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Black students in Marjorie Taylor Greene's district sue schools for allowing Confederate flags but not BLM
A group of Black students have filed a lawsuit in Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene's (R-GA) district alleging that the local school system discriminated against them while allowing white students to wear Confederate symbols.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that the lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court in Rome on Tuesday against Floyd County Schools.
The Black students said that they were suspended for organizing a protest over the killing of George Floyd. And the school allegedly forced them to wear their shirts inside out because of Black Lives Matter slogans or George Floyd images.
Meanwhile, white students were allegedly allowed to re-enact Floyd's killing at Coosa High. The white students were also allowed to wear Confederate flag symbols on shirts and belt buckles, the lawsuit said.
Floyd County Schools did not offer a response to the Journal-Constitution.
The plaintiffs said that more information would be available at a press conference on Tuesday.
A lawsuit has been filed against fake Donald Trump electors who signed official documents that falsely stated the former president won the 2020 election in Wisconsin.
The phony electors are already under investigation by federal prosecutors, but the suit prepared by the Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection and the pro-democracy group Law Forward could cost each of them $200,000 in damages, reported HuffPost.
“The scheme to overturn the election nevertheless caused permanent and irreparable damage to the country’s political institutions generally, and to representative government in Wisconsin specifically,” reads the complaint. “Defendants not only helped lay the groundwork for the events of January 6, 2021, but also inflicted lasting damage on Wisconsin’s civic fabric.”
The suit was filed in Dane County against 10 phony electors and two pro-Trump lawyers by two electors for Joe Biden, whom state officials certified as the winner, and a Wisconsin voter who claims the fraud harmed her as well.
“The fraudulent electors tried to contradict the will of Wisconsin’s voters, and that’s dangerous for our democracy,” Khary Pennebaker, one of the two legitimate Wisconsin electors among the plaintiffs in the suit, said in a statement. “There must be consequences for their behavior and this suit gives our court system the chance to prevent this from happening again.”
The man who gunned down 10 people at a Buffalo supermarket on Saturday showed up at his best friend's mobile home the day before the attack and asked if he could store 5 boxes of ammunition there, ABC News reports.
Alleged shooter and white supremacist Payton Gendron, 18, told his lifelong friend Matthew Casado, 19, that he was rearranging his house and needed to store the ammo there for the time being.
Casado told the Daily Mail that Gendron also dropped off “a high-powered rifle and two additional boxes of evidence.”
“I was infuriated because he thought my house was a storage unit because he said he had to rearrange his house,” Casado said.
Casado’s mother said she moved the ammo to her own trailer in order to keep the bullets away from youngsters who might stop by. When they discovered that Gendron was the suspect In the shooting, they say they immediately called authorities.
Gendron faces first-degree murder charges after he allegedly drove 200 miles from his home in Conklin, New York, to a Tops Friendly Markets store in a predominantly Black neighborhood and opened fire, killing 10 people.