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Video: Fire Captain Brian Beckmann Blames Trayvon Martin's Death on His "Pathetic Parents"

| by Michael Allen

According to the Grio.com, Miami-Dade fire captain Brian Beckmann is under investigation after he wrote on his Facebook page that the death of urban youths (i.e. unarmed Florida teen Trayvon Martin) was the fault of “failed, shitbag, ignorant, pathetic, welfare dependent excuses for parents” (video below).

Trayvon Martin’s mother is a program coordinator at the Miami-Dade Housing Authority. His father is a truck driver. So neither parent is “dependent” on welfare.

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Beckmann made the entry on his Facebook page on the same day that Florida State Attorney Angela Corey announced she was charging neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman with the murder of 17-year-old Martin.

Beckmann later deleted the post and defended himself, writing: “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.”