Posted on May 16, 2012

Dirtbag Racist Firefighter Demoted for Idiotic Facebook Rant About Travyon Martin

Gizmodo, May 15, 2012

Usually we get pretty upset when someone gets in trouble at work or school for a status update or tweet. But this Florida firefighter got what he deserved after posting a racist rant on Facebook about Travyon Martin’s parents.

Miami-Dade Fire Captain Brian Beckmann was demoted to the lowly rank of Firefighter after posting a hateful status update about Trayvon Martin, the Florida teen who was recently shot and killed in an incident many attribute to racism. Beckmann’s rant — wherein he implied that Martin’s parents are “failed, shitbag, ignorant, pathetic, [and] welfare dependent.” The post was captured by The Grio before the racist public servant could delete it:

{snip} Besides the demotion, the Miami Herald reports that “Beckmann will be on administrative leave and must complete a psychological evaluation and diversity training before he returns.” Beckmann has both appealed the decision and apologized for his remarks.