“I and my coworkers could rewrite the book on whether our urban youths are victims of racist profiling or products of their failed, *expletive*, ignorant, pathetic, welfare dependent excuses for parents”
A Miami-Dade fire captain under fire for his controversial Facebook comments in the Trayvon Martin case has been demoted. Captain Brian Beckmann fell from the top of the command in his firehouse to the lowest rank of firefighter.
“The comments made by Captain Beckmann were reprehensible and will not be tolerated,” said Miami Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez, a former fire chief, after word of the discipline was made public. “We can’t have our employees, especially a supervisor, making such disparaging comments about any member of our community, much less one of our own employees.”
In addition to the loss of rank, the 17-year-fire department veteran’s paycheck will take a major hit because a firefighter’s salary is dramatically less than a fire captain. The amount is still unclear but CBS4 found Beckman made $125,616 as a Captain during a 2007 investigation done on firefighter salaries.
Before returning to work Beckmann will have to undergo a psychological examination by a county doctor and be required to take diversity training courses.
Beckmann, with the help of the firefighter union, is expected to appeal the demotion.
“Today the Fire Chief demoted Brian Beckmann by two supervisory ranks back to the rank of Firefighter. As union President, I believe this discipline is excessive,” said Rowan Taylor in a statement. “We will immediately file an appeal to an independent arbitrator. We anticipate that the case will be heard within the next few months. The decision of the independent arbitrator will be final and binding.”
Under county union contracts, that appeal will go to an arbitrator who may uphold, reverse, or offer up a new discipline order. The process of appeal could take up to six months. In the meantime Beckmann will have to work as a firefighter.
The disciplinary action against Beckmann stems from racially charged comments made on his personal Facebook page.
The Facebook post that started the firestorm of controversy claimed, “I and my coworkers could rewrite the book on whether our urban youths are victims of racist profiling or products of their failed, *expletive*, ignorant, pathetic, welfare dependent excuses for parents,” in cases like the shooting death of unarmed Miami teen Trayvon Martin.
Beckmann denied writing the Facebook message when interviewed by the Human Resources department. Instead, Beckmann said he copy and pasted the message from another website.
“I was reading things that evoked s response in me that made me want to share it,” Beckmann told an interviewer. These “were not my words.”
Miami-Dade Fire Rescue had launched an investigation into whether any county policies were violated by the posting, which critics said was racist.
In the county’s 11-page social media policy, there is just one paragraph regarding personal opinions that reads “do it on your own time, make clear that you are speaking from your own point of view.”
Beckmann has defended the post. He told CBS4 News partner the Miami Herald that he was a ‘private citizen and has the same right to freely express an opinion on any subject that anyone else does’.
Beckmann made the Facebook post on the same day State Attorney Angela Corey announced that Sanford neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman was being charged with second-degree murder in the Trayvon Martin shooting. Martin, a Miami Gardens teen, was unarmed. Zimmerman said he shot Martin in self-defense.
However, Mayor Gimenez believes the county needs to take strong action now to look at social media policy.
“In order to avoid this from happening in the future, I have directed my staff to revise the appropriate policies dealing with this issue. It is important to reiterate my position that public servants have a responsibility to uphold the highest levels of integrity and decency, especially when you consider our multicultural, multi-ethnic community. There’s no such thing as being off-the-clock; we are public servants 24/7 and must conduct ourselves with the utmost professionalism at all times.”
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A former FBI special agent, who worked on some of the bureau’s most high profile cases including the 9/11 attacks and the Oklahoma bombing, faces twenty years in prison after being arrested on child pornography charges.
Donald Sachtleben, 54, who served the FBI as a bomb technician for 25 years, was charged with possessing and distributing child pornography.
The Indiana resident was arrested after the FBI and an Internet Crimes Against Children task force began investigating another individual who was allegedly trading child pornography online.
That individual, identified as Jason Nicoson from Illinois, was arrested in January.
After searching Nicoson’s computer, investigators were able to trace illegal activity to Sachtleben’s home in Carmel.
After obtaining a search warrant on May 3, police allegedly discovered approximately 30 images and video files containing child pornography on the hard drive of his laptop computer.
Charged: Sachtleben, 54, faces thirty years behind bars if convicted of the child pornography possession and distribution charges
Police interviewed Sachtleben’s wife, who denied knowing anything about the images on her husband’s computer, according to an affidavit released today by the U.S Attorney’s office in Indiana.
The indecent images found on Sachtleben’s computer allegedly match those which were discovered on Nicoson’s.
If convicted, Sachtleben faces up to 20 years behind bars for the distribution charge and up to 10 years for the possession charge.
Successful career: After retiring from an illustrious career in the FBI, Sachtleben began working in the Forensic Science department at Oklahoma State University, where he has been employed since last October
Both charges carry a fine of up to $250,000 and a lifetime supervised release.
‘Today’s announcement […]should make clear that no matter who you are, you will be brought to justice if you are found guilty of such criminal behavior,’ said US Attorney Joseph Hogsett.
Sachtleben retired from the FBI in 2008, after working on cases including the Unabomber case, the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and the USS Cole bombing, reported ABC News.
and currently works at Oklahoma State University in the Forensic Sciences department, where he has been employed since last October.
He is expected to appear in court on Thursday.
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Thousands of children have lost the chance of a decent life because of the ban on mixed-race adoption, the state equality chief has admitted.
Trevor Phillips said it was his greatest regret that he failed to challenge the race rules which denied children the chance of a loving family and instead left them at the mercy of a failing care system.
Changes could have been made 10 years ago if the race relations watchdog had called for an inquiry, Mr Phillips said.
The acknowledgement by Mr Phillips of the damage done by the ban follows the Coalition’s decision to legislate to sweep away race rules.
The new law will reinforce guidelines already handed to social workers that tell them the need to find a family for a child is more important than their longstanding doctrine which says, for example, it is bad for a black child to be brought up by a white family.
For more than two decades adoptive parents have been strictly screened on race grounds, with many rejected because they have been judged the wrong match.
Social workers have been trained to believe that black children lose self-esteem and pride in themselves if they are not brought up by parents of the same colour.
Critics have said there is no evidence to support this theory and that race has been used as an excuse to depress the number of adoptions.
Mr Phillips, who is to step down as chairman of the Equality and Human Rights Commission this summer, said he should have challenged the race ban when he was appointed chief of its race relations predecessor, the Commission for Racial Equality, in 2003.
He told the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show: ‘If I had to pinpoint one single thing I would say that I wish when I took over at the CRE I had been more aggressive on the issue of transracial adoption.
‘If I had ordered an inquiry, an investigation, it would have shown pretty clearly that the life chances of children would have been much much better in a family of any race compared to staying in care.
‘I would have then be able to essentially change the policy in local authorities 10 years ago.’
Mr Phillips added: ‘My personal regret is that hundreds of children, maybe thousands of children, would now be in families who got stuck in the care system. If I had to go back and do something different, I would do something about that.
‘Being in care is the surest indicator that you will end up in crime, in drugs, that you will end up unemployed, and your children will repeat your experience.’
He added: ‘I think if we had been more aggressive on this issue we could have transformed the lives of very many children. But these are things we know in hindsight.’
It was the first time Mr Phillips is thought publicly to have criticised the ban on mixed-race adoptions, although critics of the system have long held that adoption was the last area of public life in Britain in which authorities were prepared to support open racial discrimination.
History: In 2000 Tony Blair suggested that the bar to transracial adoption should go
In 2000 Tony Blair suggested that the bar to transracial adoption should go, and his Government began to publish figures illustrating how long black children had to wait for new families because of the race rules. But his 2002 Adoption Act had nothing to say about race.
Mr Phillips was the leading Labour figure on the London Assembly at the time. He went on to head the CRE and then the EHRC when it took over from all the state equality bodies in 2007.
Social workers have long been criticised for failing to back adoption for children in care, preferring to see them brought up in the care system which often means life in a children’s home or shifted repeatedly between different foster parents.
Middle class couples hoping to adopt have long been rejected on a series of flimsy grounds, including their age, their smoking habits, or their beliefs.
There are currently around 65,000 children in the care system, with numbers rising because more children are being taken into state care following the Baby P scandal in 2008.
Last year just 3,050 children were adopted from state care, among them only 60 babies under a year old, the lowest total since 2001.
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Rachel Hewitt pleaded guilty to fraud after conning fellow police officers
A former police officer is facing up to 12 months in prison after admitting she conned cash out of her colleagues by claiming her daughter was suffering from leukaemia…when she was actually show jumping.
Mother of two Rachel Hewitt falsely obtained money from fellow employees at North Yorkshire Police and neighbouring West Yorkshire force between 2009 and 2011, telling them her daughter Natasha, 15, was undergoing chemotherapy after having tumours removed.
The 39-year-old, from Ash Grove, South Elmsall, West Yorkshire, pleaded guilty at Hull Crown Court today to a charge of misconduct in public office and separate charge of fraud.
Officers raised hundreds of pounds on two separate appeals from Hewitt.
She showed no signs of remorse as she pleaded guilty to a charge of wilful misconduct, amounting to an abuse of the public’s trust without reasonable excuse or justification.
The charge said she repeatedly claimed her daughter Natasha was ill with a form of cancer, had had a tumour surgically removed and required chemotherapy necessitating Mrs Hewitt’s absence from work.
As a result she received time off work and was given a sabbatical.
Another charge of fraud – from claiming that she required a career break to look after her daughter – was denied.
Crown barrister Simon Batiste said the second charge was covered by the first, which she had admitted.
Mrs Hewitt will be sentenced at Hull Crown Court. She faces up to 12 months in prison
Defence barrister Heidi Cotton did not make an expression of remorse for the policewoman, but said ‘Mrs Hewitt is of previous good character’.
Judge Michael Mettyear will sentence Mrs Hewitt on June 6.
Hewitt, who was on a career break from the force when she was arrested last year, lives with security guard husband John, 44, and daughters Natasha and Jessica, 12 in West Yorkshire.
The family are well-known to the show jumping world as both the girls compete, with Jessica riding at a professional level.
The family are said to own at least six ponies and their home has stables and a paddock as well as practice jumps for Jessica and her sister.
A spokesman for North Yorkshire Police said: ‘Because this is an ongoing case it is inappropriate to comment further.’
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Checks: White air passengers are routinely stopped and searched
The second, criticising Heathrow Terminal 3, raised concerns about queues at the borders and found staff were allowed to clock off at some of the busiest times, resulting in long delays for passengers.
Targets for queuing times for passengers from outside the European Economic Area were breached 62 times between September 18 and 30 last year.
ROTA CHANGES AND LOW STAFF NUMBERS CONTRIBUTES TO CHAOS AT PASSPORT CONTROL
A watchdog report has revealed that rota changes and staff numbers could both be key factors in the recent chaos at passport control.
Alterations in the rota mean that staff are clocking off at the start of busy periods, leaving on duty border officers to deal with the deluge of passengers.
It also found that staff numbers at Heathrow Terminal 3 fell by 15 per cent in a year.
Low levels of staffing could also be a contributing factor to the fiasco has become increasingly embarrassing in the run-up to the Olympics, prompting fears that Britain will become a laughing stock as half-a-million spectators arrive here from around the world.
The rota revelations will no doubt incense passengers who have spent hours waiting to clear the checks – last week it was revealed that passengers were storming past border guards at Britain’s airports in frustration at lengthy queues at passport control.
The longest wait was two hours and 15 minutes.
The racial scanning, seemingly widespread at Gatwick, involved pulling out white passengers when officials wanted to question a black passenger.
One official told inspectors he and his colleagues ‘specifically detained a number of white passengers’ from one flight so they could ‘show that white people were also being questioned’.
He said that when they saw arrivals they ‘knew they had a problem’ because the person they wanted to intercept was the only black passenger on the flight.
The inspectors added: ‘The officer also reported that this practice … is also used for Caribbean flights to reduce the potential for future race claims.’
Mr Vine said the approach was ‘not justifiable’ and that there was ‘no legal basis for detaining people for such purpose’.
At Heathrow Terminal 3, inspectors found two-thirds of passenger searches were ‘neither justified nor proportionate or in line with legislation and agency guidance’.
The reports reveal a number of other areas where the border controls at Britain’s two biggest airports are failing.
At Heathrow Terminal 3, they raised questions over immigration controls, with the number of people refused entry by border staff falling by 20 per cent from 2009/10 to last year.
The numbers kicked out of the country after being blocked at the terminal border fell by one third.
Mr Vine questioned whether the UK Border Agency was still able to maintain ‘an effective and efficient border control’.
At Gatwick’s North Terminal, inspectors found passengers arriving from outside the EU were routinely allowed to enter through the ‘nothing to declare’ channel with too much alcohol and up to three times the legal amount of cigarettes.
Staggeringly, customs officers waved through passengers found with cannabis in their luggage, instead of arresting them.
The report said they had failed to follow ‘appropriate procedures’ and the passengers should have been arrested.
Inspectors reported ‘an almost total lack of visible detection presence’ in customs for ‘large parts of the day’.
And too many suspected illegal migrants were being allowed through, including cases where attempted deception and breaches of immigration rules were clear, it found.
The reports are published today as two major immigration unions – the PCS and Immigration Services Union – walk out on strike.
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IN CUSTODY: Charles Kevin Littleboy arrives at court for an earlier hearing.
DISTURBING details of a leading farming figure’s interest in bestiality and child pornography emerged for the first time yesterday as he was jailed for two-and-a-half years for filming a man having sex with a pony.
Charles Littleboy, a former director of the organisation that runs the Great Yorkshire Show, made the sick video in his stables while the man was supposedly taking part in an animal breeding practical course on his farm.
Ex-policeman Littleboy – known by his middle name Kevin – had also downloaded thousands of indecent images of children and other extreme pornography pictures on computers at his North Yorkshire home.
His secret double life was exposed after police raided the sprawling property in Howe, near Thirsk, in February last year following a tip-off from online child protection investigators.
A search of the computers also revealed 55-year-old Littleboy had taken part in internet chatroom conversations with another paedophile – known as PervyDwayne – about abusing tiny children.
Simon Reevell, in mitigation, insisted the debate was simply “a most unpleasant fantasy”, but Judge Peter Fox, sitting at Teesside Crown Court, said he was far from convinced that was the case.
“What you fail at present to appreciate is the utter humiliation and degradation of the victims of your crimes, both human and animal.”
Judge Peter Fox
After the case, a detective described it as the worst of its kind he had seen in a career spanning three decades, and said: “The sentence reflects the serious and repugnant nature of the images in his possession.”
However, children’s charity the NSPCC said last night that the punishment was too lenient and called for harsher penalties to send out a warning to others and act as a deterrent.
Jon Brown, who heads its anti-sexual abuse programme, said: “We are deeply concerned the sentence is not tough enough to drive home the message that possession of child abuse images is an extremely serious offence.
“Very young children, including babies, were sexually assaulted to make these horrendous pictures, which may be in circulation for many years. Many of these children will never be traced, and will not receive the help they need to recover from their horrific ordeal.”
Littleboy pleaded guilty to 11 counts of making indecent images of children, four of distributing indecent images of children, five charges of possessing extreme pornographic images and one count of possessing 3,904 indecent photographs of children.
Some of the extreme pornography related to bestiality – including the material he filmed consensually at his 600-acre property – while other images concerned the sexual mutilation of men and a dog.
The film with the male pony was made a number of years ago when the man stayed at his home, said prosecutor Shaun Dodds, while another movie involved the same man having sex with a dog.
Mr Reevell said Littleboy did not coerce the man to have sex with the pony.
The indecent images found on his computer included an image of a baby aged about three months being abused, and one of a child bound and gagged.
Mr Reevell said his client was a “shy and private man who now faced utter humiliation”, and added: “He will only ever be viewed in the context of these allegations.”
He passed a number of references from “individuals of standing” to Judge Fox, saying: “They speak of a man wholly removed from these offences.”
The judge accepted Littleboy’s reputation was ruined, but added: “What you fail at present to appreciate is the utter humiliation and degradation of the victims of your crimes, both human and animal.
“One of the aspects I am troubled with is the personal participation of making the material. It is one thing to get it from the Far East or eastern Europe – it is another thing to have a pocket of such dreadful industry in this country, in this jurisdiction.”
Littleboy was also put on the sex offenders’ register for life and was banned him owning or keeping any animal, having unsupervised contact with children and had restrictions put on his future computer use.
Littleboy is a former director of the Yorkshire Agricultural Society, which organises the Great Yorkshire Show, and was also a police officer with North Yorkshire Police in the 1980s.
Detective Constable Karl Middlemiss, of Northallerton CID, said after the case: “We welcome today’s sentence which follows a lengthy and disturbing investigation into Littleboy’s depraved activity. This is the worst case I have seen of this nature in my 17-year career.
“We hope this case sends a clear message that the internet is no hiding place for depravity and thanks to the technology available to the police, the pedlars of child pornography and other illegal images will sooner or later be caught, and will face the full force of the law.”
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The Sigma Pi fraternity has been placed on interim suspension following an incident in which a person or people allegedly threw bottles at black students and taunted them from the fraternity’s roof, the University said in a statement Tuesday.
The suspension is not a presumption of fraternity’s guilt in the episode, according to Travis Apgar, associate dean of students for fraternity and sorority affairs. Apgar emphasized that the suspension “is not a kind of judicial decision or a judgment of their accountability.”
“There’s enough information to know that a serious allegation with credibility has been made, so the state of practice is for us to place them on interim suspension status,” Apgar said.
Ithaca Police is currently conducting a criminal investigation into the incident, according to the University’s statement. Additionally, a bias report has been filed with the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs, according to the statement.
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