We have Facebook to thank for letting people show their colors, particularly one Miami-Dade fire captain who decided to “speak his mind” online as prosecutors were deciding to charge George Zimmerman. Check out what he posted last Wednesday:
“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, sh**bag, 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.”
Beckmann deleted the post, but it had already been screen captured by someone and published on TheGrio.com. When contacted for comment Beckmann told TheGrio.com:
“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.”
The Miami-Dade fire department released the following statement:
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. The department’s only official Facebook page is: http://www.facebook.com/MiamiDadeFireRescue.
Speak your minds folks — please feel free to let us know how you really feel, at least that way we know you can’t be trusted. SMH.
Just an FYI for the folks who don’t already know — Trayvon’s mom Sybrina Fulton wasn’t “welfare dependent” — she’s worked for the Miami-Dade Housing Authority for 23 years as a program coordinator and Trayvon’s dad Tracy is a truck driver. Just the facts Mr. Beckmann, no embellishment necessary!