Many are mourning the senseless murder of two police officers in Mississippi. At least one isn’t. She took to social media to prove as much and has faced a fierce online backlash – as well as losing her job, as a result of her actions.
Sierra Mccurdy, or Sierra C-Babi Mccurdy, according to her Facebook profile, posted a photo of herself still wearing her Subway sandwich shop uniform with a caption reading, “2 police officers was shot in Hattiesburg tonight.! [sic]” followed by a few emojis, and then, “-GOT EM’” with three gun icons. She also posted, “We can turn this bxtch into Baltimore real quick. Police take away innocent people lives everyday now & get away w/ it , fxck them [sic],” three more emojis, and then “[no mercy] [sic]” She was referring to the shootings of 34-year-old Benjamin Deen and 25-year-old Liquori Tate, two Hattiesburg, Mississippi police officers gunned down during what was thought to be just another routine traffic stop.
Subway was quick to respond on Twitter, saying, “This kind of behavior is unacceptable and does not represent the values and ethics of our brand. The franchisee has terminated the employee, effective immediately.” They posted this same tweet to every negative tweet their chain received – and there were many. Most of which were calling for not only Mccurdy’s job, but boycotts of Subway establishments. A Subway spokesman also added, “The unfortunate choice of one individual should not reflect on the more than 400,000 honest, hardworking Sandwich Artists worldwide.”
Three people have been arrested for the shooting and two of them have been charged with capital murder.