Captain Brian Beckmann has since deleted the post, but a screencap was published on TheGrio.com when its source expressed concern at "the thoughts of someone who responds to the
The post was reportedly published last Wednesday, the same night special prosecutor Angela Corey announced second degree murder charges against George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch captain who shot Martin as he walked through his father's gated community in Sanford wearing a hoodie. Wrote Beckmann:
"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."TheGrio reports Beckmann responded to questions in a Facebook message with, "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."
But Beckmann's employer isn't happy. In a statement, Miami-Dade Fire said, "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."
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