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Billions Have Been Spent on School Safety. But Is It Working?

This is just sickening. Classroom tourniquets???
Instead of doing the right thing. Banning assault weapons. We spend billions to turn classrooms into a scene from a battlefield??
Now schools can buy 300-pound ballistic whiteboards ($2,900 each); classroom-specific tourniquets; facial-recognition software; high-tech, armored classroom doors (at $4,000 each); guns that fire balls packed with pepper mixtures (which are most commonly used by U.S. troops in combat zones); and even an elaborate door-security and weapons-detection system, which includes a 2,500 pound aluminum-framed vestibule (all for $500,000 per system).
Posted by tulipsandroses | Thu May 26, 2022, 09:35 PM (1 replies)

The murders continue after the shooting stops

Today we heard the devastating news of Irma Garcia’s husband dying of a heart attack. A horrific reminder that the murders continue long after the bullets stop.

Jeremy Richman-died by suicide 7 years after his daughter Amelie was murdered at Sandy Hook.

Austin Eubanks, survived Columbine. Spiraled into addiction within 1 year of surviving that Massacre. He got clean, became a motivational speaker. He died of a heroin overdose in 2019.

Sydney Arielle- survived Parkland. Died by suicide in 2019

Calvin Desir- also survived Parkland. Died by suicide in 2019.

I am sure that there are many more like Mr Garcia,Austin, Sydney, and Calvin.
Deteriorating health, addiction, depression, suicide,PTSD, homelessness, a cycle of violence triggered by the events of the massacre.

It’s all so tragic.
Posted by tulipsandroses | Thu May 26, 2022, 07:58 PM (12 replies)

Why do people vote Republican?

Aside from white supremacists, gun humpers, religious zealots, fetus protectors, greedy businesses owners and corporations. Seriously, are there any sane and logical people that vote Republican?
And why?

They fight against damn near anything that would benefit every day Americans.
They fight affordable healthcare. They fight against having a livable wage, they fight against any talk of student loan relief, I could go on and on.

I’m really befuddled.
What do “sane”Republican voters expect when they keep these people in office?
Posted by tulipsandroses | Wed May 25, 2022, 08:24 PM (30 replies)

Mass murder of children should be politicized.

Democrats should not shy away from that. Step into it. We can only solve this problem with politics. Our elected so called leaders have the power to stop this madness. As Joe Scarborough mentioned this morning, on 9/11 we did not say, now is not the time to talk about it. We immediately wanted to know how do we prevent this from ever happening again.
Politicians can stop children from reading books that “will hurt their feelings”
“ protect girls’ sports from trans athletes,“
but they cannot protect these same children from weapons of mass destruction.
This is politics.
Posted by tulipsandroses | Wed May 25, 2022, 08:25 AM (1 replies)

Supreme Court judge says gay rights case proves vaccine mandate is illegal

Justice Niel Gorsuch wrote in his opinion that people have a similar right to a religious exemption from COVID-19 vaccine mandates as anti-gay bakers do to refuse gay couples.
By Molly Sprayregen Tuesday, December 14

In a dissenting opinion, Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch uses the Court’s decision in favor of an anti-gay baker to support his belief in religious exemptions to vaccine mandates.

In the case of Dr. A v. Hochul yesterday, the Court upheld the state of New York’s mandate that all health care workers be vaccinated against Covid-19, regardless of religious beliefs.

Posted by tulipsandroses | Tue Dec 14, 2021, 11:16 PM (13 replies)

DC AG suing Oathkeepers and Proud Boys

He was just on Rachel. I hope there will be many more lawsuits to bankrupt these bozos and the people who fund them.
Posted by tulipsandroses | Tue Dec 14, 2021, 10:57 PM (4 replies)

Ben Crump To Sue Louisiana Over Claims 'Wealthy White Men' Raped Black Children In The State's Care

Nationally renowned civil rights attorney Ben Crump said he plans to move forward with a lawsuit against Louisiana’s agency overseeing child welfare over years-old allegations that Black children were sexually abused while in the state’s custody. Crump, who represents a woman claiming that she and her sibling were raped by “wealthy white men” when they were underaged, held a press conference to announce the lawsuit on Monday morning in Baton Rouge.

While the contents of the lawsuit were not immediately made available to the media, it is all but guaranteed to take aim at John Mack, an accused child rapist stemming from separate allegations. Crump referenced Mack last week while announcing his intentions to take up the case on behalf of the unidentified alleged victims.

All the details of the lawsuit were not immediately clear, but Mack — who is party of a wealthy, politically dynastic family in Louisiana — has been arrested twice in recent months on charges of child rape not related to Crump’s client. Most recently, a judge last month denied Mack’s bond request for a second time as he remains held in jail on charges of first-degree rape and sexual battery allegedly committed against an underage girl.

Local news outlet the Advocate reported that Mack — who has been under investigation since 2019 but was only arrested this year — is accused of helping to organize “sex parties” with children between the ages of six and 13.

Posted by tulipsandroses | Mon Dec 13, 2021, 08:24 PM (3 replies)

Remember when Sinead O'Connor was canceled for protesting child abuse in the Catholic Church?

America owes her an apology
It would be decades after her protest performance, before Americans would come to grips with the horrors being covered up.

In October 1992, Sinead O'Connor became a polarizing figure when she destroyed a photo of Pope John Paul II on Saturday Night Live, following her stark a cappella performance of Bob Marley's War.

"Fight the real enemy," she spoke into the microphone, throwing the pieces of the photo toward the camera. She had changed Marley's song lyric from "racism" to "child abuse" to protest the abuse of children by the Catholic Church.

As a result, the Irish singer-songwriter was banned from NBC for life and also booed offstage at a Bob Dylan tribute concert a few weeks later.

Posted by tulipsandroses | Mon Dec 13, 2021, 01:53 AM (3 replies)

Legal challenge to GA Voter suppression law allowed to proceed

Please include SPLC, ACLU and NAACP Legal Defense Fund in your donations. Their work will be crucial for the next year and beyond.

Thursday, a federal court denied the three motions to dismiss litigation filed by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) and others challenging 2021 Georgia law S.B. 202.

These motions were filed by the State of Georgia, county defendants, and intervenor defendants (which include the Republican National Committee and other campaign arms of the Republican Party).

The case, Sixth District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, et al. v. Kemp, et al. (in short, AME Church v. Kemp) is now scheduled to proceed.

The SPLC represents clients Georgia Muslim Voter Project, Women Watch Afrika, Latino Community Fund Georgia, and The Arc of the United States. Co-counsel in this litigation include the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc., American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), ACLU of Georgia, and law firms Davis, Wright, Tremaine and WilmerHale.

Posted by tulipsandroses | Sat Dec 11, 2021, 08:27 PM (2 replies)

Insurrectionist had Ruby Freeman's name on an execution list

Rachel just reported that.
Thank you Ms. Freeman for being a true American Hero.
We can all thank her for saving democracy.

Rachel and Chris Hayes really laying out the facts of this conspiracy.
Posted by tulipsandroses | Fri Dec 10, 2021, 10:25 PM (1 replies)
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