Skip to comments.Miami-Dade fire captain on Zimmerman charges: Blame '****bag' parents of 'our urban youth' [1984!]
Posted on 04/16/2012 4:24:57 AM PDT by SoFloFreeperEdited on 04/16/2012 5:34:06 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
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...
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I hope we speak out against the attacks on Captain Beckman. We CAN win this battle.
IIRC, there was a teacher in Mount Dora Florida who posted his convictions about homosexuality on his personal Facebook page. The speech police in the media tried to force him out of his job too...and we conservatives spoke out. I believe he still has his job!
Folks, this is bigger than Brian Beckman. It is about being able to speak your mind in a personal forum. If the media speech fascists are allowed to crush this man’s expression, they will come for YOU next.
Another victim of Facebook.
There’s reasons why being anonymous on the internet is a good thing - here’s one of them.
Facebook IS 1984 incarnate - people are 1984’ing themselves...
Amen to that!
“I and my coworkers”
What stupidity. it’s “My coworkers and I”, don’t the teachers teach grammar anymore
Bravo Captain. Truth to power.
Poll at following link
“Should Miami-Dade fire Capt. Brian Beckmann be reprimanded for his Facebook rant even though he’s a private citizen?”
I don't understand why hoodies are considered ghetto. I wear hoodies frequently, and a lot of young people wear hoodies, certainly not just young, black males. There is nothing about a hoodie that should cause one to be suspicious.
I’ve never, ever heard of a case where a fireman or firemen for that matter have asked the race of a dwelling inhabitant of a burning building. Never.
His opinion is his 1st Amendment right and should not be abridged. A case can be made for professions such as LEOs where their citizen interactions are more up-close, and the result is often deadly, but not here.
I and my coworkers
What stupidity. its My coworkers and I, dont the teachers teach grammar anymore.......
Nothing stupid about it. Remember, “Ignorant is temporary but stupid is forever.”
I had no problem understanding his point.
Tyranny wins when good men stay silent.
100% right, G. But he made the mistake of putting the fire co’s name/his position or something, on that page; that’s probably going to cost him his job, and much more.
He shouldn’t have used profanity. That’s what they’ll use to nail him with.
“Oh, I’ve been cursed at.” Faint.
Captain Beckman has my utmost respect. Enter a burning building is a walk in the park compared to the grilling our country’s scumbag media is going to give him.
Others have already said it; as a white person Beckman’s rights to express himself on race issues don’t exist in the USA. The right needs to be reclaimed, and it’s going to take brave men such as Beckman to do it.
I always enjoy the not sure or don’t know category of a poll. Glad to see there’s people that are ignorant and have no spine to pick a side.