Skip to comments.Florida beach safety officer Todd Snipes fired for Trayvon Martin comments on Facebook
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.
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Snipes is accused of writing a post on Facebook after George Zimmermans acquittal in the 17-year-olds death that read: Another thug gone. Pull up your pants and be respectful. Bye bye thug r.i.p.
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.
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?
Another thug gone. Pull up your pants and be respectful. Bye bye thug r.i.p.
THERE!, I said it!
Freedom of speech, if you say what I think is correct.
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.
Unfortunately Freedom of Speech is dead in this country... thanks to the Communist in the Whitehouse and the repulsive Left.
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.
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.
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.
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. . . . .
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.
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.
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.
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?
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?
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.
I tend to agree with you. Lesson number one: Stay your ass off FaceBook.
What about the feral thugs who posted ‘kill whitey’ on FB during during the GZ trial?
Right-o. This was more a case of IQ than anything.
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.
Can’t be fired ifn you ain’t gotst a J-O-B.
How about arrested for terrorist threats?
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.
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.
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...
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.
In America today we must be tolerant of all things lest one, the truth.
If he did not post it on government time on a government using a government computer what he said is protected speech.
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.
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.
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.
Don’t forget to save some sympathy for the teenager who was brutally beaten by three older teens on a school bus.
Did any businesses or news outlets boycott Spike Lee?
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
Perhaps the guy can sue his previous employer for violating his civil rights.
So much for Freedom of Speech if you work for the gummit.
Pray for America to Wake Up
Now its white t-shirt with a black or blue hoody over it...can hide or change appearance quickly.
Call me old fashioned, but I don't Twitter, Text, smoke dope, or do FaceBook.
Nor go with the girls that do.
What is “Free Speach?”
This stuff is why I don’t have a facebook acct. Anything I want to say, I say via an online pseudonym.
I remember a story about AZ or some place hiring black lifeguards and there was NO requirement that they be able to swim