After Altercation at Restaurant, Black Lives Matter Claims NYC Vaccine Mandate Is Being Weaponized

Caroline Downey 6 – 8 minutes

After a skirmish involving NYC’s vaccine mandate and African-American patrons erupted at Carmine’s restaurant in the Upper West Side last week, Black Lives Matter of Greater New York and related organizations converged in front of the establishment Monday to protest and hold a news conference.

The original police report detailed that three black women from Texas got into an altercation with a 24-year-old restaurant hostess on Thursday after she asked them to provide proof of vaccination to eat indoors. However, subsequent information from the attorneys for both Carmine’s and the women revealed that the trio did, in fact, present verification of vaccination to enter.

Shortly after the women’s group was seated, three men arrived to join the party inside, but two were denied entry because they failed to provide vaccination documentation, lawyers from both sides confirmed to the New York Times. 

A fight broke out outside when a hostess allegedly used a racial slur and made derogatory remarks directed at the female customers, accusing them of carrying fraudulent vaccination cards, the lawyer who represents one of the women, Kaeita Nkeenge Rankin, who is a doctor, told the Times. Justin Moore, the lawyer, said the women claim the hostess “spewed out” the N-word. After the brawl, NYPD arrested the three black women for investigation of criminal mischief and assault.

Organized by Black Lives Matter Greater New York, demonstrators congregated Monday to clarify the story from their perspective. At the rally, the speakers railed against the racial obscenity that was allegedly uttered as well as the perceived discrimination against the black unvaccinated patrons. While protesters claimed the hostess was white, invoking “white supremacy” multiple times, Carmine’s owner Jeffrey Banks told the New York Post that the employees who he says were violently attacked were black, Latina, and Asian American.

BLM NYC co-founder and chairman Hank Newsome alleged that the restaurant staff treated the black women with hostility and accused Carmine’s of covering up “their employees’ actions by using the vaccination passport as an excuse.” He demanded that Carmine’s release its video footage of the incident, which he believes will settle that the hostess was the antagonizer and that the three women were wrongfully charged.

Succumbing to public pressure, on Tuesday Carmine’s owner Jeffrey Bank released the surveillance tape, which depicts one of the Texas tourists, rather than the hostess, as the aggressor who incited the brawl by throwing the first blow.

“This attack was entirely unprovoked,” Banks told the Post. He also unequivocally denied that any one of his employees made a racial slur.

Chivona Newsome, the other co-founder of BLM NYC, targeted Mayor Bill de Blasio’s vaccine mandate more specifically in her remarks. She implied that the edict has resulted in repeats of historical episodes when blacks were disenfranchised from society.

“Being a doctor does not protect you from anti-blackness. Having a vaccination card does not protect you from discrimination. The 1964 Civil Rights Act prohibits the actions of Carmine’s. It says it is illegal to discriminate against you on the basis of race,” she said.

“Seventy-two percent of black people in this city from ages 18 to 44 are unvaccinated. So what is going to stop the Gestapo, I mean the NYPD, from rounding up black people, from snatching them off the train, off the bus?” she added.

Chivona Newsome suggested that if these incidents continue, Black Lives Matter could revolt to exact justice like it did after George Floyd’s death.

“We’re putting this city on notice, that your mandate will not be another racist social-distance practice. Black people are not going to stand by, or you will see another uprising. And that is not a threat; that is a promise,” she said. “The vaccination passport is not a free passport to racism.”

Kimberly Bernard, the co-founder of the Black Women’s March, echoed the charge that COVID restrictions are being weaponized against minorities.

“We are serving notice on the mayor, on the governor, on the restaurant industry that we will not allow for you to use this pandemic, vaccination cards, and masks as another reason to be racist, to put us in prison. Because there’s enough of us in there,” she said.

A man from Rise and Resist, a direct-action group that formed in resistance to the 2016 election of former president Donald Trump, turned the conversation to the partisan blame game that’s exploded amid the pandemic.

“The Republican Party and elected officials and pundits on Fox News try to blame the entirety of the unvaccinated COVID crisis on black people, even though black people are twelve percent of the population,” he said.

But while the speaker said the political Right is guilty of pinning the pandemic on the unvaccinated, of whom many are blacks, a female African American in the crowd told National Review a different tale.

A college student with experience in the restaurant industry, Maya, who did not provide her last name, said her community is struggling to recognize that Democrats, not Republicans, are spearheading vaccine mandates and therefore resurrecting racial discrimination and conflict.

“Most black people aren’t going to acknowledge that the Democratic Party has disenfranchised us. Malcom X said it’s foxes and wolves. The fox pretends to be your friend to your face but passes laws behind your back to harm you. The wolf is not your friend, they don’t like you, and they treat you as such. But who do you respect more? Black people tend to fall for the fox,” Maya said.

She said her job is in jeopardy now because she’s refused the vaccine, another issue of economic equity that she says Democrats are not acknowledging.

“This vaccine mandate is disproportionately affecting people of color. People shouldn’t be forced to do it. It’s ‘for your health,’ but they’re willing to ruin people’s lives to protect against a virus with over a 99 percent survival rate. .  . This is going to be the new Jim Crow, and it’s going to affect mostly people of color,” she said.

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IF YOU DON’T WISH TO COMPLY WITH VACCINE AND MASK MANDATESHERE IS A LIST OF LAW FIRMS THAT CAN HELP INFORMATIONLegal Guidance Against MandatesWe recently compiled a list of law firms that you may call if you believe your rights are being infringed upon by your employer, school, college, or any group that discriminates against you for not complying with their vaccine or mask mandates.The List:Liberty Counsel Institute Justice Institute For Faith and Freedom Defending Freedom Legal Foundation More Law Center More Society Legal Society Center for Law and Justice for Law and Religious Freedom Attorneys of America Law Association Association of Christian Lawmakers Legal Foundation’s Frontline Doctors Legal Eagle Dream TeamIn April 2021, America’s Frontline Doctors officially launched the Legal Eagle Dream Team, stating: “We intend to bring lawsuits across the country to challenge the constitutionality of COVID-19 mandates and restrictions.”

If you’re interested in partnering with a Dream Team attorney to fight vaccine mandates, visit: Special Thanks to Pastor Brandon from Rock Harbor Church for Compiling this List and to Liberty Overwatch and our Friend Kanekoa for posting the List. From Pastor Brandon:Like I have mentioned before, most people (i.e. the people who just do what they are told by their employer, the government, or the narrative) do not know the law so they believe that vaccine and mask mandates can be enforced. However, this is not true. This is when you will have to push back and contact an attorney to get advice.

I hope this helps you because now is the time to stand up to this kind of injustice and draconian medical tyranny.List of Lawyers by State:AK

Ward Matthew MerdesMerdes & Merdes, P.C.P. O. Box 71309

Fairbanks, AK 99707(907) 452-5400

Charles M. Merriner

3934 Apollo Drive

Anchorage, AK 99504(907) 333-2946


Benjamin Max BowdenAlbrittons, Clifton, Alverson, Moody & Bowden, P.C.P.O. Box 800109 Opp Avenue

Andalusia, AL 36420(334) 222-3177

Milton Clay RagsdaleRagsdale LLC517 Beacon Parkway West

Birmingham, AL 35209(205) 290-6800

Booth SamuelsPittman, Dutton & Hellums, PC2001 Park Place NorthSuite 1100

Birmingham, AL 35203205-322-8880

Edward Ira ZwillingSchwartz, Zweben & Slingbaum, LLP600 Vestavia Parkway, Suite 251Suite 251

Birmingham, AL 35216(205) 822-2701


Jay Ankur BansalLaw Offices of Jay A. Bansal1400 East Southern AvenueSuite 620

Tempe, AZ 85210(480) 820-9090

Andrew Donald DowningHennelly & Steadman, P.C.322 West Roosevelt Street

Phoenix, AZ 85003-1423(602) 230-7000

Stephen I. LeshnerStephen I. Leshner, P.C.1440 East Missouri AvenueSuite 265

Phoenix, AZ 85014(602) 266-9000


Sol P. AjalatAjalat & Ajalat5200 Lankershim BoulevardSuite 850

North Hollywood, CA 91601(818) 506-1500

Brian Lee BurchettBurchett Law Firm605 C StreetSuite 300

San Diego, CA 92101(619) 230-8431

Christopher John DuenowCumberland, Coates and Duenow LLP550 Dana Street

San Luis Obispo, CA 93401(805) 541-4200

Neal Jordan FialkowNeal Fialkow Esq215 North Marengo Avenue3rd Floor

Pasadena, CA 91101(626) 584-6060

Marvin Firestone1700 South El Camino RealSuite 204

San Mateo, CA 94402(650) 212-4900

William I. GoldsmithGoldsmith & Hull, APC16933 Parthenia StreetNo. 110

Northridge, CA 91343(818) 990-6600

Daniel M. GrahamLaw Offices of Daniel M. Graham23720 Arlington AveneueSuite 8

Torrance, CA 90501-6124(310) 539-1762

Jack Donn HullGoldsmith & Hull16933 Parthenia St

Northridge, CA 91343(818) 990-6600

Martin James MartinezMartinez Law Office1434 Third StreetSuite 3B

Napa, CA 94559(707) 251-9383

Russell E. NordstromNordstrom, Steele, et al.17542 East 17th StreetSuite 250

Tustin, CA 92780(714) 750-1010

Jeffrey S. PopJeffrey S. Pop, Attorney at Law9107 Wilshire BoulevardSuite 700

Beverly Hills, CA 90210(310) 273-5462

Lisa Annette RoquemoreLaw Offices of Lisa A. Roquemore19200 Von Karman AveSuite 500

Irvine, CA 92603(949) 622-5572

David H. SoloLaw Offices of David H. Solo23195 La Cadena DriveSuite 103

Laguna Hills, CA 92653(949) 727-3880


Leah VaSahnja DurantLaw Offices of Leah V. Durant888 16th Street, NWSuite 800

Washington, DC 20006(202) 775-9200

Jill M. FollowsLaw Office of Jill Follows1001 Connecticut Avenue, NWSuite 1100

Washington, DC 20036(202) 590-7492

Isaiah Richard KalinowskiMaglio, Christopher & Toale, PA (DC)1455 Pennsylvania Avenue, NWThe Willard Building, Suite 400

Washington, DC 20004(941) 952-5242

Peter Harwood MeyersNational Law Center2000 G Street, NWSuite 200

Washington, DC 20052202 994-7463

Danielle Anne StraitMaglio, Christopher & Toale, PA (DC)1455 Pennsylvania Avenue, NWThe Willard Building, Suite 400

Washington, DC 20004(941) 952-5242


Franklin John CaldwellMaglio, Christopher & Toale1605 Main StreetSuite 710

Sarasota, FL 34236(888) 952-5242

James Stanley ChapmanHoltzman Equels660 East Jefferson Street

Tallahassee, FL 32301(850) 222-2900

Erin Adele JuzapavicusMilam Howard Nicandri Dees & Gillam, P.A.14 East Bay Street

Jacksonville, FL 32202(904) 357-3660

Daniel James LeeperLeeper & Leeper2532 Fifth Avenue North

St. Petersburg, FL 33713(727) 328-8788

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Vaccine Attorneys – Complete List

Altom Michael MaglioMaglio Christopher and Toale1605 Main StreetSuite 710

Sarasota, FL 34236(888) 952-5242

Lawrence Gray SandersBarbas, Weed, et al.1802 West Cleveland Street

Tampa, FL 33606(813) 254-6575

Diana Stadelnikas SedarMaglio Christopher and Toale, PA (FL)1605 Main StreetSuite 710

Sarasota, FL 34236(888) 952-5242

Marc Jordan SemagoFL Legal Group501 Kennedy BoulevardSuite 810

Tampa, FL 33602(813) 221-9500

Anne Carrion ToaleMaglio Christopher and Toale1605 Main StreetSuite 710

Sarasota, FL 34236(888) 952-5242


Donald Philip EdwardsLaw Office of Donald P. Edwards170 Mitchell Street, S.W.

Atlanta, GA 30303-3424(404) 526-8866

Terry D. JacksonTerry D. Jackson, P.C.600 Edgewood Avenue

Atlanta, GA 30312(404) 659-2400

LaShonda Council RogersCouncil & Associates, LLC170 Mitchell Street

Atlanta, GA 30303(404) 526-8857

Thursday, May 01, 2014


Dennis W PottsDennis W. Potts, Esq.841 Bishop StreetSuite 1628

Honolulu, HI 96813(808) 537-4575


Richard H. MoellerBerenstein, Moore, et al.P.O. Box 3207501 Pierce StreetSuite 300Sioux City, IA 51101712-252-0020


Curtis R Webb

752 Addison AvenueP. O. Box 1768

Twin Falls, ID 83303-1768(208) 734-1616

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Vaccine Attorneys – Complete List


Sherry Kay DrewMcDowell & Drew, Ltd.1000 Indian Road

Glenview, IL 60025(847) 729-4320

Grady E. HolleyHolley & Rosen440 South Grand Avenue West

Springfield, IL 62704(217) 544-3368

Edward M. KrausLaw Offices of Chicago Kent565 West Adams StreetSuite 600

Chicago, IL 60661(312) 906-5072


David Porter MurphyDavid Murphy Esq504 West Main Street

Greenfield, IN 46140(317) 462-2222

Daniel Henry PfeiferPfeifer, Morgan & Stesiak53600 North Ironwood Drive

South Bend, IN 46635(574) 272-2870


Christopher Jon KelloggKennedy, Berkley, et al.119 West Iron Avenue7th Floor

Salina, KS 67402-2567(785) 825-4674

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Vaccine Attorneys – Complete List

Lawrence Gene MichelKennedy, Berkley, et al.119 West Iron Avenue7th Floor

Salina, KS 67402-2567(785) 825-4674

William Patrick RonanThe Ronan Law Firm10740 Nall Avenue, Suite 160Highlands Corporate Campus, Building 1

Overland Park, KS 66205(913) 652-9937


Barbara Dahlenburg BonarB. Dahlenburg Bonar P.S.C.3611 Decoursey Avenue

Covington, KY 41015(859) 431-3333

William A. MillerHummel & Coan239 South 5th StreetKentucky Home Life Bldg, 17th Floor

Louisville, KY 40202-3269502 585-3084

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Vaccine Attorneys – Complete List


Stephen B. MurrayMurray Law Firm650 Poydras StreetSuite 1100, Poydras Center

New Orleans, LA 70130(504) 525-8100

Nicole Ieyoub MurrayMurray Law Firm650 Poydras StreetSuite 1100, Poydras Center

New Orleans, LA 70130(504) 525-8100


Howard Scott GoldGold Law Firm, LLC83 Walnut StreetSuite 150

Wellesley Hills, MA 02481(781) 239-1000

Ronald Craig HomerConway, Homer & Chin-Caplan, P.C.16 Shawmut Street

Boston, MA 02116(617) 695-1990

Myles Dell JacobsonMyles D. Jacobson, Esq16 Center Street

Northampton, MA 01060(413) 584-8181

Christine A. TennysonTennyson Law Offices425 Pleasant Street

Brockton, MA 02301(508) 559-8678


Benjamin Scott BarnesHall and Butler17000 Science DriveSuite 202

Bowie, MD 20715(240) 544-5000


Verne E. ParadieParadiem Sherman & Worden11 Lisbon Street, Suite 202

Lewiston, ME 04240(207) 344-9362


Brian Joseph BourbeauDeNardis, McCandless & Miller, P.C.70 Macomb PlaceSuite 200

Mt. Clemens, MI 48043(586) 469-9191

Scott William RooneyNemes, Rooney P.C.26050 Orchard Lake RoadSuite 300

Farmington Hills, MI 48334(248) 442-3300


Sheila Ann BjorklundLommen Abdo Law Firm80 South Eighth StreetSuite 2000

Minneapolis, MN 55402(612) 336-9312

Randall G. KnutsonFarrish Johnson Law Office1907 Excel Drive

Mankato, MN 56001-6281(507) 625-2525

Kate Gerayne WestadLommen Abdo Law Firm80 South Eighth StreetSuite 2000

Minneapolis, MN 55402(612) 339-8131


William J. FleischakerFleischaker & WilliamsP.O. BOX 996

Joplin, MO 64802(417) 623-2865

Richard Douglas VandeverLaw Offices of Richard Vandever3100 BroadwaySuite 1209

Kansas City, MO 64111(816) 444-4994

MSM. A. BassM.A. Bass, Jr. , Attorney at LawP. O. Box 712113 Downing Street

Hazlehurst, MS 39083(601) 894-5336

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Barrett J. ClisbyBarrett J. Clisby, PLLC129 Courthouse SquareP.O. Box 240

Oxford, MS 38655(662) 234-8413


Nancy Routh MeyersWard Black Law208 West Wendover Avenue

Greensboro, NC 27401(336) 333-2244

Peter Joseph SardaCreech Law Firm3130 Fairhill DriveSuite 108

Raleigh, NC 27612(919) 787-7766


Ravinder Singh BhallaLaw Offices of Ravinder S. Bhalla333 WashingtonSuite 203

Jersey City, NJ 07302(201) 610-9010

Thomas P. GallagherThomas P. Gallagher, Esquire, LLC.822 Shore Road

Somers Point, NJ 08244(609) 926-6450

Carol L. GallagherCarol L. Gallagher, Esquire, LLC.1201 New RoadSuite 133

Linwood, NJ 08221(609) 837-6262

Armand LeoneBritcher, Leone & Roth, LLC175 Rock Road

Glen Rock, NJ 07452(201) 444-1644

Mindy Michaels RothBritcher, Leone & Roth, L.L.C.175 Rock Road

Glen Rock, NJ 07452(201) 444-1644

Mark Theodore SadakaMark T. Sadaka, MSPH, Esq20 North Van Brunt StreetSuite 4

Englewood, NJ 07631(201) 266-5670

William R. SnellWilliam R. Snell, Esq.15 Oak Leaf Lane

Tinton Falls, NJ 07712(732) 493-4646


Lorraine J. MansfieldLaw Office of Lorraine Mansfield6655 West Sahara AvenueNo. B200

Las Vegas, NV 89146(702) 222-4009


Virginia Eve AnelloDouglas & London, P.C.59 Maiden Lane6th Floor

New York, NY 10038(212) 566-7500

Sandra K. CassidyCassidy Legal Group212 Treehaven Drive

East Aurora, NY 14052(716) 655-3545

Patricia Ann FinnPatricia Finn Esq450 Piermont Avenue

Piermont, NY 10968(845) 398-0521

Irving GertelKagan & Gertel1575 East 19th Street, 5th Fl.

Brooklyn, NY 11230(718) 258-8080

Gary C. HobbsMuller, Mannix & Hobbs, PLLC.P.O. Box 143257 Bay Road

Glens Falls, NY 12801(518) 793-2535

Corey B. KayeKaye & Lechner220 Mineola BoulevardSuite 10

Mineola, NY 11501(516) 747-5900

Robert Joel KrakowLaw Office of Robert J. Krakow, P.C.233 BroadwaySuite 2320

New York, NY 10279-2320(212) 227-0600

Nora Constance Marino

175 East Shore Road

Great Neck, NY 11023(516) 829-8399

John F. McHughLaw Office of John McHugh233 BroadwaySuite 2320

New York, NY 10279(212) 483-0875

Martin Jeffrey RubensteinMartin Rubenstein260 Christopher LaneSuite 102

Staten Island, NY 10314(718) 494-8800

Helen C. SturmLaw Office of John F. McHugh6 Winter StreetSuite 401

New York, NY 10004(212) 483-0875


Braden Andrew BlumenstielBlumenstiel, Evans & Falvo, LLC261 West Johnstown Road

Columbus, OH 43230(614) 475-9511

Nicholas Edward BunchWhite, Getgey & Meyer1700 Central Trust Tower1 West 4th Street

Cincinnati, OH 45202-3621(513) 241-3685

Kevin A. MackKnutson & Mack, LLC224 South Washington Street

Tiffin, OH 44883(419) 455-9508

Firooz Taghi NameiMcKinney & Namei Company, L.P.A.15 East Eighth Street

Cincinnati, OH 45202(513) 721-0200

Simina VourlisLaw Offices of Simina Vourlis1689 West Third Avenue

Columbus, OH 43212(614) 487-5900


Stephan E. AnderssonLarrimore and Farnish, L.L.P.1800 John F. Kennedy BoulevardSuite 404

Philadelphia, PA 19103(215) 209-8500

Paul R. BrazilMuller Brazil, LLP2401 Pennsylvania AvenueSuite 1C-44

Philadelphia, PA 19130570-594-8285

David John CarneyAnapol, Schwartz, et al.1710 Spruce Street

Philadelphia, PA 19103(215) 735-3770

Lawrence R. CohanAnapol, Schwartz, et al.1710 Spruce Street

Philadelphia, PA 19103(215) 790-4567

Jeffrey A. GolvashBrennan, Robins & Daley, P.C.445 Fort Pitt BoulevardSuite 200

Pittsburgh, PA 15219(412) 281-0776

Maximillian J. MullerMuller Brazil, LLP2401 Pennsylvania AvenueSuite 1C-44

Philadelphia, PA 19130(215) 259-8662


James Mixon GriffinLewis Babcock & Griffin L.L.PPost Office Box 11208

Columbia, SC 29211(803) 771-8000


Sharla KooikerMyers Billion, LLP300 North Dakota AvenueSuite 510P.O. Box 1085Sioux Falls, SD 57101605-336-3700


William E. CochranBlack, McLaren, et al.530 Oak Court DriveSuite 360

Memphis, TN 38117(901) 762-0535

Russell Warren LewisJohnson Law Group (TN)50 North Front StreetSuite 920

Memphis, TN 38103615-200-1122

Michael G. McLarenBlack & McLaren530 Oak Court DriveSuite 360

Memphis, TN 38117(901) 762-0535

Christopher J. WebbBlack, McLaren, et al.430 Oak Court DriveSuite 360

Memphis, TN 38117(901) 762-0535


Michael Adly Baseluos

202 East Park Ave

San Antonio, TX 78212(210) 787-5993

Gil L. DaleyLaw Office of Gil L. Daley, II, P.C.201 Main StreetSuite 600

Fort Worth, TX 76102(214) 698-5988

Sean Franks GreenwoodGauthier Houghtaling and Williams2323 South Shephard DriveSuite 800

Houston, TX 77019(713) 343-1614

Margaret M GuerraMargaret M. Guerra, Attorney at Law1000 Macon StreetSuite 300

Fort Worth, TX 76102(817) 570-9991

Gary M. JewellChristian, Smith and Jewell, LLP2302 FanninSuite 500

Houston, TX 77002(713) 659-7617

James Robert KneislerLaw Offices of James R. Kneisler, Jr. (TX)315 West Twohig Avenue

San Angelo, TX 76903(325) 659-2305

Randal Gilbert MathisMathis, Donheiser & Jeter1412 Main StreetSuite 2600

Dallas, TX 75202(214) 303-1919

Sabena Singh TalatiMathis, Donheiser & Jeter1412 Main StreetSuite 2600

Dallas, TX 75202(214) 303-1919

UTDavid C. RichardsChristensen and Jensen, P.C.15 West South TempleSuite 800

Salt Lake City, UT 84101(801) 323-5000


Gary Alvin BryantWillcox & Savage, P.C.440 Monticello AvenueSuite 2200

Norfolk, VA 23510-2197757 628-5500

Thomas Scott CarnesCarnes & Carnes4456 Corporation LaneSuite 330

Virginia Beach, VA 23462(757) 271-0571

Alexander LauferEisenhower and Laufer, PC4041 University DrSte 100

Fairfax, VA 22030(703) 352-9690

Elizabeth Martin MuldowneyRawls, McNelis and Mitchell, P.C.211 Rocketts WaySuite 100

Richmond, VA 23231(804) 344-0038

Ramon RodriguezRawls, McNelis and Mitchell, P.C.211 Rocketts WaySuite 100

Richmond, VA 23231(804) 344-0038


Paul S. Dannenberg

P. O. Box 187325 Delfrate Road

Huntington, VT 05462(802) 434-3901


Douglas Lee BurdetteBurkett & Burdette2101 Fourth AvenueSuite 1830

Seattle, WA 98121(206) 441-5597

Michael Spencer KolkerLaw Offices of Michael S. Kolker600 UniversitySuite 2100

Seattle, WA 98101(206) 464-1761


Michael J. KatarincicKatarincic Law Office, LLC11402 N. Port Washington RoadSuite 206

Meguon, WI 53092(262) 241-8063

Jerome A. KonkelSamster, Konkel & Safran, S.C.1110 North Old World Third StreetSuite 405

Milwaukee, WI 53203(414) 224-0400

Mark L. KruegerKrueger & Hernandez, S.C.123 Second StreetP. O. Box 41

Baraboo, WI 53913(608) 356-3961

Jason Wendell WhitleyNovitzke, Gust, Sempf & Whitley314 Keller Avenue NSuite 200

Amery, WI 54001(715) 268-6130


Kathy A. BrownHenrickson & Long, P.L.L.C.214 Capitol StreetP.O. Box 11070

Charleston, WV 25339(304) 346-5500


Richard GageRichard Gage, P.C.1815 Pebrican AvenueP.O. Box 1223

Cheyenne, WY 82001(307) 433-8864

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On April 26th, 2009, the Irish Independent published an article titled ‘Concern for Children’s Health as Parents ignoring vaccines’. Edel Kennedy, you should be ashamed of yourself! This is nothing less than an attempt by government, through their puppets in the media, to remove the rights of parents to determine the life choices of their offspring and removes any doubt that we now live in a dictatorship.

This is an outrageous insult to every parent in the country who has the common sense to research the efficacy of vaccines themselves by simply looking at the historical record rather than trust politicians whose lies in the media, including those perpetrated by the Dept of Health under Mary Harney regarding the farce of ‘swine flu’ and the dangerous myth of HPV vaccination, have led the country into the abyss of utter poverty and sold the country into the communist grasp of European bureaucrats whose sole aim is the destruction of every member nation’s sovereignty leaving them clutching at the bailout begging bowl of the IMF.

Vaccines are a fraud; pure and simple!

The historical record proves this for anyone with a little patience and the courage to investigate the facts for themselves, and it does take courage, especially for those in the medical profession whose careers will be at risk if they dare expose this danger to our children. It also shatters their illusions that they’re part of an organisation which is far from beneficial to those they believe they’ re protecting from illness. However, their Hippocratic Oath should compel them to investigate such wild claims put out by pharmaceutical giants and their drug dealer sales representatives instead of taking the word of an industry well known as being utterly corrupt and ruthless in its business practices.

The Irish hemophiliac scandal, where patients were knowingly infected with HIV through contaminated blood products should be enough to convince anyone of Big Parma’s murderous intent. This brings us to the real reasons for vaccinations. I’m not even going to prove to readers that they don’t work. I’ll simply urge you to look up the historical record. One simple example is the demise of measles.

The measles death rate had declined by 98% from 1915-1958 prior to any vaccination being introduced. In 1988 and 1989, 69% and 89% for measles cases in American school-aged children had been vaccinated. In 1995, 56% of all measles cases in America were vaccinated.

These figures come from medical journals. Those 3 simple examples prove that unvaccinated children are less likely to contract measles and that the vaccine was useless. Look that up for yourself. All other vaccine claims that they’ve cured or eliminated disease follow a similar pattern. Better hygiene, clean water and good healthy food were the causes of the decline and any doctor worth his smelling salts should know that. If they don’t then they are misinformed on a grand scale or they’re in complete denial. Therein lies the problem. Why have doctors been ‘indoctrinated’ to believe that vaccines are the sacred cow of medicine when the historical record clearly shows that they are virtually useless?

Hold onto your sanity because I have some bad news for you.

The real reason for vaccinations, apart from the massive profits to the manufacturers, is to ensure that you get sick throughout your life, again not only to enrich these same corporations that made you sick, but to ensure that many, if not all of you, die before you ever receive your pension and when you are no longer any of use to society. That’s why they want you retiring later in life and are forcing you through economic terrorism to work longer regardless of your age or health. They literally want to work you to death. If you don’t work you will be classed as a burden to society, a financial cost which society has to bear, and therefore you will be stigmatised as a ‘useless eater’; a consumer of resources needed for the rest of society. When Big Pharma can no longer profit from the illness they gave you, you will be left to die.

This is the depopulation agenda promoted under the United Nations Division of Population under the Department of Economic and Social Affairs. We only need look at Africa, the nation which the United Nations has said themselves, could feed the world. Why then are millions in Africa starving to death on that continent? It’s meant to be that way folks.

All of us at one time or another have been led to believe in the efficacy of vaccines. I was one of them and had my child vaccinated nearly 35 years ago. I wouldn’t even dream of it now. I think it’s safe to say that we’re all aware of the real pandemic, as opposed to the fake pandemics of the past. It’s called ‘CANCER’. Autism is also at crisis (pandemic) levels all across the world where mass vaccination programs exist.

Prior to mass vaccination, cancers were extremely rare, as in almost nonexistent. Today in the western, so called developed world, we face a crisis of cancer to the extent that between one in five to one in two will suffer, many dying, from one form of cancer or another. What’s happened to cause this pandemic?

We only have to look back at the Jonas Salk polio vaccine that went around the world in the full knowledge that it contained the SV40 virus which had no other purpose than causing cancer; yet it was pushed as a vaccine for polio when, as with measles, polio was well in decline prior to any vaccine due to the same factors.

Enter stage right at the TED 2010 conference, Mr. Bill Gates, head of Microsoft, the biggest computer firm on the planet. What has Bill Gates to do with vaccines you’ re wondering?

See the quote in the image above. Those are his exact words. Are you beginning to get the picture?

The globalist elite care nothing for humanity; ordinary men, women and children must be eliminated in their delusional minds to ensure that their superior types go into the future with the best of breeding being the only criteria worthy of saving. You and I are no longer required and that is why we are seeing the loss of our economy, our wealth, our health, our happiness and ultimately, our lives.

In 2020, look where we are now with Gates still calling the shots!

Source:  The Sovereign Independent

PETITION: Aidez-moi à faire avancer ce combat ! : Stop au massacre de la population nomade dans le nord-est de l’Éthiopie.

At the heart of the conflict, three cities transferred from Somalia to Afar, following the drawing of the border between these two states, in 2014, by the federal government, then led by a multi-ethnic coalition, the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF ). Since then, the Somalis have tried to win them back.

At least 200 people were killed and several wounded yesterday July 24, 2021 in an attack by the Afar armed forces on the town of “Garba cisse” located between the states of Afar and Somalia. The slaughtered civilians are women, children and the elderly, we are saddened by the senseless slaughter of the poor innocent civilians. Nothing in the world justifies the collective murder of civilians.

The first responsible are the federal governments of Ethiopia and the regional government of Afar state. We appeal to the international community, the international solidarity association, but also human rights NGOs.,nv,elem

Kirstie Alley Blasts Trans Terms Like ‘Chest-Feeding,’ Calls Them Degrading To Women

Megan Basham

Actress Kirstie Alley slammed so-called trans “inclusive” terminology like “chest-feeding” over the weekend, claiming it degrades and nullifies women.

The “Cheers” star first broached the subject on Twitter Saturday morning, with a post that said, “BREAST-FEEDING IS what WOMEN do. Women also bottle feed. Men bottle feed too. We do not have to buckle to the insanity of the minuscule minority of lunatics who make us feel guilty for not sharing their insanity. ‘Chest feeding?’ ‘human milk feeding?’ WTF STOP IT!!!”

It was unclear what sparked Alley’s comment, but last week, as The Daily Wire reported, the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine published new guidelines on “lactation-related language.” Among the organization’s recommendations is replacing the verb breastfeeding with gender-neutral terms like “human milk feeding” and “chest-feeding” because, they claim, “not all people who give birth and lactate identify as female.”

While the vast majority of responses to Alley, including nearly 16,000 likes, expressed agreement, she seemed to address the comparatively few critical replies about 15 minutes later.

“I’m a little tired of the degrading and nullifying of women and their abilities,” she explained further. “Breastfeeding is one of our abilities. It’s a beautiful and important ability. Knock off the nullifying of women [for] the sake of lunatics. Equal rights does not equal insanity.” A few minutes after that, she added, “It’s our personal responsibility to agree or disagree with concepts. My only point here today is don’t let insanity force you to pretend like you agree with the insanity. It’s part of the insanity to shame you into agreement.”

In her final post on Saturday, Alley denied that her support for former President Trump had any impact on her beliefs about the issue of trans terminology, saying, “My views of this BS are not political. I have plenty of friends from both political persuasions who SHARE the view of the INSANITIES being shoved down our throats by pervs trying to degrade our society. Don’t be afraid to disagree with people who seek to pervert workable morals.”

The following day, Alley addressed another detractor.

“I don’t need to speak for ‘cis’ women,” she said to a critic who argued that Alley doesn’t speak for “cis women’s breasts or bodies.” She went on, “I am a woman and feel comfortable just calling myself a woman and having a woman’s point of view. I don’t need to be ASKED to speak Deb. We handled that pretty well in 1920.”

In Alley’s final word on the subject Sunday, she shared that she prefers terms that acknowledge her own womanhood.  “For the record I don’t care what people call themselves or categorize their identity. Just leave mine alone,” she said. “I’m happy with woman, mother, actress, sister, daughter, grandma and [girlie] …”

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OSHA Changes Policy on Workplace Vaccine Requirements by Scott Morefield

Scott Morefield

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) quietly updated its website over the weekend to adjust its policy on whether adverse effects from an employer-mandated COVID-19 vaccination should be counted as a recordable workplace injury.

On Friday, the agency’s guidance released April 21st, which stated that adverse reactions from employer-mandated vaccinations are “work-related,” remained in effect.

From National Law Review:

If an employer requires its employees to be vaccinated, adverse reactions to the vaccines are considered “work-related” by OSHA. Employers who require COVID-19 vaccines must notify OSHA within 24 hours of an employee’s inpatient hospitalization (or within eight hours of an employee’s death) resulting from an adverse reaction.

For employers subject to OSHA’s recordkeeping requirements, if the adverse reaction meets other general recording criteria (e.g., days away from work, restricted work or transfer to another job, or medical treatment beyond first aid), the reaction must be recorded on the employer’s OSHA 300 log, even if it does not lead to hospitalization. For example, if an employee uses a sick day because of fever and chills following administration of the vaccine, the reaction must be recorded. On the other hand, if an employee merely requires over-the-counter medication to ease soreness at the injection site, the action need not be recorded.

Here’s a screengrab of OSHA’s guidance from Friday, via Google’s Wayback Machine:

On Saturday, however, the agency took an entirely different approach.

DOL and OSHA, as well as other federal agencies, are working diligently to encourage COVID-19 vaccinations. OSHA does not wish to have any appearance of discouraging workers from receiving COVID-19 vaccination, and also does not wish to disincentivize employers’ vaccination efforts. As a result, OSHA will not enforce 29 CFR 1904’s recording requirements to require any employers to record worker side effects from COVID-19 vaccination through May 2022. We will reevaluate the agency’s position at that time to determine the best course of action moving forward.

After an initial surge, voluntary vaccination rates have hit a wall, and the powers-that-be are desperate to get things rolling again. But should they be? At this point, 73.7% of the population of over-65 Americans have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and 85.2% have had at least one dose. These are the most medically vulnerable to the virus, and this rate, along with seasonality and natural immunity, has resulted in plummeting death rates across the country. 

Still, one can understand the desire to continue to get vaccination rates up. However, there is a fine line between enticement and coercion. Employers forcing employees to undergo a medical procedure against their will is bad enough, but the government going on to release those same employers from having to pay for any negative effects from that procedure seems like a whole other level of insane.

Fight for your freedom America

Sky News Australia Suspended by YouTube

YouTube Space LA in Playa Del Rey, Los Angeles on Oct. 21, 2015. (Lucy Nicholson/Reuters)

By Melanie Sun August 1, 2021 Updated: August 1, 2021

YouTube Space LA in Playa Del Rey, Los Angeles on Oct. 21, 2015. (Lucy Nicholson/Reuters)MOREHIDE

YouTube has temporarily suspended Sky News Australia from posting on its video platform, issuing a first strike to the popular conservative news channel over “COVID-19 misinformation,” according to a statement.

The tech giant said its decision to issue a strike was based on local and global health authority guidance, which Sky News Australia challenged as being constantly “subject to change” alongside updates to guidance from the various authorities.

Sky News Australia said the suspension was over “old videos” posted on its channel.

The strike means that Sky News Australia is suspended for a week from uploading content to its 1.85 million subscribers on its YouTube account.

“Specifically, we don’t allow content that denies the existence of COVID-19 or that encourages people to use hydroxychloroquine or ivermectin to treat or prevent the virus,” YouTube said in an early version of its statement that was sent to local media. “We do allow for videos that have sufficient countervailing context, which the violative videos did not provide.”

Sky News Australia said it “expressly rejects that any host has ever denied the existence of COVID-19 as was implied, and no such videos were ever published or removed.”

It added that the network acknowledges YouTube’s right to enforce its own policies and “looks forward to continuing to publish its popular news and analysis content back to its audience.”

“We support broad discussion and debate on a wide range of topics and perspectives which is vital to any democracy,” a spokesperson for the network added. “We take our commitment to meeting editorial and community expectations seriously.”

Local media reported that the strike began on July 29.

According to YouTube’s policies, three strikes within a 90-day period will see a channel banned permanently from the platform.

One of Sky News’ reporters has consistently been the first to cover controversial updates on global efforts to track down the origins of COVID-19, some of which were initially dismissed as “conspiracy theories” by other outlets but have since gained wider recognition as possible explanations.

Sky News Australia investigative reporter Sharri Markson was among the first to report on existing footage of bat research from inside the Wuhan Institute of Virology, dating back to May 2017, while members of the World Health Organization’s investigative team continued to deny that live bats had ever been housed at the facility.

Olympian Fears Jail After ‘Negligence’ Comment About Belarusian Staff: ‘Not Safe For Me’

Eric Quintanar

A 24-year-old female athlete from the European country of Belarus will reportedly seek asylum in another country after the Belarusian Olympic Committee staff allegedly retaliated against her for speaking negatively of them and then tried to take her back home against her will.

The athlete, sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya, says she was removed from the olympic team after speaking “about the negligence of our coaches” in an Instagram post, according to Reuters, which spoke to her at the airport in Tokyo. “Some of our girls did not fly here to compete in the 4×400 m relay because they didn’t have enough doping tests,” she said.

“And the coach added me to the relay without my knowledge. I spoke about this publicly. The head coach came over to me and said there had been an order from above to remove me,” she said.

Alexander Lukashenko, the president of Belarus, is known as Europe’s last dictator, and his country recently made headlines for arresting a journalist critical of his regime while the journalist was flying over Belarusian airspace. In December, the International Olympic Committee banned him from attending the Olympics on behalf of his country.

After Tsimanouskaya criticized her country’s Olympics officials, the Belarusian Olympic Committee claimed that the athlete was withdrawing from participation because of her “emotional and psychological state.” They then took her to the Tokyo airport.

But she claims that the Belarusian Olympic Committee is lying about the reason she left, according to The Washington Post, and after she arrived at the Tokyo airport, she told Japanese authorities that she did not, in fact, want to return to Belarus.

“I am under pressure and they are trying to take me out of the country without my consent. I ask the International Olympic Committee to interfere,” she said in a video posted by Belarusian Sports Solidarity Foundation, a non-governmental organization.

“I am afraid that in Belarus they might put me in jail. I am not afraid that I will be fired or kicked out of the national command,” she told Belarusian media outlet Tribuna. “I am worried about my safety. And I think that at the moment it is not safe for me in Belarus.”

Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, the exiled Belarusian opposition leader, came out in support of her: “She’s afraid to come back to Minsk. No athlete should be forced this way.”

Belarusian athlete Krystsina Tsymanouskaya was forced by the regime to leave the @Olympics in Tokyo & fly to Belarus after criticizing Belarus’ management of the national team during the games. She’s afraid to come back to Minsk. No athlete should be forced this way.

— Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya (@Tsihanouskaya) August 1, 2021

German-language newspaper Deutsche Welle, citing an anonymous source, reports that Tsimanouskaya plans to seek asylum with Germany or Austria on Monday. The International Olympic Committee has said they will stay up-to-date with developments.

The IOC and Tokyo 2020 will continue their conversations with Krystsina Tsymanouskaya and the authorities to determine the next steps in the upcoming days. /2

— IOC MEDIA (@iocmedia) August 1, 2021

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“Parents Defy “No National Anthem” at Softball Game

BREAKING: Biden Indicates He Wants To Ban The Sale Of Handguns

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President Joe Biden said during a CNN town hall on Wednesday night that he is pushing to eliminate the sales of handguns.

“I’m the only guy that ever got — passed legislation when I was a senator to make sure we eliminated assault weapons,” Biden said. “The idea you need a weapon that can have the ability to fire 20, 30, 40, 50, 120 shots from that weapon, whether it’s a, whether it’s a 9mm pistol or whether it’s a rifle, is ridiculous.”

“I’m continuing to push to eliminate the sale of those things, but I’m not likely to get that done in the near term,” Biden added.


They’re not hiding their intentions. Joe Biden says he wants to ban handguns — not merely AR-15s like their previous dishonest talking points suggested. Watch Biden stumble through this town hall answer.

— (((Jason Rantz))) on KTTH Radio (@jasonrantz) July 22, 2021

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Taking on big tech and the teachers union

“North Korean defector has bold challenge for Democrats bashing America”

Stand Strong…

Well it’s about time somebody stood up to big tech!

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After Pastor Faces Jail For Disobeying Virginia Order – His Church Sues The Governor, Then Barr’s DOJ Sides With Them – Washington News

Mary Deanna Janee

Remember when Attorney General William Barr said he would protect our Constitutional rights?

Last week, he said his Department of Justice would be on the lookout for overly strict lockdown measures.

Well, it didn’t take long for Barr’s team to spot one glaring example — they found it in the state of Virginia.

A pastor dared to hold a church service for 16 people on Palm Sunday. And as a result, he was facing a steep fine and possibly even jail time.

However, it seemed like a ridiculous arrest: the church could hold 293 people, and only 16 – properly spaced out – were in attendance.

And the DOJ agrees that it WAS ridiculous.

They’re stepping in to help the church in their battle against Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (via Fox News):

The Justice Department is siding with a Virginia church suing Gov. Ralph Northam after police threatened a pastor with jail time or a $2,500 fine for violating the state’s coronavirus lockdown restrictions by holding a 16-person church service on Palm Sunday.


When police served a summons to Lighthouse Fellowship Church pastor Kevin Wilson, that was a step too far in the eyes of many.

The church quickly leveled a lawsuit against Northam and the state of Virginia. And rightfully so, I say.

Mat Staver, chairman and founder of Liberty Counsel, who is representing the pastor, added:

As important as it is that we stay safe during these challenging times, it is also important for states to remember that we do not abandon all of our freedoms in times of emergency.

Unlawful discrimination against people who exercise their right to religion violates the First Amendment, whether we are in a pandemic or not.

That’s exactly right.

And the good news is, our Department of  Justice is lending their significant influence and power to this battle.

So it looks like DO have allies in Washington, and Barr is true to his word!

They may find many other examples of draconian lockdown orders in the country. Maybe they should take a gander at Michigan, for instance…

But no matter what happens, it’s nice to know that Pastor Wilson and the faithful Virginia residents have a strong ally!

SHARE if you think some lockdown orders have become WAY too strict!

Source: Fox News

Petition to Register “Radical Predators” in a Public Database!

Hesitant Heroes started this petition to Representative Barbara Lee and 17 others 3-4 minutes

This petition aims to help pass a bill that would create a public registry for people who have been found guilty of committing a felony racial hate crime, similar to what already exists for those convicted of sex crimes.

First and foremost, we would like to convey our deepest condolences to the families of all those who have lost their lives due to the unjust, systematically biased America in which we find ourselves; in which we have always found ourselves. George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Rayshard Brooks, Eric Garner, Sandra Bland, Laquan McDonald, Tamir Rice, Alton Sterling, Freddie Gray, Rekia Boyd, Walter Scott and so many others. As we have witnessed the irreparable harm that has already been done, we continue to see African Americans subjected to these injustices daily. And we continue to see the perpetrators of these injustices not be held accountable. This must change.

Recently, there has been a plethora of videos to surface that shows racist people flaunting, abusing and misusing 911 as their own personal tool to fulfill their racist intentions. This crime is not only racist, it is reckless, abhorrent and could lead to death. Since the murder of Emmett Till, it has been a constant plague in our society.

Lawmakers in the city of New York have recently passed legislation that will make false race-based 911 reports a hate crime, according to Andrew Cuomo’s “Say Their Name” Reform Agenda. We vehemently support this bill, but want to push it further. We demand that those convicted be entered into a public database as Racial Predators. Eventually we hope to include all hate crimes (including, but not limited to, hate crimes based on sexual orientation/identification, creed or sex.) There is no legal accountability that is sufficient enough for the magnitude of this crime; nothing that would deter the misuse of our justice system or the continuation of these false accusations.

This petition calls to not only hold civilians accountable for race-based actions, but also for the accountability of Law Enforcement. In a Guardian article, Paul Butler states: “Cops routinely hurt and humiliate black people because that is what they are paid to do. Virtually every objective investigation of a US law enforcement agency finds that the police, as policy, treat African Americans with contempt.” These officers will search for every reason that might lead to an arrest and abusers have used this to their advantage.

The transparency of police officer’s prior disciplinary records, as well as the elimination of “Qualified Immunity” are essential in this venture. Truly reforming our broken system requires getting to the foundation of how it works. A farmer knows that nothing will grow an overgrown field by merely sprinkling seeds on top of the weeds. They need to clear the field and till the soil in order for things to grow. Let’s do what we need to do to plant the seeds that will feed and sustain our society.

We are demanding through this petition that anyone, including police officers who are convicted in this crime or any other racist hate crimes, MUST be registered as a racial predator in a public database so that we all know who they are.

Enough is enough.

Terrance Williams thoughts on “Black National Anthem?”

Why he couldn’t stay silent!

Roosevelt Statue to Be Removed From Museum of Natural History

By Robin Pogrebin 8-10 minutes

The equestrian memorial to Theodore Roosevelt has long prompted objections as a symbol of colonialism and racism.

The statue of Theodore Roosevelt outside the Museum of Natural History, under police watch, will be coming down. It has drawn many protests in recent years.
The statue of Theodore Roosevelt outside the Museum of Natural History, under police watch, will be coming down. It has drawn many protests in recent years.Credit…Caitlin Ochs for The New York Times
  • June 21, 2020Updated 7:28 p.m. ET

The bronze statue of Theodore Roosevelt, on horseback and flanked by a Native American man and an African man, which has presided over the entrance to the American Museum of Natural History in New York since 1940, is coming down.

The decision, proposed by the museum and agreed to by New York City, which owns the building and property, came after years of objections from activists and at a time when the killing of George Floyd has initiated an urgent nationwide conversation about racism.

For many, the “Equestrian” statue at the museum’s Central Park West entrance had come to symbolize a painful legacy of colonial expansion and racial discrimination.

“Over the last few weeks, our museum community has been profoundly moved by the ever-widening movement for racial justice that has emerged after the killing of George Floyd,” the museum’s president, Ellen V. Futter, said in an interview. “We have watched as the attention of the world and the country has increasingly turned to statues as powerful and hurtful symbols of systemic racism.

“Simply put,” she added, “the time has come to move it.”

The museum took action amid a heated national debate over the appropriateness of statues or monuments that first focused on Confederate symbols like Robert E. Lee and has now moved on to a wider arc of figures, from Christopher Columbus to Thomas Jefferson.

Last week alone, a crowd set fire to a statue of George Washington in Portland, Ore., before pulling it to the ground. Gunfire broke out during a protest in Albuquerque to demand the removal of a statue of Juan de Oñate, the despotic conquistador of New Mexico. And New York City Council members demanded that a statue of Thomas Jefferson be removed from City Hall.

In many of those cases, the calls for removal were made by protesters who say the images are too offensive to stand as monuments to American history. The decision about the Roosevelt statue is different, made by a museum that, like others, had previously defended — and preserved — such portraits as relics of their time and that however objectionable, could perhaps serve to educate. It was then seconded by the city, which had the final say.

“The American Museum of Natural History has asked to remove the Theodore Roosevelt statue because it explicitly depicts Black and Indigenous people as subjugated and racially inferior,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said in a statement. “The City supports the Museum’s request. It is the right decision and the right time to remove this problematic statue.”

When the monument will be taken down, where it will go and what, if anything, will replace it, remain undetermined, officials said.

A Roosevelt family member, who is a trustee of the museum, released a statement approving of the removal.

“The world does not need statues, relics of another age, that reflect neither the values of the person they intend to honor nor the values of equality and justice,” said Theodore Roosevelt IV, a great-grandson of the 26th president and a member of the museum’s board of trustees. “The composition of the Equestrian Statue does not reflect Theodore Roosevelt’s legacy. It is time to move the statue and move forward.”

“The world does not need statues, relics of another age, that reflect neither the values of the person they intend to honor nor the values of equality and justice,” said Theodore Roosevelt IV, a great-grandson of the 26th president, said in a statement approving the removal.
“The world does not need statues, relics of another age, that reflect neither the values of the person they intend to honor nor the values of equality and justice,” said Theodore Roosevelt IV, a great-grandson of the 26th president, said in a statement approving the removal.Credit…Caitlin Ochs for The New York Times

To be sure, the Roosevelt family did get something in return; the museum is naming its Hall of Biodiversity for Roosevelt “in recognition of his conservation legacy,” Ms. Futter said.

Ms. Futter also made a point of saying that the museum was only taking issue with the statue itself, not with Roosevelt overall, with whom the institution has a long history.

His father was a founding member of the institution; its charter was signed in his home. Roosevelt’s childhood excavations were among the museum’s first artifacts. The museum was chosen by New York’s state legislature for Roosevelt’s memorial in 1920.

The museum already has several spaces named after Roosevelt, including Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Hall, the Theodore Roosevelt Rotunda and Theodore Roosevelt Park outside.

“It’s very important to note that our request is based on the statue, that is the hierarchical composition that’s depicted in it,” Ms. Futter said. “It is not about Theodore Roosevelt who served as Governor of New York before becoming the 26th president of the United States and was a pioneering conservationist.”

Critics, though, have pointed to President Roosevelt’s opinions about racial hierarchy and eugenics and his pivotal role in the Spanish-American War.

The statue — created by James Earle Fraser — was one of four memorials in New York that a city commission reconsidered in 2017, ultimately deciding after a split decision to leave the statue in place and to add context.

The museum tried to add that context with an exhibition last year, “Addressing the Statue,” which explored its design and installation, the inclusion of the figures walking beside Roosevelt and Roosevelt’s racism. The museum also examined its own potential complicity, in particular its exhibitions on eugenics in the early 20th century.

The exhibition was partly a response to the defacing of the statue by protesters, who in 2017 splashed red liquid representing blood over the statue’s base. The protesters, who identified themselves as members of the Monument Removal Brigade, later published a statement on the internet calling for its removal as an emblem of “patriarchy, white supremacy and settler-colonialism.”

“Now the statue is bleeding,” the statement said. “We did not make it bleed. It is bloody at its very foundation.”

The group also said the museum should “rethink its cultural halls regarding the colonial mentality behind them.”

At the time, the museum said complaints should be channeled through Mayor de Blasio’s commission to review city monuments and that the museum was planning to update its exhibits. The institution has since undertaken a renovation of its North West Coast Hall in consultation with native nations from the North West Coast of Canada and Alaska.

In January, the museum also moved the Northwest Coast Great Canoe from its 77th Street entrance into that hall, to better contextualize it. The museum’s Old New York diorama, which includes a stereotypical depiction of Lenape leaders, now has captions explaining why the display is offensive.

Mayor de Blasio has made a point of rethinking public monuments to honor more women and people of color — an undertaking led largely by his wife, Chirlane McCray, and the She Built NYC commission. But these efforts have also been controversial, given complaints about the transparency of the process and the public figures who have been excluded, namely Mother Cabrini, a patron saint of immigrants who had drawn the most nominations in a survey of New Yorkers.

On Friday, the Mayor announced that Ms. McCray would lead a Racial Justice and Reconciliation Commission whose brief would include reviewing the city’s potentially racist monuments.

Though the debates over many of these statues have been marked by rancor, the Natural History Museum seems unconflicted about removing the Roosevelt monument that has greeted its visitors for so long.

“We believe that moving the statue can be a symbol of progress in our commitment to build and sustain an inclusive and equitable society,” Ms. Futter said. “Our view has been evolving. This moment crystallized our thinking and galvanized us to action.”

‘THEY AIN’T NOTHING BUT DEVILS’: Muhammad Ali’s son says father would have HATED ‘racist’ BLM movement | RT – Daily news

Muhammad Ali was a wonderful man and father!

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‘THEY AIN’T NOTHING BUT DEVILS’: Muhammad Ali's son says father would have HATED ‘racist’ BLM movement

Muhammad Ali’s only biological son says his father would have despised the “racist” Black Lives Matter movement and endorsed all races, never singling “anyone out.”

‘‘My father would have said, ‘They ain’t nothing but devils.’ My father said, ‘all lives matter,’” Muhammad Ali Jr. told the New York Post.  

The 47-year-old son of the legendary boxer, who is often noted as a cultural trailblazer for black Americans, did not stop at connecting his father to the “all lives matter” position. He also said Ali would have supported President Donald Trump — the late athlete endorsed both Democrat Jimmy Carter and Republican Ronald Reagan when they were running for the presidency.

Ali Jr. himself blasted the Black Lives Matter movement as “racist.”

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