AG Garland Weaponizes FBI Against Parents Protesting Critical Race Theory, Mask Mandates
Garland mentions threats, but does not mention anything specific in the press release.
AG Garland has told the FBI and US Attorneys’ Offices to meet and “strategize” on ways to deal with parents who have the nerve to protest critical race theory. Actually, they want to figure out how to deal with parents who have the nerve to be involved in their child’s education.
How dare they!
The DOJ said: “Citing an increase in harassment, intimidation and threats of violence against school board members, teachers and workers in our nation’s public schools, today Attorney General Merrick B. Garland directed the FBI and U.S. Attorneys’ Offices to meet in the next 30 days with federal, state, Tribal, territorial and local law enforcement leaders to discuss strategies for addressing this disturbing trend. These sessions will open dedicated lines of communication for threat reporting, assessment and response by law enforcement.”
The “task force” includes everything except the kitchen sink:
- Criminal Division
- National Security Division
- Civil Rights Division
- Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys
- Community Relations service
- Office of Justice Programs
The federal government is involving the Criminal Division and National Security Division to handle those pesky parents.
BREAKING: Attorney General Merrick Garland has instructed the FBI to mobilize against parents who oppose critical race theory in public schools, citing "threats."
The letter follows the National School Board Association's request to classify protests as "domestic terrorism." pic.twitter.com/NhPU03YOYq
— Christopher F. Rufo ⚔️ (@realchrisrufo) October 4, 2021
Neither the Attorney General's memo nor the full Justice Department press release cites any significant, credible threat.
This is a blatant suppression tactic, designed to dissuade citizens from participating in the democratic process at school boards.https://t.co/LItu8I1I0z
— Christopher F. Rufo ⚔️ (@realchrisrufo) October 4, 2021
The press release and Garland’s memo do not mention a single specific threat. They also did not give examples of harassment or intimidation.
Last Friday, Jeff Reynolds wrote about the National School Boards Association (NSBA) asking for federal intervention because of the protests against critical race theory. They cried about the “immediate threat” posed by so many parents showing up at school board meetings.
The association described the protests as a “form of domestic terrorism and hate crimes.”
Jeff is 100% correct in his closing paragraph:
The school board and superintendent organizations calling for federal law enforcement appear to be preemptively playing victim here instead of responding to a legitimate threat. Of course, this follows with the Biden administration’s focus on white supremacists as the single greatest terrorist threat the United States faces today. An overblown fear of domestic terrorists makes for a great diversion from the parents across the nation with legitimate questions about what their kids learn at these schools. The NSBA seems to have forgotten that, as elected officials, school board members are not supposed to be the bosses–the parents are.
Rowdy parents. Garland is weaponizing the FBI against “rowdy parents” without providing any proof. Arguments about their child’s education are harassment and intimidation? Are there any legit threats?
Even if your child doesn’t go to public schools or you don’t have children you must get involved with the local school district. Do not forget your tax money pays for these schools. You have every right to be involved.
Unless you dissent. Didn’t a patron saint of the left once say dissent is the ultimate form of patriotism?
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This guy is a dud.
He’s much worse than a “dud.” If Biden’s supporters accost the AZ Senator that opposes his zillion-dollar spending proposal, then he dismisses it as “part of the process.” But if parents strenuously express to school boards their opposition to CRT, then it’s domestic terrorism worthy of the DOJ’s scrutiny.
Maybe some of those racist-parents can be thrown in the slammer to rot with the Jan 6 terrorists. That’ll show ’em!
No. What he is, is a very dangerous man.
Indeed. Our Constitution leaves education to the states and local law enforcement should take care of any violence. This seems to be simply unconstitutional intimidation by the AG.
Greasy, self-serving, slavishly following the Dhimmi-crat Party line and corrupt to the core. Serving his Party’s totalitarian, dissent-stifling ideology; not the rule of law, or, the taxpayers who pay his salary.
This proves we did dodge a bullet when this A-hole was passed over, for the Supreme Court. He has now made a full frontal assault on our Civil Rights!
I know the Government is all-powerful, but this bunch of miscreants are merely months away from a blow-back the likes of which they’ve NEVER seen.
Last week,, they claimed that there were actual acts of violence. Now they have retreated to “threats.” But they have not cited any actual threats at all.
Why quibble over such trivial conceits as “facts?” When you’re a Dhimmi-crat, you have that luxury.
“Threats against public servants are not only illegal…” but apparently threats of civil or criminal action against citizens like Nicole Solis by public servants are okay, right?
I don’t think anyone is complaining about “children receive[ing] a proper education in a safe environment” but they do object the political and social indoctrination the kids get at the direction of the school boards. They also object to school boards mandating slapping a face mask on the kids’ faces that become biology experiment petri dishes after pointless hours of wear.
No one condones threats of violence, but how many times have we heard these whiners complain about “death threats” or other alleged threats but never heard of any arrests, prosecutions, or convictions arising from them? Were there really threats, intimidation or harassment, or are those claims merely attempts to silence and chill valid criticisms?
What moron would send their child to a public school?
Depends on where ya are.
Ones who can’t afford private schools.
Ones where both. Parents work do can’t hone school.
It’s kinda hard to pay high property taxes for schools AND tuition for a private school.
A voucher system to offset this disparity for middle and lower income people is desperately needed.
Parents should petition their legislatures for vouchers. If parents can leave the system AND take their tax dollars with them, that will get the attention of the unions and their subservient school boards to pay attention to the needs of the community. Right now they are a monopoly and tell parents of lessor means, the vast majority of us, to pound sand.
A voucher system administered by government will be saddled with rules and “guidelines “ that makes the vouchers worthless.
people make a lot of wrong life choices. It starts with no paying attention in school, With not sacrificing immediate gratification to achieve a better future, With not starting a family too early. With carrying an obscene mortgage.
Good citizens are made by good parents.
The Dems are trying to Federalize ALL education in the USA. If they succeed, private schools will be forced to teach the same PROPAGANDA that has been foist upon Public Schools.
If we do nothing else, Republicans/Conservatives, et al, must shut down the Federal Department of Education. It is an insane system; the overhead is greater than the actual classroom costs. There is Overhead at each stage:
County Oversight, (School Boards and a complete office staff), District Oversight (School Boards, and office staff), State Oversight, (a huge Bureaucracy of staff made up of every type of worker you can imagine) which distributes the taxes first collected by the Counties sent to the States, who send them off to Washington DC (by far the largest gaggle of Political Hacks who put the Officious in Public Officials) and it is those despicable hacks who believe they are the TOP OF THE HEAP, who then return some of what hasn’t been skimmed off of the top to the States, where it is then returned to the locals to “run” their schools.
Every parent across the nation should call their Congresscritters and Senators and demand the AG stand down.
Or, both the AG and the DEd are going to see a MASSIVE EXODUS of students away from the public schools. No student in classroom seat = no Federal money.
First, vaccine mandates for CA students, and now this.
No parent should tolerate the way the government is treating us, as if we were The Enemy. The government should serve The People, not threaten The People. What next? The FBI brutalizing parents the way Australians are being brutalized lately? Who do they think they are? The KGB?
“to discuss strategies for addressing this disturbing trend”
In an earlier time “this disturbing trend” would have been called self-government.
That’s like saying: “I had to hire a babysitter and all I could afford was the child abusing pedophile
Education is a federal requirement of parents. Now they’re putting in required brainwashing curriculum and taking away alternatives.
This is about showing up in person en masse. What are they going to do? Arrest us all? Get us all fired? Shoot us? This is beyond threatening those of us who refuse to get jabbed. This is about everyone who refuses to exercise their constitutional rights. We need to find out how far they plan to go with this by showing up and forcing their hand. If we really are at that moment where they are going to resort to large scale violence against the majority of Americans, better we find out now than later.
CANCEL CULTURE ON STERIODS
They will likely pick a few dozen to make an example of and to chill the expression of views by parents. This is “cancel culture” on steroids
Where in the bloody hell is the Republican Leadership?? They should be taking every issue, and illegal/punitive act committed by this Administration, to the Supreme Court for an expedited review. And demand compliance.
Hey….Mitch McConnell that is YOUR job, buddy! So, get off your arse and do do it!
The Republican Party does useless. Get used to it.
“No student in classroom seat”
The key to fixing the problem.
Nationalizing local school boards? If this is allowed to stand, even the fiction of the US being a free country is done.
Terrorists always enforce their orthodoxy.
Cocaine Mitch saved us from this cretin sitting on the high court.
And then he, along with his posse of RINOs, literally couldn’t wait to vote him in as AG.
Hell of a ‘victory’ there.
But, just you wait. When the Republicans take back the congress and senate next year they will…
. . . as usual.
But he supported him for AG.
I am old enough to remember when nearly two dozen Republican Senators voted to confirm Garland as AG.
Just like their BFFs in the Communist Party, the Franz von Papen Republicans want you dead or enslaved. Believe it.
This is the piece of shit that the Democrats and RINO media tried to pass off as a ‘moderate’.
THERE ARE NO MODERATE DEMOCRATS.
There are no moderate Republicans either.
Plenty of gutless ones.
That is because if they take back the Senate next year they will do………………………………………NOTHING.
Even if some guy were to beat the snot out of a school board member, how is that the DoJ’s business? Shouldn’t that be state business?
Of course. The nexus to a Federal statute is so remote as to be laughable…a mere 10 years ago. But as we drift ever closer to a police state, things are getting strange.
Terrorism, like hate speech, insurrection, interstate commerce, and aggravated mopery, are all-purpose excuses to federalize anything from cop-shooters to dog-license deniers.
Aggravated mopery is the worst. It’s right up there next to ass-hattery.
I remember an old one.
“Why are you arresting me?”
Garland is not just a disappointment, he is a disgrace. I simply cannot believe this political hack, this petty vindictive tool, was nominated to SCOTUS. An absolute disgrace to the entire law enforcement profession…which I was in for near 10 years.
Remember how he was so moderate that it was irresponsible to deny him his confirmation vote?
There are already rumblings of some other Websites. The comments run along the lines “another commie Jew”. Just what we need.
“THERE ARE NO MODERATE DEMOCRATS.
When Luke Skywalker told the wise old Yoda he would try, the Yoda replied, “There is no try. There is only do and do not.”
There is no middle. There is only right and left..
Well, there really are. If it weren’t for moderate Democrats like Manchin and Sinema, we would be living in Bernie’s fantasy Soviet Union commie hell. I’m not sure they’ll hold the line, but yes, there are moderate Democrats. We know them by their radical leftist enemies.
Black and white is a comforting way to look at the world, but it’s not at all realistic. There is lots of grey in the world, and right now, our and America’s best hope is the moderate Democrat “greys” (formally blue dogs) hold the line.
Rumor has it they both also have the support of a couple/few other Senators with a D after their name who do not want to go on record.
Don’t know if it’s true but considering that what Comrade Biden and his band of American Bolsheviks are trying to do is so radical it wouldn’t surprise me if there are two or three others who do not want to vote for it but are too cowardly to buck their party.
I’ve seen that, too, JHogan. There are more Dem sens who don’t support this absolute economic and cultural suicide, but they don’t have to stand up (yet) because Manchin and Sinema are in safe seats and can take the heat, while actually gaining in the polls (which is happening).
I don’t think of the others as cowardly, though, just cautious. Why stick their necks out when Sinema and Manchin are? In the Senate, Democrats can’t afford to lose one vote, but they will lose two in Sinema and Manchin, that’s more than enough to save our country. Maybe if they had to step up, they would, but since they don’t, it’s hard to call them cowards. They are there, though. Just look at the map.
Nope. They are cowards. They are too scared that they will lose their cushy jobs in the Senate if they oppose this nonsense. They are scared that if they stand up to their principles people might not like them. They are cowards and too scared to stand up to the current ruling democrats in the party. If more Senators with a “D” after their name than Manchin and Sinema stand up and say, “Hell, NO!” to the liberal insanity then perhaps, just perhaps, the ruling party will get it through their damn heads that this lunatic nonsense isn’t going to play with the party.
But no, they keep quiet. They don’t rock the boat. They say nothing. And they do as they’re told. Because that’s the safe way to do it.
But in the end nobody promised them an easy job when they were elected. Nobody promised them a safe job when they were elected. So now they need to get their heads out of their asses and do the job they were elected to do.
Cowards. Cowards all of them. And that’s the truth.
(And I apologize in advance for my intemperate post. But I’m just so tired of the whole, “Manchin and Sinema are “safe” so all the others don’t have to declare their opposition to this lunacy.” narrative.)
Guess I will be the one to say it…
“I don’t think of the others as cowardly, though, just cautious. Why stick their necks out when Sinema and Manchin are?”
Because they were elected to make the United States of America a better place, not protect their own asses? Screw their jobs. They know this is lunacy.
If you read through the entire thread above, do you notice not even we on the right hand side remember that? We discuss the politics, or the legal angles, or how terrible the American Pravda is. But we don’t just say the truth. Spending obscene amounts of non-money while our country is 30 trillion dollars in debt to our enemies is simply insane.
There is nothing to discuss about this. Our elected representatives should be 100-0 against this.
To me it is black and white. $0.00 is the correct amount. Manchin and Sinema are going to cave for a lesser amount of money which we still do not have, and call it a win.
Manchin recently hinted at being buyable, we’ll find out. Sinema is doing well so far. I don’t like relying on that, how do I know they won’t fold? Only two votes, and on the other hand, there are Republicans that I am not too comfortable relying on. In other words, if others think the way I do, the country is being scared to death.
What if, hypothetically, Schumer (also a safe seat) were to buck the trend. I know he won’t, he probably doesn’t want to, but what if he did? There are many who are also in safe seats.
Sorry Fuzz, if there are only two “moderates” out of fifty, then the evidence is very much in UserP’s favor. The Dem world is much more black and white than it is grey. I’m with UserP on this one.
Two does not = zero. It is not imaginary (D)s who are holding up horrible legislation. Real Democrats are preventing it from passing.
The only reason Manchin and Sinema have any clout is because the Republicans are withholding the votes of their own squishes for political reasons. Believe me, most of the Republican senators will vote for some version of these bills and it will just as bad. I don’t believe that there are more than one or two Republicans who are not collaborators on this Marxist takeover attempt.
Joe Manchin is a politician, and like any politician, he says what he has to say, votes how he has to vote to remain in power.
And right now that means defeating the Bernie socialist boondoggle. I have no problem with that.
Yeah, but fuzzy thinking is so widespread half of the people in the world believe Bernie is a moderate.
The Overton Window is a thing which exists.
Well, yeah because politicians and silly putty are synonymous.
Corollary: there are no brave Republicans.
Only brave talking ones.
How many actual Democrats are left? Today the party is a tent for all the misfits, Marxists, socialists, sexual deviants, different varieties of racists, etc.
We have to stop this… yesterday
Commies doing what commies do.
Suppressing any and all dissent. Doing whatever it takes.
First step is labelling dissenters an enemy of the state — in this case ‘domestic terrorists’. Put the fear of the power of the state into the peasants and intimidate them.
Will this work in America? Are we now the Soviet States of Amerika?
If f’ng with people’s kids doesn’t cause a major push back against the Marxists nothing will. That’s why Lavrenty Garland is trying to put the uppity peasants in their place now rather than later. By threatening them with a stay in his his DC Gulag. Where the J6 political prisoners are currently being mistreated and held without bail. With uncertain court dates some time in 2022.
He is likely abusing AG guidelines, but when he crosses the line, in using the processes of a court to pursue this ulterior political motive, he is misusing Federal Courts. The AG guideline ensure he doesn’t overstep this bound, for example ensuring probable cause exists in these investigations. But, it looks like he is ignoring it. Once he uses this ulterior motive to act under the official seal of a Federal Court, then the Office of the Inspector General of the DOJ is obligated to investigate it and possibly bring charges against him.
I am sure that will pan out.
In the end?
I remember the good old days of the Trump Administration when moderate Republicans stated the Attorney General Office has always been apolitical.
Our dear leader just declared verbal harassment and stalking of politicians “just part of the process” so the CRT protesters will be OK.
Surprised he hasn’t established a FISA type court so he can get warrants to spy on those radical parents
This a dire warning to all parents who are lurking in the shadows. Right now, they are fighting brave parents with names. What they are afraid of is proverbial “torches and pitchforks” masses who are organizing. I expect maybe a few tactical arrests of named people. But if we swarm and push this (as we must), this will soon be about “statistics”. As Stalin famously said: “The death of one man is a tragedy. The death of a millions is a statistic.” They are overplaying their hand out of panic.
These are not the words and threats of people who are confident. They are afraid of us. We need to force the issue. If they start shooting us, it will be all over for them. We can already see what is happening in Australia and France as they overplay their hands. Let’s fight to keep the free world free. If we fail, the fight to get it back will be much bloodier and we may never get that chance again.
Who says that he hasn’t? Who would tell you if he did?
And yet we have law after law broken by miscreants in the CDC and FDA. Tests aren’t done. Tests weren’t published. No safety committee was established. It goes on. Thousands of people are dying, because all the safeguards have be discarded. The AG is supposed to come to the rescue, but instead he spends his time on CRT.
Haven’t looked into it, but this has the aroma of prior restraint of protected expression by chilling parents’ right to participate in public debate in fear of consequences.
and who is gonna put a stop to any of that?
Like the Soviets did to the Zeks, it’s possibility future crimes they will be charged with.
Old tired and stupid is not a good look. Glad the country dodged a bullet with this codger as a candidate for the Supreme Court. But he’s back as AG–fortunateliy it’s not a lifetime appointment.
The NSBA letter to the DOJ struck me as contrived from the git-go.
IF the NSBA is subject to FOIA, I hope Legal Insurrection Foundation will force NSBA to disclose what communications it had with the Biden administration about this prior to sending the letter to DOJ.
Seriously, I can’t be the only one who thinks this whole thing seems like theater to advance Biden’s goal of reclassifying dissent as domestic terrorism.
Stopping the process of Obama’s SCOTUS nomination of Garland is probably the best thing that McConnell has ever done. This guy is a political hack and has no business being in law enforcement or the legal system (except maybe to be behind the bars).
Know this going nowhere – but when Jews – moderate or otherwise get any sort real power Joe Blow is off to the re-Ed camps and stubborn Joes to the gulag. Believe couple of Bernie boys also indicated such when pops was running for prez.
That’s a bold thing to say on a blog owned by a Jew! Wanna rethink it, maybe?
The one tribe of Israel.
The People of Jew (POJ), a color bloc, a racist designation.
Diversity [dogma] that denies individual dignity, conscience, and agency.
While bias is intrinsic, prejudice is progressive.
Not just any Jew, but an American Jew: pro-Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness, under a Constitutional framework of reconciliation that is famous for deference to the individual and limiting the authority of government.
It’s going nowhere because you’re an anti-Semitic jerk. Go away, troll, and find some other way to earn a few pennies from your masters.
I do believe this dog needs its anal glands expressed.
After 50 years of law enforcement service, its interesting, but purely predictable, that he is requesting the assistance of local law enforcement. I’m eagerly awating to attend that meeting and identify the criminality and terrorist activities of the FBI and DOJ and to tell them to stay the hell out our jurisdiction.
Indeed, it’ll be interesting to hear how local county sheriffs, who depend on these parents for their own elections, will cooperate with ‘Worshington’…
criminality and terrorist activities of the FBI and DOJ
They will be reclassifying the owners of this website as domestic terrorists since the use the word ‘insurrection’ in the title.
Get on the list because you exercise your right, and duty actually, to speak up against hate. Which is what fuels CRT.
How are such protests before local school boards any business of the Feds? Our Constitution leaves education to the states and local law enforcement should take care of any violence. Is this a constitutional republic or what?
Garland’s mobilization of these Federal agencies with NO EVIDENCE OF HARM is one excellent reason for his immediate impeachment. He thinks he’s Walter Ulbricht calling out STASI.
Or that he’s in a grade-B western, rustling up a lynch mob.
At any rate, this AG has got to go.
This is what fascism looks like, but everyone thank George W Bush wasn’t his expansion of the national security state to the point where the AG could turn it Stasi as easily as Merick Garland has….
Question to Republicans old enough to have voted GWB in primary in 2000
What exactly was going through your head when you gave the nomination and presidency to the war pig who expanded the national security state to the point where it is able to act as it does today?
Bush ended Iraq War 1.0 that started with Bush I and persisted under Clinton. Obama started Iraq War 2.0 that progressed as a world war from Tripoli to Kiev.
That said, everything is potentially dual-use. The security state progressed through serial violation of protocols in darkness. A double-edged scalpel.
But the national security state is a single edged sword that just attacks Republicans or conservative aligned independents (i.e. this story).
Every foiled terror plot since 9-11 (i.e. Time Square) has been foiled without any federal involvement while the FBI has actually been involved in at least one of terror attack (Pulse Nightclub) and has repeatedly tried to frame people.
The only difference between now and when Bush made the national security state is it has ditched the Muslim hatred and framing Muslims for conservative hatred and framing Republicans.
By the way anyone else feel we should disband and blacklist current government institutions and rebuild them with honest people? I would be fine with a thousand fewer marijuana busts per year but a clean DOJ.
When leftists classify everything said in opposition to CRT as violence and terrorism,, what they are actually doing is asking for terrorism amd violence. They will not stop until they provoke another civil war. That is what they want.
Critical Racists’ Theory presumes diversity [dogma] (i.e. color judgment).
The masks have limited value to control droplet spread when following strict protocol. If they cared, they would offer respirators, protective clothing, and maintenance instruction to people… persons at risk.
The fact that some Republicans voted to confirm this person is a symptom of the disease of David French-ism as Sohrab Ahmari so aptly called this affliction.
Garland tries to hide the evidence of the January 6 “insurrection” and allows his DOJ and FBI to make a mockery of due process. Now he orders the FBI to intimidate and interfere with speech, and not even any speech but political speech that is the most protected. This is ample evidence that he not only does not protect the constitution but actively seeks to destroy the constitutional order.
This latest outrage of “moderate” Garland demonstrates that and why the strategy of David French-ism the effete cruise ship crowdd of Vichy Republicans is a sure road to political destruction. At some point you have to believe the enemy when he demonstrates his will to destroy you over and over and over again and stop your collaboration.
“…the effete cruise ship crowd of Vichy Republicans prescribes is a sure road..…”
The Republican Party was established to stand up to slavery and diversity. However, while there was always a correlation of interests, there was never a consensus on principles. Still, the People, their Posterity, and contemporary conservatives strive.
The Washington Post has a remarkably slanted article on this task force. It is hard to believe they are even talking about the same issue.
Obama sold this mutt as the reasonable moderate when he picked him for the SCOTUS.
Was I wrong not to believe Barack Hussein Obama when he was trying to unite us Rethuglicans to take a bite of this s*** sandwich? Heavens to Betsy!!!
Now, form a mental image of me, clutching pearls.
AG Merrick Garland’s Daughter Married to Co-Founder of Education Company Selling Critical Race Theory Resource Material to School Districts
October 5, 2021 | Sundance | 183 Comments
Well, well, well… This is interesting. U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland recently instructed the FBI to begin investigating parents who confront school board administrators over Critical Race Theory indoctrination material. The U.S. Department of Justice issued a memorandum to the FBI instructing them to initiate investigations of any parent attending a local school board meeting who might be viewed as confrontational, intimidating or harassing.
Attorney General Merrick Garland’s daughter is Rebecca Garland. In 2018 Rebecca Garland married Xan Tanner [LINK]. Mr. Xan Tanner is the current co-founder of a controversial education service company called Panorama Education. [LINK and LINK] Panorama Education is the “social learning” resource material provider to school districts and teachers that teach Critical Race Theory. …