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  • Maryland school employee 'inadvertently' emailed sexually explicit photos to entire student body

    01/14/2023 9:28:15 AM PST · by grundle · 72 replies
    Fox News via Yahoo ^ | January 14, 2023 | Elizabeth Pritchett
    A high school in Maryland issued an apology Friday after an employee accidentally sent sexually explicit photos to the entire student body, according to school officials. Principal Taryn Washington at Dr. Henry A. Wise Jr. High School in Prince George's County sent a letter to students' families Friday informing them of the incident, stating the employee "inadvertently" sent an email to all students containing the photos. Washington said school administrators immediately tried to retract the email, but the photos were seen by many people and were shared with others. "I am asking that all students, as responsible online citizens, not...
  • ACLU Slams Lori Lightfoot for ‘Coercive’ Student-Volunteer Request for Reelection Campaign

    01/14/2023 9:40:53 AM PST · by grundle · 11 replies
    National Review via Yahoo ^ | January 12, 2023 | Caroline Downey
    The Illinois chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union slammed Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot for trying to recruit student volunteers for her reelection campaign through an “inappropriately coercive” pitch to teachers. Lightfoot’s team sent an email to Chicago Public Schools teachers Wednesday, urging them to offer class credit to their students in exchange for their helping out on the campaign. “We’re simply looking for enthusiastic, curious and hard-working young people eager to help Mayor Lightfoot win this spring,” the email, obtained by WTTW News, read. The campaign claimed to the outlet that the pitch was also intended to cultivate civic...
  • Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot says political outreach email to teachers was a ‘mistake,’ blames staffer

    01/13/2023 7:17:29 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 18 replies
    NY Post ^ | 01/13/2023 | Yael Halon, Fox News
    Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Thursday blamed a staffer working on her reelection campaign for sending out the widely condemned email asking teachers to incentivize students to volunteer for her with class credit, calling it a “mistake” after an investigation was launched into the matter. The “Windy City” mayor on Thursday denounced the recruiting initiative, placing the blame on her campaign staffer for sending the email to the official work inboxes of several Chicago Public Schools teachers a day earlier. According to WTTW News, the email reportedly sent by Lightfoot’s deputy campaign manager Megan Crane, encouraged teachers to offer students...
  • ACLU calls for crackdown on FBI use of intel community to spy on Americans

    01/11/2023 8:18:27 PM PST · by Enterprise · 41 replies ^ | January 11, 2023 | Ryan Lovelace
    The American Civil Liberties Union is calling for an overhaul of FBI rules after The Washington Times reported that agents used the CIA and National Security Agency to spy on Americans. The ACLU urged the bureau to impose new limits on agents’ power to investigate Americans without warrants. The FBI’s rule book, rewritten in 2021, revealed details about how the FBI tasks the CIA and NSA for help on matters including assessments, which are investigations that can involve surveillance without a court order against people not accused of a crime.
  • New York Times Slammed Over ‘Swastika’ Crossword on First Day of Hanukkah: ‘Disgusting’

    12/19/2022 5:40:38 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 19, 2022 | Ben Cost
    The New York Times is being ripped by social media users for publishing what they deemed a swastika-shaped crossword puzzle on the first night of Hanukkah. The fraught Sunday brain-teaser, titled “Some Theme’s Missing,” had been concocted by Washington, DC-based consulting manager Ryan McCarty, who has formulated 22 other puzzles for the paper. “Thrilled to have my first Sunday puzzle in The Times! This grid features one of my favorite open middles that I’ve made as it pulls from a variety of subject areas,” McCarty gushed in a section of the paper titled Constructor Notes.
  • Memphis hospital caves to ACLU legal threats, will resume transgender surgeries

    12/09/2022 6:09:00 PM PST · by george76 · 16 replies
    Blaze Media ^ | December 06, 2022 | ANDREW CHAPADOS
    The American Civil Liberties Union threatened a Memphis hospital with complaints to the Department of Health and Human Services and the Office for Civil Rights if it does not resume transgender surgeries for patients before the end of 2022, according to the Daily Mail. Now, the hospital says it will be "moving forward" with the surgeries before the end of the year. The ACLU threatened Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare with a lawsuit on behalf of a 19-year-old named Chris Evans whose surgery, scheduled for early December, was canceled. Evans allegedly suffers from gender dysphoria, and according to the ACLU, his...
  • BREAKING: Title 42 is gone, for now

    11/15/2022 2:29:34 PM PST · by mooncoin · 39 replies
    Twitter ^ | 11/15/2022 | Bill Melugin
    BREAKING: A federal judge has just blocked the use of Title 42 at the border as a result of ACLU litigation. Title 42 allows the U.S. to immediately expel migrants on the basis of public health. It has been used millions of times under both Trump & Biden. T42 is gone, for now.
  • Border Patrol union tells ACLU 'go to hell’ after agents attacked, injured by illegal migrants

    11/04/2022 6:47:31 PM PDT · by bitt · 19 replies ^ | 11/4/2022 | BETHANY BLANKLEY
    Union urges voters to support candidates who will re-establish law and order at the border. After another clash with foreign nationals illegally entering the U.S., the union representing Border Patrol agents is urging Americans to vote on Nov. 8 for candidates who will defend them, the rule of law, and the southern border. On Monday, mostly single male Venezuelans, Mexicans and Hondurans crossed the Rio Grande River and attempted to illegally enter the U.S. near El Paso, Texas, and allegedly assaulted Border Patrol agents. The National Border Patrol Council, the union representing the agents, said, "Make no mistake, all of...
  • [ACLU:] The First Amendment bars the government from deciding for us what is true or false, online or anywhere.

    11/01/2022 6:10:19 PM PDT · by AndyJackson · 21 replies
    Twitter ^ | ACLU
    The First Amendment bars the government from deciding for us what is true or false, online or anywhere. Our government can’t use private pressure to get around our constitutional rights. TRUTH COPS Leaked Documents Outline DHS’s Plans to Police Disinformation
  • ACLU Sue Nye County Nevada for Counting Ballots by Hand and Not Using Questionable Voting Machines

    10/25/2022 4:45:42 PM PDT · by Dr. Franklin · 25 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | October 25, 2022 | Jim Hoft
    Years ago the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) was a civil rights organization that valued free speech, free thought, freedom of assembly, freedom of religion, and a free society. Today, the ACLU ignores individual rights and is just another branch of the Socialist left pushing total government control of your life. The ACLU for some reason is suing Nye County Nevada for counting their ballots by hand and not by machine. It’s much harder for Democrats to cheat when they can’t rely on the voting machines. See the 2020 election to find out more. [Linking quote to Las Vegas 5]...
  • Boise settles federal gender discrimination lawsuit

    10/08/2022 2:18:00 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | October 8, 2022
    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho city has settled a federal discrimination lawsuit with a former library employee who said they were harassed and discriminated against because they are non-binary and transgender, the Idaho Statesman reports. Perez filed a lawsuit against Boise, the former library director and other library and city employees in U.S. District Court in Boise last summer. Perez, who uses they/them pronouns, was represented by the American Civil Liberties Union. In a news release Friday, the city said the settlement was reached after both parties “evaluated the merits of the case and the resources required for extensive...
  • Conservatives Fear Schools Being Pressed To Accept Transgender Pronouns, Bathrooms And Showers

    10/02/2022 9:07:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 10/02/2022 | Darlene McCormick Sanchez
    Texas school boards are being pressured to adopt policies giving transgender students the right to use preferred pronouns, school bathrooms, locker rooms, and showers, according to conservatives who feel schools are stepping on parental rights.Transgender rights group members protest against an “Our Bodies, Our Sports” rally at the Freedom Plaza in Washington on June 23, 2022. (Terri Wu/The Epoch Times)The Texas American Civil Liberties Union presented a “best practices” program on transgender student legal issues based on Biden’s Department of Education interpretation during a convention on Sept. 24 in San Antonio.The Texas Association of School Administrators and Texas Association of...
  • ACLU Fought Chemical Castration of Sex Offenders, Supports Use of Same Drugs on Trans Kids

    08/26/2022 12:24:19 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/25/22 | Spencer Lindquist
    The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), which previously opposed the administration of a drug to chemically castrate sex offenders, is now advocating for children to be able to take the chemically castrating drugs as puberty blockers. Just one year ago, the ACLU was previously a vocal opponent of a law in Alabama that mandated chemical castration on certain convicted sex offenders. Former Executive Director of the ACLU of Alabama Randall Marshall called the practice of chemical castration “medical experimentation,” also claiming that it “has no basis in the medical community.” Dillon Nettles, a policy analyst with the ACLU of Alabama,...
  • The Orlando Sentinel’s Laughable Hit Piece on Gov. DeSantis

    08/16/2022 5:55:08 AM PDT · by Jacvin · 17 replies ^ | 8/16/2022 | Jack Furnari
    Legacy media like Florida’s Orlando Sentinel are so predictable with their constant attacks on Gov. DeSantis that they’re boring. In their “Special Report,” available only to subscribers, the Sentinal accuses DeSantis of being, wait for it, successful! From the headline, “How Ron DeSantis consolidated his power over Florida government l Special Report,” a reader may think they will read a step-by-step instructional manual from the country’s most popular and effective Governor, but it’s just another cheap smear job.
  • Michigan town defunds 'groomer' library over its insistence on including graphic LGBT content in young adult section

    08/05/2022 12:15:27 PM PDT · by Twotone · 27 replies
    The Blaze ^ | August 4, 2022 | Joseph MacKinnon
    After a protracted battle over its LGBT content, residents of Jamestown Township, Michigan, voted no (62.5% to 37.5%) on August 2 to a 10-year millage renewal and increase for the Patmos Library. (A millage rate is the tax rate used to determine local property taxes.) Bridge Michigan has reported that 84% of the library’s $245,000 annual budget derives from the now rejected millage, which means, according to library board president Larry Walton, Patmos will likely run out of funds in early 2023, despite the library having $325,000 in reserve. It will also mean residents won't have their property taxes raised...
  • Cleveland’s ‘Officer of the Year’ Praised Hitler, Joined Facebook Group Honoring Bin Laden (Islamo Bazi "Palestinian" Ismail Quran)

    08/02/2022 8:17:04 PM PDT · by Conservat1 · 30 replies
    Pjmedia ^ | June 22, 2022
    On July 14, 2014, he tweeted: “F**k that Jew.” His tweet included an image of Hitler with this caption: “LET ME SALUTE TO HITLER THE GREAT... But now that Quran’s posts are getting unwelcome attention, Cleveland officials are finally acting. Cleveland police spokesperson Sgt. Jennifer Ciaccia stated that “the City of Cleveland, Division of Police was made aware of a matter involving a Cleveland Police Officer and inappropriate social media content. The matter has been referred to the Cleveland Division of Police Internal Affairs Unit and the City of Cleveland’s Ethics Officer for thorough investigation.” While this alleged investigation is...
  • Two inmates at all-women's New Jersey jail are PREGNANT after both had sex with transgender prisoners: ACLU won battle to house 27 trans inmates there

    04/13/2022 8:07:06 PM PDT · by Morgana · 22 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | April 13, 2022 | Andrea Blanco
    Two women at New Jersey's only all-women's prison have both fallen pregnant after having sex with transgender inmates. The pregnant women, who were not identified, are housed at the embattled Edna Mahan Correctional Facility, in Clinton, which New Jersey Governor announced plans to close last year. Prison bosses said that in both instances, the sex was consensual. It is unclear if the women had sex with the same transgender inmate, or if it was two different inmates. Edna Mahan houses 27 transgender prisoners, and over 800 women altogether. It is also unclear how far along the two inmates are, and...
  • CNN Hypes Newsom 'Trolling' Texas, Supreme Court on Guns

    07/24/2022 12:32:40 PM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    mrc NewsBusters ^ | July 23, 2022 | Alex Christy
    CNN senior legal analyst Laura Coates guest hosted Friday’s edition of Don Lemon Tonight where she and her guests hyped California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s “trolling” of the Supreme Court and Texas on the issue of gun control. Coates portrayed the law as similar to Texas’s “bounty” law before reporting the ACLU opposes the California law and asking fellow legal analyst Areva Martin, “I'm wondering from your perspective, first, is that right to you? And will these so-called bounty laws, will this really undermine, maybe fatally, the power of the judiciary to intervene and weigh in?” Martin did not answer the...
  • Trans woman convicted of child pornography serving time at New Jersey women’s prison

    07/22/2022 4:34:01 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 31 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 7/21/22 | Matt Delaney
    Same facility recently saw another transgender woman impregnate two female inmates transgender woman convicted in a heinous child pornography case has been moved into the same New Jersey women’s prison that recently saw another transgender woman impregnate two prisoners. Marina Volz, formerly Matthew Volz, was transferred to the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women where Volz was listed as a female. The inmate was previously serving 25 years in the South Woods State Prison, a men’s correctional facility, for forcing her daughter to engage in child pornography, The outlet cited sources within the prison when it reported that Volz was...
  • Judge temporarily blocks law preventing abortions in West Virginia

    07/18/2022 12:48:03 PM PDT · by Morgana · 19 replies
    WSAZ ^ | July 18, 2022 | Alyssa Hannahs
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - On Monday afternoon, a West Virginia circuit judge granted a preliminary injunction blocking the enforcement of West Virginia’s 1800s-era criminal abortion ban. As a result, abortions are once again legal in the Mountain State. This case pits the Women’s Health Center of West Virginia against the State of West Virginia. The ACLU, on behalf of the Health Center, was seeking an injunction to stop the enforcement of the 100-year-old law that criminalized abortion in West Virginia. The ACLU argues the state’s criminal abortion statute cannot co-exist with modern laws passed since Roe V. Wade. That includes...