Sunday, June 10, 2012

No First Amendment for You, Whitey: Miami-Dade Fire Captain Who Criticized Trayvon Martin Hoax is Busted All the Way Down to Fireman, Humiliated, and

Ordered to Undergo Psych Evaluation and Still More Diversity Training

Miami-Dade Fire Capt. Brian Beckmann

By Nicholas Stix
Expanded at 6:14 p.m.

Just as a formality, I googled under “Captain Brian Beckmann” and “Nat Hentoff,” “Megan McArdle,” and “ACLU,” and even checked the ACLU’s national Web site, and under its Florida affiliate. Not one example of a civil libertarian individual or organization defending Brian Beckmann came up.

Are there any other fake civil libertarians I should have checked under, like Ron and Rand Paul, et al.?

I have heard of black public officials and uniformed service personnel making outragopeusly racist public statements, and never being punished for them, but have repeatedly heard of white men being punished and even cashiered for much less.

The second most important lawsuit I can think of would be one challenging the constitutionality of all diversity training in public institutions as violating whites' First and Fourteenth Amendment rights, and their legal rights under the 1964 Civil Rights Act. The third most inportant lawsuit would challenge all diversity training in private institutions as violating whites' legal rights under the Civil Rights Act, which applies to the private as well as the public sphere.

The most important lawsuit? That would challenge the legality of "Barack Obama's" 2008 candidacy and thus continuing occupation of the White House.

The death of free speech in America (Florida Cracka's title)

Published on May 15, 2012 by Florida Cracka

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Miami-Dade fire captain who posted about Trayvon Martin on Facebook demoted
By Diana Moskovitz
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
The Miami Herald

A Miami-Dade fire captain who blasted the handling of the Trayvon Martin case in a Facebook rant has been demoted.

A Miami-Dade fire captain has been demoted down to firefighter as punishment for a rant, posted on his personal Facebook page, about the Trayvon Martin case, county officials said Monday.

Capt. Brian Beckmann’s post lambasted the prosecutor, Angela Corey, who charged George Zimmerman with second-degree murder in Martin’s death.

In the post, Beckmann suggested “urban youth” are the products of “failed, sh--bag, ignorant, pathetic, welfare dependent excuses for parents.”

He also brought his fellow firefighters into the post, saying: “I and my co-workers
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.”

It ended with, “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.”

A screen shot of the Facebook page was sent to Miami-Dade Fire Rescue’s human resources department on April 12, according to county records released Monday. A day later, it was published on the website, an African-American news website.

The ensuing investigation found that, though Beckmann’s Facebook page was personal, it hurt the public’s trust in the department, the disciplinary action report said. “While the opinion posted may have been personal, as a captain with Miami-Dade Fire Rescue, it greatly disrupted the public’s confidence in our entire organization as a result of the reference to ‘my co-workers,’ ” it said.

Beckmann will be on administrative leave and must complete a psychological evaluation and diversity training before he returns, said Rowan Taylor, president of the Miami-Dade firefighters union. And when he does come back, it will be at the lower rank of firefighter.

Taylor said an appeal already had been filed. The appeals process will likely take several months.

[A tip o’ the fireman’s axe to The Gaslamp Post.]


Anonymous said...

Has William Anderson, that great libertarian crusader against corrupt prosecutors and government officials had anything to say? Or will he?

David In TN

Anonymous said...

I recall San Jose police officer Leroy Pyle was ordered to psych consoling after opposing police chief Joe McNamara on gun control.

So this SOP for ALL Stalinist controlled People's Republics, i'm afraid.

Anonymous said...

Can you expand on your idea about challenging the diversity regime on constitutional grounds?

Nicholas said...

Diversity trainers work openly from the assumption that whites are racist, and that blacks and Hispanics are not. So, from the get-go, they are violating the 14th Amendment rights of whites to equal treatment under the law. (The constitutional complaint applies only to public institutions.)

The trainers also routinely single out whites for insults and abuse, which is another 14th Amendment violation.

Whites who contradict and/or criticize diversity trainers also routinely suffer workplace retaliation. That’s a violation both of the 14th Amendment and of whites’ First Amendment rights to freedom of opinion, and privacy. (They are coerced into participating, thus privacy; and lured into expressing opinions that are then held against them, ergo, opinion.)

Let’s take a look at the instant case of “fire fighter” Beckmann. He is being forced to undergo more (I’m sure he had plenty earlier) diversity training as a punishment, and has been condemned by all manner of public officials and his own boss. So, his mere presence in a new round of “training” entails a violation of his First and 14th Amendment rights. Plus, anything he says during the new round of “training” can and will be used against him, and could cost him his job. This is communist-style re-education, no more and no less.