Photo indignation of the Mississippi voter wearing a shirt that features a loop and a Confederate flag
A picture of a man who voted in Olive Branch, Mississippi, wearing a shirt with a noose and a southern flag, is viral and causes indignation.
The man went to vote in the Midterms on Tuesday and showed a t-shirt with a noose hanging on the top of the Southern flag and the words "Mississippi Justice."
The circulation of the photo caused people to identify the voter as a registered nurse and former police officer Clayton John Hickey, a registered nurse, who works at the Regional One Health Hospital in Memphis and lives in Olive Branch, Mississippi.
The man went to vote in the Midterms and was captured on camera with the controversial T-shirt. The image then went viral
He is now fired.
On Wednesday, Regional One Health said on Twitter that they & # 39; actively investigate the accusations regarding an employee. We understand the intense feelings surrounding this serious situation and know that everyone wants updates. & # 39;
He was gone Thursday. They said partially. & # 39; We have completed our investigation and what we have learned has led to the termination of the employee concerned. Regional One Health keeps employees at a high level. We are committed to our mission to provide compassionate care and exceptional services to everyone. This includes promoting a safe and protected work and care environment for everyone. Behavior that violates these principles is unacceptable and will not be tolerated. & # 39;
Hickey has its EMT license.
Regional One Health Hospital in Memphis, Mississippi said on Twitter Wednesday they were actively investigating the allegation related to an employee & # 39 ;. He was fired on Thursday
Before he became a nurse, Hickey was a police officer from Memphis. According to LocalMemphis.com, he resigned when he was caught with open alcohol and a 17-year-old girl.
But Mr. Hickey did not violate any law by wearing the shirt at the ballot box, according to DeSoto County officials, who said they were not investigating the incident any further.
Mississippi law only prevents people from carrying campaign material from people on the ballot when they vote.
If he had worn a Trump shirt, it would have been illegal.
But in this case, the person who violated the law is the only person who violates the law because cameras are not allowed in DeSoto county polling sites
But DeSoto County Election Commissioner Paul Beall told WHBQ that he was contacted by dozens of people about the photo.
Beall said the man in the photo was a voter who was assisted by a poll officer on a new machine designed for people with disabilities.
The NAACP branch in Jackson said it was aware of the picture and its branch in DeSoto County is investigating the situation further.
It's a sad time that people still have that setting & # 39 ;, said Clarence Walker, a local resident.