See the update at the end of this post with Carlos Vasquez's former Golden West College boss clarifying he was fired.
ORIGINAL POST, NOV. 4, 8:06 A.M.: A security officer has been suspended from his job at one of two Orange County college campuses following a television-news report that indicated the 31-year-old has been posting pro-Nazi and anti-black sentiments on Instragram. Carlos Vasquez was disciplined by Golden West College in Huntington Beach, where he works as a public safety officer, but apparently not at UC Irvine, where he serves as a parking officer.
Under the handle "cloz_vaz," Vasquez posted on Instragram pictures of swastikas, Adolf Hitler and photos of African-Americans with racist comments, reports KCBS/Channel 2.
Included in the collection:
- A photo of a black mother with two children in her arms and the caption "Mammy, when is daddy coming home from prison? I miss seeing him beat you and I miss how he made us hungry."
- A photo of a young black boy with the caption "Waking up in juvenile jail. It's in their blood."
- Images of swastikas over a baby's diaper and drawn in mustard on a hamburger with the caption "I will have the Nazi burger easy on the Jew sauce."
- A photo of Vasquez's own children superimposed in Hitler's arms with the caption "Proud father moment when my daughter met the great fuhrer."
- Another picture of Hitler and the children with the caption "I love how attentive my kids are when it comes to real WW2 history."
So, yeah, a history buff is he.
It's the fantasy images of Vasquez's own children with Hitler that most concerned Melissa Carr of the Orange County Anti-Defamation League, according to City News Service.
KCBS reports the Instagram account was deleted shortly after its reporter confronted Vasquez about it.
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While Golden West College immediately placed him on administrative leave due to the photos, a UCI spokeswoman said they do not violate campus rules because they were posted on Vasquez's personal account.
UPDATE, NOV. 4, 10:55 A.M.: A short clarification courtesy of Jon Arnold, Golden West College's Department of Public Safety director:
"I just wanted to notify you that Vazquez was terminated from his employment with Golden West College."