- The Washington Times - Monday, May 11, 2015

A Mississippi Subway franchise has fired employee Sierra Mccurdy following intense backlash over a photograph she posted on Facebook that showed her in her employee’s uniform celebrating the news of a tragic police shooting in Hattiesburg.

“2 police officers was shot in Hattiesburg tonight! Got em,” read Ms. Mccurdy’s post, accompanied by emojis depicting a handgun and laughter, The Clarion-Ledger reported.

The post referred to the fatal shootings of Officers Benjamin Deen, 34, and Liquori Tate, 25, following a routine traffic stop Saturday night. Four people have been arrested for the crime, with two facing capital murder charges.

Ms. Mccurdy’s subsequent Facebook posts referenced the unrest in Baltimore, where six officers have been charged in connection with the death of Freddie Gray.

“Police take away innocent people lives everyday now & get away w/ it , f– them … (no mercy),” she wrote, the New York Daily News reported.

The posts were accompanied by a photo of her wearing a Subway employee’s uniform. 

A Subway spokesman said Ms. Mccurdy has been fired.

“This kind of behavior is unacceptable and does not represent the values and ethics of our brand,” the spokesman said. “The unfortunate choice of one individual should not reflect on the more than 400,000 honest, hardworking Sandwich Artists worldwide. The franchisee has terminated the employee, effective immediately.”

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