A Miami-Dade firefighter has gotten himself into hot water. Captain Brian Beckmann is in trouble for making comments on his private Facebook page regarding the Trayvon Martin-George Zimmerman case. In the post he said this:
“Listening to Prosecutor Corey blow herself and her staff for five minutes before pre-passing judgment on George Zimmerman. The state seeks reelection again, truth aside. I and my coworkers could rewrite the book on whether our urban youths are victims of racist profiling or products of their failed, shitbag, ignorant, pathetic, welfare dependent excuses for parents, but like Mrs. Corey, we speak only the truth. They’re just misunderstood little church going angels and the ghetto hoodie look doesn’t have anything to do with why people wonder if they’re about to get jacked by a thug.”
The comment in question was originally brought to life by the African-American centered website TheGrio.com. The website reached out to Captain Beckman in a private message on Facebook and got this reply to their questions:
“I am a private citizen and have the same right to freely express an opinion on any subject that anyone else does. I choose not to embellish or alter the facts as your employer chose to do.”
These comments by the Captain has prompted a rather vile discussion as to wether or not he be fired:
One person said “Brian Beckmann need to be terminated!! The saddest thing is the department was quick to point out the fact that the racists comments were placed on Beckman’s personal page and not the fire rescue department’s page. Hmmm…….. I am wondering do they support what this idiot wrote!!!!!”
Another had this to say, “Wow… Way to go Beckman. Can people like YOU be trusted to equally protect the citizens who pay your salary?? You are Truly Pathetic and a very poor reflection on the Miami-Dade Fire and Rescue. Sad.
Some people do not have a problem with it. “Nice that people take the time to thank you when you save lives…not just when someone has their own personal opinion. Well, thanks for going in when everyone else is running out. As long as you didn’t leave anyone behind say whatever the hell you want. This is America.”
The Miami-Dade fire department had this to say about his future: “Captain Brian Beckmann has been with Miami-Dade County since 1997. The post on his personal Facebook page is being investigated by Miami-Dade Fire Rescue.”
Here is a video from the FX show “Rescue Me” that fits what is going on perfectly WARNING!!!! NSFW!!!!