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    Mo. Teacher Is Fired for Racial Comments

    JANUARY 29, 09:53 ET
    Mo. Teacher Is Fired for Racial Comments

    CRYSTAL CITY, Mo. (AP) — The city school board voted unanimously to fire a teacher who told a class she opposed interracial marriage and believed mixed-race couples should not have children.

    Eighth-grade teacher Jendra Loeffelman, who was tenured with 13 years in the 700-student district, maintains her concern was only that mixed-race children might be victims of teasing.

    Crystal City Superintendent Ron Swafford would not comment on what grounds the board used to fire rather than discipline the teacher.

    In two nights of public hearings leading up to the Tuesday night vote, both sides agreed that Loeffelman told a class in October that she opposed marriage between people of different races.

    Grace Bingham, 32, a parent of a mixed-race student, testified that Loeffelman also told her in a phone call that mixed-race students often came to class unkempt, and that interracial couples should be ``fixed'' to prevent them from having children.

    ``She said that biracial children should not exist, and that's what my son believes now,'' said Bingham, whose 14-year-old son, Billy, was in Loeffelman's class.

    Loeffelman, 52, testified she was simply giving an honest opinion to a student who was working on a paper about interracial marriage for another class. She said she told the student she was ``totally against'' interracial marriage. She said she believed interracial couples shouldn't have children because ``I don't want to see children teased for any reason.''

    Loeffelman's attorney, Charles Ford, hired to represent her by the Missouri State Teachers Association, said he would urge her to appeal the school board vote.
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    Interesting.

    I remember when this was first going on:

    http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/new...l+City+teacher's+fate+is+in+board's+hands

    "The comments by Jendra Loeffelman, a teacher for 13 years at Crystal City Elementary School, shocked many in the small city, about 30 miles south of St. Louis near the Mississippi River. Crystal City has the highest concentration of black and mixed-race residents in overwhelmingly white Jefferson County.

    Della Selmon, 32, a lifelong resident of Crystal City, has a mixed-race child. She said the teacher's remarks had stigmatized her daughter. She wants the teacher fired.

    "I was disgusted," Selmon said. "That's not what we teach in the home, and that's not what they should give in the schools."

    ...

    "Racial tension has been a fact of life in the city for generations. "I went through it when I was younger with teachers telling us we couldn't make it as doctors or attorneys, and some of us never recovered," Selmon said. "It's time for Jefferson County to wake up."

    Grace Bingham is the mother of a biracial son who was in Loeffelman's class. She said she didn't believe him when he first told her what he had heard at school.

    When Loeffelman repeated the comments to her on the phone, Bingham said she was stunned, then livid.

    "It's my son and my family she's talking about, but she just doesn't see what the big deal was about," said Grace Bingham. "

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    "But some parents of mixed-race children in Loeffelman's class tell a different story. They claim she said that such children often were dirty and that interracial couples should be "fixed" to prevent them from reproducing."

    Intriguingly, this comment was also in this article:

    "Loeffelman's case was the subject of a KMOX talk show Wednesday morning. Users of a Web site that calls itself a "white nationalist" site, but elsewhere has been dubbed an organ of hate, posted messages of support for the teacher. "
    Originally Posted by Red: you know why. © ® ™

    *and hey take no prisoners, fuck them, if you have something to say then say it fuck polite.... then all these fuckers get to thinking they are right instead of someone saying what the fuck are you talking about.... (d. donnelly)

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    Remarkably similar

    http://www.reviewjournal.com/lvrj_ho.../20403027.html


    "It "was a little past 11 a.m. on an August day in 1998 when Janice Barton, 45, was leaving the Peppermill Restaurant in the Lake Michigan shoreline community of Manistee, with her mother and daughter," reported Michael G. Walsh of the Muskegon Chronicle, back in August 2000. "As Barton and her family tried to make their way through the crowd, a man -- in Spanish -- asked his wife to make room for them."

    According to witnesses, Barton, who does not understand Spanish, told her mother: "I wish these damned Spics would learn to speak English."

    Carol Benitez, one of the Spanish speakers and an off-duty Manistee County sheriff's deputy, followed Barton outside and copied down her license plate number.

    Almost two weeks later, Barton was charged with disturbing the peace. But when she appeared in court Oct. 13, 1998, the charge against Barton was changed to "insulting conduct in a public place" under a city ordinance -- similar to ordinances now widespread in the area -- which simply declares, "No person shall engage in any indecent, insulting, immoral or obscene conduct in any public place."

    In court that December, Barton testified that she believes immigrants should speak English when in the United States. But the jury agreed with the judge that Barton's words were "fighting words" -- not the kind of speech protected by the First Amendment -- and convicted her of the misdemeanor."


    For those who think hate speech is free speech in public places, have your kids walk down the hall at school talking about "n-word this and "racial slur" that. Or a movie theater, or a restaurant. Better yet, go to the black side of your town and ALL of you test the limits of free speech individually.

    You might be able to come up with a class action lawsuit, those of you that live, and really put free speech on trial in this country.

    And in case you are wondering if it is only interracial, they take this free speech stuff seriously as far as obscenity too. Check out this case:


    http://www.courttv.com/trials/boomer...tence_ctv.html

    STANDISH, Mich. (Court TV)— Timothy Boomer, Michigan's so-called "cursing canoeist," avoided jail time and received four days of community service and a $75 fine for his conviction on public profanity.

    At his sentencing Monday, Boomer could have faced up to 90 days in jail and a $100 fine. It was recommended that his community service take place in child care, though his sentence will be put on hold until he fully appeals his conviction, which he plans to do.

    On June 11, a jury found Boomer guilty of cursing and felt that he could or should have realized that children were nearby during an alleged tirade during a canoeing trip in 1998. The Detroit-area computer programmer was charged under a 102-year-old Michigan law prohibiting profanity in public places.

    Boomer's troubles began when his rented canoe hit a rock and he fell into the river. Wet and annoyed, Boomer, a first-time canoeist, began cursing aloud for several minutes, prosecutors claimed.


    Boomer was apologetic at his sentencing, insisting that he and his friends on the trip did not realize there were children nearby. He stressed that he had never been in trouble with the law before the incident and said he had tried to apologize the parents — Michael and Tammy Smith — who witnessed his alleged rant and tried to cover their children's ears.
    Originally Posted by Red: you know why. © ® ™

    *and hey take no prisoners, fuck them, if you have something to say then say it fuck polite.... then all these fuckers get to thinking they are right instead of someone saying what the fuck are you talking about.... (d. donnelly)

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    Here's some more Free Speech for you.

    "Eric even had the guts to agitate the Jews, a pastime he rather enjoyed. Once, he went to a shopping mall in a heavily Jewish neighborhood and brought an Israeli flag. Then he and two friends dragged the flag on the floor from one end of the mall to the other, stomping on it and shouting anti-Israeli and anti-Jewish statements. When mall security escorted them out, the trio continued the fun in the parking lot. Eric was very active and would never back down.

    And so Eric was an easy target for vainglorious cops who were looking to screw with somebody. Apparently, someone tipped off the cops that Eric had kept a few pistols. Because of his Orwellian "hate crime" conviction, Eric was considered a felon and wasn't allowed to own firearms. But Eric was a White patriot, and he was determined to keep those guns as a means to defend himself."

    ...

    ...the cops told Eric's co-workers that they wanted to speak to him. When Eric found out, he became alarmed. Eric was a man of his word, and had said he wasn't going back to prison. Two days before his murder, friends who were visiting Eric from Idaho noted that: "He was as determined as ever to fight for his race, and the thing that stood out the most was his motivation."

    The next afternoon, June 4, as Eric was driving home, two undercover cops approached him and asked him to step out of his vehicle. He replied, "No, I'm not going to be arrested," and drove off. A chase ensued, and when Eric pulled into a grocery store parking lot, the cops opened fire. He returned fire, wounding two cops (one seriously) and shooting the shotgun out of the hands of a third."

    ...

    The next morning, June 5, a SWAT team entered the store and shot Eric numerous times, killing him instantly. The police refused to state how many times they shot him, admitting only that he had sustained many wounds. His body mutilated beyond recognition."

    The WN take on it? Martyr.

    "Another Aryan patriot is dead, but his memory lives on....His ultimate dream was for Aryan unity and victory. Hail Eric Hanson!"

    http://www.natallchicago.com/eric-ha...o%20Proto-Unit
    Originally Posted by Red: you know why. © ® ™

    *and hey take no prisoners, fuck them, if you have something to say then say it fuck polite.... then all these fuckers get to thinking they are right instead of someone saying what the fuck are you talking about.... (d. donnelly)

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    LOL Free Speech in America. That is rather ridiculous. The only "speech" in America is private speech.

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