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ANOTHER ‘Anti-Gay’ Hate Crime HOAX

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After an investigation that included identifying 150 possible witnesses, investigators concluded that exactly zero evidence exists to support any of Gisvold’s hate-crime allegations.

Eric Owens reports: Police in Grand Forks, N.D. have announced that a gay man who claimed to have been the victim of a hate crime at a University of North Dakota fraternity party fabricated his entire story.

The man accused of inventing the latest bogus hate crime is Haakon Gisvold, reports local ABC affiliate WDAZ-TV.

In August, Gisvold, who is not a University of North Dakota student, alleged that members of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity threw him out of a party because he is gay. Gisvold also claimed that Lambda Chi members also beat him, choked him, stripped him and robbed him — all while shouting anti-gay insults. He said he hid in some bush wearing only his underwear until some kind soul came along with some clothes.

“I just want those guys to learn from this,” Gisvold, 18, said at the time, according to a gullible and sympathetic Huffington Post story. “They could go to jail, sure, but they could go to jail and then come out with the same mindset that they don’t like homosexuals.”

After an investigation that included identifying 150 possible witnesses, investigators concluded that exactly zero evidence exists to support any of Gisvold’s hate-crime allegations. Read the rest of this entry »

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Random, Unrelated Misfortune: Indiana Gov Website Targeted By Malicous Cyber Attacks

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(CBS) — The controversy over Indiana’s so-called religious freedom law was not the only problem the Hoosier state faced Tuesday. It also fended off an apparent attack on its official website.

It was the second time since Friday that the IN.gov website was overwhelmed by simultaneous requests for service.

Graig Lubsen of the Indiana Office of Technology said the threat was known well before the controversy over the new law surfaced.

He was quick to say that the site was not hacked. Instead, it was inundated by millions of simultaneous requests for service, which slowed access to the site for some and timed out others. Read the rest of this entry »


[VIRAL] White Cop’s Random Encounter with Homeless Black Man Stirs Controversy

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Jessica Chasmar reports: An Indianapolis police officer’s random act of kindness has gone viral thanks to Indiana Pacers player Roy Hibbert.

Hibbert posted a picture of an Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officer, who had gotten out of his patrol car to give a pair of black boots to a homeless man near the 30th Street exit ramp off of Interstate 65, a local ABC affiliate reported.

Hibbert tweeted to his 334,000 followers Monday afternoon. Read the rest of this entry »


MORE: Indiana Drops Common Core

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Gov. Mike Pence Signs Legislation Withdrawing State From Math and Reading Standards

Stephanie Banchero reports:  Indiana’s governor on Monday signed legislation withdrawing the state from the Common Core, making it the first to officially dump math and reading standards that have been adopted by nearly all the states.

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[We recall this bit of foresight, Jan. 14th, 2014, in  BigGovernment.com‘s article by Dr. Susan Berry]

COMMON CORE ROOTED IN MATH CLASS SOCIAL JUSTICE INDOCTRINATION

While proponents of the Common Core claim that the new standards are focused on “college and career readiness,” more evidence is surfacing that a central purpose of the initiative is social justice and income redistribution indoctrination.

Social justice indoctrination in Common Core is not just limited to language arts.

Radical Math is a group founded by Jonathan Osler who teaches math and community organizing at a Coalition of Essential Schools (CES) high school in Brooklyn, New York. Its website states Radical Math is “a resource for educators interested in integrating issues of social and economic justice into their math classes and curriculum.”  [read more here]

The law directs the state board of education to create its own learning goals before July 1. “Indiana has taken an important step forward in developing academic standards that are written by Hoosiers, for Hoosiers, and are uncommonly high,” Gov. Mike Pence, a Republican, said in a statement.

[Order (or download) Glenn Harlan Reynolds The K-12 Implosion (Encounter Broadside) from Amazon]

Supporters of the new Indiana law cite an effort to maintain local control, with some also arguing the Common Core is weaker than Indiana’s old standards.

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