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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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8 Comments

  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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Employees Completely Helpless as Shoplifters Walk Out With Thousands Worth of Goods at Oregon Lowes

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Social media Twitter account @libsoftiktok which states in the bio it posts “all things insane & hypocritical” posted a one-minute video showing “2 people walk out of an Oregon Lowe’s with carts of stolen merchandise. Employees look on and are unable to do anything.”

As the video plays, words highlighted red appear that read, “INCREDIBLE STATE OF OREGON, USA” and “IF YOU KNOW THESE PEOPLE, PLEASE ALERT THE POLICE IMMEDIATELY.” The video takes place at a Lowes store and epitomizes the sad times we are in.

Within the first eight seconds of the video, the two robbers, with filled carts, simply stroll out of the store as if they were paying customers. The Lowes employee asks the men “can you show me the receipts?” The young man appears to flash something while saying “right here.”

The female employee then says “no, I don’t think so” knowing the men did not pay for the items. The two thieves continue to walk the carts out of the store and a second, elderly Lowes employee attempts to stop the men, shouting “hey” as he follows them.

The female employee stops the elderly male employee from pursuing the robbers saying, “it’s not worth it.” As the robbers have successfully exited the store, into the parking lot, the male recording the video then asks the employees, “doesn’t it suck you guys can’t do anything? I mean I think it’s just amazing.”

The video then shows the men in the parking lot throwing the stolen items into a red Subaru where it appears others were waiting to help. A voice can be heard explaining that the guys are packing the car with stolen goods, and another man explains it happens “every day.”

“Dude that’s thousands of dollars – I’m an electrician, bro” the videographer explains of the sheer amount of goods being stolen. The thieves close the back door and the videographer zooms in to the back of the car to show the “license tag” before the car speeds away. The red highlighted words “IF YOU KNOW THESE PEOPLE, PLEASE ALERT THE POLICE IMMEDIATELY” remained on the video the whole time.

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U.S. Military Hands out Toys, Hygiene Products to Afghan Refugees Arriving at Fort McCoy

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11 flights are reported to have landed at Volk Field Air National Guard at Camp Douglas, Wisconsin yesterday, according to the Director of Public Affairs of the 88th Readiness Division at Ft. McCoy.

Wisconsin’s local NBC station reports, “Transportation, temporary housing, medical screening, and general support are being provided for 50,000 Afghan evacuees as quickly as possible.”

“It was not specified the number of refugees that had arrived on those flights” and there are already a few thousand Afghan refugees living at Fort McCoy. More will reportedly be arriving in the coming days.

In time, more than 10,000 men, women, and children may get processed through the fort before relocating across the country according to figures released by both the Department of Defense, along with state and local officials and agencies” WXOW News 19.

 Video shows U.S. Army Soldiers handing out toys and basic necessities such as soap and other hygiene products to the refugees as they arrive at the Fort McCoy base. “Items being handed out are part of 1,600 comfort kits currently being issued by the American Red Cross, reports the U.S. Army 181st Multifunctional Training Brigade.”

“The Department of Defense, through U.S. Northern Command, with the support of the Department of State and Department of Homeland Security is assisting in the effort.
The initiative will provide Afghan personnel essential support at secure locations outside Afghanistan” adds the NBC News affiliate.

WXOW News 19 detailed a “day in the life” at the fort with the refugees:

Q: What is the day-to-day life currently for the Afghan people?

A: The Afghans are free to conduct their lives as they desire. On any given day you might see some folks jogging or walking in the morning for exercise. Women are washing clothes and hanging them on clotheslines for drying. Kids are playing with balls and a soccer field is available for games. Places of worship with prayer rugs are available to accommodate religious needs. Dining facilities are open for meals. Miscellaneous personal items and some food and drinks are available for purchase through post exchange trailers located in the neighborhoods.

Q: What kind of food is being offered/prepared for them?

A: Dining facilities are available for all meals, and a grab-and-go option is also offered. Culturally appropriate food is available.

Q: What kind of help/volunteers are being allowed on base and what kind of services are currently being offered?

A: We have the USO on the ground to support Soldiers who are part of Task Force McCoy. We are working with a number of interagency partners and non-governmental organizations. These include the Department of Homeland Security, Department of State, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and International Rescue Committee, to name a few. Also on the ground to support Task Force McCoy are Team Rubicon, American Red Cross, and Catholic Charities of the Diocese of La Crosse, Wisconsin.

Q: Are vaccinations for COVID-19 being offered and are Afghans encouraged to wear masks on base or is it mandated for all persons on base?

A: Medical screening is one of the services offered. Afghans are tested for COVID-19 and will receive COVID-19 vaccinations. Afghans are asked to wear masks.

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