Chicago Teachers Praise Despotic Government of Venezuela

These idiots are in charge of “educating” future generations. We’re doomed. Chicago Teachers Union group’s trip to Venezuela, praise of socialist leader slammed as ‘propaganda tour’.

The four travelers, who crowdfunded the July trip under the banner of the CTU, met with Venezuelan government officials and educators, visited a commune and were featured in local media.

They wrote online about wanting to connect with Venezuelan teachers, students and unionists, criticized U.S. economic sanctions against the South American nation and wrote admiringly of its socialism, its communes and high literacy rates.

Political oppression, starvation, shooting of civilians by the government, decay of infrastructure, spread of disease… none of these things are as important as Venezuela’s championship of Socialism! Or something.

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Double Standard? That Would Never Happen

Except of course it would. Baylor lets female professors fool around with students, punishes males for doing the same: lawsuit.

Now this guy probably is guilty of bad judgement, but he was guilty, with no way of proving his innocence, once he was accused.

Johnson [Title IX coordinator] ignored that the accuser had changed her story multiple times, including how many times she was assaulted, as well as the full context of the couple’s relationship, John said.

For example, the accuser moved into John’s home for nearly a week after she claims he assaulted her in Utah, and while the assaults were ongoing. She also referred to sex with John after the Utah trip as “a really sweet moment” that “was fully consensual.”

But hey, universities don’t have to follow any rules, just making shit up as they go.

Family Members of Kid Shot in Self-defense Are Unhappy

JusticeOh, and Cook County prosecutors agree, there should be no consequences for your actions. (Or the foreseeable consequences they produce.) Family Distraught After Boy Is Shot Dead In Lake County, Cousins Charged With Murder Despite Not Pulling Trigger.

Let’s start off with the Law, which has been around for 200 years. (Though Illinois had to put it back on the books in 2017.) And note that the following phrase clearly implies that they want it to be gone. “Still Stands?” in 88 percent of all states. Including Illinois.

The statute still stands in 44 states.

So when “Professional Journalists” (like at the Tribune) try to call this an obscure law, know that they are lying through their teeth. It’s what they do, when presented with inconvenient facts.

And the prosecutors?

“I would not have charged murder in this case,” said CBS 2 Legal Analyst Irv Miller, a former Cook County prosecutor.

Because in Cook County, there are no consequences. Unfortunately for the criminals in this case, they were not in Cook County, and Lake County has a different attitude toward law and order, and no desire to turn into the mess that is Cook County. (Take a look at Chicago’s Crime statistics from HeyJackass!)

The relatives? One kid died, and those who were arrested are his cousins. (How do you spell “Family Values?”)

The family of the teens is holding onto hope that an injustice won’t happen to their teens.

Because being held accountable would be an injustice. Or something.

The Lake County State’s Attorney Mike Nerheim doesn’t see it as an injustice, and is standing by his decision to charge those responsible for creating the situation that brought about murder, with murder. (More from Mike Nerheim at this link.)

For the mother of the dead kid saying it’s not fair, see Relatives of Dead Criminals Don’t Like Self-defense. For details on the original crime see Felony Murder in Illinois, and for the Fake News/Lying Media there is the post Lies, Damn Lies and Media Bias.

How Felony Murder Works in Illinois (Outside of Cook County, Anyway)

JusticeThe Left is going crazy over the decision to employ felony murder charges against a bunch of Chicago teens, who had the bad judgement to leave Cook County. Prosecutor defends controversial murder charges against teen burglary suspects.

“Charging these offenders with felony murder as adults is based entirely on the law,” Nerheim said in a statement on Thursday. “Illinois law has long held felons accountable for any foreseeable deaths that occur during the commission or attempted commission of a ‘forcible felony.’ This includes the death of innocent bystanders in addition to the deaths of co-felons.

“The rationale of the legislature surrounding this legislation is simple: When criminal defendants commit forcible felonies (especially when the felon(s) are armed), the possibility of death or great harm increases dramatically,” the statement continued.

There are few things The Left hates more than individual responsibility, and consequences for one’s actions fall right in that square.

Lack of Consequences in Cook County, IL – “From six felonies to one misdemeanor”

The theme of the morning is, “How prosecutors for Cook County, Illinois undermine the rule of law.” Cops say he had all of these guns and explosive ammo — a judge lets him go for $500.

I’m more interested in the 2nd story at that link.

A man who was charged with six felony gun counts in connection with an incident outside a River North nightclub last autumn has reached a sweet plea deal.
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A grand jury returned a true bill charging Jimenez with six felony counts of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon.

But prosecutors this month reached a plea agreement with the 22-year-old in which he pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of reckless conduct.

Think on this while you wait the next 2 stories I’m posting about this morning. Both of those stories are about the recent self-defense shooting that took place north of Cook County, where prosecutors still take their jobs seriously. And by that I mean they see their mission is uphold the rule of law, not let criminals go free with no consequences. (I wonder if you compared the crime rate in Cook County, with the Crime rate in Lake County, if you would find any differences, and if you could tie those differences to the idea that actions have consequences?)

Google: Modern Tech’s Answer to the Soviet Union

How dare you blow the whistle on Google? Retaliation? Google Whistleblower Claims FBI, SWAT, Bomb Squad Appeared at His Home.

“They got inside the gate, the police, and they started banging on my door… And so the police decided that they were going to call in additional forces. They called in the FBI, they called in the SWAT team. And they called in a bomb squad,” Vorhies told Project Veritas.

“From what I’ve understood from other attorneys, they are trying to establish that I’ve got some sort of mental problem in order to make their case easier. This is a large way in which they intimidate their employees that go rogue on the company,” he explained.

Which is straight out of the playbook of the USSR. (Hat tip to Doug Ross.)

How Much Do Leftists In Education Hate the Military?

JusticeEnough to think that of course they can break federal law. Feds: NC school will reinstate Army reservist fired while on active duty.

He was in the reserves. He got activated. They “eliminated his position.”

Coffer filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Labor, which investigated and made a point of telling former Superintendent Ray Spain that the reservist wanted his job back.

After reinstatement or the offer of an equivalent position didn’t materialize, the Labor Department referred the matter to the Justice Department, which took it to federal court.

The law in question, signed in 1994 by William Jefferson Clinton, is The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act.

That 1994 statute, signed into law by former President Bill Clinton, “safeguards the rights of uniformed service members to return to their civilian employment following absences due to military service obligations and protect[s] servicemembers from discrimination on the basis of their military obligations,” Justice Department officials said in a Thursday news release.

Click thru and read some of the insane and insulting comments made to this guy by “professional educators.”

They are educators and Leftists. You don’t tell them what to do. (Is discriminating against someone because of their military status a Hate Crime?