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ACLU files complaint with DOJ, Department of Ed. over treatment of LGBTQ students at Central Bucks schools - fox29.com - Usa - Britain - state Pennsylvania - county Bucks - county Liberty
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ACLU files complaint with DOJ, Department of Ed. over treatment of LGBTQ students at Central Bucks schools
BUCKS COUNTY, Pa - The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has filed a complaint with several federal agencies against the Central Bucks School District for the treatment of LGBTQ students. According to the ACLU, a complaint was filed with the Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division and the Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights Thursday. The organization says the complaint was filed on behalf of seven students in the school district who allege "a widespread culture of discrimination against LGBQ&T students, particularly transgender and nonbinary students." According to the ACLU, the complaint is based on a five-month investigation that included interviews with dozens of current and former student and staff members, families and community stakeholders. "The picture that emerged is of a toxic educational environment for LGBQ&T students that has been exacerbated by homophobic and transphobic actions and policies taken recently by the school board and upper-level administrators," the ACLU said. The complaint comes weeks after the school district faced backlash over a policy outlining names and how students can be identified in class. Controversy in a Bucks County school district and it all comes down to the first name that teachers can call students in class.
Robert Moses - New York smoke forces ground stop, delay at LaGuardia and Newark airports - fox29.com - New York - Usa - state New Jersey - county Queens - county Liberty - city Newark, county Liberty
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New York smoke forces ground stop, delay at LaGuardia and Newark airports
NEW YORK CITY - The Federal Aviation Administration has issued a ground stop at LaGuardia Airport in Queens and a ground delay at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey.Winds have blown smoke from unchecked Canadian wildfires into the region, which led the DEC to issue an Air Quality Health Advisory for all five boroughs.FOX 5 NY's Antwan Lewis has the storyCanada is dealing with a series of intense wildfires that have spread from the western provinces to Quebec, with hundreds of forest fires burning. The smoke has traveled into the United States, resulting in a number of air quality alerts issued since May.Wildfire smoke is a complex mixture of gases, particles, and water vapor that contains multiple pollutants that can get into the lungs and bloodstream. There is no evidence of a safe level of exposure to some of the pollutants, meaning that smoke can impact your health even at very low levels. Inhaling smoke from wildfires can cause headaches, sore and watery eyes, nose, throat, and sinus irritation, chest pains, heart palpitations and more. Exposure to elevated fine particle pollution levels can affect the lungs and heart.The air quality alerts caution "sensitive groups," a big category that includes children, older adults, and people with lung diseases, such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.FOX 5 NY's Robert Moses has the story.Kids, who often are encouraged to go out and play, "are more susceptible to smoke for a number of reasons," said Laura Kate Bender, the lung association's National Assistant Vice President, healthy air.
Tony Allen - 'Implicit bias': DSU filing civil rights complaint after lacrosse team searched for drugs in Georgia - fox29.com - state Delaware - Georgia - county Liberty
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'Implicit bias': DSU filing civil rights complaint after lacrosse team searched for drugs in Georgia
DOVER, Del. - A traffic stop turned drug search has taken yet another turn amid accusations of racial profiling.Delaware State University, a historically black college, will file a formal civil rights complaint against the Liberty County Sheriff's Department after the lacrosse team was stopped in Georgia, according to Tony Allen, the university's president.Allen says the deputies performed a "constitutionally dubious stop and search" of the lacrosse team and their bus as they drove home on April 20.The team was pulled over in Liberty County for an alleged minor traffic violation. Deputies then boarded the bus to announces they would be conducting a search."If there is something in there that is questionable, please tell me now because if we find it, guess what? We’re not going to be able to help you," one deputy said.Allen claims the stop and search was a violation of rights for every passenger on the bus, as well as the driver."Our first and most immediate concern was our students and coaches mental and physical well-being," he said.Allen says he has been in contact with Liberty County's sheriff, whose recent comments have raised several questions.Recently released body camera footage shows the deputies and drug-sniffing dogs searching the team's luggage and personal belongings.
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