Skip to comments.Miami-Dade firefighter under investigation for Trayvon Martin Facebook rant
Posted on 04/16/2012 6:45:08 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement
A Miami-Dade firefighters rant about the Trayvon Martin case posted on his personal Facebook page is drawing scrutiny from his bosses.
Capt. Brian Beckmanns post, published for the public Friday by the website theGrio.com, lambasts the prosecutor in the George Zimmerman case and suggests urban youth are the products of failed, sh*tbag, ignorant, pathetic, welfare dependent excuses for parents.
(Excerpt) Read more at miamiherald.com ...
Conservatives should flee FaceBook as though it were the Devil. It should have a disclaimer every time you post : “Anything you post here will be used against you in a court of law”.
When are these people ever going to wake up to the fact that Facebook is a turncoat site that is monitored by gov’t , both Federal, State and Local and now, by many corporations? There isn’t any “privacy” on Facebook. Sheeesh!
People who post anything remotely controversial on Facebook are STUPID.
Is that what we want?
This type of activity described in the Miami Herald smacks of a beginning.
...or the Court of Public Opinion...........1984's Thought Police are here.........Orwell was a prophet..........
People who post anything anti left/progressive you mean.
The left are true fascists. This man’s personal opinion on his off time is not his bosses concern.
What happened to free speech? Remember the radicals on campuses in the 1960s?
Is there some element of truth in the rant? Maybe that is the problem in today's repressive environment.
Conservatives who work in government jobs (Fed, State, local, military) should be very careful what they post on Facebook. It is NOT a forum like FR; you are NOT anonymous. It should be entertainment only; posting anti-Government sentiments can be a detriment to your career.
The same thing is true for posting about your employer. If your not saying how much you love them and how great their products and services are, DON’T post it on Facebook. Go somewhere where you are anonymous.
Are firefighters under some subjective moral code 24 hours a day?
These hustlers are doing whatever they can to prop up their little industry.
OTOH, this kind of case must have our support. This is Thoughtcrime, pure and simple.
The Fire Chief had a “rant”, you know, a “tantrum”, requiring an “investigation”.
But Loui$ Farrakhan, Al $harptongue, and Je$$e Jack$on can stoke up racial hatred, and the Black Pampers can even issue “Wanted Dead or Alive” posters without so much as a raised eyebrow from the goons who are going to “investigate” the Fire Chief.
The hypocrisy is beyond blatant, beyond palpable, and is encroaching on the delusional.
Just another salvo against our First Amendment rights.
It all started with “sensitivity” and political correctness.
Facebook use is inversely proportional to IQ.
However, I cannot see a single thing he supposedly said that was incorrect.
Sooner or later, we’re going to have to start seeing and saying the truth.
The investigation and racially-charged entry on the private Facebook page is an example of how employers both private and public struggle to balance free speech and conduct that may reflect poorly on an employee.How is criticizing bad parenting and the welfare society "racially-charged"???
He said nothing about race.
The Miami-Herald is reading race into it. (Surprise! Surprise!)
yes be careful the words you choose on facebook. Are you serious? Are you really on a conservative website that is basically saying this man pretty much had it coming for voicing a politically incorrect opinion on his personal time?
Thought and speech police!
>>>Anything you post here will be used against you in a court of law.
You should treat anything you post anywhere in electronic format subject to having to explain it before a jury.
And the truth shall set you free...from your job!
Orwell, Huxley, Clarke and Rand have told us what to expect..............
I don’t use Facebook. But “investigated” by whom? Do we now have Speech Police?
That sign sums up Facebook in a majority of cases. That is the feeling I get about the site and how it is used.
I'm only saying you have to be careful how you voice your opinions on Facebook and that's all.
It's not right that you should have to tip toe around certain topics, but if your a conservative, you have to watch what you say.
Freedom of expression is very one sided in America these days and only reserved for Liberal viewpoints. Anything else is bigoted, racists, phobic, close minded....you get my drift.
It’s time thus crap stops. They can’t own your thoughts and expressions. Fight it.
any large institution of any nature plays that role. I don't think the number of employees or constituents is carved in stone, but at some level either the Feds or their surrogates (private institutions. ins co's, medical providers, whatever) get involved and must regulate or disclose contractually.
It’s worse than that. Fire fighters are union. I know of one fire fighter having to register independant instead of republican due to union pressure.
Exactly why I never used it and never will. I really do not get why people do in the first place. There are people I do not want to see ever again, psychos and liberals that drove me up the wall. Why would I advertise myself?
And another thing that blows my mind is this obsession with credit cards. Now they even got credit card machines in taxis and newspaper shops here in New York city to the point where many people I know never carry cash. With this administration in power, why would they do that? With a flick of a keystroke the government can destroy anyone financially. “Oh you made a mistake on your IRS form...You owe the IRS $98,000 bucks so will just put a lein on all your accounts until you bow to the Obama.”
The anonymity supplied by FR is not without limits either.
I have been telling my friends for years to stay away from FB (and similar sites).... No matter how I explain how dangerous (in so many ways) FB is, they laugh it off :/
Agree!!! Big Brother is watching!
You do what you have to keep your job; more so if you love it.
But that sounds like its actionable... Of course, the police and the local government are probably Union, too.
Pressure might have been the wrong word. Rookie fire fighter, newly joining the union. “suggestions” were made.
Bingo. Although not a beginning, it's certainly a continuation.
I look for this to become the next national headline on the Zimmerman case. It'll be used to stir up race relations and get the Sharpton/Jackson/NBPP-types in the news again.
>>People who post anything remotely controversial on Facebook are STUPID.<<
Not necessarily. Maybe they are not cowards, giving in to quivering fear of Big Brother.
I said basically the same thing on another blog and crickets.
No way is any kid of mine coming in the house with a mouth full of gold and tats. There was no way I was coming in my parents home with gold teeth. How did he pay for this?
Mom could not handle him so he was shipped off to dad. Well mom, the suspensions should have been a signal of something going on with your child.
Dad did not "brief" his kid about behavior in the complex. "Son, kids like you have been burglarizing the neighborhood so please do not loiter outside because no one knows you"
A failure on both parents part.