Skip to comments.Miami-Dade fire captain on Zimmerman charges: Blame 'sh*tbag' parents of 'our urban youth'
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.
Sure looks that way.
facebook claims another career. when will people learn?
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.
Can someone tell me why this took 3 weeks to hit the newspapers??
He is going to lose his job for telling the truth!
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.
“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.
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.
Mom thought she found a gold mine.
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.
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.
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.
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??
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.
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?
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’)
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?
That’s why I don’t understand why so many conservatives and traditionalists patronize places like Starbucks, Apple, Progressive and many others...
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.
Ahhhh...The mysterious cousin....I hope daddy knows that numbers and time are VERY traceable these days.
I guess now they are going to capitalize off their son's death.
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?
Travon was out of his element and got what he deserved.....I d love to be on this jury
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.
We just birth’em,let the streets raise’em!
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.
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.
Word to the wise ping.
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.
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.
Straight from the Anthony’s playbook.
Am I wrong, or did this bloke pretty much just say it ALL?
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.
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