Dallas 911 Operator Fired For Racist Facebook Post: What Did April Sims Say To Deserve Termination? [PHOTO]
A Dallas 911 operator was terminated from her job after she posted racist comments about African Americans on her personal Facebook page. According to Daily Mail, the Dallas Police Department announced Wednesday night that April Sims, who was hired as a 911 call taker in Dec. 2012, had been fired from her post as a public servant.
What's worse? Sims said she has no remorse for the racist Facebook posts.
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What did the Dallas 911 operator post to Facebook that got her ejected from her job?
WFAA-TV, a Dallas-Fort Worth news source, broke the news about the racist Dallas 911 operator. They received screenshots from an unidentified source of Sim's Facebook page, which revealed her racist comments about black people.
"Black people are outrageous!," she wrote. "They are more like animals, they never know how to act, just loud [expletive] Always causing problems. I can count on one hand the black people I know who don't have [expletive] for brains."
In another post, Sims references an apparent 911 call she received.
"You want to call 911 cause your boyfriend put his hands on you and you want to press charges when you don't even know his real name?!" the post said. "Sure lets make a police report for Dino, that is his street name."
According to the Dallas Observer, the Dallas police have had a hard time addressing problems at the city's 911 call center, including its shortage of call takers. The Observer reports that the police department terminated her for violating their social media policy by posting the racist comments about African Americans on her Facebook page.
And what's perhaps most shocking about the whole Dallas 911 operator being fired for racist Facebook posts is that Sims shows no remorse for her comments. According to Daily Mail, the former 911 operator called WFAA-TV Channel 8 to say that she had not deleted anything from her Facebook page and that she stands by her words.
Someone reportedly even gave her a chance to defend herself, asking her if her Facebook account had been hacked. She apparently replied that she stands by every word.
"I am shocked and it saddens me to know that this is going on and still taking place in today's time, especially here in 911,"City Councilman Dwayne Caraway told WFAA. "We need to make sure we get a handle on this."
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