Skip to comments.Florida Officer Fired After Calling Trayvon Martin a ‘Thug’ on Facebook
Posted on 08/11/2013 1:29:44 PM PDT by lowbridge
A Florida beach safety officer was fired on Friday after he referred to Trayvon Martin as a thug on his personal Facebook page.
Todd Snipes, a beach officer of 15 years who was stationed about 40 minutes from where Trayvon Martin was killed in Sanford, Fla., was initially suspended for the post he made on Facebook last month.
Another thug gone, Snipes wrote the night of George Zimmermans acquittal. Pull up your pants and be respectful. Bye bye thug r.i.p.
In his termination letter, Department of Public Protection Director George Recktenwald wrote that Snipes had engaged in behavior that threatens the respect and trust of the community and jeopardizes the perception that the department enforces the law fairly, even-handedly and without bias,
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Bias? Look who’s talking about bias.
I smell a huge lawsuit.
Blaspheming St. Skittles is now a firing offense. Good to know.
Thugs come in all shapes, sizes, races and creeds.
Not being saddened by the passing of a thug killed in the act of being a thug does not strike me as racist in any manner or showing racial bias.
I would think it was expected of a LEO to have little patients with thuggish behavior. .
A Qoute well worth remembering.
I’m sure his guild or union rep will be jumping on this one with both feet.
And anyone notice how Aaron Hernandez has been completely left alone? Not one bad word, no death threats, nothing even though the evidence is quite compelling he killed a black man in cold blood.
But walking in the general direction of a black man for about a block and refusing to allow him to smash your head in? Oh *that* is blatant racism and therefore one must get 4000 death threats, be called every name in the book and even have a sitting US President take sides against you.
Hey, I like that quote!
“In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” George Orwell.
A LEO biased against thugs? What a crazy world we live in...
What on earth is wrong with Florida now? Don't they have anything better to do than hang provocative junk which is bound to incite further violence like that up? Zimmerman went through the legal system, he was found not guilty, why is he being made the scapegoat for every and any black/white or black/Hispanic act of violence? Where's the painting showing how the white baby got shot in his little face by a black animal while sitting in his stroller? Where's the painting showing the 3 black kids who beat up a white kid on a school bus?
There probably more accurate...
I hope some artists are working on those.
I smell a huge lawsuit.
My first thought, too. Once in awhile, nothing will get the job done but at assault lawyer.
Looks like a thug to me.
So I take it that Mr. Snipes was a public employee. First Amendment or not, posting stuff like that under his own name was almost as dumb as bringing Skittles to a gunfight.
I predict the patriot who defaces the Trayvon mural will do time
A simple example of Marxist agitprop.
I am careful about expressing my actual views, since we are now an occupied nation. It has been taken over by those philosophically allied with the former KGB and Stasi. During my last years in Minnesota, I had to put up an act of being a Kool-Aid drinking leftist, yet would still be found out since 1) I had lived in Texas for a while, a place which they hate and 2) one of my clients was Flint Hills Resources, a.k.a. “the EVIL KOCH BROTHERS”. No Facebook, and not even a hint that I disagreed with Obama (not welcome in many social/business/retail situations up there). I am back in Texas, and pray the texas does not become culturally lost.
Stop posting things on Facebook. In fact, stop using Facebook. If you are not careful about using Facebook, it will cause you all sorts of problems on the job and in your real-life, non-virtual relationships. Just my two cents.
It's the latest thought crime. It's known as "Tray-cism".
You are right. They would then be able to point to the defaced painting and have something else inflammatory to complain about. It’d have to be the whole Capitol building defaced, just to be even-handed enough for these brain dead folks, LOL. Why not contact the Brain Dead in Chief, the Florida guvnor and complain about the waste of taxpayer dollars and the obvious prejudice of the state of Florida being shown against the legal system?
I don’t do Facebook. I think it’s an exercise in narcissism. I don’t need to publicize my life to anyone, thank you. And, as you pointed out, it’s been publicized in the media so many times as a source for incriminating material. You’d think folks would have learned by now. Don’t share your private thoughts where they can be used by employers, etc. against you.
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I guess the truth must really hurt.Though when your working for a Law Enforcement agency you have to be diplomatic at all times and use your words wisely.
And most of all...NEVER announce on FB that you are leaving town to go on vacation.
Burglars monitor FB to know when people won’t be home.
Three cheers for Todd! Freedom of speech is not free in a black-fearing society. No bias ????
Truth is the answer...Was trayvon a thug or was he not a thug?
However, under Obama, I've heard people say over and over, not only to me but other people who criticize Obama, "You need to watch what you post on Facebook (or what you write to the newspaper, or put on a message board)". Obama's minions are putting a clamp on 1st Amendment rights.
Do we have an email address for this turd?
the PC term for violent criminals is “troubled youth”
For Conservatives it is not free speech if it involves a vile act, death threat, or generally an intentional act to debase religious beliefs or race of a person.
For Libomatards it is anything that tells the truth or is against what they say is the truth
Which one? The one who did the firing.
If it’s as simple as described here, he’s got a great case to get his job back.
“In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act” ~ George Orwell
As you say...
That painting looks to me like it depicts Martin Luther King being assassinated from behind by Mr. Zimmerman.
BAD TASTE. PURE REVISIONIST HATE PROPAGANDA. Approved by The State.
I hope it is approved by the state, because it is excellent grounds for a mega lawsuit.
Obama’s son was a thug.
Fact is, Martin was a thug who was trying to severely beat or kill a Hispanic man that he felt looked at him wrong, and he died a thug's death with a bullet to the heart.
More and more I'm seeing someone fired for some perceived slight to anything considered sacrosanct by the Left. But if one commits an "offense" against the Right, it is probably never reported, or if so, gleefully by the "news" media. And.... the offender is probably promoted!
The lawyers must be lining up.
Hope he wins big time.