AG Merrick Garland Sics FBI on Anti-CRT Parents

( Breitbart )

Days after a national organization representing school board officials lamented to the Biden administration about “hate groups” intimidating education officials, Attorney General Merrick Garland has directed the FBI to combat “threats of violence” against administrators.

Without citing specific cases, in a memorandum issued on Monday, Merrick Garland expressed concern about a “disturbing spike in harassment, intimidation, and threats of violence against school administrators, board members, teachers, and staff who participate in the vital work of running our nation’s public schools.”

“While spirited debate about policy matters is protected under our Constitution, that protection does not extend to threats of violence or efforts to intimidate individuals based on their views,” wrote Garland.

“Threats against public servants are not only illegal, they run counter to our nation’s core values,” he added. “Those who dedicate their time and energy to ensuring that our children receive a proper education in a safe environment deserve to be able to do their work without fear for their safety.”

Noting that the Department of Justice (DOJ) takes such incidences of alleged harassment “seriously,” Garland announced his 30-day plan to combat the reported problem, which will include the FBI working with U.S attorneys across the country to discuss “strategies for addressing threats against school administrators, board members, teachers, and staff, and will open dedicated lines of communication for threat reporting, assessment, and response.” He said:

Coordination and partnership with local law enforcement is critical to implementing these measures for the benefit of our nation’s nearly 14,000 public school districts. To this end, I am directing the Federal Bureau of Investigation, working with each United States Attorney, to convene meetings with federal, state, local, Tribal, and territorial leaders in each federal judicial district within 30 days of the issuance of this memorandum. These meetings will facilitate the discussion of strategies for addressing threats against school administrators, board members, teachers, and staff, and will open dedicated lines of communication for threat reporting, assessment, and response. The Department is steadfast in its commitment to protect all people in the United States from violence, threats of violence, and other forms of intimidation arid harassment.

In a press release, the DOJ further explained that it will assist in creating “specialized training and guidance for local school boards and school administrators” that will help officials “understand the type of behavior that constitutes threats, how to report threatening conduct to the appropriate law enforcement agencies, and how to capture and preserve evidence of threatening conduct to aid in the investigation and prosecution of these crimes.”

The DOJ also directed school officials to report threats to the FBI’s National Threat Operations Center (NTOC) via its national tip line and online through the FBI website.

The memorandum arrived less than a week after leaders of the National School Boards Association wrote President Joe Biden a letter claiming that “many public school officials are also facing physical threats because of propaganda purporting the false inclusion of critical race theory within classroom instruction and curricula.”

“This propaganda continues despite the fact that critical race theory is not taught in public schools and remains a complex law school and graduate school subject well beyond the scope of a K-12 class,” the letter emphasized.

Conservative commentators feared that the DOJ has directed the FBI to silence parents protesting against Critical Race Theory (CRT) and extreme anti-coronavirus measures, such as mask mandates.

The Biden administration is rapidly repurposing federal law enforcement to target political opposition. They want to reclassify dissent as "disinformation" and "domestic terrorism," justifying an unprecedented intervention, both directly and in partnership with tech companies. — Christopher F. Rufo ⚔️ (@realchrisrufo) October 4, 2021

We must forcefully push back against the suppression of our basic rights and the criminalization of our politics. The Biden administration wants to apply the J6 strategy to every expression of conservative speech and assembly. We must not let them. — Christopher F. Rufo ⚔️ (@realchrisrufo) October 4, 2021

There will likely be no DOJ investigation of this, in which Virginia school board members planned to infilitrate, dox, and hack parents' groups who opposed CRT, but the DOJ will label those parents as "domestic terrorists." The Woke have two rulebooks. pic.twitter.com/EKqw6rcvTB — James Lindsay, Nut Up CEO (@ConceptualJames) October 4, 2021

Things that triggered an FBI investigation: – Parents yelling at school boards Things that didn't trigger an FBI investigation: – Rampant sexual abuse in the national governing body of gymnastics — Greg Price (@greg_price11) October 5, 2021

– False flag muggings – Garage pull ropes – Visiting DC in January – Spirited parent/teacher conferences Don’t worry America. The FBI is on the job! — John Cardillo (@johncardillo) October 5, 2021

Truman was always right about the FBI, and now we're back to having a president who's been reading too many books on FDR. I guess if you want to protest school officials you'll just have to follow them into the bathroom. — Seth Mandel (@SethAMandel) October 5, 2021
6 views0 comments