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AG Garland Refuses To Retract Controversial School Board Memo

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Attorney General Merrick Garland is refusing to withdraw his controversial memo that directed federal law enforcement to get involved in investigations having to do with parents protesting local school boards.

Garland’s memo was prompted by a letter from the National School Boards Association (NSBA) that suggested parents disrupting school board meetings were committing actions akin to domestic terrorism.

“Coupled with attacks against school board members and educators for approving policies for masks to protect the health and safety of students and school employees, many public school officials are also facing physical threats because of propaganda purporting the false inclusion of critical race theory within classroom instruction and curricula,” the NSBA’s letter said.

“As these acts of malice, violence, and threats against public school officials have increased, the classification of these heinous actions could be the equivalent to a form of domestic terrorism and hate crimes,” the letter added.

The NSBA has since apologized for the letter, but Garland’s memo remains.

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) questioned Garland during hearing with the Senate Judiciary Committee, saying that the memo used “fear” to silence local school officials and parents.

“So last week, the [NSBA] disavowed it, sent you and the White House, based your memo on this delegitimize letter. I assume you’re going to revoke your extremely divisive memo that you said was instigated because of that letter. That’s a question,” Grassley said to Garland.

“Senator, the memo — which I refer to as one page — that responds to concerns about violence, threats of violence, other criminal conduct,” Garland responded. “That’s all it’s about and all it asks is for federal law enforcement to consult with, meet with local law enforcement to assess the circumstances, strategize about what may or may not be necessary to provide federal assistance if it is necessary.”

Grassley pressed, “Presumably, you wrote the memo because of the letter. The letter is disavowed now, so you’re going to keep your memo going anyway, right? Is that what you’re telling me?”

Garland dodged Grassley’s question, saying, “The language in the letter that they disavow is language was never included in my memo and never would have been. I did not adopt every concern that they had in their letter. I thought that only the concern about violence and threats of violence that hasn’t changed.”

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3 Comments

  1. CoPete

    October 27, 2021 at 4:27 pm

    Garland is a leftist prick!

  2. Kerry Sullivan

    October 27, 2021 at 6:49 pm

    Parents should most definitely have a say on what is occurring in their child’s school. For one thing CRT needs to be eliminated, and keep males in their own bathrooms. What are these school officials thinking by allowing prejudice against white people and endangering young females.

  3. Mike

    October 29, 2021 at 2:02 pm

    So…Garland’s son is a commie/Marxist pri–, and sells CRT materials to the school boards, This is a conflict of interest…RESIGN in shame, Garland..

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New York City Opens First Two Government-Sanctioned Drug Injection Sites in U.S.

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Drug overdoses and addiction have hit an all-time high during the pandemic, with the Centers for Disease Control revealing over 93,000 people died from overdoses in 2020, up 30 percent from 2019. As a solution to the crisis, New York City is opening the nation’s first government-sanctioned drug injection sites.

Two injection sites will be opened in Manhattan on Tuesday, giving drug users a controlled environment, as well as offer treatment options. Visitors must bring their own drugs, and the sites will offer clean injection supplies including needles.

The sites will also have naloxone on-site, the emergency drug that reverses narcotics overdoses. Drug addicts know public libraries have naloxone on hand in case of someone overdosing, which has made libraries one of the most popular public places for drug use across the country.

Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio implemented the sites before he leaves office. In a written statement, de Blasio said this unique strategy to combat the drug crisis will prove that “after decades of failure, a smarter approach is possible.” The mayor says he has notified the sites that he would not penalize them or “take enforcement action” and that law enforcement has been told to stand down as well.

New York City health commission Dr. Dave A. Chokshi supports the measures, telling the New York Times “2020, unfortunately, was the deadliest year on record for overdoses both here in New York City as well as nationally. Every four hours, someone dies of a drug overdose in New York City…we feel a deep conviction and also a sense of urgency in opening overdose prevention centers.”

Opponents of government-sanctioned injection sites worry the facilities legitimize, destigmatize and therefore support or encourage drug addiction, rather than sending a message that everything must be done to stop drug use. “While cities like San Francisco and Seattle, both ravaged by substance abuse, have considered opening injection locations, New York City is the first to formally authorize such sites” reports National Review.

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Best Buy, Levi’s Using Rittenhouse Acquittal to Further ‘Racial Trauma’ Narrative

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Despite the acquittal and evidence supporting self-defense for teenager Kyle Rittenhouse, some large companies are using it to further a “racial trauma” narrative. Giant companies Best Buy and Levi Strauss “reportedly offered their employees counseling to those distressed over the verdict” reports Breitbart News.

Levi’s offered a session with a “racial trauma specialist” for workers distraught over the acquittal of Rittenhouse. Rittenhouse, who is white, was found not guilty in the shooting of three men, all of whom are also white because he was defending himself against the assailants. Nonetheless, the media and now businesses have turned the trial into a race-baiting issue.

The chief of diversity, equity and inclusion for Levi’s, Elizabeth Morrison, sent an email to employees of the San Francisco-based clothing company following the verdict:

“With the news that Kyle Rittenhouse was not convicted in the shooting of three individuals — two of whom lost their lives — during racial justice protests last year, this is a difficult day for many,” the email read.

“To help promote safety, sharing and to encourage healing, I’ll be hosting a fireside chat and Q&A with Dr. Jamila Codrington, a licensed psychologist and racial trauma specialist in early December,” the email stated. “Dr. J and I will talk about the mental and psychical impacts of back-to-back social and racial justice events and trauma coping mechanisms during our discussion.”

Best Buy has reportedly offered “mental health resources” and “counseling services” to employees distressed by the verdict. “The verdict in Kyle Rittenhouse’s trial stirs many emotions, and it’s another difficult moment for our nation,” reportedly wrote Mark Irvin, the chief inclusion, diversity, and talent officer for Best Buy.

“While these events can be challenging and deeply hurtful, I hope you will take a moment to reflect on the values that unite us as a company and as a nation,” Irvin said, according to The Post Millennial. “We can do better, as each of us as individuals, allies, and human beings press together for better outcomes.”

“I know events like these can take a toll on mental health and emotional well-being,” he stated. “Please know that Best Buy is here to support you.”
Irvin then provided links to “mental health resources” and “counseling services” that are offered by the company’s employee benefits.

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