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Sun May 17, 2020, 06:17 PM

They just can't help themselves.

Chattanooga software firm Transcard terminates employee after firestorm over Obama noose meme

May 17th, 2020 | by Wyatt Massey

An employee at a local software company was terminated after a social media firestorm identified him as the person who posted a racist meme showing former president Barack Obama with a noose around his neck.

Screenshots shared on social media this weekend allege that the image was posted by Gary Casper, identified as vice president for information technology at Chattanooga-based Transcard.

The picture of Obama, the first African American president in U.S. history, includes the caption "#PayPerView." Casper's Facebook profile listed his position as vice president of IT at the software company, as well as previous IT roles at US Xpress, according to the screen grabs. Threatening to harm or kill a former president is considered a felony with a penalty of up to five years in prison.

On Sunday afternoon, Transcard president Chris Fuller emailed the Times Free Press saying the company does not allow its employees to make political statements on social media.

"As soon as Transcard realized that an employee was utilizing social media to engage in political speech, it took immediate action to terminate its relationship with such person," Fuller wrote in the email.

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https://www.timesfreepress.com/news/local/story/2020/may/17/executive-chattanoogsoftware-firm-transcard-a/523192/

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And another disgusting bigot loses his job. They never learn, do they? At least they're too stupid to keep silent. I love how their hatred just seems to out them.






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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 06:21 PM

1. If you value your job, don't advertise your racism on Facebook

and don't threaten a president/former president

How hard is that?


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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 06:25 PM

2. "Political speech"????

So straight up hate speech is considered "political speech" by this organization. Wow

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Response to Docreed2003 (Reply #2)

Sun May 17, 2020, 07:08 PM

4. I noticed that, too. Chickensh*t company.

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Response to Docreed2003 (Reply #2)

Sun May 17, 2020, 08:58 PM

5. +1

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 06:27 PM

3. How did someone that ignorant ...

get a vice president position in that company.

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