Nurse Fired For Social Media Post Saying Stephon Clark Deserved Shooting

A Sacramento nurse was fired from her job, after she said that Stephon Clark was responsible for his actions.

Roseville, CA – A Sacramento nurse who voiced her opinion regarding the officer-involved shooting death of Stephon Clark has been fired from her job.

Faith Linthicum, a military veteran, worked in Kaiser Permanente’s Roseville Medical Center in the labor and delivery department up until Thursday, the New York Post reported.

Linthicum took to social media after the Mar. 18 fatal shooting of Clark, a 22-year-old burglar who shattered the window of an elderly man’s home before pointing an object towards officers that was later determined to be a cell phone.

Instead of blindly following misinformation circulating in the media, Linthicum challenged the narrative, and presented the facts.

“Yeah but he was running from the police jumping over fences and breaking in peoples houses…why run??!!! He deserved it for being stupid,” she posted to Facebook.

On Mar. 23, her comment was spotted by Christina Arechiga, a self-proclaimed activist who already held the belief that the Kaiser medical center was “plagued” with racism, according to a post on Arechiga’s Facebook page.

“I gave birth at Kaiser in Sacramento, it was a horrifying experience plagued with racist nurses and doctors,” Arechiga alleged. “Kaiser Roseville Women And Children's must do something about these racists once they out themselves.”

She compiled comments and photos of Linthicum from her social media profile, and issued them along with a post blasting the nurse.

“This women works in labor and delivery,” Arechiga wrote. “How can we trust her with our black and brown babies?”

In addition to Linthicum’s comment about Clark, Arechiga also ridiculed her for her views on protests and illegal immigration.

“Can we protest the death of all the people shot by black people too?” Linthicum wrote.

“He’ll yeah!!! Build that wall Mr. President!! # prototypeshopping,” she said in another post.

Although nothing in the nurse’s comments were actually racist, Arechiga demanded that she be fired from her job, declared her a “racist,” and alleged that Linthicum was “happy when people die.”

According to The Sacramento Bee, Linthicum was initially placed on administrative leave pending investigation of her online comments. Late Thursday evening, the company publicly denounced the nurse.

"Kaiser Permanente does not tolerate hate or discrimination and has a long history of embracing diversity and inclusion – it remains a place where we welcome everyone,” Kaiser said in a statement. “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."

On Sunday, Linthicum confirmed that she had been fired for her comments.

“I am a proud supporter of this great Country, the First Amendment, the rule of law, and law enforcement,” she wrote on a fundraising page. “I was recently fired from my job as a nurse at Kaiser Permanente for exercising my First Amendment right to free speech.”

She disputed allegations that she was a “hateful or discriminatory person,” and said she had been treated unjustly by “an activist group,” by the media, and by her former employer.

“Kaiser Permanente fired me without any investigation, and without giving me an opportunity to explain or defend myself,” Linthicum explained. “I believe Kaiser Permanente violated my First Amendment right to free speech in order to protect themselves from the wrath of these activists.”

According to Arechiga, Linthicum contacted her via Instagram, and told her she planned to contact an attorney regarding a defamation lawsuit, The Sacramento Bee reported.

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hampshire
hampshire

Child should have stopped! Why run? I do not think it was racist at all. Child/ man could have been green, Officer still would have fired his weapon. The race card has been played to many times sadly, there are many issues of racist, this was not Repeat NOT one of them

FPBIV
FPBIV

I'm not one for frivilous lawsuits, but I sure hope this nurse sues everyone involved.

cclaxton
cclaxton

This is the road the leftists have chosen: bullying people into suppressing speech with which they don't like. She should also sue the activist who did this to her.

Jmo
Jmo

Wow I hope she sues and gets lots of money I'm married to a black man and have mixed children and grand children I would be very comfortable with this nurse delivering my brown babies!

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

You can be let go for any reason, or no reason at all in CA.

Keep crying on your fund raising campaign. You're pretty... You'll get enough suckers to pay your bills.

Duder1897
Duder1897

She's going to be a very rich woman very soon.

GK18
GK18

I guess due to this nurse stating the facts, she was terminated. What a shame on her employer. I hope the nurse sues and wins big

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

On what grounds? CA is a Work At Will state. As long as she wasn't let go due to being a protected class, she probably doesn't have much ground to stand on.

And no, the first amendment doesn't count here. It would count if the government acted adversely to her comments, not a business. Freedom of speech does not equal freedom of consequences.

Source: I'm a California small business owner.

Lex450
Lex450

I think like small businesses and stuff are somewhat at will employees. Let go for whatever. But the nurses I know have policies and procedures in place that protect them from being let go over things. I wonder if this particular nurse violated something which was the cause to be let go, unless the nurse was one of those temp nurses (which they do have). Also, first amendment applied regardless if private or public. Refer to the small bakery business owner who refused to serve a gay couple because it didn't go along with his religion. Supreme Court sided with the couple.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@Lex450
Good points, i also wondered if they had a social media policy (which plenty of businesses in CA have).

As far as the bakery, i never agreed with that. Start a boycott, hit a business in the pockets of it upsets you that bad, but the courts shouldn't be involved.

On the other hand, i find it hypocritical that a business can cite a part of their holy book as operating procedure, when the Christian God and Jesus never spoke for or against same sex marriage. If that was the case, the business owners should be stoned to death for eating shellfish on certain days or for wearing synthetic fibers on their body.

If you're gonna be Christian, BE Christian.

Big_Tex
Big_Tex

Truth is treason in the kingdom of lies.

Bill d
Bill d

Diversity and inclusion means white people keep your god damn mouths shut, we will have less of you and you better never criticize anyone who isnt white.
Minorities may say anything they damn well please. Minorities must be listened to no matter how ridiculous or hateful their speech.

gfc1963
gfc1963

Its wrong to speak your mind? If Clark had been at home with his family he would not have got shot. And what about the effect on the old person when Clarjk broke his window? Hope she sues and gets lots of money.

Woody730
Woody730

Typical liberal morons. God forbid somebody should speak out against falsehoods.

dsmarine
dsmarine

When a police officer approches my car I put my hands in view and announce whether or not I am armed (CCW) and I await your instructions. Never had a problem at all!

lcart00
lcart00

Don't say shit to me about bullying. The so called "activist" fits the bill. Sounds like she had a hard on for the hospital already, so why not?

ForestJohn
ForestJohn

It is a sad state when an employer invades your private life for speaking out on what you believe in. It wasn't a work social media account, and she didn't do it while working. Kaiser will lose this lawsuit, as they have with so many others. How many of this dead dirtbag's protesters were arrested or lost their jobs for screaming terrorist threats for death to the police? Only the employed White come under the wrath of the left..

magnumforc
magnumforc

It simply blows my mind when we have other races speaking their minds through social media and through protests, some violent as in Sacramento, while a white states her position on social media and gets fired. I guess the others who protest can't get fired because we don't seem to fire people off welfare!Can't work yet can riot. Gimme a freaking break!

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@johnnycab23513
Lucky for you, i grew up in the church.

Please tell me specifically in the Bible where Jesus denounces homosexuality?

cavone69
cavone69

You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an abomination. (Leviticus 18:22). If a man lies with a male as with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination; they shall surely be put to death; their blood is upon them. (Leviticus 20:13).

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@cavone69
You do realize God didn't say that, right? Leviticus is part of the "Holy Rulebook". Those were laws written by men to govern other men. God did not say that to anyone.

And since you follow the rules of Leviticus, do you still sound your trumpet on Yom Kippur (Lev 25:9)? That's a law as well.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@johnnycab23513
How's that search for Jesus denouncing homosexuality coming?

Memaw187
Memaw187

Fired for speaking a simple true fact. America is going down the toilet

gaiusgracchus56
gaiusgracchus56

That is not a quote by Jesus, folks. That is the OLD Testament. And in the New Testament, it is Paul that writes hateful stuff about everyone - including women and gays. Not Jesus. Let's get the roots of our hate and prejudice clear, shall we?

dorsey
dorsey

Read the whole chapter of Leviticus 18, not just a verse. It was God speaking to Moses giving the laws to follow. Homosexuality is not of God nor will God condone it, it is an abomination. Paul was not born yet, he was in the New Testament.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@dorsey
True enough, you're right.

But, Jesus forgives,and does not denounce homosexuality. If i was Christian, I'd ride with him instead.

dorsey
dorsey

Yes God dose forgive what ever sin a person does if he or she ask God to forgive them and turn form the sin. God loves the person but not the sin.