Book banning? Parent email prompts Utah district to pull these titles from high school libraries

Removal appears to violate district’s own policies Copies of at least nine book titles have been removed from libraries at four high schools in the Canyons School District — all in response to an email from a parent who expressed concerns about the titles she said she learned about through social media videos. The removalContinue reading “Book banning? Parent email prompts Utah district to pull these titles from high school libraries”

At Least 10 Republicans Who Were At The Jan. 6 Rally Just Got Elected To Office

And even more attendees of the rally that turned into the Capitol riot will likely be on the ballot in 2022. At least 10 Republicans who attended the Jan. 6 rally in Washington, D.C., that turned into a deadly insurrection were elected to office Tuesday. Three were elected to state legislatures, and seven won positions at the local level.Continue reading “At Least 10 Republicans Who Were At The Jan. 6 Rally Just Got Elected To Office”

Oath Keepers in the State House: How a Militia Movement Took Root in the Republican Mainstream

A membership roster for the Oath Keepers, a violent extremist group whose followers have been charged in the Jan. 6 insurrection, includes state lawmakers, congressional candidates, and local government and GOP officials. North Carolina state representative Mike Clampitt swore an oath to uphold the Constitution after his election in 2016 and again in 2020. ButContinue reading “Oath Keepers in the State House: How a Militia Movement Took Root in the Republican Mainstream”

Hacked Records Reveal Hundreds Of Oath Keepers Across New Jersey

Over the last decade, dozens of current and former law enforcement officers, military personnel, and government officials in New Jersey joined a far-right, anti-government militia called the Oath Keepers, according to a WNYC/Gothamist analysis of what appear to be membership rolls obtained by an anonymous hacker. In response, the state’s Attorney General’s office said itContinue reading “Hacked Records Reveal Hundreds Of Oath Keepers Across New Jersey”

Capitol rioters enter 1st guilty pleas to assaulting police

A New Jersey gym owner and a Washington state man on Friday became the first people charged in the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol to plead guilty to assaulting a law enforcement officer during the deadly siege. The pair of plea deals with federal prosecutors could be a benchmark for dozens of other cases inContinue reading “Capitol rioters enter 1st guilty pleas to assaulting police”

Israeli campaign aims to whip up US protests against Ben & Jerry’s — report

Cable includes instructions for working with pro-Israel groups to foment demonstrations outside corporate offices as part of pressure campaign seeking to reverse boycott decision A report Tuesday detailed plans for a campaign by Israel’s diplomatic corps to stir popular sentiment in the US and elsewhere against Ben & Jerry’s and Unilever, which announced this monthContinue reading “Israeli campaign aims to whip up US protests against Ben & Jerry’s — report”

Exposing Dirty Cops to the FBI | BETRAYING THE BADGE – VICE

A young, idealistic rookie for the West New York, NJ Police Department discovers a pattern of pervasive criminal behavior within his PD and decides to go undercover for the FBI.

Trump to host House GOP leader McCarthy at N.J. resort

Trump said there will be “much to discuss” with the California Republican. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy will meet with Donald Trump at the former president’s Bedminster resort in New Jersey on Thursday, Trump said in a statement distributed by his leadership PAC. Trump said there will be “much to discuss” with the California Republican.Continue reading “Trump to host House GOP leader McCarthy at N.J. resort”

N.J. man arrested after video of racist rant goes viral, protests outside his home

“I’ve made mistakes, said racial slurs out of anger or being drunk,” Edward Cagney Mathews said. “I may not be able to relate to communities of color, but I am not a racist.” A white man who was captured in a viral video harassing a Black neighbor and shouting racial slurs was arrested on Monday,Continue reading “N.J. man arrested after video of racist rant goes viral, protests outside his home”

New Jersey cop busted for meth lab inside his house: authorities

A 19-year veteran police officer in New Jersey turned his own home into a meth lab, authorities said. Christopher Walls, 50, was arrested in Long Branch, N.J. this weekend after police discovered the drug den inside his house on West End Ave. near Hoey St., the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office said Sunday. Cops responded toContinue reading “New Jersey cop busted for meth lab inside his house: authorities”

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