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Luggage Handler Fired For Anti-Gay Airport Announcement

Jim Burroway

May 8th, 2007

Luggage attendant Jethro Monestime, 23, was fired after admitting that he played a recording of an anti-gay message over the P.A. system of the Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood Airport on two separate occasions at 12:45 a.m. on May 1.

Monestime admitted using his cell phone to play a recording that said, “If a man lies with a man as one lies with a woman, they should be put to death.” Monestime apologized for the incident, describing it as a prank. Anthony Niedwiecki, a law professor who heard the broadcast with his six-year partner, Waymon Hudson, said he didn’t consider it a prank but a death threat.

Broward County Mayor Josephus Eggelletion Jr., said the Sheriff’s Office would turn the case over to the Broward State Attorney’s Office to determine whether criminal charges should be filed.



Michael Ditto
May 8th, 2007 | LINK

Sounds like this kid has some baggage of his own that he needs to handle.

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