On Thursday night, Fox’s Tucker Carlson broke the news that Melissa Rolfe, the stepmother of Garrett Rolfe the Atlanta police officer who has been charged with murder in the shooting of Rayshard Brooks, had been fired from her job.
Rolfe worked for Equity Prime Mortgage as a Human Resources director.
The stepmother of Garrett Rolfe, the Atlanta cop charged with murder in the death of Rayshard Brooks, has been fired from her job for being his stepmother.
This is where we're going. Relatives, friends, and family of canceled people are not safe either. pic.twitter.com/JD1c8o8sUU
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) June 19, 2020
“Rolfe was promised that her job was safe, but today she was told, and we’re quoting, ‘We have to terminate our relationship with you.’ No other explanation was offered,” Carlson said.
“Apparently…[her] only crime was being officer Rolfe’s stepmother.”
The Washington Examiner confirmed that Rolfe was scrubbed from the website of Equity Prime Mortgage although she was there as late as May.
Equity Prime Mortgage initially just released this statement on Twitter, without even naming Rolfe, which spoke of “severing ties” with an employee.
EPM is dedicated to being an organization that strives for diversity and equality. We are guided by the 23 fundamentals of the EPM Way to be an advocate for financial empowerment in the communities we serve. pic.twitter.com/ag7wkZLl13
— Equity Prime Mortgage LLC (@Equity_Prime) June 18, 2020
The Washington Examiner pressed them for more of an explanation and got the following.
— Equity Prime Mortgage LLC (@Equity_Prime) June 19, 2020
“As an employer, it is imperative to maintain a safe environment for all employees. Melissa Rolfe’s termination was a director result of her actions in the workplace and violation of company policy,” the statement said. “While working with Melissa as she transitioned to a leave of absence granted by our organization, we discovered she violated company policy and created an uncomfortable working environment for many of our employees. As an HR director, she ultimately lost the confidence of her peers, leadership, and many employees who no longer felt comfortable engaging with her. We value diversity of thought and respect Melissa’s personal views and the views of all employees; however, when those views create a hostile working environment, we must make difficult decisions.”
But notice something missing? They don’t state what she allegedly did. The statement is heavy on the ‘she made people feel uncomfortable’ stuff but missing any facts. The last sentence is particularly interesting, where they say that they “respect Melissa’s personal views” but “when those views create a hostile working environment.” So they fired her for views they respect that created a hostile work environment? Really? Do tell.
If this is because she was Rolfe’s stepmother and that made people feel uncomfortable, as Carlson said, we are hitting new lows in the cancel culture. What were her ‘offensive views?’ That her stepson shouldn’t have been charged or was innocent?
The case is already troubling because of the overcharging in reaction to the furor without even before the investigation being finished and despite Brooks having resisted arrest, attacked officers, turned and pointed the taser at Rolfe. Rolfe was charged with felony murder as well as multiple other charges.
From National Review:
In an outrageous trumping up of a criminal case — to describe this as mere “overcharging” would be woefully insufficient — Fulton County prosecutor Paul Howard Jr. has charged former police officer Garrett Rolfe with felony murder in connection with the shooting death of Rayshard Brooks.
The killing of Brooks, who was violently resisting arrest and attempting to flee, is still under investigation by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI). But in the wake of George Floyd’s recent killing by Minneapolis police officers, the Black Lives Matter demagogues refuse to wait for evidence-based conclusions. They will tolerate no storyline other than the slanderous fiction that we are all expected not just to abide but endorse: Institutionally racist cops are hunting down black men.
So prosecutor Howard, did not wait for the GBI to finish its probe. The mob was demanding a scalp, so he gave them a scalp.
Looks like it took out the stepmom as well.