Oregon: Parents Sue Elementary School After Forced Transgender Education and Transition Encouragement


Woodburn, Oregon: The parents of an 8-year-old boy are suing the school district for $999,999 after they say their son’s second grade teacher took him away from recess and forced him to sit through transgender re-education on at least three occasions. The boy used the bathroom for school staff, leading the teacher to believe the boy wanted to “transition” and encouraged him seek gender reassignment.

The parents of an 8-year-old boy in Woodburn, Oregon, are suing the school district for $999,999 after they say their son was taken away from recess and forced to sit through transgender re-education as school officials thought the boy wanted to “transition” and encouraged him seek gender reassignment.

The Statesman Journal reports:

The parents of an elementary student suing the Woodburn School District for
almost a million dollars say a second-grade teacher kept their son from
recess and educated him without their permission about being
transgender.

The lawsuit filed in Marion County
Circuit Court accuses the school of false imprisonment, negligence and
the intentional infliction of emotional distress.

The student was 8 years old when his teacher, after
noticing the boy used the staff bathroom, pulled him aside, kept him
from recess and showed him videos and books “in an effort to promote
(him) becoming transgender,” according to the complaint.

The then-second grader at Nellie Muir Elementary School
and his parents had made arrangements with the school for him to use
the staff restroom because of a digestive-related medical condition.

His teacher assumed the boy was not comfortable using
the public boys’ restroom because he was transgender, according to the
lawsuit.

The complaint also alleges the following:

In April 2018, without notifying the parents and
without any authorization from the school district, the teacher began
developing a lesson plan to help the boy understand what it meant to be
transgender.

She then began keeping the student inside the
classroom alone during recess at least three times to show him videos
and teach him “it is acceptable to become transgender.”

These lessons included episodes of the reality
television series “I Am Jazz” about a transgender girl named Jazz
Jennings, books “I Am Jazz” and “Who are You? The Kid’s Guide to Gender
Identity” and discussions on the difference between male and female body
parts.

The books and show, which were recommended by an
“unknown non-school employee transgender individual,” exposed the boy to
sexual topics and sexual discussions, according to the lawsuit.

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Cash Is Still King: San Francisco Bans Cashless Stores that Require Patrons to Pay Via Credit Card 


San Francisco officials voted Tuesday to require brick-and-mortar retailers accept cash for goods as payment, joining Philadelphia and New Jersey in banning a growing cashless system that discriminates against low-income people who may not have access to credit cards. Cashless systems can be used to control people and their finances.

San Francisco officials voted Tuesday to require brick-and-mortar
retailers to take cash as payment, joining Philadelphia and New Jersey
in banning a growing paperless practice that critics say discriminates against low-income people who may not have access to credit cards.

The vote by the Board of Supervisors was unanimous.

Supervisor
Vallie Brown, who introduced the legislation, said it “will go far in
ensuring all San Franciscans have equitable access to the city’s
economy.”

Brown said she thought it unfair that someone couldn’t
buy a sandwich just because they had cash. She said young people,
victims of ID theft, immigrants and homeless people are among those who
don’t have bank accounts or credit cards.

In many ways, the
legislation was an easy call for San Francisco officials, who strive to
make life more equitable in a city with an enormous wealth gap.

High-paid
tech workers who flocked to San Francisco to work for Facebook, Google,
Uber and Airbnb may like the ease of paying by credit card, debit card
or smartphone.

But many low-income people, including more than
4,000 who sleep on San Francisco’s streets every night, likely don’t
have money to sustain bank accounts.

According to the Federal
Deposit Insurance Corporation, 17 percent of African American households
and 15 percent of Latino households had no bank account.

Some
people also prefer to use cash because they don’t want to leave a
digital trail of where they have been and what they have bought.

San
Francisco’s legislation requires brick-and-mortar businesses to accept
cash for goods and some services. Temporary pop-up stores and
internet-only businesses such as ride-hailing companies would be exempt,
as would food trucks, which say they lack the resources to handle cash.

Philadelphia
and New Jersey passed similar laws this year. Legislation requiring
merchants to accept cash also has been introduced in New York City.

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Colorado: One Student Killed at STEM School Shooting by Left-Leaning Students


Colorado: One student, Kendrick Ray Castillo, was killed after he reportedly lunged at the shooter, and eight other students were wounded in a shooting at the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) School in Highlands Ranch School Highlands Ranch on Tuesday. Police arrested two suspects believed to be students at the school following the deadly attack. One of the suspects, Devon Erickson, 18, had social media posts opposing President Trump and Christians. The second suspect, Maya McKinney, 16, is a biological female who is transitioning into a transgender male. The teen’s lawyers asked that the pronoun “he” be used for their client.

Two students are suspects in the shooting at a Denver area STEM school that killed one student and wounded eight others.

The
suspects were apprehended after allegedly targeting two separate areas
of the STEM School Highlands Ranch on Tuesday afternoon. Authorities
identified Devon Erickson, 18, as one of the suspected shooters.

Authorities
identified a second suspect as a juvenile female, but a public defender
clarified that the juvenile prefers to use male pronouns. NBC News is
not identifying the underage suspect, who has not yet been charged.

Here’s what else we know:

Who are the victims?

One student, 18-year-old Kendrick Castillo, was killed in the shooting.

Castillo,
who died at the scene, would have finished his high school career on
Friday along with the school’s other seniors, Douglas County Sheriff
Tony Spurlock said.

“The student was going to graduate and would’ve been out of school in three days,” the sheriff said.

Castillo is credited with saving lives by diving at a shooter, allowing other students time to flee as he was fatally shot.

Eight
other people at the school were shot and hospitalized, Spurlock said.
By Wednesday morning, five of those who were injured had been released
from hospitals, and three remained in intensive care.

Who are the suspects?

Authorities
initially described the suspects as an adult male and a juvenile male,
but later said the suspect was female. The sheriff described the suspect
is a “small young person,” who investigators thought was a juvenile
male “by appearance.”

“The identity wasn’t obvious to us when they were taken into custody,” he said Wednesday.

The
suspect’s public defender said that the juvenile prefers to to use male
pronouns. NBC News is not identifying the underage suspect, who has not
yet been charged.

The adult suspect has been identified
as 18-year-old Devon Erickson. Erickson made a brief initial appearance
in a Douglas County courthouse on Wednesday, where he only uttered the
word “no,” responding to the judge asking if he had any questions.

The juvenile and Erickson knew each other and would sometimes carpool to school together, Spurlock told NBC News.

Erickson
had recently posted a senior photo on his Facebook page, where he
listed Pokémon and “The Walking Dead” as interests, along with several
pop bands. He had also posted pictures of him acting in “Legally Blonde
the Musical” and “Les Misérables” at a local community theater.

On his YouTube page, he had posted videos of him singing, and his bio on Twitter read: “I make music I guess.”

The suspect’s mother, Stephanie Erickson, 56, told the New York Post on Wednesday that the family needed “a little time right now.”

When asked if she had any idea what would lead her son to carry out a school shooting, she said through tears: “I don’t, no.”

What happened?

The
shooters, armed with handguns, entered the K-12 school Tuesday
afternoon through the middle school, which has no metal detectors and
one contracted armed security officer, Spurlock said.

They were both “able to get deep inside the school” because they were students there, he said.

Officers
arrived within two minutes and heard gunfire when they entered the
school, but they never exchanged gunfire with the suspects, Spurlock
said.

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FBI Opened Obstruction of Justice Probe Against Trump Even before Mueller Investigation


Michael Dreeben, an attorney for the Special Counsel’s office, said in a January 2018 hearing in federal court that, in 2017, “Before the appointment of the Special Counsel on May 17th, the FBI had opened up an investigation into obstruction of justice.” This shows that the deep state plotted against Trump and then lied about it to the President and to Congress. -GEG

In April 2018 Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein
told President Trump in a private meeting that he was not a target of
“any part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.”

The meeting took place in early 2018 and Rosenstein, who brought up the investigations himself, offered the assurance during a meeting with Trump at the White House.

In May 2018 House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey
Gowdy told reporters FBI Director Christopher Wray and Deputy Attorney
General Rod Rosenstein assured him and several lawmakers that the
ongoing Russian witch hunt “has nothing to do with Donald Trump.”

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