President Joe Biden’s Attorney General Merrick Garland is officially mobilizing the FBI and U.S. attorneys to “investigate and prosecute” protests by parents against things like mask mandates and critical race theory at public school board meetings and schools across the country.
“Threats against public servants are not only illegal, they run counter to our nation’s core values,” Garland wrote in a memo that he sent to FBI Director Christopher Wray and Justice Department prosecutors on Monday. “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.”
“The Department takes these incidents seriously and is committed to using its authority and resources to discourage these threats, identify them when they occur, and prosecute them when appropriate,” he added. “In the coming days, the Department will announce a series of measures designed to address the rise in criminal conduct directed toward school personnel.”
This came after the National School Boards Association sent a letter to Biden claiming that “education leaders are under an immediate threat.” The NSBA went on to ask for federal law enforcement and other assistance in combatting what it claims to be a growing threat of violence in response to mask and vaccine mandates, as well as curriculum teaching critical race theory.
“Coupled with attacks against school board members and educators for approving policies for masks to protect the health and safety of students and school employees, 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,” the NSBA said.
“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,” it added.
Care about your child’s education? You might just be a domestic terrorist https://t.co/tPpGisRBQx
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) October 5, 2021
The Department of Justice released a statement in response saying that it will create a process to “determine how federal enforcement tools can be used to prosecute these crimes,” according to Newsmax.
“In recent months, there has been 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,” Garland began in his memo. “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.”
Garland’s plan includes ways to identify “threats” and also “preserve evidence.”
“The Justice Department will also create specialized training and guidance for local school boards and school administrators,” the DOJ continued. “This training will help school board members and other potential victims 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 left has long been on a mission to indoctrinate our children in schools, and this “mobilization” of the FBI from Garland and the Department of Justice is yet another step in them achieving this goal. It’s horrifying that the Biden administration is trying to give parents even less control over what their children’s heads are being filled within schools.
The Attorney General cannot use federal law enforcement to intimidate parents into silence for defending our children from Covid mandates and critical race theory indoctrination.
This is a total inversion of our constitutional system and it can’t stand. https://t.co/Y07CpoVAgY
— Adam Paul Laxalt (@AdamLaxalt) October 5, 2021