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Merrick Garland Isn’t ‘Criminalizing Parenting’—He’s Protecting Schoolkids

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The latest eruption in the overheated culture war over how public schools are run began with a cry for help from a national association tasked with looking out for school board members.

And it ended with hyperventilating right-wingers crying about how Attorney General Merrick Garland and the Justice Department are supposedly targeting concerned citizens and “criminalizing parenting.”

In a memo released this week, Garland instructed the FBI and U.S. Attorneys to meet in the next 30 days with federal, state and local enforcement agencies to discuss strategies to combat what the DOJ described in a press release as an “increase in harassment, intimidation and threats of violence against school board members, teachers and workers in our nation’s public schools.”

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