Beach Officer Fired Over Trayvon Martin Comments On Facebook

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida beach safety officer has been fired over comments he is accused of making on Facebook regarding Trayvon Martin.

The Daytona Beach News-Journal reported Todd Snipes was fired Friday for unprofessional conduct. County officials say Snipes showed “horrible judgment made worse during a racially charged atmosphere.”

Snipes is accused of writing a post on Facebook after George Zimmerman’s acquittal in the 17-year-old’s death that read: “Another thug gone. Pull up your pants and be respectful. Bye bye thug r.i.p.”

Snipes was a Volusia lifeguard for 24 years and a law enforcement officer for 15. An official said Snipes apologized but that his remorse was “not in any way proportionate to this damage.”

Zimmerman said he shot and killed 17-year-old Martin in self-defense. His acquittal inspired protests nationwide.

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