The registered nurse who was fired for saying Stephon Clark deserved to die raised over $25,000 in donations to her GoFundMe account. Faith Linthicum was fired from her job at Kaiser Permanente’s Roseville Medical Center in Sacramento, Ca. after she shared her opinion about Clark on Facebook.com.
Clark, 22, was shot and killed by police after reportedly breaking into cars in his grandmother's neighborhood.
In a since-deleted Facebook post, Linthicum claimed Clark deserved to be shot by police "for being stupid". Clark was shot 8 times when two Sacramento officers mistook his cell phone for a gun.
After Linthicum was terminated from her position as a labor & delivery nurse, she created a GoFundMe page to solicit funds "for rent and food," along with car payments and care for her dogs.
She said she was not a "hateful or discriminatory person".
"I am asking for support during this trying time as I try to find employment and heal," she wrote.
Over 600 people donated to her GoFundMe page -- including one donation of $1,000.
Outraged Clark supporters appealed to GoFundMe to shut Linthicum's page down. But GoFundMe ignored the complaints.
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"I am so disgusted that @gofundme has allowed themselves to be used to support racism meanwhile I can't raise 1 single dollar for domestic violence," Renae Bruce Miller tweeted.
"From an ethical standpoint, GoFundMe is a company trying to make a profit," fundraising expert John Haydon told the NY Daily News. "They make a percent of the money she makes but they have to weigh that with how is this story going to reflect on their brand."
Juda Engelmayer of Herald PR told The News he would advise GoFundMe to drop Linthicum's campaign if it wants to preserve its reputation.
"Maybe they feel like if they take it down they'll be attacked for taking a side, but at some point you have to. Inaction is also a statement," he said. "This is them cowering."