Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg is pro-rape

NBC News just reported the following:

“A New York man is accused of sexually assaulting five people in the Bronx a week before he was going to be sentenced to 30 days in jail as part of a plea deal in a separate rape case.”

“Justin Washington was out on bail when he allegedly assaulted four women and a man in a string of attacks on Sept. 15, according to a criminal complaint obtained by NBC News.”

Alvin Bragg is the Manhattan District Attorney.

He thinks a rapist should only get 30 days in jail.

And he let that rapist out on bail before serving the 30 day sentence.

And while out on bail, that rapist raped five other people.

Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg is pro-rape.

That is the only possible explanation for what he just did.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/ny-man-accused-sexually-assaulting-5-people-week-was-scheduled-sentenc-rcna49147

N.Y. man accused of sexually assaulting 5 people a week before he was scheduled to be sentenced in prior rape

Justin Washington was going to be sentenced Wednesday in Manhattan after he agreed to a plea deal that would have put him in jail for 30 days.

By Minyvonne Burke

September 23, 2022

A New York man is accused of sexually assaulting five people in the Bronx a week before he was going to be sentenced to 30 days in jail as part of a plea deal in a separate rape case.

Justin Washington was out on bail when he allegedly assaulted four women and a man in a string of attacks on Sept. 15, according to a criminal complaint obtained by NBC News.

Washington, 25, was due in a Manhattan court on Wednesday to be sentenced in connection with a Feb. 22 incident involving his relative. The New York Post was first to report the news.

In the Bronx case, Washington allegedly broke into a man’s apartment through an open window around 8:20 a.m. The man told police that he was sleeping in his bedroom and woke up to Washington touching his buttocks under his underwear, according to the criminal complaint. Washington asked the man, “Can I get a dollar, bro,” it states.

The man said he offered Washington a dollar but Washington refused while stating, “nevermind, you’re not understanding.” Washington fled through the window as the man said he called 911, the document says.

About 40 minutes later, Washington allegedly went to the apartment of a woman who said she was home with her 9-month-old son. The complaint says that Washington started banging on her closed window. The woman said she called 911 and then opened the curtains to see Washington masturbating, according to the complaint.

Washington ran away and allegedly broke into the apartment of another woman, the complaint states. The woman told police that she heard a loud noise and when she went to investigate, she saw Washington standing in her living room masturbating, the document says.

The woman said Washington allegedly pushed her down on her bed, pulled her nightgown up, climbed on top of her and started masturbating, according to the complaint. The woman said she fought off Washington by biting his hand and hitting him in the head with a hammer. According to the complaint, the woman said Washington asked, “Can I get a dollar?”

Washington again allegedly fled. The complaint alleges that a fourth victim, a woman, told police that she was in the shower and saw a man’s hand reach through her bathroom window and grab her underwear. The woman said she looked out the window and allegedly saw Washington masturbating before he ran off.

The fifth incident occurred around 10 a.m. and involved Washington allegedly assaulting a transient woman who was laying in the lobby of an apartment building. The complaint says that security footage showed Washington entering the building, pulling the woman’s pants down and masturbating.

September 23, 2022. Tags: , , , , . Social justice warriors, Violent crime. Leave a comment.

Hypocrites: Martha’s Vineyard Leftists Claim There is NO ROOM on Island for Illegals – but Hotels and Vacation Homes can House Thousands!

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/09/hypocrites-marthas-vineyard-lestists-claim-no-room-island-illegals-hotels-vacation-homes-can-house-thousands/

Hypocrites: Martha’s Vineyard Leftists Claim There is NO ROOM on Island for Illegals – but Hotels and Vacation Homes can House Thousands!

By Jim Hoft

September 17, 2022

The meltdown over the 50 illegals flown to Martha’s Vineyard is fun to watch.

On Wednesday, Republican Florida Governor Ron DeSantis sent two planes carrying illegal immigrants to the island of Martha’s Vineyard.

The racist white limousine liberals on Martha’s Vineyard are not happy about their new poor, brown neighbors.

The very same folks who brag about being a safe haven for illegal immigrants.

This sign at Martha’s Vineyard says:

“The Island of Martha’s Vineyard… We stand with IMMIGRANTS, with REFUGEES… All Are Welcome Here”

https://twitter.com/P_O_Interest/status/1570483040459304960

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Martha’s Vineyard Homeless Shelter Coordinator Lisa Belcastro melted down over the 50 illegals during an interview with the Cape Cod Times.

“The difficult challenges are — we have to, at some point in time they [illegals] have to move from here to somewhere else – we cannot, we don’t have the services to take care of 50 immigrants and we certainly don’t have housing. We’re in a housing crisis as we are on this island! We can’t house everyone here that lives here and works here!”

She continued,

“We don’t have housing for 50 more people.”

Watch the video below:

https://twitter.com/bostonradio/status/1570536212863254528

Martha’s Vineyard happily hosts thousands of tourists every summer, however, when 50 poor illegals are dumped on the island, it is a “humanitarian crisis” but 4.2 million illegal immigrants in 19 months, a “secure border.”

U.S. News has analyzed hotel star ratings, guest reviews, and industry awards to compile this list of Martha’s Vineyard’s top hotels.

1. Winnetu Oceanside Resort – Perched on the shores of Edgartown, Massachusetts, on Martha’s Vineyard, the Winnetu Oceanside Resort is a sought-after vacation haven. the property has multibedroom suites that can accommodate up to 15 lodgers – perfect for groups or multiple families bunking together.

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2. The Harbor View Hotel – known for its stunning grounds and views overlooking Lighthouse Beach and Chappaquiddick Island. Retiring to their accommodations, guests will find that each of the 114 guest rooms includes Wi-Fi access, plush robes, a minifridge and coffee maker. Recent guests agree that the hotel’s concierge is a highlight, with friendly, helpful staff who go out of their way to make your trip memorable.

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3. The Mansion House has been hosting visitors to Martha’s Vineyard since 1971 and was rebuilt in 2003. Just a block from the water, the sweeping deck provides guests with stunning views of Vineyard Sound, as well as the sailboats and ferries that dock there. All 48 guest rooms feature a soaking tub, flat-screen TV and fireplace, and some include a balcony.

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4. Vineyard Square Hotel & Suites – according to recent guests, it is the perfect base for a Martha’s Vineyard vacation. Located about two blocks northeast of the restaurants and shops situated along Main Street, the hotel is less than a half-mile walk to the Edgartown Lighthouse. It has 34 rooms.

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5. Summercamp Hotel – True to its name, it advertises the opportunity to be a kid again on your next vacation to Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. There’s plenty for both adults and families to enjoy at this Oak Bluffs property, from expansive decks and balconies to a game room. Each of the 95 guest rooms sports colorful, fun and stylish decor. All accommodations also feature modern amenities including a flat-screen TV, a minifridge, complimentary Wi-Fi access, coffee stations, robes and complimentary iPads to use during stays.

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6. The Sydney – is a chic, seasonal hotel located on the posh island of Martha’s Vineyard. The boutique hotel is right in downtown Edgartown, Massachusetts, within walking distance of the Martha’s Vineyard Museum and plenty of other shops, restaurants and attractions. Choose a room in either the Captain’s House (the 19th century home of whaling Captain Charles William Fisher) or the newly-renovated, modern hotel quarters. Each of the 22 accommodations features plush linens and pillows, blackout shades, a flat-screen TV, complimentary Wi-Fi access, iPads (upon request) and bathrobes

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7. The Harborside Inn – is a waterfront property on Martha’s Vineyard. Each of the 90 guest rooms comes equipped with a minifridge, a coffee maker and complimentary Wi-Fi access. Bathrooms feature a walk-in shower, and some guest rooms also boast private patios or balconies.

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8. Kelley House – is a 3 star hotel located at 23 Kelly Street in Martha’s Vineyard.Preliminary plans call for a total of 75 hotel rooms and 34 parking spaces (a decrease from the current 45 spaces) according to MVC documents. Restaurant seating would increase from 175 to 300.

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9. The Clarion Inn Martha’s Vineyard – is on the outskirts of Edgartown and about a mile inland from area beaches and downtown Edgartown. This Martha’s Vineyard property’s guest rooms come equipped with complimentary Wi-Fi access, flat-screen TVs, minifridges and coffee makers.

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10. The Pequot Hotel – is situated just a block west of a beach on Martha’s Vineyard, nestled among the famed gingerbread cottages in Oak Bluffs. Guests say the location is very convenient and close to shopping, restaurants, transportation and popular landmarks, like the Flying Horses carousel. The property’s 32 guest rooms and suites are uniquely decorated and spread out among three buildings. All guest rooms feature air conditioning, complimentary Wi-Fi access and private bathrooms. Note not all rooms come with TVs.

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11. The Christopher is a 3-star hotel located at 24 South Water Street in Martha’s Vineyard.

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12. Thorncroft Inn is a 3 star hotel located at 460 Main St in Martha’s Vineyard.

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Aside from these hotels, you can also book 33 vacation houses on Airbnb for a month from Sep. 17 to Oct. 31.

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September 17, 2022. Tags: , , , . Immigration, Social justice warriors. Leave a comment.

Sahar Tartak in the Wall St. Journal: My High School’s ‘Antiracist’ Agitprop: Teachers tried to bully me into signing a $375 student government check for a group promoting critical race theory. I refused.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/my-schools-antiracist-curriculums-education-teachers-students-open-minded-free-speech-racial-equity-systemic-racism-11663254720

My High School’s ‘Antiracist’ Agitprop: Teachers tried to bully me into signing a $375 student government check for a group promoting critical race theory. I refused.

By Sahar Tartak

September 15, 2020

I was educated in the school district ranked by Niche.com as America’s third-best. Immigrants from around the world come to Great Neck, N.Y., to raise their children. My best friend’s father was at the Tiananmen Square massacre. My classmates left behind their families in El Salvador. My mother escaped revolutionary Iran, and my grandfather escaped the Nazis.

Lately, though, the area’s diverse and liberal-minded residents may have reason to think their local school officials aren’t as open-minded as they thought. In 2021 Great Neck North High School directed the student government to give $375 of student funds to a “racial equity” group to speak to the student body about “systemic racism.” I was the student government’s treasurer, and I felt we didn’t know enough about the organization and its mission to disburse the funds. So I refused to sign the check.

In response, the teachers who advise the student government berated, bullied and insulted me at our next meeting, which took place over Zoom for my parents to overhear. They began by announcing that my social studies teacher would be present. Together, the three adults told me that the principal himself found my stance “appalling.” I had made them and the school “look bad,” they told me. One teacher said the situation gave her “hives.”

When I suggested that students might not need or want a lecture on systemic racism, my social-studies teacher asked whether I’d also oppose a Holocaust survivor’s presentation.

I objected to that comparison, but she cut me off: “If you’re not on board with systemic racism, I have trouble with that, girlfriend.”

When I didn’t back down, she made a bizarre accusation: “The fact that you think slavery is debatable . . .”

I logged off Zoom and started crying. My parents comforted me, and I decided I wasn’t going to sign that check.

That’s when I noticed how illiberal my liberal high school had become. I once expressed disagreement with the narrative of the “1619 Project,” and that same social-studies teacher snapped that I was opposed to hearing other perspectives. I had signed up for her class because it was described as “discussion-based,” but certain discussion seemed forbidden.

Later, a friend showed me a lesson from his English class—a Google Slides presentation urging that students pledge to work “relentlessly” in the “lifelong process” of “antiracism.” According to these slides, America is a place where racism is “no better today than it was 200 years ago.” I disagreed but didn’t mind the debate. Yet this wasn’t about debate: Immigrant children were being told to “pledge” to defend a view many of them don’t hold.

I doubt students could have comfortably objected in class. The lesson pre-empted criticism by imputing to them “white fragility,” which means they “close off self-reflection,” “trivialize the reality of racism,” and “protect a limited worldview.” The adult presenting this accusatory material was a teacher who had the power to grade them and affect their prospects of getting into college.

When parents caught wind of this presentation, their group chats exploded: “I feel like I live under a rock.” “I did not realize the extent of this at all.” “If you too are troubled by this, join us at the upcoming school board meeting.”

I decided to tell the school board about my treatment at the hands of teachers and school officials. I was nervous but I made my case. The response, to my shock, was a standing ovation. I also received many expressions of support from fed-up parents, from teachers who silently abhorred their one-sided “professional development” courses, and from students who had been punished by administrators for questioning the orthodoxy of systemic racism. (One of those students had been sent to the principal’s office for refusing to sign an “antihate” pledge.)

That experience prompted me and a few like-minded others to look into our school’s curriculums. What we found was an arsenal of lopsidedly race-obsessed lesson plans. One was about the American Psychological Association’s “Apology to People of Color” for its role in “Promoting, Perpetuating, and Failing to Challenge Racism.” Another was titled “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack.” My favorite: “A Critical Race Theory Approach to The Great Gatsby.”

The schools in our district had always followed the guidelines of New York state’s comprehensive social-studies curriculum, which included teaching about the pervasiveness and evils of slavery, mistreatment of Native Americans, discrimination against Chinese immigrants and so on. What we discovered was something else—partisanship and race essentialism, mixed in with administrative intimidation and bullying that our officials refused to address.

District officials responded in the way school officials often do when criticized. They ignored us for as long as possible, then delayed taking action for as long as possible, clearly hoping everybody would forget the controversy and move on. They didn’t respond to my father’s freedom-of-information request until the day before a contentious school-board election. The board then promised to further investigate the curriculums, but we never heard anything after that. My school brought in a member of the state Education Department’s Board of Regents, to discuss curriculums, but that resulted in nothing.

I graduated last spring, but no one has moved on. Students and parents across the country are finally asking tough questions about anti-American curriculums. Immigrants like my mother and grandfather found refuge in America because for all its problems, it’s a wonderful place full of generous and open-minded people. The nation’s schools have a duty to teach students that basic truth.

Sahar Tartak is a freshman at Yale and a fellow at the Foundation Against Intolerance and Racism.

September 17, 2022. Tags: , , , , , . Education, Racism, Social justice warriors. Leave a comment.

Bill Maher: New Rule: A Unified Theory of Wokeness

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=schuzjknjYE

September 17, 2022. Tags: , , . Social justice warriors. Leave a comment.

Tucker Carlson talks about the hypocrite liberals at Martha’s Vineyard who used the U.S. military to remove 50 illegal aliens

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MP6pmj30jn8

September 17, 2022. Tags: , , , , . Immigration, Social justice warriors. Leave a comment.

The fact that San Francisco tolerates people shooting up illegal drugs in areas where schoolchildren have to walk through every day is an absolute abomination. The government even gives free needles to these drug addicts!

The city of San Francisco gives 4.5 million free needles to illegal drug addicts every year.

Source: https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/matier-ross/article/Why-San-Francisco-is-stuck-with-a-deluge-of-12952111.php

The city also employs 10 people whose “sole job” is to clean up those needles from the sidewalks and other public areas.

Source: https://www.sfexaminer.com/news/sf-s-new-needle-cleanup-team-to-get-van-and-branded-jackets/article_2bfad05e-f553-53f0-ae08-571d48d93221.html

Here’s a video about these free needles, and the city employees who clean them up, from the San Francisco affiliate of CBS News:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZCC4bY33iM

 

And most importantly, here’s a video from the San Francisco affiliate of CBS News, which shows schoolchildren walking through areas where drug dealers are shooting up:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2CVMCZ6F2M

I think there should be a place where drug addicts can go to get the help that they need, with doctors, and even safe injection sites. But it should not be in areas where schoolchildren have to walk through every day.

The fact that San Francisco tolerates people shooting up illegal drugs in areas where schoolchildren have to walk through every day is an absolute abomination.

What kind of society would force children to do that?

What kind of society would tolerate drug addicts shooting up right in front of schoolchildren?

And what kind of society would give free needles to the people who shoot up illegal drugs right in front of school children?

There is something very wrong – ethically and morally – with the voters of San Francisco.

September 16, 2022. Tags: , , , . Social justice warriors. Leave a comment.

Gender Studies Grad Demands Blue-Collar Worker Pay Off Her Loans

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIZd4x0mD0I

September 13, 2022. Tags: , , , , , , , . Education, Humor, LGBT, Social justice warriors. Leave a comment.

Minneapolis neighborhoods face food desert after looting closes multiple stores

https://web.archive.org/web/20200701154943/https://www.startribune.com/minneapolis-longfellow-neighborhood-almost-food-desert-after-riots/570928442/

Minneapolis neighborhoods face food desert after looting closes multiple stores

By John Ewoldt

June 2, 2020

With Cub, Target, two Aldi stores and many small markets damaged by rioting over the past week, Longfellow and about eight other neighborhoods have nearly become a food desert.

“I consider the loss of these businesses devastating,” said Melanie Majors, executive director of the Longfellow Community Council. “Besides just the food, there’s a lack of retail for diapers, formula, household goods, even clothing.”

Many residents of the area shop lower-priced stores such as Aldi or dollar stores. Two of those dollar stores — including Family Dollar on Lake Street — were destroyed in last week’s looting and violence that arose after George Floyd was killed in Minneapolis police custody.

One Aldi store on E. Franklin Avenue in Minneapolis reopened Monday after power was restored to it. The frozen foods section had been cleared out due to the outage that started late last week, but shelves were being restocked Monday.

Shashana Craft of Maple Grove purchased groceries there Monday for Headway Emotional Health Services, where she works with Indigenous families.

“I’ve never seen the shelves this empty,” she said. “If people can’t get to their grocery store, they should check with churches or support groups offering free food and groceries.”

Majors said a few places were offering free food and supplies: Holy Trinity Lutheran Church near 31st Street and Minnehaha Avenue; Heart of the Beast Theatre at S. 15th Avenue and E. Lake; and Sanford Middle School at E. 35th Street and S. 42nd Avenue.

Amplifying the problem over the weekend and again on Monday was the fact that Metro Transit was not operating buses or trains. Public transportation will again be shut down on Tuesday.

Sylvester Hudson walked about 40 minutes from Fort Snelling Apartments to the Cub Foods at E. 46th Street and Hiawatha Avenue.

It is the only supermarket left in the Longfellow neighborhood along the light-rail line after four other supermarkets closed because of destruction during the protests.

“I don’t know if I’ll be able to catch a cab, so I’ll probably have to walk,” said Hudson, 70, who brought a two-wheeled cart for grocery transport, as he finished shopping at Cub Foods. “This is the only store left open in the neighborhood that I can walk to.”

Area residents with a vehicle could find open supermarkets nearby at Longfellow Market, S. 38th Avenue and E. Lake, and Lunds & Byerlys in St. Paul’s Highland Park neighborhood.

Although shorter on Monday, there were lines out the door at several of the city markets on Sunday, similar to when Gov. Tim Walz first issued the stay-at-home order to combat the spread of COVID-19.

Business has been up more than 60% at Longfellow Market since the other stores were forced to close, according to manager Terry Mahowald.

“We never planned to be this busy,” he said. “Everyone’s stressed. This is certainly not the way we wanted to increase traffic.”

He plans to add more lower-priced, generic items to help keep prices reasonable for shoppers at the natural and organic grocery.

Home delivery through Shipt or Instacart isn’t an option for the neighborhoods, either.

Delivery services usually pick from stores nearby. With four of them closed, other arrangements are being made.

Target owns Shipt and is working on arrangements to fill delivery orders through other Targets, a spokeswoman said. The Minneapolis-based retailer also has pledged to rebuild the Lake Street store, hopefully by the end of the year.

Mahowald thanked neighborhood volunteers for saving the Longfellow Market.

“We’ve had nearly 25 people from the neighborhood guarding it every night since Tuesday,” he said.

September 13, 2022. Tags: , , , , , , , . Black lives matter, Rioting looting and arson, Social justice warriors. Leave a comment.

Gov. Kate Brown signed a law to allow Oregon students to graduate without proving they can write or do math. She doesn’t want to talk about it.

https://web.archive.org/web/20210807000800/https://www.oregonlive.com/politics/2021/08/gov-kate-brown-signed-a-law-to-allow-oregon-students-to-graduate-without-proving-they-can-write-or-do-math-she-doesnt-want-to-talk-about-it.html

Gov. Kate Brown signed a law to allow Oregon students to graduate without proving they can write or do math. She doesn’t want to talk about it.

By Hillary Borrud

August 6, 2021

For the next five years, an Oregon high school diploma will be no guarantee that the student who earned it can read, write or do math at a high school level.

Gov. Kate Brown had demurred earlier this summer regarding whether she supported the plan passed by the Legislature to drop the requirement that students demonstrate they have achieved those essential skills. But on July 14, the governor signed Senate Bill 744 into law.

Through a spokesperson, the governor declined again Friday to comment on the law and why she supported suspending the proficiency requirements.

Brown’s decision was not public until recently, because her office did not hold a signing ceremony or issue a press release and the fact that the governor signed the bill was not entered into the legislative database until July 29, a departure from the normal practice of updating the public database the same day a bill is signed.

The Oregonian/OregonLive asked the governor’s office when Brown’s staff notified the Legislature that she had signed the bill. Charles Boyle, the governor’s deputy communications director, said the governor’s staff notified legislative staff the same day the governor signed the bill.

Boyle said in an emailed statement that suspending the reading, writing and math proficiency requirements while the state develops new graduation standards will benefit “Oregon’s Black, Latino, Latina, Latinx, Indigenous, Asian, Pacific Islander, Tribal, and students of color.”

“Leaders from those communities have advocated time and again for equitable graduation standards, along with expanded learning opportunities and supports,” Boyle wrote.

Lawmakers and the governor did not pass any major expansion of learning opportunities or supports for Black, Indigenous and students of color during this year’s legislative session.

The requirement that students demonstrate freshman- to sophomore-level skills in reading, writing and, particularly, math led many high schools to create workshop-style courses to help students strengthen their skills and create evidence of mastery. Most of those courses have been discontinued since the skills requirement was paused during the pandemic before lawmakers killed it entirely.

Democrats in the legislature overwhelmingly supported ending the longtime proficiency requirement, while Republicans criticized it as a lowering of academic standards. A couple lawmakers crossed party lines on the votes.

Proponents said the state needed to pause Oregon’s high school graduation requirements, in place since 2009 but already suspended during the pandemic, until at least the class of 2024 graduates in order for leaders to reexamine its graduation requirements. Recommendations for new standards are due to the Legislature and Oregon Board of Education by September 2022.

However, since Oregon education officials have long insisted they would not impose new graduation requirements on students who have already begun high school, new requirements would not take effect until the class of 2027 at the very earliest. That means at least five more classes could be expected to graduate without needing to demonstrate proficiency in math and writing.

Much of the criticism of the graduation requirements was targeted at standardized tests. Yet Oregon, unlike many other states, did not require students to pass a particular standardized test or any test at all. Students could demonstrate their ability to use English and do math via about five different tests or by completing an in-depth classroom project judged by their own teachers.

A variety of factors appear to have led to the lack of transparency around the governor’s bill signing decisions this summer. Staff in the secretary of the state Senate’s office are responsible for updating the legislative database when the governor signs a Senate bill. Secretary of the Senate Lori Brocker said a key staffer who deals with the governor’s office was experiencing medical issues during the 15-day period between when Brown signed Senate Bill 744 and the public database was updated to reflect that.

Still, a handful of bills that the governor signed into law on July 19 — including a bill to create a training program for childcare and preschool providers aimed at reducing suspensions and expulsions of very young children — were updated in the legislative database the same day she signed them and email notifications were sent out immediately to people who signed up to track the bills.

No notification ever went out regarding the governor’s signing of the graduation bill. That was because by the time legislative staff belatedly entered the information into the bill database on July 29, the software vendor had shut off bill updates to member of the media and the public who had requested them. They cut it off because of a July 21 system malfunction, said legislative information services Systems Architect Bill Sweeney.

September 11, 2022. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Dumbing down, Education, Social justice warriors. Leave a comment.

The scumbag who just murdered four people in Memphis had previously tried to murder someone, but they let him out of prison early

https://www.newsweek.com/memphis-shooter-ezekiel-kelly-released-early-prison-sentence-assault-1740934

Ezekiel Kelly, Memphis Shooter, Was Released Early From Prison

By James Bickerton

September 8, 2022

Ezekiel Kelly, the 19-year-old arrested following a series of shootings around Memphis, Tennessee, was sentenced to three years in prison for aggregated assault in 2021, according to court filings.

On Wednesday, four people were killed, and another three injured, during a series of shootings around Memphis which caused parts of the city to lockdown before the suspect was caught.

Police arrested Kelly, who has been charged with first degree murder, on Wednesday night following the attacks.

Court records show in 2020 Kelly was charged with attempted first-degree murder, reckless endangerment and possession of a firearm with intent to commit a felony.

He pled guilty to the lesser charge of aggravated assault and was imprisoned for three years in June 2021 at the Shelby County Department of Corrections, but was already out of jail, for reasons that are unclear. Kelly served only 11 months in jail and was released in March of this year.

September 9, 2022. Tags: , , , . Social justice warriors, Violent crime. Leave a comment.

Carnegie Mellon University professor’s critical tweet about Queen Elizabeth II goes viral

https://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2022/09/08/carnegie-mellon-university-professor-tweet-about-queen-elizabeth-ii-goes-viral-uju-anya/stories/202209080145

Carnegie Mellon University professor’s critical tweet about Queen Elizabeth II goes viral

By Jesse Bunch

September 8, 2022

Carnegie Mellon University has responded to a Twitter thread posted by one of its professors that wished Queen Elizabeth II’s death would be “excruciating,” condemning the message that was sent out to her 84,000 followers on the platform.

Around 6 a.m. this morning, Uju Anya, a professor in CMU’s department of modern languages, posted the following message to her personal Twitter account.

“I heard the chief monarch of a thieving and raping genocidal empire is finally dying. May her pain be excruciating.”

Twitter has since removed the message from the platform, citing that violated the company’s rules. But subsequent Tweets from Ms. Anya appearing to double down on her sentiments have since garnered both backlash and support.

Around 4:45 p.m., Carnegie Mellon responded to the Tweets in a statement posted to the university’s account:

https://twitter.com/CarnegieMellon/status/1567975991330615297

A Carnegie Mellon spokesperson did not immediately respond for comment on whether the school intends to take further against Ms. Anya.

According to the university’s website, Ms. Anya holds a Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles in applied linguistics, as well as degrees from Brown University and Dartmouth College.

Ms. Anya is listed as an associate professor of second language application.

September 8, 2022. Tags: , , , . Education, Social justice warriors. Leave a comment.

Canadian stabbing suspect had 59 convictions, but the parole board decided that it would be safe to let him out of jail

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:TihRJmjw2EIJ:https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2022/09/07/canada-stabbings-myles-sanderson-arrested/&hl=en&gl=us&strip=0&vw0

Canada stabbings suspect Myles Sanderson taken into custody, police say

By Amanda Coletta

September 7, 2022

TORONTO — Canadian police said Wednesday that they had taken fugitive stabbing suspect Myles Sanderson into custody after a four-day manhunt that set the province of Saskatchewan on edge.

Sanderson, 32, and his brother, Damien, 31, were charged with murder in the stabbing attacks on the James Smith Cree Nation and the nearby village of Weldon on Sunday that killed 10 people and wounded 18 in one of Canada’s deadliest mass killings. Damien Sanderson was found dead on the James Smith Cree Nation on Monday with injuries that authorities said did not appear to be self-inflicted.

“Myles Sanderson was located and taken in to police custody near Rosthern, [Saskatchewan] at approximately 3:30 p.m. today,” the Saskatchewan Royal Canadian Mounted Police said in a statement. “There is no longer a risk to public safety relating to this investigation.”

Rosthern is roughly 80 miles southwest of the James Smith Cree Nation, where the killings began Sunday morning. Police received the first call at 5:40 a.m., then many more, about stabbings on the Indigenous reserve. By the end of the day, the carnage traced across 13 different crimes scenes.

The victims, whose identities were released on Wednesday, ranged in age from 23 to 78. All but one were from the James Smith Cree Nation. They included a mother who died protecting her children, an addictions counselor who was responding to an emergency call and a Canadian army veteran.

“It’s a huge amount of weight off a lot of people’s shoulders that he’s in custody,” Randy Hoback, a Canadian lawmaker who represents the part of Saskatchewan where the killings occurred, told the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. “I think a lot of people are breathing a big sigh of relief and will sleep a lot better tonight.”

After the stabbings, police said they believed Sanderson was in Regina, the provincial capital. On Tuesday, they converged on the James Smith Cree Nation after reports that he had been seen there, and urged residents to seek shelter.

But they later determined he wasn’t there and said his whereabouts were unknown.

Police on Wednesday afternoon issued an emergency alert for Wakaw, a community some 20 miles east of Rosthern, after reports of a man with a knife driving a stolen white Chevrolet Avalanche. They said they believed it could be connected to the mass stabbing.

Sanderson was arrested on the side a road. Video broadcast by the CBC showed the Avalanche surrounded by police vehicles.

Police have not identified a motive for the killings.

Since Sanderson was named as a suspect in the attacks Sunday, Canadians have asked why a man with 59 convictions as an adult and a violent criminal past spanning nearly two decades was on the streets.

Police had been searching for him since May, when he was declared “unlawfully at large” after not reporting to his parole officer.

He was serving a four-year, four-month sentence for charges including assault, robbery and other episodes of violence, including instances where he stabbed two people with a fork, beat a man unconscious and repeatedly kicked the head of a police officer, according to records from the Parole Board of Canada obtained by The Washington Post.

The records said Sanderson began using drugs and alcohol when he was 12, and grew up in an environment where physical abuse and domestic violence were common. According to the records, Sanderson had said he was easily angered when drunk and a “different” person when sober.

He was given a statutory release in August 2021. Canadian law requires some federal offenders who have served two-thirds of their sentences to be released from prison and placed under direct supervision in their communities.

Sanderson’s statutory release was canceled in November after he was not honest with his parole supervisor about living with a former spouse, in violation of the conditions of his statutory release.

“Your parole supervisor assessed that this situation indicated that you were in your domestic violence cycle and that your risk was no longer manageable in the community,” the board wrote.

The board canceled the suspension in February, writing that he would “not present an undue risk” to the public.

“Going forward, you need to be honest and open with your parole supervisor,” it wrote.

Marco Mendicino, Canada’s public safety minister, said this week that the board plans to review its decision.

September 7, 2022. Tags: , , . Social justice warriors, Violent crime. Leave a comment.

Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark is pro-crime

https://www.yahoo.com/news/nyc-sucker-punch-attack-suspect-172358044.html

September 6, 2022

The lawyer for New York City’s sucker punch attack suspect alleged at a hearing Tuesday that his client’s been subjected to “character assassination” by the media, as the brother of the victim left in a coma following the unprovoked beating from the sex offender parolee sobbed in the courtroom.

Bui Van Phu, a 55-year-old homeless convicted sex offender, was led into the Bronx courtroom in handcuffs, where the defendant kept his head down.

The Vietnamese immigrant, reportedly a member of a street gang, was arrested for the brutal Aug. 12 Bronx attack on 52-year-old Jesus Cortes.

The NYPD recommended an attempted murder charge, but Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark’s downgraded the charges, and Bui was released on no bail under the state’s controversial bail reform law backed by New York Gov. Kathy Hochul.

Public outcry ensued over Bui’s release, and Hochul intervened, leading to the suspect being re-arrested for allegedly violating the terms of his lifetime parole. He’s been held at Rikers Island since. Clark’s prosecutors made no indication Tuesday on whether they’ll upgrade the charges against Bui.

September 7, 2022. Tags: , , , , . Social justice warriors, Violent crime. Leave a comment.

I wish that Democrats would answer my question: Why are Democrats funding student debt forgiveness with money from innocent taxpayers, instead of with money from the fraudulent colleges that sold worthless degrees?

By Daniel Alman (aka Dan from Squirrel Hill)

September 5, 2022

I’m against student debt forgiveness.

But since it is happening, I have one question:

Why are Democrats funding student debt forgiveness with money from innocent taxpayers, instead of with money from the fraudulent colleges that sold worthless degrees?

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, between 1980 and 2020, regular inflation has caused average prices to increase by 228%.

However, during that same time period, college tuition has increased by 1,184%.

Source: https://www.reddit.com/r/dataisbeautiful/comments/hni7zy/us_college_tuition_fees_vs_overall_inflation_oc/

college tuition inflation

The student debt bailout is paying for hot tubs, spas, rock climbing walls, steaks, and movie theaters.

Source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/caranewlon/2014/07/31/the-college-amenities-arms-race/

Another area where colleges waste money is in the worthless policy known as “diversity, equity, and inclusion.”

The Federalist wrote:

“Some universities had strikingly large numbers of people with DEI responsibilities in their job titles. At the University of Michigan, for example, 163 people have formal responsibility for providing DEI programming and services. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has more than 13 times as many people devoted to promoting DEI as providing services to people with disabilities. Georgia Tech has 3.2 times as many DEI staff as it does history professors. The University of Virginia boasts 6.5 DEI staff for every 100 professors.”

The Center Square wrote:

“UC Berkeley employs 150 professionals and 250 additional students dedicated to addressing “systemic inequities,” according to a document obtained this week by The College Fix. The public research institution’s Division of Equity and Inclusion spends $25 million annually to support the 400 full and part-time staff to run diversity and inclusion-related programs, according to the document, an eight-page job description for a new Vice Chancellor for Equity and Inclusion.”

So the real problem isn’t a lack of bailout money.

The real problem is that colleges are spending money on frivolous luxuries that have nothing to do with education, such as hot tubs, spas, rock climbing walls, steaks, and movie theaters, as well as on left wing brainwashing known as “diversity, equity, and inclusion,” with its overbloated budgets to pay huge numbers of employees who job duties have nothing to do with education.

Bailing out student loans doesn’t address these huge wastes of money.

On the contrary.

The bailout only gives colleges an incentive to raise their tuition even more.

I wish that Democrats would answer my question: Why are Democrats funding student debt forgiveness with money from innocent taxpayers, instead of with money from the fraudulent colleges that sold worthless degrees?

September 5, 2022. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Dumbing down, Economics, Education, Equity, Government waste, Racism, Social justice warriors. Leave a comment.

You Can’t Make This Up: Terrence Williams Put His Own Picture on the Box of his Pancake Mix — Facebook Labeled it as ‘Racist’

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/09/cant-make-terrence-williams-put-picture-box-pancake-mix-facebook-labeled-racist/

You Can’t Make This Up: Terrence Williams Put His Own Picture on the Box of his Pancake Mix — Facebook Labeled it as ‘Racist’

By Jim Hoft

September 5, 2022

pancakes

We live in an upside-down world.

According to actor and comedian Terrence K. Williams, Facebook is now flagging accounts for buying and sharing pictures of his Pancake Mix, Cousin T’s.

“So according to Facebook, my Pancakes are racist!” Williams wrote on his Instagram Sunday.

“I’m on a 90-day restriction and now they are also flagging accounts for buying or sharing pictures of my Pancake Mix. This is absolutely crazy and it has everything to do with me being MAGA! I won’t apologize for it. Anyways go load up on some “racist” Pancakes,” he added.

Last month, Facebook restricted the comedian’s account for at least 90 days.

Williams shared the absurd information with his fans in a Facebook live session.

“I’m not happy right now. Facebook is threatening to delete my account in 90 days! If I don’t behave. Why are they coming for me? All I do is make people laugh and sell pancakes,” Williams explained.

“All I do is make people laugh, is behaving. Does that mean being nice to Joe Biden? Does that mean being nice to Kamala Harris? They want me to behave. Then they said the independent fact checker said that all I do is post fake news. I tell jokes. How are you gonna fact-check a joke?” he quipped.

“So my face being on a pancake box is also racist. People’s accounts have been deemed for posting pictures of my pancake box. Now my account is about to be deleted in 90 days if I don’t behave like Facebook wants me to.”

“Hell no. I won’t stop selling pancakes, and I’m not taking my face off… Look at that racist black face. The hell is this racist? How am I racist to put my own face on the box? If I was a liberal, they would have me on every TV,” he added.

“This is harassment Facebook dinged My Pancake Box as racist because my face is on it. I won’t remove it. I added new flavors. Buckwheat, Chocolate Chip, & Blueberry is back in stock!” Williams wrote in the caption of his live video.

It can be recalled Quaker Oats announced last 2020 that Aunt Jemima, its 131-year-old syrup, would be renamed and rebranded  amid outrage that the syrup is based on a “racial stereotype.”

“We recognize Aunt Jemima’s origins are based on a racial stereotype. While work has been done over the years to update the brand in a manner intended to be appropriate and respectful, we realize those changes are not enough,” Kristin Kroepfl, vice president and chief marketing officer of Quaker Foods North America, said in a press release.

Last 2021, Mars Food changed the name Uncle Ben to Ben’s Original in light of BLM protests after the death of George Floyd.

“It comes after frequent accusations of racism against Uncle Ben’s logo – an illustration of a black rice farmer – and name. In plantation-era US, white people in the southern states would often refer to a black man as ‘uncle’ to avoid using the more respectful ‘mister,’ Grocer reported.

September 5, 2022. Tags: , , , , . Media bias, Racism, Social justice warriors. Leave a comment.

Jeremy Boland, Assistant Principal of Cos Cob Elementary School in Greenwich, Connecticut, has been placed on administrative leave after a Project Veritas video showed him confessing to illegally discriminating against prospective teachers who were Catholic or over 30

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AD2kM39S4d4

https://www.yahoo.com/news/connecticut-teachers-union-circles-wagons-170559875.html

Connecticut Teachers’ Union Circles the Wagons after Undercover Video Reveals Anti-Catholic Discrimination

By Caroline Downey

September 1, 2022

The Connecticut chapter of the largest teachers’ union in the country urged its district leaders to stonewall “unvetted” reporters who ask about a viral video which shows a Greenwich assistant principal admitting to discriminating against Catholic, conservative, and elderly job applicants.

After the video was released by Project Veritas on Wednesday, Greenwich Public Schools notified families and staff Wednesday evening that Cos Cob Elementary assistant principal Jeremy Boland was placed on administrative leave while an investigation is underway.

“We have been alerted that Project Veritas has dropped a hit piece using an administrator in Greenwich. While a teacher was not used(so far) the narrative is that of hiring liberal teachers to indoctrinate students, so it is not kind to educators,” Kate Dias, president of the Connecticut Education Association wrote in an email obtained by National Review.

“Please do not search this,” Dias said of the Project Veritas exposé. “Veritas does not need our hits to drive traffic to the site. We will get a clean copy of the video tomorrow from NEA and will share it out as soon as it received.”

She instructed union leaders not to speak to reporters “that have not been vetted,” insisting that they “should not comment on the Greenwich video at all.”

“We know that Veritas uses this tactic to trap educators and union members into making incriminating statements. Don’t feed the beast,” she said. Dias implored union heads to spread the word that undercover journalists from the independent outlet are “lurking around.”

“Keep meetings closed and ensure your members are the only people present,” she said. “Remind your members that they could be the next victim of a hit piece if they aren’t fully aware of who they make comments to and what they say.

Boland told the Project Veritas reporter that he oversees the hiring of faculty and rejects applicants who espouse conservative or Catholic beliefs, are older than 30, or sympathize with concerns about parental rights in education. Instead, he recruits progressive instructors so that they may incorporate their ideology into classroom curricula in a “subtle” way.

“You don’t hire them,” he said of Catholic teaching candidates. “Because if someone is raised hardcore Catholic, it’s like they’re brainwashed. You can never change their mindset. So, when you ask them to consider something new, like a new opportunity, or ‘you have to think about this differently,’ they’re stuck — just rigid.”

“Believe it or not, the open-minded, more progressive teachers are actually more savvy about delivering a Democratic message without really ever having to mention politics,” Borland said.

September 1, 2022. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Dumbing down, Education, Project Veritas, Religion, Social justice warriors. 1 comment.

Video: Jeremy Boland, Assistant Principal of Cos Cob Elementary School in Greenwich, Connecticut, admits that when it comes to hiring teachers, he discriminates against conservatives, Catholics, and people over 30

This video from Project Veritas shows Jeremy Boland, Assistant Principal of Cos Cob Elementary School in Greenwich, Connecticut, admitting that when it comes to hiring teachers, he discriminates against conservatives, Catholics, and people over 30.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AD2kM39S4d4

Here’s an article about it:

https://www.projectveritas.com/news/exposed-greenwich-ct-assistant-principals-hiring-discrimination-ensures/

EXPOSED: Greenwich CT Assistant Principal’s Hiring Discrimination Ensures ‘Subtle’ Child Indoctrination; ‘You Don’t Hire’ Catholics Because They Are More ‘Conservative’ … ‘Progressive Teachers’ Are ‘Savvy About Delivering a Democratic Message’

August 30, 2022

Jeremy Boland, Assistant Principal of Cos Cob Elementary School: “Believe it or not, the open-minded, more progressive teachers are actually more savvy about delivering a Democratic message without really ever having to mention politics.”

Boland: “So, it’s subtle. They [teachers I hire] will never say, ‘Oh, this is [a] liberal or a Democratic way of doing this.’ They’ll just make that the norm — and this is how we handle things, it’s subtle…That’s how you get away with it.”

Boland: “The conservative [teacher], who is stuck in her ways. I’ll never be able to fire her, and I’ll never be able to change her. So, I make an impact with the next teacher I hire.”

Boland: “Protestants in this area [of Connecticut] are probably the most liberal. But if they’re Catholic — conservative…You don’t hire them.”

Boland: “If someone is raised hardcore Catholic, it’s like, they’re brainwashed — you can never change their mindset.”

Boland: “For one position, I think we had 30 applicants. So out of all those applicants, I don’t think I interviewed anybody over the [age] of 30…the older you get, the more set in your ways — the more conservative you get.”

Connecticut Law, Section 46A-60B1, specifically bars discriminatory employment practices. A violation occurs if anyone refuses to hire or employ people “because of the individual’s race, color, religious creed, age, sex, gender identity or expression.”

[Greenwich, Conn. – Aug. 30, 2022] Project Veritas released the first video in its newly launched Education Series today exposing a senior official at a prominent public school.

Jeremy Boland, who serves as Cos Cob Elementary School’s Assistant Principal, was recorded bragging about how he oversees the hiring of teachers who will disseminate “progressive” political ideas in the classrooms:

Boland: You’re teaching them [children] how to think. That’s it. It doesn’t matter what they think about. If they think about it in a logical progressive way, that becomes their habit.

Veritas Journalist: So, you kind of like, gear them to think in a more liberal way?

Boland: Mm-hmm. Believe it or not, the open minded, more progressive teachers are actually more savvy about delivering a Democratic message without really ever having to mention politics.
The school administrator noted it is difficult to terminate an employed teacher, so his focus is on who to onboard next:

Boland: Remember that teacher I was talking about before? The forty-year-old? I’ll never change that teacher.

Veritas Journalist: You’re what?

Boland: I’ll never be able to change that teacher.

Veritas Journalist: Which one?

Boland: The conservative one, who is stuck in her ways. I’ll never be able to fire her, and I’ll never be able to change her. So, I make an impact with the next teacher I hire. So, my instinct for hiring — I’ve hired maybe four or five people. They’re pretty good.

Veritas Journalist: Okay.

Boland: So, that’s where I make my impact.
He explains to the Veritas journalist how the teachers he hires will advance his political and ideological objectives:

Boland: So, it’s subtle. They [teachers I hire] will never say, “Oh, this is [a] liberal or a Democratic way of doing this.” They’ll just make that the norm. And this is how we handle things, it’s subtle.

Veritas Journalist: And that’s how you get away with it?

Boland: That’s how you get away with it.

Veritas Journalist: And how do you make sure the parents don’t find out?

Boland: They can find out, so long as you never mention [the] politics of it.
The Assistant Principal is clear about how he judges a prospective teacher who sympathizes, in a hypothetical scenario, with parents during the interview process:

Veritas Journalist: Okay, so someone sides with the parent, then what?

Boland: You let them explain, and then you move on to the next question.

Veritas Journalist: But then eventually [what is] the outcome of that?

Boland: They don’t get the job.
Transgender ideology in school was also an issue discussed in the video. It has been a controversial topic, especially amongst parents, in recent years.

On this matter, Boland affirms that any teacher who refuses to acknowledge a child’s gender preferences has no place in his Elementary School.

“So, if you have someone [teacher] who is hardcore religious or hardcore conservative, they will probably say something detrimental to the effect, ‘Well, I don’t think kids have enough knowledge to make that decision [gender identity] at this age,’” Boland said.

“You’re out. You’re done,” he concluded.

Boland admitted to the Veritas journalist that he discriminates against potential hires based on their religion:

Boland: I’m not a huge expert on religion, but Protestants in this area [of Connecticut] are probably the most liberal. But if they’re Catholic — conservative.

Veritas Journalist: Oh, so then what do you do with the Catholics? If you find out someone is Catholic, then what?

Boland: You don’t hire them.

Veritas Journalist: So, would you ever hire a Catholic then?

Boland: No, I don’t want to…Because if someone is raised hardcore Catholic, it’s like they’re brainwashed. You can never change their mindset. So, when you ask them to consider something new, like a new opportunity, or “you have to think about this differently,” they’re stuck — just rigid.
The Elementary School administrator goes on to say that he discriminates against older individuals as well.

“I need younger [teachers]. So, because Greenwich pays very well, you get teachers from other districts who have been there for a long time, that want to come to Greenwich. But if they’re older, I’m not allowed to do that — I can’t tell them, ‘I’m not interviewing you because you’re older.’ I just don’t interview them. So, for one position, I think we had 30 applicants. So out of all those applicants, I don’t think I interviewed anybody over the [age] of 30…Because sometimes the older you get, the more set in your ways, the more conservative you get.”

August 31, 2022. Tags: , , , , , , . Education, Project Veritas, Social justice warriors. Leave a comment.

Student debt bailout pays for hot tubs, spas, rock climbing walls, steaks, and movie theaters

By Daniel Alman (aka Dan from Squirrel Hill)

August 26, 2022

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, between 1980 and 2020, regular inflation has caused average prices to increase by 228%. However, during that same time period, college tuition has increased by 1,184%.

Source for image:

college tuition inflation

And what are colleges doing with all this extra money?

Forbes wrote:

The College Amenities Arms Race

A free movie theater. A 25 person hot tub and spa with a lazy river and whirlpool. A leisure pool with biometric hand scanners for secure entry. A 50 foot climbing wall to make exercise interesting. And a top-of-the-line steak restaurant with free five course meals.

This isn’t a list of items from a resort brochure. They’re facilities you can find on a college campus. And with college construction costs rising, it could be the best four-year getaway you’ve ever had.

In “Country Club as College,” a paper published last year, University of Michigan researchers examined college financial consumption against enrollment.

“We found that the lower ability students and higher income students have a greater willingness to pay for these amenities,” says Brian Jacob, a researcher from the University of Michigan. “The more academic, high achieving students cared about intellectual achievement.”

In other words? Harvard University might not spend approximately $700 million to renovate their campus, but High Point University would. Under the leadership of President Nido Qubein, High Point’s campus has grown into a collegiate theme park, complete with plasma televisions in dorm rooms, a free movie theater, and steak restaurant.  And their five-star, country club accommodations have made the percent admitted decline from 86.1% in 2002 to 64.2% in 2012.

The University of Iowa has an estimated $53 million campus recreation center, complete with an 18 foot diving well, bubble benches, and lazy river. Texas Tech University has a veritable water park in their backyard. California State University, Fullerton has a 30 foot rock wall. And California State University, Long Beach has a $70 million wellness center with hand scanners for secure entry.

So the real problem isn’t a lack of bailout money. The real problem is that colleges are spending money on frivolous luxuries that have nothing to do with education.

Bailing out student loans doesn’t address this problem.

On the contrary. The bailout only gives colleges an incentive to raise their tuition even more.

August 26, 2022. Tags: , , , , . Economics, Education, Government waste, Social justice warriors, Student debt bailout. Leave a comment.

Los Angeles high school principal Richelle Brooks says she shouldn’t have to pay back her $230,000 in student debt. Schools should teach their students about personal responsibility. Principal Brooks is teaching her students the exact opposite.

By Daniel Alman (aka Dan from Squirrel Hill)

August 25, 2022

This essay was written by a Los Angeles high school principal named Richelle Brooks. She thinks that she should not have to pay back her $230,000 in student debt. She is setting a bad role model for her students. Schools should teach personal responsibility. Principal Brooks is teaching her students the exact opposite.

Here are some of the rules of personal responsibility that Principal Brooks is teaching her students to break:

1) Keep your promises. If you borrow money and sign a contract where you promise to pay it back, keep your promise.

2) Don’t borrow money if you can’t afford to pay it back.

3) Live within your means.

4) Take responsibility for your actions.

Here is the essay by Principal Brooks:

https://therealnews.com/opinion-i-am-not-asking-for-debt-forgiveness-i-am-demanding-justice

Opinion | I am not asking for ‘debt forgiveness.’ I am demanding justice

President Biden has the power to cancel all student loan debt with a stroke of his pen, a move that will ensure Black women like me have, for perhaps the first time, a real shot at prosperity

By Dr. Richelle Brooks

March 31, 2022

When I graduated from college, I knew my purpose was to serve this country’s most vulnerable. For the last eight years, I have served as an educator and high school principal in Los Angeles, California, and in 2021 I founded ReTHINK It, a nonprofit that addresses the material needs of marginalized communities. I have dedicated myself to empowering and educating young people and advocating for folks victimized by systemic and systematic oppression.

But I drastically underestimated the cost of this work—both personal and financial.

At present, I owe $230,000 dollars in student loan debt. Like countless borrowers, I owe more than I did when I first graduated college. I am but one example of the stark racial disparity governing the student debt-loan crisis: After 12 years of payments, the typical white male in the US has paid off 44% of his student loan balance, while the typical balance for Black women borrowers grows by 13%.

On April 4, debtors and our allies from around the country will head to the doorsteps of the Department of Education in Washington, DC, to demonstrate our collective strength and send a clear message that Joe Biden must do more than simply extend the payment moratorium. He has the power to cancel all student loan debt with a stroke of his pen, a move that will ensure Black women have, for perhaps the first time, a real shot at prosperity.

For years, I believed my student loan debt was the result of my personal failings—a lie that countless borrowers, particularly those who are Black or from poor and working-class families, come to internalize. Then, in September of 2020, I joined the Debt Collective, an organization fighting for the abolition of all forms of debt through the creation of a debtor’s union. Soon, I became one of the Biden Jubilee 100; we declared ourselves on strike from ever repaying our student loan balance, and demanded the full cancellation of student loan debt within President Biden’s first 100 days in office.

Joining the Debt Collective allowed me to finally politicize my experience. More importantly, it showed me that I was not alone: All student loan debt is the result of the systemic failures in this country. And the policy decisions and economic arrangements that created this system, which has buried generations under mountains of un-repayable student loan debt, comprise a catastrophic societal failure that can and must be rectified.

Growing up, I was told that achieving the American Dream would require going to college so I could secure a career. Home ownership, one of the most important ways that families build intergenerational wealth, is comically beyond reach. In my hometown of Carson, California, the median home price has increased over the past year by 19.7% to over $700,000.

Racist banking practices have also made the prospect of home ownership increasingly infeasible for Black borrowers. Wells Fargo has faced renewed public scrutiny in recent weeks, following a bombshell Bloomberg report that found the bank had denied home loans to 53% of its Black applicants in 2020, at the height of the pandemic-induced crisis and the ensuing economic hardship. The highest-earning Black families, or those earning over $168,000 a year, were approved for home loans at a rate nearly identical to the lowest-earning white families, or those earning less than $63,000 a year. The blatant discrimation was infuriating, yet hardly surprising.

For my generation, the American Dream feels like just that, a dream—it is never going to become reality. With my student loan debt, owning a house of my own is a hopeless fantasy.

The same goes for most millennials. According to one recent survey, student loan debt has kept some 35% of millennial borrowers from buying a home—nearly double the amount of baby boomers. It is especially hopeless for those of us from poor and working-class communities. Student loan debt decimates our credit-worthiness, barring many from ever owning a home.

For millions of us, wage discrimination makes the dream even more illusory. Although Black women make up a substantial share of the workforce, they earn just 63% of what white men are paid. Overall, women across nearly all races and ethnicities experience higher rates of poverty than men, a disparity due largely to single motherhood and the gender pay gap. But Black women are disproportionately represented among all women living in poverty: In the US, they constitute 22.3% of women living in poverty, but only 12.8% of the population.

As women aim to “pull themselves” and their families out of poverty, low and stagnant wages fail to allow them to make a living. Debt piles up. Women graduate college owing, on average, about $22,000—for men, it’s $18,880. Black women graduate college owing nearly twice the debt of men, an average of $37,558. Thanks to astounding interest rates, these balances grow over time.

Without assertive action from the Biden administration, many families will be unable to free themselves from the shackles of debt. Between 1989 and 2019, the national household net worth for white families grew from $462,000 to a whopping $953,000; meanwhile, the national household net worth for Black families only moved slightly, from $82,000 to $141,000.

Evidence shows that the racial wealth gap is growing wider, decade after decade. Student loan debt will exacerbate this as the indebtedness of Black families continues to grow. While white families can and tend to pass on their wealth and net worth to succeeding generations, Black families pass on debt and use their resources to support family members who also lack wealth and net worth. On average and in the aggregate, wealth compounds with each generation for white families, while indebtedness compounds with each generation for Black families. We are fighting now for the survival of our children and their children.

As I came to be more involved with the Debt Collective, I watched Black women suffer under their growing loan balances, even as they continued to show up for their families, communities, and this nation. But I also realized that, together, we had power beyond anything I could have imagined.

Black women have been outspoken about the perverse systems barring us from any form of upward mobility. We are doing everything “right” to ensure our future generations aren’t forced into the same dire situations: going to college, graduating, pursuing well-paying careers, attempting to purchase homes and build savings and resources so we can pass them on to future generations. But we cannot dismantle entire systems without the help of those who most benefit from our marginalization.

Specifically, this means white men, the most privileged demographic in this country—they must use their power, wealth, and social capital, to repair the harm endured by people who are categorically oppressed by the very system that empowers them. The longer Joe Biden fails to act, the longer he perpetuates the violence of a white supremacist system that further traps us in debt.

By canceling student loan debt, Joe Biden could create jobs, stimulate the economy, and narrow the racial wealth gap. Doing so would keep trillions of dollars in the hands of people and communities. Families would have less debt and more money to spend, providing immediate and direct economic stimulus to those impacted most by the pandemic: Black families and other families of color. Debt cancellation would provide Black families, especially millennial-parent households, a chance at home ownership, immediately increasing the possibility of building up one’s net worth and having intergenerational wealth to pass on. It’s that simple.

As countless pundits have noted, Black women voters saved the country from a second Trump term, all without adequate recognition or compensation. Empty praise and calls to “thank Black women” are not enough. We need material redistribution and economic transformation. We are owed nothing less.

We have paid enough—and I say no more. I am not asking for “debt forgiveness.” I am demanding justice.

August 25, 2022. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , . Dumbing down, Economics, Education, Social justice warriors. 1 comment.

Rookie cop dead after being shot by lifelong criminal

https://thepostmillennial.com/rookie-cop-dead-after-being-shot-by-lifelong-criminal-police

Rookie cop dead after being shot by lifelong criminal

24-year-old police officer and US Army veteran Noah Shahnavaz was shot and killed by a man who shot at cops in the past and whose criminal record dates back to 1998.

August 1, 2022

By Joshua Young

24-year-old police officer and US Army veteran Noah Shahnavaz was shot and killed during a routine traffic stop early Sunday morning in Madison County, Indiana by a lifelong violent criminal.

Fox News Reports that around 2 am Shahnavaz stopped suspect Carl Roy Webb Boards II, who got out of his 2012 Buick LaCrosse, opened fire on the officer, and then fled the scene.

Shahnavaz, who was struck at least once by the gunfire, was rushed to an Indianapolis-area hospital where he later died.

42-year-old Carl Roy Webb Boards II was tracked down by Hamilton County Sheriff’s deputies around 2:30 am. They used a tire deflation device and performed two pursuit intervention techniques to send Boards’ Buick into the median. Boards was arrested and is being held without bond.

Shahnavaz had been a member of the Elwood Police Department for 11 months and leaves behind a mother, father, and siblings. Elwood Mayor Todd Jones said at a press conference, “Noah proudly wore the Elwood Police Department uniform, serving the citizens of Elwood, he was part of our city family. A senseless act of violence robbed this man of the life and career that he had ahead of him.”

Local Fox News reports that Boards will be charged for murder, resisting arrest, and possession of a firearm by a violent felon. Madison County chief deputy prosecutor Andrew Hannah said two enhancement charges will be attached for his use of a firearm and being a habitual offender.

Carl Roy Webb Boards II’s criminal record started in 1998, when he was convicted of battery. In 2001 he was convicted of unlawful possession of a firearm by a serious felon and possession of cocaine and narcotic drugs. In 2006 he got into a police chase and was charged with attempted murder and related charges for firing at the cops. In that instance he was subdued by taser and had multiple weapons in his possession including an AK-47.

For the police chase he was convicted of all the charges except attempted murder and was released from prison in 2019. Three years after being released from prison for firing his gun at police officers he has been charged with shooting and killing another police officer.

Indiana State Police Superintendent Doug Carter said of the incident, “When’s it going to stop? I wish I had the answer. This young man served this country for five years and chose to come back and serve a local community.”

August 23, 2022. Tags: , . Social justice warriors, Violent crime. Leave a comment.

Man on ‘triple probation’ convicted of armed robbery in Dayton

https://www.yahoo.com/news/man-triple-probation-convicted-armed-035900369.html

Man on ‘triple probation’ convicted of armed robbery in Dayton

By Jen Balduf

August 4, 2022

A jury found a Dayton man guilty Wednesday in a gunpoint robbery in February at a carryout.

Timothy C. Lewis, 38, was “on triple probation” in three criminal cases at the time of the Feb. 15 robbery at the Delphos Carryout, 2903 W. Third St., according to the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office.

He will be sentenced Aug. 15 following his conviction for two counts of aggravated robbery and one counts of grand theft — motor vehicle.

Lewis was inside the victim’s vehicle when Dayton police found it following the robbery. Lewis had the victim’s wallet when he was arrested, the prosecutor’s office said.

At the time of the armed robbery, Lewis was on probation in three other criminal cases. He was convicted of possession of heroin in June 2018 and was given probation. He was then convicted of aggravated possession of drugs in April 2019 and was granted Intervention in Lieu of Conviction (ILC). In September 2020 he was convicted of aggravated robbery. His ILC was revoked and he was placed on probation for all three cases.

After the jury’s verdict was announced in the latest case, a motion was made to revoke the defendant’s bond, but it was denied by the court, the prosecutor’s office stated.

August 23, 2022. Tags: , , . Social justice warriors, Violent crime. 1 comment.

Liberals Ana Kasparian and Cenk Uygur of the Young Turks: Man Previously Arrested 41 TIMES Assaults Innocent Worker

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7FOqmrY0wpo

August 22, 2022. Tags: , , , , . Social justice warriors, Violent crime. Leave a comment.

Pierce County Superior Court Judge Philip Thornton released a violent serial criminal, and asked him not to commit any more crimes. Anyone who’s not an idiot can guess what happened next.

By Daniel Alman (aka Dan from Squirrel Hill)

August 21, 2022

Seattle is in King County, Washington. Pierce County is part of the Seattle metropolitan area.

The Seattle metropolitan area is pro-crime.

Aaron Fulk is a 48-year-old violent serial criminal who lives in the Seattle metropolitan area.

Fulk was recently arrested for threatening a security guard who was working at a transit stop. Pierce County Superior Court Judge Philip Thornton released Fulk without bail, and asked him not to commit any more crimes.

Eight days later, Fulk used a metal pole to fatally beat a 66-year-old disabled many to death.

Settle’s city council had recently voted to defund the police.

The Seattle metropolitan area is pro-crime.

You can read about it here and here.

August 21, 2022. Tags: , , , , , , , . Defund the Police, Social justice warriors, Violent crime. 2 comments.

New Orleans is pro-crime. They gave zero jail time to a repeat armed carjacker.

https://www.fox8live.com/2022/08/19/crime-victims-upset-after-mayor-cantrell-attends-court-support-juvenile-perpetrator

Crime victims upset after Mayor Cantrell attends court in support of juvenile perpetrator

By Natasha Robin

August 19, 2022

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) – Crime victims say they felt victimized all over again when Mayor Latoya Cantrell showed up in court to support a juvenile perpetrator during sentencing.

“I was in shock. She wasn’t there for us. She was there for the assailant and his mother. It felt like she supported the crime,” says the victim.

“Your own Mayor isn’t supporting you,” says another victim.

Both women became victims of the same 13-year-old last September in separate incidents. They say he was one of three young gunmen who threatened and robbed them.

“I opened the door, and there is a kid in my face yelling at me to get out of the car and leave my keys or else he is going to shoot me,” says the victim.

“He had a gun, and he was like, I have a weapon. Give me everything you have,” says a victim.

Both women gave up their cars and belongings, and both say their lives were changed forever.

“I live in fear, and that’s not a good peaceful way to live,” says a victim.

“I don’t even feel safe. I’m always looking and praying that there’s not somebody out to get me again,” says a victim.

Putting their fears aside, both women and even a third victim testified in court against the juvenile, and Judge Renord Darensburg found him guilty.

Thursday, Judge Darensburg sentenced him, and the victims say they were taken aback when Mayor Cantrell walked into the courtroom.

“Someone approached us, and says, I’m going to warn you, the Mayor is here and she’s sitting on the other side,” says the victim.

“It’s like your city obviously doesn’t care and like the city is on the side of the attacker,” says a victim.

The victims are filled with emotions.

The Judge told FOX 8, the public defender introduced the Mayor as a character witness for the 13-year-old. While she didn’t speak, the victims say the Mayor sat next to the young attacker’s mother as they read their impact statements to the court.

“I couldn’t believe it. Three women were shedding tears and holding each other and comforting each other and she’s sitting next to this mom. I’m looking at the situation, and I’m confused. Did I do something wrong here? Was I at fault for something? That’s what I felt,” says the victim.

The Judge sentenced the 13-year-old to 3 years suspended sentence, meaning no jail time. The Judge told FOX 8, “Outside influences do not impact my decisions. My decision was based on the best interest of the juvenile and the community as this youth participated in 8 months of programming and remains compliant.”

“There has to be some sort of consequence for an action that has traumatized and terrorized three innocent women and complicated our lives,” says a victim.

While the victims aren’t happy with the sentence, they say the Mayor’s support for the young criminal made them feel victimized all over again.

District Attorney Jason Williams released a statement saying:

“As I’ve said repeatedly since taking office in January 2021, the violent offenders wreaking havoc in our neighborhoods must be held accountable, and we are practicing what we preach at the DA’s Office. In this case, our prosecutors fought and argued for the judge to impose the maximum possible sentence. It was abundantly clear based on the facts, evidence, and circumstances that serious jail time was required to ensure accountability and public safety. We are extremely disappointed in the sentence that was ultimately handed down. Our office is deeply committed to securing justice for victims and survivors, but – especially as it pertains to juvenile offenders and our young people in New Orleans more broadly – it will take all of us to turn the tide. Nobody at the DA’s Office, myself included, was given advance notice of the Mayor’s presence or can provide any context for her participation at yesterday’s hearing.”

August 20, 2022. Tags: , , . Social justice warriors, Violent crime. Leave a comment.

Lauren Chen: The Left Hates Asians (The Affirmative Action Debate)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkRB-X0vWlU

August 20, 2022. Tags: , , , , , , , . Dumbing down, Education, Racism, Social justice warriors, Violent crime. Leave a comment.

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