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WCPSS shutdowns, GOP priority legislation
It’s not in dispute: rioting is bad. As a journalist, I did on-the-ground coverage at a handful of 2020/2021 riots or “civil disorders” in the Raleigh/Durham area. From my experience, I believe the "anti-riot" bill on track to make it into NC law is more likely to be used against peaceful demonstrators or political dissidents than it is to be used against the type of violent left wing extremists which plagued our streets…CONTINUE READING
Another priority bill on the GOP agenda: a “Parents’ Bill of Rights.” Although this bill has been labeled as anti-LGBTQ by the mainstream media, it doesn’t even ban instruction on gender identity, sexual activity, or sexuality after the fourth grade. In addition to the enumerated parental rights, the bill includes increased transparency for parents looking for information as well as an appeal process if parental concerns are not addressed.
In a work meeting on Thursday, an attempt to fast-track a resolution opposing the Parents’ Bill of Rights legislation stalled after after Council Member Mark-Anthony Middleton expressed concern that some of Durham’s communities, “particularly the Black community,” might take issue with presenting the LGBTQ community as facing the “highest rate of hate-motivated violence.” While I’m sure the Durham City Council will work through their issues and find language they can all agree on for a “pro-LGBTQ” resolution, I did find the whole exchange a bit comical.
Wake County Public School System has issued lockdowns on a handful of different schools in the past couple of weeks, for causes ranging from social media threats to firearms on campus.
Have y’all ever noticed how mainstream media outlets only seem to use the term “unborn child” when referring to a death not caused by the mother? I noticed that in a WRAL headline this week: “'I was bleeding out:' Pregnant woman shot 7 times outside Fayetteville store loses unborn child”. Certainly a tragic situation.