Sheriff Who Ordered Aggressive Pat Downs of Students in Drug Raid Indicted for Sexual Battery

by Robby Soave – 900 searched, no drugs found. The Georgia sheriff who authorized intrusive pat downs for hundreds of students at Worth County High School earlier this year was indicted for sexual battery, false imprisonment, and violating his oath of office. Authorities will issue a warrant for Jeff Hobby’s arrest later this week, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Two deputies were also indicted. It is alleged that they groped male and female students, touching them inappropriately during the completely pointless search. No drugs were found on any of the 900 boys and girls subjected to the pat downs. Reason‘s Brian Doherty wrote up the details of the students’ lawsuit: According to the suit’s account of events, all the students “were confined either to their first-period classrooms, to the hallways immediately outside their classrooms, or to the gym” and their “cell phones were seized so that they could not reach their parents….During the lockdown and...

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No, Affirmative Action Isn’t Keeping White Students Down

by Jessicah Pierre – Enrollment rates are still higher for whites than blacks or Latinos. Now is the worst time to roll back affirmative action. There’s a saying: “When you’re accustomed to privilege, equality feels like oppression.” I thought of that when I heard about the Trump administration’s recent moves against affirmative action. According to The New York Times, the Department of Justice, led by Attorney General Jeff Session, is looking for lawyers to work on “investigations and possible litigation related to intentional race-based discrimination in college and university admissions.” Well, that’s the point of affirmative action, right? When President John F. Kennedy signed an executive order on affirmative action in 1961, the intent was to counteract discrimination that minorities faced in the job hiring process. Since then, many colleges and universities have instituted similar standards to make sure women and students of color are given a fair shot at receiving a...

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Clooney Foundation To Open 7 Schools For 3,000 Syrian Refugee Kids

By Amanda Froelich – The Clooney Foundation for Justice agreed to donate $2.25 million to build 7 public schools, which will educate approximately 3,000 refugee children in Lebanon. Thanks to actor George Clooney and his wife Amal, Syrian refugee children who have faced unimaginable hardship will soon receive an education. This is because the Clooney Foundation for Justice agreed to donate $2.25 million to build 7 public schools, which will educate approximately 3,000 refugee children in Lebanon. The donation was made as part of an educational campaign in partnership with Google and Unicef. The ultimate goal is to provide relief to children and their families during one of the most arduous humanitarian crises since WWII. The couple said in a statement to AP: “They have been victims of geography and circumstance, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t hope. Our goal with this initiative is to help provide Syrian refugee children with an education and put them on a...

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This Dad’s Hilarious Response To Public School’s Religious Indoctrination Is A Must Read (IMAGES)

by SHANNON BARBER – Anyone who knows anything about the United States Constitution knows that the Establishment Clause forbids the pushing of religion in public and government-operated institutions, including public schools. Of course, this doesn’t stop right-wing religions zealots, including politicians, from trampling that law into a million pieces on a regular basis. We have Tennessee, which has attempted to make the Bible the official state book, Louisiana, which is pushing creationism in science classrooms, and Texas, which has approved science textbooks that revise history to suggest that Moses was a Founding Father of America. These are just a few examples of how the religious nuts in this country are running amok and trying to turn us into a theocracy. Well, one father of a child who attends public school has had enough, and he found a hilariously creative way to express to his child’s school how ridiculous -and not to mention...

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