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

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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

  5. MARK CARTER

    May 11, 2021 at 7:05 am

    TELL THEM IT IS A PET ROCK ..AND IS PROTECTED UNDER ENDANGERED ANIMALS OR SOME OTHER ANIMAL RIGHTS ORG…

    • 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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Chicago 911 Dispatcher says ‘All Hell Has Broken Loose’ Crime is ‘Nonstop’

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The liberal run city of Chicago is in a downward spiral suffocated by crime. Few understand what is happening better than 911 dispatchers who have the impossible task of listening to people suffer through crimes, yet unable to help them due to liberal policies creating a violent crime epidemic and police shortage.

Keith Thornton posted a video to Facebook last week saying Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is “a disgrace.” Thornton took it upon himself to warn citizens about which Chicago police district is unavailable due to the staffing shortages.

In an interview with Fox & Friends Thornton said that “all hell has broken loose” in Chicago while local officials have failed to act. “It’s been shenanigans, and it’s just nonstop, day after day. It doesn’t matter if it’s morning time, evening time, whatever –at all hours of the day, there is a massive amount of crime taking place within the city of Chicago.”

“When I’m getting text messages from officers telling me that they’re scared and afraid for their safety because they’re working by themselves, and then the beat next to them would normally back them up, they’re not even there because the cars are down. That’s a problem. It’s a safety concern” Thornton said in an interview with Chicago’s WLS-TV.

Chicago Police Department data shows homicides, shootings, thefts and criminal sexual assaults are all up drastically compared to last year. Lightfoot has not only been a proponent of defunding the police, she also behaved viciously towards law enforcement.

After Chicago Police Officer Ella French was killed during a routine traffic stop, Lightfoot blamed “guns and the violence they bring” for her death. When Lightfoot visited French’s partner who was wounded and fighting for his life at the time at the hospital, dozens of officers at the hospital turned their back on the mayor.

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It’s Raining Lawsuits on Jussie Smollett; City of Chicago and Nigerian Brothers Suing Actor

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The City of Chicago has confirmed it will be suing disgraced actor Jussie Smollett. The lawsuit will seek the $130,106.15 “to cover an overtime tab racked up by dozens of officers tasked with investigating Smollett’s claims that he was the victim of an attack”, reports Daily Mail UK.

According to the legal filing, the Chicago Department came to the conclusion to pursue the lawsuit after over two dozen cops spent weeks investigating the fake attack and logged 1,836 hours of overtime as a result.

Daily Mail also noted the Osundairo brothers who were hired by Smollett to stage his attack, plan to continue with their own lawsuit against Smollett’s legal team. According to the Daily Mail, “they’re seeking undisclosed damages after claiming their careers and reputations were damaged in the high-profile hoax.”

After the initial set of charges were dropped against the brothers, Abel and Ola Osundairo, they sued Smollett’s attorneys in April 2019, claiming their careers and reputations were damaged. “They claimed in the defamation lawsuit against lawyers Mark Geragos and Tina Glandian that they were maliciously portrayed as liars in the public” reports Daily Mail.

The lawsuit specifically references how Smollett’s attorneys suggested the brothers ‘might have been wearing white face’ when they attacked him and inferred that Abel had a sexual relationship with Smollett. Abel’s home country of Nigeria prohibits homosexuality. ‘Same-sex sexual activity is illegal in Nigeria, which can result in 14 years of imprisonment…if the accused is married the punishment is death by stoning.’

Therefore, Ms. Glandian’s statements about the brother being a homosexual ‘endangers him and the lives of his Nigerian family’ the lawsuit stated. The brothers’ lawsuit was stayed by a federal judge until the criminal proceedings for Smollett are completed. The brothers’ legal team is expected to file an update to the court by February 2.

Smollett, 39, was just convicted on five counts of disorderly conduct for faking his own attack and now faces jail time. “His sentencing date has not yet been set but he faces a maximum of 20 years in prison.”

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