WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Thursday capped a swift and forceful response to an Associated Press investigation by signing into law a measure that bars suspected Nazi war criminals from receiving U.S. Social Security benefits.
AP’s investigation, which was the impetus for the No Social Security for Nazis Act, found that dozens of former Nazis collected millions of dollars in retirement benefits after being forced to leave the United States. Recipients ranged from the SS guards who patrolled the Third Reich’s network of camps where millions of Jews died to a rocket scientist who helped develop the V-2 rocket that Nazi Germany used to attack London.
The speed with which the legislation moved underscored the outrage AP’s findings triggered among lawmakers on Capitol Hill — and American taxpayers. The House unanimously approved the bill Dec. 2 and the Senate passed it by voice vote just two days later. (Source: Read more)
The Political Agitator response: I understand student records are confidential and the school can’t release any information regarding any disciplinary actions. What I also understand is that when actions have been taken, I can see some of the actions for instance if the student is suspended I can see that so don’t play upon my intelligence. I am having a hard time accepting this message from Dr. Jackson because he said this controversy began over the Thanksgiving Holiday break and it was brought to the principal’s attention over the break. So why was no press release done on the schools website and sent to the parents and local media? Now the following is completely an issue: “The Student Code of Conduct specifically provides the school authority to hold students accountable for incidents that happen off campus, if the misbehavior disrupts the school environment,” Jackson said. “In this case, after the picture was brought to the attention of the school, the school’s administration took proactive steps to minimize any disruptions by meeting with the students, their parents and those who had concerns about the picture immediately upon their return to school. The principal advised students of behavioral expectations and the consequences should they not comply.” I have been lead to believe that this mess has disrupted the school’s environment so it is now a school issue. I am having a hard time accepting that the school administration took proactive steps to minimize any behavioral expectations and the consequences should they not comply. So it appears they met with a certain group of students and parents so what about those whom they didn’t meet with. The thing to do would have been to meet with all students and parents and something sent to the local media to inform the parents and community who were not aware of what is going on. I am having a hard time accepting that the “The principal out of an abundance of caution made provisions for the students to be escorted to class during the first few days after the break,” Jackson said. “This was discontinued after three days. There have been no incidents requiring this to continue.” So this confirms that this situation should not be taken lightly and should be dealt with to the highest level to ensure that all students be they white, black, brown and other that the school will not tolerate this type of behavior. I am really having a serious problem with “The school system will work further to ensure that the school engages in an ongoing dialogue to help students learn how to have very difficult conversations about race, respect, diversity and most of all, reconciliation, Jackson added.” Well Dr. Jackson when are you going to have a mass meeting with all of the students during the school day and then with the community? One of the most important quotes in this article for me is “I hope that our entire community will learn that yes, mistakes were made, and yes, this has been ugly – but we must help our students get through the stuff by being honest with them and most of all, showing them by our actions how to resolve conflict appropriately,” Jackson said.” So with that being said, you are confirming this controversial photo has created a disruptive environment.
Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools officials would not disclose whether any disciplinary action has been taken against a group of Nash Central High School students pictured in a troublesome Internet photo that went viral and has ignited a firestorm of controversy in the area.
Nash-Rocky Mount Superintendent Dr. Anthony Jackson said per school board policy, student records are confidential, and he could not release any information regarding any discipline action affecting an individual student. The photo was posted on the social media website Instagram in the wake of a grand jury’s decision not to indict Ferguson, Mo. police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown. (Source: Read more)
The Political Agitator response: This is no surprise because this shows that it does not matter who you are, it matters what their agenda is and that is to do what is right when it is convenient for them. Go ahead and get mad but I don’t just make this stuff up.
On Monday, The Smoking Gun published a lengthy report exposing “Witness 40,” a woman who testified before the St. Louis County grand jury who corroborated all of the main details of former Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson’s story regarding his encounter with unarmed teenager Michael Brown in August. TSG was able to identify “Witness 40″ as Sandra McElroy, a 45-year-old St. Louis resident who has a history of making false statements and previously interjected herself in a high-profile case in the St. Louis area. McElroy’s testimony has been used by a number of conservative pundits, most visibly Sean Hannity, to bolster their support of Wilson’s account. (Source: Read more)
This is some good stuff but look at the date. Folks RACISM is real so if you don’t want to address it then nothing will change.
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