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  • BLM preacher claims child who shot Virginia teacher would have been treated differently if not white — only the child was black.

    01/22/2023 6:36:47 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 29 replies
    WND ^ | January 22, 2023 | JOSEPH MACKINNON
    BLM activist and hate preacher Talbert W. Swan evidenced his apparent preference for racial division over truth with a recent pair of tweets suggesting that the Virginia boy who shot Abigail Zerner earlier this month would have been treated differently had he not been white. Only, as Twitter user "The Redheaded libertarian" pointed out, the boy was in fact black.Swan, president of the Greater Springfield chapter of the NAACP, wrote on Jan. 14, "A six year old white boy in Virginia packs his mother’s 9mm Taurus pistol in his backpack, goes to school, and intentionally shoots his teacher. If he...
  • Benefactor’s family demands refund after U. Richmond removes name from law school

    01/18/2023 11:11:53 PM PST · by CFW · 176 replies
    The College Fix ^ | 1/18/23 | Rafael Oliveria
    The University of Richmond recently removed the name of T.C. Williams, an early benefactor, from its law school because of his alleged ownership of slaves in the 19th century. The family argues he contributed to the demise of slavery and now argues the university should refund Williams’ previously donated money to the institution. “If suddenly his name is not good enough for the University, then isn’t the proper ethical and indeed virtuous action to return the benefactor’s money with interest? At a 6% compounded interest over 132 years, T.C. Williams gift to the law school alone is now valued at...
  • Virginia boy who shot teacher Abigail Zwerner told another he wanted to set her on fire (pic of the boy released)

    01/22/2023 7:14:38 AM PST · by Drew68 · 184 replies
    NY Post (via MSN) ^ | 01/21/23 | Matthew Sedacca
    A 6-year-old who shot his teacher allegedly told another educator he wanted to light her on fire and watch her die, according to a report. Last month, the troubled boy nearly made good on his apparent murderous impulses, shooting first grader teacher Abigail Zwerner at Richneck Elementary School in Newport News., Va., officials have said. Zwerner survived. Zwerner and other Richneck teachers said they had shared their fears about the child’s grave behavior with administrators, only to have their concerns downplayed or ignored, The Washington Post reported. Zwerner had asked for support with the boy, and expressed concerns about his...
  • Sen. Tim Kaine says he will run for reelection in Virginia

    01/20/2023 9:01:09 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01-20-2023 | JULIA MANCHESTER
    Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) said on Friday that he will run for reelection in 2024, delivering some much-needed relief to Democrats seeking to defend their majority next year. “I am happy to announce that I will seek reelection in 2024 to keep delivering results for Virginia,” Kaine told reporters after attending an economic roundtable in Richmond, Va. Kaine, who is running for his third term and will turn 65 next month, has seen a number of statewide victories in the Old Dominion throughout his career. He has served in the Senate since 2013 and was Virginia’s governor from 2006 to...
  • Did Woke School Administrators in Virginia Deliberately Withhold National Merit Commendations from Deserving Students in the Name of 'Equity'?

    01/20/2023 8:50:12 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 01/20/2023 | Rick Moran
    At least three Virginia school districts that failed to notify students about National Merit award commendations are under investigation by Virginia Attorney General Jason Miyares. The number of schools that have admitted their failure to notify students of national recognition is now at 17. Governor Glen Youngkin is blaming so-called “equity” programs for the problem. Youngkin said over the weekend the recognition “seems to have been withheld from them for the purpose of not wanting to make people feel bad who didn’t achieve it.” Indeed, the scandal broke earlier this month when parents of students at Thomas Jefferson High School...
  • Number of Virginia high schools who failed to inform students of merit awards rises to 17

    01/19/2023 9:33:35 PM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 74 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 19, 2023 | John Sexton
    Tuesday I [i.e., John Sexton] wrote a story highlighting the fact that the number of Virginia high schools who failed to inform students about their merit awards had risen to 13. Two days later the number has risen to 17. The count just keeps growing. Marshall High School Principal Jeremy Litz just sent parents an email, telling them that “it has come to light that Marshall High School students designated as Commended Students this past fall were notified later than we would have hoped.” This brings to 17 the number of high schools in Fairfax County, Loudoun County and Prince...
  • Two different mass murders of college students happened on November 13, 2022. But only one of them is still in the national news every day. Why is that?

    01/18/2023 10:57:32 AM PST · by grundle · 41 replies
    Wordpress ^ | January 18, 2023 | Daniel Alman (aka Dan from Squirrel Hill)
    Two different mass murders of college students happened on November 13, 2022.This one is still in the national news every day:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2022_University_of_Idaho_killings(Image taken from here. Used here under fair use.)This one is not:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2022_University_of_Virginia_shooting(Image taken from here. Used here under fair use.)Why is that?
  • Virginia Rejects $3.5-Billion Ford Plant Over Fears of Communist Chinese Control

    01/18/2023 12:41:57 PM PST · by taildragger · 69 replies
    Jalopnik ^ | 01/18/2023 | Erin Marquis
    Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin told Ford to take its plan to build a massive, 2,500-job EV battery plant in the state and shove it, all because Ford’s partner in the project is a Chinese battery manufacturer—the largest such manufacturer in the world.
  • Virginia county to stop prosecuting several crimes [Loudoun County]

    01/14/2023 4:58:09 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 14, 2023 4:17pm EST | Adam Sabes
    A Virginia prosecutor says that her office will stop its involvement in the prosecution of some misdemeanor cases. Loudoun County Commonwealth’s Attorney Buta Biberaj wrote in a memo that her office is “inundated” and needs to focus more on felony and violent crimes, according to FOX 5. In the memo sent by Biberaj to judges on Dec. 30, 2022, she says that hit-and-run (property damage), reckless driving (under 90 mph), trespass, drunk in public, and eluding are among the offenses that will not be prosecuted by her office. The letter states that for these charges, her office could work with...
  • Youngkin’s political brand at risk after GOP losses in Virginia

    01/13/2023 6:32:20 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/13/2023 | JULIA MANCHESTER
    Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s (R) political brand is facing a potential setback after a series of disappointing GOP losses in the commonwealth. The latest blow came earlier this week, when Democrat Aaron Rouse flipped a GOP seat in Virginia’s Senate, bringing the Democratic majority to 22-18 in the chamber. Youngkin had thrown his endorsement behind Republican challenger Kevin Adams, who lost the state’s 7th Senate district, previously held by now-Rep. Jen Kiggans (R-Va.) by 348 votes. That followed the party’s underwhelming performance in the state during November’s midterms. “He’s yet to be successful in transferring his popularity around the state,”...
  • Democrat Rouse defeats GOP’s Adams in 7th District Va. Senate race

    01/11/2023 6:24:44 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 13 replies
    wavy ^ | 01/10/2023 | Brian Reese, Andy Fox
    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — Democrat Aaron Rouse has defeated Republican Kevin Adams in the race for Virginia’s 7th Senate District, flipping the seat formerly held by Republican Jen Kiggans, according to unofficial election results. It was a close race, with Rouse up by 348 votes with all precincts reporting, 19,430 votes to Adams’ 19,082, results show. It appears to be unofficially outside the margin of 1/2 percent that would allow a candidate to ask for a recount and not have to pay for it. Rouse was behind until the early voting in person started coming in. Then when early...
  • $100K settlement awarded to ex-Virginia Tech soccer player who refused to bend the knee in solidarity with BLM: Report

    01/10/2023 7:21:08 AM PST · by george76 · 14 replies
    Blaze News ^ | January 09, 2023 | JOSEPH MACKINNON
    The ex-Virginia Tech soccer player who was penalized over her refusal to kneel during a 2020 Black Lives Matter protest will reportedly be awarded a $100,000 settlement. What's the background? Kiersten Hening claimed that she had lost her starting position on Virginia Tech's Hokies women's soccer team after she elected not to take part in a so-called pre-game unity ceremony on Sept. 12, 2020, in support of the scandal-plagued BLM movement. She indicated that her refusal was met by a "campaign of abuse and retaliation" launched by Hokies coach Charles "Chugger" Adair. Hening had been a midfielder/defender for the team...
  • Student, 6, stole mom's gun from home and put it in backpack before shooting his TEACHER during class: Child shot single bullet through woman's hand and CHEST - and boy is now being detained in medical facility

    01/09/2023 3:07:49 PM PST · by Morgana · 77 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | January 9, 2023 | Sophie Mann
    A six-year-old boy who shot his teacher in Virginia had stole his mother's gun from their home before putting it in his backpack and pulling the trigger during class. The Richneck Elementary School student - who is still unnamed - is now being detained in a medical facility where professionals continue to psychologically evaluate him. Teacher Abby Zwerner, 25, is stable after the life-threatening attack on Friday. She was shot at point-blank range - and the bullet went through her hand and into her chest. She was giving her first grade class instructions when the child pulled the gun out...
  • Woke principal's mission dubbed 'race to the bottom'

    01/09/2023 6:41:51 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 9 Jan, 2023 | Robyn Dolgin
    Virginia's Thomas Jefferson School of Science and Technology principal, Ann Bonitatibus, has pushed parents to the tipping point with her latest "diversity mission" at one of the top-rated high schools in the nation. Her quest for "fairness" led her to make the unprecedented decision to withhold the names of students who had earned National Merit scholar awards because she "did not want to hurt the feelings" of less accomplished students. The outrageous policy was compounded by one parent learning that the decision had dated back five years from the time the administrator had joined the T.J. faculty. "Keeping these certificates...
  • Loudoun County Dad Arrested For ‘Trespassing’ At Local Public School Board Meeting Found Not Guilty

    01/05/2023 8:06:23 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 01/05/2023 | Jordan Boyd
    A Loudoun County father, whose arrest at a June 2021 school board meeting was used by the Biden administration to justify a politicized attack on concerned parents, was found not guilty of trespassing on Wednesday. Law enforcement arrested Jon Tigges at a Loudoun school board meeting on June 22, 2021, after he tried expressing concerns about the school district’s “moral decay.” A Virginia district judge found Tigges guilty in October of 2021. Loudoun Circuit Judge Douglas Fleming Jr., however, cleared Tigges of any wrongdoing.Fleming determined that Tigges not only had a First Amendment right to attend the heated meeting but...
  • Soccer Player Who Wouldn't Kneel Receives $100K Settlement

    01/09/2023 12:07:01 PM PST · by Navy Patriot · 25 replies
    Newsmax ^ | January 9, 2023 | Theodore Bunker
    A former Virginia Tech soccer player will receive $100,000 as part of a settlement after she accused her coach of refusing to play her because she would not kneel during a social-justice demonstration, The Roanoke Times reported. Kiersten Hening filed a federal lawsuit in 2021 against her former coach, Charles "Chugger" Adair, claiming that her First Amendment rights were violated. She agreed to dismiss the suit as part of the settlement, which does not include any admission of wrongdoing on the part of Hening or Adair. Hening claimed that Adair "verbally attacked" her at halftime of a game on Sept....
  • Abby Zwerner: Six-year-old who shot his teacher used mother's gun

    01/09/2023 3:51:04 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 48 replies
    BBC ^ | 1/10
    A six-year-old child used his mother's legally purchased handgun to shoot his teacher at a US school, police say. In a news conference on Monday, police in Virginia said the child brought the pistol to school in his backpack. SNIP Lowanda Sample-Rusk told the New York Times: "She said, 'Call 911, I've been shot' And then she fainted."
  • Virginia teacher shot by 6-year-old identified, parents demand action

    A 6-year-old first-grader at an elementary school in Newport News, Virginia, shot a teacher on Friday afternoon during an altercation in a classroom, authorities said, leaving her with "life-threatening" injuries and renewing calls from parent's for greater classroom safety and oversight. The 6-year-old boy shot 30-year-old Abigail Zwerner, a first-grade teacher at Richneck Elementary School. She was rushed to Riverside Regional Medical Center with life-threatening injuries following the incident.
  • 6-year-old in custody after shooting teacher in Virginia, police chief says

    01/07/2023 2:42:15 PM PST · by bitt · 37 replies
    cnn ^ | 1/7/2023 | Amanda Musa and Jennifer Feldman
    A 6-year-old boy is in police custody after he shot a teacher at Richneck Elementary School in Newport News, Virginia, Friday afternoon, Police Chief Steve Drew said in a news conference. “The individual is a 6-year-old student. He is right now in police custody,” Drew said. “We have been in contact with our commonwealth attorney and some other entities to help us best get services to this young man.” Drew said the female teacher – who is in her 30s – was shot inside a classroom and added that “this was not an accidental shooting.” The police chief said there...
  • Glenn Youngkin Keeps Getting More Popular, As Virginians Want Him to Keep Addressing Education

    01/06/2023 7:38:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Townhall ^ | 01/06/2023 | Rebecca Downs
    Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R-VA) has increasingly found himself in the news, especially recently when it comes to calling on Attorney General Jason Miyares, also a Republican to use his authority to investigate Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJ) for reportedly withholding merit scholarship notifications until it was too late. Youngkin is once more in the news, as a majority of Virginians support his involvement and want to see him take action on the education issue, among others. This is according to a recently-released poll conducted last month by the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public...