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A Washington school district is cutting ties with local police departments and getting rid of school resource officers over the “threat” they pose to students.
The Edmonds School Board of Directors, which oversees a system of four schools near Seattle, voted unanimously on Tuesday to end contracts with police departments providing school resource officers
“Given the facts of our highly-dangerous national and state systems of policing, supervision and incarceration, by being housed in our high schools — no matter how helpful and beloved they are — police are a real risk to many of our students and they contribute to stress and bad health for hundreds of children,” school board president Deborah Kilgore said.
Edmonds Police Chief Jim Lawless opposed the decision and argued against it in the weeks leading up to the vote. He said that Kilgore had maligned law enforcement in the process without any evidence for doing so, “I am quite disappointed that she would paint your police department’s efforts with such a broad brush.”
As NFL players, coaches and officials rush to out-woke one another, at least one coach remains a stalwart supporter of President Donald Trump and a supporter of the country that has given him so much.
Former Green Bay Packers star Brett Favre shocked many in the sports world this week when he compared Kaepernick’s decision to kneel during the anthem to the sacrifice of former Arizona Cardinals safety Pat Tillman, who gave his life fighting for the country in Afghanistan following the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.
The recent rhetoric and unrest have even stirred Washington Redskins defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio, a former NFL linebacker who is generally viewed as the strong, silent type.
He shared a video from Twitter user Samantha Marika reminding the site’s users that Trump was not regarded as a “racist” by Democrats until he decided to run against them.
Del Rio made it clear he isn’t onboard with the woke movement to delegitimize the country and everything it stands for.
A Twitter user who has since protected his posts from being viewed publicly tweeted a shot at Del Rio.
“Just found out @coachdelrio is a trump supporter. Wish these old racist would stay off Twitter,” the user wrote, per Fox News.
Del Rio responded with an unapologetically patriotic mic drop.
“I’m 100% for America, if you’re not you can kiss my A$$,” he said.
Leading Market News
U.S. banking regulators are about to ease restrictions created in the aftermath of the Great Recessions, a development that sent bank stocks surging Thursday.
Federal Deposit Insurance Commission officials said on a call that they are loosening the restrictions from the Volcker Rule, allowing banks to more easily make large investments into venture capital and similar funds.
The banks will also be able avoid setting aside cash for derivatives trades between different units of the same firm, potentially freeing up billions of dollars in capital for the industry.
Shares of big banks including JPMorgan Chase, Goldman Sachs, Wells Fargo and Morgan Stanley were all trading more than 2% higher following the announcement, reversing declines in the premarket.
The move is in line with the broad push by the White House to roll back regulations put in place by previous administrations. While the banking industry has acknowledged the benefits of being required to hold more capital to cushion losses, lobbying groups and individuals including JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon have criticized parts of the post-financial crisis regulatory regime as being overly restrictive or redundant.
The Back Page
Permit applications for the Firearm Owners Identification (FOID) card that allows someone to buy a gun in Illinois have surged over 500 percent amid the social unrest and violence currently seen in Chicago and other Democrat-controlled cities.
The Chicago Tribune reports the demand for gun permits and guns is so great Illinois’ 72-hour waiting period, which includes background check, is actually lasting about “94 business hours.”
They explain the backup by noting the Illinois State Police firearms bureau is simply overwhelmed. From “June 1 to June 17, there were more than 42,000 applications for FOID cards, compared with about 7,000 during the same time last year.” That represents an increase of just over 500 percent.
To put things in perspective–the 42,089 permit applications submitted June 1 to June 17 is just slightly less than the “48,194 applications submitted in the months of December, January and February combined.”
Law-abiding citizens want guns for self-defense.