She brought the war against cops into their homes by suggesting police are racist killers.
But tomorrow… those same men and women are bringing the fight directly to her… and the company that’s standing behind her.
That’s because an executive at RWJBarnabas Health Network previously placed on administrative leave for writing a racially charged comment on Facebook will keep her $1,000,000 per year job… and the company has yet to apologize.
“Who is going to train them not to shoot black children first?”
That was the comment seemingly left by Executive Vice President Michellene Davis, following a post from NorthJersey.com concerning police officers that had been hired to serve as armed guards in local elementary and middle schools.
After it began going viral, Davis’s comment was deleted and a post stating that her Facebook had been ‘hacked’ showed up on her profile.
Here are some facts from a 2017 FBI report that Davis might not have read before spreading her divisive views across the Internet:
- Deadly use of force by police is down 70% – a 40-year low.
- Of the 987 cases of deadly force recorded in 2017, 99.5% of subjects were armed.
In a statement from President and CEO of RWJBarnabas, Bob Ostrowsky said, “It has never been a question that RWJBarnabas Health is indebted to the law enforcement community and those officers who work to make our communities safe each day.”
But this doesn’t seem to apply to Ms. Davis.
The company took a week to review it’s “social media policies” during an investigation into the matter. It was their finding that her statement did not violate the company terms, and therefore termination of employment, (or seemingly any other punishment) was off the table.
“I am confident that Ms. [Michellene] Davis remains the proper executive to lead the Social Impact and Community Investment practice for RWJBarnabas Health,” said Ostrowsky.
But here’s the thing. Employees of the company are ticked… saying she DID violate the policy – a policy that others have been disciplined and terminated for in the past.
They are so angry, in fact, that they leaked the social media policy.
You’ll notice if you read the full statement, Ostrowsky never actually condemns the comment that Davis made.
Davis posted an apology to her Facebook page after the ensuing controversy:
“I want to publicly apologize for an extremely insensitive and offensive comment posted on Facebook. My concern for the safety of schoolchildren and gun violence led me to react to a headline without thinking. Having a late sister and other family in law enforcement I deeply respect the law enforcement community and appreciate their service and admire their sacrifice.”
Yes, you read correctly. She has family in law enforcement.
Interestingly, we happened upon some information that the media isn’t talking about.
Her donation history shows that in 2017, she contributed nearly $10,000 to the campaigns of progressive democrat candidates in New Jersey, including Bob Menendez, a man who has had claims made against him concerning alleged sex with underage prostitutes in the Dominican Republic, and Bonnie Watson Coleman, who recently led a charged up rally against Brett Kavanaugh.
Numerous departments and agencies from across the country have voiced their dismay over the issue. Many employees from within RWJBarnabas are outraged and have even reached out surrounding their concern over the special treatment that the executive is clearly receiving, again clearly in violation of the company’s social media policies.
“We aren’t allowed to speak out regarding anything work related,” said an employee at the health network. “We all had to sign contracts stating so… guess Michelene [sic] did not?”
In a coordinated effort, members of the organization Brothers Before Others is set to hold a rally outside of the RWJBarnabas office on Thursday. This group of former-cops, led by retired NYPD Officer Rob O’Donnell, wants to deliver information and education for attendees.
“On Thursday, October 18th, at noon, we’re going to assemble at the headquarters, peacefully, to demonstrate our displeasure with someone of this magnitude putting out these false allegations targeting our police,” said O’Donnell in an interview with News Max TV.
From the Brothers Before Others website:
We are not calling for Ms. Davis’s job. We don’t even want an apology from her. What we DO want is the responsible and level-headed adults of society to start standing up against those who would endorse and foster chaos; and that starts with RWJ, as an organization, publicly and without doubt declaring that the statement Ms. Davis made was baseless, inflammatory and made without one ounce of evidence.
It’s time to change the narrative about police in our country and separate truth from lies about deadly use of force. It’s time to set the facts straight. Because as long as America continues to be spoon-fed lies and manipulated news stories, the divide between civil servant and civilian will only grow.
If you’re interested in attending the educational rally, please don’t hesitate to join in.
October 18, 2018 12pm
95 Old Short Hills Rd
West Orange, NJ 07052