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  • Justin Timberlake calls for removal of Confederate monuments [Who The Hell Is Justin Timberlake?]

    07/07/2020 5:44:02 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 77 replies
    thehill ^ | 07/07/20 | JUSTINE COLEMAN
    Justin Timberlake is calling for the removal of Confederate monuments across the country. The singer, who is from Tennessee, posted his comments on Instagram on Monday along with a video on the subject from the American Civil Liberties Union. “America was built by men who believed in and benefitted from racism. Plain and simple,” Timberlake said in the caption. “...those men who proudly owned and abused Black people are STILL celebrated all over the country.” Timberlake cited a statistic that there are about 1,848 Confederate statues in the country. “More than half are in The South, and it’s not acceptable,”...
  • Des Moines Police Attacked By Protestors

    07/01/2020 6:36:35 PM PDT · by HereInTheHeartland · 82 replies
    Police officers attacked and officers gun was taken away briefly
  • Oregon County Issues Face Mask Order That Exempts Non-White People (Only Whites Have To Wear Masks)

    06/23/2020 3:15:38 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 73 replies
    NY Post ^ | 06/23/20 | Jakie Solo
    Lincoln County, Oregon, has exempted non-white people from a new order requiring that face coverings be worn in public — to prevent racial profiling. Health officials announced last week residents must wear face coverings in public settings where they may come within six feet of another individual who is not from the same household. But people of color do not have to follow the new rule if they have “heightened concerns about racial profiling and harassment” over wearing the masks, officials said. “No person shall intimidate or harass people who do not comply,” health officials said. With mask requirements becoming...
  • Support Flips After Police Added [as "protected class"] To Georgia Hate Crimes Bill

    06/23/2020 8:08:20 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 13 replies
    WABE ^ | June 22, 2020
    Opposition to proposed hate crimes legislation in Georgia is building from lawmakers and civil rights groups previously in favor of it after Republicans in the state Senate added police as a protected class. The ACLU and NAACP, as well as the state House and Senate Democratic caucuses, are among those now standing against the hate crimes measure. The Rev. James Woodall, state president of the Georgia NAACP, said in an interview Monday that the addition of language protecting law enforcement is “toxic and a poison pill.” “We are demanding that the legislature amend this bill to take out the first...
  • Tennessee Legislature Votes To Ban Abortions After A Heartbeat Can Be Detected

    06/19/2020 12:04:46 PM PDT · by kevcol · 2 replies
    Abortions are expected to be prohibited in Tennessee after an unborn baby’s heartbeat can be detected under legislation passed early on Thursday. The bill, which passed the Senate 23-5 on a party line shortly after 12:30 a.m. Friday, according to the Tennessean, bans abortions after an unborn baby’s heartbeat can be detected and prohibits abortions if the doctors know that the mother is seeking an abortion based on sex, race or a diagnosis of Down Syndrome. ... The American Civil Liberties Union has promised to take the law to court. “As promised, we will see them in court,” said executive...
  • Black Lives Matter offshoot embraces anti-Semitism, engages with terrorists

    01/03/2017 5:02:30 AM PST · by SJackson · 17 replies
    Fox ^ | 12-30-16 | Paul Miller
    Over the Christmas weekend, Chicago surpassed the 750-murder mark for 2016. But as blacks lay dying on the streets of Chicago’s South and West Sides, a Black Lives Matter offshoot is more interested in traveling overseas to learn “resistance” from terrorists. The Dream Defenders bills itself as “an uprising of communities in struggle, shifting culture through transformational organizing.” But an investigation conducted by the Haym Salomon Center reveals the group’s embrace of anti-Semitism and collaboration with a State Department-designated terror group. In August, Black Lives Matter singled out Israel for condemnation, declaring it an “apartheid” state engaged in “genocide.” These...
  • ACLU Invites ‘Scrutiny and Judgment’ From UN Body Whose Members Include Egregious Rights Violators

    06/09/2020 1:50:57 PM PDT · by kevcol · 3 replies
    CNS News ^ | June 9, 2020 | Patrick Goodenough
    In an initiative led by the ACLU and backed by hundreds of non-governmental organizations, the families of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Philando Castile, and Michael Brown are calling on the U.N. Human Rights Council (HRC) to convene an emergency session “on the escalating situation of police violence and the repression of protests in the United States.”
  • The ACLU’s New Curfew Position Unmasks Their Hypocrisy

    06/06/2020 10:30:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 6, 2020 | Scott J. Street
    After months of silence, the ACLU has finally taken a stand to protect civil liberties during the COVID-19 pandemic.Their stand, however, is not against the draconian lockdowns of society which have destroyed millions of jobs and ruined millions of lives. No, instead of supporting freedom-loving, law-abiding people who want to work, eat out, travel, and educate their children, the ACLU is standing up for violent rioters and anarchists who want to burn down American cities.Thus, on Wednesday, ACLU senior counsel Ahilan Arulanantham sent a letter to Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger urging her to lift the curfews that county...
  • Reds Exploiting Blacks: The Roots of Black Lives Matter

    06/06/2020 2:24:29 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 32 replies
    accuracy in media (AIM) ^ | January 12, 2016 | James Simpson
    The Black Lives Matter movement (BLM) casts itself as a spontaneous uprising born of inner city frustration, but is, in fact, the latest and most dangerous face of a web of well-funded communist/socialist organizations that have been agitating against America for decades. The Black Lives Matter movement claims that only whites can be racists. And while justifying violence to achieve “social justice,” the movement’s goal is to overthrow our society to replace it with a Marxist one. Many members of the black community would be shocked to learn that the intellectual godfathers of this movement are mostly white Communists, “queers”...
  • ACLU sues Trump administration over controversial clearing [Lafayette Park, DC]

    06/04/2020 9:52:51 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 06.05.2020 | ls/rc (AFP, AP)
    The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit on Thursday against the Trump administration, alleging that White House officials “unlawfully conspired to violate” protesters’ rights when US security forces forcefully cleared Lafayette Park earlier this week. Police fired smoke bombs and pepper balls at peaceful protesters in order to make way for US President Donald Trump’s walk to a photo-op at a historic church. The lawsuit accuses US Attorney General William Barr and other senior officials of wrongful action, describing the dispersal as a “coordinated and unprovoked charge into the crowd of demonstrators.” “The President’s shameless, unconstitutional, unprovoked and frankly...
  • ACLU Abandons Lawsuit Against Pro-Life Texas Towns

    06/02/2020 12:08:28 PM PDT · by JeepersFreepers · 4 replies
    Texas Scorecard ^ | June 1, 2020 | Cary Cheshire
    The ACLU and its Texas chapter have withdrawn their lawsuit against seven Texas towns that had declared themselves sanctuaries for the unborn and adopted ordinances outlawing abortion within their city limits. In February, the ACLU filed suit in East Texas against the cities of Waskom, Naples, Joaquin, Tenaha, Rusk, Gary, and Wells on behalf of two pro-abortion plaintiffs: the Texas Equal Access Fund and the Lilith Fund for Reproductive Equity. Now, three months later, the groups are dropping their suit, and pro-life groups across Texas are claiming it as a victory for the unborn. In a post on their website,...
  • Judge allows 5 Central American asylum seekers to enter US

    05/17/2020 10:52:20 AM PDT · by kevcol · 20 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | May 15, 2020 | ap
    Five Central American asylum seekers ordered to remain in Mexico by federal authorities will be able to reunite with their families in Massachusetts until their immigration cases are decided, a federal judge in Boston ruled Thursday. . . . American authorities have said the “Remain in Mexico” policy has helped significantly reduce illegal border crossings. Civil rights groups complain it violates constitutional rights.
  • What Happens When The Right Starts Acting Like The Left About The Constitution

    05/01/2020 6:32:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 1, 2020 | Nathanial Blake
    Many on the left have accused originalism of being nothing but a cover for conservatives’ preferred policy outcomes, but Vermeule’s proposal illustrates how restrained originalists have been. “The Republic” often alarms first-time readers. Not only is Plato’s dialogic style foreign to us, the character of Socrates makes bizarre and even wicked proposals as he outlines a supposed ideal polity, such as a communism not only of property, but also of wives and children. Many readers, including some philosophers, have taken Plato literally and seriously, and therefore condemned him as a proto-totalitarian. Something similar seems to have happened in response to...
  • ACLU: How to Protest in a Pandemic

    05/01/2020 4:50:39 PM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies
    ACLU ^ | 5/01/20 | Emerson Sykes
    For centuries, Americans have taken to the streets when they’ve had grievances to share. We’ve taken to the streets to make our voices heard, to effect change, and to feel and display the power and solidarity of mass gatherings. But with physical distancing and shelter in place orders prevalent throughout the U.S. and the world, how do we responsibly exercise our First Amendment right to protest, which remains as essential as ever? Undoubtedly, there is a medical imperative to keep ourselves and our neighbors safe, and our hospitals from becoming overwhelmed. At the same time, public debate about urgent political...
  • ACLU Official Calls Biden 'Racist' for Supporting China Travel Ban

    04/20/2020 2:29:17 PM PDT · by Bruiser 10 · 17 replies
    Townhall ^ | 20 April 20 | Cortney O'Brien
    In January, former vice president Joe Biden was right there on the frontlines to call President Trump a racist and a xenophobe for closing off travel to and from China once he learned of the novel coronavirus's origins in Wuhan. A couple months later, and we clearly see how much worse the outbreak in the U.S. could have been had he not given that order. Biden sees it too. That's why he did an about-face and came out in support of Trump's China travel ban a few weeks ago. Then Biden suggested Trump hasn't done enough in holding China accountable....
  • ACLU Sues Virginia to Remove Witness Requirement on Mail-In Absentee Ballots

    04/18/2020 4:44:44 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 26 replies ^ | April 17, 2020 | Susan Jones
    The American Civil Liberties Union is suing the Commonwealth of Virginia over a law that requires someone to sign the envelope of another person's absentee ballot if that ballot is submitted by mail. Under Virginia law, any voter who submits an absentee ballot by mail must open the envelope containing the ballot in front of another person, fill out the ballot, and then have that other person sign the outside of the ballot envelope before it is mailed back. "In the midst of the pandemic and during a stay-at-home mandate, the witness requirement amounts to an unconstitutional burden on the...
  • Cops Bust Christian Service, Criminally Charge Pastor for Having 16 People in 293-Seat Building

    04/11/2020 5:01:10 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 32 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 4/9/20 | Liberty Counsel
    After the service, two police officers entered the church in full mask and gloves and asked to speak with the pastor.CHINCOTEAGUE ISLAND, Virginia, April 9, 2020 (Liberty Counsel) — Police served a summons to the pastor of Lighthouse Fellowship for holding a church service for 16 people spaced far apart in a sanctuary that seats 293. The charge is violating Virginia Governor Northam’s COVID Order 55 with a penalty up to a year in jail and/or a $2,500 fine. Liberty Counsel is representing Pastor Kevin Wilson and Lighthouse Fellowship Church. Last Sunday before the service, a local police officer entered...
  • AG Barr: ‘Draconian’ Coronavirus Restrictions Represent ‘Continuing Encroachment on Personal Liberty

    04/09/2020 10:38:39 AM PDT · by rktman · 38 replies ^ | 4/9/2020 | Penny Starr
    Attorney General William Barr expressed concerns in an interview on Wednesday that “draconian” measures to slow the spread of the coronavirus will come at the cost of freedom for the American people. “I’m very concerned about the slippery slope in terms of continuing encroachments on personal liberty,” Barr said. “I do think during the emergency, appropriate, reasonable steps are fine.” Barr said in the Fox interview that the Justice Department will continue to track any actions that “restrict people’s liberty.” The restrictions have not only limited personal freedom, but have also devastated the American economy, with millions of jobs lost...
  • ACLU calls on Justice Department, Federal Bureau of Prisons to release prisoners vulnerable to coronavirus

    03/18/2020 10:59:37 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03 18 2020 | Justine Coleman
    The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) requested the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) release prisoners who are vulnerable to coronavirus to prevent an outbreak in federal prisons. The letter, addressed to Attorney General Bill Barr and BOP Director Michael Carvajal called on the agencies to “take immediate action to safeguard” the prisoners, specifically those who are elderly or have chronic health conditions. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has designated these demographics as most susceptible to serious illness or death. The union requested the officials “increase the use of compassionate release” to...
  • Opponents Go After ‘Draconian’ Bill Requiring Parental Notification Before Teaching LGBTQ Content in Schools

    02/18/2020 8:23:15 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | February 18, 2020 | Mary Margaret Olohan, Daily Caller News Foundation
    Opponents criticized an Iowa bill that would require schools to notify parents before teaching LGBTQ content to children. Lawmakers introduced the Republican-sponsored House File 2201 in January, a bill that would require schools to annually notify parents about any kind of material that discusses gender or sexual orientation. This would then give parents the opportunity to inspect such material and pull their children out of certain classes. The bill is one of 13 pieces of legislation introduced in the Iowa state Legislature that opponents are calling anti-LGBTQ, CNN reported Friday. Republican Iowa state Rep. Jeff Shipley says that the bill...