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Florida beach safety officer Todd Snipes fired for Trayvon Martin comments on Facebook
AP via NY Daily News ^ | August 10, 2013

Posted on 08/11/2013 4:14:16 AM PDT by Maceman

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — A Florida beach safety officer has been fired over comments he is accused of making on Facebook regarding Trayvon Martin.

Todd Snipes was fired Friday for unprofessional conduct. County officials say Snipes showed “horrible judgment made worse during a racially charged atmosphere.”

(Excerpt) Read more at nydailynews.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: blackkk; florida; georgezimmerman; trayvonmartin

1 posted on 08/11/2013 4:14:16 AM PDT by Maceman
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To: Maceman
According to the article:

Snipes is accused of writing a post on Facebook after George Zimmerman’s acquittal in the 17-year-old’s death that read: “Another thug gone. Pull up your pants and be respectful. Bye bye thug r.i.p.”

2 posted on 08/11/2013 4:15:38 AM PDT by Maceman (Just say "NO" to tyranny.)
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To: Maceman

Truth hurts. They’ll replace him with a liberal wienie with little life experience, no common sense, and no work ethic and get their butts sued off when he fails to do his job and someone drowns on his watch because he was in the bathhouse with another guy in one of the stalls.


3 posted on 08/11/2013 4:17:49 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Maceman

Maybe considered insensitive these days (can’t hurt anyone’s feelings!), but true. Not worthy of losing a job though. Which person was more likely to lead a life of crime, Zimmerman or Treyvon?


5 posted on 08/11/2013 4:21:32 AM PDT by jughandle
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To: Maceman

“Another thug gone. Pull up your pants and be respectful. Bye bye thug r.i.p.”

THERE!, I said it!


6 posted on 08/11/2013 4:25:17 AM PDT by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: Maceman

Freedom of speech, if you say what I think is correct.


7 posted on 08/11/2013 4:26:18 AM PDT by winkadink (During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act. George Orwell)
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To: jsanders2001

“Truth hurts”

The truth is that I am offended by the boyz in hoodies. They are the outfit of the black KKK and any light skinned person had better be wary of this threat. One only has to look at the videos from store robberies, black mob beat downs and news reports to figure this out.


8 posted on 08/11/2013 4:26:24 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Maceman

Unfortunately Freedom of Speech is dead in this country... thanks to the Communist in the Whitehouse and the repulsive Left.


9 posted on 08/11/2013 4:27:56 AM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes mandatory- Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Maceman

He lacked the common sense not to post his “goodby Thug Trayvon” comment on Facebook.

He is a public employee.

There is no way, none, that a public employee could post that on FB and get away with it.

IF he didn’t know that, where’s the common sense?

And, a lot of private businesses would fire a person for posting that. They would think it would impact their businesses in terms of image, customers etc.

It’s not the man’s opinion that’s the problem, it’s posting this on FB for all the world to see that opens him up to the firing.


10 posted on 08/11/2013 4:28:33 AM PDT by txrangerette ("...hold to the truth; speak without fear." - Glenn Beck)
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To: Maceman

Someone with the wherewithal needs to scoop this guy up and put him on his management team.

Daytona Beach authorities are out of their minds for dismissing a man who speaks his mind.


11 posted on 08/11/2013 4:31:07 AM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: Maceman

When we take over it’ll be fun to get people fired if they say something bad about a ‘tea party’ member?

Oh wait, we’re not total jerkwads... or bullies.


12 posted on 08/11/2013 4:36:00 AM PDT by GOPJ (Sob stories make bad law...)
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To: Maceman
i hope the low life parents and the stuck on stupid lawyer goes for the civil suit, so the REAL trayvon will be there for all to see.
You can bet they WILL NOT file suit for that reason alone.

Oh, why do I call the parents low-life? They did a lousy job of raising the thug. Teaching him right from wrong. They couldn't wait to cash in. . . . .

13 posted on 08/11/2013 4:39:30 AM PDT by DeaconRed (Future trayvons: Make sure the CRAKA ain't packing HEAT before you sucker punch him. . .)
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To: txrangerette
"a lot of private businesses would fire a person for posting that"

What business would lose substantial PAYING customers by that remark?

We cave in to those politically-correct extortionists who simply force the Agenda on others on how to think and what is ALLOWED to be said.

Unless some of us continue to speak freely, Free Speech is DEAD.

14 posted on 08/11/2013 4:41:54 AM PDT by traditional1 (Amerika.....Providing public housing for the Mulatto Messiah)
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To: Maceman

As soon as I read the headline I knew that the “offender” had to be white. A black employee saying something offensive to Zimmerman supporters, who BTW was found by the jury to have used deadly force only after he was nearly beaten to death by Trayvon, would never be even noticed by the high brass.


15 posted on 08/11/2013 4:46:11 AM PDT by Uncle Lonny
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To: txrangerette

I don’t disagree with your perspective, but...yeah there is a but....

whatever happened to people being permitted to have an opinion?

was this posted on his personal page or was it posted as representative of him being an employee?

why is posting opinions on FB opening people up to being fired from their jobs?

It frightens me that you think he lacked ‘common sense,’ when his opinion seems pretty truthful. Political correctness is not ‘common sense,’ and the more we become silent in the face of insanity the less liberty we will have.


16 posted on 08/11/2013 4:49:20 AM PDT by EBH (The 'silent majority' is just as responsible for where this country is today as the screaming mob)
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To: DeaconRed
"You can bet they WILL NOT file suit for that reason alone."

That's NOT how it works...

The goal is an out-of-Court Settlement, where Taxpayers are fleeced for the benefit of the Lawyers and the Litigation Lotto Litigants....it's a pure extortion scheme to take advantage of TAXPAYERS once again footing the bill for Lawsuits for "offending" some Protected Class.

When's the last time you heard of a White Heterosexual filing an "Offended" Lawsuit?

17 posted on 08/11/2013 4:56:27 AM PDT by traditional1 (Amerika.....Providing public housing for the Mulatto Messiah)
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To: Maceman

Geeesh,Even the Hartford Dispatcher that used some “racial” term on the radio got a suspension.
I hope this guy gets an attny,maybe Mark O will take it up?


18 posted on 08/11/2013 4:58:49 AM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: EBH
You can still have an opinion. But, it has to agree with the politically correct one. In this case and to the politically correct, Martin, an up and coming thug and doper is held in higher esteem than Almighty God , while the Zimmermans , normal decent everyday people who try to help those who live in the same community as they, are Satan incarnate.

if one's opinion differs from the above, then one cannot express without suffering repercussions from the politically correct crowd, a/k/a , the lynch Zimmerman mob.

19 posted on 08/11/2013 4:59:10 AM PDT by sport
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To: txrangerette

I tend to agree with you. Lesson number one: Stay your ass off FaceBook.


20 posted on 08/11/2013 5:02:12 AM PDT by sport
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To: txrangerette

What about the feral thugs who posted ‘kill whitey’ on FB during during the GZ trial?


21 posted on 08/11/2013 5:06:45 AM PDT by patriot08 (NATIVE TEXAN (girl type))
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To: sport

Right-o. This was more a case of IQ than anything.


22 posted on 08/11/2013 5:09:59 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: sport

Nothing valuable or good comes from Facebook that isn’t outweighed by the bad and useless.

I read something where Facebook is being cited in a disproportionally large number of divorce and legal cases.


23 posted on 08/11/2013 5:12:34 AM PDT by rlmorel (Silence: The New Hate Speech)
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To: patriot08

Can’t be fired ifn you ain’t gotst a J-O-B.


24 posted on 08/11/2013 5:13:27 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: Maceman

25 posted on 08/11/2013 5:16:53 AM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: Roccus

How about arrested for terrorist threats?


26 posted on 08/11/2013 5:17:43 AM PDT by patriot08 (NATIVE TEXAN (girl type))
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To: sport

“Another thug gone. Pull up your pants and be respectful. Bye bye thug r.i.p.”

We need to take back the dialogue and staying silent isn’t going to get the job done. By all real accounts Trayvon was a thug. Members of that community may not like reading or hearing such comments, but lashing out at the person saying it isn’t going to fix their culture’s failures. Calling every person who speaks up and speaks out against those behaviors and attitudes that are failing a community isn’t a racist or a bigot.

Trayvon was a thug and the community let a good child slip through to the dark side. The longer we let the community wallow in denial of how they continue to fail their young people...the more we lose as a culture. Bad habits, bad culture should evolve to something better. Oddly, in America, it doesn’t. It doesn’t because we CAN’T talk about it, challenge it, and expose its’ failure to the light of day.


27 posted on 08/11/2013 5:18:41 AM PDT by EBH (The 'silent majority' is just as responsible for where this country is today as the screaming mob)
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To: rlmorel

AMEN and AMEN! Seems like it brings out the stupidity in people like the guy in Miami that killed his wife and then posted her picture on FaceBook. And he is only one of many and probably not even the worse.


28 posted on 08/11/2013 5:22:08 AM PDT by sport
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http://www.mrconservative.com/files/2013/07/thy.jpg


29 posted on 08/11/2013 5:27:40 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: alice_in_bubbaland
Maybe the 'beach safety officer' AKA lifeguard - should sue Daytona Beach.

He needs to find out if the Constitution allows people to be fired for using the term 'thug'... I'd like to know, Lenny Bruce would like to know. Jon Stewart who uses the 'eff' term would like to know...

30 posted on 08/11/2013 5:32:33 AM PDT by GOPJ (Sob stories make bad law...)
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To: EBH
People do what they want to, Martin decided that he wanted to be a hoodlum at an early age. No amount of talking, no amount of counseling could change that. Prisons and electric chairs were made for people like Martin. The only question remained, which would he get first?

You are correct in saying we need to take back the dialogue, but that is not going to happen. We have transitioned from the Land of the Free and Home of the Brave to the land of the freebie and home of the gimme in less than one generation.

31 posted on 08/11/2013 5:33:04 AM PDT by sport
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To: Maceman

In America today we must be tolerant of all things lest one, the truth.


32 posted on 08/11/2013 5:36:22 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Maceman

If he did not post it on government time on a government using a government computer what he said is protected speech.


33 posted on 08/11/2013 5:42:52 AM PDT by isthisnickcool (NO MORE IRS!)
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To: Maceman

You folks should have heard the Chicago police scanner last night. It is sickening and embarrassing we allow these criminals to do what they have been doing. Almost all of the calls are for “black male with gun” or a knife or for aggravated assault. It is a war zone.

I put all of this on Obama’s shoulders. He had the opportunity of a lifetime to heal racial divides and stop a lot of this racism garbage. Instead he turned the clock back to toe 1950’s. That is evil. Very very evil.


34 posted on 08/11/2013 5:46:36 AM PDT by isthisnickcool (NO MORE IRS!)
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To: sport

I lost a few friends over posting pro-Second Amendment pictures, etc on FB earlier this year, but I didn’t care. People need to realize that regular folks that they know believe these things and that we don’t cater to the politically correct.


35 posted on 08/11/2013 5:57:13 AM PDT by ez (Muslims do not play well with others.)
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To: isthisnickcool

As long as they kill each other. When they get tired of it, they will start behaving as decent human beings toward each other and expel by one way or another, those who refuse to abide by civil rules.


36 posted on 08/11/2013 6:21:23 AM PDT by sport
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To: Maceman

Don’t forget to save some sympathy for the teenager who was brutally beaten by three older teens on a school bus.


37 posted on 08/11/2013 6:35:18 AM PDT by billhilly
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To: Uncle Lonny

Did any businesses or news outlets boycott Spike Lee?


38 posted on 08/11/2013 6:43:39 AM PDT by BilLies (I despise The Progressive Liberal American Press, its corporations, management, reporters, readers.)
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To: Maceman; All

This is Black Ku Klux Klan Racism, and this person needs to sue Daytona Beach for being fired for expressing the FACTS and for his 1st Amendment rights

Daytona Beach is notorious as one of the biggest Pedophile trolling grounds in America. Instead of firing a beach patrol for making a factual statement regarding a Miami Ghetto Thug who got capped when he assaulted a Hispanic man....maybe DB should concentrate more on getting rid of the Pedophiles who use DB as their candy shop


39 posted on 08/11/2013 6:51:09 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Difference between George Zimmerman and Al Sharpton is that Sharpton woulda let honky family burn)
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To: SeminoleCounty
So much for “Free Speach”. Wasn't there something in the U.S Constitution (before odumbo threw it aside) that addressed that? sarc.

Perhaps the guy can sue his previous employer for violating his civil rights.

40 posted on 08/11/2013 7:01:28 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: Maceman

So much for Freedom of Speech if you work for the gummit.

Pray for America to Wake Up


41 posted on 08/11/2013 7:14:28 AM PDT by bray (Coming soon: The Republic of Texas 2022)
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To: freeangel

Now its white t-shirt with a black or blue hoody over it...can hide or change appearance quickly.


42 posted on 08/11/2013 7:31:46 AM PDT by Therapsid (Communism has killed 50-60 Million people in only 50 yrs.)
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To: sport
"I tend to agree with you. Lesson number one: Stay your ass off FaceBook."

Call me old fashioned, but I don't Twitter, Text, smoke dope, or do FaceBook.

43 posted on 08/11/2013 7:58:10 AM PDT by DJ Taylor (Once again our country is at war, and once again the Democrats have sided with our enemy.)
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To: DJ Taylor

Nor go with the girls that do.


44 posted on 08/11/2013 9:38:42 AM PDT by sport
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To: Progov

What is “Free Speach?”


45 posted on 08/11/2013 10:42:18 AM PDT by Henry Hnyellar
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To: jsanders2001

This stuff is why I don’t have a facebook acct. Anything I want to say, I say via an online pseudonym.


46 posted on 08/11/2013 10:48:45 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: jsanders2001

I remember a story about AZ or some place hiring black lifeguards and there was NO requirement that they be able to swim


47 posted on 08/11/2013 11:21:38 AM PDT by GeronL
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