- Faith & Family
Sometimes it pays to keep your mouth shut. At least that’s what Brian Beckmann discovered after recently being demoted from his post as a Miami-Dade fire captain for his offensive online remarks that he posted on Facebook. Readers may recall that he had some not-to-kind words including several expletives that he launched against Black parents and Black youth after George Zimmerman was charged with the murder of Trayvon Martin. Personal or not, somethings just should not be said or written by the leaders of our community. Beckmann will be on leave it’s said and will probably file an appeal. Bet this time he’ll keep his comments to himself.
District 108 is going to be one of the more interesting races this August. So far there are three candidates including the incumbent who are seeking office. But State Representative Daphne Campbell had better be careful. Some are saying that she may have over-inflated the numbers while bragging about how much money she has brought to the district. We’re having a tough time getting our hands around the final numbers but one thing is for certain. At the end of the day, you can’t count dollars for projects that were delayed or vetoed.