DC Hospital Jewish Chaplain Who Comforted Family After Holocaust Museum Shooting Fired For Comments


von-brunnA hospital chaplain who comforted the family of a security guard killed at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum has been fired for speaking and writing about the experience. Tamara Miller wrote on a Washington Post blog in June that “racism and bigotry rang out on the National Mall” when a shooter walked up to the museum June 10 and killed security guard Stephen T. Johns. He died at George Washington University Hospital.The hospital fired Miller five weeks later, saying her essay and comments to a reporter violated hospital policy and federal patient privacy rules. Miller spoke about why she attended Johns’ funeral.

Miller says she didn’t reveal anything that was not already public knowledge.

A white supremacist named James von Brunn, seen in photo above, is charged in the killing.

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