Three members of Antifa were arrested Wednesday night after they tangled with Chicago police outside of a courthouse on the city’s northwest side.
The “protesters” were clad all in black with black bandanas covering their faces. They claimed to be there to demonstrate against a man facing arraignment inside the courtroom, who they said had ties to “white supremacist” and “right wing” groups.
But what started out as a run-of-the-mill leftist rally featuring the same, old, tired, scripted chants (“Racist, sexist, anti-gay, Neo-Nazis go away!”), ended in a melee after Chicago police showed up to try to contain the demonstration. Protesters had wandered away from public property and blocked an intersection, making notoriously terrible Chicago traffic even worse for innocent bystanders, and causing havoc for local residents.
When law enforcement showed up, they found themselves in a tussle with the “anti-fascist” protesters, who used epithets like “pig” to entice Chicago police into a brawl. After police easily subdued their leftist attackers, three were led away in handcuffs.
Pennsylvania school officials said Friday that a high school teacher has been charged with eight felonies including institutional sexual assault that included a student.
Melissa Bonkoski, 38, an earth science teacher at Owen J. Roberts High School in Pottstown was charged with eight felonies on Thursday. The charges include “three counts of institutional sexual assault, three counts of unlawful contact with a minor; one count of corruption of minors and one count of criminal use of a communication facility,” according to the Daily Local.
Bonkoski allegedly became “obsessed” with a 16-year-old student and used a “burner phone,” or a prepaid phone, to talk to him.
“Whatever you do, please don’t shut me out,” Bonkoski texted the student in March, according to the Daily Local. “I’m begging you.”
Bonkoski told a Pennsylvania State Trooper that she “thought she was being smart” to use a burner phone so officials could not trace it back to her.
Bonkoski is slated to appear for a preliminary hearing Thursday. Bonkoski posted $80,000 bond herself. The charges date back to Dec. 1, 2015, according to court records.
Bonkoski allegedly allowed the teenage student to kiss her and touch her breasts, according to a criminal complaint. The complaint that was received by county Detective Christine Beiler said the teenager was receiving “harassing text messages” from the teacher.
“He was worried that he wouldn’t get rides home anymore if he stopped kissing [Bonkoski],” according to the complaint. The student said that he had slept over at Bonkoski’s house and the two spoke about oral sex. He claimed he tried to cut off contact with the teacher but she continued to call him.
SAN FRANCISCO, California, August 16, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — A licensed psychologist, university professor and director of mental health for children says a two-year-old can discern if he or she is transgender.
Diane Ehrensaft of the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) advocates for “gender fluidity.” In an interview with the Associated Press, Ehrensaft proclaimed, “We expect a two-year-old to know ‘I am boy.’ ‘I am girl.’ So why can’t that also apply to transgender children?”
Ehrensaft, the co-founder and director of mental health at UCSF’s Child and Adolescent Gender Center, teaches that parents should be comfortable supporting their child in a “gender variant journey.” She advocates “throw(ing) out the idea that gender nonconformity is a disorder” and encourages parents to enable their children to “transition” to the opposite sex.