Facebook Comments Spark Outrage

The fallout over the Facebook comments by Miami-Dade Captain Brian Beckmann on the Trayvon Martin shooting case continue to keep folks in Florida and beyond on edge.

Captain Beckmann’s commentary on “urban youth” and “ignorant, pathetic” parents reignited the simmering controversy that has captured the attention of the nation since February. Miami Dade fire is now investigating whether Captain Beckmann will face discipline.

Here is some of the news coverage.

About Curt Varone

Curt Varone has over 40 years of fire service experience and 30 as a practicing attorney licensed in both Rhode Island and Maine. His background includes 29 years as a career firefighter in Providence (retiring as a Deputy Assistant Chief), as well as volunteer and paid on call experience. He is the author of two books: Legal Considerations for Fire and Emergency Services, (2006, 2nd ed. 2011, 3rd ed. 2014) and Fire Officer's Legal Handbook (2007), and is a contributing editor for Firehouse Magazine writing the Fire Law column.
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