The DOJ, Domestic Terrorism, and School Boards

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Widespread concern over continued covid-19 related measures and the implementation of critical race theory in public school curricula has prompted many people to speak out at school board meetings in recent months.  On September 29, 2021, the National School Boards Association submitted a letter to President Joe Biden requesting federal assistance in responding to alleged “acts of violence affecting interstate commerce because of threats to their [NSBA's] districts, families, and personal safety” which in the NSBA’s opinion “could be the equivalent to a form of domestic terrorism and hate speech.”  Last week, President Biden’s Attorney General Merrick Garland issued a memorandum directing the Department of Justice to investigate and partner with local law enforcement to address a “disturbing spike in harassment, intimidation, and threats of violence.” 

Hon. Michael B. Mukasey, Former United States Attorney General, joins us to discuss the latest developments.  


Hon. Michael B. Mukasey, Former United States Attorney General


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