This is the transcript of Fire Captain Brian Beckmann's post on April 11, 2012 (via TheGrio.com):
"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*tbag, 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."
Capt. Beckmann's comments damaged public trust. The community within his area of influence now are forced to question his ability to provide safety and security to all residents regardless of race, ethnicity, and religion. Beckmann caused this problem when he decided to post, for public view, his incendiary remarks. These same attitudes can result in racial profiling which, as we've seen with George Zimmerman, can have tragic consequences. Brian Beckmann's blatant racism should not go unpunished. He MUST be removed from his position within Miami-Dade's fire department.
On the evening of Wednesday, April 11th a captain with Metro-Dade fire station, Local 1403, posted a hate-filled rant on his facebook wall. His comments were in response to Special Prosecutor Angela Corey's decision to arrest George Zimmerman in the shooting death of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin. His comments make questionable his ability to perform his job as a first responder in a community as diverse as Metro-Dade County Florida.