Kaiser’s Roseville Medical Center delivery nurse Faith Linthicum was fired last week after saying that unarmed Stephon Clark “deserved” to be shot and killed for “being stupid.” Now, she has started a crowdfund online to beg for donations.
According to the Sacramento Bee, Linthicum claimed that she is “a person of faith, and a nurse, I love all people and treat everyone equally.”
Linthicum is trying to raise a total of $25,000 from people who support her case.
Writing on her GoFundMe post, Linthicum claimed, “I’m a United States Military veteran who served as a medic and then fulfilled my dream taking care of people by becoming a nurse. I was recently fired from my job as a nurse at Kaiser Permanente for exercising my First Amendment right to free speech. I am a proud supporter of this great Country, the First Amendment, the rule of law, and law enforcement.”
According to Linthicum, she is a victim of an attack from an activist who pushed her to say the offensive comments on Facebook. Her comment read: “He was running from the police jumping over fences and breaking in peoples houses … why run??!!! He deserved it for being stupid.”
“I assure you, and for those that know me, I am not a hateful or discriminatory person,” she said on her GoFundMe post. “As a person of faith, and a nurse, I love all people and treat everyone equally. Kaiser Permanente fired me without any investigation, and without giving me an opportunity to explain or defend myself.”
Although Linthicum claimed to be a woman of faith and not at all racist, The Bee noted that she made other comments that prove otherwise. One comment read: “Can we protest the deaths of all the people shot by black people too”?
Another read: “He’ll (sic) yeah!!! Build that wall Mr. President!! #prototypeshopping.”
Linthicum used her dogs to make people feel sorry for her in her page. She wrote:
“I am now unemployed and unable to pay rent, buy food for myself and my two dogs (French Bulldog & Great Dane).”