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Firefighter Charged With Arson, Blames Black Lives Matter

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Firefighter Charged With Arson, Blames Black Lives Matter

In a word, WTF?

An Endicott NY firefighter allegedly set his house on fire in August, with his wife and two teenagers asleep, after setting an obstacle course of gasoline traps around the house.

Written on the outside wall was an anti-police message that reads, "Lie with pigs, fry like bacon."

WBNG reported that the house also had a "Blue Lives Matter" flag flying out front.

Broome County District Attorney Steve Cornwell confirmed the statement was written and believes Stokes wrote the message to help cover up his crime.

"That statement to me is absolutely despicable," he said. "It fuels a false narrative when it comes to the work that police officers do. "

Jason Stokes, 41, pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Travis Gettys

The slogan apparently referenced an incident from August 2015, when some demonstrators chanted, “pigs in a blanket, fry them like bacon,” during a Black Lives Matter protest at the Minnesota State Fair that was widely reported by conservative media.

Pro-police websites blamed the fire at Stokes’ home on “terrorists” associated with the civil rights group.

This is what Alex Jones would call a "false flag operation," except it wasn't a conspiracy controlled by the government, but an actual frame job leveled at Black Lives Matter.

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