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Kaiser Roseville parts way with employee after controversial Stephon Clark comments

The Kaiser Permanente in Roseville has parted ways with one of their employees after that employee posted controversial remarks on social media regarding the Stephon Clark shooting.
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Stephon Clark funeral.

It's a reminder to be careful what you comment online.

The Kaiser Permanente in Roseville has parted ways with one of their employees after that employee posted controversial remarks on social media regarding the Stephon Clark shooting.

According to screenshots of the comments posted on Facebook by local activist Christina Arechiga, the employee wrote: "Can we protest the death of the people shot by black people too" and "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 wrote that she reported the employer's comments and asked others online to do the same.

In response, Yvette Radford, the Vice President of External and Community Affairs for Kaiser Permanente Northern California, issued the following statement to ABC10:

"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. We are proud of our Kaiser Permanente care teams and staff who work every day to provide compassionate, high quality care and services to our members and patients."

She added: "We are very much a part of the wonderful and rich diversity of the communities we serve and feel a deep responsibility to them. We are deeply saddened by the events associated with Stephon Clark’s death, and will continue to do our part to make sure the community is healthy, safe and inclusive."