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Posted on 10/18/2011 5:17:35 PM PDT by Beaten Valve
Los Angeles schools Supt. John Deasy condemned the alleged anti-Semitic remarks by a district employee taking part in the Occupy Los Angeles protest and said she would no longer work for the school system.
In a video that gained traction in the conservative blogosphere, Patricia McAllister, a substitute teacher for L.A. Unified, said that Jews run the nation's banking infrastructure and should be forced from the U.S.
"I think that the Zionist Jews who are running these big banks and our Federal Reserve, which is not run by the federal government -- they need to be run out of this country," McAllister said in the video by Reason.tv, a Libertarian-leaning news organization. She said in the video that she was an employee of L.A. Unified, although she was representing herself at the protest.
Deasy, in a statement released Tuesday, acknowledged that McAllister was offering her "private opinions" and said the district recognizes "the law is very protective of the freedom of speech rights of public employees when they are speaking as private citizens during non-working time."
However, Deasy said McAllister, as a day-to-day substitute teacher, was an at-will employee, and as of Tuesday she was no longer employed by the district.
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Is the NEA and ACLU going to bring them to court?
Shes been substituted.
she’s just gonna blame the jooose.
and whats with the “allegedly”, she on video saying those things.
She be working for Soros’ Tides Foundation now, most likely.
She was just on the local 5 PM news live and she said that “the Jews have been run out of 192 countries and now we need to run them out of the US.”
Unfortunately she’ll get unemployment for two years, food stamps, medicare and free HUD housing.
Oh man. Maybe the ron paul kooks around here have led us astray. Maybe the Fed is awesome. If this crazy b**** is agin it, something inside me wants strongly to be fer it.
Yes it’s a central bank, but at least it’s AMERICA’s central bank. They benefit when we benefit. Maybe.
This McAllister woman certainly has a big mouth ...
I don’t think she’ll get unemployment. She’s essentially a freelancer.
Oh, she’s a peach isn’t she?
The Occupy rabble have already contacted her.
"The Rich" is just DemocRAT code for "The Jews".
If this was an “alleged” anti-semitic comment, I’d like to hear a “real” anti-semitic comment. Oh, just listen to a recording from Hitler or Goebbels or Stricher from 1930’s Germany? Good idea. Funny, they sound the same as what this anti-semitic bitch said.
Black antisemitism is as virulent as any white antisemitism but it has long been covered up (otherwise, Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton would have been kicked out of the Democratic Party orbit long ago).
If she was fired with cause, I don’t think she qualifies for unemployment. But who knows what the union will get for her. They will expend honest worker’s dues to defend trash like this.
Book club time. I’ll check out the debate thread, I guess.
====She was just on the local 5 PM news live and she said that the Jews have been run out of 192 countries and now we need to run them out of the US.====
I wonder if she has a final solution in mind.
This is what is teaching our children.
Anti-Semitic Protester at Occupy Wall Street - LA
Freedom of speech... It’s just for people we agree with isn’t it..?
Would we be equally happy if a teacher complains about the hispanic crimewave or muslim terrorism and is fired?
Cases like these cement the school system as an ideological training ground.
Those photos say it all. What else does one need to know?
But when the free speech reveals someone to be evil, or utterly uneducated, or both,,, We cant exactly hire them to teach our young children, can we?
Her “jews as the boogie man of history” theory reveal her as uneducated enough to be teaching. Period.
I agree if she complained about Hispanic gangs, Christians, Muslims or Buddhists and was fired would we be cheering or complaining? This is America and vets have fought to give each of us the right to say what we wish as long as it doesn’t libel others.
It is only a baby step between groups such as omnipotent school systems stealing our right of free speech and having us being totally muzzled. She said her piece and that is our right even though others may not wish to hear it. That’s her right.
That should have read uneducated enough to be removed from teaching,,,
And speech has consequences. If you want society to hire you to teach it’s children, then you shouldn’t reveal yourself as an uneducated nazi.
When i was a kid, i never had a clue as to the politics of my teachers. I was amazed to see them in town sometimes. She was deeply unprofessional, and seems not to be a student of history. She should have been fired.
Black leftists spewing mindless conspiratorial nonsense about Jews is a long-standing tradition.
Did she say it in the classroom? If not then the school district has no business making it their business.
It’s like your liberal employer firing you because you said something off the job that had nothing to do with the firm, but was something that they didn’t like.
I’m very concerned the direction of the USA with these aggressive non-conservative PC police, especially when conservatives now claim they have a right to fire people for speech. Have we the people given up our right to believe and say what we wish off the job? What’s next being fired for stating that illegal immigrants should be sent back to Mexico.
This is totally wrong!
Wow. She could get a job working for Obama and Samantha Power.
Allegedly made anti-semetic remarks? Is there any doubt?
You don’t understand at-will employment.
From condemning 'banksters' to condemning Jewish bankers seemed what "Occupy' was up to...
First of many, I hope.
Thanks Beaten Valve, and thanks superintendent John Deasy. His remarks about private opinions and protecting free speech don’t fly in a school system, any public school system, with its thicket of “zero tolerance” policies.
No offense, but I just don’t believe this. She will still wind up working for them somehow. Or get strings pulled by LAUSD to work in another district.
Good! And she was incorrect besides being wrong. Her kind disproportionately occupy most boards and political positions—not Jewish people.
You dont understand at-will employment.
It treats employees with exactly the opposite philosophy from that which gives incompetent CEOs iron clad employment contracts that reward and protect them even when they totally destroy companies such as Fiorina, Hurd and Apotheker did to HP, and then they walk away with $45 million. It’s one example of how the double standard of crony capitalism works against the most basic concept of accountability in the USA.
ohhhh....if you’re going to be anti-semitic, make sure you have tenure first!
If she had tenure they would be defending her first amendment rights.
“She has been fired as a substitute teacher, and immediately rehired as my assistant superintendant.”
Allegedly???? They have her on video! There’s nothing allegedly about it.
Black antisemitism is a significant factor in the Democrat Party's movement toward an "even handed" policy in the Israel-Arab conflict, as Democrat strategists all too frequently follow the notion that appeasing their anti-Israel black constituency offers more political rewards than risks.
My guess is that there will be litigation supported by the ACLU on Ms. McAllister's behalf against the school district, claiming that the firing violated her First Amendment right to freedom of speech.
Yes, black antisemitism has largely been a taboo subject in leftist circles, especially Jewish Left circles. There was a well-founded reason for this: they want to avoid splintering the Democrat voting coalition. In a strange way it's fortunate when black antisemitism comes to attention like this, because many Jews and well-meaning blacks might be repelled to the point of leaving the sewer of OWS supporters, and might be convinced to say NO to Obama and the Democrats at the polls next November.
Unfortunately Jewish history tells us that whenever mobs of people gather to protest “bankers” they are this || close to turning into an anti-Jewish hate fest. It is just a fact of historic record. Jews with any sense of their history probably cringe at the OWS movement. People like this woman only serve to validate those fears. It brings them out.
This is not to say criticism of banks, banking practices, or the Federal Reserve is anti-Semitic. Criticizing ideas and practices is fine and good. It is better when you have solutions, but criticism is fair. And people are free to hate. But people who willingly, knowingly and deliberately associate themselves with hateful people will come to be known as hateful people themselves.
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