Texas Republicans’ Attacks on Trans Kids and Abortion Are Part of the Same Sinister Strategy

In the coming days, Texas Governor Greg Abbott will sign a bill banning trans kids in his state from playing on a sports team that matches their gender identity. No matter that the state already has a restrictive policy; as it stands, if a trans girl in Texas wishes to play on the girl’s volleyball team or run track and field with her peers, she has to modify her birth certificate, a process that requires no small amount of time and money. The new bill, H.B. 25, removes even that option. Dressed up in language asserting the need to protect young girls, we should recognize what H.B.

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A California district attorney claims to be a reformer — but he just said the quiet part out loud

Despite claims at being a “reformer,” Jeff Reisig, the Yolo County, California, district attorney since 2003, is jumping on the drug-induced homicide bandwagon. In a summer press release, DA Reisig announced that defendants accused of selling drugs will now receive a warning that the substances “could very well contain lethal fentanyl.”
By way of explanation, he noted that “When people get a DUI, we give a warning that DUIs can cause death, which becomes evidence if they later kill someone in a DUI.”
Reisig just said the quiet part out loud.

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A California district attorney claims to be a reformer — but he just said the quiet part out loud

Despite claims at being a “reformer,” Jeff Reisig, the Yolo County, California, district attorney since 2003, is jumping on the drug-induced homicide bandwagon. In a summer press release, DA Reisig announced that defendants accused of selling drugs will now receive a warning that the substances “could very well contain lethal fentanyl.”
By way of explanation, he noted that “When people get a DUI, we give a warning that DUIs can cause death, which becomes evidence if they later kill someone in a DUI.”
Reisig just said the quiet part out loud.

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The ACLU Says Hawaii Police Handcuffed and Arrested a 10-Year-Old Girl for Drawing a Picture

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Hawaii says Honolulu police handcuffed and arrested a 10-year-old girl in January for drawing an offensive picture of another student.
Now the civil liberties organization and a law firm representing the girl and her mother are demanding reforms from both the Hawaii Department of Education and Honolulu Police Department (HPD) to fix what they say is a clear pattern of misconduct involving school children.
The ACLU and the law firm Caballero Law LLLC are representing Tamara Taylor and her 10-year-old daughter, who is identified only as “N.B.

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The ACLU Says Hawaii Police Handcuffed and Arrested a 10-Year-Old Girl for Drawing a Picture

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Hawaii says Honolulu police handcuffed and arrested a 10-year-old girl in January for drawing an offensive picture of another student.
Now the civil liberties organization and a law firm representing the girl and her mother are demanding reforms from both the Hawaii Department of Education and Honolulu Police Department (HPD) to fix what they say is a clear pattern of misconduct involving school children.
The ACLU and the law firm Caballero Law LLLC are representing Tamara Taylor and her 10-year-old daughter, who is identified only as “N.B.

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ACLU Sues Oklahoma over Ban on Teaching Kids They Should Feel Racial Guilt

Oklahoma State Capitol (Wikimedia)
A coalition of progressive civil rights groups sued Oklahoma on Tuesday over its law that bans schools from teaching students they should feel “discomfort, guilt, anguish or any other form of psychological distress” because of their race or sex.
The lawsuit is backed by the American Civil Liberties Union and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and is the first federal lawsuit to challenge an anti-critical race theory state statute, according to NBC News.

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ACLU Sues Oklahoma over Ban on Teaching Kids They Should Feel Racial Guilt

Oklahoma State Capitol (Wikimedia)
A coalition of progressive civil rights groups sued Oklahoma on Tuesday over its law that bans schools from teaching students they should feel “discomfort, guilt, anguish or any other form of psychological distress” because of their race or sex.
The lawsuit is backed by the American Civil Liberties Union and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and is the first federal lawsuit to challenge an anti-critical race theory state statute, according to NBC News.

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ACLU Sues Oklahoma over Ban on Teaching Kids They Should Feel Racial Guilt

Oklahoma State Capitol (Wikimedia)
A coalition of progressive civil rights groups sued Oklahoma on Tuesday over its law that bans schools from teaching students they should feel “discomfort, guilt, anguish or any other form of psychological distress” because of their race or sex.
The lawsuit is backed by the American Civil Liberties Union and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and is the first federal lawsuit to challenge an anti-critical race theory state statute, according to NBC News.

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ACLU Sues Oklahoma over Ban on Teaching Kids They Should Feel Racial Guilt

Oklahoma State Capitol (Wikimedia)
A coalition of progressive civil rights groups sued Oklahoma on Tuesday over its law that bans schools from teaching students they should feel “discomfort, guilt, anguish or any other form of psychological distress” because of their race or sex.
The lawsuit is backed by the American Civil Liberties Union and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and is the first federal lawsuit to challenge an anti-critical race theory state statute, according to NBC News.

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EDITOR’S NOTE: This article was originally published by Youth Communications and is reposted here with permission. YC works with teenagers in the New York City public school system offering trainings and support to promote the power of story telling through youth-led media.

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