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NY Post: How a confederate flag painted on a rock could cost a mom her kid



A New York mother has been ordered to dispose of a rock near her driveway bearing a small Confederate flag or risk losing custody of her mixed race child.

The New York Post reports one mother is “caught between a rock and an appellate court” and they mean that quite literally. An upstate New York woman who is the mother of a mixed-race child is being threatened in court that she could lose her child, and it may come down to an actual rock.

The mother, identified in court documents as Christie, has been fighting over custody of her 7-year-old daughter with the father. Christie has a small rock near her driveway with a painted Confederate flag on it and has been told she needs to get rid of the rock or “risk losing custody of her mixed-race child – even though a family court judge didn’t consider it to be an issue when it was raised during the trial” reports the Post.

Judges with the Appellate Division’s Third Department in Albany released a ruling Thursday which stated:

“Given that the child is of mixed race, it would seem apparent that the presence of the flag is not in the child’s best interests, as the mother must encourage and teach the child to embrace her mixed-race identity, rather than thrust her into a world that only makes sense through the tortured lens of cognitive dissonance.”

The judges added the presence of the confederate flag” when “viewed pragmatically…is a symbol inflaming the already strained relationship between the parties.” They ruled that the rock must be removed by June 1 or “its continued presence shall constitute a change in circumstances” which means the parents’ custody battle could be revisited and “Family Court shall factor this into any future best interests analysis.”

In an unfortunate event that judges are using a symbol on a rock to determine a mother’s custody capabilities, the lawyer representing the child said the appellate judges have “pulled something out of a hat” because the rock was never an issue in the parents’ disagreements prior.

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  1. Bebe Forester

    May 10, 2021 at 2:46 pm

    the tortured lens of hate and communism of the judge….

  2. jon c

    May 10, 2021 at 3:15 pm

    More gov’t over reach. this appears to be a 1 st Amendment issue.

  3. Warren Walter

    May 10, 2021 at 3:37 pm

    A pathetic excuse for a judge.

  4. Linda

    May 10, 2021 at 4:13 pm

    my house my flag custody of children should have nothing to do with it


    May 11, 2021 at 7:05 am


    • Mary

      May 12, 2021 at 8:35 pm

      The rock has faded red paint and the blue stripe with the white stars looks like a cross. This must be an old pet rock. For heavens sake, it’s just a rock.

  6. Ari

    May 13, 2021 at 10:33 am

    Yeah I can see why the black father doesn’t want his child living here. The Confederacy fought for their State’s Rights to keep black people bonded in slavery and hold the white race as superior.

    • Alex

      June 10, 2021 at 8:12 pm

      Someone’s blind.

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Report: Texas Cop Missed Chance To Shoot Gunman At Uvalde Elementary School




A Uvalde police officer armed with a rifle requested to shoot the gunman who committed the mass shooting outside Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, before the gunman entered the elementary school, a report revealed on Wednesday.

Some of the 21 victims killed in the shooting at Robb Elementary School, including 19 children, likely “could have been saved,” according to the Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT).

The 26-page report reveals that “Prior to the suspect’s entry into the building at 11:33:00, according to statements, a Uvalde Police Officer on scene at the crash site observed the suspect carrying a rifle outside the west hall entry. The officer, armed with a rifle, asked his supervisor for permission to shoot the suspect. However, the supervisor either did not hear or responded too late. The officer turned to get confirmation from his supervisor and when he turned back to address the suspect, he had entered the west hallway unabated.”

The report additionally notes that the officer would have been justified in using deadly force to stop the gunman without the supervisor’s confirmation.

“The officer was justified in using deadly force to stop the attacker. Texas Penal Code § 9.32, DEADLY FORCE IN DEFENSE OF PERSON states, an individual is justified in using deadly force when the individual reasonably believes the deadly force is immediately necessary to prevent the commission of murder (amongst other crimes),” the report states. “In this instance, the UPD officer would have heard gunshots and/or reports of gunshots and observed an individual approaching the school building armed with a rifle. A reasonable officer would conclude in this case, based upon the totality of the circumstances, that use of deadly force was warranted.”

“Furthermore, the UPD officer was approximately 148 yards from the west hall exterior door,” it continues. “One-hundred and forty-eight yards is well within the effective range of an AR-15 platform. The officer did comment that he was concerned that if he missed his shot, the rounds could have penetrated the school and injured students. We also note that current State of Texas standards for patrol rifle qualifications do not require officers to fire their rifles from more than 100 yards away from the target. It is, therefore, possible that the officer had never fired his rifle at a target that was that far away.”

“Ultimately, the decision to use deadly force always lies with the officer who will use the force. If the officer was not confident that he could both hit his target and of his backdrop if he missed, he should not have fired,” the report notes.

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Gunman In Highland Park Shooting Was ‘Dressed In Women’s Clothing’




The suspected gunman who opened fire at a Fourth of July parade in Highland Park, Illinois, on Monday was wearing women’s clothing as a disguise, police announced Tuesday.

The attack killed six people and injured dozens more, according to Lake County Coroner Jennifer Banek. The suspect, 22-year-old Robert E. Crimo III, was apprehended by police later that day near Lake Forest, Illinois.

“During the attack, Crimo was dressed in women’s clothing,” said Sgt. Christopher Covelli, of the Lake County Major Crime Task Force, FOX 10 reported. “Investigators do believe he did this to conceal his facial tattoos and his identity and help him during the escape with the other people who were fleeing the chaos.”

“He brought a high-powered rifle to this parade,” Covelli said. “He accessed the roof of a business via a fire escape ladder and began opening fire on the innocent Independence Day celebration-goers.”

“After the shooting, Crimo blended in with the crowd and walked to his mother’s home in the area where he borrowed her vehicle, Covelli said. A member of the community spotted Crimo driving and called 911,” FOX 10 reported. “Crimo was pulled over and arrested during a traffic stop about five miles north of the shooting.”

Investigators have interrogated Crimo and reviewed his social media but have not been able to determine a motive for the attack, Covelli said.

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