A mother in small-town South Carolina claims a high school science teacher urged her son, a freshman, to “go back to Africa” after he refused to stand up for the Pledge of Allegiance because, the student told the teacher, “Donald Trump is going to send us back to Africa.”
The kerfuffle occurred on Tuesday at Battery Creek High School in Beaufort, S.C. (pop.: 12,361), reports The Beaufort Gazette, a local newspaper.
The unidentified 14-year-old boy’s mother, Nicole Whitmore, said about half the students in the — also unidentified — science teacher’s Tuesday morning class at Battery Creek High refused to stand for the Pledge or recite it.
Whitmore told the Gazette her son announced to a friend that the patriotic, 31-word oath is irrelevant to him because “Donald Trump is going to send us back to Africa.”
According to the mad mom, the science teacher then shot back that the student should “go back to Africa.”
Whitmore describes herself as black and Puerto Rican.
The science teacher is white, she said.
“I didn’t take kindly to it, and my son didn’t take kindly to it,” Whitmore told the Gazette. “You don’t tell my son to go back to Africa knowing you’re a different color than he is. I’m Puerto Rican and black, I know what I went through. I don’t want my son going through anything discriminative.”
Whitmore noted that her son has refused to stand up for the Pledge of Allegiance or recite it since he was in the seventh grade. He has several reasons. Among them is his anger about South Carolina’s perpetual debate over the Confederate flag.
Whitmore and her son are also mad because they say Trump has denigrated recipients of food stamps. Whitmore, a full-time employee at a local Burger King, is food-stamp recipient.
School district officials say they are investigating the Tuesday incident, which apparently ended with the freshman serving some sort of punishment in a separate room.
“My son is 14 years old, a freshman at Battery Creek,” Whitmore told the Gazette. “This teacher is supposed to be an educator. He’s supposed to teach him better.”
School district noted that, since the Tuesday fracas, they have also admonished teachers that students don’t have to stand up for the Pledge of Allegiance, or recite it.
A 1943 Supreme Court case, West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette, held that the Constitution protects students who don’t want to salute the American flag or say the Pledge of Allegiance in school. That case involved a student who belonged to the Jehovah’s Witnesses.
The Pledge of Allegiance is a source of frequent friction at America’s taxpayer-funded public school.
Last year, for example, several students at Pine Bush High School in the small town of Pine Bush, N.Y. expressed outrage at hearing the recitation of the Pledge in Arabic during routine morning announcements over the intercom on Wednesday.
Also last year, officials with the New York City Department of Education blamed a principal’s incompetence for a ban on the Pledge of Allegiance — as well as Thanksgiving and Christmas — at a Brooklyn public school. The taxpayer-funded principal, Eujin Jaela Kim, came under fire after the New York Post exposed her as the instigator of a politically-correct policy outlawing the all-American triumvirate.
In 2013, a high school principal in a tiny town in western Nebraska outlawed the Pledge for a day because of the partial shutdown that caused some 17 percent of the federal government (and no part of Nebraska high schools) to cease functioning. One kid stood up in class and said the ocat anyway, according to his proud mother.
The month before, on the 12th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks, the principal at Concord-Carlisle High School in the suburbs of Boston read a Muslim poem to the entire school instead of the Pledge of Allegiance. He later apologized.
Via The Daily Caller
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BREAKING NEWS! Obama Let Them In The White House!!! THIS IS TREASON!
In a new shocking, but not completely surprising report which came out early this morning, we can now confirm that the two brother team Democrat IT aides from the terrorist sympathizing nation of Pakistan made deliberate and unauthorized access to House servers while actually fooling staff by pretending to be members of Congress.
The aides in question are the same which former Democrat Party Chairwoman and Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Shultz has been busy defending for over a year now. Imran Awan, his Ukrainian-born wife Hina Alvi and brothers Jamal and Abid Awan. And to add to this mess we know can also confirm that after a lengthy internal investigation House Democrat leadership lied about their findings to members of Congress as they claimed the incident was “solely a matter of theft,” and not actual espionage.
Representative Debbie “Blabbermouth” Schultz employed the infamous Awan brothers and paid them over $4 million dollars during the course of their employment. Some of that amount was actually paid after they were accused of breaching House servers, which can, of course, lead us to surmise that the extra money could have been hush money paid by the Democrat Party in order to hide something they didn’t want the public to get a hold of.
House Report Concluded Pakistanis Made ‘Unauthorized Access’ To Congressional Servers
House investigators concluded that Democratic IT aides made unauthorized access to congressional servers in 2016, allegedly accessing the data of members for whom they did not work, logging in as members of Congress themselves, and covering their tracks, according to a presentation summarizing the findings of a four-month internal probe.
Their behavior mirrored a “classic method for insiders to exfiltrate data from an organization,” and they continued even after orders to stop, the briefing materials allege. There are indications that numerous members’ data may have been secretly residing not on their designated servers, but instead aggregated onto one server, according to the briefing and other sources. Authorities said that the entire server was then physically stolen.
When acting on the findings, Democratic leadership appear to have misrepresented the issue to their own members as solely a matter of theft, a comparison of the investigators’ findings with Democrats’ recollections and a committee’s public statement shows, leading 44 Democrats to not conduct protective measures typically taken after a breach — including informing constituents whose personal information may have been exposed. (A list of the involved members is below.)
The presentation, written by the House’s Office of the Inspector General, reported under the bold heading “UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS” that “5 shared employee system administrators have collectively logged into 15 member offices and the Democratic Caucus although they were not employed by the offices they accessed.”
It found indications that a House “server is being used for nefarious purposes and elevated the risk that individuals could be reading and/or removing information” and “could be used to store documents taken from other offices.” The server was that of the House Democratic Caucus, a sister group of the DNC that was run at the time by then-Rep. Xavier Becerra.
The aides named are Imran Awan, his wife Hina Alvi, his brothers Abid and Jamal, and his friend Rao Abbas, Pakistani-born aides whose lives are filled with reason for concern. Abid’s Ukranian wife Natalia Sova and Haseeb Rana were also involved in the Awans’ activities but departed the House payroll prior to the investigation.
One systems administrator “logged into a member’s office two months after he was terminated from that office,” the investigative summary says.
While the rules could have been violated for some innocuous purpose, the presentation indicates that is unlikely: “This pattern of login activity suggests steps are being taken to conceal their activity.”
A second presentation shows that shortly before the election, their alleged behavior got even worse. “During September 2016, shared employee continued to use Democratic Caucus computers in anomalous ways:
Logged onto laptop as system administrator
Changed identity and logged onto Democratic Caucus server using 17 other user account credentials
Some credentials belonged to Members
The shared employee did not work for 9 of the 17 offices to which these user accounts belonged.”
The investigation found “possible storage of sensitive House information outside the House … Dropbox is installed on two Caucus computers used by the shared employees. Two user accounts had thousands of files in their Dropbox folder on each computer.” Using Dropbox is against House rules because it uploads files offsite.
The Washington Post referenced the presentation in July, and quoted a House source who claimed that the server was full of the Awan children’s “homework” and “family photos.” The presentation offers reasons to doubt that. “Based on the file names, some of the information is likely sensitive,” it reads.
The statements of numerous Democrats indicate that the Democratic staff of the House Administration Committee and other House officials may have withheld information about cybersecurity breaches from members who employed the suspects, and appear to have misled them about the basic nature of the investigation.
“This is the first I’ve heard about that,” said Missouri Democratic Rep. Emmanuel Cleaver — who employed almost every member of the Awan group — of cybersecurity issues.
“The only thing I’m aware of is that he’s being charged with bank fraud,” Democratic Rep. Joaquin Castro, who employed Jamal and is a member of the intelligence committee, told TheDCNF. “Do you have evidence that there’s anything more than a bank investigation? If someone’s given you a document to that effect, please give it to me.”
In early February, House Sergeant-At-Arms Paul Irving, Chief Administrative Officer Phil Kiko, and Jamie Fleet, the Democratic staff director of the Committee on House Administration, summoned affected chiefs of staff to a meeting to announce that the family was being banned from the network. Republican staff was not present, and the briefers omitted all mention of the cybersecurity component that appears to comprise the most dangerous part of the findings, according to numerous Democrats’ accounts.
On Feb. 3, 2017, Committee on House Administration Chairman Gregg Harper and Ranking Member Robert Brady issued the sole official statement about what they called “the ongoing House theft investigation.”
“House Officials became aware of suspicious activity and alleged theft committed by certain House IT support staff,” the statement read. “An internal investigation determined that a number of House policies and procedures had been violated. This information was turned over to the United States Capitol Police and their investigation is ongoing. These employees have also been blocked from accessing House systems. All offices impacted have been contacted. No further comment will be issued until the investigation is complete.”
But that internal investigation’s most notable findings — in fact, the second presentation didn’t even mention theft — concerned credible evidence of a cyber-breach, and at the time of the announcement, the most recent incident of theft consisted of the disappearance of a server that was evidence in a cybersecurity probe, several authorities said.
There is no scenario where the access was appropriate because House members are not allowed to accept services from people not on their payroll and employees are not permitted to log in to servers of members for whom they do not work. The presentation notes that such House polices are codified in law.
But nearly a year later, there have been no criminal charges related to House IT. Two of the suspects were indicted for bank fraud in July after prosecutors said they transferred money from the House bank to Pakistan and tried to flee the country.
There are strong indications that many of the 44 members’ data — including personal information of constituents seeking help — was entirely out of those members’ possession, and instead was stored on the House Democratic Caucus server. The aggregation of multiple members’ data would mean all that data was absconded with, because authorities said that entire server physically disappeared while it was being monitored by police.
An IT aide told TheDCNF that colleagues deployed to clean up after the Awans’ firing discovered that in many offices, computers were set up to be nothing more than “thin clients” that were portals to an outside computer. “They were using terminal servers, your desktop is projected to you” from a computer in a different location.
The presentation — though its language is at times opaquely technical — found remote sessions that remained active for months at a time. The House commonly uses Citrix remote sessions that allow someone’s computer screen to show the contents of a different computer, but its security precautions ordinarily cause them to disconnect after just a few minutes. Virtual Private Networks can also make a server’s hard drive appear to be local to a computer.
A House committee staffer close to the probe told TheDCNF that “the data was always out of [the members’] possession. It was a breach. They were using the House Democratic Caucus as their central service warehouse.”
“All 5 of the shared employee system administrators collectively logged onto the Caucus system 5,735 times, an average of 27 times per day… This is considered unusual since computers in other offices managed by these shared employees were accessed in total less than 60 times,” the presentation reads.
That, too, may imply that dozens of members’ data was all in one place — on the Caucus’s server instead of in members’ possession. The apparently constant access by the entire crew, even their friend Rao Abbas, also doesn’t jive with The Washington Post’s claim that they were using it as a family computer for homework and photos.
With the basics of the probe hidden from members, Democrats appear to have vocally painted an inaccurate picture of what the report alleges occurred, pointing to the current criminal charges instead of the House’s investigation while not taking any steps to protect potentially compromised data.
Rep. Ted Lieu of California, who employed Abid Awan and is a member of the foreign affairs committee, said as far as he was concerned it was a simple issue of bank fraud.
“The staffer that I used, there was no allegation,” he told a TV station. “If you look at the charge of the brother, he was charged with bank fraud… that has nothing to do with national security.”
Prosecutors contend in court filings that they committed bank fraud and tried to flee because they found out about the already-existing investigation into their House activities.
Becerra’s House Democratic Caucus knew about problems and tried to stop them, according to the presentation, but the suspect defied him. Based on other members’ accounts, Becerra does not appear to have warned other offices that might have been affected.
“The Caucus Chief of Staff requested one of the shared employees to not provide IT services or access their computers,” the investigative briefing reads. “This shared employee continued.” Then, as police monitored the server as a primary piece of evidence, they discovered in January that it was taken from under their noses and replaced with a different computer.
Let’s hope since there is proof now, we can finally put this case to rest and people like Debbie Wasserman Schultz can make themselves comfortable in a prison cell for years to come. But as we have come to expect out of our judicial system that most certainly won’t be happening anytime soon. We know all too well by now that if you have money and the right connections you are above the law, especially if you are a “well-meaning” Liberal.
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President Trump Signs An Executive Order To Combat Veteran Suicide
On January 9, 2018, President Trump signed an Executive Order (EO) entitled, “Presidential Executive Order on Supporting Our Veterans During Their Transition From Uniformed Service to Civilian Life” This EO is designed to combat veterans suicide that is prevalent among servicemembers during the time they are adjusting to a new life outside the military.
Here are five important attributes of this EO.
• #1: It identified that the largest number of suicides of our military personnel occur within the first year during their transition from military to civilian life.
• #2: It is during this time that the rate of veterans suicide is two times higher than the overall rate for service members.
• #3 Care may be provided at VA or by a private facility, depending on wait times where you live. This section re-enforces the Veteran’s Choice Act of 2017 which allows
Any veteran who lives 40 miles or more from the closest VA medical facility, or who faces a 30-day or more wait time, can seek out treatment from a private facility and the VA will handle the payment.
• #4: All service members leaving the military will receive screening for mental health issues for one year.
• #5: Implementation of the EO is being made at the highest levels of the administration via the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and the Secretary of Homeland Security.At the meeting, Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin, remarked,
“Currently, 40 percent of those servicemembers had coverage in the VA to get mental health. Now 100 percent will have that coverage, and it’s the full array of services that the Department of Defense and the Department of Veteran Affairs will be able to provide in terms of mental health coverage.”
This EO is excellent news for transitioning servicemembers. Indeed, it will help make their future in the civilian workforce a success.
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BREAKING! Homeland Security Is DOING IT NOW! HELL YEAH TRUMP!!!
The left has made it abundantly clear that they do not want the United States to thrive which was confirmed by the numerous asinine policies they have pushed down the American peoples’ throats over the last several years. Not only have we seen Democrats in power water down our nation’s culture and border security by allowing illegals to flood into the country and then stay here on the taxpayer’s dime, but now they are doing their best to make sure they can never be deported. After years of witnessing liberal politicians abuse the system, President Trump is in charge and doing his best to ensure that our immigration laws are followed again, and of course, the liberal snowflakes are melting at the news.
Well, if we thought the left was throwing a temper tantrum before, we have not seen anything yet after what Homeland Security just announced.
Since President Trump has been in office, all he has tried to do is re-establish law & order back in our nation which has been one hell of an uphill battle.
Instead of Democrat politicians applauding Trump’s desire to focus on strengthening our country by helping our citizens and deporting illegals, these race baiting individuals instead they scream that Trump is racist. No matter what Trump does, the left is ready to block it by pushing some absurd feel-good argument that liberal sheep cling to without a moment’s hesitation such as the “no human is illegal” nonsense.
Yep, you have heard that mantra a few times over the last year.
You see, all of the sudden people who come to America are not illegal, and they should be able to stay here and live off the government with no problems. Insanity, right?
Well, this is the left we are talking about, and they hardly make sense, but that has not stopped them from trying to halt Trump from enforcing our immigration laws by harboring these illegals in cities across the nation.
Now, the Department of Homeland Security is stepping in saying they will begin to issue criminal charges against elected officials of cities that will not cooperate with deportation efforts, and it is about damn time.
Here is more from The Western Journal:
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen confirmed Tuesday that her department has spoken to federal prosecutors about the possibility of leveling criminal charges against elected officials of cities that refuse to cooperate with federal deportation efforts.
Nielsen revealed that a request has been submitted to the Justice Department for their review, according to The Daily Caller.
“The Department of Justice is reviewing what avenues might be available,” Nielsen said during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing.
“The context of this is of course not only putting my ICE officers at risk but also finding an efficient and effective way to enforce our immigration laws.”
Democrat Sen. Kamala Harris of California — a state that is largely viewed as an illegal immigrant safe haven after legislation that protects them from federal prosecutors went into effect this year — continued probing the secretary about the department’s plans to go after sanctuary city leaders.
Nielsen said she is not aware of any specific cases where the Homeland Department will criminally charge elected officials, but that her department was simply looking into the possibility.
Harris’ line of questions were in response to comments previously made by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Tom Homan, who said during an interview earlier this month that the DOJ had been asked to “look into criminal charges for elected officials with sanctuary policies as they are harboring illegal aliens.”
At that time, Homam was responding to California’s new law that gives added protections to illegal immigrants across the entire state and blocks federal immigration authorities from doing their job.
The move to criminally charge elected officials of sanctuary cities would be an escalation of already heated tensions between immigration doves and the Trump administration.
The White House is in an ongoing courtroom battle to defund sanctuary cities, with Attorney General Jeff Sessions actively trying to withhold criminal justice from localities that refuse to work with federal immigration agents.
The escalation is also due to high-profile crimes committed by immigrants residing in the U.S. — crimes that immigration hardliners argue would never have happened if sanctuary policies were not in place.
Some have even said sanctuary leaders should be held responsible for heinous crimes committed by illegal immigrants.
“Politicians don’t get to pick and choose what laws to comply with,” Rep. Todd Rokita told Fox News last month. “Americans are dying because politicians sworn to uphold the law refuse to do so.”
Rokita, a Republican congressman from Indiana who is running for U.S. Senate this year, introduced legislation that threatens elected leaders in sanctuary cities with prison time and fines.
Rokita’s bill comes in the aftermath of the Kate Steinle verdict, in which an illegal immigrant, who had already been deported to Mexico five times, was acquitted for the 2015 killing of Steinle in San Francisco, a sanctuary city.
It goes without saying that any elected official that is stopping illegals from being deported should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law, but there is another way to get rid of these criminals once for all. If states cut off all welfare to illegal immigrants and those that are have been on it for more then one year, you can be sure the issue will rectify itself within a matter of months.
The only reason these people are here and continue to come here is for all of the “free” benefits they receive, but if that were to end, these “immigrants” would head right back to where ever they came from with no problem.
However, until government officials grow a spine and take drastic action against these criminals harboring illegals, this is the next best thing. Hopefully, this will wake enough of these bleeding hearts up to realize they are breaking the law and only doing more harm to the country than good.
What do you think? Will this stop these states from harboring illegals in their cities?
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