People are seriously raising money for a woman who said Stephon Clark deserved to die
Why is racism getting rewarded?
The white nurse who said Stephon Clark, the unarmed black man shot to death by Sacramento Police, "deserved it" has raised $25,000 on GoFundMe. Faith Linthicum lost her job after she posted on Instagram: "Yeah but he was running from the police jumping over fences and breaking in peoples houses…why run??!!! He deserved it for being stupid."
Clark was shot by cops eight times in the back. He died in his grandmother's backyard.
Linthicum's fundraising account has now raised tens of thousands of dollars.
"I was recently fired from my job as a nurse at Kaiser Permanente for exercising my First Amendment right to free speech," Linthicum wrote. "I am a proud supporter of this great Country, the First Amendment, the rule of law, and law enforcement."
She said that she was "not a hateful or discriminatory person," claiming: "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."
People are questioning why Linthicum was able to raise so much money after her post. Activist and reporter Shaun King wrote: "White supremacy is posting online that Stephon Clark, an unarmed Black man shot and killed by police in his own backyard 'deserved to die' then having 575 people donate $25,000 to support you after you got fired for saying such an ugly thing."
White supremacy is posting online that Stephon Clark, an unarmed Black man shot and killed by police in his own backyard “deserved to die” then having 575 people donate $25,000 to support you after you got fired for saying such an ugly thing.
She’s being celebrated. pic.twitter.com/Rl9ijWaE2C
— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) April 5, 2018
A counter-petition has been set up to raise money for the Southern Poverty Law Center. "Please consider donating to a charity like the SPLC who fights hate instead of spreading it," wrote the creator. "I wouldn't feel comfortable with this lady treating anyone because of her beliefs." So far, it has raised over $4000.
This heffa wants to talk about laws and first amendment?! I guess the law you speak of means more than a life. Karma’s a bitch Faith Linthicum. https://t.co/LS2JQNdsGO
— Yours Truly (@sftblfvr01) April 5, 2018
— Kyle Hogan (@shinjo73) April 5, 2018
Come on @gofundme cut Faith Linthicum’s page and return the money that’s been raised. She should not be able to profit off of being racist
— #WhoDatDubNation (@soh1zzle) April 5, 2018
Nurse Fired for Saying Stephon Clark ‘Deserved’ to be Shot Begs for Donations to Cover Rent — And Raises Thousandshttps://t.co/BZZpXFARNp
I do not feel sorry for Faith Linthicum getting fired. Also I am not surprised how she has a Go Fund Me page. Racists support each other. pic.twitter.com/gJF6smEk7Q
— Traine Lavalais (@altrightsmasher) April 5, 2018