The nurse who was fired after saying that police shooting victim Stephon Clark “deserved” to be killed by cops has raised over $15,000 to help pay her bills.
Faith Linthicum created a GoFundMe page Saturday in hopes of hitting her $25,000 goal.
“I was recently fired from my job as a nurse at Kaiser Permanente for exercising my First Amendment right to free speech,” her page reads. “I assure you, and for those that know me, I am not a hateful or discriminatory person. As a person of faith, and a nurse, I love all people and treat everyone equally.”
Linthicum says she needs the money to “pay rent, buy food for myself and my two dogs” and “make my car payments/insurance.”
The nurse commented on a post about Clark’s death, calling him “stupid.”
“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 wrote. The post was later taken down.
Sacramento police shot Clark, an unarmed black man, eight times in his grandmother’s backyard on March 18.
GoFundMe did not immediately respond to a request for comment.