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Miami-Dade fire captain on Zimmerman charges: Blame 'sh*tbag' parents of 'our urban youth'
The Grio ^ | April 13, 2012 | Joy-Ann Reid

Posted on 04/14/2012 1:59:27 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

The Miami-Dade Fire-Rescue Department is investigating a Facebook post by one of its captains that seems to blame the shooting death of Trayvon Martin on the "shi*tbag parents" of "our urban youth," and the "ghetto hoodie look" of young black men like Martin.

The entry was posted on the personal Facebook page of Miami-Dade fire captain Brian Beckmann. The Facebook page bears the same profile picture as the entry, which appears to have been deleted, but which was captured in a screengrab sent to theGrio.

The page's profile entry lists Metro-Dade Firefighters Local 1403.

The entry appears to have been created on Wednesday, the night State Attorney Angela Corey announced she would file second degree murder charges against George Zimmerman in Martin's shooting death.

"Listening to Prosecutor Corey blow herself and her staff for five minutes before pre-passing judgment on George Zimmerman," it read.

"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."

Beckmann responded to questions about the page in a Facebook message, saying "I am a private citizen and have the same right to freely express an opinion on any subject that anyone else does. I choose not to embellish or alter the facts as your employer chose to do."

He offered to contact theGrio when he was "off duty" for further comment.

The source who provided theGrio with the Facebook entry expressed concern that the comments reflected "the thoughts of someone who responds to the homes of the very people" being denigrated in the post.

A Miami-Dade Fire Department spokesman issued the following statement:

Captain Brian Beckmann has been with Miami-Dade county since 1997. The post on his personal Facebook page is being investigated by Miami-Dade fire rescue. The department's only official Facebook page is: www.facebook.com/MiamiDadeFireRescue.


TOPICS: Computers/Internet; Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: florida; georgezimmerman; trayvonmartin; zimmerman
So they're repealing the 1st and 2nd amendments?
1 posted on 04/14/2012 1:59:39 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sure looks that way.


2 posted on 04/14/2012 2:13:04 AM PDT by SatinDoll (No Foreign Nationals as our President!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

facebook claims another career. when will people learn?


3 posted on 04/14/2012 2:14:39 AM PDT by RC one (all y'all had to do was vote for Newt but noooooo, he wasn't good enough.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
It certainly sounds like State Attorney Angela Corey is doing the same thing Nifong did in the Lacrosse case. Pandering to mob rule for votes.

One thing's for sure, this kid and his parents will get a complete colonoscopy in court. We will know exactly what kind of parents they were. I hope they don't have any skeletons in their closet they want to hide.

4 posted on 04/14/2012 2:15:39 AM PDT by MagnoliaB
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
They repeal the 1st amendment selectively only for people telling the truth like the captain.
5 posted on 04/14/2012 2:23:32 AM PDT by The Cajun (Palin, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Newt......Nuff said.)
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To: MagnoliaB
skeletons?? I thought the earliest story said daddy was visiting his girlfriend....and then Tray's mom pops up??

Can someone tell me why this took 3 weeks to hit the newspapers??

6 posted on 04/14/2012 2:37:59 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He is going to lose his job for telling the truth!


7 posted on 04/14/2012 2:38:09 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: RC one
what he wrote was right on....but I just won't write much if anything on facebook....I notice now that a lot of msg boards related to news outfits require you to use facebook....again....won't do it....not leaving my name open for attack.....

the freedom of speech dwindles away...sadly....but isn't that what they intended...

so true that the urban yutes are very scary....its a normal reaction to recoil from them...its not about discrimiation but it is about a basic human trait of preservation.

8 posted on 04/14/2012 2:45:54 AM PDT by cherry
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“The source who provided theGrio with the Facebook entry expressed concern that the comments reflected “the thoughts of someone who responds to the homes of the very people” being denigrated in the post. “

I’m sure that happens all the time, both ways. I don’t know why people are shocked. They should be thankful people still do their jobs.


9 posted on 04/14/2012 2:54:57 AM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They are the typical direct product of democratic social engineering. Teenage Kid lives with sister and boyfriend or someone other than parents or parent,father is no where to be found, mother is divorced remarried or not married at all with another set of kids with boyfriend or boyfriends. This is all viewed by the rats as normal, encouraged and supported by them with our tax dollars. Yet when anyone especially one not of the same ethnic background says anything it is viewed as racist, another defensive tactic taught by thier holders.


10 posted on 04/14/2012 3:02:20 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (B B)
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To: Sacajaweau

Mom thought she found a gold mine.


11 posted on 04/14/2012 3:05:43 AM PDT by GeorgiaDawg32 (God is dead - William Hamilton....William Hamilton is dead - God (And he means it))
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To: Sacajaweau
I think the parents are divorced.

What I think is odd is the kid just goes to the 7-11 to get some tea and skittles, doesn't come back and the father doesn't even go looking for him. I can't believe the father or his girlfriend didn't hear or see police sirens that night. I didn't think the kid was that far from the girlfriend's house.

It was reported that Trayvon had unexplained jewelry in his possession and what was considered B&E tools on a previous occasion. That might explain why Zimmerman reported him loitering around looking suspicious. He could have been casing out some houses since there had been break ins in the neighborhood.

Too many unanswered questions.

I would like to know what his parents do for a living but I'm sure we will find out all about them.

12 posted on 04/14/2012 3:09:51 AM PDT by MagnoliaB
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Mr. Beckmann     +1
13 posted on 04/14/2012 3:22:42 AM PDT by tomkat
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To: MagnoliaB

It also mentioned that when his father did call the police - at least a day later - he called to see if his son had been arrested, not to report him missing.

So quite possibly daddy knew or suspected more than he wants to talk about now.


14 posted on 04/14/2012 3:24:59 AM PDT by livius
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To: MagnoliaB
I'm sure it was HOURS until everything quieted down....and it makes NO sense that someone didn't call the dad. It had to be the talk of the neighborhood in the morning and even that night when daddy arrived home.

So my guess is that someone did call daddy...(the girlfriend??)

Certainly daddy knew about the kid and the school stuff and a lot more....after all, the sweet little kid was on a 10 day suspension...

And it wouldn't surprise me if "girlfriend(s)" owned some interesting jewelry.

Looked like the incident was only a couple hundred feet from the girlfriend's house.

Daddy told conflicting stories at the beginning.

15 posted on 04/14/2012 3:29:39 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: livius
First time that I heard that daddy called police in the am to see if he was arrested. But that makes much more sense then him calling to report him missing....unless daddy called A LOT of people first....

We'll know if he really called the kid and when....soon I hope....The cops would have had the phone by then and likely monitoring....unless they're stupid.

So here's a 17 year old kid...and they couldn't find a parent that night by looking at his phone list??

16 posted on 04/14/2012 3:34:31 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Sacajaweau
I think the parents might regret letting the race baiters use them as tools.
17 posted on 04/14/2012 3:35:21 AM PDT by MagnoliaB
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To: livius

Excellent point...I’m expecting this announcement to aid in covering up the facts, “Trial to be closed to the media in order to preserve integrity of the process”.
That will preserve any inconvenient “facts” that might come out making the deceased look like anything but an angel.


18 posted on 04/14/2012 3:36:42 AM PDT by Fireone (Palin/West, the dream team! (did I mention FUBO?))
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To: MagnoliaB

Walks to 7-11 in the cold and rain. Never returns and no alarm bells go off for the father. He goes to bed.

The jewelry and burglary tools plus an empty bad with marijuana residue I believe was found at school, thus he was suspended. Course the mom believed he was suspended for tardiness. So Trayvon lied to her or she’s not being truthful. She didn’t bother calling the school? As a parent, wouldn’t you want to speak w/an school admin. to get the scoop?

Why did the father let this kid run around when he should have been confined/punished for suspension? No, Dad was out on the town and wasn’t even concerned his son was missing. Says he ASSUMED his son was w/a cousin but said cousin didn’t answer his phone. Why didn’t Dad get in his car and go the cousin’s house?

o/t It’s been reported that both parents have quit their jobs. Must be nice to have that luxury. Did they have high paying jobs with big savings accounts to be able to up and quit?


19 posted on 04/14/2012 3:41:23 AM PDT by bonfire
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

nah... just the left going after anyone they identify as not in line with their thinking.

this is why it’s crucial we return the favor

if you identify a progressive / lib in an interview... DO NOT hire them

if you identify someone in your company as a progressive or liberal... avoid them, move them to a dying branch, or sabotage them

if you find a progressive / liberal business owner... avoid the business

DO NOT give your hard earned money to people that want you enslaved or dead (yes, if you push progressives, you’ll find out they would gladly flip the switch on ‘backwards and retarded conservatives’)


20 posted on 04/14/2012 3:41:52 AM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Sacajaweau

I wonder when the Dad actually arrived back to the apt.

He was visiting the GF and might be that no one recognized Trayvon as it wasn’t his own “hood”.

The other child in the apt....Didn’t the Dad ASK HIM where Trayvon went? The Dad’s story stinks, IMO.

Somewhere along the line I read that Trayvon begged his father to walk to 7-11 and dad relented. Haven’t heard that story lately. Anyone else remember that?


21 posted on 04/14/2012 3:50:40 AM PDT by bonfire
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To: sten

That’s why I don’t understand why so many conservatives and traditionalists patronize places like Starbucks, Apple, Progressive and many others...


22 posted on 04/14/2012 3:54:20 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: MagnoliaB
Naw...They'll be working for the NAACP before we're through.

This is pretty much a repeat of Nifong and sweet little Crystal. Again....it's about votes and power and it's just a different day.

23 posted on 04/14/2012 4:06:43 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: bonfire

Ahhhh...The mysterious cousin....I hope daddy knows that numbers and time are VERY traceable these days.


24 posted on 04/14/2012 4:09:10 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: bonfire
I would like to know what jobs the parents were doing.

I guess now they are going to capitalize off their son's death.

25 posted on 04/14/2012 4:09:40 AM PDT by MagnoliaB
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To: MagnoliaB
Both parents have quit their jobs, but have not been able to find what they did for a living before the incident.

Pictures of TM (As in TradeMark) have him riding a horse, playing in the snow etc. So this family, although separated was not destitute. They were a solid middle class.

Zimmerman work was in loans. How was their income derived?

26 posted on 04/14/2012 4:13:13 AM PDT by hoosiermama
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Travon was an AH wana be gang banger..........the crap he pulled routinely in M Gardens was OK in what once was a nice area and now an extension of Liberty City didn't pass muster in a N Fla community that didn't tolerate AH’es like poor Travon wandering,in the early AM, between cars, condo buildings and the back of stores always keeping an eye out for something not locked up,tied down,not secured or left open.
I saw this crap in in N Laud in the town house community where I lived.There was a hole in the chain link fence and these scum bags used it as a short cut because they were to frigen lazy too walk up to the corner.Evey time we would repair the hole the SH*T bags would cut it open.(Kinda like blocking the trail a rat takes)All hours of the day you would see and definitely hear these AH’s walking by your windows.I had to put bars on mine cause if it was open it was an open invitation to come in.Cars were constantly gone through if it was left open.I put some COMET CLENSER in one of those little coke vials and kept it in my unlocked glove box.....One morning it was gone......One of the “trespasses” got a good snoot full....hope it killed em.

Travon was out of his element and got what he deserved.....I d love to be on this jury

27 posted on 04/14/2012 4:28:56 AM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I have often said that facebook is a bad thing to get involved in. Too much personal information there to be spread around.

Now this man is in trouble for merely stating his views.

Truth be known, Ambulance and Fire crews spend two thirds of their time working with the people that this Fire Captain describes.

People who abuse the ambulance system horrendously, and call the Fire Department to solve all of their problems.

People who call the ambulance so they will get quicker access to Emergency rooms.People who have a water leak and all they had to do was turn off the valve at the source.


28 posted on 04/14/2012 4:38:44 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We just birth’em,let the streets raise’em!


29 posted on 04/14/2012 5:06:49 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: Venturer
I was talking to a Broward EMS gal a few years back and she was “spoken too” because on a 911 call to a black residence the woman said to her ‘if we were white you would be walking faster”.She replied,”if you were white you would have never called”.Woops truth hurts...
30 posted on 04/14/2012 5:16:11 AM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This ought to be interesting. Beckmann, a union member, criticizing a favored group (parasites a.k.a., useful idiots) of the Leftists/Marxists who control the union he belongs too. Bet he loses his union benefits and membership. They cannot allow independent and dissonant opinions within the rank and file. That’s a no no. As good little robots, ALL the union members must march when their leaders say march, and parrot what their say and donate UNION DUES to candidates that take away their Freedom and Liberty.


31 posted on 04/14/2012 5:27:19 AM PDT by cashless (Unlike Obama and his supporters, I'd rather be a TEA BAGGER than a TEA BAGGEE.)
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To: Sacajaweau

How can you be so judgmental? Were Tray’s parents were ever married? Mom could have been a girlfriend too. Dad could be a muslim. No problem.


32 posted on 04/14/2012 5:42:55 AM PDT by ladyjane
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To: Big Giant Head

Word to the wise ping.


33 posted on 04/14/2012 6:01:25 AM PDT by Marie Antoinette (Newt Gingrich 2012 - The Man With a Plan)
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To: livius

I haven’t heard that! Interesting if true. But then I recently read that Martin was staying with his UNCLE, not his father.

So many tales being told, it’s hard to get to the truth.


34 posted on 04/14/2012 6:14:00 AM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Government fireman is one of the few sure paths to riches these days. I don’t think I’d ever do anything to risk my employment.


35 posted on 04/14/2012 6:18:12 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: MagnoliaB

Straight from the Anthony’s playbook.


36 posted on 04/14/2012 6:18:12 AM PDT by bonfire
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"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."

Am I wrong, or did this bloke pretty much just say it ALL?

37 posted on 04/14/2012 6:47:16 AM PDT by montag813
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To: MagnoliaB
don't forget that RINO FL AG Pam Bondi hand selected this special prosecutor Angela Corey fully aware of her abysmal record

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38 posted on 04/14/2012 6:47:43 AM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: MagnoliaB
don't forget that RINO FL AG Pam Bondi hand selected this special prosecutor Angela Corey fully aware of her abysmal record

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39 posted on 04/14/2012 6:49:13 AM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
As a fire captain, he's management and not necessarily protected by union or civil service rules. He's unlikely to be promoted further, and will likely get heat from any blacks in the dept.

Freepers, DO NOT BE ON FACEBOOK. Even your private, "friends-only" posts can get you into trouble if one of your "friends" is a liberal.

40 posted on 04/14/2012 8:29:56 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. - George Orwell)
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