An insensitive California nurse who wrote that an unarmed black man shot dead by Sacramento cops in a hail of bullets “deserved” to be killed, was fired from her job, according to a report.
After Stephon Clark was killed, Faith Linthicum, who worked in labor and delivery at Kaiser Permanente’s Roseville Medical Center, was quick to voice her opinion on Facebook, the Sacramento Bee reported.
“Yeah but he was running from the police jumping over fences and breaking in peoples houses…why run??!!! He deserved it for being stupid,” Linthicum wrote in a comment on a post about Clark’s March 18 death, the paper reported.
Linthicum’s comment was spotted by activist Christina Arechiga, who then circulated it on social media.
“This woman works in labor and delivery – how can be trust her with our black and brown babies?” Arechiga wrote.
At first, Linthicum was put on administrative leave pending an investigation, the outlet reported.
Her firing was announced on Thursday evening.
“Kaiser Permanente does not tolerate hate or discrimination…We want to emphasize that the comments expressed by this employee, who is no longer with the organization, do not in any way reflect Kaiser Permanente’s views or actions,” a hospital spokesman said in a statement to the Sacramento Bee.
Arechiga’s March 23 Facebook post, titled “Racist Nurse at Kaiser Roseville,” included pictures of two other comments by Linthicum stating: “Can we protest the deaths of all the people shot by black people too?” and “He’ll (sic) yeah!!! Build that wall Mr. President!! #prototypeshopping.”
Clark, 22, was killed by police in Sacramento on March 18 in his grandmother’s backyard. Officers believed Clark was armed and fired 20 shots at him. They later discovered he was actually only holding a cell phone.