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EMTs allegedly made racist comments toward Native Americans

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YAKIMA, WA (AP) - Two Washington EMT workers have been placed on unpaid leave pending an investigation into derogatory comments about Native Americans they allegedly posted on social media.
  
The Yakima Herald-Republic reports American Medical Response, which responds to emergency medical calls throughout Yakima County, including the Yakama reservation, issued a statement saying it placed the two men on leave Tuesday, immediately after learning about the comments.
  
The comments were made in reference to a photo on Facebook of a Native American teen wearing a T-shirt featuring an upside-down American flag with the wording "No one is illegal on stolen land."
  
One of the comments allegedly from one of the private ambulance company's employee said: "For God's sakes, it's not stolen, you were conquered. We will finish the job."
  
American Medical Response says the comments do not reflect the attitude of the agency.

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