The shooting of Rayshard Brooks sparked even more unrest across a nation currently protesting police brutality.
Now, the stepmom of the officer charged has been fired from her job. Keep scrolling to read the official statement...
Thousands of people have been participating in the protests against the blatant racism happening across the country.
via: GettyThe Black Lives Matter movement has never before been so prominent.
Let's start from the beginning.
via: GettyOn Monday, May 25th, a defenseless black man was killed while in a police restraint.
George Floyd was arrested and forced to the ground...
this man, #GeorgeFloyd did not deserve to die. #BlackLivesMatter https://t.co/w405ouIk5V— moon (@moon)1590639498.0
Footage of George's "arrest" quickly circulated on social media...
via: TwitterAnd, in the highly distressing scenes, he could be heard begging with the officers to release him and repeatedly saying "Please, please... I can't breathe."
After nearly ten minutes, George was completely unresponsive.
SAY HIS NAME. GEORGE FLOYD. HE WAS AN INNOCENT MAN, AND HE WAS MURDERED. HE COULDN’T BREATHE, AND HE BEGGED FOR HIS… https://t.co/7WNH4pzDLY— 🐌 (@🐌)1590620093.0
This kind of police brutality has been happening for centuries now...
via: GettyAnd George's death has sparked an outrage like never before.
Thousands upon thousands of people have been taking to the streets in protest...
via: GettyAnd they are all marching for one thing: For the blatant racism and injustice in this country to be brought to an end.
Things were quick to turn violent.
via: GettyProtesters became interweaved with rioters and, as they continue to clash with police, the scenes unfolding across our country have been becoming steadily more violent.
It's a truly terrifying time.
via: GettyBut change needs to happen and, at the moment, this seems like the only way to make it happen.
And, remarkably, they seem to be working.
BLACK WOMEN MATTER. BLACK MEN MATTER. BLACK CHILDREN MATTER. BLACK FAMILIES MATTER. BLACK POSSIBILITIES MATTER.… https://t.co/y6dlDWKPN3— a gem (@a gem)1591104461.0
This is only the beginning.
THEYRE CHARGING THE OTHER 3 OFFICERS AND RAISED THE DEGREE. KEEP SIGNING PETITIONS, KEEP DONATING, KEEP CALLING. THIS IS ONLY THE BEGINNING— gabryelle (@gabryelle)1591208344.0
But the news of the fatal shooting of Rayshard Brooks just last week sent yet more shockwaves throughout the nation.
via: Getty Images
The brutal act of violence was condemned by the mayor of Atlanta...
via: Getty ImagesAs well as several other politicians.
The autopsy also revealed some horrific details...
via: Getty ImagesAn autopsy found that Brooks suffered two gunshot wounds to his back and he died of organ injuries and blood loss and with that, the death was ruled a homicide.
Atlanta Police Chief Erika Shields also stepped down from her role...
via: Getty ImagesWhile another officer involved was fired.
And now, the stepmother of the former Atlanta police officer charged with the shooting has reportedly been fired from her job.Fox News host Tucker Carlson stated that a "source familiar with the matter" told his show that Melissa Rolfe was let go from an Atlanta-based company called Equity Prime Mortgage, where she had been human resources director.
Just a couple of hours after the report went live...
via: Getty ImagesThe company themselves released an official statement.
It read as follows:
via: Getty ImagesAs 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. "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."
via: Getty Images"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."
The statement did not directly say what Rolfe did to violate company policy.
https://t.co/vnQsDZxGoD— EPM Plus (@EPM Plus)1592536696.0