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RobJohnson
12-16-2014, 03:19 AM
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Nordstrom has fired a Portland employee after the sales associate apparently posted a controversial statement using his personal Facebook page advocating the killing of police officers.

"What our former employee chose to post from his personal account does not in any way reflect our views as a company," said Tara Darrow, a Nordstrom corporate affairs spokeswoman. "We do not tolerate violence, violent conversation or threats of any kind."

Nordstrom sales associate Aaron Hodges has since taken down his Facebook and Twitter accounts, but a screen shot of his comment has been circulating online. In response to recent police shootings, Hodges, who is black, suggested on Facebook:

"Instead of slamming the police, I prefer a Kenny Fort approach. Every time an unarmed black man is killed, you kill a decorated white officer, on his door step in front of his family."

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2014/12/16/norstrom-oregon-facebook-employee-fired/20469007/

Eupher
12-16-2014, 10:35 AM
Al? Mr. Sharpton? Jesse? Hello?

Do either of you have a comment to this story?

<crickets>

That's what I thought.

NJCardFan
12-16-2014, 01:16 PM
What if it's a black cop who kills this mythical unarmed black man. Does that mean a white cop still dies? I call this a hate crime.

Dan D. Doty
12-16-2014, 02:47 PM
What an asshole.

Next time he gets in trouble, wonder who he's going to call?

Rockntractor
12-16-2014, 03:07 PM
What an asshole.

Next time he gets in trouble, wonder who he's going to call?

Ghostbusters?

lock and load
12-16-2014, 06:32 PM
He represented Nordstroms and he used his real name. I would've fired his ass, too.