Oak Park & River Forest High School says so long to zero tolerance — to improve “racial climate”

We don’t want no stinkin’ behavior code — sounds too restrictive. A behavior plan, that’s what we want. We can live with that!

There will be major changes in store for students and adults whenever they return to the classrooms and hallways of Oak Park and River Forest High School — particularly on how students are disciplined. But despite the District 200 administration’s overhauls, school board members are still not wholly convinced they will be enough to change OPRF’s longstanding culture of racism and inequity.

The most significant change involves the Student Code of Conduct. Starting this fall, it will have a new name — the Behavior Education Plan. The D200 school board approved the new plan at a special meeting on June 16.

Still there are worries that “the changes sufficiently addressed the biggest impediment to radically changing OPRF’s racial climate — the behaviors of the adults in the building.”

Convicted terrorist linked to Black Lives Matter group | News | LifeSite

Rehabilitated, maybe?

July 9, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – A convicted terrorist is on the board of the umbrella group that provides tax-exempt financial status to the Black Lives Matter organization, one of the group’s “projects.” Susan Rosenberg had spent 16 years in prison for terrorizing the United States during the presidency of Ronald Reagan.

According to an investigative report by the Capital Research Center, the Black Lives Matter organization, officially known as “BLM Global Network Foundation,” is a fiscally-sponsored project of left-wing organization Thousand Currents. Fiscal sponsorship simply means that a non-profit organization, in this case Thousand Currents, offers its legal and tax-exempt status to one of its “projects,” in this case Black Lives Matter, which engages in activities related to the non-profit organization’s mission.

She has found a like-thinking group to connect with.

Black community leaders in Minneapolis to City Council: We need better police protection

“We are not in Mayberry.”

MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) – The recent and ongoing crime wave in Minneapolis has some Black community leaders calling on the Minneapolis City Council to help them do something about it.

A memorial of balloons and flowers sits at the intersection where a woman was shot and killed Sunday night. Medical staff delivered her unborn baby, who is fighting for his life.

The incident has left some in the community sending a strong message to City Council. They believe there’s a direct connection between the recent violence and the the council’s effort to defund and abolish the police department.

Forget the defund nonsense, our lives matter.

Thinking about loudmouth Black Live Matter demagogues, makes you wanna holler.

via Minneapolis community leaders call on City Council to respond to recent violence

Bishop suspends Indiana priest for criticizing Black Lives Matter

The axe falls on one who opens his mouth and wields his pen at the wrong time as judged by newspaper headlines.

CARMEL, Indiana, July 8, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – Catholic priest Father Theodore Rothrock of the Diocese of Lafayette, Indiana, has been suspended as parish priest of St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church in Carmel, Indiana, following his condemnation of the Black Lives Matter and Antifa movements.

Despite the priest admitting that some of his phrasing was stated “rather poorly,” and “it was not my intention to offend anyone and I am sorry that my words have caused any hurt to anyone,” Bishop Timothy L. Doherty removed Rothrock from his parish and told the faithful, “if anyone asks you, you can tell them that this bishop says that Black lives matter.”

Sure, Bishop, you bought the message, and your man in Carmel — suspended, for crying out loud! — pays for his delivering another.  That’s giving a lot of creedence to an organization and movement that ought not to be beyond criticism. Nice going.

via LifeSite