He also had a rather callous and disparaging image of Trayvon Martin on his Facebook page where he’s holding a bag of skittles in one hand and canned iced tea in the other, with the caption, “Those skittles were to die for.” Not very nice.
But see, it’s not just that the cop’s boss was afraid someone might be offended or that such things are inappropriate for a public official to say. It’s mostly that the cop held the politically incorrect opinion of the Zimmerman/Martin incident – an incident that should have never garnered national attention in the first place, considering how many gang-related murders happen in Detroit and Chicago alone on a daily basis without anyone in the media or political establishment even pretending to care. If you’re critical of Trayvon in any way, that makes you a racist. If you speak positively in any way regarding Zimmerman, that makes you a racist. The Blaze reported:
“A Florida beach safety officer was fired on Friday after he referred to Trayvon Martin as a ‘thug’ on his personal Facebook page. Todd Snipes, a beach officer of 15 years who was stationed about 40 minutes from where Trayvon Martin was killed in Sanford, Fla., was initially suspended for the post he made on Facebook last month. ‘Another thug gone,’ Snipes wrote the night of George Zimmerman’s acquittal. ‘Pull up your pants and be respectful. Bye bye thug r.i.p.’ In his termination letter, Department of Public Protection Director George Recktenwald wrote that Snipes had ‘engaged in behavior that threatens the respect and trust of the community and jeopardizes the perception that the department enforces the law fairly, even-handedly and without bias.’”
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