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Gay Teen Suspended After Wanting To Bring A Date To Dance: School Asking Students To Not Discuss It

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Administrators at a Catholic high school are asking students to not discuss the suspension of a gay teen with the media or in social media, he says.

Lance Sanderson, a student at Christian Brothers High School in Memphis, asked administrators if he could bring a date to the Homecoming dance. A same-sex date.

Lance says he’s been out since he was a freshman, and administrators previously had “offered support and encouragement” when he discussed bringing a same-sex date to the dance.

But another member of the administration had what Lance calls “a very different response.”

“He mentioned a couple in Texas and said I was a lot like this one person, and said that the guy’s boyfriend murdered him. It was a little rough.”

Lance started a Change.org petition, and has been making headlines for over a week. And he decided to not attend this past Saturday night’s dance, after being refused the right to bring a date of his choice.

But on Monday, he was suspended.

“When I arrived at the office I was told that the administration ‘had 890 other students to worry about’ and could not deal with me. I was told to go home for the week. I said goodbye to a few teachers and students, then drove home.”

On Monday, NCRM spoke with Lance via email. We asked him how his fellow classmates have been about him wanting to bring a male date to the dance, and if they’re being supportive now that he’s been suspended.

“A lot of students have reached out to me expressing support privately,” Lance tells us. “A few were supportive in the public, but the school asked everyone to stay out of the media and social media.”

“Some of the more publicly supportive students were also brought down a bit by some less supportive ones,” Lance adds.

He says his “parents are supportive and want to see positive change, but they’re afraid of what will happen next.”

Lance tells us he doesn’t think the administrators who suspended him “have a good reason” for sending him home for the week.

Monday morning, when he showed up for school at 6:30 AM, he says, “I didn’t approach them,”or “ask for anything. I was just doing work and talking to a teacher when they asked me to come to the office and leave.”

 

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COVERUP?

Former Federal Prosecutor Demands Congressional Investigation After Latest Report on FBI and Brett Kavanaugh

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Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh had another allegation of sexual misconduct revealed on Saturday in a bombshell report in The New York Times.

“A classmate, Max Stier, saw Mr. Kavanaugh with his pants down at a different drunken dorm party, where friends pushed his penis into the hand of a female student. Mr. Stier, who runs a nonprofit organization in Washington, notified senators and the F.B.I. about this account, but the F.B.I. did not investigate and Mr. Stier has declined to discuss it publicly,” the newspaper reported.

Deborah “Ramirez’s legal team gave the F.B.I. a list of at least 25 individuals who may have had corroborating evidence. But the bureau — in its supplemental background investigation — interviewed none of them, though we learned many of these potential witnesses tried in vain to reach the F.B.I. on their own,” The Times reported.

Related: There Was Another Sexual Misconduct Accusation About Brett Kavanaugh – The FBI Refused to Investigate

“Two F.B.I. agents interviewed Ms. Ramirez, telling her that they found her “credible.” But the Republican-controlled Senate had imposed strict limits on the investigation,” the newspaper added.

That caused former United States Attorney Joyce Vance to call for a congressional investigation.

“There must be a full Congressional investigation to determine whether someone, and if so who, gave orders that kept the FBI from investigating credible allegations and speaking to witnesses who reached out to them,” the former prosecutor tweeted. “We were told this was a full investigation.”

Related: Democratic Rush to Donate to Collins Opponent Crashes Servers After Announcement She’s Voting for Kavanaugh

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There Was Another Sexual Misconduct Accusation About Brett Kavanaugh – The FBI Refused to Investigate

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NYT Reveals FBI Also Refused to Interview 25 Potential Witnesses in Previously Reported Allegation of Sexual Assault

The New York Times published a bombshell story Saturday night, reporting that a man had contacted the FBI during the Supreme Court confirmation hearings of Brett Kavanaugh. He alleged, according to the Times, that Kavanaugh was at a drunken dorm party with his pants pulled down, and “friends pushed [Kavanaugh’s] penis into the hand of a female student.

The witness “notified senators and the F.B.I. about this account, but the F.B.I. did not investigate.”

The Times also took a deep dive into the public allegations made by Deborah Ramirez during the Kavanaugh hearings.

“She and some classmates had been drinking heavily when, she says, a freshman named Brett Kavanaugh pulled down his pants and thrust his penis at her, prompting her to swat it away and inadvertently touch it,” which had been previously reported.

“During his Senate testimony, Mr. Kavanaugh said that if the incident Ms. Ramirez described had occurred, it would have been ‘the talk of campus.’ Our reporting suggests that it was,” the Times reveals.

“At least seven people, including Ms. Ramirez’s mother, heard about the Yale incident long before Mr. Kavanaugh was a federal judge. Two of those people were classmates who learned of it just days after the party occurred, suggesting that it was discussed among students at the time.”

The Times reports the FBI did not investigate, despite the Kavanaugh hearings having been put on hold, supposedly to investigate allegations of sexual misconduct, including alleged sexual violence.

“Ms. Ramirez’s legal team gave the F.B.I. a list of at least 25 individuals who may have had corroborating evidence. But the bureau — in its supplemental background investigation — interviewed none of them, though we learned many of these potential witnesses tried in vain to reach the F.B.I. on their own,” the Times continues.

Two F.B.I. agents interviewed Ms. Ramirez, telling her that they found her “credible.” But the Republican-controlled Senate had imposed strict limits on the investigation. “‘We have to wait to get authorization to do anything else,’” Bill Pittard, one of Ms. Ramirez’s lawyers, recalled the agents saying. “It was almost a little apologetic.”

The Times chose to hide this reporting in its opinion pages as “news analysis.”

This bombshell reporting comes on the heels of another bombshell: Attorney General Bill Barr is giving a prestigious Dept. of Justice award, generally reserved for agents whose investigations uncover, say, attempted terrorism. This year the recipients will be those FBI agents who, as the Times reported separately, worked “to support the nomination” of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

Kavanaugh was confirmed by a 50-48 vote in the Senate.

This is a breaking news and developing story. Details may change. This story will be updated, and NCRM will likely publish follow-up stories on this news. Stay tuned and refresh for updates.

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Internet Buries ‘Repugnant Racist’ Trump Over Ugly Joy Reid Smears: ‘Another Attack on an African-American Woman’

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Donald Trump’s Twitter attack on MSNBC host Joy Reid set off a round of criticism of the president, with some noting that the president has once again attacked a woman of color.

On Saturday morning the president smeared the “AM Joy” host and professed to know nothing about her, yet his tweet seemed to show that he is very aware of her work covering him to say nothing of her book about him.

The president wrote, “Who the hell is Joy-Ann Reid? Never met her, she knows ZERO about me, has NO talent, and truly doesn’t have the “it” factor needed for success in showbiz. Had a bad reputation, and now works for the Comcast/NBC losers making up phony stories about me. Low Ratings. Fake News!”

You can see Trump’s tweet and the responses to him below:

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