Woman fired for Obama racial slur on Facebook
A <st1:State w:st="on"><ST1:pCalifornia </ST1:p</st1:State>woman has been fired and reported to the Secret Service for her President Barack Obama racial slur and assassination comment on Facebook.
The Modesto Bee says 22-year-old Denise Helms of Turlock posted the inflammatory comments on the social media site shortly after the president's re-election on Tuesday.
<O:p</O:pShe used the n-word in referring to Obama and wrote that maybe he will be assassinated this term.
<O:p</O:pHelms then told a Sacramento TV station that she wouldn't mind a bit if someone assassinated Obama.
<O:p</O:pHelms was fired Thursday from her job at the Stone Cold Creamery store.
<O:p</O:pStore director Chris Kegle says the comments are disgusting.
<O:p</O:pSecret Service Agent Scott Gillingham in <st1:City w:st="on"><ST1:pSacramento</ST1:p</st1:City> says the incident is being investigated.
<O:p</O:pThreats against the president can lead to felony charges.<O:p</O:p
Two part debate: was the store right to fire her? And is saying that "she wouldn't mind a bit if someone assassinated Obama" enough to be charged with threatening the President?
Sorry I can't make that part at the top a proper quote, it's making each sentence into a separate quote for some reason...