continuing on in the hired employment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ScareCrow57 View Post
    I don't know, I don't work in personnel. I do know most job applications ask for criminal history and state this will not be an automatic disqualification.
    You answer is non responsive.You seem to have the answer for everything else, but you cannot speak to whether or not your department hires convicted felonies? I do not work in personal either but I can tell you a felony conviction disqualifies applicants from being employed.

    Quote Originally Posted by ScareCrow57
    Level 3 sex offenders should not be EMTs, but they could certainly be fire fighters.

    Your department does not run medical calls? There are still departments that do not require a EMT level to work on the street. You would feel safe having a violent predator in your home, or worst yet living in the same quarters for 24 hours at a time? I do not want my child or wife to be taken advantage of because someone in uniform showed up, and they trusted them, expecting the fire fighter to having been vetted and he\she turned out to be a predator.
    This goes back to the mentality that one is not responsible for ones own actions. The choices we make affects our lives, and as such have consequences. If you are going to act in a certain way you must understand you will not be accepted in certain positions of society.
    I find it strange you made an exception for sex offenders. Is there something we should know about you?
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    I find it strange you made an exception for sex offenders. Is there something we should know about you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Acklan View Post
    You answer is non responsive.You seem to have the answer for everything else, but you cannot speak to whether or not your department hires convicted felonies? I do not work in personal either but I can tell you a felony conviction disqualifies applicants from being employed.

    I suspect they do. After all, being a fortune 500 company they have a very large number of employees. There are many with Security Clearances, I suspect some of them are also felons. However, since these are personnel matters, we don't know who has a record and who doesn't

    Your department does not run medical calls? There are still departments that do not require a EMT level to work on the street. You would feel safe having a violent predator in your home, or worst yet living in the same quarters for 24 hours at a time? [color=red]Are their felons in the military? [color]I do not want my child or wife to be taken advantage of because someone in uniform showed up, and they trusted them, [color=red]Gee i wonder if a Police Officer with no record has ever done that? The name Peterson seems to come to mind [color]expecting the fire fighter to having been vetted and he\she turned out to be a predator.
    This goes back to the mentality that one is not responsible for ones own actions. The choices we make affects our lives, and as such have consequences. If you are going to act in a certain way you must understand you will not be accepted in certain positions of society.
    I find it strange you made an exception for sex offenders. Is there something we should know about you?
    And people make mistakes, [color=red]NO ONE is Perfect!!![color] Convicted felons can get security clearances and work on matter far more important than anything a fire man or emt will ever see. People with security clearances have a much higher level of trust.

    Fire Fighters are great people, don't get me wrong, but they are not the perfect Saints you would like to think they are. There are many bad apples within the ranks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScareCrow57 View Post
    You got the clap??? Sorry to hear that..
    Your insults show the true nature of your character and your reading/comprehension skills.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ScareCrow57 View Post
    Fire Fighters are great people, don't get me wrong, but they are not the perfect Saints you would like to think they are. There are many bad apples within the ranks.
    I never insinuated they are perfect, but considering the position they are in, they need to be beyond reproach. We have all read of the fire fighter, EMT, or LE who stole a piece of jewelry from a call, was caught driving the equipment while intoxicated, or numerous other violation. They should, in many cases, never have been employee or appointed as members to public service. We should and in most cases do police our own.
    You loose credibility when you lower expectations of people that have very little room for error. I do not want or need perfection. I expect, and demand, honest committed members that also will expect and demand no less.
    I will take a play from your book and "Assume". If you do not expect excellence, honor, and a 100% commitment to this good work, maybe it is because you do not give excellence, have honor, and do not give 100% in your commitment to these good works.

    I do not work but I do good works in support of my fellow man. It is that simple.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScareCrow57 View Post
    People with security clearances have a much higher level of trust.
    Not among the general public. Have two people walk up to someone's door wearing whatever clothes they normally wear for their job. The first guy says, "I have top-level security clearance and I need to come in your house." The occupant is going to close the door and call the cops. When the fireman shows up and says the same thing, more times than not (depending on the city/neighborhood)... they'll be let inside.

    Quote Originally Posted by ScareCrow57 View Post
    Fire Fighters are great people, don't get me wrong, but they are not the perfect Saints you would like to think they are. There are many bad apples within the ranks.
    They? You talk about firefighters as though you aren't one. Hrm... Regardless, no one said firefighters are saints but there is a vast area between saint and convicted felon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScareCrow57 View Post
    I suspect they do. After all, being a fortune 500 company they have a very large number of employees. There are many with Security Clearances, I suspect some of them are also felons. However, since these are personnel matters, we don't know who has a record and who doesn't
    So you are not a fire fighter, you just play one on the internet? I could care less about companies outside of public service. I doubt your fortune 500 company responds at 2 am to medical calls. I doubt the public has much to worry about someone that flies a desk, whether they are a thief, rapist, drug addict... In the Fire\EMS\LE community it matters very much.
    These are not "person matters" in the fire service. It matters very much as to the character of a person. I guess you find it convenient to be able to high "in the private sector". Not having to air you dirty secrets.
    You never did address the question why you are OK with sex offenders. Why not thieves, drug abusers, or murders? Seems odd you would pick that type of an offender. Sex offenders are generally looked at with the utmost dis-stain in our society. Even hard core prisoner draw the line at sex offenders, yet you are OK with this certain violation. Please elaborate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Acklan View Post
    So you are not a fire fighter, you just play one on the internet? I could care less about companies outside of public service. I doubt your fortune 500 company responds at 2 am to medical calls. I doubt the public has much to worry about someone that flies a desk, whether they are a thief, rapist, drug addict... In the Fire\EMS\LE community it matters very much.
    These are not "person matters" in the fire service. It matters very much as to the character of a person. I guess you find it convenient to be able to high "in the private sector". Not having to air you dirty secrets.
    Actually, being a fire fighter I know about the people in the fire service. Many are great people, then there are some I would not trust with the life of a goldfish. I used to sell equipment, so I had the opportunity to meet with fire fighters outside of our local area. I will say that along the way I met some very "colorful" characters.

    You never did address the question why you are OK with sex offenders. Why not thieves, drug abusers, or murders? Seems odd you would pick that type of an offender. Sex offenders are generally looked at with the utmost dis-stain in our society. Even hard core prisoner draw the line at sex offenders, yet you are OK with this certain violation. Please elaborate.
    Actually, if you go back and read, I said there is no room for a level 3 sex offender. A level one could be someone who was 17 having sex with a 16 year old. And you are right, sex offenders are looked on with great disdain; however, given this scenario is it justified?

    You do realize that people who have had a DWI can have felony convictions. People convicted of vehicular manslaughter are felons. And take the drug laws. Used to be someone with an ounce of pot was a felon, now you can carry a lot more.

    Here is a complete list in NY Misdemeanor Offense Classification
    Classes of Felonies


    Some of the more interesting ones

    patronizing a prostitute in the second degree
    promoting gambling records in the first degree
    receiving reward for official misconduct in the second degree
    rent gouging in the first degree
    rewarding official misconduct in the second degree
    riot in the first degree
    scheme to defraud in the first degree
    sodomy in the third degree
    sports bribe receiving
    stalking in the second degree

    I mean really...Do you think someone who tried to hire a prostitute or who gambles on sports is unfit for the fire service? How about someone who is involved in Sodomy? I'll bet there are many in the fire service who have committed sodomy.

    If you take a look at the comprehensive list you will see there are many on there that will not affect ones ability to do this job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cozmosis View Post
    Not among the general public. Have two people walk up to someone's door wearing whatever clothes they normally wear for their job. The first guy says, "I have top-level security clearance and I need to come in your house." The occupant is going to close the door and call the cops. When the fireman shows up and says the same thing, more times than not (depending on the city/neighborhood)... they'll be let inside.



    They? You talk about firefighters as though you aren't one. Hrm... Regardless, no one said firefighters are saints but there is a vast area between saint and convicted felon.
    You do realize that people like the FBI have those top secret clearances correct? I recommend you also look at the list of felonies. You will see that not all felonies are violent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScareCrow57 View Post
    You do realize that people like the FBI have those top secret clearances correct? I recommend you also look at the list of felonies. You will see that not all felonies are violent.

    I don't care the only way the FBI is coming in my house is with a warrant. Fire department hell they could walk right in.

    Yes people do deserve a second chance. A good amount will change there lives. That doesn't mean they should be aloud in any kind of EMS.

    Felons are not aloud to vote. Now why is that? They have lost there trust with the public.


    Oh ya just in case you didn't know this already? The FBI doesn't hirer felons. Or well any company that you could use a secret clearness with? Just because you have it doesn't mean you can get a job.
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    A seemingly unrelated article gets our PD and FD perspective on this issue...although we (both PD and FD) were formerly much more strict in what minor infractions are allowed...once was the day that a speeding ticket got you thrown out of contention...no joke. Now they have Police officers with gang ink.

    February 5, 2010
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    It was not clear what was more surprising initially to city officials: that one of the Department of Correction’s chaplains was accused of taking scissors and metal blades into a jail, or that the same chaplain had been convicted of murder.

    Both disclosures about the chaplain, Imam Zulqarnain Abdu-Shahid, have led the Correction Department to conduct a review of the circumstances of his hiring.

    While the review has not been completed, correction officials said Thursday that the department was aware of the chaplain’s second-degree murder conviction before he was hired, two years ago.

    Stephen J. Morello, a department spokesman, said background checks were required for all job applicants, including chaplains. Applicants also must submit to interviews and a fingerprint check. Candidates are required to “self-disclose” any criminal record, he said.

    But a conviction, even for murder, does not necessarily disqualify a candidate from a civilian job like a chaplain’s — though it does disqualify applicants who want to be correction officers.

    The only “civil service required qualification” for hiring a chaplain, Mr. Morello said, is to obtain an ecclesiastical endorsement from the candidate’s denomination, which in the case of Muslims would come from the Majlis Ash-Shura of New York, in Wyandanch.

    Records show that Imam Abdu-Shahid was found guilty, along with three other men, of murdering a customer during a robbery of a supermarket in Harlem in December 1976. He served nearly 14 years in state prison, and was paroled from Sing Sing in 1993, officials said.

    On Wednesday, Imam Abdu-Shahid was charged with various counts of promoting prison contraband after he was intercepted with a pair of scissors and three metal blades in his bag as he tried to enter a jail in Lower Manhattan, according to the city’s Department of Investigation.

    He was held on $50,000 bond after his arraignment. His lawyer, James M. McQueeney, said the chaplain had reformed his life since his murder arrest.

    Asked if it was a benefit for the department to employ seasoned chaplains who might better relate to prisoners because of their range of life experiences, Mr. Morello referred to the civil service guidelines.

    “It’s not part of the job requirement,” he said.

    Mr. Morello said there were about 50 clergy members on the department’s staff of chaplains, representing different denominations. Some are full-time, salaried employees; others work part time. He could not say how many had criminal records.

    Imam Abdu-Shahid was not the first chaplain in the Correction Department to have his criminal past cited amid disciplinary problems.

    Imam Umar Abdul-Jalil was suspended in 2006 because of remarks he made about the White House being occupied by terrorists. Last year, he was among those disciplined in connection with a bar mitzvah party arranged in a city jail by a part-time chaplain, Rabbi Leib Glanz, for the son of a prisoner, officials said.

    Rabbi Glanz resigned last June, officials said.

    Correction officials knew Imam Abdul-Jalil had a criminal history when they hired him in 1993, eventually promoting him to chief chaplain. Mr. Morello, however, said he was unsure of the specifics of his criminal background.

    “I know he had a criminal record,” Mr. Morello said. As for the details, he added, “I cannot say for sure.”

    As for Imam Abdu-Shahid, Mr. Morello said, “His background was investigated when he was hired” and the necessary ecclesiastical endorsement was obtained.

    Dora B. Schriro, the new commissioner of the Department of Correction, has suspended Imam Abdu-Shahid without pay, threatened further punishment and called for a departmental review of the vetting process that allowed him to be hired in 2007.

    “I think all of the policies, involving allowing certain imams access to our prisoners, have been an example of political correctness run amok,” said Peter F. Vallone Jr., the chairman of the City Council’s Committee on Public Safety. “Clearly, some of these people should never have been allowed access to prisoners.”

    Law enforcement and public safety agencies generally bar those with criminal convictions from serving; Mr. Morello said that a felony conviction would prevent an applicant for a correction officer’s position from being hired.

    In the New York Police Department, there is a firm rule against hiring anyone — potential police officers or civilians — with a felony conviction, said Paul J. Browne, the department’s chief spokesman. While those with misdemeanor convictions might, in theory, be eligible for a job, it is, “highly unlikely” in practice, said Mr. Browne. If a misdemeanor conviction indicates a record of dishonesty, or domestic violence, it is an automatic bar, he said.

    The same is true in the Fire Department, where felony convictions bar candidacy, said Francis X. Gribbon, the chief department spokesman. As for misdemeanors, “You can get on with a misdemeanor, on a case by case basis,” he said. “Some misdemeanors are really bad.”

    Firefighting and law enforcement require skills far different from those needed by someone in the clergy, who minister to spiritual needs. A spokesman for the Correction Officers’ Benevolent Association declined to comment on the issue, saying that hiring was an administrative task, while pointing out that the discovery of blades being taken into a jail exposed the dangers officers face each day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScareCrow57 View Post
    I mean really...Do you think someone who tried to hire a prostitute or who gambles on sports is unfit for the fire service? How about someone who is involved in Sodomy? I'll bet there are many in the fire service who have committed sodomy.
    Being an adult you can do what ever you want, legally. When you knowingly commit a felony you show a character flaw. Having worked LE for several year I can tell you, more times than not, those who commit felonies choose to. If you do not see a problem breaking the law you deserve to suffer the consequence of your action. If you do not like the laws you have listed to be classified as felonies I suggest you contact you state representative and have the laws changed. Until then I recommend those who want the job resist the urge to engage in activities that will disqualify them from service.


    Quote Originally Posted by ScareCrow57 View Post
    If you take a look at the comprehensive list you will see there are many on there that will not affect ones ability to do this job.
    Again it is not ability is it about character. You really do not get it, do you?

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    You do realize that people like the FBI have those top secret clearances correct? I recommend you also look at the list of felonies. You will see that not all felonies are violent.
    I heard Bernie Madoff wants to be a member of Scarecrow's FD... and run for treasurer in their next election.
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    How ironic there is someone who is championing the cause of sodomy...shouldn't be a surprise condsidering that is how "it" was concieved!

    FTM-PTB

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    Default Hell No

    Some do not deserve second chances, pedophiles come to mind immediately.

    Why do they deserve a chance at THIS type of job.

    Sorry, some mistakes are not reversible, I don't care if you paid the price the courts decided.
    I am now a past chief and the views, opinions, and comments are mine and mine alone. I do not speak for any department or in any official capacity. Although, they would be smart to listen to me.

    "The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list."

    "When tempted to fight fire with fire, remember that the Fire Department usually uses water."

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