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Fired: Mom Behind Trayvon Martin Halloween Costume (Let go for something your adult child did)
The Root ^ | November 3, 2013 | Lynette Holloway

Posted on 11/03/2013 1:21:54 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Dressed in Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman Halloween costumes.

A Massachusetts woman was reportedly fired after racially insensitive images surfaced online of her sons dressed as Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman for Halloween.

Caitlin Cimeno reportedly posted photos of her sons, William Filene and Greg Cimeno, with the caption: "Happy Halloween from Zimmerman & trayvon (insert smiley face emoji here)," according to a piece by Myeisha Essex at BlackAmericaWeb.

Following the outrageous post, members of the social media world not only tracked her down, but eventually also her employer, who told a caller that she no longer worked there, reports show.....

(Excerpt) Read more at theroot.com ...


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KEYWORDS: bigbrother; blackrage; blacks; costumes; dncbrownshirts; facebook; fired; florida; halloween; harassment; internet; trayvon; websearch; zimmerman
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No one expects the Trayvon inquisition.
1 posted on 11/03/2013 1:21:54 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

For pete’s sake. If you’re going to do something stupid, DON’T PUT IT ONLINE! Geeesh!


2 posted on 11/03/2013 1:24:27 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (All your health decisions should be between a provider bean counter and the IRS - Obama)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It was fun growing up and living in a free country for many years.

I grieve for my children and grandchildren.........


3 posted on 11/03/2013 1:25:14 PM PST by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Well... this wasn’t prudent, but still it’s a sad (and cautionary) illustration of where our free speech ideals are going. Now that supposed victims get a veto.


4 posted on 11/03/2013 1:28:00 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I am completely offended. The costumes are not accurate. They have to put Trayvon on top of Zimmerman smashing his head in.


5 posted on 11/03/2013 1:30:07 PM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (What do we want? Time travel. When do we want it? It's irrelevant.)
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To: basil
On hallowe'en night, after we'd gotten all ther candy our bags could hold, we'd walk back home, me n'my brother, one on each side of the street.

When we saw a car coming, we'd both get out just enough to be sure the driver could see us ... he'd slow down a little, but we kept walking.

At just the right time, we faced each other and "pulled a rope" across the street.

What the driver saw was two individuals raising some sort of barrier ... and stopped.

We laughed our asses off ... it was all mime.

6 posted on 11/03/2013 1:30:20 PM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sounds like conservatives should fire employees who pushed for a conviction of Zimmerman.


7 posted on 11/03/2013 1:30:30 PM PST by gitmo ( If your theology doesn't become your biography it's useless.)
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To: basil
It was fun growing up and living in a free country for many years.

People are free to condemn her, and her employer was free to fire her.

8 posted on 11/03/2013 1:32:39 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It seems Holidays just aren’t the same any longer. The spirit of this nation HAS DIED! You can’t do $h!# anymore without offending someone. All this sensitivity BS will only breed weakness. Remember this is nu skool now, ole school is gone.


9 posted on 11/03/2013 1:32:48 PM PST by Bringbackthedraft (Remember Ty Woods? Glenn Doherty ? Forgot already?)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Exhibit B:

Woman’s Boston Marathon bombing victim ‘costume’ fuels online rage
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3087063/posts


10 posted on 11/03/2013 1:34:11 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: FlingWingFlyer
For pete’s sake. If you’re going to do something stupid,
DON’T PUT IT ONLINE! Geeesh!
but..but..darrrrling..It's all about celebrity...
She / They wanted to be "celebrities"
..

11 posted on 11/03/2013 1:36:16 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income & tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
So when does Bill Maher get fired?
12 posted on 11/03/2013 1:36:17 PM PST by dfwgator
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13 posted on 11/03/2013 1:38:15 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I don’t know which is more assinine.

1). What the son did.
2). What the Mom did.
3). Your editorializing of the headline.

In case you haven’t figured it out - she should have been fired.


14 posted on 11/03/2013 1:41:41 PM PST by TomServo
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The only really important thing about the attempted murderer Trayvon is that he is dead and no longer a threat to society, especially white society.


15 posted on 11/03/2013 1:42:26 PM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Travon... Felony assault and battery hate crime)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Actually, she was fired for posting it or as we say in the IT world “for being too stupid to work here”.


16 posted on 11/03/2013 1:45:15 PM PST by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Much self righteous indignation from hypocrits. Where was their outrage over that New Black Panthers Party guy on the street calling for the murder of white people, even the killing of white babies? That same guy was one of the thugs seen in front of that Philadelphia voting poll with a club in his hand intimidating white people standing in line waiting to vote. This same miscreant went down to Florida to stand on the street calling for a bounty on Zimmerman’s head. Hypocrisy with no sense of proportion.


17 posted on 11/03/2013 1:48:19 PM PST by cradle of freedom
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Is Caitlin the woman in the picture? Looks too young to be the mother. Caitlin is from Mass. and sons are from Florida so I don’t think it’s her.


18 posted on 11/03/2013 1:53:43 PM PST by Neanderthal
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Post of the day.


19 posted on 11/03/2013 1:55:22 PM PST by Ray76
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The black racist writing the article has no problem naming the woman who posted the pictures but will not list the employer who fired her for posting the pictures. I personally am so sick of black “outrage” that I could care less if they are insulted by blackface. Get back to me when black thugs stop assualting old white (or white hispanic) men for sport and then we can talk about racism.


20 posted on 11/03/2013 1:55:26 PM PST by RightOnTheBorder
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To: TomServo

Actually, I think your post #14 wins.


21 posted on 11/03/2013 1:56:20 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Ted Cruz/Sarah Palin 2016)
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22 posted on 11/03/2013 1:57:17 PM PST by RedMDer (Happy with this, America? Make your voices heard. 2014 is just around the corner. ~ Sarah Palin)
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To: knarf

Wowwww I had forgotten doing that back in the 50’S at the main drag threw my once dinky little town.Same local we lobbed snow balls at the buses..Blam, direct window hit….it was so funny to us youts to watch the passengers jump in their seats.


23 posted on 11/03/2013 1:58:49 PM PST by CGASMIA68
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To: dfwgator
People are free to condemn her, and her employer was free to fire her.

The problem is that those "freedoms" only work in one direction. Try firing someone for mocking a conservative Icon and see how fast it becomes a lawsuit.

24 posted on 11/03/2013 1:59:33 PM PST by RightOnTheBorder
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How does anyone track the Twits on twitter? Are their IP addresses attached publicly to their postings?


25 posted on 11/03/2013 2:04:49 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Not on Twitter, haven’t a clue.


26 posted on 11/03/2013 2:05:25 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Ted Cruz/Sarah Palin 2016)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Caitlin Cimeno reportedly posted photos of her sons,...

Sounds like something she did not her sons.

27 posted on 11/03/2013 2:09:34 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: RightOnTheBorder
The problem is that those "freedoms" only work in one direction. Try firing someone for mocking a conservative Icon and see how fast it becomes a lawsuit.

I'm not a lawyer but as far as I know, most private-sector jobs in the US are "at will" - the employer can terminate employment for any reason, and the employee can terminate employment for any reason. Neither has to show just cause, with the exception of discrimination on the basis of sex, race, etc.

Someone fired for mocking a conservative icon would be just as SOL as this woman. If you want to mock a subject involving the death of a human being, that's your First Amendment right. But the First Amendment does not obligate your employer to defend the things you say, or take a financial loss for you.
28 posted on 11/03/2013 2:15:01 PM PST by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: knarf

We did that one time as kids and the driver got out and chased us two blocks on foot.

The only thing that saved us was when we pulled that rope again and he stopped ... again.

:}


29 posted on 11/03/2013 2:27:40 PM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: knarf
It doesn't always go as planned: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=G_pAcIjqcuY#t=98
30 posted on 11/03/2013 2:35:27 PM PST by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Zimm seems to be using a over/under barreled hand gun.


31 posted on 11/03/2013 2:44:20 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: HiTech RedNeck

But, hanging an effigy of Sara Palin, a mother of a disabled child, is considered acceptable.


32 posted on 11/03/2013 2:48:42 PM PST by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: RightOnTheBorder

I remember hearing on the radio how a black woman mocked the assasination attempt on Ronald Reagan—at her place of work!


33 posted on 11/03/2013 2:48:52 PM PST by cradle of freedom
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

34 posted on 11/03/2013 3:04:31 PM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yet a union employee can commit all manner of infractions — on the job — and the union will defend the employee and insist that he not be fired. And if he is fired, the next time the contract is renegotiated, the union will insist that the employee be rehired.


35 posted on 11/03/2013 3:20:29 PM PST by matt1234 (Hitler blamed the Jews. Obama blames the Tea Party.)
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To: TomServo

“In case you haven’t figured it out - she should have been fired.”

For what reason?


36 posted on 11/03/2013 3:28:02 PM PST by raybbr (I weep over my sons' future in this Godforsaken country.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This is ridiculous.


37 posted on 11/03/2013 3:34:32 PM PST by DoodleDawg
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To: raybbr
“In case you haven’t figured it out - she should have been fired.”

For what reason?

Because, some folks are too sponge-spined to stick up for another's right of free speech and expression.

38 posted on 11/03/2013 3:40:31 PM PST by Thumper1960 (A modern so-called "Conservative" is a shadow of a wisp of a vertebrate human being.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This is stupid and offensive.


39 posted on 11/03/2013 4:20:26 PM PST by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

These “social media” sites are ruining a lot of people who are thoughtless in their comments.


40 posted on 11/03/2013 4:26:13 PM PST by Theodore R. (The grand pooh-bahs have spoken: "It's Jebbie's turn!" to LOSE!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
She wasn't fired for something her adult child did.

She was fired for promoting something her adult child did by using her own social media account to publicize it.

41 posted on 11/03/2013 4:57:32 PM PST by wideawake
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To: raybbr

Poor judgement.


42 posted on 11/03/2013 4:59:34 PM PST by wideawake
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To: wideawake

“Poor judgement.”

How is that related to her job?


43 posted on 11/03/2013 5:02:39 PM PST by raybbr (I weep over my sons' future in this Godforsaken country.)
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To: raybbr
Many employers do not want employees who make bad decisions.
44 posted on 11/03/2013 5:04:30 PM PST by wideawake
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To: wideawake
Many employers do not want employees who make bad decisions.

Ah, the old "You're not perfect. You're fired"!?!?

45 posted on 11/03/2013 5:08:01 PM PST by raybbr (I weep over my sons' future in this Godforsaken country.)
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To: wideawake

Like engagingin homosexual “sex”?


46 posted on 11/03/2013 5:12:31 PM PST by DMZFrank
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To: raybbr
Probably more along the lines of: you may have attracted negative attention towards us, which is not good for business, so you're fired.

All it takes is one complaint from a good-sized customer.

This is not an economy in which firms can afford to lose business due to easily-avoided mistakes.

47 posted on 11/03/2013 5:13:16 PM PST by wideawake
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To: DMZFrank

Not all decisions enjoy the protection of federal law.


48 posted on 11/03/2013 5:14:01 PM PST by wideawake
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To: wideawake

Pretty fine distinction. She still didn’t “do” it.


49 posted on 11/03/2013 5:36:13 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Ted Cruz/Sarah Palin 2016)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
She publicly endorsed it.

If she had never mentioned it, she'd still have her job.

50 posted on 11/03/2013 5:45:03 PM PST by wideawake
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