*Some may call it karma while others say it was just a case of bad damn luck for the Sam Houston State University student that came under fire for an insensitive tweet she sent after the execution-style shooting death of Harris County Sheriff’s Deputy, Darren H. Goforth.
Whichever it was, all of a sudden an outstanding warrant on Monica Foy for an unrelated matter was “found” and revealed to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and she has since been arrested.
In a tweet that did not take long to reach viral status, Foy wrote:
The insensitive message has since been deleted, along with Foy’s Twitter account. But needless to say, the damage had already been done.
Goforth, a 47-year-old Caucasian, was a 10 year veteran with the Harris County Sheriff’s office, was gunned down in a seemingly random act at a Houston gas station. It is assumed he was killed because of the uniform he wore. The suspect, an African American man named Shannon Jaruay Miles, 30, has since been charged with capital murder in his death.
Initially, Miles’ mother provided an alibi for her son, and told authorities that he had been with her, shopping, at the time of GoForth’s execution-style killing, according to a report by NBC News. But after ballistic tests revealed that the gun used was a match to one owned by Miles, the alleged gunman was apprehended.
The final Tweet by Foy, an English major at Sam Houston State University according to the Montgomery County Police Reporter, was in support of “#blacklivesmatter.”
The university issued a short statement on Tuesday in response to the incident on it’s Facebook page. And while they didn’t necessarily throw Foy ‘under the bus,’ so to speak, in their comment that referenced freedom of speech; they obviously did not support what she said either.
“SHSU appreciates the enormous public response in support of law enforcement. The university is a leader in educating many people who work in criminal justice and those who protect the civil liberties this country was founded upon, including free speech, whether we agree with that speech or not.”
In support of the deputy’s family, nearly $70,000 was raised in an online fundraising campaign over a 2-day period. And a vigil in honor of the fallen deputy, who was a husband and father, was attended by hundreds.