Faith Linthicum Stephon Clark

A registered nurse was fired from her job at Kaiser Permanente’s Roseville Medical Center after she shared her opinion about Stephon Clark, who was shot and killed by police after reportedly breaking into cars in his grandmother's Sacramento neighborhood.

Activist Christina Arechiga told The Sacramento Bee she took screenshots of Facebook posts written by labor & delivery nurse Faith Linthicum (pictured left).

Linthicum allegedly wrote on her now-private Facebook account: “Yeah but he was running from the police jumping over fences and breaking in peoples houses… why run??!!! He deserved it for being stupid.”

Arechiga posted the screenshots on her Facebook page.

“How can we trust our lives, the lives of our black and brown babies to these people? Nurses are supposed to help people not be happy when people die."
Faith Linthicum posts
Arechiga also messaged Kaiser Permanente informing them they had a "racist nurse" on staff.

On Thursday the company responded saying Linthicum had been let go.

"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. 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."

Most hospitals have policies regarding social media. Nurses and doctors are warned to be vigilant about what they share on social media on and off-duty.

A 2013 Gallup poll ranked nurses in the #1 spot for professionals who are fired for ethics violations on social media.

Additionally, nurses are warned to set privacy settings on Facebook so patients and their families can't befriend them.

On Friday, Arechiga told The Bee that Linthicum messaged her privately on Facebook to say she hired an attorney to file a defamation lawsuit against Arechiga.

Arechiga became an activist in 2011 after her own brother, Ernest Duenez Jr., was shot 13 times and killed by police in Manteca, California.

Her family settled with the city for $2.2 million.

Arechiga also helped organize protests after Michael Brown was killed by Ferguson police.


    welp. ask mark zuckerberg to pay your mortgage since u have so much to say, faith.

  • YeahISaidIt!

    Explain to me how it’s defamation when it’s clearly what YOU SAID! Sheesh...

  • Vonn

    The nurse looks rather masculine round bout the face. And those brows....

  • Vonn

    She looks like a dude.

  • Gloria

    Big Dummy.

    I love that these white racists are being publicly shamed and facing consequences for their actions. Social media has some benefits after all.

  • Soda

    It was a stupid thing to say because of her job, but not racist.

  • Jethro
  • Jethro

    The only thing I can thank Trump for. Can't wait 'til it's his turn.

  • MsChocCookie

    Is that a man, in a wig, wearing a ton of, clown make up?

  • zero options

    Watch out, she'll track you down and sue you!

  • AJ

    AND she published it publicly herself on Facebook. Not defamation.

  • Meme

    Yes actually now you've brought it to my attention does look masculine and the nose, that nose would sit very comfortably on a mans face. It does look like a man

  • Mia Said so

    That's right Ms. Gloria.. shame the Devil is what my momma always said.

  • Mia Said so

    Oh ok I just pasted out.. not that matted fur..! Uuuggg you have to see me stare when I see they in a coat like why . Seriously why though it not blowing with the wind. I hate you so much. Thanks for the laugh

  • Meme

    "have a few biracial kids with dirty bubble coats and matted fur around the hoods."??

  • dontgetblocked

    This is why my job is not connected to any of my social media accounts. Linked In is the worst thing you can ever...ever get involved with. It will give your whole life history to the world. Facebook comes in second.

  • Alicia.Ashe

    Are we sure the nurse isn’t a man.

  • SandraRose

    A man would not call himself Faith Linthicum. He would call himself Nicki Beyawnce or some ish.

  • Nicol B

    I disagree! We are the ones who decide to give our whole life history to the world. I am in tech so I know, just assume everyone is recording everything you say and do and you will be okay. I am so G rated on my social media. Stay away from politics and hate too, never hurts when you're trying to get hired.

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  • Chicagowise

    Ok! Ok! There goes my theory about medical professionals being smart and making good choices. People need to stop posting their mental diarrhea online.

  • Hmmm~?

    That nigga hated black people his damm self, therefore I ain't really paying Nancy Drew up top no mind. If anything it makes it even more ironic. Hated blacks in life but treated like a lowly negro in death. Oh boy.

  • Kimberly King

    She looks like a man... anyway, she'll have a new job in 4, 3, 2, 1....

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    I worked in the hospital. Can not stand nurses. Some of the most unprofessional people, I ever worked with. AS RN. When they start earn bachelor degreed and Masters, they usually are more mature.

  • Kimberly King

    lmao ! Took the words right out of my mouth.

  • Malcom Flex

    What are Asian females and dark skin self hating black males gonna do about this?

  • Maxima

    Question: what if you use a fake name, no pix, no FB or twitter; safe or no?

  • Maxima

    Watch these nurses if you have a relative in the hospital. Make sure their tags are displayed, if not, report them.

    They run surveillance for the doctors AND the police. DO NOT EVER have any family conversations in front of them. Wait until they leave the room, I don't care how long it takes.

    Someone needs to report this useless, loser translookin' bitch to the licensing division in the State of CA. She needs to be suspended, not just fired.


    Uhhhmmm her opinion and its an opinion that is shared by a lot of Americans sadly... Which they all live in the same state and the self hating slain black vandal by the hands of the liberal state police. The state of California has a lot of self hating black men who hate black women..... but exalt non blacks so its all Ironic plus she has a realitive that was murdered the same way. She shouldnt have lost her job over her opinion that was rather harsh to say he deserved to die.

  • yagusy

    Great movie! Wasnt exspecting that is thebeast,,,,

  • Jim

    Stephon Clark DESERVED TO DIE!!!!!

  • Jim

    Stephon Clark DESERVED TO DIE!!!!!

  • Mister Fantastic

    Was she WRONG? His actions brought the actions onto his self. Was the use of such force called for? Of course not! But know, his mental illness and erratic behavior lead to his own demise. Hell, look at what his brother is doing...

  • Mister Fantastic

    Was she WRONG? His actions brought the actions onto his self. Was the use of such force called for? Of course not! But know, his mental illness and erratic behavior lead to his own demise. Hell, look at what his brother is doing...

  • Maxima

    Y'all stupid to defend this chick.

    And you wonder why the survival rate for blacks in hospitals is so low. Can you not make the connection between attitude of hospital staff and standard of care?? Well, the hospital administrators did, and prolly looked at the bitch's record.

    No, y'all can't cuz you so thirsty to have mindsets to match those who hate you, rig the game against you and take all steps, however clandestine, to prevent you from having a chance.

    The bitch advertised her opinions, let her take the consequences. And stop acting like y'all know, ya don't! Had it been a black nurse, she would have been fired AND her license would have been pulled.

  • Waya Hedia

    racist? nah.. she's commenting on his choices .. he was a criminal and yes, and idiot. Doesn't make the death sentence though.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Learn this as fast as you can: they are not here for your success or for you to thrive. Remember that. Whether in medicine, education, law enforcement. Many are great at what they do, however many participate in the same nasty cycle of superiority.

  • 11pink123

    How does this make her racist. I’m black and I feel the same way she feel?? People make me so sick!

  • 11pink123

    Right this is just very obvious. Clearly this ain’t no coincidence. He died the very way he was offending people.

  • dontgetblocked

    I think this woman will win an appeal. What she said wasn't racist. Also a sensitive black woman should not be able to get someone fired because of their opinion. Karma is a bish. She didn't have to do all that. It's just going to land the nurse a big payday.

  • dontgetblocked

    He was up to no good. That's why only a handful of people showed up at his little rally.

  • dontgetblocked

    And call them mixed not black...and not know how to do their hair..sigh

  • kekeb

    Her license should be revoked for at least 2yrs

  • kekeb

    Sheriff Clarke is that you?!

  • PL?Y R&B

    It's dangerous having nurses and doctors like that working at any hospital or clinic. She should be banned for life from the Medical profession.

  • Joe Perkins

    Al Sharpton is that you?

  • Lightningstriker1

    And this is surprising?!!? The USA is the most racially divided nation on earth. If more white nurses could euthanize blacks who come in for care and get away with'd be happening. Do you think white doctors administer as much care as they can to black victims?

  • Joe Perkins

    I don't see her comments as being racist or bigoted. Poor taste & insensitive... why yes indeed. But you have to admit this guy running from the police when he supposedly hadn't done anything does not make sense and was a pretty stupid move on his part! Climbing up on the roof above police like your positioning yourself to assault them? Wow really stupid! No, in the end he didn't deserve to die, but when you're playing stupid games with your life against police officers who have guns and it's dark outside.... he obviously wasn't the brightest bulb in the pack! Hate to say it, but this nurse was terminated wrongfully! She has a very good 1st Amendment lawsuit against Kaiser and she is going to get some serious money!

  • Joe Perkins

    Spot on!

  • DDGallows

    'Had it been a black nurse' there would have been no outrage, thus no story, no firing. Get real.



  • V Dubb

    Yea I don't know when this became like Yahoo and Faux News but there are too many bigots having access to it now. Peace out to my woes....

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  • Ken

    How on earth was what she said racist? Arechiga made it about race, not her. Of course he didn't deserve to die however if you engage in criminal behavior and then run from the police your taking a big risk regardless of your color.

    I don't know the details and if these officers acted maliciously they should be held accountable. However we need to be accountable for our actions too. The police wouldn't have come if someone hadn't called because of the criminal activity.

    This isn't about race, if you engage in criminal behavior, are belligerent when the police are dealing with your, or you run from them all bets are off. Stupidity hurts no matter what race, religion, etc.

    Leave race out of it unless there is valid reason to include it.

  • DaughterOfaQueen

    Social media strikes again ?

  • Rodmilla De Ghent

    i think its the word "deserve"

  • HelloToni

    And she deserved to be fired.

  • Quitedeliteful

    Bottom line is she should have kept her opinions to herself. If your job has a certain policy regarding social media then you have to be mindful of what you post. Obviously she didn't think her post would go viral. She got what she deserved. Good riddance to rubbish!


    It was alleged cars not houses. If you want to be a racist at least get the story correct. The only thing correct about this story is she was fired.

  • ShWa


  • ShWa

    *Sniggles again!

  • Quitedeliteful

    She gon learn tuhday....

  • WutizstillHERE!

    Guess what people..just because your page is private doesn't mean everyone who is your FB Fran shares your views and when you are a closeted racist..there is going to be one or two on your feed that isn't or you didn't know was married to a non-white. Whatyoulearn...prolly nothing as soon as this blows over she will be secretly hired by someone else..smh..

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    I'm failing to see how what she said was racist as well. Did she bring his race up in her comment? Did she call him a racist name? Unless she made previous racist comments that aren't being displayed, the comment about him "deserving to die for breaking into people's homes (it was actually cars but is shown in the write-up not correctly)", I have felt this way many times when I've read about thieves/burglars. I've had my place broken into twice in the same year (several years ago) and let me tell you, race wouldn't have mattered had I of been home or caught them in the act. They would've been shot on the spot. They don't care about you and how hard you have worked for what you have in your home for you and your children, so why should I care about them? People can't just keep stealing from people and expect to continue getting away with it. One way or another, it will catch up with them. Either prison or death for stealing from the wrong person.

  • Nicol B

    ...everything digital has a fingerprint.

  • Nicol B

    Honestly, his race or character shouldn't matter. It's the equivalent of a rape victim being put on trial. The issue is the use of deadly force.

  • DDGallows

    She didn't make an issue of his race. By your logic, someone who is black can do anything they want. If you express a disparaging opinion about their behavior you must be racist.

  • DroneRivers

    Lets not be naive. This is a racially charged case as are all the cases where an unarmed Black person is shot to death by the police. No, she didn't blatantly make a racist comment, but a nurse showing ZERO compassion for an unarmed man being shot six times in the back is, at the least, disturbing. Since when is "being stupid" punishable by death?

    I give the side eye to ANYONE who immediately sides with and defends the police when they kill Black people with impunity. I don't care if he was walking, running or pussy popping in a handstand. You don't shoot him in the BACK. And for those of you who have already convicted the victim before all the facts came out, HE WAS UNARMED. And criminals deserve to go to jail. Not be killed in cold blood in the streets.

  • Dainese

    The way the law is written will NEVER allow officers to be held accountable.

    THIS coming my grandfather who was Great Lakes COP for years.

    *Chief of Police

    The law gives police the right to assess a situation with their own levels of discernment.

    The police started as a round up for slaves. They don't care about us. And as long as the law is as it stands.. They never will.

    And they will never be punished.

  • Dainese

    You dont have to be doing anything wrong or stupid for your life to be taken by a cop. They are more scared than we are and they have the guns. We've seen that narrative as well. Do nothing. Get murked.

    Doing the wrong thing is not punishable by death or we'd all be dead out here.

  • Dainese

    You and my grandfather share a name. Exact same name.

  • Dainese

    He apparently didnt like black people (women) all that much either.

  • BlackMenHATEBlackWomen

    Yts don't even stay on code anymore. Look at all the mess in politics. They LOVE to snitch on each other! Almost every time a racist is exposed for something they put online, its usually another yt person who exposed them. I bet she goes on to date or marry a black king though to prove she's not racist. I have seen it with my own eyes! Black Men voluntarily date racists and allow these non black

  • scentsychick30

    Folks just need to stop ? posting mess on social media. Like it won’t get ya fired.

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  • Applebootay

    By your logic, someone who is black can do anything they want.=WRONG

    If you express a disparaging opinion about their behavior you must be racist.=RIGHT ESPECIALLY IN THE CONTEXT OF THIS CASE.

    She knew the facts (He was shot in the back for either breaking into house or cars (irrelevant)) Which means she also is aware of the genocide of our men by police and she made a disparaging remark, so yes she is a racist. Hope that clears it up for you.

  • Applebootay

    How is it not racist? Is a better question. You sound like a new fool. I'm sure you are aware of the genocide of black men and children at the hands of police. Criminals deserve to go to jail not be shot in the back defenseless for having a cell phone. Race is in this and it is valid.

  • Applebootay


  • Applebootay

    He died the very way he was offending people?????

  • DDGallows

    The reason he was persued by police was because of a 911 call by a man who witnessed a crime. I would do the same. Clark put himself in that situation and escalated an already tense situation... the rest is history. Cops can't see in the dark, and if they were given devices that allowed them to, I'm sure that people would be crying about it and the ACLU would get involved. Long story short- there is nothing irrelevant about vandalizing other people's property.

  • Applebootay

    Your "theory" doesn't support being shot in the back 8 times either....according to YOUR logic...."cops can't see in the dark"...So just shoot anything that moves even if its another cop or innocent bystander? That's not only illogical its Ridiculous .....FACTS: THEY DID SEE HIM....FEARED A THREAT......and MURDERED a defenseless man who was only carrying a cell phone. So whatever word you can find that can explain why.....vandalizing property equates to being shot in the back several times..... losing your life....then get back to me. At the end of the day, there was NO THREAT because he didn't have a weapon....his back was turned so he wasn't even approaching the racist pigs.....BTW......COPS ARE TRAINED TO apprehend UNARMED DEFENSELESS SUSPECTS NOT MURDER THEM.

  • DDGallows

    I can't see the world thru your eyes, you can't see it thru mine. I'm assuming you're black. I'm white. I have three black granddaughters by marriage and no black children of my own, at least that I know of. My point is that police are called into high pressure situations where they're lives may be on the line and they don't have the luxury of 20/20 hindsight. They're not bulletproof and will make mistakes. You're assuming this was an execution. Would you feel better if all police officers were black? And if the same thing happens again( it will ), whose to blame?

  • Applebootay

    "I'm white": That's why you'll never, ever get it. Ever. no matter how many "black" grand children you have through marriage, YOU WILL NEVER EVER EVER GET IT.---YOUR POINT IS INVALID-CASE CLOSED

    "My point is that police are called into high pressure situations": HE WAS SHOT IN THE BACK----YOUR POINT IS INVALID-CASE CLOSED


    "You're assuming this was an execution": HE WAS SHOT IN THE BACK---6 TIMES---YOUR POINT IS INVALID---CASE CLOSED

    "Would you feel better if all police officers were black?": NO!! I WOULD PREFER IF ALL POLICE OFFICERS WERE NOT PREJUDICE AND RACIST AND COWARDS.---CASE CLOSED

  • ShikokuPrincess91

    Then start your own police force.
    Honestly, that's your only option.

    Demanding other people respect you, while they also police you, is not sensible.
    Black cops should police blacks.
    Blacks and nonblacks should live in separate part of your country.
    That way there will be peace.
    It really is the only way there can be peace between those who hate each other.

  • ShikokuPrincess91

    He deserved everything he got.
    Sick to death of stories of black male criminals in America. They are the scum of the Earth and they serve absolutely no purpose to society. They are at best dead weight, but when they are at their worst they are criminals.
    No one will ever have sympathy for black criminals, because the day black criminals get sympathy, is the day civilization falls to savagery.

    If you don't like the way things are, start teaching your sons not to be criminals. Too many of them are. That's a statistical fact. Denying the statistics is just sticking your heads in the sand.

    The boy was totally worthless. He would have never been remembered; except for the ghetto lottery and the excuse to burn their own towns.

  • ShikokuPrincess91

    I hope she is given a medal.
    And I hope the snitch who told on her suffers for it.

  • ShikokuPrincess91

    False. There is no "genocide" of your men.
    Most of your men are criminal scum. They don't even care about their own children. HALF of black Women in America are raped by age 18.
    What is society supposed to do? Let them get away with destroying civilization?

    They are wild animals. They can't be civilized and they can't control themselves. This is in part due to low I.Q., which is a scientific fact.

    If you hate the whites, then police yourselves. And stick to your own areas. Until you do that you have no case.

  • ShikokuPrincess91

    A black man who is breaking into things is a threat.
    Black males have superior strength and that makes them ever "unarmed. "

    But it's ridiculous to care about that piece of trash.
    Black want to be coddled like little babies even though they destroy everything around them.

  • ShikokuPrincess91

    Racism= knowing the truth.

    It's blacks who "can't get it."
    They have low I.Q.s.

    If you want equal treatment, stop committing crimes at the rate you do, much more than other groups, which is a statistical FACT, even though blacks are desperate to deny it.

  • ShikokuPrincess91

    I think she should get a medal.

  • ShikokuPrincess91

    Nope. It's the piece of trash criminal who learned.

  • ShikokuPrincess91

    She deserves a raise.

  • ShikokuPrincess91

    Don't ever tell these blacks you have black grandchildren. It doesn't cause them to sympathize. They are not hard wired to have empathy.

    Half of black Women are raped by age 18, by black males. 70% of black babies are born out of wedlock. Black fathers routinely abandon women and children. One third of black males will see the inside of a jail cell for a significant misdemeanor of felony. Blacks are 12% of the population of your country, but commit 51% of the murders.

    The reason they hate you the way they do is because they are projecting their own self-hatred onto you. Black males will NEVER fit in to a civilized society. It is against their DNA. They have too much testosterone, are too physically strong but mentally weak, and emotional. There's zero chance of the bulk of them being decent men.

    But that's too much to bear, especially for black Women who are desperate to convince themselves that a black male will one day marry them. They know their males are scum. They can't accept it though. So they scream racism!

  • ShikokuPrincess91

    One thing that is puzzling to a non-American like myself is that Stephon Clark HATED black women, and yet it's black Women who are marching for him. What the hell?
    He made tweets with his Asian baby mama putting black Women down. He believed black women were masculine, ugly, and mean. Especially dark women. His Asian trash baby mama made fun of black women in tweets and he consigned it totally.

    You're caping for a ghetto version of Tommy Sotomayor, and you don't even know it.

  • Quitedeliteful

    Whelp, she didn't so there's that...

  • Quitedeliteful

    And she got fired, so there's that again...

  • WutizstillHERE!

    She does need lead...

  • MS.BEE


  • Joe Perkins

    Wrong! It’s called freedom of speech moron. She did not say anything racist! She should not be fired. They can’t legally fire her unless she used her work E-mail to register the account which she did not! Get real! Clear violation of the 1st Amendment and she was fired by a black nurse who was biased! This woman is going to win millions in a lawsuit for Kaiser violating her 1st Amendment!

  • Quitedeliteful

    We'll see...

  • Joe Perkins

    So we’re blaming white nurses for euthanizing black people? Please... you need to get back on your damn meds! Blacks are euthanizing their own children at alarming rate by the millions! It’s called abortion you idiot!
    Don’t here you hypocrites crying about that? No, you keep voting in more white Democrats who spend more money on Planned Parenthood to allow you to keep butchering your own babies! But that’s all fine and dandy right? Pathetic!

  • Joe Perkins

    Shot in the back? Not true! He ran from the police then he was up on a roof above the Police in a position to assault them.
    You’re an even bigger idiot that the guy who’s really stupid behavior got himself shot!
    Did you not watch the videos?
    The night vision video from the helicopter proved it all!

  • Joe Perkins

    Autopsy shows that the first shots hit him in the front then he turned away (natural response) to flee and was shot several more times in the back.

    Sorry but being shot in the back after being shot in the front does not hold up as “shot in the back”

  • Ken

    Please educate me then. I have many African American friends and I don't disagree they aren't always treated fairly and it's disgusting. However they also keep this in mind and are extra cautious when they get pulled over. Being belligerent or running away doesn't help you cause.

    Do you truly believe if this was not an African American he wouldn't have been shot? If it's dark, your running and it looks like you have a weapon you're putting yourself in a position that isn't good.

    I'm not defending these officers because i wasn't there but I'm getting tired of seeing people (white or black) fighting with the police and then claiming the victim when they don't like the consequences.

    If one of my black friends is treated unfairly I'll be the first to back them. If one of white friends does something stupid I'll be the first to call them out.

  • Dave Bones

    No one deserves to be shot in the back when they are unarmed.

    Looking at his past charges though it looks like he was a pimp, a wife beater and a robber, thanks for taking out the trash Sac PD

  • C. Ward Lee Lyon

    Are you a lawyer or legal scholar? Because I suggest you learn the real purpose and meaning of the First Amendment before shooting off your mouth (and before calling other people "morons"), because it's you who looks like a moron via your ignorance of the First Amendment. The First Amendment applies to (prohibits) the GOVERNMENT making laws against citizens denying them the right to speak. As written: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances." Kaiser is not Congress, MORON. A business has every right to fire an employee who runs off at the mouth and puts them in a bad light. This "nurse" did just that. You have the right to freely speak your mind. Freedom of speech, however, does not and has NEVER absolved the speaker from the consequences of that speech.

  • Joe Perkins

    C. Ward. Yes, I have a degree in law. Whereas you just think you know everything!
    I do understand the 1st Amendment whereas you do not. She was not speaking on behalf of her company, she was not at work, she was not using a company device or a company account to voice her opinion on social media. She used no racial or derogatory terms when referring to this mans stupid choices. This a clear slam dunk case for even the worst Attorney for an improper firing. The nurse will win big money and she will receive her job back (if she wants it) in this lawsuit. It’s clear to me you are biased as well as racist if you come to any other conclusion! You might want to do one of two things! 1. Get yourself an education 2. Get a refund if you already paid for one!