A Mississippi man apparently fired from his nursing job on Thursday after a viral photo showed him wearing a confederate…
A Mississippi man apparently fired from his nursing job on Thursday after a viral photo showed him wearing a confederate t-shirt emblazoned with a nose and the words “Mississippi Justice” – while voting in the middle of the election. 19659002] The photograph, allegedly taken at a voting center near its home in Olive Branch, Miss., Reverend Co-electorate.
“It’s a sad time people still have that mind,” told Clarence Walker of FOX13 Memphis.
“I was shocked when I saw it, but that was not something we could do,” election commissioner Barry Chatham told Local Memphis.
“Yes, I was shocked when I saw it, but there was not what we can do.”
DeSoto County officials confirmed FOX13 that the man did not violate any laws by wear the splattering shirt to vote. Laws only indicate that voters can not distribute campaign literature or wear a shirt with a candidate’s name at the near-election center.
“As far as I can say that the guy wearing the t-shirt does not violate the law,” Chatham told local Memphis. “We have no law against wearing their expression.”
However, after the image went viral, the subsequent Internet glare led to the identification of the hospital worker. Reports identified the man as Clayton Hickey, a nurse working at a Memphis Hospital, Tenn., Reported WMC TV.
His employer, Regional One Health, examined internally immediately. Hickey was fired on Thursday.
“We are committed to maintaining our mission of providing compassionate care and exceptional services to everyone,” Regional One said in a statement . “This includes promoting a safe and protected work and health environment for all. Behavior that violates these principles is unacceptable and will not be tolerated.”
Hickey had previously been a police officer in Memphis, but resigned after being caught in a car with a 17 year old girl and alcohol, reported WREG TV.