Skip to comments.“Racist” Fire Captain Brian Beckmann Must Go, Says Petition
Posted on 05/04/2012 6:24:17 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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[Miami, FL] When Miami-Dade fire captain Brian Beckmann let the word know how he felt about the whole Trayvon Martin thing, the reaction was swift in calling for his removal from the force.
Sunshine Slate noted back on April 18 that Beckmann posted an offensive rant on Facebook, as originally reported by TheGrio.com. Here is his post in its entirety:
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, shitbag, ignorant, pathetic, welfare dependent excuses for parents, but like Mrs. Corey, we speak only the truth. Theyre just misunderstood little church going angels and the ghetto hoodie look doesnt have anything to do with why people wonder if theyre about to get jacked by a thug.
Well, a media firestorm developed and citizens starting making waves, demanding that Brian Beckmann be terminated for his racist and ignorant hate speech. Maria Roach was one of those citizens screaming for the captain to get the boot.
On the day that George Zimmerman was finally arrested, I read a story about this [fire] captain basically slandering Trayvons parents, Roach told Sunshine Slate via telephone.
I am a mom, Im married and Ive got two little boys. I just felt insulted for the family and deeply offended that someone in a position of such responsibility would attack grieving parents in such a malicious fashion, she said.
So Roach went onto SignOn.org and wrote up a petition called Metro-Dade Fire Captain Brian Beckmann: Youre Fired! to build up a groundswell to remove Beckmann from the fire department. (View the petition here.)
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So far, that petition which is addressed to Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez and Miami-Dade Fire Chief William Bryson has 1,250 signatures and Roach is well on her way to achieving her goal of 2,000.
According to Roach, this is actually her second petition her first was a certified blockbuster in the petition world.
I have been very involved in the Trayvon Martin case, says Roach. In February, I wrote a petition to [U.S.] Attorney General [Eric] Holder about Trayvon Martin and calling for the Justice Dept. to intervene. That drew over a half a million signatures.
Why the follow-up?
The wording of [Beckmann's] Facebook post was deeply offensive. I thought this guy should be investigated and I think removed from his position. I wouldnt trust him if I lived in that community and I wouldnt trust his leadership if I worked under him, offered Roach.
She still cant believe that Beckmann, had the balls to slander the family, slander black kids, slander inner city people, slander working class people and then to say that me and my union buddies .
Roach who now lives in Bowie, MD, after leaving Orlando three years ago is really into her newfound glory of community involvement and organizing for a cause (when I spoke with her she was at in the middle of a National Organizing Institute training seminar).
It is all rather new to the former 20-year broadcast news behind-the-scenester.
I am really passionate and excited about helping people have a voice and using the tools to give that to them, said Roach. I am the daughter of social workers and I have always believed in the power of people. Its been deeply satisfying.
Got your own cause to bring to the masses? SignOn.org is free and the company, launched by MoveOn.org Civic Action, is a non-profit.
Can I say that I’m not offended by what the guy said—but he could have chosen some of his words better.........
Looks like we are no long a nation of laws, but a nation of perpetually-offended bullies.
The guy should have known that telling the truth is considered racist by certain peoples. He hit is spot on the head and that sure pi**ed people off didn’t it?
Are we sure this woman’s name isn’t “Julia” Roach?
Whipped dog yelps the loudest.
Oh, and I am certain all of those "signatures" were vetted and verified, because if there is ANYTHING the left cares about it is INTEGRITY in the process of government voting and petitioning.....
Bwa ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!
Seriously, I posted a story about this fire captain a few weeks back. The Obama/Sharpton Lynch Mob are focusing on this man's personal thoughts on his personal facebook page....if they are successful in shoving a ball gag in the mouth of everyone who wants to post their own thoughts, then you may as well shred the first amendment.
These people are thugs, and deserve to be ignored.
I wonder if the Bowie Fire Dept. will show up in time (if at all), should Roach’s house ever catch on fire.
I’ve never heard of a fireman refusing to go to the aid of someone in a fire because of their race, income, heritage, etc.
Roach wants to deprive a community of an experience firefighter, a community she doesn’t even live in. I’m sure the Florida residents thank her, the carpetbagger to Maryland.
Whatever you think of his rants, he has (had) the right to say it, but under the Roach/Obama/Holder authoritarian regime, free speech only exists for the Sharptons/Jacksons and Ed Schulz’s of the wacko world.
If u r getting FlAK, you are over the target....
Whites need to get on the phone with officials and tell them to leave the guy alone. He told the truth.
This Roach lives in Bowie.
Great, we have these rabid lynchers here.
Yet another shredding of the 1st amendment.
Huh. I wonder if she'll write a petition on behalf of all the white people getting beat up by black hoodlums, some of which beatings are done while invoking Trayvon Martin's name.
Maryland "Freak State" PING!