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Nazi-style Crackdown of Trump supporters ordered by NY AG Letitia James

"This hunting down of Trump supporting Firemen who booed New York Attorney General Letitia James, clearly on the orders of the Attorney General herself, is a pure illegal tyranical disregard for the Constitution and basic civil rights, says Eugene Delgaudio, president of Public Advocate.

"Similar to her crackdown on forcing violent trans men on innocent women in Sports in nearby Nassau County in filing a cease and disist law suit against that county's executive to enforce her political agenda, this shall not stand, " says Delgaudio.


FDNY Commissioner Laura Kavanagh is hunting down smoke-eaters and other staffers who mercilessly booed New York Attorney General Letitia James - and cheered in support of Donald Trump - during a department promotion ceremony this week, The Post has learned.

FDNY Chief of Department John Hodges fired off an email to other agency honchos warning a reckoning led by the department's Bureau of Investigation and Trials was coming over the chorus of boos and chants of "Trump" that James received at Thursday's event.

"BITS is investigating this, so they will figure out who the members are," Hodges wrote FDNY chiefs Saturday in the letter obtained by The Post.

"I recommend they come forward. I have been told by the commissioner it will be better for them if they come forward and we don't have to hunt them down," he continued.

"The [deputy chiefs] shall direct the captain of the company to make a list of those who come forward and send it directly to [FDNY operations]. I realize members might not come forward but they should know that there is clear video of the entire incident and they will be contacted by BITS if they don't," he wrote.

A list of talking points for deputy chiefs doing the investigation obtained by The Post said: "We want the members to come forward. They will come to headquarters to be educated why their behavior is unacceptable."

An FDNY retiree fumed at the department's heavy-handed response.

"It was a political stunt for the city to have the AG there. When it backfired, they sent their fascist pit bulls after guys for exercising their First Amendment rights," he said. "Most were off-duty and not in FDNY uniform."

Famed constitutional and criminal law attorney Alan Dershowitz blasted the FDNY's hunt down.

"Firefighters have an absolute constitutional right to boo the attorney general, and the government has no power to punish them for it," Dershowitz told The Post. "So efforts to get the names of the booers is an effort by the government to chill free speech and is unconstitutional."

The Uniformed Fire Officers Association sent out a message to its members on Saturday warning them of the directive and that the department is in "possession of video footage of the event."