Fire Captain Demoted for Facebook Post on Trayvon Martin Case

By:  R. Cort Kirkwood
06/25/2012
       
Fire Captain Demoted for Facebook Post on Trayvon Martin Case

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue has demoted a veteran firefighter for posting politically incorrect comments about the Trayvon Martin case on his Facebook page.  Brian Beckman was a captain in the urban fire department until mid-May, about a month after he got riled about the Trayvon Martin case and said so on his own time at his Facebook account. He attacked the prosecutor, Martin’s parents and the ubiquitous hoodie.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue has demoted a veteran firefighter for posting politically incorrect comments about the Trayvon Martin case on his Facebook page.

Brian Beckman was a captain in the urban fire department until mid-May, about a month after he got riled about the Trayvon Martin case and said so on his own time at his Facebook account. He attacked the prosecutor, Martin’s parents, and the ubiquitous hoodie.

The firefighters union will fight the demotion, its chief said.

The Post

After Beckman’s thoughts appeared on Facebook the day that George Zimmerman was charged with second-degree murder in Martin’s death, a “source” sent them to theGrio, NBC’s website providing video material of interest to blacks.

TheGrio features a screen shot of Beckman’s rant, which reads:

Listening to Prosecutor Corey blow herself and her staff for five minutes before pre-passing judgment on George Zimmerman. The state seeks reelection again, truth aside. I and my coworkers could rewrite the book on whether our urban youths are victims of racist profiling or products of their failed, sh*tbag, ignorant, pathetic, welfare dependent excuses for parents, but like Mrs. Corey, we speak only the truth. They’re just misunderstood little church going angels and the ghetto hoodie look doesn’t have anything to do with why people wonder if they’re about to get jacked by a thug.

“Prosecutor Corey” is the state prosecutor, Angela Corey, in the case against George Zimmerman, who says he shot and killed Trayvon Martin in self defense on February 26.

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