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Category: Fired

Amber Guyger, the Dallas Officer Who Killed Botham Jean, Has Been Fired But It’s Not Enough

Former Dallas police officer Amber GuygerPhoto: Kaufman County Sheriff’s Office (via AP Photo) Amber Guyger—the 30-year-old police officer who shot and killed 26-year-old Botham Shem Jean as he sat in his own apartment minding his own business—has been fired from her job with the Dallas Police Department. The department announced Guyger’s termination via a post…

Roswell cops fired after using coin flip to determine arrest

Two Roswell police officers were fired Thursday morning, weeks after video surfaced of them using a coin-flip app to determine an arrest, Roswell city officials confirmed to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.  Courtney Brown and Kristee Wilson were fired following an internal investigation, Roswell city spokeswoman Julie Brechbill told The AJC in an email. The two officers…

Israel says it fired ‘David’s Sling’ interceptor at rockets launched in Syria

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel launched its newest air defense system on Monday on the Syrian frontier, where Damascus’s Russian-backed forces have been routing rebels, as Moscow sent envoys for what it called “urgent” talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. FILE PHOTO: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends a joint statment with Hungarian Prime Minister…

James Gunn Fired From Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

James Gunn will no longer direct Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, according to a statement from a Disney spokesperson. The director’s dismissal comes after his old tweets joking about pedophilia and rape were recirculated by Trump supporters online. “The offensive attitudes and statements discovered on James’ Twitter feed are indefensible and inconsistent with our…

James Gunn Fired as Director of ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’

The move comes after controversial tweets from the filmmaker were resurfaced. James Gunn is exiting Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. The move comes after conservative personalities resurfaced old tweets Thursday in which the filmmaker joked about controversial topics such as pedophelia and rape. Gunn has been an outspoken critic of President Donald Trump. “The offensive…

Fired Cardinals manager Mike Matheny holds no ill will

Acknowledging that his job had been on the line since last season, fired St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny still expressed thanks to his now-former team. “I’ve got nothing but gratitude,” Matheny told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Sunday, “and this goes way back. I got two new lives with this organization, first when [manager]…

Game Developers Fired After Arguing With Fans on Twitter

Two developers for the game studio ArenaNet have been fired following a spat with fans online. The company produces Guild Wars 2, a multiplayer online role-playing game. Kotaku reports that the two fired employees are Jessica Price and Peter Fries. The incident began when Price responded derisively on Twitter to a fan suggesting that characters…

Shots fired: U.S.-China trade war begins

After months of threats from President Donald Trump, at 12:01 a.m. Friday a trade war between the world’s two largest economies began in earnest. The U.S. started adding 25 percent tariffs on $34 billion worth of Chinese goods, and China has promised to retaliate in kind. The effects could disrupt supply chains and markets across…

Fired over MAGA hat – BC News

Fired over MAGA hat Photo: CTV Darin Hodge The former manager of a Lower Mainland restaurant said he has no regrets even after his actions cost him his job. Darin Hodge was a manager at the Teahouse, located near Third Beach in Stanley Park, when a customer came in Tuesday evening sporting a “Make America…

The man who was fired by a machine

Image copyright Ibrahim Diallo Image caption Ibrahim Diallo found himself jobless for three weeks with no idea why “It wasn’t the first time my key card failed, I assumed it was time to replace it.” So began a sequence of events that saw Ibrahim Diallo fired from his job, not by his manager but by…

The machine Fired me

It was 7am when my phone rang. Instead of an alarm, it was my recruiter disturbing me from a pleasant dream. It was too early for a phone call or to be caught off guard, so I did not answer. I went to take a shower and get ready for the day. On my way…

Fired Casey pens letter of thanks to Raptors, fans

A day after his surprising firing by the Raptors, Dwane Casey was thanking Toronto and its fans. In a letter sent to the Toronto Star, Casey wrote: “Dear Toronto, Thank you. Thank you to basketball fans across this city and the country of Canada who supported the Raptors and welcomed my family with open arms…