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FBI Now Targeting Parents as Terrorists

Posted on | October 6, 2021 | No Comments

The Justice Department has now decided that the real terrorists in America are parents upset about local public school policies:

Attorney General Merrick Garland called on the FBI to “use its authority” against parents who threaten or use violence against public school officials in a Monday memorandum.
Garland said there has been a “disturbing spike in harassment, intimidation, and threats of violence against school administrators, board members, teachers, and staff.” He said he is directing the FBI to work with each U.S. attorney and leaders “in each federal judicial district” to discuss strategy to address threats within 30 days of his statement.
The Department of Justice’s memorandum did not specify what it classifies as a crime and did not immediately respond to the Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for clarification on the matter.
Garland’s statement follows a letter from the National School Board Association (NSBA) that asked the federal government to get involved in the “immediate threat” of violence from parents faced by American public schools and its education officials. The NSBA said the incidents could be “the equivalent to a form of domestic terrorism and hate crimes.”
“It is shameful that activists are weaponizing the US Department of Justice against parents,” Nicole Neily, president of Parents Defending Education told the Daily Caller News Foundation in response to the memorandum. “This is a coordinated attempt to intimidate dissenting voices in the debates surrounding America’s underperforming K-12 education – and it will not succeed. We will not be silenced.”

Right — Antifa and BLM can engage in weeklong sprees of vandalism and looting, burn down police precincts and take over entire city blocks, and that’s just “mostly peaceful protests,” but let a few parents show up at the local school board meeting to complain about COVID-19 policy, transgenderism or Critical Race Theory, and the Justice Department will sic the FBI on them. The DOJ’s priorities are clear: Never mind the tens of thousands of illegal aliens streaming across the unprotected border, we’ve got to crack down on rowdiness at the PTA meeting.

(Hat-tip to Gina Carano on Twitter for the artwork.)




 

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